More official details are expected to be released in the coming months, but it has been confirmed that drone giants Sunn O))) and Norway’s own Ulver will release a collaborative album next year. The album will be entitled Terrestrials and will see a release through Southern Lord sometime in February 2014. More info to come. Do not act like you are not excited.
Sacramento’s own Death Grips have a history of surprising just about anyone that follows their exploits. 2013 proved to be no different due to various show cancellations and other controversies, but the band seems to be finishing the year out by dropping a new record for free on the internet with absolutely no warning whatsoever.
Philadelphia’s crafters of experimental metal madness, Cleric, are hard at work on their new full length record and follow up to 2010′s Regressions. No official details have been unleashed just yet but Decibel is exclusively streaming a demo version of a new track entitled “Resumption”. The track is an eccentric, nearly twelve minute pile of destruction that shape-shifts constantly. Head over to Decibel to have your mind blown. Also, check out their forthcoming touring schedule and Regressions after the break.
Kayo Dot’s new U.S. tour in support of their new wonderfully bizarre opus, Hubardo, begins this Friday November 8th in Baltimore. If you didn’t get a chance to pre-order the new record, the band will have copies available at these upcoming shows. Be sure to go to one of the following shows to have your mind blown.
There are few people in the hardcore community who have done as much as Justin Pearson and done it their way. From all the bands he’s been involved with over the course of his 20+ year “career” to his label Three One G, Mr.Pearson has not only maintained relevancy in the minds of punks worldwide but he’s done it on his own terms. Plus he’s a swell guy, as evidenced by agreeing to be interviewed by a nobody like me. Read on after the break.
Throughout their ten year existence, the experimental musical outfit Kayo Dot have become a paradigm of virtuosic musicianship and boundary-pushing composition and performance. The band has constantly reinvented themselves on each of their releases and never seem to run out of ridiculously complex and eccentric ideas. With ten years and six albums under their belt, Kayo Dot have yet to deplete their supply of creative juices. Hubardo is the band’s massive seventh full length record that runs around an hour and a half in length, with equally massive song lengths ranging anywhere from five minutes to fourteen. The songs that make up Hubardo aggregate elements of the band’s past work as well as their previous incarnation Maudlin of the Well. Those unaccustomed to the avant-garde weirdness of Kayo Dot will not know what to do when their mind begins to leak out of their ears.
Experimental powerviolence band Bucket Full of Teeth have put their entire output; EPs I, II, III, and LP IV, up for free/name your price download on their bandcamp. So now instead of scouring the internet for crap quality rips of their utterly revolutionary take on the powerviolence genre you can conveniently download high quality versions of all 4 of their releases in one place and since the band if offering it them free you can do so guilt-free.
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Children of God
We Set Fire To The Sky
I’m going to be blunt with you.This review will be entirely biased.I was very familiar with Children of God before taking on the job of reviewing their new self released LP,We Set Fire To The Sky.They played my festival this past Labor Day weekend.And to be honest I find it very hard to divest myself of my own personal feelings when I chose the task of attempting to put down in words my thoughts on their record.So instead of trying to fool myself,and you,I’ll be blunt;I love this band more than any other hardcore band currently active ,the world over.Now on with the review.
Kayo Dot will release their new opus, Hubardo, through their Bandcamp page on September 1st with pre-orders still being offered at this location. CVLT Nation have premiered a new track from the upcoming album entitled “Passing the River”; a ten minute journey through echoing, melancholic passages, grimy dissonant doom, and flurries of genre-bending instrumentation. You can stream this enthralling number at CVLT Nation or below if you prefer.
Japanese spastic experimental grind outfit Melt Banana are poised to hit North America for a month long tour excursion starting mid-October and ending mid-November in support of their first LP in six years, Fetch, due out October 1st via A-Zap Records. Peep the full tour details below and pre-order Fetch as vinyl or CD here. Continue reading »
Vancouver, BC experimental blackened death metal hounds Mitochondrion are currently streaming a mind-melting new track entitled “Insummation” off of their long-awaited EP, Antinumerology. Tight, discordant, and ripe with the group’s vitriolic militancy, “Insummation” is a well awaited slice of fine death metal and in my opinion, strikes the perfect balance between the group’s war metal-esque assault and eerie atmospherics. While the track itself has been a part of the group’s live repertoire for awhile and should be no stranger to followers of the group, the two-year gap between 2011′s Parasignosis draws blood with two additional new tracks to round out three on this latest EP( “137″ and “Antinumerology”), available for pre-order now as limited black or white vinyl via Dark Descent Records. Stream “Insummation” below, pre-order Antinumerology here and check out it’s awesome artwork above, done by Richard Friend (Loss, Father Befouled).
Another new Gorguts track from the highly anticipated new album, Colored Sands (September 3rd), has premiered online through Lambgoat. ”Le Toid Du Monde” (The Top of the World) is the album’s opening track and doesn’t waste any time shredding all sense of reality with its tumultuous riffing. You can stream the new satanic siren song after the jump.
The new EP from Flordian technical mind-rapers Orbweaver (ex-Gigan), Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon, is now available for streaming in full over at the band’s Bandcamp. These five complex jams can be purchased digitally and on CD through the Bandcamp page and a limited cassette tape version can be purchased through Primitive Violence. Keep reading to stream the new EP, peep the group’s upcoming Florida dates and view their video of “Tragic Orbit: A Doomed Cosmic Star Ship” courtesy of Audio Junkie’s Little Ear Bleed.