I fell in love with Dephosphorus a while back and have yet to let this band go. I absolutely love all of their music and their drive and integrity make them infinitely interesting. Haapoja are a band that I am not really familiar with, but plan to become that way. Dephosphorus‘s style is a crushing crusty black metal while Haapoja are more straight forward blackened madness. The bands will unleash a split LP and you can hear a track from each below. OH MY GOD. Continue reading
As you should know, the Roadburn Festival is coming up pretty soon and two amazing bands have announce a string of dates around the Fest. The bands are KEN mode and Cortez, and while the bands are quite different, these shows are sure to be fucking incredible. Check out the dates after the jump to see where you can hit up your stop. Lucky Euro bastards. Continue reading
I’ve been championing the new double album from the djentlemen in Periphery because I truly dig the new music. This band has grown a lot in a short period of time and I think Juggernaut is the best work of their career. The band released both albums yesterday and also released a pretty rad music video for their track “Alpha.” The video features the band playing with virtual reality. It’s pretty cool. Check it out. Continue reading
South Carolinian hardcore outfit Discourse have premiered their debut full length record, Sanity Decays, over at Revolver. The 10-track, metallic hardcore opus is officially out now via Closed Casket Activities and can be purchased at this location. If you need something aggressive and catchy to pick you up this morning, Discourse will do the job perfectly. Stream the album after the break.
Minsk have announced the release of their long-awaited fourth studio album and follow up to 2009’s With Echoes In The Movement of Stone. Titled The Crash & The Draw, the recorded by the band alongside Sanford Parker (who also mixed the record), mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, etc) with additional vocal tracking by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) and further tracking, editing and mixing by Kevin Rendleman and Aaron Austin. The album will be released through Relapse Records on April 3 (Germany/Benelux/Finland), April 6 (UK, rest of the world) and April 7 (North America). The album’s artwork and track listing can be found below.
Belgian metallic hardcore outfit Slowly We Rot have premiered their forthcoming EP, Poverty Of Existence, over at CVLT Nation. These seven, dismal tracks combine the grimiest of hardcore with elements of death and black metal into one blasphemous debut release. The EP will officially be released on February 13 via Skin & Bones Records and will be limited to 75 handcrafted pieces, which will be available here starting on that date and at the band’s upcoming shows (seen below). An official vinyl pressing is expected to be released in April. In the meantime, stream the album at this location.
Colorado’s Call of the Void have premiered a new track from their forthcoming record, Ageless, over at All Music. The new track is entitled “Long Knives” and its crushing, sludge-ridden riff assaults will make you want to punch your nearest relative in the stomach. So head over to All Music and commence the punching/headbanging.
Ageless will be released on February 10 via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be purchased here.
Youth Funeral‘s new chaotic EP, See You When I See You, can now be streamed in full over at Alternative Press. The six-track, jarring and emotional effort is officially out today via Twelve Gauge Records and can be purchased at this location. While you’re spending your hard-earned money, stream the record at this location. The next 11 minutes is going to be wild.
Who’s ready to get their face crushed before a new episode of The Flash airs? This dude! Harm’s Way released a radical new track titled “Law Of The Land” earlier today and it is seriously one of the most vicious songs I’ve ever heard from this band. I’ve loved Harm’s Way for a long while now, but I cannot wait to hear this new LP. Check out the new track below and pre-order Rust via Deathwish Inc. here. Continue reading
One of the raddest records of the year is coming from the amazingly heavy death doom outfit Outer Heaven. This band is cranking out some slow and steady NWOOSDM and it’s fucking phenomenal. Think Hooded Menace and Serpentine Path mated, had a baby and then that child was raised by My Dying Bride back in the day. I mean, it’s that good. Check out a new track off of the bands impending Diabolus Vobiscum EP below. Continue reading
SPINE are a hardcore group based out of Kansas City, MO and Chicago, IL, consisting of current and former members of Weekend Nachos, Harm’s Way, SorryXExcuse, Blindside USA, Kicked In, Last Laugh and Keef Mountain. Despite maintaining a part-time status, the group have managed to enjoy a rich career since their debut in 2011. They’ve carved out a viable live reputation, released a split with legendary Chicago maniacs The Repos, have entered the lexicon of contemporary musician/stand-up comedians and have been part of plans by Mikhail Gorbachev to be sent to the moon. With the recent release of their debut LP, Time Has Gone, I had the opportunity to talk with their lead vocalist, Antonio Marquez about all of the above in addition to quips about the record, arm-wrestling with Zero Progress (R.I.P.) Matt “The Champ” Saincome, acting, socks, Pepsi, gwapes, communism, making the best of lyrical content and barbecue.
Italian noise experimentalists Father Murphy have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Croce, over at The Quietus. The new track is entitled “So This Is Permanent” and it features sprawling, unnerving ambience/industrial noise and equally unsettling vocal mantras. The track can be streamed after the break. The album’s artwork, track listing, album trailer and Father Murphy‘s upcoming tour dates can be found below as well.
Croce will be released on March 17 via The Flenser.
Parisian nihilistic sludge quintet, Cowards, have premiered the official for their track “Bend The Knee” over at Metal Injection. The track, which comes from their forthcoming release “Rise to Infamy“, pairs the grinding, devastating track with clips of the band performing and black and white snippets of some nightmarish film. The two pair together perfectly, to say the least. You can check out the video after the break.
Experimental black metal outfit Imperial Triumphant have announced the release of a new full length and their follow up to 2013’s Goliath EP. Titled Abyssal Gods, the new record was recorded at Amy Mills Studios (Epistasis, etc) in Pennsylvania and was mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, etc) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in New York. It will be released on March 10 via Aural Music/Code666. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Decibel have premiered the first scathing, disfigured single from the record, “Dead Heaven”. Imperial Triumphant founder/main composer Ilya Ezrin had the following comments on the track:
“Although we are proud to be born in such a renown place, Abyssal Gods as a whole addresses New York City as a cancer of the world and the absolute fist of the universe. ‘Dead Heaven’ is the psalm of the end of the world. It deals with the universal deconstruction and celestial collapse. The lyrics were actually inspired by the observatory space lecture scene in Rebel Without A Cause.”
Stream the track here.
The band will also be heading on a short tour in support of the record in May with Thantifaxath. Those dates can be found below.
I fucking adore Cancer Bats. They are one of my all-time favorite bands and are also one of the major reasons I love the country of Canada (right next to Hockey, poutine and Harley Morenstein’s beard). The band will be unleashing their new album Searching For Zero in March and the band has released a music video for their track “True Zero.” You can check out that video below. Continue reading