The upcoming deluxe reissue of Pig Destroyer‘s classic sophomore album, Prowler in the Yard, can now be streamed at Metal Sucks. The remixed and remastered grind masterpiece will be released this Friday, September 4, via Relapse Records can be purchased here. On the reissue, frontman J.R. Hayes comments:
“Attention all weirdos, dirtbags, creeps and related scum, I’m excited to bring you the 15th Anniversary edition of our second album “Prowler in the Yard.” Remixed and remastered in SUPER-MEGA-HATE-SOUND by Mr. Hull himself. Relapse has expanded the packaging with liner notes and a ton of old photos from when I used to dye my hair black and wear button-up shirts. In addition to an unearthed instrumental track, we’ve also included the original mix for those of you who prefer the sound of basements. Hail to all PD fans worldwide. Free Mumia Abu Jamal.“
Stop wasting time and revisit Prowler in the Yard here.
Canadian hardcore heavyweights Exalt have partnered with Good Fight Music and New Damage Records to give their sophomore full-length, Pale Light, its first official US release. The labels plan to release the album later this year. In the meantime, the band have premiered the official video for their track, “Deafen”, over at Metal Injection. Be sure to check it out after the break.
The band’s upcoming tour with Reflections starts this Friday, September 4. Those dates can be found below.
Louisiana thrash collective Cretus have unveiled the official video for their track “Price Of Immortality”, which will appear on their upcoming Dux Mea Lux EP, over at their official website. The video follows a woman who is hypnotically induced into a tranquil state, only to be captured and converted in a ritualistic fashion. The song itself features some hard-hitting riffs that are accompanied by memorable choruses and an overall pop sensibility. Check out the video after the break.
Due to some brief nudity, the video has been labeled NSFW. But, the band also released a censored version which can also be viewed below.
Dux Mea Lux will be released on September 4 via Pavement Music. Pre-order here.
North Carolinian blackened thrash outfit All Hell have released a new track from their upcoming album, The Red Sect. Titled “Venomous”, the new jam unleashes an onslaught of eviscerating thrash, forged in the fire’s of Hell, that is propelled by some raspy, acidic vocals. Check it out for yourself after the break.
The Red Sect will be released on October 16 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The album’s artwork and track listing can be viewed below.
Industrialized supergroup Corrections House (Neurosis, Yakuza, etc) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album and follow-up to 2013’s Last City Zero. The new record will be titled Know How To Carry A Whip (artwork above) and will be released on October 23 via Neurot Recordings. Recorded by the band’s own Sanford Parker (Minsk) and minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury, in Vietnam, Know How To Carry A Whip will feature 45-minutes of new material. Guitarist Scott Kelly (Neurosis) offered the following comments:
“The music is simultaneously suffocating and freeing,…but it also has the energy of a whirling dervish.”
Fairbury elaborates on the production:
“The songs typically originate from the loops and beats that are generated from Sanford, then the skeleton of riffs are built by Scott and Bruce. Mike IX adds his profound observations and I do the final production. These new songs are far more developed and fluid then the first record. There is a prevailing groove that dominates.”
The album’s track listing can be found after the break.
[Photo by Sean Leary]
Californian noise punks Nervous have announced the release of their new EP, which follows up their 2013 self-titled full-length. The new release will be titled Duration and Delusion and will be released on October 23 via Twelve Gauge Records. Recorded and mixed by Max Senna (Ash Borer, etc) and mastered by Alan Douches (Torche, etc), Duration and Delusion will feature six new tracks of angular, driving alternative noise rock. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break. Head over to Decibel to stream the new track “The Break” as well.
Montreal-based trio Big|Brave have premiered the opening track from their upcoming album, Au De La, over at Exclaim. Titled “On the By and By and Thereon”, the new track is a lurching and gloomy that features a disorienting stop-and-start pattern that eventually leads to a crushing conclusion. Check it out for yourself now.
Au De La will be released on September 18 via Southern Lord.
Californian progressive death metal outfit Arkaik have announced the release of their third full-length album. The album will be titled Lucid Dawn and will be released on October 30 via Unique Leader. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, etc), Lucid Dawn will feature 10 new tracks and guest appearances by Trevor Strnad and Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as Bay Are live string quartet, Amaranth. Lucid Dawn is the second installment in a series of concept albums revolving around Cyrix, a disillusioned character in a dystopian society. In Cyrix’s world, dreaming is systematically controlled by a tyrannical ruler named Khaal-Li-Phar and his army of dark shamans, where people are forced to build monuments to the tyrant to stifle their imaginations and inhibit their ability to achieve a multi-dimensional existence. Lucid Dawn is a death metal take on American mythologist, writer and lecturer, Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, and the beginning of Cyrix’s “Hero’s Journey.”
The album’s artwork, track listing and Arkaik‘s upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Canadian noise rock/grunge trio War Baby have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album and follow-up to their 2013 album, Jesus Horse. The new record will be titled Death Sweats and will be released on October 30 via Bummer Records. Produced by Jordan Koop and mastered by Bob Weston, the upcoming effort will feature 10 new tracks and physical copies will be packaged with a special board game (details on that to be revealed at a later date). The band comments on their new release:
“Death Sweats is the audio equivalent of a chemical imbalance in the brain. This album to us is equal parts fear of the dark and disgust for the morning light….the very thought of being fully aware is terrifying…survival can mean many things; DEATH SWEATS is one of them. Believing in yourself when no else does will make you sweat. Believing in everyone else and not yourself will give you DEATH SWEATS.”
The album’s artwork, track listing and album trailer can be found after the break.
Oakland-based post-metal duo Lament Cityscape have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Torn, over at Decibel. Titled “Turn Inward”, the slow-burning track features lumbering metallic riffs of catastrophic proportions shrouded in industrial noise that march towards to the end of the world. Fans of Neurosis and Godflesh will have no problem digging this. Stream it right now.
The Torn will be released on September 4 via Battleground Records. Pre-order here.
[photo by Craig McGillvray]
Psychedelic thrash outfit VHÖL (Yob, Ex-Hammers Of Misfortune, Agalloch, etc) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length and follow-up to their 2013 self-titled debut. The new record will be titled Deeper Than Sky and will be released on October 23 via Profound Lore Records. Tracked at Light Rail Studios and mastered at Trakworx Studio in San Francisco, the album will contain seven new tracks of mind altering music. The band comments on the recording process:
“We recorded this album at Light Rail Studios, in a huge room on a beautiful 1970 Trident console onto Jerry Garcia’s 2” tape deck. One cannot escape the Grateful Dead in San Francisco recording studios — their gear is all over town…The mixing was rather primitive with no plug-ins and all effects were done by old pedals, tape echo, and large reverb plates. Another thing that was large and huge during recording was our bass player who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Experimental hardcore trio Down I Go have premiered their forthcoming album, You’re Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You, over at Upset Magazine. The album will officially be released this Friday, August 28, via Holy Roar Records and can be purchased here. The record is the first collection of new material since the band initially disbanded in 2011. The band offered the following comments regarding the new effort:
“We wrote this over nine days in virtual isolation at a farm on an ancient, deserted lava field in Western Iceland, …With little more than a store of Icelandic booze, some duty free sweets and a few horses for company. Stealing ideas from a borrowed book on Icelandic Legends, we threw together these ten songs. It was exhausting.
Our shows and media coverage have always woven around Holy Roar bands and we have a lot of respect for the label, so we offered the results to HR and they decided, with a bit of arm bending, to put the album out. We all believe it to be our best, most interesting work to date.”
Stream the oddball affair now.
Denver’s Of Feather and Bone have premiered a track from their forthcoming debut full-length, Embrace the Wretched Flesh, over at CVLT Nation. Titled “Calloused Embrace”, the filth-ridden track charges forth with an onslaught of crust-coated grime and malevolence. The rapid-paced beating leads up to a metallic hardcore beatdown that only brings more pain. It will devastate you in less than two minutes. Check it out now.
Embrace the Wretched Flesh will be released on September 18 via Good Fight Music.
Florida metallic hardcore quintet Axis have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Show Your Greed, over at Exclaim. Titled “Discouraged”, the blistering tune’s arsenal of hellacious riffs will leave you in a bloody heap. It’s like getting crushed underneath the weight of tank. Don’t take our word for it, check it out now.
Show Your Greed will be released on September 4 via Good Fight Music.
The band’s upcoming tour dates with Of Feather and Bone can be found below.