AT THE GATES Streaming New Track “At War With Reality”

at-war-with-realityIt has been 19 years since Gothenburg metal legends At The Gates have released a new album and the time is upon it. Finally, one of my all-time favorite bands is releasing a new record and, judging by the albums title track, it is going to destroy. Yes! The band has released the title song from At War With Reality and it’s pretty amazing. At The Gates obviously still have the chops to make amazing music (*cough*In Flames*cough*). Check out the track after the jump and get schooled.     Continue reading

MYRKUR Releases Music Video For “Nattens Barn”

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One-woman black metal act Myrkur released a phenomenal EP not too long ago that I haven’t been able to get enough of. I mean, it’s a spectacular record through and through and I can’t wait to hear more from this project. Myrkur has also released a pretty rad music video for her track “Nattens Barn” which comes off of the aforementioned EP. Check out the video after the jump. MOARPLZ.     Continue reading

NO BRAGGING RIGHTS Streaming New Album “The Concrete Flower”

No_Bragging_Rights_-_The_Concrete_FlowerNo Bragging Rights will release their new album The Concrete Flower tomorrow and the band has released a full stream of the album for the world to hear. I’m really enjoying this album and this is pretty much my introduction to No Bragging Rights, so this has made a good first impression. You can check out the album after the jump, courtesy of Revolver. Stream and enjoy.     Continue reading

IDES OF GEMINI Streaming New Track “May 22, 1453″

Ides of Gemini have premiered another new track from their sophomore album, Old World New Wave, over at Pitchfork. The new track is the somber “May 22, 1453″ that slowly builds into a raw, doom-laden climax. Bassist/vocalist Sera Timms shed light on the new song’s subject matter:

“We’ve had a history as a band of gifts and opportunities being given to us in alignment with the lunar phases, so it seemed fitting to give something back. This song and really the whole album is that something. The song was inspired by the prophetic May 22nd lunar eclipse preceding the fall of Constantinople. If you can imagine that empire as your mind and the black moon as your mother, then you will know the meaning of the Old World New Wave.”

Head over to Pitchfork to stream the new track now.

Old World New Wave is available now via Neurot Recordings.

TORCH RUNNER Streaming New Track “Bound By Misery”

North Carolina’s filthy trio Torch Runner have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Endless Nothing, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is entitled “Bound By Misery” and in just under two minutes it will beat you to a bloody pulp with grinding, metallic fury. Check out the track for yourself at CVLT Nation now.

Endless Nothing will be released through Southern Lord on September 30th. Pre-orders can be placed here.

Torch Runner will be joining Obliterations and Baptists during their West Coast tour next month. Those dates can be found below.

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Exclusive Interview: THE CONTORTIONIST

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Earlier this week (September 16) progressive metal act The Contortionist released their latest album, Language. Their third full-length and follow-up to 2012’s Intrinsic features a new line-up, with original members, Joey (drums) and Robby Baca (guitar), now accompanied by Michael Lessard (vocals), Jordan Eberhardt (bass) and Eric Guenther (keyboards). Along with the personnel change, Language sees the band delve further into experimental and atmospheric territory. In this recent interview with American Aftermath, Joey Baca discussed the new release, the member change and The Contortionist’s progressive sound, as well as the themes behind Language and more. Continue reading

BAPTISTS Streaming New Track “Calling”

baptists bloodminesOne of the raddest hardcore bands killing it right now is Baptists, who absolutely crush on every release they put out. I think the bands pending release Bloodmines might be their best yet and to further prove my point, the band is currently streaming their new track “Calling,” which you can hear after the jump, thanks to Metal Injection. I love this mid-paced crusher and I can’t wait to hear the rest of Bloodmines! Stream below.      Continue reading

SSS Streaming New Track Featuring CARCASS’ Jeff Walker “Dead Wood”

SSSSSS are one amazing thrash band that I love. The band hasn’t released a full-length album since 2011 but released an EP last year on their new label Prosthetic Records. Well, SSS will be unleashing their new full-length this fall and the band has unleashed a monstrous new song titled “Dead Wood.” If that’s not enough to entice you, said song features guest vocals by death metal vocal legend Jeff Walker of Carcass. Holy fuck. Get to streamin’ kiddos. Peep the song out after the jump.      Continue reading

TRAP THEM Stream EDGE OF SANITY & HOT SNAKES Covers

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Lane told you about Trap Them covering tracks from Edge Of Sanity and Hot Snakes for Decibel’s FlexiDisc series and now you can stream both of the covers! I adore both Trap Them and cover songs, so I was euphoric before I even listened to the tracks (both of which are magical). You can check out those covers after the jump, courtesy of MetalSucks.       Continue reading

TODAY IS THE DAY Release Music Video For “Masada”

animal motherToday Is The Day always pleases my earholes and I like seeing really intriguing, off-the-wall music videos, so today is a nice day because I get both. I get new Today Is The Day and I get an insane David Hall-directed music video for the bands song “Masada.” I’m not sure if it’s ignorance or my upbringing void people of the Jewish faith, but I wasn’t aware of what the name of the song was derived from until I looked it up. Apparently it’s the name of a plateau in which a bunch of Israelis committed mass suicide. METAL! Check out the video for “Masada” after the jump.      Continue reading

HOSTAGE CALM Release Music Video For “A Thousand Miles Away From Here”

hostage calmHostage Calm have released their new album Die On Stage and the band has quickly followed up with a music video directed by the one and only Max Moore. I love this guys videos and I think Hostage Calm are incredible so, put the two together and you get awesome. Check out the bands music video for “A Thousand Miles Away From Here” after the jump. Enjoy!      Continue reading

ANAAL NATHRAKH Streaming New Track “Monstrum In Animo”

anaal-nathrakh-desideratum-600x600Blackened grindcore heathens Anaal Nathrakh will be releasing their new record, their first for new label Metal Blade Records, and the band has unleashed their beastly new track “Monstrum In Animo” over on Decibel. This track is vicious, it’s loud and it’s apocalyptic. You can stream the monstrosity after the jump. If you dare. Continue reading

REVOCATION Streaming New Track “Madness Opus”

Revocation-DeathlessRevocation are one of those bands that constantly and consistently improves. The band is always becoming heavier and more amazing with each album and I think their new album Deathless will be their best yet. Don’t believe me based off of the albums title track (see here), then let the band “Madness Opus” destroy you with amazeballs. Check out a stream of the track below, courtesy of Noisey. Continue reading

THE CONTORTIONIST Streaming New Album “Language”

the contortionist-languageThe Contortionist released their highly anticipated and highly praised new album Language today and I am so thrilled that the world will finally get to hear this masterpiece. I have watched The Contortionist go from deathcore to one of the leading and most fascinating progressive bands of the day. Language is a phenomenal album that I find myself listening to constantly, so you should do the same. Stream the album below. Go, The Contortionist, go!      Continue reading

OLD WOUNDS Streaming New EP “Death Projection”

death projectionOne of my favorite current bands, Old Wounds released their phenomenal new EP Death Projection today and, in case you didn’t have enough interest in it, you can stream the album in full! Thanks to the good people at AltPress\, the album has been presented to the world and I highly suggest you get a dose of death in your life today. Check out the stream after the jump. Do it.      Continue reading