Rock titans Clutch have premiered the official video for their new track, “X-Ray Visions”, over at Billboard. The new jam, which will appear on the group’s new album, Psychic Warfare, is set to a Dan Winter-directed clip that provides a literal interpretation of the song’s telekinesis-inspired lyrics. Frontman Neil Fallon comments on the video:
“We’re not a band that’s at all comfortable acting in a video. That’s probably the most acting we’ve ever done in a video,…We’re very comfortable with Dan [Winter, director]; we’ve known him since 1993, really, but we feel most comfortable when we have our instruments in our hands. It’s really his brainchild and he kind of made it up as he want along. The song has a very kind of specific narrative to it, with very specific things that happen, and the lyrics aren’t particularly vague. I think Dan latched onto that by taking it as a springboard to one very literal interpretation and then to more vague ideas.”
NYC-based experimental/progressive metal duo Pseudo/Sentai have spent the last five years recording two full-length albums, the first of which will be released this fall. The first chapter will be titled Bansheeface and will be released independently on October 16. The album was produced by the band themselves and co-produced, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Dysrhythmia, etc) at Thousand Caves: Menegroth. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Pseudo/Sentai have also shared the album’s title track for streaming. The tune revolves around weird atmospherics and complex, math rock-infused prog guitar acrobatics. Fans of The Mars Volta, take note. The track can be streamed after the break as well.
The second of the two albums is slated to arrive in 2016.
Folkloric black metal outfit Windfaerer have premiered a lyric video for their new track “Finisterra” over at Heavy Blog is Heavy. The gloom-laden track, which will appear on the group’s forthcoming full-length, Tenebrosum, is full of melodic, virtuosic riffs that are drenched in melancholic atmospheres. The band comments on the new track:
“The lyrics to ‘Finisterra’ are about discovery and seclusion. What we learn about history is only the recorded account, but the truth is eventually unearthed through the passing of centuries. The lyrics are inspired by legends of medieval Basque fishermen who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to North America, always returning with cod and never revealing the secret origin of their bounty.”
Seattle doomgaze outfit He Whose Ox is Gored have announced the release of their debut full-length record and follow-up to their 2014 7″, Rumors. The album will be titled The Camel, The Lion, The Child and will be released on October 9 via Bleeding Light Records. The record was tracked at Red Room and Ex Ex Audio in Seattle by Robert Cheek (Serial Hawk, Noise-A-Tron etc.) with additional recording taking place at Avast Studios with Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, etc). Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon etc.) handled mixing duties and frequent collaborator, Blake Bickel, mastered the album at Dynamic Sound Service. Guitarist and vocalist Brian McClelland comments on the upcoming effort:
“The Camel, The Lion, The Child is a cup that runs over. From the writing process and through the studio, we made it a point to make the record that we wanted. The songs grow and breathe with their own lives and personalities, and unfold with layers that surprise us to this day. The excellent engineering and mixing of Robert Cheek and Matt Bayles raised the bar, and pushed us to make the best record we could. Now, we share it with you.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with the group’s upcoming tour dates with Mutoid Man.
Canadian grind masters Fuck the Facts have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, Desire Will Rot, over at Decibel. The new track is titled “Prey” and just like the previously-released cuts from the album, it will rip you to shreds. With dissonant, mangled riffs and violent drumming all being thrown at you at once, it’s a surprise you’ll come out alive. Check it out after the break.
Desire Will Rot will be released on August 25 via Noise Salvation.
New York’s Fashion Week have premiered the official video for their track, “Fendi Bender”, over at Metal Injection. The track, which is taken from their most recent album Prêt-à-Porter, is set to a Michael Dimmit-directed clip showing the band getting swindled at their own show. Jesse Madre of Tiger Flowers also makes an appearance in what is possibly the greatest cameo ever. Check it out after the break.
Southern California hardcore outfit Forced Order have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, Vanished Crusade, over at Alternative Press. Titled “Unexist”, the track offers enough savage beatdowns to elicit uncontrollable headbanging in all that listen. Hear it for yourself at this location now.
Vanished Crusade will be released on August 7 via Revelation Records. Pre-orders can be found here.
Forced Order‘s forthcoming tour dates can be found after the break.
Symphonic black metal outfit Abigail Williams have announced a string of fall North American tour dates. The trek will commence on September 11 in Salt Lake City and will conclude on October 16 in San Francisco. Noise metal legends Today Is The Day will be providing support on all stops of the tour. Check out the dates after the break.
Peruvian “black rock punk” outfit Morbid Slaughter have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, A Filthy Orgy of Horror and Death, over at Decibel. The blistering new track, titled “Torture Without Anesthesia”, stays true to their self-proclaimed “black rock punk” with thrash metal instrumentation, rock swagger and black metal vocals. Check out the track for yourself after the break.
A Filthy Orgy of Horror and Death will be released on September 4 via Boris Records. Pre-order here.
Norwegian slam death metal outfit Kraanium have premiered a new track from their forthcoming fourth full-length, Chronicles of Perversion, over at Decibel. The new track is titled “Hung By Your Entrails” and it features a plethora of demented, down-tuned oppression and some of the more grotesque vocal stylings you will hear today. Listen to the track here and punch the nearest elderly person.
Chronicles of Perversion will be released on September 18 via Comatose Music. Pre-order here.