Warsawwasraw‘s debut full length, Sensitizer, came seemingly out of nowhere this year. I was not aware of the French duo’s existence until Three One G label head Justin Pearson (of The Locust/Retox) shared their track “Hollowcost” on various social media outlets. As if the whole “chaotic hardcore” genre couldn’t get more…chaotic. The instrumentation is fast and intense beyond measure. The drumming is furious and bludgeoning. The guitars churn out riffs that are extremely complex, noisy and vicious. Sensitizer is a whirlwind of auditory insanity that aims to distance itself from being just another album that simply echoes the work of Botch or Converge. In short, the album is a good kick in the ass. I recently got in touch with the two masterminds behind Warsawwasraw to discuss the album and more.
Deathwish, Inc. will take it’s DW Fest to Europe next year and the line-up in unbelievable. Converge, Trap Them, Harm’s Way and Young And In The Way will all tour the European market and I hate you all for it. I mean, holy shit. That is a hell of a tour package and I would kill to check out. I love all of those bands and it angers me that I can’t see them. For any of your Euro readers however, check out the dates after the jump. Continue reading
Finland has hordes of black metal bands and one of my favorites is Saturnian Mist. This band has put out numerous amazing records, the latest of which will see release soon. The new album is titled Chaos Magick and the band has released a music video for their song “The True Law” off of the album. The video includes a lot of flashing imagery and it is in black and white (I adore black and white videos). I do not recommend this video for any epileptic readers. Check out “The True Law” below. Continue reading
Artificial Brain have yet to do anything normally, so I was not surprised t olearn that the band had released a new, odd music video for their song “Absorbing Black Ignition” (Lane talked about the song here). The video was done in 3D animation and it’s really off the wall. I mean, I understand a lot of shit and I’m still pretty wowed. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
Israeli blackened whatever act Melechesh will release their new album Enki next year and the band has burst forward with a lyric video for their new track “Multiple Truths.” I haven’t listened to Melechesh in a while, but this is pretty incredible. I really dig this song and I can’t wait to hear the remainder of the album. You can check out “Multiple Truths” below. CRUSH. Continue reading
Blackened grind smashers Dead In The Manger will release their LP Cessation in February and the band has unleashed a beast in the form of “Part IV.” This track is a filthy slab of unholy mastery and I love it. I am really looking forward to some more Dead In The Manger. Check out “Part IV” below. Continue reading
Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Mortals have announced a pretty extensive European tour that will kick off in early April. That is one hell of a tour package and I hate all of you in Europe for being able to see this instead of me. Hate. You can check out the dates after the jump. Also, fuck you. Continue reading
Dooming mobsters YOB have announced a tour that will find them hitting the road alongside Enslaved and Ecstatic Vision. Holy hell. Dude. That is an amazing tour with just YOB and Enslaved. I mean, those two are going to absolutely kill it. I say this because I don’t know Ecstatic Vision, but their name makes me think of the last A Life Once Lost album, which makes me sad. Fuck, that’s off topic. Check out the tour dates below. Continue reading
I just read a statement that said that Caliban have never released a song in their native German until their most recent album Ghost Empire. Well, just to clear things up, this is not true. This may very well be the first ORIGINAL track the band has recorded in German, but in 2011 the band released an EP of cover songs titled Coverfield, which featured the Rammstein song “Sonne,” which is 100% in German. Just wanted to clear that up.
That said, Caliban have released a lyric video for their track “Nebel” off of Ghost Empire. Yes, the song is in German and yes, it rules. Check out the video below and be sure to pick up the new record if you haven’t. It’s a crusher. Continue reading
There are some killer bands here in Arkansas. Pallbearer, Living Sacrifice and Rwake all come to mind right off the bat and the latter is planning a re-release of their debut 1998 demo Xenoglossalgia in February and trust me, if you’re not holding onto that dem0 at this exact moment, or if you’ve never heard it, you’re about to lose your shit.
Xenoglossalgia is a legendary artifact in the Arkansas metal community. Think of the sludge version of the Ark Of The Covenant. Holy fuck, is this heavy. Check out a few tracks from the re-release after the jump. The remaster is so fucking crisp. Enjoy. Continue reading
California’s Xibalba have premiered the first single from their forthcoming album, Tierra y Libertad, over at Noisey. The new track is entitled “Invierno” and it features nearly four and a half minutes of down-tuned, aggressive beatdowns and blistering solo. It’s Xibalba being Xibalba, i.e. heavy. Head over to Noisey to stream the track now.
Tierra y Libertad will be released on January 26th (Europe) and January 27th (North America) via Southern Lord.
The band’s forthcoming live dates can be seen after the break.
Opul, the solo project of East of the Wall guitarist/vocalist Matt Lupo, will release his fourth EP next month. The new three-track offering will be titled Levels, will be released digitally on January 13th via Nefarious Industries, with a physical version to follow shortly thereafter. The EP’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
The previous Opul releases can be streamed at this location. Riffs galore!
Magic Bullet Records have confirmed the first full length release from Meatwound, a new hardcore entity that features members who have spent their time with the likes of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs and more. The new record, titled Addio, will be released sometime during the first quarter of the new year. The six track effort was recorded with Dan Byer and was mastered by Dan Randall.
A press release described the band’s sound as “a gutter where the pentatonic, industrialized elements of crushers Fudge Tunnel and Godflesh meet a sordid death metal edge meshing Sepultura and Exit-13, in the same place throbbing Big Black-style hardcore punk is infiltrated by a scuzzy sci-fi The Locust-ish elements, while an expected aggro hardcorish/punked vibe in the realm of many of the other acts the MEATWOUND members hail from surging through it all.”
The Floridian act themselves issued the following colorful statement:
“According to news reports, Florida is a human wasteland that doesn’t give a shit about laws or decency. It is a swamp ridden cesspool of crime, drugs, carnies, and mutation. We have contributed much asshole culture and music to the world. Tampa specifically, has given the children Assück, Scrog, Death, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary, Reversal of Man, Combatwoundedveteran, Nasty Savage and more. Seputura and Napalm Death came to record here. Cannibal Corpse moved hereto live. The Brass Mug is here. Morrisound is here. There are no rules. We are ugly and primitive and short in the attention span. So, as old men, Meatwound comes from all that steaming shit pot of geographical music waste and the sounds of our collective childhoods. We grew up in the late 80s/early 90s on the first Earache bands, the first Relapse records, Tampa death metal, Public Enemy, Dischord shit, Steve Albini rampages, Wax Trax, Crass Records, drugs, skateboarding, horror movies, the usual.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.