Anaal Nathrakh, my favorite blackened grindcore band from the UK is streaming another new track off of their forthcoming album Desideratum. The track is “The One Thing Needful” and it’s a rad slab of stab. Not really sure what that means, but seriously, listen to this track. I know you’ve been just as excited about the new Anaal Nathakh as me, so stream this bad-ass track below. Continue reading
In lieu of its release today, Finnish death/doom fiends Swallowed have made available their long-coming debut LP, Lunarterial, for full streaming and download over at Dark Descent Records official bandcamp. Borne in 2007, the meticulous death metal Fins have been honing their craft for years, having released only a careful discography of two demos and an EP, outside of this year’s masterful album, no doubt, one of the year’s strongest releases within the genre. Stream and purchase Lunarterial digitally via the Dark Descent widget below and pick the record up on vinyl via Me Saca Un Ojo Records here or on CD via Dark Descent here. HAIL DEATH.
The infamous Mayhem have announced dates for an upcoming 18-date Winter tour alongside Swedish peers Watain and Ross Bay annihilators Revenge. The band will be supporting their 2014 release, Esoteric Warfare, released this past June on Season Of Mist Records. Peep the full tour dates below and follow the tour’s official Facebook page here for future updates. Continue reading
As you guys know, I adore cover songs of all shapes and sizes, especially when they are done well. I also love the band Tombs and everything they do, so when I learned that the band had covered David Bowie‘s “Heroes,” I was over the moon. Not only is the song extremely well done, it is my favorite Bowie tune, which appears in one of my favorite movies The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. Check out Tombs rendition of the track as well as their video for it after the jump. Continue reading
Blackened death metal outfit Sahhr have premiered a new track from their forthcoming self-titled EP over at Metal Insider. The new track is entitled “Miscreant”, which opens up with blistering black metal fury before launching into a metalcore-esque section and back again. It’s heavy, as one can imagine. Head over to Metal Insider to check it out now.
Sahhr will be released on October 31st via Domestic Genocide. Pre-orders can be placed here.
My postblackened homies Vattnet Viskar have been on a spree of awesomeness ever since they signed to Century Media last year and released their debut LP. The band is about to embark upon a radical tour of the US alongside Pallbearer and Tombs. If you have any dignity, you better get your asses out to one or more of these shows and support the fuck out of Vattnet Viskar, Pallbearer and Tombs. For real, though. This will be life changing. Check out the dates below. Continue reading
Swiss black metal act Schammasch are a band that I discovered earlier this year with the release of their second full-length album Contradiction. I love the album and the atmosphere that Schammasch creates, so of course when the band released a new music video I was curious as to what it would entail. The video is for the bands track “Golden Light” and it is definitely abstract. It’s not necessarily hard to follow, it’s just weird. I guess that’s what I should have expected however. Check out the video after the jump and come to your own conclusion. Enjoy. Continue reading
French black metal titans Blut Aus Nord have premiered their forthcoming 11th studio album, Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry, over at Noisey. The album completes the Memoria Vetusta trilogy that began with its first installment, Memoria Vetusta I – Fathers of the Icy Age, back in 1996. In contrast to the outfit’s previous 777 trilogy, Memoria Vetusta III houses a more traditional black metal sound. The album will officially be released tomorrow, October 10th, but go ahead and stream the icy opus after the break.
One of my all time favorite black metal acts, Blut Aus Nord, will be releasing their new album Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry next month and the band has released a spectacular new track titled “Paien.” The track is the first official off of the new album and it clocks in at damn-near eight minutes of black metal goodness. Check out the track below*. It’s wonderful. Continue reading
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
Blackened 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
Today saw the release of Aevangelist‘s new album Writhes In The Murk, which is one of the filthiest, most grotesque, most phenomenally heavy albums of the year. If you’re new to the band, this is a good place to start and if you’re already into the US purveyors of blackened death. After the jump you can stream/buy the new album from Aevangelist and I highly suggest doing so. It rules. Enjoy, fool. Continue reading
Scandinavian one-woman black metal act Myrkur is a band that jumped onto my radar a week or so ago and I have really been enjoying what I’ve heard from her self-titled debut record, which is to be released next week. The band has a very dark and intense sound and I think this will definitely be a contender for EP of the year. Check it out over on Pitchfork and see what you think.
Greek black metallers Varathron have announced the release of their 7th full length album and follow up to 2012’s Genesis of the Unaltered Evil. The new record will be entitled Untrodden Corridors of Hades and will be released through Agonia Records on November 21st (Europe) and December 9th (Rest of the World). The record was recorded, mixed and engineered by Kostas Kalampokas at Infinite Loop Music in Greece and was mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (1349, Emperor, etc)at Strype Audio in Norway. The album’s artwork, track listing and video trailer can be seen after the break.
Pre-orders for Untrodden Corridors of Hades can be placed here.
Holy hell. Talk about extreme meets extreme, Mortals will be teaming up with crusty blackened act Wolvhammer around Halloween and running through mid-November. This tour is sure to decimate all reality and if you are anywhere within the vicinity of at least one of these shows, I highly recommend checking it out. You’ve got crust and you’ve got filth, all packed into one space, so what’s not to be stoked about? Check out the dates after the jump! Continue reading