Well folks, a few days ago it was announced that my boys in So Hideous has inked a deal with Prosthetic Records, which means that the distribution of their amazing new album would reach many more people. That’s amazing and I wanted to catch up with the bands bassist/vocalist Chris Cruz to see whats been up in the ranks of So Hideous as of late. Check out what he had to say. Continue reading
Indianapolis purveyors of dread-tinged blackened doom (AKA evil sounding stuff), Coffinworm, are currently streaming their new album in advance over at Stereogum. The new album, “IV.I.VIII”, will officially be released next Tuesday, March 19th. But, you can get your life smashed into bits a little bit early now if you’re a tad impatient. Head over to Stereogum to stream it now, you’ll be glad you did.
Dutch eclectic metal wizard, Mories (Gnaw Their Tongues, etc), has announced the release of the third record under his Cloak of Altering project. The new album will carry the title Plague Beasts and will see a release through Crucial Blast on April 29th. The project combines twisted, mangled metal riffing, with waves of intense electronics and synths. It’s like the soundtrack to a SNES game from the bowels of Hell. You can check out the album’s artwork, track listing and title track after the break.
I’ve been ranting about Plebeian Grandstand for a good while now and about how much I adore their music and now I urge you all to stream the bands latest effort, the ever-entrancing Lowgazers. Plebeian Grandstand is one of those bands who constantly gain momentum and never, ever let you down. The band has done their greatest work on Lowgazers and you need to check this out. Stream the album in full after the jump. Continue reading
Sludge is a fantastic genre of music that I absolutely adore and there are so many bands out there doing it that it can sometimes be hard to listen to them all, but I recently got an e-mail from a band based out of “some obscure desert outside of Los Angeles” called Wovoka that hit the nail on the head. This band is slow, crushing and brutally aggressive, so yeah, they’re the whole package.
The band has just released the first track off of their debut album and I had to let you all know about it so that you can keep an eye on Wovoka. Check out the track, titled “Sleep Eater,” after the jump. Continue reading
Invisible Oranges have premiered a new track from New York City’s experimental metal outfit Epistasis’ forthcoming EP, Looking Through Dead Glass, which will be released on April 1st through Crucial Blast. The band combines elements of post-rock and dissonant black metal to create a noisy, yet melodic brand of heavy goodness. There’s even a trumpet thrown in for good measure! All of this can be witnessed during their new track “Finisterre”s dismal six minutes. Head over to Invisible Oranges to check out the explosive track now.
Everyone’s favorite dreampop group Anne will be releasing a new album next week and they wanted the world to hear it! You can check out one of the new tracks after the jump and hear the rest of the album over on BlacKBook. It’s pretty cool, but much more electronic-y than their previous material. Weird. Not bad, though. Continue reading
Legendary black metal act Mayhem will release a new album this may and they have just unleashed a monster of a track via the lyric video for “Psywar.” This song is absolutely desolate and crushing, it’s amazing. Mayhem lives! Mayhem lives! Check out the track after the jump. Trust me, it’ll blow your hair back. Continue reading
Chicago miscreants Lord Mantis have announced the official details on their pending third full length album and follow up to 2012′s Pervertor. The album will bear the titled Death Mask and will see a release on April 29th through Profound Lore. The new record will feature seven new tracks of auditory malevolence that were produced by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Yob, etc). Fellow Chicagoan purveyor of deadly noise, Indian guitarist/vocalist Dylan O’Toole, also contributed vocals to two tracks on the record. Below you will find the album’s official artwork (NSFW) and track listing.
Fuoco Fatuo recently took over my world with their vicious tunes and, if you know what’s good for you, you’ll let them take over your world as well. How you ask? Well, the band are currently streaming their phenomenal album over on The Sleeping Shaman and you need to go peep this thing out. Remember what I said the last time I posted about this band? Yeah. It gets better. Check out a track after the jump to pump you up. Continue reading
After four years, blackened hardcore outfit Plebeian Grandstand will finally unleash their long awaited, highly anticipated (at least by me) sophomore record Lowgazers next month. In anticipation, the band has recently released the music video for the albums first single “Thrvst.” You can check out this insane video after the jump. It’s not really NSFW, but if you have epileptic tendencies, I highly suggest you skip over this one. Flashylights and all. Continue: Continue reading
Invisible Oranges have premiered a new track from Twilight’s (Leviathan, Minsk, Sonic Youth, etc) third and final album III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb, which is due out on March 17th via Century Media. The new song is the lurching and dismal “Swarming Funeral Mass”, which tramples upon its unsuspecting victims with bleak blackened doom metal riffing. You can stream the track after the break and be sure to pre-order your copy now.
Shortly after the announcement of the equally wicked Mastodon/Gojira/Kvelertak tour earlier today, the best death metal band to ever come out of New Zealand Ulcerate are finally coming back to the states to play a large handful of dates leading up to their appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest. This band is one of my favorites and I’ve been waiting years to see them so I will for sure be at the very first date in Los Angeles. Find out the full batch of dates after the jump.
AGALLOCH will release their glorious fifth full-length album “The Serpent & The Sphere” on May 13th (North America) through Profound Lore Records and May 16th (Germany) and May 19th (Europe) via Eisenwald. Check out some of the bad ass studio photos they posted on their Facebook page.
It’s pretty easy to say that Behemoth‘s new album The Satanist is one of the most anticipated records of 2014. I mean, everyone is looking forward to this album and now have gotten yet another taste of what The Satanist has to offer. And it’s amazing. “Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer” has been premiered via a lyric video which you can check out after the jump. Oh, lord Satan, this is unbelievable. Continue reading