Michael Kadnar is a busy guy. As a musician, he spends his time drumming for NY/NJ experimental metal band Black Table, as well as German post-metal/black/neocrust unit Downfall of Gaia. He also runs a forward thinking boutique record label called Silent Pendulum Records, that already has a short string of solid releases under its belt. I spoke with Mike about balancing the duties of being in several bands on two different continents, pushing a label forward, booking a fest, and about the musical landscape as he sees it. The label’s latest release is a reissue of the s/t record from Australian band Hope Drone:
It’s not super often that I come across bands that are so hard to classify that I just don’t know where to go with it. I recently learned of Death Motif and this is where I stand: I have black metal in here, but there is so much other stuff going on that I don’t know where to start. The band has just released their new track “His And Hers” and if you want to know what’s up with Death Motif, check out the track below. The track comes off of the bands upcoming EP The Water. Continue reading
New York City occult black metal collective Teloch Vovin have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Further Down The Tunnel, over at No Clean Singing. Titled “Adoration/Vexation”, the eight minute track features raw, blistering black metal that cycles between frostbitten tremolo picking, ripping thrash and technical savagery. Paul Delaney of Black Anvil also makes a guest appearance on the track. The band commented on the new tune:
“Though it is one song, this track has two completely different segments. Each segment expresses its own concept which stands in opposition to its counterpart. ‘Adoration‘ being about adoring, loving or worship. While within ‘Vexation‘ is a culling, a curse.”
Stream the track now.
Further Down The Tunnel will be released on September 23. Pre-order here.
Man, my love for So Hideous is waaay up there. I seriously love these dudes and I’ve been crushing on their music since the So Hideous, My Love days. The band will release their new, and highly anticipated, record Laurestine in October. If you’re thinking to yourself “Man, I wish I could hear some of those new tunes!” then I’ve got some exciting news for you: So Hideous has released a stream of their new track “Yesteryear” and it is glorious. Check it out below! Continue reading
French black metallers VI (ex-Aborted, Aosoth, ex-Antaeus) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, De Praestgiis Angelorum, over at CVLT Nation. Titled “Par le jugement causé par ses poisons”, the new track unleashes flurries of frostbitten, melodic black metal riffs with pinches of angular, dissonant madness thrown in. Check it out for yourself at this location.
De Praestgiis Angelorum will be released on September 25 via Agonia Records.
We recently got the first teaser for Deafheaven‘s new record New Bermuda and the band didn’t keep us waiting for long for more material. Well, technically the first material from New Bermuda, the bands new track “Brought To The Water” was released today and it is siiiick. I really love Sunbather, but this record sounds nastier and more raw, so I am stoked to get some Deafheaven this year. Check out the new track below. Continue reading
I’ve really been digging this new Myrkur album. This one-woman black metal act kinda sprung out of nowhere and took the world by storm. M is a mesmerizing record full of rawness, power and angst. If you’ve been sleeping on Myrkur, that stops now. Check out M below. Continue reading
So Hideous, one of my favorite bands of all time, will release their new record Laurestine in October. Now, while that is a bit away, I do come bearing good news. So Hideous have revealed a preview of their new album and have also unveiled their album artwork for the album. Now, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this album is going to be in my top 5 of 2015. Just speculation. Check out the teaser below. Glory be. Continue reading
Man, there are two things I really love. One of them is Krallice. The other one is being surprised about a new Krallice album springing up out of nowhere. This is a thing that happened today! I was super stoked that we were getting new Krallice and the album is phenomenal. You can stream the whole thing and purchase it after the jump. GET SOME. Continue reading
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.”
Check out the eight-minute jam after the break.
Tenebrosum will be released on September 22.
Noisy blackened industrial act Gnaw Their Tongues will release their new album Abyss Of Longing Throats in the next few weeks and the band has unveiled their new track “From The Black Mouth Of Spite.” This track is dark, haunting and mesmerizing all at the same time. You can check out the track below. Continue reading
I know there are people out there who think there is too much hype behind bands like Deafheaven, but I think they make killer tunes that I really dig. Sunbather was great and I expect nothing less than this on New Bermuda. The band has released a one minute teaser for their new album and it has me very excited. Check out the teaser below. Continue reading
One-woman black metal force Myrkur will release it’s highly anticipated new record M at the end of next month and we have slowly had a few tracks revealed to us. Well, I think I’ve just heard my favorite track from the record in the form of “Skøgen Skulle Dø.” This track is beautiful, bleak and powerful and I absolutely love it. Check out the track below, via NPR. Continue reading
French black metal trinity VI ( Aosoth, ex-Antaeus, ex-Aborted)have announced the release of their debut full-length album. The record (artwork above) will bear the title De Praestgiis Angelorum and will see a release through Agonia Records on September 25 (pre-order here). The album’s track listing can be seen after the break.
VI have also released the first taste of the upcoming record, “Il est trop tard pour rendre gloire. Ainsi la lumière sera changée en ombre de la mort.” The track features standard frostbitten, melodic black metal instrumentation peppered with bouts of angular, complex riffs soaked in dissonance and insanity. The song can be heard after the break as well.
Going into a band like Adversarial, you know you’re gonna have a good time. The band’s blackened death madness knows no end and this is most evident on the bands newly released track “Continue reading.” If you need something beyond brutal to crush and maim today, this is for you. Stream the track below. Adversarial will release their new album Death, Endless Nothing and the Black Knife of Nihilism in August.