Spinebreaker are one of those phenomenal bands who perfectly blend old school death metal and crusty hardcore. This is definitely one of my favorite genres, which was also recently perfected by Skinfather. Spinebreaker also absolutely kill it and to prove it, the band is currently streaming their new track “River Of Pain,” which comes off of the bands debut album Ice Grave. Check out the track below via Blow The Scene. Continue reading
Polish crust purveyors Sturmovik are currently streaming their new full-length, Destination Nowhere, at the Selfmadegod Bandcamp. The record can be purchased at the aforementioned link or at this location. CDs will be made available in the U.S. via Selfmadegod’s stateside mailorder outlet, Earsplit Distro, November 27. Stateside pre-orders can be found here. Destination Nowhere is a pummeling must-listen for fans of Tragedy and the like. Stream it after the break.
Extreme Noise Terror are crustgrind legends. I don’t need to tell you that, but I did. The band will unleash their new, self-titled record tomorrow and if you are an eager little shit and can’t wait, then the band has your back. That’s right, ENT are currently streaming the album over on Revolver and you can check it out below! Do it! Continue reading
Back in 2011 Extreme Noise Terror lost vocalist Phil Vane and there hasn’t been a lot of news coming out that camp since. The band hasn’t released a full-length since 2008, but the band started making waves in 2015. Earlier this year the band released a 7″ lathe cut vinyl and now the band is prepping the release of their self-titled full-length. The band has unveiled their new track “Punk Rock Patrol,” which you can hear below. Stream away, grinders. Continue reading
Crusty death metal heathens Black Breath will release their highly anticipated new album Slaves Beyond Death later this month, but if you can’t wait for new tunes, I have good news. The band has released a new song to attempt to hold us over until the record is released in a few weeks. The track in question is titled “Reaping Flesh” and it absolutely kills. You can check out some new Black Breath below. Continue reading
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:
As if there was any doubt at all, I am here today to inform you that Loma Prieta‘s new record Self Portrait is going to decimate. This band has blown me away for a while now and after listening to their new track “Never Remember,” I’m convinced that this album will be their finest work to date. Check out the new track below and see what’s up. Continue reading
NJ quartet Sunrot identify themselves with the descriptor Compulsive Post Noise Power Sludge. In listening to the songs of the group’s recent split with fellow NJ crust apostles Inertia, I found that description to be weirdly accurate. Sunrot embrace the legacy of bands like Godflesh without being overt worshippers at the altar of typical industrial doom. There is a patina of grit and static overlaying every song, with vocalist Lex’s distorted shouts bringing to mind a lone survivor calling for help over the last functional radio frequency in some post-apocalyptic city. Samples and drones and harsh noise make appearances alongside thick walls of guitars and pounding low end throughout the band’s catalog, but the sound never gives way to the machine rhythms and clockwork precision of an industrial aesthetic. There is something refreshingly organic about Sunrot’s approach to noisy, crusty doom, and so I asked the band some questions about their sound and approach to heaviness.
Crust freaks Black Breath have announced their plans to release their already highly anticipated new record Slaves Beyond Death for a September release. The album will, of course, be released via the bands long-time label Southern Lord and Black Breath will be participating in the label’s East Coast tour alongside Obliterations, Goatsnake and Battalion Of Saints. Check out the track list for Slaves Beyond Death as well as the tour dates below. Continue reading
Pennsylvania hardcore band Sovereign have come out swinging, again, with the re-release of their debut album The World Takes. Originally appearing in September of 2014, this new version finds the band having re-recorded the guitars and fully remixed and remastered what was already an angry, heavy slab of crusty d-beat/hardcore. The re-release is truly a beast, the new mix and master job having pushed the distortion and impact to the limit, further augmenting the atmosphere of rage and urgency that pervades each song. Continue reading
German deathcrust heathens Deathrite will unload the weight of their new album Revelation Of Chaos this weekend and if you can’t wait until then, then I have good news for you. Deathrite are currently streaming the album in its entirety and it is gigantic. I love this band and had really high hopes for Revelation. Well, they didn’t let me down. Check out the full stream below. Continue reading
Crust metal heathens Hellbastard will release their new record Feral and don’t wait to get all up on this. The band is currently streaming a bitchin’ new track titled “Outsider Of The Year.” This track is grooving and groovy-as-fuck. I don’t have a lot of experience with Hellbastard, but this is rad. Check out the new track below and get some. Continue reading
If there is a genre that I love almost as much as hardcore, it’s crust-infused death metal. You know what I mean: D-beat death. There are a ton of bands who do this very well and close to the top of my list is Deathrite. Those dudes fucking cruuuuush. The band will be releasing their Prosthetic debut Revelation Of Chaos next month and they have unloaded a “Circle Of Destruction,” which you can hear below. Get blown away by Deathrite below. Continue reading
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Legendary UK crust/crossover outfit Hellbastard have announced the release of their forthcoming full-length album, Feral. The record was tracked at Hellfire Recording Studios (Slayer, Motörhead, Orange Goblin, Napalm Death etc.) in Derbyshire, engineered, recorded, produced and mixed by Ajeet Gill (Warlock UK, Slab, I Am Colossus, etc) and will be officially unleashed worldwide on July 17th 2015 on CD and digitally via PATAC Records with exclusive distribution by Independent Label Distribution. The first CD pressing will come with an exclusive bonus track and a vinyl pressing of the record is slated to be released in 2016. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Decibel recently premiered the official album trailer and the music video for the three-part, 11-minute opus “We Are Coven” as well. Those can be streamed after the break.
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West Coast quintet Temple of Dagon have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, Revelations Of The Spirit, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is titled “Nexus of Reality” and it conjures up thrash-laden, galloping riffs destined to pummel you until the end of time. Vocalist Dwane Burgess offered the following comments regarding the new jam:
“The song is loosely based on the H.P. Lovecraft story, The Colour Out Of Space,…The location has been switched to a swamp. In my version of the story, the main character consumes the infected plant and wildlife. Then while floating in the river his mind begins to drift as the effects of the altered plants and meat take hold. While in a trance-like state, he realizes who he once was, and who he wants to be. It’s about self-reflection,…There are moments in life when we are gifted with absolute clarity. This is one of those moments. As far as the music, we were shooting for a metal punk/crust feel, like Inepsy meets Stormcrow with a hint of Bolt Thrower.”
Check out the track at this location.
Revelations Of The Spirit will be released on June 9 via Black Voodoo Records. Pre-order here. The band’s upcoming touring schedule can be found after the break.