yobDooming 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

LORD MANTIS Debut “Possession Prayer” Video (NSFW)

Lord Mantis have premiered their very NSFW video for their track “Possession Prayer” from their most recent effort, Death Mask, over at Bloody Disgusting. The twisted doom number is set to an equally twisted clip (directed by Gretchen Heinel) that depicts nude people bound by rope, masked figures engaging in some bizarre ritual and good old disembowelment. Check out the disturbing video after the break.

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IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS Streaming New Track “Third Mind”

Denver doom duo In the Company of Serpents have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, Merging In Light, over at Revolver. In contrast to the previously released 10 minute behemoth, “A Union of Opposites”, “Third Mind” rips out crushing grooves in a short four minute time frame. Check out the beast for yourself at this location.

Merging In Light will be released on December 21st.

ABSTRACTER Announce New Album “Wound Empire”

Oakland-based sludge/doom act Abstracter have announced the release of their sophomore full length album and follow up to 2012’s Tomb of Feathers. The new record will be titled Wound Empire and will be released on February 10th on 12″ vinyl through Fragile Branch Recordings (US), Vendetta Records (EU/DE), 7Degrees Records (EU/DE) and Shove Records (EU/IT), on CD by COF Records (formerly known as Church Ov Fuck – UK), on cassette tape co-released by Sentient Ruin in collaboration with An Out Recordings, and digitally again through Sentient Ruin. Wound Empire was recorded and mixed by Greg “The Wizard” Wilkinson (Brainoil,Pallbearer, etc) and mastered by Brad Boatright. The colossal album will feature four 10 minute tracks that make up a total 42 minutes of darkness. For a reference point, you can stream Tomb of Feathers after the break. Pre-ordering information will be available in the coming weeks.

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Review: ANATOMY OF HABIT – “Ciphers + Axioms”

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When musical minds of various ilks come together, one can only assume that the byproduct of their union is one that is equally varied and experimental in scope. Anatomy of Habit is just that. The Chicago-based quintet is comprised of members who have shared their time in acts like Tortoise, Indian, Bloodyminded, Joan of Arc and Radar Eyes. With each member coming from a completely different musical background, what could their collective compositions sound like? The answer(s) is epic, dark, sprawling, traumatic and multifaceted. Ciphers + Axioms, the band’s proper sophomore full length is all of the adjectives previously listed and more. The 42 minute behemoth of an album effectively avoids being pigeonholed into one specific genre and provides enough twists and turns to keep the listener on the edge of their feet and interested despite the lengthy durations of the tracks.

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PRIMITIVE MAN Streaming New Track “4330”

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Primitive Man have premiered a new track from their upcoming split release with St. Louis’ Fister over at Noisey. The new track, entitled “4330”, is nearly eight minutes of filth-ridden, misanthropic doom that will instill in you a great hatred of all things. Basically, it’s another solid Primitive Man track. You can stream the track for yourself after the break.

A389 Recordings will release the split this Friday, November 28th.

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IDES OF GEMINI Debut “Seer Of Circassia” Video

Ides of Gemini have premiered the new haunting, ritualistic video for their track “Seer of Circassia”, over at Noisey. Bassist/vocalist Sera Timms issued the following comments regarding the conceptual nature of the video:

“The concept of the album traces the symbolic-psychological breakdown of a character over ten days [‘Seer Of Circassia’ takes place on day four]. We’re working within the structures of psycho-spiritual alchemical transformation, utilizing Carl Jung’s school of analytical psychology. Essentially we have a story of the psychological conflict of opposing forces — yin-yang, male/female/dark light, etc. — each driven by desire. The masculine archetype in this story desires control and structure, while the feminine archetype desires recognition and equality as it has been repressed in the ‘Old World.’ Our protagonist is the Emperor, based creatively on the last Emperor of Constantinople, who represents the ego, masculine, solar consciousness along with control, structure, domination, force and power.”

Watch the video after the break and pick up a copy of Ides of Gemini’s new record, Old World New Wave, here.

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BLACK SHEEP WALL Streaming New Track “White Pig”

blacksheepwallI fucking love Black Sheep Wall. The band is phenomenal and they never disappoint. The band will be releasing their highly anticipated new album I’m Going To Kill Myself in January and they have unleashed a phenomenal new track titled “White Pig.” Along with the new track, Black Sheep Wall have released the album’s artwork, which I think is just brilliant. You can see the artwork at the top of this post and hear “White Pig” after the jump. Get on it!     Continue reading

THORR-AXE Streaming New Track “Gates Of Winter”

thorr axeSo, I’ve never heard the name Thorr-Axe before (that I know of anyway), but this band is fucking destructive. Like, only a few seconds in and I was hooked on this band. Their ravaging style of pulverizing doom is heartwarming (ironically) and their new album Gates Of Winter is definitely going to crush some skulls. Don’t know what the fuck I’m babbling about or want to hear some Thorr-Axe? Click on over after the jump and see what MetalSucks have brought to us all.      Continue reading

GODMAKER Streaming New Track “Shallow Points”

New York sludge quartet Godmaker have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled debut, which will be released on November 11th via Aqualamb. This new track is the nearly seven minute “Shallow Points”, whose massive riffs will collapse any listener who comes unprepared. You can stream the new jam after the break.

Pre-orders for Godmaker can be found here. Be sure to check out the previously released track “Megalith” if you missed it.

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IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS Streaming New Track “A Union Of Opposites”

Denver doom duo In the Company of Serpents have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, Merging In Light, over at CVLT Nation. The track is the EP’s nearly 10 minute closer, “A Union of Opposites”, whose dismal doom stylings sound completely massive and overbearing. It’s hard not to get lost in the misanthropic haze of it all. Stream the new track for yourself at this location.

Merging In Light will be released on December 21st.

In the Company of Serpents will be performing at this year’s No Thanks Fest in Emory, Texas this weekend alongside Dead to a Dying World, Cleric and more.