DROWSE (SLOTHS) To Release New Album “Soon Asleep”

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Portland one-man soundsmith Kyle Bates, a.k.a. Drowse (Sloths, etc), has announced the release of his debut full-length and follow up to the 2013 debut EP, Songs to Sleep On. The new record will bear the title Soon Asleep and will see a release through Oligopolist Records and APNEICVOID on June 9. Recorded by Bates himself, Soon Asleep features six new tracks that offer up highly-textured, hauntingly beautiful dream-like soundscapes. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of Songs to Sleep On.

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DEMON LUNG To Release New Album “A Dracula”

Las Vegas-based doom outfit Demon Lung have announced the release of their sophomore full-length and follow-up to their 2013 debut, The Hundredth Name. The new record will bear the title A Dracula and will see a release through Candlelight Records on June 16. Produced by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, etc), the record will feature eight new tracks inspired by Juan López Moctezuma’s 1977 horror film “Alucarda”. Drummer Jeremy Brenton comments:

“When we started the writing process, we happened to be deep into an Alucarda obsession. [Vocalist] Shanda [Fredrick] sat down and made an outline for her take on the film and we all started crafting songs to flow with it. Fitting the mood of each riff and melody with the narrative was challenging but it is the most satisfying way for us to write.”

Fredrick adds:

“Alucarda is a more relatable story for me than our last album’s subject matter; which made writing a lot more fun this time around. The heroine in this story is the daughter of Satan, who happens to fall in love with the purest of souls in the convent she resides. She coaxes this soul over to the dark, with only intentions of love but in doing so she dooms her to death by the hands of the nuns. The anger consumes her and she uses her dark powers to resurrect her love and together they kill the convent and then the world. So like I said… it’s a lot more fun this time around.”

Brenton continues:

“While we naturally continued where we left off with The Hundredth Name… We spent twice as much time in the studio with Billy than we did last time and we had more time to experiment.  This was certainly the hardest we have ever worked on anything and we’re very proud of the final product.”

The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after break along with a stream of The Hundredth Name.

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TOTAL NEGATION Streaming New Track ““Fluechtling”

Swedish one-man blackened doom outfit Total Negation have premiered a new track from the upcoming album Zeitzeuge, over at No Clean Singing. The new track is the over nine-minute “Fluechtling”, which features oppressive black metal nuances, towering dismal doom and plenty of icy, melodic interludes to offset the blasphemous heaviness. Check out the track for yourself at this location.

Zeitzeuge will be released on June 16 via Temple of Torturous.

UNEARTHLY TRANCE Announce New Album + Live Dates

After calling it quits a few years back, I am THRILLED to announce that Unearthly Trance are making their comeback! These dudes are seriously one of my all time favorite bands and them getting back to create more filth after all these years excites me to no end. The one thing that worries me is this: Serpentine Path was formed after Unearthly Trance concluded in 2012. Now that UT is back, will Serpentine cease? Regardless, we are getting back one of the fiercest bands and it’s coming to Relapse Records! Excite!      Continue reading

BELL WITCH Streaming New Album “Four Phantoms”

Bell Witch

Seattle doom duo Bell Witch have premiered their upcoming album, Four Phantoms, over at Noisey. The album will officially be released on April 28 via Profound Lore and can be purchased here. The album is a monolithic, dark and dreary force of doom metal that will have you collapsing under the weight of its metallic melancholy. Just check it out for yourself over at Noisey now.

PARADISE LOST Streaming New Track “No Hope In Sight”

Metal legends Paradise Lost will release their new album The Plague Within in June and the band has released a really cool lyric video for their new track “No Hope In Sight.” This band has been in my library for a long time now and I always look forward to material from them. It seems to me that The Plague Within will most definitely be a phenomenal record. Check out “No Hope In Sight” below and see for yourself.      Continue reading

WEEDEATER Streaming New Track “Claw Of The Sloth”

Fuck, man. I don’t know how the weather has been wherever you happen to be, but in my neck of the woods it has been cloudy and rainy for days now and the only thing that really makes everything look better? Down and dirty sludge. One of my favorite bands, Weedeater have whipped out a huge dose of filthy sludge for us all to enjoy. Check out “Claw Of the Sloth” after the jump. It’ll fuck you up, son.      Continue reading

GOATSNAKE Streaming New Track “Elevated Man”

goatsnake - black age bluesYay! New Goatsnake! I haven’t thought about Goatsnake in a few years, mainly because the band hasn’t released an album in fifteen years. Holy shit! FIFTEEN FUCKING YEARS SINCE FLOWER OF DISEASE came out. This site wasn’t even a consideration back then. Well, luckily for us faithful fans, the band is plotting a Summer release for their new album Black Age Blues and they have unloaded a sweeeet new track titled “Elevated Man.” Said track is grandly awaiting your listening after the jump.     Continue reading

VATTNET VISKAR Announce New Album “Settler” + Tour With EARLY GRAVES

vattnetI love my homies in Vattnet Viskar. The band is always compelling and entrancing, and I almost shit myself when I found out that they would be releasing a new album this year. The album has been dubbed Settler and it is due out this summer. Before the album drops, you can get stoked for the short run Vattnet will take with Early Graves! Check out those dates after the jump. Excite!      Continue reading

PALLBEARER Release First Music Video Ever For “Watcher In The Dark”

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of my statesmen in Pallbearer. The bands most recent album Foundations of Burden is a phenomenally crafted record that I have not stopped listing to since I laid hands on it. Well, shockingly, the band has never released a music video… Until today! The band has debuted their ten minute video for “Watcher In The Dark,” which you can see below. Check it!      Continue reading