One of the raddest deathsludge acts that have formed in the last few years has got to be Serpentine Path. Featuring members of Unearthly Trance, Winter, The Howling Wind and a former member of Electric Wizard, how would this super group not make amazingly killer sludge? Well, if you didn’t check out the bands debut album Serpentine Path, you can stream it here and check out my review here.
Once you’ve made yourself familiar, check out the bands new track “Disfiguring Colossus” after the jump. Holy damn. This is CRUSHING. N’joy. Continue reading →
New York progressive metallers, Grey Skies Fallen, have released a new track over at Sea of Tranquility. The new track is the seven minute, sludgy opus “The Flame” and it will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, The Many Sides of Truth, which is due out on April 29th. CD and digital pre-orders can be obtained here, while LP pre-orders can be found here. Head over to Sea of Tranquility to stream the track now.
Doom metal brigade Sourvein have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming split LP with Graves at Sea, over at Revolver. The track is the bellowing “Follow the Light” and it is filled with humongous low-end and channels the classic stoner doom style of bands like Sleep. The five track split with be available on CD and LP on May 13th via Seventh Rule Recordings. Head over to Revolver to stream the new song now and pre-order your copy of the split here.
Sourvein’s and Graves at Sea’s upcoming European tour dates can be found below.
A while back MetalSucks released their first two compilations: NYC Sucks, Vol. 1 & 2 and now they have returned with their third. This compilation features tracks by Primitive Weapons, Ruine, So Hideous, Car Bomb and many more from the New York metal scene.. You can stream the whole thing below and download it over on MetalSucks. Rad tunes. Continue reading →
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you all of the passing of a great. I did not know Jason McCash but I am a huge fan of his music. Jason was the bassist of The Gates Of Slumber who called it last year after Jason left the band. It was announced yesterday that Jason had passed away at the age of 38, which is far too young. Continue reading →
Situated by membership and sound in the context of contemporary rising Southern California hardcore, Skinwalker walk the edge along with bands like Power Trip as niche groups prominent among the hardcore underground but not yet broken in the mainstream of their appropriate genres. While the latter Power Trip has found its corner amongst the hardcore world with recent success beyond following the release of their latest record, the approaching three-year career of Skinfather seems to have walked the path of stagnation, having under their belt but two EPs and a record of inconsistent touring with prominence overshadowed by their peers, by the genre disconnect among their main fanbase. 2014 brings Skinfather’s debut record, None Will Mourn, to the front by way of Todd Jones of Nails’s label Streetcleaner Records. Continuing the group’s evolutionary incline towards a more expansive death metal style whilst refining their hardcore assault, None Will Mourn is definitely the group’s finest work to date and just may be the group’s breakout record. Continue reading →
Graves At Sea are a band that has come across my radar a few times but I have never really given much attention to. I have obviously made a huge mistake because the bands new EP This Place Is Poison is a haunting, thundering sludge record that quickly booms into play. Consisting of two songs and totally about twenty minutes, this EP is just long enough to tell you everything you need to know about a band. Continue reading →
Australian funeral doom metallers Mournful Congregation have announced the release of their new mini-album. The new two-track, 30 minute release will bear the title Concrescence of The Sophia and will be released through 20 Buck Spin on June 24th in MCD, MLP, and digital formats. The album will serve as an “in between” release while the band finish up their new full length and follow up to 2011′s The Book of Kings. Album artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Two of the most amazing bands currently in existence have to be The Body and Thou, who respectively are phenomenal. What happens when you put the two together? Released From Love. Released From Love is a collaborative 12″ that is currently being streamed in its entirety. You can check out after the jumps as well as see the dates for the upcoming Thou / The Body tour. Prepare yourselves. This will be amaze. Continue reading →
New York doom metal outfit, Serpentine Path, have announced the release of their sophomore full length. The new album will carry the title Emanations and will be released through Relapse Records on May 23rd (Germany/Benelux), May 26th (UK/World) and May 27th (North America). The seven new tracks were recorded by the band’s own bassist, Jay Newman, at Audiosiege. The album’s artwork, track listing, and video trailer can be found after the break.
Portland experimental duo Taurus have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming album, No/Thing, over at The AV Club. The new track is the 13 minute “Increase Aloneness”, which plays upon multi-layered drone and psychedelic, crushing riffing to get its point across. You can stream the new mantra at The AV Club and pre-order the album at this location.
No/Thing will be self-released by the band next Tuesday, April 1st.
Denver’s Primitive Man have announced a slew of North American tour dates that will commence this Summer. The tour is slated to begin in late July and extend through the beginning of August. The band will be joined by Copenhagen’s Hexis throughout the trek. You can check out the dates as they currently stand after the break.
Chicago’s malevolent sludge outfit, Lord Mantis, have debuted a new hellish hymn over at Stereogum. The new track is the over seven-minute “Negative Birth”, that cycles between dismal black metal and terrifying doom. The track features lead vocals from Indian’s Dylan O’Toole, whose scathing shrieks make the song even more evil sounding. Head over to Stereogum to stream the new track now.
“Negative Birth” will be featured on the group’s forthcoming album, Death Mask, which is out on April 29th via Profound Lore.
Doom metal acts Graves at Sea and Sourvein have announced the release of their split full length record. Both sides of the split were mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering and will be released via Seventh Rule Recordings on CD and LP on May 13th. The first pressing of the LP will be limited to 1000 copies and come on 160 gram black vinyl. Pre-orders for the effort can be purchased starting March 28th at this location.
Graves at Sea will occupy side A with two tracks recorded by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, etc). Sourvein will occupy side B with three tracks recorded and produced by Corrosion of Conformity’s Mike Dean. You can find the track listing below.