Nautical doom horde Ahab will release their new album The Boats Of Glen Carrig at the end of August. The band has released a short teaser for their new music video and it look pretty rad. The video will be for Ahab‘s new track “Like Red Foam (The Great Storm)” and I can’t wait to see it. The video will be released in a few weeks. Continue reading
English sludge act Iron Witch are plotting a winter release for their new record and, although we know nothing about the record, we do have a new track called “Left Behind.” The track is a brutal, dooming beat down and I love it. I have loved Iron Witch for a while and I am so stoked for new music. Check out “Left Behind” below. Continue reading
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Virginian experimental drone/ambient trio Harmonic Cross have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The new album will bear the title It Is Finished and will see a digitial release through Magic Bullet Records on July 17, with a vinyl pressing to follow on July 24. The release, which was tracked live and mixed by the band’s own Brent Eyestone and mastered by Dan Randall (“House of Cards”, “The Walking Dead”, etc), will feature six songs in the ambient vein that serve as a conceptual soundtrack to the Taman Shud Case. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found below.
No Clean Singing recently premiered the meditative, minimalistic “MLIAOI” from the album for your streaming enjoyment as well.
Denver’s Khemmis have premiered their debut full-length record, Absolution, over at Noisey. The album will officially be released next Tuesday, July 7, via 20 Buck Spin. Pre-orders can be placed here. If you like the crushing, world-ending low-end of doom and the catchy, hazy-eyed grooves of stoner metal, then Absolution is the album for you. Check it out after the break and view the band’s upcoming tour dates as well.
My Dying Bride, one of the most prolific doom bands still kicking today, will release their new album Feel The Misery in September. This will mark the thirteenth album for My Dying Bride and it is sure to be as spectacular as the bands past catalog. I am seriously looking forward to this record, so bring it on. New music should be coming soon enough. Until then, you can check out the track list below and the art at the top of this post. Continue reading
Keeper, a vicious Californian sludge machine, are prepping a split with Canada’s Old Witch and it is shaping up to be massive. Keeper is currently streaming a dark and dank new track titled “Four Walls; A Home” and it is fucking deep. The track is locked down with blackened doom sludge of the finest variety. To check out the new track, stream it after the jump. Oh, it’s good. Continue reading
Northern Virginian doom/stoner rockers King Giant have premiered their forthcoming full-length, Black Ocean Waves, over at Invisible Oranges. The album will officially be released next Tuesday, June 30, via The Path Less Traveled. Pre-orders can be found here. If you like your crunchy hard rock, stoner rock, Southern and doom metal, then you will have no problem getting into this release. Check it out here.
Sunn O))) have released a ton of live unmixed and unmastered fan and taper audience recordings for streaming and downloading purposes. These recordings span from their 2002 Portland show at Blackbird to their most recent headlining show at Temples Festival in Bristol, UK, this year. The band offered the following comments:
“SUNN O))) live archives. Unmixed, unmastered raw footage grabbed by underground tapers which we now present to you.
We would like to invite you to also submit your own recordings of any of our concerts (even ones already posted) to this archive. If you have photos and visuals from the posted shows, please send them too. Hail to our great fans!”
Those recordings can be found here.
The band’s European tour dates can be found after the break.
Agalloch/Self Spiller’s Jason W. Walton has premiered the second track to his new 7″ solo release, Mara, over at Decibel. The new track is the unsettling, droning “Yakshi”, which sounds as if you are trapped inside a pitch black abyss in which unseen, inhuman organisms are flying around you waiting for their chance to strike. Obsequiae‘s Tanner Anderson lends his throat-searing vocals to the track, only driving it further into frightening territory. Walton offered the following comments on the track:
“I wrote the Mara EP as a way to process and document my episodes with sleep paralysis…’Yakshi’ is the second and final track of Mara, and deals with the terror and helplessness one experiences when in the throes of sleep paralysis. In this state, your mind is awake, yet your body is paralyzed. Your cries of desperation travel no further than your own head and are obscured by the buzzing waves of darkness. ‘Yakshi’ encapsulates this experience and gives me surges of anxiety each time I listen.”
Mara is out now via Red Orchard Records. Pick up your copy here.
Denver doom quartet Khemmis have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Absolution, over at No Clean Singing. The new track is the nearly seven-minute “Ash, Cinder, Smoke” that stomps about like Polyphemus with its bellowing, fuzz-laden doom riffs and its undeniable sense of melody. Primitive Man‘s Ethan McCarthy lends his voice to the song’s later moments as well. Stream the track for yourself after the break.
Absolution will be released on July 7 via 20 Buck Spin.