MINSK Announce New Album “The Crash & The Draw”

Minsk have announced the release of their long-awaited fourth studio album and follow up to 2009’s With Echoes In The Movement of Stone.  Titled The Crash & The Draw, the recorded by the band alongside Sanford Parker (who also mixed the record), mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, etc) with additional vocal tracking by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) and further tracking, editing and mixing by Kevin Rendleman and Aaron Austin. The album will be released through Relapse Records on April 3 (Germany/Benelux/Finland), April 6 (UK, rest of the world) and April 7 (North America). The album’s artwork and track listing can be found below.

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OUTER HEAVEN Streaming New Track “Vault Of Whispers”

outer heaveOne of the raddest records of the year is coming from the amazingly heavy death doom outfit Outer Heaven. This band is cranking out some slow and steady NWOOSDM and it’s fucking phenomenal. Think Hooded Menace and Serpentine Path mated, had a baby and then that child was raised by My Dying Bride back in the day. I mean, it’s that good. Check out a new track off of the bands impending Diabolus Vobiscum EP below.     Continue reading

SUMAC Streaming New Track “Blight’s End Angel”

12" Glued SleeveSUMAC, the band formed by members of Botch, Isis and Baptists will be releasing their highly anticipated debut album The Deal next month and the band is currently streaming a down-tuned and dirty track titled “Blight’s End Angel.” The track was premiered over on Rolling Stone, but I have embedded it after the jump for you all to enjoy. Get busy streamin’.     Continue reading

PRIMITIVE MAN Announce New EP “Home Is Where The Hatred Is”

Primitive Man have announced the release of a new four-song, 12″ EP that will be released through Relapse Records next month. The new effort, entitled Home Is Where The Hatred Is, will arrive on February 17 and will be limited to 750 standard black vinyl and 250 silver copies. The EP’s artwork (NSFW) and track listing, along with a stream of the track “Loathe”, can be found below.

Pre-orders for the EP can be purchased here.

Primitive Man will also be touring the UK and the U.S. this spring alongside Sea Bastard and Wake respectively. The tour will also include appearances at this year’s Maryland Death Fest. Those dates, as they currently stand, can be found below.

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KING WOMAN (Ex-WHIRR, SKIN LIKE IRON) Streaming New Track “Burn”

King Woman (Ex-Whirr, Miserable, Skin Like Iron, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut EP, Doubt, over at Noisey.  The track is entitled “Burn” and revolves around hypnotic, buzzing doom riffs and vocalist Kristina Esfandiari’s smoky, haunting, crooning vocals. It’s hellbent to be stuck in your mind for the remainder of the day.  You can check out the track at this location now.

Doubt will be released on February 17 via The Flenser.

LEGION OF ANDROMEDA Streaming Remastered Version Of Track “Sociopathic Infestation”

Tokyo doom duo Legion of Andromeda have premiered a “new” track from their forthcoming Steve Albini-produced full length, Iron Scorn, over at CVLT Nation. The track is a new remastered version of their seven minute behemoth “Sociopathic Infestation” from their 2013 demo. The track is gruesome, heavy and hypnotic at the same time. You can stream the track after the break along with two other tracks from the forthcoming record.

Iron Scorn will be released on February 20.

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HIRAM-MAXIM To Release Self-Titled Debut

Ohio experimental doom outfit Hiram-Maxim have announced the release of their self-titled full length debut. The four-track album will be released through Aqualamb Records on vinyl and the label’s signature 100-page, bound books. The release is being described as “in line with Pink Floyd‘s early jams or the creepiest crawlings of Oxbow and US Maple.” An audio teaser, track listing, cover art and photos of the album’s book can be found after the break.

Hiram-Maxim will be released on March 3. Pre-orders can be found here.

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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”

Ciphers + Axioms cover art

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”

Split with Fister cover art

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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