Sludgy doomsters Trapped Within Burning Machinery will release their sophomore album The Fifth Element on Wednesday, but you can hear the whole thing right now. The album, which is indeed themed around the classic Bruce Willis vehicle The Fifth Element, is grand in every way. I wasn’t familiar with TWBM before sitting here today, but this band is defintiely on my radar now and I look forward to spending a good chunk of time with their new record. Check out a stream, courtesy of CVLT Nation, below. Continue reading
My Dying Bride are a phenomenal band who’s music has been around for-ev-ur and I am highly anticipating their upcoming album Feel The Misery, which is due out in September. The band have just released a new track titled “And My Father Left Forever.” Why such a cheery title, I asked. Check out the track below and get a nice, hearty dose of My Dying Bride. Enjoy. Continue reading
Both Arizonian sludge masters Godhunter and Austin doomsayers Destroyer of Light have premiered tracks from their upcoming split LP, Endsville, over at No Clean Singing. Godhunter have unleashed the grumpy, crunchy “Dull Knives, Weak Handshakes”, while Destroyer of Light stomp about with their nearly nine-minute giant “Valley Of The Dead”. Both tracks will provide you with your daily dose of doom and gloom. Stream them both here.
The bands’ upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Denver progressive/psychedelic doom quartet Dreadnought have premiered the title track to their forthcoming album, Bridging Realms, over at Heavy Blog is Heavy. The over 11-minute closing tune combines elements of post-rock, post-metal and doom with ethereal and folk nuances to create a massive, multi-faceted monolith that does belong in a single category. Stream the eclectic track after the break.
Bridging Realms will be released on August 11 and can be pre-ordered here.
UK drone/doom duo Ommadon have premiered the second half of their massive new track “Empathy for the Wicked”, which will appear on the record of the same name, over at Revolver. Stream the first half of the dismal composition at this location. Listening to the full 45-minute monolith will plunge you into a deep dark pit of despair of which there is no escape. In the case of drone and doom, that is definitely a good thing. Stream the track here.
Empathy for the Wicked will be released on July 15 via Golden Mantra.
I’m going to get the “Between Two Urns” joke out of the way right at the top. Okay. We’re good. The doom-sters Windhand will be releasing their new album Grief’s Infernal Flower this Fall and the band has released a radio edit of their new track “Two Urns.” Seeing as this radio edit is over six minutes, I’m gonna assume that the actual track will be almost twice this length. The track itself is spectacular and it’s the Windhand I want in my life right now. Check out the track below. Continue reading
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.