WREKMEISTER HARMONIES (THE BODY, INDIAN, Etc) Streaming New Track “Run Priest Run”

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Wrekmeister Harmonies have premiered a new track from their upcoming full-length, Night of Your Ascension, at Revolver. Titled “Run Priest Run”, the new track features 12 minutes of slow-burning, experimental doom. Cataclysmic bass lines and primal percussion thunder throughout the track, while multiple layers of instrumentation, noise and vocals meld together above the rhythm. Stream the track after the break.

Wrekmesieter Harmonies is a music collective, led by J.R. Robinson, which boasts a cast of nearly 30 musicians including  Lee Buford and Chip King (both of The Body), Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten), Cooper Crain (Cave), Marissa Nadler, Mary Lattimore, Olivia Block, Eric Chaleff (Bloodiest), Dylan O’Toole and Ron DeFries (both of Indian), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea), Mark Solotroff (Anatomy Of Habit), Solomon Lee Walker, Chris Brokaw (Come), and Jaime Fennelly (Mind Over Mirrors).

Night of Your Ascension will be released on November 13 via Thrill Jockey. Pre-order here.

The band’s upcoming tour dates can be seen below as well.

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RECITATION Streaming New Album “Carrion”


Copenhagen-based doom trio Recitation have premiered their upcoming album, Carrion, at Noisey. The album will officially be released Friday, October 9, via Indisciplinarian Records. Pre-orders can still be picked up here and here. The record is comprised of one 27-minute behemoth that trudges along with slow-burning,  grimy doom. Check it out after the break.

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BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS Completes Recording Of New Album “Carrier”


German sludge/doom outfit Black Shape of Nexus announced that they have finished recording and mixing their fourth full-length record and follow-up to 2012’s Negative Black. The  new record, titled Carrier, is currently being mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin and will be finalized for release through Exile On Mainstream in the Spring of 2016 on CD and 2xLP. The album will feature six tracks, including a Hellhammer cover, and will be over 50 minutes in length. Vocalist Malte Seidel issued the following statement:

Carrier is the result of a band being in a constant state of deterioration. Doing a record is a very unpleasant and harmful process for us. Creating Negative Black already was a nightmare, but with Carrier the understanding of the term nightmare needs to be expanded. This is not being said to play the ‘tension and dissent create great art’ card. This album is not art. This album is not musicianship. This album is simply the album that we were able to do under the current circumstances while sometimes asking ourselves if a split-up would not be the better option. The final mix of Carrier is done at the moment.”

More information on the record will be revealed in the months to come. In the meantime, stream Negative Black after the break.

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KOWLOON WALLED CITY Stream New Album “Grievances”

KWC - GrievancesSlow-and-steady craftsmen Kowloon Walled City always end up releasing some of my favorite albums of the year. I mean, these dudes are magical and their music is so fucking good. This is clearly evident on the bands most recent effort Grievances, which you can stream right now if you’re in the mood for awesome. Click on over and stream this bad boy after the jump.     Continue reading

WIZARD EYE Streaming New Track “Stoneburner”

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Philadelphia psychedelic doom trio Wizard Eye have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled album at The Obelisk. Titled “Stoneburner”, the new tune is a nearly nine-minute journey through crunchy bass lines and kaleidoscopic, hazy-eyed stoner riffs. Vocalist/guitarist Erik Caplan commented on the new jam:

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SUNN O))) Announce New Album “Kannon”

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Drone kings Sunn O))) have announced the release of a new full-length album to be released later this year. The new record will be titled Kannon and will be released on December 4 via Southern Lord Records, with a limited number of white vinyl available on Record Store Day, Novmber 27. It follows their 2014 collaboration with Scott Walker, Soused, and it is the first “solo” studio album from the outfit since 2009’s Monoliths and Dimensions. It was recorded and produced by longtime collaborator Randall Dunn and will feature guest appearances by Attila Csihar, Oren Ambarchi, Rex Ritter, and Steve Moore to name a few. The album will be split into three tracks simply titled “Kannon 1, 2 and 3”. An official press release told of the album’s thematic nature:

The literal representation of Kannon is as an aspect of Buddha: specifically “goddess of mercy” or “Perceiving the Sounds (or Cries) of the World.” She is also sometimes commonly known as the Guanyin Bodhisattva (Chinese: 觀音菩薩) amongst a plurality of other forms. There is a rich lineage behind this idea tracing back through many Asian belief systems, with as many names and cultural personifications of the idea.

Sunn O))) commissioned critical theorist Aliza Shvartz to write text and liner notes around these ideas and topics. She also explores the relations and perceptions to their approach to these ideas via the metonym of music and Sunn O)))’s place/approach within the framework of music and metal overall.

More information on the upcoming album will be released in the coming weeks.

SPELLJAMMER Stream New Album “Ancient Of Days”

spelljammerOkay, I’m not afraid to say that Spelljammer‘s Ancient Of Days is definitely one of my favorite albums of the year. It’s just an unbelievable record through and through. I’ve been championing it for a while now and now you can understand why. Spelljammer wanted you all to hear it before you buy it this weekend(which you should totally do). You can stream the album in full right now, just by clicking on past the jump. This is the doooooooooom.      Continue reading

HANG THE BASTARD Release Music Video For “Hornfel”

Last year UK sludge heathens Hang The Bastard released the phenomenal Sex In The Seventh Circle and the band has just released a new music video. The video is for their track “Hornfel” which comes off of the aforementioned album. You can check out the video below. It’s a really cool live-shot video.     Continue reading

CULT OF OCCULT Streaming New Track “Misanthropic”

French doomsayers Cult Of Occult will soon release their latest offering Five Degrees of Insanity and they have released a crushing new song titled “Misanthropic.” The track is a thundering mountain of sound and I cannot wait to sit down and listen to the album in full. Check out some new Cult Of Occult below.       Continue reading

SLOTH. Streaming New Album “Slow As Shit”

You may not be familiar with the band Sloth. yet, but you will be. This one-man, UK-based fuzzy stonerdoom act is unbelievable heavy and extremely entertaining. The band has emerged and will release its debut album Slow As Shit, of which you can now hear. Seriously sit down and check this out because I can definitely see this album popping back up around list season. Stream some Sloth. below.      Continue reading

BEVAR SEA Streaming New Track “Bury Me In NOLA”

Bangalore, India-based stoner/doom outfit Bevar Sea have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Invoke the Bizarre, over at Metal Underground. Titled “Bury Me in NOLA”, the psychedelic “Bury Me in NOLA” churns out massive, hazy-eyed riffs that will evoke furious headbanging from listeners. Check it out after the break along with previously released tracks, “Where There’s Smoke (There’s a Pyre)” and “Sleeping Pool”.

Invoke the Bizarre will be released on September 25 in India and October 31 for the rest of the world.

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MY DYING BRIDE Release “Feel The Misery” Video

British doom legends My Dying Bride have released the official music video for their track “Feel the Misery” from their new album of the same name. The six minute jam is set to a tragic clip directed by James Sharrock and Ryan Mackfall. Sharrock commented on the conception of the video:

“The concept for “Feel the Misery” has been in my head for a while. It is loosely based on the famous painting “Raft of Medusa” by Theodore Gericault painted in 1819, and when I heard the song it invoked the creative idea I had been thinking about.”

He continues:

“In May this year I read in the news reports of a “Ghost ship” carrying 350 starving Rohingya Muslims vanishing off Thailand. Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand refused to engage in search-and-rescue operations, instead pushing the boats back to sea, letting the people starve and refusing to accept the asylum seekers – similar to the story behind ‘Raft of Medusa’ . It was only later in the year as we were filming the music video down around the Pembrokeshire coast that the media took a greater interest in the deaths of asylum seekers in the Med. The song has allowed me to bring to life not only issues that are currently facing us all, but a masterpiece that reflects a similar tragedy from centuries ago.”

Check out the video after the break.

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WIZARD EYE Streaming New Track “Flying Falling”


Philadelphia psychedelic doom trio Wizard Eye have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled effort at Noisey. Titled “Flying Falling”, the over six-minute jam features hazy-eyed bass lines, dirty, fuzzy guitar grooves and some eclectic solo work. It’s like Weedeater on acid. Vocalist/guitarist Erik Caplan commented on the new jam:

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TYRANNY Streaming New Album “Aeons In Tectonic Internment”


Finnish funeral doom cult Tyranny have premiered their upcoming album, Aeons in Tectonic Internment, at CVLT Nation. The album will officially be released Friday, September 18, via Dark Descent Records. Pre-orders can be found here and here. Aeons in Tectonic Internment features five leviathanic tracks full of dismal, depressive doom metal that will rip out any sense of hope you have left, if it doesn’t crush you first. Check it out now.