Japanese deathdoom masters Coffins have returned and with them they have brought you the astonishing new lyric video for their song “The Vacant Pale Vessel.” This track is the first offering off of Coffins new album, their first for Relapse Records, The Fleshland. Of course, this song is absolutely incredible. Duh. Continue reading »
I have only recently gotten into experimental band Wreck And Reference. I have heard of the band in the past, but their latest album
Content was the first time I actually sat down to check them out. After listening to the band’s two-song EP, I was blown away. Wreck And Reference aren’t a band you come across often. Their music is interesting and compelling and I cannot get enough.
After watching the band’s latest music video, I have nothing but questions about what is rattling around in the minds of Wreck And Reference. Continue reading »
The doom and gloom crew of Black Sheep Wall will be hitting the studio June 29th to begin recording their new full length effort. As a precursor to the upcoming album, the band has released a three song EP ,entitled It Begins Again, which can be streamed below. This bone crushing twenty-two minute EP features vocals from former frontman Jeff Ventimiglia and replacement Trae Malone. Check it out after the jump.
“It’s all in the hips.” – Happy Gilmore, 1996
Welcome to the eleventh edition of Cryptic Passages, a
weekly hopefully-weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. This week’s special re-summoning of the Cryptic Passages column brings with it a local focus, on bands from my neck of this circle of hell, Southern California. For now, I return to my place on the altar of sacrifice and offer you three fresh kills…after the jump. Continue reading »
By Lane Oliver
Within moments of this album’s beginning you can smell the thick, nostril flaring smog that would billow from the smoke stacks of some environmentally unsafe factory. A factory that resides within the ruins of a crumbling city whose own citizens brought about its own corruption and destruction. You see, Batillus’s Concrete Sustain possesses a sound reminiscent of collapsing buildings within a post-apocalyptic metropolitan city. Please put on your hard hat before listening to this one.
Pitchfork is currently streaming the opening track from Locrian’s upcoming album Return to Annihilation, which is due out on June 25th through Relapse. I have become so used to Locrian’s dark droning mentality that this new track, “Eternal Return”, really surprised me. This four minute piece opens up with swelling drones that build into a bright collage of melodic, almost post-hardcore ish riffing and rhythms and keyboard melodies. The distorted vocals which are swallowed by one another add a nice dimension of weirdness to this overall upbeat sounding song. I was definitely not expecting this from Locrian. Head over to Pitchfork and check out the track right meow!
Corrections House (Neurosis, Yakuza, etc) are on a roll. The band released their debut 7″ not too long ago and now according to their Facebook page, they have already started working on their first full length effort. No other information has been released just yet since the album stages are still in their infancy. But we will keep you updated on all Corrections House happenings. In the meantime, check out their weird ass video for “Grin With a Purpose” below.
The doom metal tyrants of Japan, Coffins, have revealed the dirty details on their highly anticipated fourth full length LP, The Fleshland. The Fleshland will be Coffins’ first full length 2008′s Buried Death and will feature nine new horrendously dissonant tracks. The Fleshland will also be the band’s debut on Relapse Records, which will release the new record on July 9th in North America. Relapse has a slew of pre-order packages available at this location. Below you will be pleased to find the new offering’s artwork and track listing as well as the album trailer. Enjoy!
We’ve already seen The Body’s macabre video for “The Ebb and Flow of Tides in a Sea of Ash” and now The Body have teamed up with director Richard Rankin once again to bring you their new video for Master, We Perish’s nine minute closing track, “Worship”. The nine minute demonic dirge is accompanied by slow-motion stock footage of people “worshiping”. As the music intensifies, so do the images. You can stream the video and check out The Body’s upcoming tour dates below.
The Chicago noise shifters Locrian will return this year with their follow up to 2011′s excellent The Clearing. Above is the very minimalistic yet creepy artwork (which reminds me of a scene from The Mist) to Return to Annihilation, Locrian’s upcoming epic that will see a release through Relapse Records on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Germany and Benelux, and June 24th in the UK and the world abroad. Pre-orders for the effort can be found here. No track listing has been made available as of yet. The band has also released an official trailer for the album, which features a short snippet of the album’s title track. It’s sounds trippy and eerie as hell! Check that out below and check back for more Locrian news.
When last we left our hero, Author & Punisher had announced the release of his next album titled Women & Children. The solo indoomstrial project, featuring instrument manufacturer Tristan Shone, has become a constant in my every day listening and I hope his music has effected many others the way it has me.
Tristan, apparently, has no remorse for his audience… Continue reading »
Full Of Hell’s long awaited sophomore LP has finally arrived. Presenting itself as a much more cohesive record, Rudiments Of Mutilation documents the continued organic evolution of the group as displayed in the vast experimental approaches of the various splits and noise projects since 2011′s Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home. The resulting effort preserves the integrity of the group’s signature base sound while mutating into its own demented avenues, cementing Full Of Hell as one of the most challenging and unique hardcore acts of today. Continue reading »
Corrections House (Neurosis, Yakuza, etc) have released their new music video for their entrancing song “Grin With a Purpose”. The track comes from their debut 7″ that the band released earlier this year. The video revolves around a mysterious driver in a ski mask drifting along a deserted highway, witnessing strange figures in the desert among other things. It’s pretty much a big interpretive art piece. You can stream the video below.
Tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST, Full Of Hell’s long-awaited sophomore LP, Rudiments Of Mutilation, will be streaming in full exclusively over at Terrorizer. In addition, pre-orders for the record will be up at A389 Recordings’s webstore. Numb your mind at the multiple tour outings Full Of Hell have to offer with allies Gehenna, Integrity, Code Orange Kids and more, full details here.
The sci-fi horror power electronics duo, Breached Hull, have recently announced plans for an eight date East Coast excursion throughout the month of May featuring direct support from harsh noise allies Developer and Diaphramatic as well as special guests on select dates. Check out the full tour circuit details as well as a stream and free download of the group’s debut Event Horizon-inspired EP, Into The Black(review here), below. Be sure to follow the Breached Hull tour Facebook event page for venue details and updates here. Continue reading »