Hiram-Maxim will release their debut album early next month and the band has unloaded a massive new track titled “One.” The track is one hell of a crusher, coming in at more than eleven minutes and it holds strong throughout. This band is vicious and I’m really digging them, so they come highly recommended. Check out “One” after the jump. Continue reading
I only recently learned of Heavydeath, but I’m really glad I did. If you want to know what this band sounds like, their name doesn’t leave much to the imagination. The band is heavy as fuck and their new album Eternal Sleepwalker is a crusher of souls. Heavydeath has unleashed a new track off of the album over on CVLT Nation titled “Heavy As Death.” Check out the track below and see for yourself. Continue reading
Experimental doom outfit Hiram-Maxim have premiered the opening track from their forthcoming self-titled debut album over at Vice. The track, entitled “Visceral”, combines sludgy bass lines with Pink Floyd-esque progressive rock nuances and Oxbow-style weirdness. The sprawling seven minute jam is a trip down the rabbit hole, where everything is noisy, psychedelic and just plain odd. Feel free to stream the track after the break.
Hiram-Maxim will be released through Aqualamb Records on March 3. Pre-orders can be sought after here.
Canadians Merdarahta, featuring Fuck The Facts’ Topon Das and Melanie Mongeon, recently released their new album, As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset, on January 20. The band also features members of The Sun Through A Telescope, Mekhaya and others, and combines experimental ambient noise with doom and drone. In an interview with American Aftermath, Das discussed how Merdarahta came to be and how much of a departure it is from Fuck The Facts, as well as the writing process for As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset, the theme behind the album and more. Continue reading
SUMAC, 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
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.
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.
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.
Experimental outfit Anatomy of Habit (Tortoise, Indian, Bloodyminded, etc) have released a preview of a new track from their forthcoming record, Ciphers + Axioms, over at CVLT Nation. The clip may only be a three minute excerpt of the 20 minute closing track “Then Window”, but it gives you a preview of the haunting doom to come. Check out the clip for yourself over at CVLT Nation and check out the first half of the record, “Radiate and Recede”, if you missed it.
Ciphers + Axioms will be released on November 10th via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Portland occult metal outfit Atriarch have premiered their forthcoming album, An Unending Pathway, over at Pitchfork. The goth, doom, black metal and hard rock hybrid will officially be released on October 27th via Relapse Records and can be pre-ordered here. While you are checking out, stream the album in all its gloomy glory over at Pitchfork.
Experimental drone/doom outfit Megaton Leviathan have released a new eight minute behemoth of a track over at CVLT Nation. The sprawling, psychedelic jam is entitled “The Foolish Man” and features guest sitar from Henry Barnes of Bastard Noise. The track comes from the group’s new record, Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell, which is officially out today and can be ordered here. In the meantime, stream “The Foolish Man” over at CVLT Nation now.
The new album from experimental act Blackwolfgoat, Drone Maintenance, can now be streamed in full over at Decibel. Despite the album’s title, Drone Maintenance is not strictly drone. The album is full of solo guitar work that combines elements of psychedelia, folk and others along with loud reverberating drones. The album is officially out today via Small Stone Recordings and you can get your copy at this location. Be sure to stream the record first over at Decibel.
Psychedelic drone/doom outfit Megaton Leviathan have premiered a new track from their forthcoming record, Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell, over at Invisible Oranges. The track is the sprawling 13 minute “Past 21″; a track that floats down a path of kaleidoscopic melodies and drug-induced atmospheres. Head over to Invisible Oranges to stream the behemoth now.
Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell will be released on September 9th via Seventh Rule Recordings. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Primitive and Deadly
Label: Southern Lord
Release Date: September 2nd, 2014
1. Torn by the Fox of the Crescent Moon
2. There is a Serpent Coming
3. From The Zodiacal Light
4. Even Hell Has Its Heroes
5. Rooks Across the Gates
6. Badgers Bane