OMMADON Announce New Album “V”; Preview New Track

Scottish drone/doom act Ommadon have announced the release of their fifth full length album, aptly-titled V. The new record was recorded live and will feature two new sprawling tracks that clock in at a combined 90 minutes. The record was mastered by Billy Anderson and will be split across four sides of vinyl. Terrorizer is currently stream side-A of the record, which comes in at a astounding 23 minutes. Point your browsers here to check it out.

V will be released on August 5th via Domestic Genocide. Pre-orders can be found herehere (U.K.) and here (Netherlands).

SLEEP Streaming New Track “The Clarity”

Artwork for Sleep's "The Clarity," the band's first new material in 20 years.

Sleep have premiered the first new track since the release of 1999’s Jerusalem/Dopesmoker over at NPR. The track is entitled “The Clarity” and is apart of the Adult Swim’s 2014 Singles Program, which will also feature new tracks from Mastodon and Deafheaven. The nearly 10 minute track combines the droning atmosphere of sister band OM with that classic Sleep low-end doom. The band have plans to release the single on a limited edition 12″ vinyl pressing in the near future. Until then, check out the track after the break.

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OWLFOOD Announce Tour Dates

Boston experimental drone enthusiasts Owlfood have announced a handful of U.S. tour dates that will commence this Sunday, July 13th. The band will be playing five cities in the course of one week and will include an appearance at Gilead Fest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin along side The Body, Thou, Kowloon Walled City and others. The band will be touring in support of their most recent release, the 27 minute long opus Destroyers of the Moon. The band will be joined by the likes of Windmills by the Ocean (Isis, Blacktail) and Taiga (Bryant Clifford Meyer of Isis) on select dates. You can check out the dates and stream Destroyers of the Moon after the break.

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SUNN O))) & SCOTT WALKER Collaborating On New Album

scott0It has been reported via 4AD that experimental musician Scott Walker and legendary drone band Sunn O))) will be collaborating on an album to be released later this year. I am not extremely familiar with Scott Walker, but after listening to a track (see below), I am 100% positive that this will be one of the weirdest releases of the year. Should be interesting regardless. Check out a Scott Walker track and a Sunn O))) track after the jump.       Continue reading

THE BODY/THOU Tour Begins Next Week

In support of their recently released collaborative album, Released From Love, The Body and Thou will embark on a summer U.S. tour starting on Monday. The band will be performing a collaborative set, which will include material from Released From Love and others, on most dates. The tour will lead up to Gilead Fest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in which the band will perform as one unit on the first day of the festival and then separately on the following days. You can check out the extensive touring schedule after the break.

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HORSEBACK Debut “The Inheritance (Changeling)” Video

Experimentalists Horseback have premiered the official video for their track “The Inheritance (Changeling)” over at Self-Titled Mag. The track comes from the band’s 2012 album, Half Blood, and is set to images of decaying and demolished buildings inhabited by geometrically-shaped smoke organisms. It’s a very odd and eerie video. You can check it out after the break.

You can also stream both Half Blood and their most recent album, Piedmont Apocrypha, below as well.

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TAURUS Streaming New Track “Increase Aloneness”

Portland experimental duo Taurus have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming album, No/Thing, over at The AV Club. The new track is the 13 minute “Increase Aloneness”, which plays upon multi-layered drone and psychedelic, crushing riffing to get its point across. You can stream the new mantra at The AV Club and pre-order the album at this location.

No/Thing will be self-released by the band next Tuesday, April 1st.

CONAN Streaming Barbaric New Album “Blood Eagle”

Conan-Blood-Eagle-ArtworkI don’t think there could be a better name to associate with a crushing band this heavy than Conan. I mean, this shit is heavy. Slow and devastating is the name of the game and these dudes know how to play. I am already in love with Conan‘s new album Blood Eagle and you should all be as well. If you’re not up on this yet, let the sweet sounds wash over you. The album is streaming in full over on Noisey RIGHT NOW. Go forth, my children. Make it so.     Continue reading

TAURUS Streaming New Track “No Thing Longing… Human Impermanence”

CVLT Nation have premiered a new tune from Portland psychedelic doom duo Taurus’ forthcoming album, No/Thing, which is out on April 1st. The new track is entitled “No Thing Longing… Human Impermanence”, and for its five minutes Taurus pummels you with buzzing, droning riffs that cycle around in an almost hypnotic fashion. All the while, Stevie Floyd and Ashley Spungin layer their hums, screeches and growls, to add to the song’s unsettling atmosphere. Head over to CVLT Nation to stream it now.

No/Thing can be pre-ordered at this location.

TAURUS Announce New Album “No/Thing”

Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle) and Ashley Spungin (Negative Queen, etc) will come together again as Taurus to release their second album, No/Thing. The Portland experimental doom/drone duo will self-release the album on their Bandcamp page on April 1st. The album was recorded at Portland’s Cloud City Studios by Billy Anderson, whom also contributes guest vocals on the album as well. Other guest vocals will come from the likes of Wrest of Leviathan fame. The album is available in a few pre-order packages that can be seen below:

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SUNN O))) & ULVER Collaboration Now Streaming In Full

SULVERNNWho doesn’t want more Sunn O))) in their life? I posted about the band last week and now I’m here to inform you all that the drone kings are currently streaming their collaborative effort with Ulver in full over on Pitchfork. This album is spectacular and I highly suggest you stop whatever it may be that you are currently doing and listen to it. You’ll thank me later. Head on over to Pitchfork now. You can check out an except of the track “Eternal Return” after the jump.       Continue reading

SUNN O))) Released A New Album And I Had No Idea

SUNNFuck a fuck, dude. How the hell did I not know Sunn O))) had released a new album? Southern Lord isn’t 100% active on the promotional front for Sunn O))), I’m assuming, but I’m still disappointed in myself that I didn’t catch this somewhere. Thanks to our blogthers over on Heavy Blog Is Heavy, I got news last night.

The tracks are long, dissonant and soaked drenched in feedback. Duh. It’s Sunn O))). Stream the album, titled LA Reh 012 after the jump. You’ll need to wipe out a pretty good section of your morning to enjoy it, but you already know that if you’re reading this post. Enjoy, drones.     Continue reading