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.
Avantgarde rockers Kayo Dot will release their new album Coffins On Io in October and the band is currently streaming their new track “Library Subterranean,” which you can hear below. This is a pretty phenomenal track and it absolutely flies by and doesn’t seem like it was even close to eight and a half minutes long. Check out “Library Subterranean” after the jump or blow your brains out. Continue reading
Full Of Hell have released a short video teaser for their upcoming third LP, a collaborational effort with legendary Japanese noise artist Merzbow, simply entitled Full Of Hell & Merzbow. The record is poised for a November split release between Profound Lore Records and A389 Recordings, who will be handling CD and vinyl duties respectively. Besides a difference in format, the CD version is expected to contain an exclusive bonus noise disc consisting of manipulated Merzbow material in the vein of Wolf Eyes and Tribes Of Neurot according to a recent interview of guitarist Spencer Hazard by CVLT Nation. View the teaser below and be sure to catch the group on their current West Coast tour with labelmates Noisem and the legendary Dropdead, details also below. For the curious, two new tracks from the record can be heard via a filmed live set on the group’s recent UK venture, at the 6:40 and 16:30 marks. Continue reading
Botanist’s oddly beautiful new album, VI: Flora, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Noisey. The hammered dulcimer-infused black metal affair will officially be released next Monday, August 11th, via The Flenser. But we know you cannot wait four more days, so feel free to stream the album over at Noisey now.
Portland psychedelic doom outfit Megaton Leviathan have announced the release of their sophomore full length album. The new record will be entitled Past 21: Beyond The Arctic Cell and will be released through Seventh Rule Recordings on September 9th. The album, which was mixed by Mort Subite (V.I.I.R.L., etc), will follow the outfit’s previous record Water, Wealth, Hell on Earth. The new record’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with Megaton Leviathan upcoming live dates.
Post-metal outfit Minsk are reportedly in the process of recording their long-awaited follow up to 2009’s With Echoes in the Movement of Stone. The new record, which is being produced by Sanford Parker, is slated to be released in early 2015 via Relapse Records. Vocalist Timothy Mead had the following to say about the upcoming record:
“So much attention and care have gone into this process, this renewal. We knew that in order to really move Minsk forward in a meaningful way we would need to raise the bar all over again. This realization lit a fire within us to transcend what was. So many things had to fall into place to make it what we knew it needed to be. A new rhythm section, a second guitar for the first time since the early days of the band, additional vocalists, Sanford‘s contributions moving to the realm of synth/noise for this album. Lots of changes, to be sure, and yet the results will be unmistakably Minsk… just Minsk on a whole different level this time around. We cannot wait to share the fruits of these labors.”
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Helsinki black/death metal neophytes Maveth will be joining their-long-running Athens peers Embrace Of Thorns for an eight track split of epic proportions, spanning a hefty thirty-seven minutes and entitled “A Plague Through The Heavens” later this August. Set to be released by the excellent Dark Descent Records, two preview tracks for the release can be streamed below and album artwork by Daniel Desecrator can be viewed above. Pre-orders for the record are available via limited vinyl here or digital download here.
Avant-rockers Kayo Dot have announced the release of their seventh full length album and follow up to 2013’s ambitious Hubardo. The new record will be entitled Coffins on Io and will see a release through The Flenser on October 16th. The new six track effort will represent yet another change in the ever-evolving sound of Kayo Dot. Frontman Toby Driver described the sound as ” a sexy combination of Type O Negative, Peter Gabriel, Sisters of Mercy”. Driver further comments on the overall theme and vibe of the upcoming album:
“Basically the vibe that we’re going for here is inspired by 80s retro-future noir— Blade Runner.”
“I wanted to make a good record to put on while you drive across the desert at night under a toxic, post-apocalyptic atmosphere…There’s a weird underlying theme of murder, shame and death.”
The album’s artwork and track listing are available for viewing after the break.
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.
Kayo Dot guitarist and ex-So is the Tongue frontman, Ron Varod, will embark on a string of North American tour dates this summer in support of his Zvi solo project. The touring schedule as it currently stands can be seen after the break. You can also stream his self-titled debut album as well as his eerie cover of Deftones’ “When Girls Telephone Boys” (which will also appear on our upcoming Deftones covers compilation) below as well.
San Francisco musician Otrebor and his Botanist project have released a new track from the upcoming album, VI: Flora, over at The Quietus. The new track is entitled “Callistemon” and it features a lot of bright, angelically manipulated hammered dulcimer, as is the staple of Botanist’s sound, and indiscernible black metal-esque shrieks. Head over to The Quietus to get weird now.
VI: Flora will be released on August 11th via The Flenser.
Yakuza have premiered their cover of jazz legend John Coltrane’s track, “Seraphic Light”, over at Revolver. The experimental rendition of the track can be found on the group’s recently released reissue of their 2002 album, Way of the Dead. Head over to Revolver to check it out now. You can check out the original after the break if you are interested.
Throughout next month, Chicago experimental metal outfit Yakuza will reissue their first four (currently out of print) full length albums along with one previously unreleased album through War Crime Recordings.
The band’s self-released 2000 debut Amount to Nothing and 2002’s Way of the Dead will be released on July 1st. The reissue of Way of the Dead will contain a cover of John Coltrane’s “Seraphic Light” as a bonus track. 2006’s Samsara and 2007’s Transmutations will be re-released on July 15th. Samsara will contain two bonus James Plotkin remixes of “Back to the Mountain” and “The Ballad of Mr. K”. Transmutations will feature Justin Broadrick’s remix of “The Blinding” as a bonus track.
On July 29th, Yakuza will release the previously unreleased improvisational recording Kabuki Mono. The album was originally recorded back in 2001.
In other related news, Yakuza have recorded over 100 minutes of new improvised material with Sanford Parker. The band plan to pick the best takes and release it sometime next year.