According to a recent update from their official blog, Seattle, WA’s infamous powerviolence duo, Iron Lung, are apparently going to be hosting a TED Talk. For those unaware, TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading” and draw in speakers from the realms of “Technology, Entertainment and Design”. TED Talks have ranged from presentations featuring Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs speaking on the value and current stigmatization of work to the well-known interviewer Nardwuar speaking on the do-it-yourself aspects of journalism. Listed below are some of the issues the abstract powerviolence duo will be speaking on: Continue reading »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
I don’t know Aborym really, but I do know Iron Maiden. Fifteen seconds into the formers cover of the latter, I am utterly in shock. Unfortunately, I am not shocked in that good way. I am the one guy who appreciates terrible covers, but this one is pushing it. Continue reading »
Prepare to be weirded out by Shining’s (Norway) new music video for their track, “I Won’t Forget”. The eclectic jam comes from their new record One One One and is set to images of humanoids attached to Sci-Fi machinery in Matrix like fashion. One One One is quite the heavy hitter so I suggest you all check it out as soon as possible. You can stream the new video below!
I am obviously late to the party but Norwegian “blackjazz” band Shining will release their new album tomorrow in Norway. The digital format of the album, entitled One One One, will be released tomorrow while physical copies will be released on April 8th in Norway. This album is to be the follow up to their amazing 2010 record, Blackjazz. On this new release, frontman Jørgen Munkeby states:
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Their 2010 opus, All the Waters of the Earth Shall Turn to Blood, was a maniacal journey into a dark realm of utter nihilism, hate and misanthropy, all generated by sound alone. This year, the diabolical duo of The Body, have crawled out from their Rhode Island abodes to unleash onto the world three harsh songs that take the most malevolent moments of Waters and combines them into one tortured beast of an EP. Master, We Perish, is a truly frightening affair that will strike fear into even the holiest of men.
Perhaps you remember me mentioning that the apocalyptic duo, The Body, were releasing a new EP this year on on April 30th. Well, now you can get a taste of what’s to come from Master, We Perish via Pitchfork. Pitchfork have premiered the opening track “The Ebb and Flow of Tides in a Sea of Ash” and it is quite the maniacal ditty. The track is initiated by the sounds of air raid sirens that permeate throughout the track while the grumbling sounds of massive guitar and Chip King’s torrid screech make this a sadistic three minutes. If you have the stomach for it, check it out now.
The New York Avant-Garde masters in Kayo Dot have announced they will be hitting the studio next month to record their 7th studio album and follow up to last year’s Gamma Knife. The album will be titled Hubardo and will be a ninety minute double conceptual album featuring eleven sprawling tracks whose lyrics were written by former Maudlin of the Well vocalist, Jason Byron. The line up this time around will consist of Toby Driver (bass, guitar, vocals, keys), Terran Olson (keys, woodwinds), Daniel Means (woodwinds and synth), Mia Matsumiya (violin), Tim Byrnes (trumpet, horn in F), Keith Abrams (drums) and So is the Tongue’s Ron Varod on guitar. Pretty big pre-order packages are already available for purchase at this location. The album should see a release sometime this Fall. Check out the official track listing below.