Out of the blue, Greensboro, NC grindcore/crust unit Torch Runner have returned, along with details for their upcoming sophomore LP, Endless Nothing, which if the debut single “Godlust” is any sign, signals only an amplification of brutalistic quality for the group. Due out September 30th via Southern Lord Records, Endless Nothing is an effort “reaching new depths of auditory violence”, according to the group’s press release. As the evidence stands so far, I believe it. Check out the new track “Godlust” along with full album artwork and tracklistings for Endless Nothing below.
Denver, CO mammothian doom unit Primitive Man have released a new eleven minute crusher entitled “Loathe” for free streaming and download. The track is the second in a series of sponsored releases between Flatline Audio Studios and Trve Brewing and is expected to be part of Primitive Man’s as-of-yet untitled upcoming EP, due this Winter on Relapse Records. Stream “Loathe” below and download it free here. Continue reading
Initially available as a limited digital download release fundraiser for the family of Relapse Records team member Pat Egan following his death in 2013, the two-track experimental doom Mass & Volume EP by innovative deathgrinders Pig Destroyer is now due for a one-time, never to be repressed CD/vinyl release according to news direct from the band and label this morning. Recorded in lieu of extra studio time during the band’s sessions on their 2007 LP Phantom Limb, Mass & Volume serves as a fine epilogue to the Bryan Harvey era of the band, marking his final contributions to the group since his tenure start on Pig Destroyer’s 1999 split with Gnob.
In addition, the band have also announced two live dates for December with Dropdead, one show serving as the band’s live Boston debut. Peep a teaser for Mass & Volume along with those show details below and pre-order the record digitally here or physically as CD or vinyl here. Continue reading
Little Rock, AR death metal/doom unit and recent A389 Recordings signees Napalm Christ are streaming their debut self-titled LP in full, a complete Audiosiege Studios (responsible for the recent Left For Dead/Bloodlet/Gehenna A389 revived records) remaster of their ripping 2013 Demo. Revitalized, the record oozes with clarity in its old school Swedish and Finnish death metal grime and bludgeons in its familiar and competent demonstrations of the old school violence of American death. Stream the full record below, purchase the immediately available digital download here or pre-order the record in its various vinyl offerings here.
Everyone’s favorite baseball-themed grindcore outfit, Puig Destroyer (Kowloon Walled City, Thrice, Curl Up and Die), have detailed their forthcoming self-titled full length and follow up to their self-titled and Wait for Spring EPs (which can be streamed here). The new album will be released on September 30th, the first day of MLB post-season, through No Sleep Records and will feature 20 new tracks. One of the new tracks, closing number “Mike Trout”, can be streamed exclusively over at Metal Sucks. Go check out the track, pre-order the record and check out the artwork and track listing after the break.
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
Legendary grindcore heavyweights Agoraphobic Nosebleed have announced out of the blue that they will be appearing at next year’s Maryland Deathfest. This is most definitely special and a rare occurrence for the group as ANb don’t play live often (and by that I mean pretty much ever). The band has also announced the addition of bassist John Jarvis, who is also a member of Scott Hull’s Pig Destroyer. RAD. What this all means for the fate of the band’s long teased four solo albums remains to be seen. Will Jarvis’s addition signify the prospect of a fifth album? The band’s last update as of late 2013 signified that the release of the four differing genre albums would be far off due to main riff-writer Scott Hull’s preoccupation with Pig Destroyer but did reveal much pertaining to the plans for the releases.
From ANb vocalist Richard Johnson on December 20, 2013:
This is huge and I am seriously pissed that I’m going to miss this monumental event. Fuck it, I know the band, so maybe I win. After the jump, you can stream my favorite ANb album, Agorapocalypse, and peep the official statement from the band. RAGE. Continue reading
Grindcore heathens Die Choking will be releasing their second 7″ next month and the band has unloaded a full clip over on Noisey in the form of “Non-Yielder.” The track is a vicious beast coming in at just under a minute. In that minute, you are introduced to the menacing power that Die Choking has at their fingertips. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading
The throwback death metal brainchild of DC’s Disciples Of Christ and Protester, Genocide Pact, are back with their face-shattering second entry, a single by the title of Desecration, the group’s first material since their well received invocation by demo in 2013. Backed by the support of Weekend Nachos frontman John Hoffman’s personal record label, Bad Teeth Records, Desecration is available for pre-order now with its A-Side available for digital preview. Stream the title track “Desecration” along with G-Pact’s debut demo below and pre-order the record (limited to 50 on Alien Green slime vinyl) via Bad Teeth here. For cool people and fans of audio-frequencies that’ll end up making you look like that guy above.
Be sure to follow Bad Teeth Recordings on FB here to keep up with future plans and updates, of which records by Full Of Hell, Bent Life and Spine are confirmed ventures.
Cinemagrind executioners Graf Orlock are back with “A Decent Proposal In A Shitty Alley”, the second cut of three (of which the third features actor Kevin Gage in some manner) off of their Trailer EP, the prelude and teaser to the group’s upcoming Fall LP Crime Traveller. Among the longer of the group’s tracks and possibly its longest, the over four minute track appeals more to the group’s hardcore direction as explored in their Los Angeles EP with the lingering progression of southern-tinged hard rock, not far off of Every Time I Die’s trajectory. Stream the track exclusively via Noisey here, pre-order Trailer via Vitriol Records here or pick it up live on one of the band’s dates on their upcoming East Coast tour with Holy and Dangers, full dates and details below. Continue reading
North Carolina grinders Columns have released the official video for their track “Punching Nancy Grace” from their recently released record, Please Explode. The clip is one part performance video and three parts goofiness. In other words, it’s pretty damn entertaining. You can check out the video after the break.
If you’ve been reading this site for a while you will know that two of my favorite things are cover songs and split 7″ records. Well, today I got to appease the second of these and I was introduced to the new split 7″ from Dogma and Corrupt Leaders, which will be released in a few days. The split is a mad, no frills attack on… everything. You can stream this piece after the jump, courtesy of Invisible Oranges. Continue reading
Revamped and ready for more sequels, cinemagrind act Graf Orlock are currently streaming a new track off of their upcoming EP, Trailer, entitled “Nursing A Hangover”, the group’s latest material since 2012’s Heat-themed Los Angeles EP. Intended to provide a glimpse into the group’s direction for their Fall-expected LP, Crime Traveller, the aptly titled Trailer EP will screen three new tracks (“Nursing A Hangover”, “A Decent Proposal in a Shitty Alley” as well as the title track “Trailer”, which is helmed by actor Kevin Gage) and will be available to upcoming tour attendees to the group’s upcoming East Coast run with Dangers and Holy as well as internet denizens now through pre-order on Vitriol Records. Stream “Nursing A Hangover” below, pre-order Trailer via Vitriol Records here and peep the tour dates below (courtesy of BrooklynVegan), the first three of which will see Ceremony, subbing in for Graf Orlock and Holy.
Columns, the band featuring members of Hemdale, Glass Casket and Wretched, will be releasing the awe-inspiring Please Explode next week and if you haven’t been following all the hype about the band, now is a good time to catch up. The band is currently streaming Please Explode over on MetalSucks and you can check out this masterful blitzkrieg of deathgrind after the jump. Grind on. Continue reading