The mysterious black metal/grind hybrid Dead in the Manger have premiered a new video for their track “II” from their impending full length, Cessation, over at Decibel. The seizure-inducing video was put together by Handshake Inc.’s David Hall, who had the following to say about the clip:
“This is probably the first time I’ve made a video for a band without talking to any of the members,….I sort of just got an email one day from the label that asked if I’d be interested in making a video for a black/grind metal band. I listened to the track and really dug what I heard so I agreed. The only real info and guidance I was given was the name of the song, ‘II’, the album title, and the album’s artwork. From listening to the track and taking the cover artwork as inspiration, I decided to try and create a depressing and degraded, impressionistic, moving version of the cover, and use some found footage, stuff that I shot, and mix it together to make a scratchy, black-toned void that hopefully assaults the eyes as nicely as the music assaults the ears. After a few botched attempts, I arrived at the version you see now.”
Feel free to check out the clip after the break.
Cessation will be released on February 3 through 20 Buck Spin. Pre-orders can be purchased here and here.
Metal Blade Records is set to release the debut album from Seattle’s Theories. The album is titled Regression and, while it was sure to be amazing regardless, the band is currently streaming a new track titled “Cycle Of Decay.” The track is a brutal deathgrind beatdown and it’s pretty amazing. Check out a stream of the track below. Continue reading →
Louisiana grimy hardcore quintet Gristnam (ex-haarp, ex-Omean) recently released their sophomore EP, simply titled release2, over on their Bandcamp page. The new release features 6 new tracks of vile, groove heavy grinding tunes that aim to ruin your day. The new EP can be streamed after the break.
Gristnam have also announced the release of Even Less; a full length that pairs both release1 and release2 together. The record is available through Housecore Records on 12″ orange vinyl (limited to 300) and cassette (limited to 100).
Napalm Death are back, baby! The time is drawing near and the band will be unleashing the brutalizing Apex Predator – Easy Meat at the end of the month. If that doesn’t excite you enough, the band has presented us all with a fantastic new track titled “How The Years Condemn.” This is definitely one of my favorite Napalm Death tracks I’ve heard in a long time. Check out the track after the jump. Grind your mind. Continue reading →
Fulgora are a beast. Why? Possibly because the band shares members with both Pig Destroyer and Misery Index. The band will be releasing their new album Stratagem next month and they have released a new video for their track “Meridian.” I would call this a music video, but I classify music videos as videos in which the band appears, which Fulgora doesn’t in this video.
The video does however feature a lot of religious, anti-religious and religious oppression imagery and video. I would say that this video is somewhat NSFW. Just to be safe. Check out “Meridian” below. Continue reading →
Warsawwasraw‘s debut full length, Sensitizer, came seemingly out of nowhere this year. I was not aware of the French duo’s existence until Three One G label head Justin Pearson (of The Locust/Retox) shared their track “Hollowcost” on various social media outlets. As if the whole “chaotic hardcore” genre couldn’t get more…chaotic. The instrumentation is fast and intense beyond measure. The drumming is furious and bludgeoning. The guitars churn out riffs that are extremely complex, noisy and vicious. Sensitizer is a whirlwind of auditory insanity that aims to distance itself from being just another album that simply echoes the work of Botch or Converge. In short, the album is a good kick in the ass. I recently got in touch with the two masterminds behind Warsawwasraw to discuss the album and more.
Blackened grind smashers Dead In The Manger will release their LP Cessation in February and the band has unleashed a beast in the form of “Part IV.” This track is a filthy slab of unholy mastery and I love it. I am really looking forward to some more Dead In The Manger. Check out “Part IV” below. Continue reading →
My homies in The Drip released a fucking unbelievable EP earlier this year and the band has now released their first music video since being signed to Relapse Records. The video is a pro-shot live video for the track “Sirens.” The video was shot at the bands local grind spot Ray’s Golden Lion and it’s pretty rad. Check out the video below. Continue reading →
Grinding death metal outfit Fulgora, which is made up of members of Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Misery Index, have announced the release of their debut full length. The new full length will be titled Stratagem and will be released through Housecore Records on February 3rd. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen below.
Metal Sucks have premiered the first taste of Stratagem, “Meridian”; a three minute barrage of vile, grind mayhem. Check it out now.
Die Choking released their second 7″ not too long ago and the band has released a music video for their track “Tonsil.” This band is amazing and I love this EP. If you’ve yet to check it out, do so now. Until then, peep the “Tonsil” video after the jump. Continue reading →
Grind masters Cretin have returned to the game and they will be releasing their new album Stranger next week. If you can’t wait, you can sit back and stream the album in full. You read that right! Cretin have unleashed their album upon the world for streaming a week in advance of it’s release. So, you know. Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Feel the lamentations of the CRETIN. Continue reading →
Formed in 2009 initially under a far more familiar Crowbar-ian banner, Ocean City, MD audio terrorists Full Of Hell have since grown into one of the most innovative acts in contemporary extreme music, bearing name to a consistent assault of constant reinvention bred from a seemingly unending wealth of existential woe and genre-weaving knowhow. On the live circuit, the quartet have fared similarly, holding their vile live exorcisms to the acclaim of endless punk houses and festival audiences the world over, slaying equally audiences Backtrack to The Body. While 2013’s Rudiments Of Mutilation seemed to serve as the band’s magnum opus and a comfortable defining point for the band’s shifting sound, this year’s Full Of Hell & Merzbow, a chance collaboration with the long-standing noise legend, marks the beginnings of yet another new trajectory into alienation for the initially hardcore-rooted band that proves that there is much hell left to explore. Continue reading →
Mysterious grind/black metal entity Dead in the Manger have announced the release of their debut full length and follow up to their Transience EP, which was released earlier this year. The new record will be entitled Cessation and will be released through 20 Buck Spin on February 3rd. Much like the previous EP, the new record will feature six new bits of audio misanthropy. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with a stream of Transience.
As we know, Cretin are amazing. As we also know, the band will release their highly anticipated new album Stranger next month and what we have heard from the album sounds spectacular. Well, get ready to get your face blown off because Cretin have unloaded one hell of a track via NPR. The track is titled “Ghost Of Teeth And Hair” and you can hear it after the jump. Holy fuck, this is destructive. Go! Cretin! Go! Enjoy. Continue reading →