One of the darkest, rawest and most vicious albums of the year definitely comes in the form of a collaboration between Dragged Into Sunlight and Gnaw Their Tongues titled N.V.. The album was heavily influenced by one of the greatest extreme albums of all time, Godflesh‘s Streetcleaner and it also c0-produced by Justin Broadrick along with Corrupt Moral Altar‘s Tom Dring. If this sounds like something you’d like to dip your toe into, stream the full effort below. It made me go “woah…” Continue reading
Industrial collective Corrections House (Eyehategod, Neurosis, Yakuza, etc) have released a new track from their upcoming album, Know How to Carry a Whip, on Revolver. Titled “White Man’s Gonna Lose”, the new jam revolves around a catchy mechanical rhythm, robotic guitar grooves and walls of glitching noise. Stream the hypnotic jam now.
Know How to Carry a Whip will be released on October 23 via Neurot Recordings. Pre-order here.
One look at the grim, barren landscape that graces the cover of Lament Cityscape‘s debut full-length, The Torn, brings the thought of the Earth’s inevitable dissolution to mind. Rapid industrialization and environmental and societal collapse will be the catalysts to our self-induced apocalypse. That empty, infertile patch of land that stretches for miles on the album’s cover will eventually be all that’s left to see on the planet. Man’s interaction with the environment and the negative effects that result, may or may not be the focal point of this Californian duo. Regardless of their intention, The Torn inadvertently serves as a soundtrack to life after the fall of civilization. Lament Cityscape‘s massive compositions paint a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by years of neglect and spotlights the struggles of those left behind.
The upcoming full-length from industrialized post-metallers Lament Cityscape, The Torn, can now be streamed in full. The album will officially be released Friday, September 4, and can be purchased at this location. Picture the most visceral of Godflesh‘s works, combine them with the heaviest of Neurosis‘ material and you have the gist of what to expect going into The Torn. Check it out after the break.
NJ quartet Sunrot identify themselves with the descriptor Compulsive Post Noise Power Sludge. In listening to the songs of the group’s recent split with fellow NJ crust apostles Inertia, I found that description to be weirdly accurate. Sunrot embrace the legacy of bands like Godflesh without being overt worshippers at the altar of typical industrial doom. There is a patina of grit and static overlaying every song, with vocalist Lex’s distorted shouts bringing to mind a lone survivor calling for help over the last functional radio frequency in some post-apocalyptic city. Samples and drones and harsh noise make appearances alongside thick walls of guitars and pounding low end throughout the band’s catalog, but the sound never gives way to the machine rhythms and clockwork precision of an industrial aesthetic. There is something refreshingly organic about Sunrot’s approach to noisy, crusty doom, and so I asked the band some questions about their sound and approach to heaviness.
Noisy blackened industrial act Gnaw Their Tongues will release their new album Abyss Of Longing Throats in the next few weeks and the band has unveiled their new track “From The Black Mouth Of Spite.” This track is dark, haunting and mesmerizing all at the same time. You can check out the track below. Continue reading
Nathan Grey, vocalist for Boysetsfire, will release his solo EP NTHN GRY soon and he has released his second music video in promotion of the record. This video is for the track “Wayward Ghosts,” which is a reeeeally weird song. You can check out Nathan‘s new video below. It’s a doozy. Continue reading
I’ve already talked about Nathan Gray, the frontman of Boysetsfire, but since then I have been listening to his solo EP NTHN GRY a lot. I really dig the music, which itself is dubbed “Satanic post-industrial pop.” Nathan has released a new music video for the first track off of his solo EP “Wolves.” It’s a pretty cool music video, considering it is pretty much a static shot. Check it out below. Continue reading
Nathan Gray might not be a household name, but he has a strong background in music. I know the dude from Boysetsfire and a bit from his work with I Am Heresy. He has taken on a solo career and his music is just wonderful. I don’t often quote from the press releases I get, but this one I have to. Nathan‘s music on his debut EP NTHN GRY is described as “Satanic post-industrial pop” and that is spot-on. It’s so odd, but it is mesmerizing. I love it. Check out the first track off of the EP below. The track is titled “Wolves” and it’s a great introduction to the “card-carrying Satanist” Nathan‘s sound. Continue reading
Sonic cyborg Tristan Shone, AKA Author & Punisher, has premiered his forthcoming full-length record, Melk En Honing, over at Noisey. The record will officially be released on June 30 via Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Records. Melk En Honing is a dark, monolithic opus that draws you into its torturous hymns effortlessly and refuses to let go. If you cannot wait until next Tuesday, and you won’t want to, feel free to stream the record at this location.
Author & Punisher also released the official video for the track “Shame” over at Crack Magazine. You can view that video after the break.
So, you remember when I was really stoked about that last Locrian track I heard? Well, guess what, I am suuuuper excited about latest track that emerged today. The track is titled “Heavy Water” and it is weird, spacy, loud and powerful. Locrian were a late find for me, but I am totally looking forward to the bands new record Infinite Dissolution. Check out “Heavy Water” below, thanks to Noisey. It’s sick. Continue reading
Oooooh, shit. Locrian! Locrian, mother fucker! The band is back and they will release their new album Infinite Dissolution next month and you can hear a killer new track right now. The track is titled “An Index Of Air” and it is an extremely awesome block of odd. If you know Locrian, you know they are very hard to define, but they are killer. Check out the new track below. Continue reading
Oh my stars and garters. New Author & Punisher? Yes, please. I want it. All over my face, neck and chest. All over my– You know what? Not the point. The point is: yes! There is a new Author & Punisher track and it is a-mayz-in-guh. Tristan Shone and his merry band of machines bring more death industrial madness and I love it so much. Check out “Callous and Hoof” below. Continue reading
One-man industrial sound manipulator and honorary cyborg Tristan Shone, better known as Author & Punisher, is currently streaming his cover of Godflesh‘s “Body Dome Light” via his Soundcloud page. The catclysmic, robotic cover comes from the Godflesh tribute album, Fathers Of Our Flesh – Tribute To Godflesh, and can be streamed after the break.
Author & Punisher‘s European trek commences today in Hamburg, Germany. The eight-date trek will see Shone alongside digital hardcore legends Atari Teenage Riot on select dates. The touring schedule can be found below.
Shone is currently working on the next Author & Punisher full-length for Housecore Records