Infamous Connecticut duo Have a Nice Life is a project I’ve just started to dig into with their sole 2008 album Deathconsciousness taking up much of my listening habits lately. It’s a fantastic album, and I’m diving into it just in time for the band’s sophomore LP The Unnatural World to come along and shake up the band’s all-too-long dormancy. If “Burial Society” is any indication, this will be just as worthy a follow-up to such a revered album as any.
Sacramento’s own Death Grips have a history of surprising just about anyone that follows their exploits. 2013 proved to be no different due to various show cancellations and other controversies, but the band seems to be finishing the year out by dropping a new record for free on the internet with absolutely no warning whatsoever.
I hate Limp Bizkit, but I do love Ministry. It is at this point that I am in the midst of a dilemma. Limp Bizkit have released their cover of Ministry‘s “Thieves” for free download and while you may love one of the bands, are you obligated to download a track by a band you despise? NO! Why? Because Ministry did it better than Bizkit could ever hope to. You can stream both versions after the jump and if you’re feeling all moist hearing Bizkit‘s cover, you can download it here. Continue reading
Godflesh have recently announced the rescheduled tour dates for their recently postponed U.S. tour that was supposed to commence this month. Opening acts have yet to be announced, though the group would like to retain the openers of Nails, House of Low Culture and Prurient. Below you can find the new April tour dates.
If you’re in the mood for some terrifying, anxiety inducing soundscapes then may I introduce you to the dark industrial/noise act Theologian. The outfit will release its new malevolent piece, entitled Some Things Have to Be Endured, on October 15th via Crucial Blast. Luckily, Crucial Blast’s Bandcamp page has the entire record up for streaming. You can stream this creepy little bastard after the jump. Physical copies for purchase will be announced soon after the record’s release.
Godflesh recently covered the Slaughter song “F.O.D. (Fuck of Death” from their 1987 album Strappado for a special flexi-disc for the November 2013 issue of Decibel Magazine. The cover version has classic Godflesh written all over it with its sludgy pace, industrial drums, and down-tuned guitars. You can stream the original Slaughter track after the break and Godflesh’s cover here.
Godflesh’s new studio album, A World Lit Only By Fire, will be released sometime in 2014.
We’ve heard “Serve or Survive”. We’ve heard “Run Through the Night”. Now with Corrections House’s (Neurosis, Yakuza, etc) first full length Last City Zero to arrive late next month, the “supergroup” are building more hype with the premiere of new track “Bullets and Graves” over at Revolver. In contrast to the previously released tracks, “Bullets and Graves” is an aggressive full throttle, cacophonous dirge of industrial noise. It’s like Downward Spiral-era Nine Inch Nails track on a ludicrous amount of anabolic steroids. You can stream the new track after the break and be sure to pick up the album when it hits shelves on October 29th.
Chicago’s Czar have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive (November 5th), over at Revolver. This new track is entitled “Aortic Flower” and hits with down-tuned riffs from hell and overbearing heaviness. You can stream this new industrial metal freak-fest after the break if you wish.
The Chicago metal trio Czar have released the information of their forthcoming second full length album and follow up to 2011′s Vertical Mass Grave. The new album sports the highly positive title No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive and will be released through the band’s own Cracknation Records on November 5th. The band recorded these ten new tracks with producer and ex-Hum frontman yet again. Keep reading to check out the artwork, track listing and stream Czar’s first full length.
Pitchfork have premiered the first taste of Gnaw’s (ex Khanate, etc) forthcoming sophomore LP, Horrible Chamber, which is due out on October 15th through Seventh Rule Recordings. The track is called “Water Rite” and is seven minutes of blood-curdling noise, sporadic drumming and maniacal vocals. It’s like if someone mixed Mezbow and Filth-era Swans in a blender with pinch of Mike Patton zaniness. But even that doesn’t do the track justice. Head over to Pitchfork to check out the track and keep reading to view the album’s teaser trailer.
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Invisible Oranges have premiered the new music video for Batillus’ track “Concrete” from their most recent record Concrete Sustain. The video is odd and creepy to say the least. From what I can gather, it depicts a man who buries a woman in the woods and goes through some bizarre, sacrificial ritual to bring her back to life. Or I may just be full of it. Anyways, check out the video after the jump.
Texas based industrial noise rock duo Pinkish Black will release their new album, entitled Razed to the Ground, on September 17th via Century Media. The new track is the synth heavy, gothic stunner “Kites and Vultures” that’s one part Bauhaus, one part Godflesh, one part Killing Joke and three parts badass. You can stream the track over at Stereogum or after the jump. You can also stream the previously released title track at Stereogum as well.
Pitchfork have premiered a new track from Corrections House’s (Neurosis, Eyehategod, etc) forthcoming full length record, Last City Zero, which due out on October 29th via Neurot Recordings. The sprawling, eclectic tune is entitled “Serve of Survive” and is a noise-ridden industrial, electrically charged mutant bent on world domination. It’s like if Sleep fused together with Godflesh and Aphex Twin and got whacked out on black tar heroin. Head over to Pitchfork to see what I mean.