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
One-man industrial black metal entity Gnaw Their Tongues has premiered a track from the upcoming anthology collection, Collected Atrocities 2005-2008, over at Sound Colour Vibration. The track in question is the seven-minute “Slaves”, which is a uncomfortable barrage of creepy atmospherics, samples, and walls of unholy sound. You can check out the noisy beast here.
Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 will be released on February 3rd and will be the first of several new releases expected to come from Gnaw Their Tongues in 2015.
Gnaw Their Tongues‘ first American live shows will take place at California Deathfest, which will commence on October 9-10 at the Oakland Metro.
The gods of industrial metal Godflesh will release their new album A World Lit Only By Fire on October 7th and the band has teamed up with NPR to stream the album in full. That’s right! One of the most anticipated albums of the year is currently streaming and you can hear it right now! You can head over right now and give it a listen. You better fucking do it.
Aural annihilators Godflesh are back with “Imperator”, the second single off of the group’s upcoming return LP, A World Lit Only By Fire. Holding true to initial claims of the upcoming album as a return to form, the new track is classic Godflesh, pounding rhythms, nasty tones and simplistic but utterly gnashing riffage in tow. Check “Imperator” out below and look out for A World Lit Only By Fire everywhere October 7th on CD/LP/Digital Download via Avalanche Recordings and cassette via Hydra Head Records.
Los Angeles-based EBM/Industrial group Youth Code are currently streaming their latest EP, A Place To Stand, in full over at Pitchfork. Consisting of four new original tracks and four remixes of past material by CLIPPING, Sanford Parker of Corrections House, God Module and Silent Servant, the newly Josh Eustis (Nine Inch Nails, Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons Of Magdalene) produced EP by the frenetic electronic duo sees the group expanding their soundscape to include more melodic synths and layered, complex rhythms, in addition to a brief varied vocal approach on the A-Side closer “A Litany (A Place To Stand)” which trades the group’s usual harsh vocals for an expanded spoken word diatribe. Stream A Place To Stand via Pitchfork here and pre-order the record via Dais Records here, due September 23rd.
Concurrently, Youth Code are due for a record release show on the same date at The Complex In Glendale, with support by High-Functioning Flesh and Them Are Us Too. The duo will also support VNV Nation and Skinny Puppy with Haujobb late Fall on the month-long Alliance Of Sound Tour. Full details for those live dates are provided below.