Instrumetalists Tempel have just hopped onto my radar over the last few days and they have taken up a big chunk of my listening today alone. This band signed to Prosthetic Records not too long ago and, seeing as they were instrumentalist and on Prosthetic Records, I assumed they would be more proggy (a la fellow instrumental Prosthetic artists Animals As Leaders and Scale The Summit) but this isn’t the case at all. This band produces some of the most mesmerizing doom and gloom instrumental tunes I’ve heard in a long while (if ever).
The band has released a few tracks off of their forthcoming debut release On The Steps Of The Temple and now you can check out a new one called “Avarita” after the jump. This is one of my favorite tracks on this record and I highly suggest getting into this shit. Enjoy. Continue reading →
Japanese post-rock masters Mono have just announced another stint in North America for next spring after their recent east coast run a couple months ago. Supposedly they’re coming to the States in April to record their follow-up to 2012′s For My Parents and following that with a tour going through the South, making a stop at Austin Psych Fest, and creeping up the west coast, ending in Vancouver. Luckily two of those dates are in my area, so I might have to hit up one of those shows. Full itinerary of tour dates after the jump. Continue reading →
When music really affects you on an emotional level, you tend to hold on to that music. You keep it with you wherever you may go and, after listening to it, you are left with an element of surprise despite the constant listens you may have given this single piece of music. When this happens, when I fall head-over-heels for music, it is usually after several listens to the piece and not an instantaneous effect. Continue reading →
France is a wonderful place when it comes to extreme music. I have gotten into a ton of bands from the country over the years and right after starting this site and making friends with Fuck The Facts‘ Topon Das, he introduced me to Year Of No Light. This band is atmospheric, haunting instrumental post-rock hailing from the land of baguettes and they are preparing to release their new album Tocsin.
The band is currently streaming two new tracks off of the album: the albums title track “Tocsin” and “Stella Rectrix.” Both of these tracks are amazing and they definitely deserve your time. Check them out after the jump and tell me if I was wrong. Continue reading →
Well, folks, Lane and Gnarly would like to apologize for the Summer Of Sludge 2 compilation taking so long and eventually morphing into Autumn Annihilation, but to make up for that little mishap, we have brought you yet another compilation for your streaming and downloading pleasure! We know you love free music as much as we do, so here’s the skinny: We haven’t done a covers compilation in a while, so why not do one that is all encompassing?
We have bands covers music from all across the spectrum and it’s phenomenal. After the jump you can check out the track list and stream Doppelgängers! Continue reading →
Russian Circles have released the full details on their forthcoming fifth full length record, Memorial, which is due out on October 29th via Sargent House. The album will sport eight new tracks, which is the longest Russian Circles track listing to date, and will feature special guest vocals from Chelsea Wolfe on the album’s closing title track. Keep reading to view the album cover art, track listing, lengthy press release, tour dates and streaming the new track “Deficit” if you haven’t yet.
The Chicago instrumental rock outfit Russian Circles have announced that they will release their fifth full length record, Memorial, on October 29th via Sargent House. Pitchfork have premiered the first single from the upcoming outing, the delightfully grim “Deficit”. The track is a sprawling beast laced with the occasional strings and full of melancholic passages and pummeling chugging riffs. It’s awesome to say the least. Go check it out now!
Ireland’s instrumental rockers And So I Watch You From Afar will be dominating North America once again this Fall with an extensive tour with math rockers This Town Needs Guns and one man band Mylets. I wouldn’t miss out on this eclectic tour if I were you. Check out the full tour itinerary below.
Bassist extraordinaire Evan Brewer, of The Faceless, has unveiled his sophomore solo effort Your Itinerary, which was released last week. If you have yet to check it out, you can now do so right now in the YouTube stream below. This album is pretty fucking rad. Be sure to pick up Your Itinerary, available now via Sumerian Records. Continue reading →
I’ve been going on and on about the new album from progressive instrumetallers Scale The Summit for a while now and, after a bit of duration, I have finally sat down and exchanged a few words with StS’s lead guitarist Chris Letchford. Read on to learn all that you’ve been wondering about the bands new album The Migration, what Chris has been listening to and his favorite track on the new album.Continue reading →
Bassist Evan Brewer has officially announced the release date of his sophomore solo album, Your Itinerary, as July 16th. The Sumerian Records-due Your Itinerary will boast the full-band addition of guitars, drums, piano and electronics from collaborators and peers such as Navene Koperweis (Animals As Leaders, Reflux), pianist Jeremiah Abel, and drummer Kyle Reese in contrast to the sole electric bass grooves of Alone. In turn, Evan has announced plans for a Summer tour alongside progressive metal act, Last Chance To Reason, in which he will be supported by drummer Alex Rudinger of The Faceless and Brandon Giffin of Cynic. Stream a new track entitled “Microscopic Scale”, peep the full tour details and check out what Evan Brewer, himself, had to say about the new developments, all after the jump. Pre-order Your Itineraryhere. Continue reading →
Well, it’s the half-way point of 2013 and there have been a shit-ton of amazing releases this year already with loads more promised before the end of the year. I just wanted to break down my favorite releases thus far this year. These are the albums that I have constantly been listening to in 2013 and they are all albums that you should be checking out if you haven’t yet. Continue reading →
I’ve been praising Scale The Summit‘s latest album The Migration so much lately that I’m sure you folks are starting to get tired of it. If you haven’t gotten sick of the constant applause I’ve been giving this album, you’ll be pleased to learn that you can now enjoy Scale The Summit‘s latest masterpiece along with me. Continue reading →
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