I have been a huuuuge fan of Ion Dissonance for a long time now and I have been impatiently awaiting new material from the band for years. Well, the wait is over! Ion Dissonance have announced that they have a new member on bass in Dominic Grimard (The Last Felony) and they have also released a new demo of a track titled “Ill Will.” This track absolutely crushes. Holy fuck. Check it out after the jump. As of now, no more on future ID material is available. Continue reading
As everyone knows (sadly), The Chariot called it quits after a ten year run in 2013. This broke millions of hearts and shattered minds, but we remained positive. The band had just released a rad album titled One Wing. Over the year since the band called it quits, The Chariot have been working on a 1 hour movie documenting the bands farewell tour. Check out Forget Not after the jump. Rest In Pizza. Continue reading
Oakland, California based avant-metal act Dimesland have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full length, Psychogenic Atrophy, over at Stereogum. The track, entitled “Dying Foretold”, is three minutes of disjunctive, noisy and complex riffs that contort and spiral about with the goal of psychological damage in mind. Stream the track for yourself at Stereogum now.
Psychogenic Atrophy will be released on December 9th. Stream another new track, “Are They Cannibals?”, after the break.
Icelandic mathcore quartet Muck have announced that they have found a new label home with Prosthetic Records. The band will release their forthcoming album, Your Joyous Future, through the aforementioned label in February. The band issued the following statement regard the signing:
“We’re super-excited about being a part of the Prosthetic roster. Having the support of such a bad-ass label will help us move to the next level as a band. Our new album was recorded live in our studio and we feel like it really captures the energy that we’re about. It’s a punk album, and it hits pretty hard. 2015 is our year. Get ready.”
You can check out the band’s past discography here and stream their Slaves LP after the break. You’ll be glad you did.
Insane post-whatever-math-techy-core powerhouse Toothgrinder released their new album Schizophrenic Jubilee today and if you thought that was all you would get from them, you were very wrong. The band also released a killer new music video today to coincide the albums release. The video is for the track “The Hour Angle,” one of my favorite tracks from the album. This band has crafted one of my favorite albums of the year and they make very spastic and cool music videos. Check out the new one below. Continue reading
Damn. It seems like just the other day that The Crinn released a new track. Oh yeah. That was just the other day (see here). Well, if you liked “Silent Betrayer,” you’re going to love “Endless.” The Crinn are one of those phenomenal bands that just prides themselves on releasing spectacularly heavy tunes. Check out the new track after the jump and bangyerfuckinhead. Continue reading
The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman recently took to Instagram to tease new material he has been working on for the band. The brief clip of the new track can be seen below.
Weinman was also in the studio recent recording material with Giraffe Tongue Orchestra with producer Ross Robinson. No word yet on when that project will see the light of day.
The Dillinger Escape Plan have been teamed up with rapper Jarren Benton for a Converse compilation titled Cons EP Vol. 2, which sounds to me like a revamped version of Judgement Night. The collaborative track is titled “Rage” and it’s pretty phenomenal. Jarren‘s rapping over whacky Dillinger riffs rules. You can check out the music video for the effort after the jump. Continue reading
Scarlet recently shared two previously released tracks that were recorded back in 2009. The new tracks are the duo of “The Acid Reign I/The Acid Reign II” and are full of that spastic, face-shredding metalcore that the band was known for. The band, however, continues to be on an indefinite hiatus. Feel free to stream the tracks after the break.
Code Orange will be releasing their new album I Am King next month and the band has released a rad music video for their track “Dreams In Inertia.” Of course, Code Orange crush as always and I’m beyond stoked that we are getting a killer new album this year. Check out the new music video below. In addition, be sure to catch Code Orange on their upcoming co-headlining tour with Twitching Tongues, details here. Continue reading
Instrumental math metal duo Bowl Ethereal (ex-Loincloth) have premiered their official video for their track, “The Last minute”, over at Noisey. The groove heavy 60 second track, which comes from their new self-titled 7″, is set to a barrage of Satanic imagery and symbols. You can check out the video after the break. Feel free to stream the 7″ below as well.
French chaotic hardcore/grindcore outfit Warsawwasraw have unleashed another new track from their forthcoming album, Sensitizer, which is due out on September 25th via ThreeOneG. The new track is the absolutely mind-numbing, schizoid “Celestial Blackeye”, which throws out noisy riff after noisy riff until your ears bleed. You can stream the track after the break.
The recently renamed Code Orange have released a new track entitled “My World” off of their upcoming sophomore LP, I Am King, in conjunction with the opening of pre-orders for the record as well as announcements for an upcoming Fall tour with direct support from Los Angeles metallic hardcore act Twitching Tongues and indirect support from peers (Soul Search, War Hungry, Nails, Discourse, Axis and Blistered) whose appearances will vary by tour date. Aside from the trimming of denomination, the first two singles released for I Am King so far, the title track along with this most recent number, feature a similar change (in my opinion, for the better), narrowing down the band’s technical metalcore assault for a simpler approach that still retains the band’s experimental edge. Stream “My World” exclusively over at Alternative Press here, peep the poster and details for Code Orange’s upcoming tour below and pre-order I Am King via Deathwish Inc. here. Continue reading
Influential metalcore/mathcore act Drowningman will reform this August for a trio of shows with their Rock and Roll Killing Machine line-up. Vocalist Simon Brody had the following comments on the brief reformation:
“If all goes well we may play a select few shows in the near future, hopefully festivals and bigger shows that make sense, since we don’t all live in the same part of the country.”
You can check out the tour dates after the break as well as a clip of the band’s recent rehearsal session.
It baffles my tiny, insignificant mind that 2014 has completed half of its cycle of torment and despair. Luckily a plethora of good music graced my ears and gave me the strength to make it through another six months of life. The following 10 releases have stuck with me the most during the past six months and keep me hyped for the quality that I assume will grace the remainder of the year. In no particular order, these are my favorite releases of the year so far.