Baroness will release their new album Purple this December and the band have released a few details about the album. Along with those details, we got a new track titled “Chlorine & Wine.” This track has a bit of a different vibe than some of the bands past material. This track has more of a post-rock vibe and I like it. Check out “Chlorine & Wine” below. Continue reading
Stoners heavy metallers Saviours will release their new album Palace Of Vision around Halloween and the band has unveiled a new track. The track is titled “Burning Shrine” and it is a killer song indeed. I have been in some serious need of Saviours as I was somewhat disappointed in the new Sword record, so take my advice and stream “Burning Shrine” below. Continue reading
Fight Amp will release their new 7″ next month and if you want to get yourself a dose of Fight Amp right now, I’ve got something exciting for you. That “thing” is a siiiick new track from the band titled “Hide Your Teeth.” This is a fucking beast track right here and I love it. Seriously, this is how you kick off a Friday, sucka! Continue reading
Californian progressive death metal outfit Arkaik have announced the release of their third full-length album. The album will be titled Lucid Dawn and will be released on October 30 via Unique Leader. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, etc), Lucid Dawn will feature 10 new tracks and guest appearances by Trevor Strnad and Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as Bay Are live string quartet, Amaranth. Lucid Dawn is the second installment in a series of concept albums revolving around Cyrix, a disillusioned character in a dystopian society. In Cyrix’s world, dreaming is systematically controlled by a tyrannical ruler named Khaal-Li-Phar and his army of dark shamans, where people are forced to build monuments to the tyrant to stifle their imaginations and inhibit their ability to achieve a multi-dimensional existence. Lucid Dawn is a death metal take on American mythologist, writer and lecturer, Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, and the beginning of Cyrix’s “Hero’s Journey.”
The album’s artwork, track listing and Arkaik‘s upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Oakland-based post-metal duo Lament Cityscape have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Torn, over at Decibel. Titled “Turn Inward”, the slow-burning track features lumbering metallic riffs of catastrophic proportions shrouded in industrial noise that march towards to the end of the world. Fans of Neurosis and Godflesh will have no problem digging this. Stream it right now.
The Torn will be released on September 4 via Battleground Records. Pre-order here.
I try to keep up on up-and-comers, but I have somehow missed Cavern doing my rounds. I came across the band today and I was pleasantly surprised by their music. The band’s Baroness-esque stoner attitude is on par with any band out there I’d say. The band has teamed up with MetalSucks to stream their new album Outsiders and it is definitely worth your time. Check it out below. Continue reading
[photo by Craig McGillvray]
Psychedelic thrash outfit VHÖL (Yob, Ex-Hammers Of Misfortune, Agalloch, etc) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length and follow-up to their 2013 self-titled debut. The new record will be titled Deeper Than Sky and will be released on October 23 via Profound Lore Records. Tracked at Light Rail Studios and mastered at Trakworx Studio in San Francisco, the album will contain seven new tracks of mind altering music. The band comments on the recording process:
“We recorded this album at Light Rail Studios, in a huge room on a beautiful 1970 Trident console onto Jerry Garcia’s 2” tape deck. One cannot escape the Grateful Dead in San Francisco recording studios — their gear is all over town…The mixing was rather primitive with no plug-ins and all effects were done by old pedals, tape echo, and large reverb plates. Another thing that was large and huge during recording was our bass player who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Denver’s Of Feather and Bone have premiered a track from their forthcoming debut full-length, Embrace the Wretched Flesh, over at CVLT Nation. Titled “Calloused Embrace”, the filth-ridden track charges forth with an onslaught of crust-coated grime and malevolence. The rapid-paced beating leads up to a metallic hardcore beatdown that only brings more pain. It will devastate you in less than two minutes. Check it out now.
Embrace the Wretched Flesh will be released on September 18 via Good Fight Music.
It’s not super often that I come across bands that are so hard to classify that I just don’t know where to go with it. I recently learned of Death Motif and this is where I stand: I have black metal in here, but there is so much other stuff going on that I don’t know where to start. The band has just released their new track “His And Hers” and if you want to know what’s up with Death Motif, check out the track below. The track comes off of the bands upcoming EP The Water. Continue reading
The Oxford Coma are a force to be reckoned with. We’ve worked with the band in the past here on AA and I will continue to cover them as long as I can. This is where we are today: The Oxford Coma have released a new music video! This video is actually for the track that we premiered here, “Canadian Questionmark.” It’s rad. Check it out below. Continue reading
Danish psychedelic doom/sludge trio Recitation have announced the release of their debut full-length album. The new album will bear the title Carrion and will be released through Indisciplinarian on October 10. The album’s artwork and trailer can be found after the break.
Carrion follows the band’s 2014 self-titled EP. Feel free to check that out after the break as well.
Unique Leader Records have announced that they will reissue Russian death metal outfit Abominable Putridity‘s sophomore full-length, The Anomalies of Artificial Origin. Original released on Brutal Bands Records in 2012, the out-of-print record will be unleashed once again on October 30. The record was remixed and remastered by Ivan Anthropocide at Anthropocide Studios and will feature alternative artwork for both the CD and LP, courtesy of Par Olofsson. You can check out the new artwork after the break along with the remastered version of album opener, “Remnants Of The Tortured”.
Pre-order the record here.
Portland blackened duo Nightfell (His Hero is Gone, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Darkness Evermore, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is the eight minute behemoth “Rebirth”, which features a procession of blackened sludge riffs that lead to a depressive death march and back again. The song will provide you with your daily dose of doom and gloom. Check it out after the break.
Darkness Evermore will be released on October 23 via 20 Buck Spin. Pre-order here.
[photo by Invisible Hour]
Seattle’s Black Breath have premiered the title track from their impending third full-length, Slaves Beyond Death, over at Noisey. “Slaves Beyond Death” churns out five and a half minutes of hardcore-fueled, scathing thrash and metal that will batter, bruise and eviscerate you and leave you for the vultures. Stream the beast for yourself now.
Slaves Beyond Death will be released on September 26 via Southern Lord.
The band’s upcoming tour dates can be found after the break.
Salt Lake City’s Cult Leader have premiered the first taste of their forthcoming debut full-length, Lightless Walk, over at Decibel. Titled “Suffer Louder”, the track unleashes a violent onslaught of riffs that are coated in dissonance and grime. Frontman Anthony Lucero offered the following comments regarding the song:
“Lightless Walk is a catharsis, an expression of the sadness, anger and negativity that haunts our daily lives, and ‘Suffer Louder’ is a love song: a romanticization of depression.”
Check it out for yourself now.
Lightless Walk will be released on October 16.
The band’s fall tour dates can be found after the break.