SLEEP Streaming New Track “The Clarity”

Artwork for Sleep's "The Clarity," the band's first new material in 20 years.

Sleep have premiered the first new track since the release of 1999’s Jerusalem/Dopesmoker over at NPR. The track is entitled “The Clarity” and is apart of the Adult Swim’s 2014 Singles Program, which will also feature new tracks from Mastodon and Deafheaven. The nearly 10 minute track combines the droning atmosphere of sister band OM with that classic Sleep low-end doom. The band have plans to release the single on a limited edition 12″ vinyl pressing in the near future. Until then, check out the track after the break.

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DARKEST HOUR Streaming New Track “By The Starlight”

Darkest Hour have released another new track from their forthcoming self-titled full length, which is due out on August 5th via Sumerian Records. The new track is entitled “By The Starlight” and it starts off as an acoustic-centered ballad (with guest vocals from DRÆMINGS) and launches into familiar, melodic metalcore territory near the end. You can check out the track, via video, after the break.

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SWASHBUCKLE Streaming New Track “I Hate The Sea (And Everything In It”

Swashbuckle have premiered the title track from their forthcoming EP, I Hate the Sea (and Everything in It), over at Revolver. The pirate metallers new jam is 64 seconds of hardcore hilarity that will make you lactate hot sauce, according to the band:

“Ahoy Jerks,

The fine folks at Get This Right Records have put up a brand new piratical jam called ‘I Hate The Sea (and Everything in It)’ off of our new soon to be released 7″/EP entitled We Hate The Sea EP.  So get your idiot pirate metal fix here and prepare to bash your head against any surface you come in contact with. This record will make you lactate hot sauce. Embrace your ear-fucking with our musical dongs of metal.

Love to hate you,

Check out the track over at Revolver now. I Hate the Sea (and Everything in It) will be released on August 5th via Get This Right Records. Pre-orders can be obtained here. The band’s forthcoming touring schedule can be seen after the break.

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HOD Streaming New Track “Through The Gates (They Come For Me)”

Texan death metal outfit HOD have premiered a new track from  their forthcoming album, Book of the Worm, over at Decibel. The track is entitled “Through the Gates (They Came For Me)” and it is a five minute barrage of charred, blackened death metal. Point your browsers to Decibel to stream the track now.

Book of the Worm will be released on September 9th through Arctic. Pre-orders can be placed  here and the band’s forthcoming home state shows can be seen below.

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BLACK ANVIL Streaming KISS Cover

Black Anvil have premiered their cover of KISS’s “Under the Rose”, which comes from the deluxe edition of their new album Hail Death, over at Loudwire. Black Anvil’s rendition of the track is extremely faithful to the original, but just a tad bit gruffer. Bassist/vocalist Paul Delaney comments:

“When I was a kid, The Elder was a hard record to get, at least at the local record stores in Queens at the time. It was the record I knew everyone talked shit about or whatever, and I was just a Kiss maniac so I didn’t give a fuck, I wanted it. When I was eight years old I got a Japanese import on cassette. I loved it instantly. When it comes to choosing songs to cover for BLACK ANVIL, there has to be a connection of sorts. Obviously, there are not many songs by Kiss we can cover. We’re not a band that sings about partying etc, so it was never a, ‘well we should do a Kiss cover!’ We were all listening to that record one day, ‘Under The Rose’ came on and it was unanimous. That song can be interpreted many ways lyrically, and for us, this time in life and the record Hail Death itself, it fits into this picture. So, we were able to pay homage to an important band in a very natural way.”

You can stream the track over at Loudwire now and check out the band’s forthcoming show dates below.

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EARTHRISE Release Vinyl Reissue Of Debut Album

Eras Lost cover art

Threshold of Pain Records have reissued Minneapolis post-metal act Earthrise’s debut album, Eras Lost, on a very limited vinyl pressing. The album, which was initially released in 2012 independently, is now available on a six panel, double LP (limited to 250 copies). Vinyl orders can be obtained here while digital and CD copies can be purchased from the band’s Bandcamp page. You can also stream the album after the break.

In related news, has enlisted new vocalist Chester Yourczek to replace Tom Hillmann. The band will be announcing new tour dates and new music news in the near future.

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BLACK ANVIL Streaming Cover Of KISS’ “Under The Rose”

black anvilBlack Anvil have a penchant for being a dark and brooding band but it appears that there is more to the band than meets the ear. The band has unleashed their cover of Kiss‘ “Under The Rose” and it is phenomenal. While the guitars remain heavy, the clean vocals add something interesting to the mix. Although I will say that said clean vocals are very haunting. All in all, I think the cover is a success. Check it out after the jump and tell us what you think in the comments.      Continue reading

ENABLER Debut “Close My Eyes” Video

Enabler have premiered the official video for their track “Close My Eyes”, from their most recent album, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, over at Metal Injection. The blistering track is set to various performance footage, filmed and edited by Kaleigh Atkinson and Sam Bowman, compiled from their recent tours. You can check out the video after the break.

Speaking of tours, you can check out the band’s upcoming tour dates after the break as well.

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MARTYRDÖD Streaming New Album “Elddop”

Martyrdöd - Elddop

Swedish metallers Martyrdöd have premiered their forthcoming fifth full length album, Elddop, over at Stereogum. The album will officially be released on July 22nd via Southern Lord and pre-orders are still being offered here. But it would be ill-advised to wait another week to immerse yourself in all of this melodic, crusty goodness. Stream the new album at Stereogum now.

MARTYRDÖD European Tour w/ Converge, Okkultokrati:
8/03/2014 La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
8/04/2014 Club Academy – Manchester, UK
8/05/2014 Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK
8/06/2014 Scala – London, UK
8/07/2014 Underground – Köln, Germany
8/08/2014 Ieper Fest – Ieper, Belgium
8/09/2014 Brutal Assault Festival – Jaromer, Czech Rep
8/10/2014 A38 – Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2014 Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
8/12/2014 MC Pekarna – Maribor, Slovenia
8/13/2014 Magnolia Open Air – Milan, Italy
8/14/2014 Universum – Stuttgart, Germany

OMNIHILITY Release “Disseminate” Lyric Video

Oregon death metal outfit Omnihility have premiered the official lyric video for their new track, “Disseminate”, over at Next Mosh. The crushing behemoth of a track will be featured on the group’s forthcoming sophomore album, Deathscapes of the Subconscious, which is due out on July 22nd via Unique Leader (Pre-order here). You can check out the video after the break.

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MAMMOTH GRINDER Streaming New EP “Cosmic Crypt”


Still famished from the gargantuan slaughter-fest that was last year’s Underworlds, Mammoth Grinder have returned with new material in the form of a four-track tape EP entitled Cosmic Crypt, streaming now exclusively over at Noisey and available for purchase on the band’s upcoming East Coast tour with Power Trip. Featuring three new tracks capped at the end with a Rudimentary Peni cover, Cosmic Crypt returns to the more savage and unpolished production of the band’s older discography, amplifying the celestial suggestions of the new EP with a more distant yet still vicious pummeling. Check out Cosmic Crypt via Noisey here and peep the full details and dates for the band’s upcoming tour with Texan crossover thrash brothers, Power Trip, below.  Continue reading

THE CONTORTIONIST Streaming New Track “Language I: Intuition”

CNTRTNST-LNGGThe Contortionist is a band that has slowly grown on me over the last few years and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to the bands new album Language. I think the band has grown out of their deathcore roots and now sit as a phenomenal progressive band and I really dig their tunes. ESPECIALLY THEIR NEW TRACK! That’s right! The Contortionist is streaming a new track titled “Language I: Intuition” and it’s great. You can check out the track after the jump and let us know what you think in the comments.       Continue reading

DROWNINGMAN Announce August Tour Shows


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.

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Aftermath Exclusive: SOS Premiere “None More Black”

PrintSOS are a hard band to pin down into a genre. I know that I’ve said this before, but honestly, I don’t know what the hell to call this band. They’ve got a little speed metal, a little thrash, a little black metal and some hardcore punk all thrown into a basket with a shark and a bear and from there, it gets messy.

And, without much more bullshit, I am proud to present to you all, SOS‘ “None More Black!” Mike from SOS stated that “this song hurts to play” and described it as a “balls to the wall blackened beast that goes to 11.” Yep. Now you’re interested. Check out this phenomenal tune after the jump.     Continue reading

ULCERATE Announce European Tour

New Zealand’s purveyor’s of monolithic technical death metal, Ulcerate, have announced a new European tour that will commence in late November and extend through the middle of December. Joining the band on this trek are Gigan, Wormed, Solace of Requiem and one other act that has yet to be announced. You can check out the tour dates after the break.

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