Spastic progressive metal supergroup Blotted Science will begin recording their new album in December. This is exciting news for fans of the bands crazy instrumental tunes. If that’s not exciting enough, the band has also released the first segment of their instructional DVD Dissecting Bugs. After the jump, you can check out a blurb from the band about the new album as well as the playthrough video for A “Sting Operation – I. Human Barbequed.” Check it out. It’s pretty rad. Continue reading
Giant Squid are definitely a force to be reckoned with. I was never super into the band before Lane told me to check out Minoans, which blew me away. I have listened to this album a few times all the way through now and I highly suggest that you do the same. There are very few bands doing what Giant Squid are doing and even less who do it well. Check out a full stream of Minoans after the jump, courtesy of Noisey. ENJOY! Continue reading
Canada’s own Exalt will be releasing their phenomenally crafted new album Pale Light, which will be released next week, is a beat down if I’ve heard one. The band took me by storm and I hope that they can have the same effect on you as they have on me. If you’re new to the band or if you’ve been anxiously awaiting Pale Light, you can stream the album in full right now! Just click on over after the jump. Continue reading
Thunderous bass and drum duo Greber have premiered their forthcoming full length, Kiln Hardened Psalms, over at Exclaim.ca. The duo is comprised of The Great Sabatini drummer/vocalist Steve Vargas and Fuck the Facts‘ bassist/vocalist Marc Bourgon. When these two get together, sludgy mayhem is made. The band issued the following statement regarding the new record:
“Hardened Psalmsis about restraint, skill, emotion and the sound of two awesome dudes, one riding a bass like a surfboard, the other in a drum kit like a barrel, plunging down the steepest face of Mount Everest, sober but mad, screaming their way through the almost impassable barrier of snow, rock, trees, starving animals and unstoppable velocity.”
If that sounds awesome to you, then check out the album over at Exclaim.ca now.
Kiln Hardened Psalms will be released on November 1st through the band themselves and Handshake, Inc.
I adore Cancer Bats. That is all you need to know. I have always loved the band and I have been anxiously awaiting new material from them. Well, it looks like the time is upon us all, as Cancer Bats have released details about their upcoming album Searching For Zero. In addition to the track list, album title and album art (see above), the band has released a lyric video for the track “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake,” which is a phenomenally crushing track. After the jump you can peep the track list and listen to the new track. JAM IT OUT. Continue reading
Portland trio Wizard Rifle have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Here In The Deadlights, over at Noisey. The new track is the nearly seven minute “Crystal Witch” and it is a complete acid trip. The wacky song begins with some slow-building layers of psychedelic tremolo-picked riffs and immediately switches to a procession of jarring, bouncing riffs that eventually bleed into a grumbling sludge metal section. If that sounds weird, that’s because it is, but in the best way possible of course. Head over to Noisey to stream the track now.
Here In The Deadlights will be released on October 28th via Seventh Rule Records. Pre-orders can be placed here.
The forthcoming opus from U.K.’s death/industrial metal hybrid Anaal Nathrakh, Desideratum, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Revolver. The album will officially be released on October 28th via Metal Blade Records and can be pre-ordered here. If you like chaotic, grinding death metal and just so happen to like the electronic nuances of industrial metal, then Desideratum is the right album to you. Get your fix of aural psychopathy over at Revolver.
Grooving stoner metal act Betzefer released The Devil Went Down To The Holy Land and now the band has released a new music video. The video is for their track “Can You Hear Me Now?” and the track is absolutely brilliant. The video is strange but interesting, but gahddamn, this song rules. You can check out the music video after the jump. Do it. Also, if you haven’t picked up The Devil Went Down To The Holy Land, seriously go out and pick it up in some form or another. It’s phenomenal. Continue reading
Nero Di Marte will unleash their phenomenal new album next week and if you missed the bands track “Dite” that they released earlier this month (see here), now is the time for you to get into the bands new album Derivae. The band is currently streaming the album in full and you can hear it right now. I initially wasn’t into the band band but that quickly changed when I started listening. Check out Derivae after the jump and see if it tickles your downstairs. Continue reading
Portland doomsayers Usnea have premiered the title track from their forthcoming record, Random Cosmic Violence, over at No Clean Singing. “Random Cosmic Violence” begins its 14 minute excursion with psychedelic, acoustic-centered strumming before launching into a completely devastating doom assault. Experience the massive track for yourself over at No Clean Singing now.
Random Cosmic Violence will be released through Relapse Records on November 7th (Germany, Benelux) and November 10th (U.S., U.K., Europe). Pre-orders can be placed here.
Doom legends Pentagram have announced a string of headlining Midwest and East Coast tour dates. The band will be joined by the likes of Radio Moscow, Blood Ceremony, Bang and Kings Destroy on select dates of the trek. Those dates can be found after the break.
The Great Sabatini have released the official video for their track “Life During Wartime” off of their most recent creation, Dog Years. The album’s melodic yet sludgy closing track is set to a collection of scenes from the 1993 animated film, “The Thief and the Cobbler”. It may seem random but works pretty well with the song itself. Feel free to check out the video after the break.
Blues-infused noise makers The Cutthroats 9 (Unsane) have announced a string of Western U.S. tour dates in support of their most recent effort, Dissent. The trio will be joined by the likes of ÆGES on all stops on the tour. The touring schedule can be seen after the break along with a stream of the track “Eraser”.
Portland occult metal outfit Atriarch have premiered their forthcoming album, An Unending Pathway, over at Pitchfork. The goth, doom, black metal and hard rock hybrid will officially be released on October 27th via Relapse Records and can be pre-ordered here. While you are checking out, stream the album in all its gloomy glory over at Pitchfork.