Dooming mobsters YOB have announced a tour that will find them hitting the road alongside Enslaved and Ecstatic Vision. Holy hell. Dude. That is an amazing tour with just YOB and Enslaved. I mean, those two are going to absolutely kill it. I say this because I don’t know Ecstatic Vision, but their name makes me think of the last A Life Once Lost album, which makes me sad. Fuck, that’s off topic. Check out the tour dates below. Continue reading
California’s Xibalba have premiered the first single from their forthcoming album, Tierra y Libertad, over at Noisey. The new track is entitled “Invierno” and it features nearly four and a half minutes of down-tuned, aggressive beatdowns and blistering solo. It’s Xibalba being Xibalba, i.e. heavy. Head over to Noisey to stream the track now.
Tierra y Libertad will be released on January 26th (Europe) and January 27th (North America) via Southern Lord.
The band’s forthcoming live dates can be seen after the break.
Scottish melodic post-metal/progressive metal outfit Falloch have announced the release of their sophomore full length and follow up to 2011’s Where Distant Spirits Remain. The new record, which was tracked by Jaime Gomez Arellanu (Ghost, Ulver, etc), will be titled This Island, Our Funeral and will be released on January 27th via Candlelight Records. The album’s artwork, track listing and a stream of Where Distant Spirits Remain can be found after the break.
Pre-orders for This Island, Our Funeral can be found here.
One-man industrial black metal entity Gnaw Their Tongues has premiered a track from the upcoming anthology collection, Collected Atrocities 2005-2008, over at Sound Colour Vibration. The track in question is the seven-minute “Slaves”, which is a uncomfortable barrage of creepy atmospherics, samples, and walls of unholy sound. You can check out the noisy beast here.
Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 will be released on February 3rd and will be the first of several new releases expected to come from Gnaw Their Tongues in 2015.
Gnaw Their Tongues‘ first American live shows will take place at California Deathfest, which will commence on October 9-10 at the Oakland Metro.
Sumac, the new project featuring Isis‘ Aaron Turner and Baptists‘ Nick Yacyshyn (and features bass work from Russian Circles‘ Brian Cook), have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album The Deal over at Noisey. The new track is the nine-minute “Thorn In The Lion’s Paw” and it is, to quote Noisey, heavier than a bag of hammers. The track starts off with creeping piano chords that set the stage for a huge, lurching riff to come into view. As the song progresses, the instrumentation picks up pace and becomes sludgier and more volatile (much like that of sister band Old Man Gloom) and eventually ends in a piano-accompanied, noisy yet melodic dirge. Just check it out for yourself over at Noisey now.
The Deal will be released on February 3rd via Profound Lore and SIGE.
Exhumed have announced the re-release of their 1998 debut full length, Gore Metal. But rather than being a simple remastering, the band have re-recorded the entire record. The resulting Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998-2015 will be released through Relapse on February 6 (Germany/Benelux), Feburary 9 (UK/World) and February 10 (North America). On the “new” record, vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey states:
“I’m super pumped that we got the chance to re-record Gore Metal. I don’t think any of us were happy with how it turned out the first time around, so getting another shot at it meant a lot to me personally. I was also really excited to have our old friend Ross Sewage reprise his vocals on the new version, ensuring that it still sounds like that era of EXHUMED, though things are a lot more audible this time around!”
The album artwork, track listing and a stream of “Open the Abscess” can found after the break.
Pre-orders for the album can be found here.
The band’s current touring schedule with Aborted, Origin and Miasmal as well as their upcoming trek with Napalm Death, Voivod, Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate can be found below as well.
French metallic post-hardcore/noise rock hybrids Death Engine have announced the release of their debut full length record and follow up to 2013 debut EP, Amen. The new record will bear the title Mud and will be released through Throatruiner and Apocaplexy Records on March 2nd. The band have released the first taste of the record, the track “Still”(with accompanying music video), which can be streamed after the break.
A stream of their debut, Amen, can be found below as well.
Brooklyn instrumental post-metal trio Sannhet have announced the release of their sophomore full length and follow up to 2013’s Known Flood. The new record will be titled Revisionist and will be released on March 3rd via The Flenser. The band have also released an official trailer for the forthcoming, nine-track opus, which can be viewed after the break along with the album’s cover art.
Filthy Pennsylvanians Outer Heaven (ex-Rivers of Nihil)have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut EP, Diabolus Vobiscum, over at Decibel. The new track, titled “Vile Rebirth”, charges forward with raw, nauseous death metal-tinged riffs fed through a hardcore filter. In short, the track hurts so good. Stream the track over at Decibel now.
Diabolus Vobiscum will be released on February 10th via Melotov Records. The album’s artwork and track listing can be viewed after the break.
The general consensus at American Aftermath is the grimmer the better, and not many bands do grim as well as the Parisian quintet, Cowards. So, of course, we are more than excited to bring you a stream of the group’s forthcoming blackened opus, Rise to Infamy. The album officially comes out on February 9th, but luckily you do not have to wait any longer to get your skull caved in. Below you will find a stream of the gruesome monstrosity along with a short interview with riff-conjurer Adrien. Enjoy.
The debut LP from Virginian black metal trio Unsacred, False Light, can now be streamed over at Noisey. The record is officially out digitally and can be purchased here, while a vinyl pressing of the record can be obtained via Forcefield Records. While you are spending your hard-earned money, stream the record at Noisey or after the break. Fans of the likes of Young and in the Way and The Secret should get hot and bothered by this scathing, filthy black metal/crust hybrid. Check it out now.
Grinding death metal outfit Fulgora, which is made up of members of Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Misery Index, have announced the release of their debut full length. The new full length will be titled Stratagem and will be released through Housecore Records on February 3rd. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen below.
Metal Sucks have premiered the first taste of Stratagem, “Meridian”; a three minute barrage of vile, grind mayhem. Check it out now.
Just last week Torche released a teaser for their new album Restarter and now the band has unleashed their first official track. The track is titled “Minions” and it’s a crusher. If you’ve been a fan of Torche for any matter of time, you’ll dig this track. If not, fuck off and listen to something else. I’ll be here. Jamming this tune for the fifth time. Crunch. Continue reading
Lord Mantis have premiered their very NSFW video for their track “Possession Prayer” from their most recent effort, Death Mask, over at Bloody Disgusting. The twisted doom number is set to an equally twisted clip (directed by Gretchen Heinel) that depicts nude people bound by rope, masked figures engaging in some bizarre ritual and good old disembowelment. Check out the disturbing video after the break.
Instrumental rock masterminds Pelican have announced the release of a new EP that will follow up the band’s most recent effort, Forever Becoming. The new EP, titled The Cliff, features three new versions of their track “The Cliff” from Forever Becoming in addition to a previously unreleased track. The new versions include remixes from Justin Broadrick (Godflesh) and Bryan Clifford Meyer and Aaron Harris of Isis. The Life and Times frontman Allen Epley provides vocals to the opening rendition of the track (which can be streamed at Metal Sucks), much like he did on their track “Final Breath” from their record What We All Come to Need.
The Cliff will be released on February 24th through Southern Lord in 12″ vinyl formats and digitally. You can check out the artwork and track listing after the break.