If you’ve been following the recent saga of Minsk, then you know that the band will be releasing their new album The Crash & The Draw next week. Well, the band has released the album in advance for streaming! Trust me, this album is a fucking phenomenon. I love it. Stream the album after the jump. Continue reading
Los Angeles sludge/post-metal titans Wovoka have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut full-length, Saros, over at Metal Injection. The new track is the nearly nine-minute “The Sight”, which stomps about like an ludicrously-huge behemoth that could only exist in mythological texts. To say the track is simply devastating would be an understatement. Head over to Metal Injection to stream the track now.
Saros will be released on April 14 via Battleground Records. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Gruesome (Exhumed, etc) have premiered their eponymous new track from their upcoming debut full-length, Savage Land, over at Noisey. “Gruesome”, as promised, is another throwback to old school death metal with its rampaging, blood-soaked instrumentation. On the track, guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey comments:
“Okay, full confession: I always wanted to be in a band that had an eponymous song, like Iron Maiden or Angel Witch. It’s the kind of thing you really need to do on your first album, though. With ‘Gruesome,’ I felt like it was the right thing to do. It’s almost like a mission statement, and since, ‘sounds exactly like ‘87-’91 Death’ doesn’t really roll off the tongue, I figured ‘Gruesome’ would work. It was one of the last songs we wrote for the album and it’s definitely one of my favorites. The lyrics are kind of a Cliff’s Notes on Scream Bloody Gore, from the burning bodies of ‘Infernal Death’ in the first verse to the zombie army of SBG’s title track in the last one. Anyway, I think it’s one of the better tunes we came up with and I hope you agree.”
Check out the track over at Noisey now.
Savage Land will be released on April 17 (Germany, Benelux, Finland), April 20 (UK/world) and April 21 (North America). Pre-orders can be placed here.
UK’s Anaal Nathrakh have announced a new string of North American tour dates in support of their most recent effort, last year’s Desideratum. The duo will be joined by Incite and Secrets of the Sky on the 13-date trek, which will lead up to the group’s appearance at Maryland Death Fest. The touring schedule can be found after the break.
The first taste of Team Dead‘s (Ex-Bird Eater) debut EP, Whale Bones and Tin Foil, has arrived. The track is entitled “Malarkey” and it is teeming with down-tuned, groove-laden guitars and disemboweling low-end. If that excites you, check it out after the break.
Whale Bones and Tin Foil will be released on April 21.
KEN Mode have premiered the official video for their new track “Blessed” from their upcoming highly-anticipated Steve Albini-produced album, Success, over at Noisey. The Christopher Mills-directed clip depicts a visceral live show and simultaneously captures the energy of the new track. The song itself is a cataclysmic double-bass assault that capitalizes on the group’s noise rock influences and features extra noisy debauchery from Full of Hell‘s Dylan Walker, murderous cello from Natanielle Felicitas and insanity-laced guest vocals from Oxbow frontman Eugene S. Robinson. Check out the video for yourself after the break.
Seattle doom duo Bell Witch have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Four Phantoms, over at Pitchfork. The new track is the 10-minute melancholic monster “Judgement, In Fire I – Garden (Of Blooming Ash”, which features more auditory grief than one might be able to handle. The heavy moments are completely devastating and the more atmospheric moments are beautifully chilling and somber. Stream the track for yourself over at Pitchfork or after the break.
Four Phantoms will be released on April 28 via Profound Lore.
Torche have premiered the official video for their track “Annihilation Affair” over at Loudwire. The track, which comes from their new record Restarter, is set to a visually-striking clip produced by Phil Mucci and Ian MacKay (Opeth, etc). The video depicts a destructive robot army, whose discovery of human women sparks curiosity but doesn’t end well. You can check out the video after the break.
German death metal unit Sulphur Aeon have premiered a new track from their upcoming sophomore full-length, Gateway To The Antisphere, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is the menacing “Titans”, which wastes no time ripping you into bits. The gruesome track is heavier than the Titans themselves. Head over to CVLT Nation to check it out yourself.
Gateway To The Antisphere will be released on April 3 via Imperium Productions and Ván Records.
Germany’s “winterdoom” quartet Phantom Winter (ex-Omega Massif) have premiered a new track from their upcoming record, Cvlt, over at Arctic Drones. The track in question is the nearly nine-minute leviathan “Avalanche Cities”, which features disgustingly heavy chugging mayhem peppered with icy, melancholic post-rock interludes. Get crushed to death at this location now.
Cvlt will be released on April 24 via Golden Antenna Records. Pre-order here.
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Southern-fried, resin-soaked sludge trio Weedeater have premiered a new track from their forthcoming fifth full-length album and follow up to 2011’s Jason… The Dragon, Goliathan, over at Noisey. The new track is titled “Cain Enabler” and features everything Weedeater is known for; hazy-eyed, distorted sludge and raspy vocals. You can check out the new track at this location.
Goliathan will be released on May 19 via Season of Mist. Pre-orders can be found here. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen below.
New York/New Jersey groove-heavy progressive metal quintet Gyre have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Moirai, over at Metal Injection. The new track is titled “I Release” and it hits like a steamroller. The track features endless guitar acrobatics, complex rhythms, crushing grooves and catchy choruses. Check out the tune for yourself after the break.
Moirai will be released on May 12
Italian progressive metal outfit Adimiron have premiered the official video for their track “Ayahuasca”, off of their 2014 album Timelapse, over at Metal Sucks. The spiraling, complex track is set to a surreal animated clip featuring hand-drawn illustrations. Monika Janouchová, who is responsible for these animations, stated the following:
“’Ayahuasca is an inspiring song. It has the power to take us to unreal places, and I just wanted to transform its potential into images. Each scene and situation brings us, together with the music, to a long surreal trip. Our mind opens and we are enabled to see more…It’s like a vivid dream in which we cannot tell whether it is real or not and if everything will be normal once woken up.”
Check out the video after the break as well as a stream of Timelapse.
Minsk have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, The Crash & The Draw, over at Stereogum. The track, titled “When The Walls Fall”, closes out the record with 10 minutes of swirling, angelic ambience, post-rock sensibilities and tumultuous sludge. Head over to Stereogum to experience the behemoth for yourself.
The Crash & The Draw will be released on April 3 (Germany), April 6 (UK/word) and April 7 (North America) via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be found here.