I’ve never listened to a lot of White Arms Of Athena before now, but the band’s new album just jumped up the list for me. The bands self-titled album will be released in a few weeks and they have released a music video for their track “Heavy Sleep.” I am loving this track and the video, so yeah. Check this shit out and do it ASAP. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do. Continue reading
It has already been announced that Periphery will be releasing two new albums, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, both due out in January. Well, the band is now teasing us with some of their amazing new music. We all saw how incredible and inventive the band can be with their Clear album and I think they have evolved even more with the Juggernaut series. The band is streaming their track “The Scourge” right now and you HAVE to hear this. It’s incredible. Continue reading
Dallas-based technical metal outfit Baring Teeth have premiered their forthcoming sophomore full length, Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins, over at Revolver. The record will officially be released next Tuesday, November 25th, via Willowtip Records and pre-orders can still be placed here. On the new disorienting record, vocalist/guitarist Andrew Hawkins comments:
“This album was a really difficult one to make. We pushed ourselves as songwriters and as musicians, but I think the extra focus we placed on crafting a complete, focused album really paid off. Every song plays into the larger whole while still being brutal and catchy, and we wrote much more concertedly this time around. Our goal was to make an album that pushes the extremes of [debut full-length] Atrophy as far as possible, and we’re really happy with the result.”
If you cannot wait five more days to have your equilibrium wrecked, then stream the new record at this location.
Wolvhammer will continue their North American decimation with a new string of West Coast tour dates in support of their third full length album, Clawing Into Black Sun. The band will provide direct support to San Francisco sludge duo Black Cobra. Those tour dates can be found after the break.
Ides of Gemini have premiered the new haunting, ritualistic video for their track “Seer of Circassia”, over at Noisey. Bassist/vocalist Sera Timms issued the following comments regarding the conceptual nature of the video:
“The concept of the album traces the symbolic-psychological breakdown of a character over ten days [‘Seer Of Circassia’ takes place on day four]. We’re working within the structures of psycho-spiritual alchemical transformation, utilizing Carl Jung’s school of analytical psychology. Essentially we have a story of the psychological conflict of opposing forces — yin-yang, male/female/dark light, etc. — each driven by desire. The masculine archetype in this story desires control and structure, while the feminine archetype desires recognition and equality as it has been repressed in the ‘Old World.’ Our protagonist is the Emperor, based creatively on the last Emperor of Constantinople, who represents the ego, masculine, solar consciousness along with control, structure, domination, force and power.”
Watch the video after the break and pick up a copy of Ides of Gemini’s new record, Old World New Wave, here.
Mysterious grind/black metal entity Dead in the Manger have announced the release of their debut full length and follow up to their Transience EP, which was released earlier this year. The new record will be entitled Cessation and will be released through 20 Buck Spin on February 3rd. Much like the previous EP, the new record will feature six new bits of audio misanthropy. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with a stream of Transience.
California’s Xibalba have revealed the official artwork (courtesy of Dan Seagrave) and track listing for their forthcoming third full length and follow up to Hasta La Muerte, Tierra y Libertad. Both of those can be seen after the break.
Tierra y Libertad is scheduled to be released on January 26th (Europe) and 27th (North America) via Southern Lord. Audio and video previews of the album are scheduled to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Release Date: November 4th
Label: Brutal Panda Records
FFO: Pigs, War Brides
I was first introduced to Ladder Devils way back when they released their three-way split with Fight Amp and Kowloon Walled City. Back then, the band stood out to me, but I was fully invested in the pure awesomeness that is Kowloon. Today though, I cannot stop listening to Ladder Devils and for good reason. Even since the release of the aforementioned split, this band has truly grown and expanded upon their noisy, sludgy sound. The band recently released their new album Clean Hands and I’m here to talk about it. Lets get to it. Continue reading
French malevolent hardcore/sludge quintet Cowards have released a new trailer for their forthcoming album, Rise To Infamy, which is due out on February 9th via Throatruiner. In clip features shots of the band performing and creepy, horror film-esque images set to the album’s dissonant third track, “Frustration (Is My Girl)”. The clip can be seen after the break along with the album’s artwork and track listing.
I love a good live music video with great production value and I love Revocation. Is it shocking that these two things can coincide? Nah. Revocation are a spectacular band who have never let me down and I’m really digging the bands music video for their new albums title track: “Deathless.” You can check out the pro-as-fuck video after the jump. Continue reading
Oakland, California based avant-metal act Dimesland have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full length, Psychogenic Atrophy, over at Stereogum. The track, entitled “Dying Foretold”, is three minutes of disjunctive, noisy and complex riffs that contort and spiral about with the goal of psychological damage in mind. Stream the track for yourself at Stereogum now.
Psychogenic Atrophy will be released on December 9th. Stream another new track, “Are They Cannibals?”, after the break.
Hollow Earth (Shai Hulud, Enabler) have premiered their debut full length, Silent Graves, over at Invisible Oranges. The album is available now via Panic Records and can be purchased at this location. While you’re forking over your credit card information, stream these nine tracks of dismal hardcore over at Invisible Oranges now. You’ll be glad you did.
New Zealand atmospheric post-hardcore quintet, Spook the Horses, have announce the release of their sophomore full length album. The album will be titled Rainmaker and will be released independently through the band’s themselves in February 2015. The record was tracked live with James Goldsmith (So So Modern, etc), mixed by Sam Sproull (Cairo Knife Fight, etc) and was mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, The Ocean, etc). A track from the forthcoming release, “Flood”, can be streamed and downloaded for free after the break.
The cover art for Rainmaker and the band’s forthcoming tour dates can be seen after the break.
Cult Leader have announced that they will be recording their debut full length in March with Kurt Ballou. The band will also be recording a new 7″ release with Andy Patterson next month. No other details have been released thus far. In the meantime, stream their debut EP Nothing For Us Here after the break if you missed it.