Ides of Gemini have premiered another new track from their sophomore album, Old World New Wave, over at Pitchfork. The new track is the somber “May 22, 1453″ that slowly builds into a raw, doom-laden climax. Bassist/vocalist Sera Timms shed light on the new song’s subject matter:
“We’ve had a history as a band of gifts and opportunities being given to us in alignment with the lunar phases, so it seemed fitting to give something back. This song and really the whole album is that something. The song was inspired by the prophetic May 22nd lunar eclipse preceding the fall of Constantinople. If you can imagine that empire as your mind and the black moon as your mother, then you will know the meaning of the Old World New Wave.”
Head over to Pitchfork to stream the new track now.
Old World New Wave is available now via Neurot Recordings.
North Carolina’s filthy trio Torch Runner have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Endless Nothing, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is entitled “Bound By Misery” and in just under two minutes it will beat you to a bloody pulp with grinding, metallic fury. Check out the track for yourself at CVLT Nation now.
Endless Nothing will be released through Southern Lord on September 30th. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Torch Runner will be joining Obliterations and Baptists during their West Coast tour next month. Those dates can be found below.
Earlier this week (September 16) progressive metal act The Contortionist released their latest album, Language. Their third full-length and follow-up to 2012’s Intrinsic features a new line-up, with original members, Joey (drums) and Robby Baca (guitar), now accompanied by Michael Lessard (vocals), Jordan Eberhardt (bass) and Eric Guenther (keyboards). Along with the personnel change, Language sees the band delve further into experimental and atmospheric territory. In this recent interview with American Aftermath, Joey Baca discussed the new release, the member change and The Contortionist’s progressive sound, as well as the themes behind Language and more. Continue reading
One of the raddest hardcore bands killing it right now is Baptists, who absolutely crush on every release they put out. I think the bands pending release Bloodmines might be their best yet and to further prove my point, the band is currently streaming their new track “Calling,” which you can hear after the jump, thanks to Metal Injection. I love this mid-paced crusher and I can’t wait to hear the rest of Bloodmines! Stream below. Continue reading
SSS are one amazing thrash band that I love. The band hasn’t released a full-length album since 2011 but released an EP last year on their new label Prosthetic Records. Well, SSS will be unleashing their new full-length this fall and the band has unleashed a monstrous new song titled “Dead Wood.” If that’s not enough to entice you, said song features guest vocals by death metal vocal legend Jeff Walker of Carcass. Holy fuck. Get to streamin’ kiddos. Peep the song out after the jump. Continue reading
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Lane told you about Trap Them covering tracks from Edge Of Sanity and Hot Snakes for Decibel’s FlexiDisc series and now you can stream both of the covers! I adore both Trap Them and cover songs, so I was euphoric before I even listened to the tracks (both of which are magical). You can check out those covers after the jump, courtesy of MetalSucks. Continue reading
Today Is The Day always pleases my earholes and I like seeing really intriguing, off-the-wall music videos, so today is a nice day because I get both. I get new Today Is The Day and I get an insane David Hall-directed music video for the bands song “Masada.” I’m not sure if it’s ignorance or my upbringing void people of the Jewish faith, but I wasn’t aware of what the name of the song was derived from until I looked it up. Apparently it’s the name of a plateau in which a bunch of Israelis committed mass suicide. METAL! Check out the video for “Masada” after the jump. Continue reading
Hostage Calm have released their new album Die On Stage and the band has quickly followed up with a music video directed by the one and only Max Moore. I love this guys videos and I think Hostage Calm are incredible so, put the two together and you get awesome. Check out the bands music video for “A Thousand Miles Away From Here” after the jump. Enjoy! Continue reading
Blackened grindcore heathens Anaal Nathrakh will be releasing their new record, their first for new label Metal Blade Records, and the band has unleashed their beastly new track “Monstrum In Animo” over on Decibel. This track is vicious, it’s loud and it’s apocalyptic. You can stream the monstrosity after the jump. If you dare. Continue reading
Revocation are one of those bands that constantly and consistently improves. The band is always becoming heavier and more amazing with each album and I think their new album Deathless will be their best yet. Don’t believe me based off of the albums title track (see here), then let the band “Madness Opus” destroy you with amazeballs. Check out a stream of the track below, courtesy of Noisey. Continue reading
The Contortionist released their highly anticipated and highly praised new album Language today and I am so thrilled that the world will finally get to hear this masterpiece. I have watched The Contortionist go from deathcore to one of the leading and most fascinating progressive bands of the day. Language is a phenomenal album that I find myself listening to constantly, so you should do the same. Stream the album below. Go, The Contortionist, go! Continue reading
One of my favorite current bands, Old Wounds released their phenomenal new EP Death Projection today and, in case you didn’t have enough interest in it, you can stream the album in full! Thanks to the good people at AltPress\, the album has been presented to the world and I highly suggest you get a dose of death in your life today. Check out the stream after the jump. Do it. Continue reading
Philadelphia grinders Die Choking have premiered a new track form their forthcoming sophomore EP, II, over at CVLT Nation. The track happens to be the rapidfire closing track, “Tonsil”, whose lyrics are dedicated to Jahi McMath; a young girl from Oakland, California who was declared brain-dead last year but is still being kept on life-support. Bassist/vocalist Paul J. Herzog elaborates:
“This song is a dedication to the memory of Jahi McMath who died on December 12th 2013. Despite the absolute, irreversible nature of brain death she (as far as I know) remains on ‘life’ support. The controversy of this is obvious but my interest is geared more towards the broader subject of CHOICE in regards to medical treatment during end of life scenarios. It is unfortunate, but families often contradict explicit wishes of dying loved ones. The severe and painful nature of pursuing a ‘do everything you can’ mentality is dire to say the least. This, to me, is pure tragedy. My goal is to open the dialogue a bit and introduce a tool to communicate the questions one needs to ask should they or a loved one be in a life threatening or life ending circumstance. Most people WILL end up THERE and not simply die in their sleep nor arrive to a facility DOA.”
Each 7″ edition of II will come with a document that will serve as a legal, Living Will. You can check out that document after the break and be sure to stream “Tonsil” over at CVLT Nation.
II will be released on September 29th via The Compound. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Baseball grinders Puig Destroyer have just unleashed yet another amazing track from their forthcoming debut full-length. This time around, the band has premiered the track “Batflip” which is a loud, slower jam that absolutely kills. Clocking in at just over a minute, this is possibly my favorite track I’ve heard thus far off of the bands forthcoming record. Check out the track after the jump or get blasted. Continue reading
Groove-heavy North Carolina-based hardcore punks Society Sucker have premiered their new self-titled EP over at Decibel. The five-track affair is official out today via Get This Right Records and can be purchased here and here. If you like your hardcore fast, dirty and super catchy, then Society Sucker is the band for you. Head over to Decibel to stream the EP or check out below.