Post-metal acts Cult of Luna and The Old Wind have announced the release of their new split EP. The new split will be titled Råångest and will be released through Pelagic Records on January 29, 2016. The release will feature Cult of Luna covering Amebix’s “Last Will and Testament” and two new tracks from The Old Wind titled “Wooden Scythe” and “Daughters of Cleanse”. Cult of Luna guitarist Johannes Persson commented on the new cover:
“I discovered Amebix pretty late but when I did it was like discovering a musical father I never knew I had. The monolith album was before it’s time and deserves much more recognition for being on the musical fore front. It’s harsh and bleak and was the soundtrack of last winter for me. To cover a song without bringing your own soul into it is completely useless in my opinion so we’ve taken a few liberties with it, hopefully without destroying the essence of it.“
Pre-orders for the split can be found here and a A/V trailer of the release can be viewed after the break.
Post-metal outfit The Moth Gatherer have premiered their new full-length, The Earth is the Sky, at Metal Hammer. The album is officially out today via Agonia Records and can be purchased at this location. The band commented on their new effort:
“The Earth Is The Sky is an album where we tried to take everything as far as we could. There where points during the recording where we honestly spoke about giving up and calling it a day, it felt like we would crumble under the album. But we suffered through. The result is a desperation about how humanity drags it all to the end. Where A Bright Celestial Light was an introvert journey into decay, The Earth Is The Sky is a journey to the highest point on Earth where you sit down and contemplate about our existence while watching the flames from the burning world”.
Fans of Isis and Cult of Luna should take note of this record. Check it out now.
French post-hardcore outfit Ellipse have released a new track from their upcoming full-length, À Nos Traîtres. The new tune is titled “Ascension” and it collects spiraling melodies, driving post-hardcore rhythms and bouncing metalcore/djent-esque riffs. Stream the energetic track after the break along with previous single, “Ruines”.
À Nos Traîtres will be released on December 12 via Finisterian Dead End.
Australian death metallers Sanzu have premiered their upcoming full-length, Heavy Over the Home, at Metal Sucks. The album will officially be released on December 3 and can be purchased here. The record is a down-tuned earth-shaking, groove-heavy opus that sounds like a demented hybrid between Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Gojira. Check it out right now.
Alabama death metal outfit Ectovoid have premiered a new track from their upcoming 4 Doors to Death split with Trenchrot, Sabbatory and Cemetery Filth, at Metal Underground. The new track is titled “Possessed By Ancient Ancient Dread” and it churns out five minutes of nauseatingly heavy death-infused doom that is sure to raise the death and crush coffins. Stream the track after the break.
4 Doors to Death will be released on January 22, 2016, via Unspeakable Axe Records.
Colorado atmospheric sludge metal quarter Wayfarer have premiered a live video for their track “Children of the Iron Age”, off of their 2014 album of the same name, at CVLT Nation. The performance was filmed and edited by Alana Murphy during their set at Fire in the Mountains atop the the Grand Teton Mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Check out the clip after the break.
Wayfarer will soon return to Flatline Audio Studios in Westminister, Colorado, with producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, etc) to record their new record. The effort is expected to see a summer 2016 release.
UK-based progressive metal outfit Latitudes have announced the release of their third full-length album and follow-up to 2012’s Individuation. The new record will be titled Old Sunlight (artwork above) and will be released on January 22 via Debemur Morti Productions. The album was produced by Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard, etc) and was mastered by James Plotkin (Isis, Jesu, etc). The track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of Individuation.
Pre-orders for the record can be found here.
[Photo by Alexis Acosta]
Los Angeles post-hardcore trio Ghostlimb (Graf Orlock, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming fifth full-length album, Difficult Loves, at Brooklyn Vegan. Titled “Treason Fluently”, the new track barrels froward with grinding rhythms that collide head-on with triumphant post-hardcore melodies and metalcore adjacent riffs. The band’s own Justin Smith (Graf Orlock) commented on the upcoming album:
I feel like Difficult Loves is the most developed in what we have sought to do over the last ten years. True to form, it is about history, politics, and environmental stuff but it brings in a lot more from the literary realm. The title of the record is from an Italo Calvino book. It is about glimpses into normal peoples’ lives – more about capturing a feeling than being a crusader of some dialectical change.”
Check out the track here and view the album’s artwork and track listing after the break.
Difficult Loves will be released on February 5, 2016 via Vitriol Records.
Los Angeles stoner doom outfit Yidhra have premiered the title track from their upcoming EP, Cult of Bathory, at Invisible Oranges. “Cult of Bathory” is a fuzz-laden, slow-burning jam that unleashes riff after bulky riff and is propelled by vocalist Ted Venemann’s gruff barks. Venemann issued the following comments regarding the new track:
“The most vile and inhumane acts are always perpetrated by humans. In nature, most seemingly atrocious acts can be explained by the base instinct to survive. That is definitely not the case with mankind. With our industrial capabilities and ‘advances’ in science and technology, we’ve grown quite efficient at destroying and profiting off of nature. Not even the most docile and innocent are immune to our perverse behaviors. The legend says the Countess Bathory bathed in the blood of virgins to maintain her youth. Millions of people are inadvertently doing the exact same thing every day. The truth is, no matter how hard we try to be ‘cruelty free,’ we’re not. At some point along the way there’s a product that you use, or there’s a component used in the manufacturing of that product that is covered in the blood of innocence. In that instance we are all guilty. We are all members in the Cult of Bathory.”
Check it out here.
Cult of Bathory will be released on December 11 via Black Voodoo Records.
Experimental metal outfit Scientist (Yakuza, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, 10100II00101, at No Clean Singing. Titled “The Lighthouse”, the polarizing track cycles between offbeat rhythmic attacks and post-metal tinged melodies. Without Waves’ Anthony Cwan provides his smooth vocal stylings to this multifaceted tune, which could be described as The Ocean meets Loincloth. Founding guitarist and vocalist Eric Plonka (Yakuza) comments:
“Taking a step beyond our last album which was mostly instrumental, the switch between clean and guttural vocals on this track is an example of how Scientist can be not only dissonant, brutal and experimental but also open and accessible”
Check out the track here.
10100II00101 will be released on December 11.
New York doomsayers HUSH. will release their five-track follow-up to their 2014 full-length, Unexist, early next year. The new EP will bear the title Nihil Unbound (artwork above) and will be released on January 8, 2016, via the band’s official Bandcamp, with a vinyl release to follow spring 2016 through a collaborative effort between Dullest Records, Silent Pendulum Records and Fuzz Records. In contrast to its predecessor, these five songs feature a more stripped down, raw and claustrophobic atmosphere with lyrics based in philosophical nihilism to match. We at American Aftermath are proud to premiere one of these five earth shattering tracks, the leviathanic “Oror”. This eight-minute tune churns out hypnotically heavy, city leveling riffs in abundance. Frontman Charles Cure’s bellowing vocals, combined with guest vocalist Mers Sumida’s (Black Table) banshee shrieks only add to the song’s suffocating atmosphere. Stream the lengthy jam after the break.
The aggressive, proggy new project called Moon Tooth will release their debut album Chromaparagon in February. This album is already garnering buzz and it is definitely going to be something to keep your eye on. The band has just released a new track titled “Queen Wolf,” which you can stream below. It’s really cool and I recommend sitting back and enjoying it. Continue reading
Doom destroyers The Moth Gatherer will release their new record The Earth Is The Sky on Friday and the band has just released a lyric video for their track “Attacus Atlas,” which is a wonderful song. I’m really digging The Earth Is The Sky and I think all of you readers will enjoy it also. Check out “Attacus Atlas” below. Continue reading
One of my all time favorite bands is the cinema-grind act Graf Orlock. They’re music is wild, chaotic and fucking insane. The band will be releasing their new EP Crime Traveler next year and if you want a dose of it right now, then I’ve got amazing news for you. Graf has unleashed a new track titled “A Descent Proposal In A Shitty Alley” and you want/need this in your life. Check it out below, via Noisey. Continue reading
Spinebreaker are one of those phenomenal bands who perfectly blend old school death metal and crusty hardcore. This is definitely one of my favorite genres, which was also recently perfected by Skinfather. Spinebreaker also absolutely kill it and to prove it, the band is currently streaming their new track “River Of Pain,” which comes off of the bands debut album Ice Grave. Check out the track below via Blow The Scene. Continue reading