Baroness will release their new album Purple this December and the band have released a few details about the album. Along with those details, we got a new track titled “Chlorine & Wine.” This track has a bit of a different vibe than some of the bands past material. This track has more of a post-rock vibe and I like it. Check out “Chlorine & Wine” below. Continue reading
Stoners heavy metallers Saviours will release their new album Palace Of Vision around Halloween and the band has unveiled a new track. The track is titled “Burning Shrine” and it is a killer song indeed. I have been in some serious need of Saviours as I was somewhat disappointed in the new Sword record, so take my advice and stream “Burning Shrine” below. Continue reading
Insane thrashers Ramming Speed will release their new album No Epitaphs next Friday. I will tell you right now, it is a fucking beast. I am happy to inform you all that if you can’t wait a week to hear the album, you can do so today! That’s rigth, Ramming Speed are currently streaming this sick slab for your listening pleasure. Check it out below. Continue reading
Fight Amp will release their new 7″ next month and if you want to get yourself a dose of Fight Amp right now, I’ve got something exciting for you. That “thing” is a siiiick new track from the band titled “Hide Your Teeth.” This is a fucking beast track right here and I love it. Seriously, this is how you kick off a Friday, sucka! Continue reading
I believe Eric introduced me to punk heathens Night Birds soon after he started here and I’m glad he did. The band is really fun and energetic and I am super stoekd that they will be releasing a new record this year. The album is titled Mutiny At Muscle Beach and if you want to hear a radical new track titled “Blank Eyes,” just click on over after the jump. It’s siiiick Continue reading
Hardcore act Wilderness Dream won’t be releasing their new, self-titled EP until October, but if you don’t want to wait that long I’ve got good news for you. The band has put the album up on Bandcamp for all to hear two months in advance. Check out the full stream below and get a nice dose of Wilderness Dream. Continue reading
[Photo by Sean Leary]
Californian noise punks Nervous have announced the release of their new EP, which follows up their 2013 self-titled full-length. The new release will be titled Duration and Delusion and will be released on October 23 via Twelve Gauge Records. Recorded and mixed by Max Senna (Ash Borer, etc) and mastered by Alan Douches (Torche, etc), Duration and Delusion will feature six new tracks of angular, driving alternative noise rock. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break. Head over to Decibel to stream the new track “The Break” as well.
Montreal-based trio Big|Brave have premiered the opening track from their upcoming album, Au De La, over at Exclaim. Titled “On the By and By and Thereon”, the new track is a lurching and gloomy that features a disorienting stop-and-start pattern that eventually leads to a crushing conclusion. Check it out for yourself now.
Au De La will be released on September 18 via Southern Lord.
Californian progressive death metal outfit Arkaik have announced the release of their third full-length album. The album will be titled Lucid Dawn and will be released on October 30 via Unique Leader. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, etc), Lucid Dawn will feature 10 new tracks and guest appearances by Trevor Strnad and Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as Bay Are live string quartet, Amaranth. Lucid Dawn is the second installment in a series of concept albums revolving around Cyrix, a disillusioned character in a dystopian society. In Cyrix’s world, dreaming is systematically controlled by a tyrannical ruler named Khaal-Li-Phar and his army of dark shamans, where people are forced to build monuments to the tyrant to stifle their imaginations and inhibit their ability to achieve a multi-dimensional existence. Lucid Dawn is a death metal take on American mythologist, writer and lecturer, Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, and the beginning of Cyrix’s “Hero’s Journey.”
The album’s artwork, track listing and Arkaik‘s upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Canadian noise rock/grunge trio War Baby have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album and follow-up to their 2013 album, Jesus Horse. The new record will be titled Death Sweats and will be released on October 30 via Bummer Records. Produced by Jordan Koop and mastered by Bob Weston, the upcoming effort will feature 10 new tracks and physical copies will be packaged with a special board game (details on that to be revealed at a later date). The band comments on their new release:
“Death Sweats is the audio equivalent of a chemical imbalance in the brain. This album to us is equal parts fear of the dark and disgust for the morning light….the very thought of being fully aware is terrifying…survival can mean many things; DEATH SWEATS is one of them. Believing in yourself when no else does will make you sweat. Believing in everyone else and not yourself will give you DEATH SWEATS.”
The album’s artwork, track listing and album trailer can be found after the break.
I started posting about Cruciamentum back in 2011 when I got into bands such as them, Grave Miasma and Father Befouled. That run of crushing old school death metal in the 21st century was game changing for me. I love all of these bands and I will go out on a limb and say that Cruciamentum have the best death metal album of 2015 under their belts right now. Charnal Passages is an unrelenting beast. Don’t believe me? You’re wrong. Stream the album below and get learned. Continue reading
Oakland-based post-metal duo Lament Cityscape have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Torn, over at Decibel. Titled “Turn Inward”, the slow-burning track features lumbering metallic riffs of catastrophic proportions shrouded in industrial noise that march towards to the end of the world. Fans of Neurosis and Godflesh will have no problem digging this. Stream it right now.
The Torn will be released on September 4 via Battleground Records. Pre-order here.
I try to keep up on up-and-comers, but I have somehow missed Cavern doing my rounds. I came across the band today and I was pleasantly surprised by their music. The band’s Baroness-esque stoner attitude is on par with any band out there I’d say. The band has teamed up with MetalSucks to stream their new album Outsiders and it is definitely worth your time. Check it out below. Continue reading
[photo by Craig McGillvray]
Psychedelic thrash outfit VHÖL (Yob, Ex-Hammers Of Misfortune, Agalloch, etc) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length and follow-up to their 2013 self-titled debut. The new record will be titled Deeper Than Sky and will be released on October 23 via Profound Lore Records. Tracked at Light Rail Studios and mastered at Trakworx Studio in San Francisco, the album will contain seven new tracks of mind altering music. The band comments on the recording process:
“We recorded this album at Light Rail Studios, in a huge room on a beautiful 1970 Trident console onto Jerry Garcia’s 2” tape deck. One cannot escape the Grateful Dead in San Francisco recording studios — their gear is all over town…The mixing was rather primitive with no plug-ins and all effects were done by old pedals, tape echo, and large reverb plates. Another thing that was large and huge during recording was our bass player who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Electronic duo Zombi will release their new album Shape Shift in October. The band will also be heading out on tour with Pinkish Black in November, meaning that it’s going to be a pretty cool couple of months. Zombi want to keep everyone pumped, so they have released their new track “Mission Creep” today. You can check out the track below. Continue reading