The Body Initiate IndieGoGo Campaign For New Van

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Portland, OR experimental doom/noise outfit The Body have initiated an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign for a new van. Perks ranging from stickers to exclusive campaign only t-shirts and pizza parties are available at varying donation levels. Take a look at the campaign here.

The Body had two releases earlier this year, a collaboration LP on RVNG Intl. with The Haxan Cloak entitled I Shall Die Here and a collaboration LP on Vinyl Rites with doom brothers Thou entitled Released From Love. They are currently working on a second collaboration LP with Thou.

Full Of Hell Release Teaser For Upcoming LP

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Full Of Hell have released a short video teaser for their upcoming third LP, a collaborational effort with legendary Japanese noise artist Merzbow, simply entitled Full Of Hell & Merzbow. The record is poised for a November split release between Profound Lore Records and A389 Recordings, who will be handling CD and vinyl duties respectively. Besides a difference in format, the CD version is expected to contain an exclusive bonus noise disc consisting of manipulated Merzbow material in the vein of Wolf Eyes and Tribes Of Neurot according to a recent interview of guitarist Spencer Hazard by CVLT Nation. View the teaser below and be sure to catch the group on their current West Coast tour with labelmates Noisem and the legendary Dropdead, details also below. For the curious, two new tracks from the record can be heard via a filmed live set on the group’s recent UK venture, at the 6:40 and 16:30 marks. Continue reading

PIG HEART TRANSPLANT Streaming Two New Tracks

Noise act Pig Heart Transplant (Iron Lung’s Jon Kortland) has premiered two new tracks from the forthcoming album, For Mass Consumption, over at CVLT Nation. The new tracks are entitled “Gift” and “Film” and are both pulsating assaults of harsh noise that obliterate the senses in just 44 seconds. Head over to CVLT Nation to check them out.

For Mass Consumption will be released through 20 Buck Spin on September 2nd.

WATER TORTURE Streaming Debut LP “Pillbox”

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Buffalo, NY prolific drum and bass powerviolence specialists Water Torture are currently streaming their debut LP, Pillbox, the first of two full-length releases set for this year (with the latter poised to be unleashed via the mighty To Live A Lie Records), directly over at label Nerve Altar’s official bandcamp. The 17 track blown-out-to-fuck opus comes ready NOW for immediate “pay what you want” digital download and pre-order via vinyl with a ship date of mid-to-late August. Additionally, the Buffalo trio have announced future split releases with Witchcult and God’s America, according to a late 2013 interview with grindcore e-zine Don’t Be Swindle and are set to embark on a UK/European tour later this month with peers KnifedOutOfExistence and Gunfinger.  Stream Pillbox alongside full details for the tour below and pre-order the record via Nerve Altar here if you enjoyed it.

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MEGATON LEVIATHAN Announce New Album “Past 21: Beyond The Arctic Cell”

Portland psychedelic doom outfit Megaton Leviathan have announced the release of their sophomore full length album. The new record will be entitled Past 21: Beyond The Arctic Cell and will be released through Seventh Rule Recordings on September 9th. The album, which was mixed by Mort Subite (V.I.I.R.L., etc), will follow the outfit’s previous record Water, Wealth, Hell on Earth. The new record’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with Megaton Leviathan upcoming live dates.

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NO FAITH Streaming Two New Tracks

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Western Massachusetts noisy powerviolence act No Faith (members of SQRM, Vaccine) are currently streaming two new tracks off of their  long awaited July-expected EP, Dead Weight. Written around the time of the group’s dizzying 2012 Painkiller debut LP, the eight track Dead Weight has undergone nearly three years of refinement and forging. Stream the two new tracks via No Faith’s official bandcamp below, look out for the group’s upcoming LP with MA locals Noise Nomads in the near future and stay locked into the band’s BigCartel page here for pre-orders soon. Continue reading

BLACKWOLFGOAT Announce New Album “Drone Maintenance”

Blackwolfgoat, the experimental drone project of one Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, etc), will release its new full length album late next month. The new record will be entitled Drone Maintenance and will see a release through Small Stone Recordings on August 26th. The album is described as a quasi-concept album in which Shepard is sent into the future to repair rogue drones. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.

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PIG HEART TRANSPLANT Announce New Album “For Mass Consumption”; Stream New Track

Jon Kortland of Iron Lung have announced the release of his second full length album under his industrial/noise project, Pig Heart Transplant. The new album will be entitled For Mass Consumption and will be released through 20 Buck Spin on September 2nd (North America) and September 8th (Europe). The album will feature 28 brief new tracks, each of which will be around 44 seconds in length. You can check out one of the tracks, “Born”, after the break along with the album’s artwork and track listing.

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DEATH GRIPS Release New Album With BJORK

The chaotic hip-hop trio Death Grips recently released the first installment of their new two-part album, The Powers That B. The first disc is entitled Niggas on the Moon and contains 8 new tracks all of which feature appearances by Bjork. It’s noisy, it’s weird, it’s Death Grips. You can find a stream of the album after the break as well as download links.

The second installment of The Powers That B, Jenny Death, is due out later this year.

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Review: BLEED THE PIGS – “Overcompensations for Misery”

After being exposed to Nashville, TN’s Bleed the Pigs’s debut EP Mortis Fatum I was intrigued by the promise this young band showed. While showing great potential they nonetheless fell short of expanding their
sound beyond the already aging Entombedcore sound pioneered by Nails and further popularized by a host of bands. However on their followup EP, Overcompensations for Misery they have smashed right thru the
glass ceiling and have, in my mind, established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the national punk/hardcore/powerviolence scene.

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FULL OF HELL Announce Collaboration With MERZBOW

The noise-infused hardcore outfit Full of Hell have announced they will be taking their penchant for harsh noise even further by collaborating with Japanese noise artist Merzbow. While the official details are still pending, the collaborative effort will be released on vinyl through A389 (North America) and Stab/Repeat (Europe), while CD/digital formats will be handled by Profound Lore. Be on the look out for more information as it becomes available.

Additionally, today marks the beginning of Full of Hell’s European tour with Disciples of Christ. The band have also announced a West Coast U.S. tour with Dropdead and Noisem. Both sets of tour dates can be found after the break.

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WRECK AND REFERENCE Streaming New Album “Want”

Wreck and Reference have premiered their forthcoming sophomore LP, Want, over at Pitchfork. The noisy duo’s new opus will officially be available on June 10th via The Flenser. Pre-orders can still be purchased here. Be sure to stream the filthy electronic chaos at Pitchfork while you still can. Be sure to check out the band on tour with Deafheaven and Pallbearer later this month as well. Tour dates are below.

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WRECK AND REFERENCE Streaming New Track “Corpse Museum”

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San Francisco sonically destructive duo Wreck and Reference have released a new track from their forthcoming album, Want, over at Stereogum. The new track is entitled “Corpse Museum” and its dark and noisy, electronic centered atmosphere is bound to shake you up a little bit. Head over to Stereogum to check it out now.

Want will be released on June 10th via The Flenser.

MARTYR’S TONGUE Streaming New Track “Deconstructive Process”

Puerto Rico based hardcore act, Martyr’s Tongue, have unleashed a new track from their upcoming split with Benchpress over at CVLT Nation. The new track is entitled “Deconstructive Process” and it is one of two tracks from Martyr’s Tongue on the split. The song opens up with a barrage of noise for the first 60 seconds or so before metallic beatdowns occupy the second half of the song. The split 7″ will be released on May 6th via Get This Right Records and pre-orders can be purchased here. You can listen to the new track after the break.

Additionally, you can stream Benchpress’s opening track on the split below as well.

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HORSEBACK Debut “The Inheritance (Changeling)” Video

Experimentalists Horseback have premiered the official video for their track “The Inheritance (Changeling)” over at Self-Titled Mag. The track comes from the band’s 2012 album, Half Blood, and is set to images of decaying and demolished buildings inhabited by geometrically-shaped smoke organisms. It’s a very odd and eerie video. You can check it out after the break.

You can also stream both Half Blood and their most recent album, Piedmont Apocrypha, below as well.

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