According to a recent update from their official blog, Seattle, WA’s infamous powerviolence duo, Iron Lung, are apparently going to be hosting a TED Talk. For those unaware, TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading” and draw in speakers from the realms of “Technology, Entertainment and Design”. TED Talks have ranged from presentations featuring Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs speaking on the value and current stigmatization of work to the well-known interviewer Nardwuar speaking on the do-it-yourself aspects of journalism. Listed below are some of the issues the abstract powerviolence duo will be speaking on: Continue reading »
Chicago, IL caustic powerviolence outfit Sea Of Shit have announced plans for an upcoming Summer tour with Dekalb, IL grindcore allies, Sick/Tired. Check out the full tour circuit details as well as streams of Sick/Tired’s recently Cowabunga Records released LP, King Of Dirt(order here), and Sea Of Shit’s devastating 2011 self-titled EP, all below. Follow Sea Of Shit’s blog here for tour updates. Continue reading »
Pitchfork is currently streaming the opening track from Locrian’s upcoming album Return to Annihilation, which is due out on June 25th through Relapse. I have become so used to Locrian’s dark droning mentality that this new track, “Eternal Return”, really surprised me. This four minute piece opens up with swelling drones that build into a bright collage of melodic, almost post-hardcore ish riffing and rhythms and keyboard melodies. The distorted vocals which are swallowed by one another add a nice dimension of weirdness to this overall upbeat sounding song. I was definitely not expecting this from Locrian. Head over to Pitchfork and check out the track right meow!
We’ve already seen The Body’s macabre video for “The Ebb and Flow of Tides in a Sea of Ash” and now The Body have teamed up with director Richard Rankin once again to bring you their new video for Master, We Perish’s nine minute closing track, “Worship”. The nine minute demonic dirge is accompanied by slow-motion stock footage of people “worshiping”. As the music intensifies, so do the images. You can stream the video and check out The Body’s upcoming tour dates below.
The Chicago noise shifters Locrian will return this year with their follow up to 2011′s excellent The Clearing. Above is the very minimalistic yet creepy artwork (which reminds me of a scene from The Mist) to Return to Annihilation, Locrian’s upcoming epic that will see a release through Relapse Records on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Germany and Benelux, and June 24th in the UK and the world abroad. Pre-orders for the effort can be found here. No track listing has been made available as of yet. The band has also released an official trailer for the album, which features a short snippet of the album’s title track. It’s sounds trippy and eerie as hell! Check that out below and check back for more Locrian news.
Full Of Hell’s long awaited sophomore LP has finally arrived. Presenting itself as a much more cohesive record, Rudiments Of Mutilation documents the continued organic evolution of the group as displayed in the vast experimental approaches of the various splits and noise projects since 2011′s Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home. The resulting effort preserves the integrity of the group’s signature base sound while mutating into its own demented avenues, cementing Full Of Hell as one of the most challenging and unique hardcore acts of today. Continue reading »
Tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST, Full Of Hell’s long-awaited sophomore LP, Rudiments Of Mutilation, will be streaming in full exclusively over at Terrorizer. In addition, pre-orders for the record will be up at A389 Recordings’s webstore. Numb your mind at the multiple tour outings Full Of Hell have to offer with allies Gehenna, Integrity, Code Orange Kids and more, full details here.
The sci-fi horror power electronics duo, Breached Hull, have recently announced plans for an eight date East Coast excursion throughout the month of May featuring direct support from harsh noise allies Developer and Diaphramatic as well as special guests on select dates. Check out the full tour circuit details as well as a stream and free download of the group’s debut Event Horizon-inspired EP, Into The Black(review here), below. Be sure to follow the Breached Hull tour Facebook event page for venue details and updates here. Continue reading »
The Body’s grim hymn “The Ebb and Flow of Tides in a Sea of Ash” gets an equally grim music video treatment. The song is accompanied by disturbing footage of responders on the scene of the aftermath of a ritualistic mass suicide. It’s so fitting too! Check out the video below if you dare.
Master, We Perish will be released on April 30th via At a Loss Recordings.
I am obviously late to the party but Norwegian “blackjazz” band Shining will release their new album tomorrow in Norway. The digital format of the album, entitled One One One, will be released tomorrow while physical copies will be released on April 8th in Norway. This album is to be the follow up to their amazing 2010 record, Blackjazz. On this new release, frontman Jørgen Munkeby states:
The demonic powerviolence forces in ACxDC have announced plans for a short six date Spring Break tour of southern California in April. Peep those dates(complete with Facebook event page links) as well as a stream of ACxDC’s side of their To Live A Lie released split with Magnum Force and Sex Prisoner (expected to be repressed late April/Early May; special edition vinyl available Record Release date 4/8) below. Continue reading »
Full Of Hell have recently debuted a new track,”Coven Of The Larynx”, off of their upcoming sophomore LP, Rudiments of Mutilation(A389 Recordings). Holding true to their claim of delivering an album derived of an amalgamation of their past discography, “Coven Of The Larynx” melds in a caustic minute the groovy and epic hardcore assault of the group’s earlier offerings with the blistering grind of their latter work and features guest vocals from Heartless frontman Cory. Stream “Coven Of The Larynx” exclusively over at Vice’s musical arm, Noisey, here and be sure to check out Full Of Hell on their multiple tour outings, details below. Continue reading »
Whoa! One of the meanest fucking albums of the year has to be the latest release from New York’s sludge-destroyers Batillus. Seriously, this album crushes my soul beyond repair. From start to finish, Batillus‘ latest album Concrete Sustain is a killer and now you can stream it! Continue reading »
Full Of Hell’s long-awaited sophomore LP comes this upcoming May through A389 Recordings in the form of Rudiments Of Mutilation. Again recorded with Kevin Bernstein at Developing Nations, Rudiments Of Mutilation is to be the group’s most refined and varied effort to date, integrating more of a grindcore and experimental noise approach to their already variable sound. The four-piece audio terrorists are also set to tour from March throughout early June with dates with Homewrecker, Gehenna, and Integrity as well as appearances at Invisible Orange’s SXSW showcase, Maryland Deathfest and Chaos In Tejas. Peep the full tour schedule courtesy of Invisible Oranges as well as a full live set filmed by Sunny Singh(hate5six) and featuring two new songs(the first around the 6:00 minute mark and the second around the 16:00 minute mark) all below. Bland is the bastard. Continue reading »
Seattle, WA two piece powerviolence act Iron Lung have recently released and are currently streaming the massive followup to their sophomore LP, White Glove Test. Spanning eighteen tracks, White Glove Test expands on the group’s cold, clinical and rhythmic powerviolence assault to spastic and chaotic dimensions and arrives with an accompanying noise album entitled “Finds More Filth”, which can be played standalone or layered onto White Glove Test, allowing for three unique listening experiences. Stream White Glove Test as a standalone as well as the video for the single “Pain Directive” below and purchase it all as a deluxe digital download (all three listening experiences plus full artwork and music video) here. Vinyl/CD copies (complete with the deluxe digital download) are available through Prank Records here and Iron Lung themselves on their massive North American tour, full details also below. PAIN. Continue reading »