Los Angeles-based EBM/Industrial group Youth Code are currently streaming their latest EP, A Place To Stand, in full over at Pitchfork. Consisting of four new original tracks and four remixes of past material by CLIPPING, Sanford Parker of Corrections House, God Module and Silent Servant, the newly Josh Eustis (Nine Inch Nails, Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons Of Magdalene) produced EP by the frenetic electronic duo sees the group expanding their soundscape to include more melodic synths and layered, complex rhythms, in addition to a brief varied vocal approach on the A-Side closer “A Litany (A Place To Stand)” which trades the group’s usual harsh vocals for an expanded spoken word diatribe. Stream A Place To Stand via Pitchfork here and pre-order the record via Dais Records here, due September 23rd.
Concurrently, Youth Code are due for a record release show on the same date at The Complex In Glendale, with support by High-Functioning Flesh and Them Are Us Too. The duo will also support VNV Nation and Skinny Puppy with Haujobb late Fall on the month-long Alliance Of Sound Tour. Full details for those live dates are provided below.
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.
Audio terrorists Full Of Hell are currently streaming “Gordian Knot”, the first cut off of their upcoming collaborative LP with renown Japanese noise artist Merzbow, exclusively over at Noisey. Delivering on the band’s promise to continue to push their aural boundaries to further realms of harshness and inaccessibility, the new track deters away from the band’s groovier dark hardcore beginnings in place of a newer adherence to the rasp of death metal and grindcore, a direction the full album is due to pursue. Stream “Gordian Knot” via Noisey here along with an interview with vocalist Dylan Walker on the band’s new alliance with label Profound Lore, commentary on the development of the new album as well as information on the second bonus album included exclusively with the CD version of the band’s upcoming LP. In addition, Full Of Hell are set to embark on an Australian tour with Idylls and Machina Genova late November. Peep dates for that tour below.
Full Of Hell & Merzbow arrives November 25th on CD via Profound Lore Records and vinyl via A389 Recordings. Full Of Hell’s most recent release was an exclusive 2014 Record Store Day split with Dwid Hellion (Integrity) noise project Psywarfare.
My favorite French-Canadian grinders Fuck The Facts will be releasing their new Abandoned EP in October and the band has unveiled a monstrous new track titled “L’impasse” and you’ve got to hear this shit. It’s chock full of Fuck The Facts goodness that reeks of the bands Die Miserable, which makes sense, seeing as these tracks were brought to life during the recording of said album. Check out the new track after the jump and get blasted, fool. Continue reading →
Brooklyn-based sludge outfit Godmaker have released a new track from their forthcoming self-titled debut, which will be released on November 11th through Aqualamb. The new track is the eight minute behemoth, “Megalith”, that churns out devastatingly crushing and catchy riff after riff. The song sounds like a mash-up between all the best parts of Sleep and sister band High on Fire. You can check out the track fro yourself after the break.
Belgian post-metal outfit Charnia have premiered their forthcoming debut full length, Dageraad, over at CVLT Nation. The record features 35 minutes of enthralling soundscapes and crushing doom that call to mind the most tranquil moments of bands like Mogwai and the intensity of early Isis material. Check it out for yourself over at CVLT Nation now.
Dageraad will be released on September 20th via Consouling Sounds. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Danish chaotic grindcore quartet Piss Vortex have announced the release of their self-titled debut full length. The self-titled full length will be released through Indisciplinarian on November 3rd digitally and on limited vinyl (500 copies). The 14 track record was produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen (Anti-Ritual, etc) and was mastered by Brad Boatright. The album’s artwork and track-listing can be seen after the break.
No Clean Singing is providing a stream of the track “Of Bodily Waste and Desire” from the album here. Three other tracks from the album can be streamed after the break via the band’s Soundcloud.
Today saw the release of Aevangelist‘s new album Writhes In The Murk, which is one of the filthiest, most grotesque, most phenomenally heavy albums of the year. If you’re new to the band, this is a good place to start and if you’re already into the US purveyors of blackened death. After the jump you can stream/buy the new album from Aevangelist and I highly suggest doing so. It rules. Enjoy, fool. Continue reading →
Lane has been telling us about Aeges over the last few months and if you haven’t been paying attention, you’ve been missing out. The band will be releasing their new album next week and the full album is currently streaming in full. So, if you haven’t checked out Aeges yet, or you’ve been aching for more of the bands amazing music, now is the time. Check out Above & Down Below after the jump. Continue reading →
Back in July, Lane told you about Teen Death, a new band that everyone should have on their radar because their EP Crawling is amazing and it is definitely end-of-the-year-list worthy. I have listened to this album numerous times and, even if it’s just once, listen to it. Do it for the good of all humanity. Do it for grungepunk in 2014. It’s unique and it’s magical. Stream Crawling over at New Noise Magazine.
I last posted about Xerxes last month when they released a new track off of their forthcoming album Collision Blonde. Well, if you were excited for that track, then you’ll be just as excited, or maybe more for the title track off of the album! You can check out a stream of the song over at NPR now. It’s really dreamy and really amazing. Love it. Enjoy. Collison Blonde will be released on October 21st via No Sleep Records.