Seattle doom duo Bell Witch have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Four Phantoms, over at Pitchfork. The new track is the 10-minute melancholic monster “Judgement, In Fire I – Garden (Of Blooming Ash”, which features more auditory grief than one might be able to handle. The heavy moments are completely devastating and the more atmospheric moments are beautifully chilling and somber. Stream the track for yourself over at Pitchfork or after the break.
Four Phantoms will be released on April 28 via Profound Lore.
Experimental sound architect Dominic Fernow, better known as Prurient, has released a new track from his upcoming record, Frozen Niagara Falls, over at Rolling Stone. The new track is the chaotic yet serene “Dragonflies to Sew You Up”, which features colorful layers of electronics writhing underneath a persistent, pummeling, mechanized rhythm. Check out what Fernow calls a “chaotic and decadent mess” after the break.
Swiss sludgy trio The Crotals have unveiled the opening track from their forthcoming debut full-length, Fuel! Flames! Blast!. The track, titled “Lipstick On A Pig”, features driving, sludgy grooves and massive bass lines that venture into more noise rock territory. The raspy, throat-searing vocals are just the icing on the cake. You can check out the track after the break along with their video for “Never Sorry”.
Fuel! Flames! Blast! will be released on April 3 via Tenacity Music. Pre-orders can be found here.
German death metal unit Sulphur Aeon have premiered a new track from their upcoming sophomore full-length, Gateway To The Antisphere, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is the menacing “Titans”, which wastes no time ripping you into bits. The gruesome track is heavier than the Titans themselves. Head over to CVLT Nation to check it out yourself.
Gateway To The Antisphere will be released on April 3 via Imperium Productions and Ván Records.
One-man industrial sound manipulator and honorary cyborg Tristan Shone, better known as Author & Punisher, is currently streaming his cover of Godflesh‘s “Body Dome Light” via his Soundcloud page. The catclysmic, robotic cover comes from the Godflesh tribute album, Fathers Of Our Flesh – Tribute To Godflesh, and can be streamed after the break.
Author & Punisher‘s European trek commences today in Hamburg, Germany. The eight-date trek will see Shone alongside digital hardcore legends Atari Teenage Riot on select dates. The touring schedule can be found below.
Shone is currently working on the next Author & Punisher full-length for Housecore Records
Germany’s “winterdoom” quartet Phantom Winter (ex-Omega Massif) have premiered a new track from their upcoming record, Cvlt, over at Arctic Drones. The track in question is the nearly nine-minute leviathan “Avalanche Cities”, which features disgustingly heavy chugging mayhem peppered with icy, melancholic post-rock interludes. Get crushed to death at this location now.
Cvlt will be released on April 24 via Golden Antenna Records. Pre-order here.
Southern-fried, resin-soaked sludge trio Weedeater have premiered a new track from their forthcoming fifth full-length album and follow up to 2011’s Jason… The Dragon, Goliathan, over at Noisey. The new track is titled “Cain Enabler” and features everything Weedeater is known for; hazy-eyed, distorted sludge and raspy vocals. You can check out the new track at this location.
Goliathan will be released on May 19 via Season of Mist. Pre-orders can be found here. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen below.
New York/New Jersey groove-heavy progressive metal quintet Gyre have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Moirai, over at Metal Injection. The new track is titled “I Release” and it hits like a steamroller. The track features endless guitar acrobatics, complex rhythms, crushing grooves and catchy choruses. Check out the tune for yourself after the break.
Minsk have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, The Crash & The Draw, over at Stereogum. The track, titled “When The Walls Fall”, closes out the record with 10 minutes of swirling, angelic ambience, post-rock sensibilities and tumultuous sludge. Head over to Stereogum to experience the behemoth for yourself.
The Crash & The Draw will be released on April 3 (Germany), April 6 (UK/word) and April 7 (North America) via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be found here.
Oakland-based post-metal outfit Secrets of the Sky have announced the release of their sophomore full-length and follow up to their 2013 debut, To Sail Black Waters. The new album will be titled Pathway and will see a release on May 19 via Metal Blade. The forthcoming 13-track opus was engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios with Secrets of the Sky. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Metal Blade are currently offering pre-orders for the album as well as a stream of the new track “Three Swords”. Guitarist Clayton Bartholomew issued the following comments regarding the new track:
“‘Three Swords’ was the first song we put together for the new album when we started writing it back a year or so ago. In fact, the songs on the album were written in the order they appear on the record. The first album, To Sail Black Waters, ends with a single guitar part fading out, and the same riff fades in to the Pathway album via ‘Three Swords.’ The song is just a piece of the overall puzzle that constitutes Pathway, which I believe as an album is more well-rounded and dynamic as a whole than any of our previous work.”
Royal Thunder have premiered another new track from their forthcoming album, Crooked Doors, over at High Times. The new track, titled “The Line”, delivers more of that classic hard rock swagger, soaring guitar leads and emotive vocal performances the band have a penchant for. Head over to High Times to stream the track now.
Crooked Doors will be released on April 7 via Relapse Records.
The band will be heading out on tour this spring/summer with Wild Throne in tow. Those dates can be found below.
Italian death metal outfit Ad Nauseam have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est, over at Burning Ambulance. The track is titled “The Black Veil of Original Flaw” and features eight minutes of disfigured, dissonant and destructive metal that fans of Ulcerate or Portal will salivate over. You can stream the dense, complex track after the break.
Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est will be released on March 31 via Lavadome Productions. Pre-orders can be purchased here.
New Jersey experimental quartet NY in 64 (East of the Wall, You and I) have unleashed the details surrounding their upcoming debut. The self-titled affair will see a digital and CD release through Magic Bullet Records on April 7, with vinyl formats to follow thereafter. The seven-track record was recorded in November at Volume Fact and Backroom Studios (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc) by guitarist Chris Alfano, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East. The album’s artwork, track listing, the band’s upcoming show dates, and a stream of the album’s sixth track “Maintaining Now, The Contact” can be found after the break.
Spylacopa (Candiria, Made Out of Babies, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut full-length, Parallels, over at Metal Sucks. The new track, titled “Handmade Flaws”, is a sprawling, groove-laden beast full of elephantine heaviness and menacing melody. The track is propelled by ex-Made Out of Babies vocalist Julie Christmas’, in her first recorded appearance since her 2011’s Coextinction Recordings release. , shape-shifting, commanding performance. Check out the track for yourself over at Metal Sucks now.
Parallels will be released on March 31 via Rising Pulse Records.