Spinebreaker are one of those phenomenal bands who perfectly blend old school death metal and crusty hardcore. This is definitely one of my favorite genres, which was also recently perfected by Skinfather. Spinebreaker also absolutely kill it and to prove it, the band is currently streaming their new track “River Of Pain,” which comes off of the bands debut album Ice Grave. Check out the track below via Blow The Scene. Continue reading
LA’s Silver Snakes have announced the release of their third full-length album and follow-up to 2013’s Year of the Snake. The new record will be titled Saboteur and will be released on February 12 via Pelagic Records (Europe) and Evil Ink Records (U.S.). Additionally, a new track titled “Raindance” premiered at Brooklyn Vegan.Vocalist Alex Estrada comments on the new record and track:
Saboteur is a record summed up by its title. It’s about sabotage, it’s about using direct action to accomplish a goal. It can be applied to many situations : Personal, Political etc. it’s about having the passion to do absolutely whatever it takes to make a point even if it’s potentially harmful.
“Raindance” was one of the first songs written for the record. It’s the follow up track to a song we previously released called “Sundance” which was about being caught up in abusive relationships. “Raindance” is about taking the plunge into new endeavors only to have voices from the past show up to steer you elsewhere. It’s the balance between sides, The person being torn down and the voice of negativity all speaking at once.
The album’s artwork, track listing and a stream of “Raindance” can be found after the break.
The band will join Coheed and Cambria and Glassjaw on tour in 2016. Those tour dates can be found below.
Celtic metal outfit Darkest Era have premiered their upcoming 7″ EP, Gods and Origins, at Invisible Oranges. The 7″ will be released Friday, November 20, via Cruz Del Sur Music and the band themselves and can be ordered here and here respectively. The 7″ featured a storming new number titled “Elohim” and a re-recording of an early track titled “An Dagda Awakens”. Guitarist Ade Mulgrew comments on the re-recording:
“Since it’s almost 10 years since myself and Sarah started playing guitar together, we decided to revisit one of the first songs we wrote, ‘An Dagda Awakens’. Written with the fiery energy (and perhaps naivety) of teenage metalheads making their first steps on their journey, we have breathed smoke and ashes into this old song and brought it screaming into the darkness.”
Stream the release at this location.
Savannah, Georgia’s Black Tusk have announced the release of their fifth full-length album. The new record is titled Pillars of Ash and will be released on January 29, 2016 via Relapse Records. The recordings are the last to feature late founding bassist Jonathan Athon, who died after a motorcycle accident on November 9, 2014. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, and a stream of its opening track, “God’s on Vacation”, can be streamed at NPR.
New York chaotic hardcore outfit Meek is Murder have unleashed a cover of the Metallica classic, “Blackened”. The track was originally released in celebration of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s birthday, November 17. In true Meek is Murder fashion, the track is a mere two minutes in length and hits all of the high points of the original. Stream it after the break.
Meek is Murder is currently writing their third full-length album.
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Denver-based rowdy post-hardcore outfit Muscle Beach have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled album at PopMatters. Titled “Pressure Kills”, the rambunctious track weaves together angular riffs, dissonant aggression, driving grooves and Blood Brothers-esque eccentricity. It’s a gloriously off-balance track. Stream it now.
Muscle Beach will be released on December 4 via Sailor Records.
U.K. noise/experimental legends Ramleh are currently streaming their upcoming double-disc album, Circular Time, at the Crucial Blast Bandcamp. The album will be officially be released on December 4 and can be purchased at the aforementioned link or here. Circular Time is a massive album that features a myriad of instrumentation and redefines what noise music can be. Check it out after the break.
Vision of Disorder have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Razed to the Ground, at Decibel. Titled “Electric Sky”, the new track churns out bouncing, Metalcore adjacent grooves and thrashing hardcore rhythms in abundance. Metallic, dissonant breakdowns and Alice in Chains-esque vocal melodies can also be heard in this storming tune. Check it out at this location.
Razed to the Ground will be released on November 27 via Candlelight Records. Pre-order here.
Polish crust purveyors Sturmovik are currently streaming their new full-length, Destination Nowhere, at the Selfmadegod Bandcamp. The record can be purchased at the aforementioned link or at this location. CDs will be made available in the U.S. via Selfmadegod’s stateside mailorder outlet, Earsplit Distro, November 27. Stateside pre-orders can be found here. Destination Nowhere is a pummeling must-listen for fans of Tragedy and the like. Stream it after the break.
Chaotic hardcore heathens The Rodeo Idiot Engine will be releasing their highly anticipated new album Malaise next week, but the band want you to embrace the album by streaming a new track titled “Carrying Icons.” This is one of the nastiest, fiercest tracks I’ve ever heard from TRIE. Check out the track below, via CVLT Nation. Continue reading
Netherlands-based progressive rock outfit Our Oceans are currently streaming their recently released self-titled album on their official Bandcamp. The album collects former members of Cynic and current members of Exivious and Dodecahedron for a dreamlike, post-rock adjacent take on modern progressive rock. Check out the full album after the break.
Buffalo, New York-based metallic hardcore act Malfunction have premiered their upcoming album, Fear of Failure, at Brooklyn Vegan. The record will officially be released this Friday, November 20 via Bridge Nine. Stream the uncompromisingly heavy record at this location and be sure to check them out on tour with Terror, Code Orange and Take Offense. Those dates can be found below.
North Carolinian doom rockers Wailin Storms have premiered their upcoming album, One Foot in the Flesh Grave, at Revolver. The record will officially be released this Friday, November 20 via Magic Bullet Records can can be purchased here. This extremely catchy record is a occult pairing between death rock, doomed blues and southern fried punk. If Samhain had a child with Wovenhand on Friday the 13th, this would be that child. Stream it now.
Seattle chaotic hardcore outfit Mercy Ties have premiered their forthcoming full-length, Proper Corruption, at Invisible Oranges. The album will officially be released this Friday, November 20 via Glory Kid Ltd. This 20 minute, stormer of a record is a must listen for fans of Converge, Coalesce and all things chaotic and aggressive. For those who want their teeth knocked out, stream the record here.
Baroness are a band that I’ve always really enjoyed but I have really been digging them lately. I’ve relistened to Yellow and Green this week and it’s a really solid album. Doing this just made me want to delve into the bands forthcoming Purple even more. Baroness have just unloaded their new jam “Shock Me,” which comes with a rad lyric video. Check it out below and see what’s up. Continue reading