Ides of Gemini have premiered another new track from their sophomore album, Old World New Wave, over at Pitchfork. The new track is the somber “May 22, 1453″ that slowly builds into a raw, doom-laden climax. Bassist/vocalist Sera Timms shed light on the new song’s subject matter:
“We’ve had a history as a band of gifts and opportunities being given to us in alignment with the lunar phases, so it seemed fitting to give something back. This song and really the whole album is that something. The song was inspired by the prophetic May 22nd lunar eclipse preceding the fall of Constantinople. If you can imagine that empire as your mind and the black moon as your mother, then you will know the meaning of the Old World New Wave.”
Head over to Pitchfork to stream the new track now.
Old World New Wave is available now via Neurot Recordings.
North Carolina’s filthy trio Torch Runner have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Endless Nothing, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is entitled “Bound By Misery” and in just under two minutes it will beat you to a bloody pulp with grinding, metallic fury. Check out the track for yourself at CVLT Nation now.
Endless Nothing will be released through Southern Lord on September 30th. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Torch Runner will be joining Obliterations and Baptists during their West Coast tour next month. Those dates can be found below.
Aural annihilators Godflesh are back with “Imperator”, the second single off of the group’s upcoming return LP, A World Lit Only By Fire. Holding true to initial claims of the upcoming album as a return to form, the new track is classic Godflesh, pounding rhythms, nasty tones and simplistic but utterly gnashing riffage in tow. Check “Imperator” out below and look out for A World Lit Only By Fire everywhere October 7th on CD/LP/Digital Download via Avalanche Recordings and cassette via Hydra Head Records.
One of the raddest hardcore bands killing it right now is Baptists, who absolutely crush on every release they put out. I think the bands pending release Bloodmines might be their best yet and to further prove my point, the band is currently streaming their new track “Calling,” which you can hear after the jump, thanks to Metal Injection. I love this mid-paced crusher and I can’t wait to hear the rest of Bloodmines! Stream below. Continue reading →
Lane told you about Trap Them covering tracks from Edge Of Sanity and Hot Snakes for Decibel’s FlexiDisc series and now you can stream both of the covers! I adore both Trap Them and cover songs, so I was euphoric before I even listened to the tracks (both of which are magical). You can check out those covers after the jump, courtesy of MetalSucks. Continue reading →
Blackened grindcore heathens Anaal Nathrakh will be releasing their new record, their first for new label Metal Blade Records, and the band has unleashed their beastly new track “Monstrum In Animo” over on Decibel. This track is vicious, it’s loud and it’s apocalyptic. You can stream the monstrosity after the jump. If you dare. Continue reading →
Revocation are one of those bands that constantly and consistently improves. The band is always becoming heavier and more amazing with each album and I think their new album Deathless will be their best yet. Don’t believe me based off of the albums title track (see here), then let the band “Madness Opus” destroy you with amazeballs. Check out a stream of the track below, courtesy of Noisey. 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 →
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.
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.
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.
The 2009 Helsinki, Finland borne crossover thrashers in Foreseen have announced plans for the release of their debut LP, Helsinki Savagery, for CD/digital download release on November 25th via 20 Buck Spin with a later planned split vinyl release between 20 Buck Spin and European label Take It Back Records on February 3rd. Riding on the back of several well-received EPs, Helsinki Savagery will test the group’s long-honed classic thrash meets modern hardcore sensibilities for the length of ten tracks and promises a return to “a concrete toughness to thrash that’s largely been missing for years”. Peep the tracklist and album art for Helsinki Savagery (by Chad Keith and Eetu Blomqvist) along with a stream of “Structural Oppression”, the first single for the album released far back in January below. Stream and download FREE all of Foreseen’s current discography via their official bandcamp account here. Continue reading →