Portland doom/death rock outfit Atriarch have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, An Unending Pathway, over at CVLT Nation. The new track, entitled “Allfather”, builds from haunting, Gothic-like beginnings to a tortured, doom-filled climax. The six minute hymn can be streamed over at CVLT Nation now and their previously released track, “Collapse”, can be streamed after the break.
An Unending Pathway will be released on October 27th via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be placed at this location.
Atriarch will also be embarking on a West Coast tour in November in support of the new release. Those dates can be found below.
Funeral For A Friend have announced that they will be releasing their new album Chapter And Verse in January and have also released a stream of the first single from said album. The track “I’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions” was premiered on BBC Radio 1 last night and today an official stream was unveiled. The track is pretty great and I can safely say that I am excited to Chapter And Verse. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading →
Doom duo Encoffination have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming third full length, III – Hear Me O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs), over at Decibel. The song is the nearly six minute, punishing “Charnel Bowels of a Putrescent Earth”. The dismal jam is raw, haunting and trudges along with pure malevolence as raspy vocals float across the top like some kind of demonic specter. You can stream the track over at Decibel or after the break.
III – Hear Me O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) will be released on October 21st via Selfmadegod on CD, with an LP pressing to arrive a month later. Pre-orders for the CD can be found here while deluxe CD pre-orders can be placed here.
Finnish crossover outfit Foreseen have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut LP, Helsinki Savagery, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is entitled “Death Injection” and it is chock full of that old school crossover vibe and savage, catchy riffs that will rip you to shreds. You can check out the track over at CVLT Nation or after the break.
Helsinki Savagery will be released digitally and on CD through 20 Buck Spin on November 25th. An LP pressing will arrive February 3rd and co-released in Europe by Take It Back Records.
Californian death metal trio Annihilated (Abysmal Dawn, etc) have premiered the official lyric video to the title track of their forthcoming debut full length, XIII Steps To Ruination, over at Revolver. The video, which is rife with social commentary, is set to one bludgeoning and unapologetic death metal jam. The whole track hits like freight trains colliding with one another. You can check out the video/track after the break.
XIII: Steps To Ruination will be released through Unique Records on October 28th (North America), October 31st (Europe) and November 3rd (UK). Pre-orders can be placed here.
One of my all time favorite black metal acts, Blut Aus Nord, will be releasing their new album Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry next month and the band has released a spectacular new track titled “Paien.” The track is the first official off of the new album and it clocks in at damn-near eight minutes of black metal goodness. Check out the track below*. It’s wonderful. Continue reading →
Who wants to get a brutal beatdown first thing in the morning? Yeah, me too. So where to turn? With a world full of music, what’s the heaviest thing to kick start your Friday? How about a new track from Internal Bleeding? Trust me, this is where you want to start. The band is currently streaming a vicious new track titled “Placate The Ancients” which comes off of their forthcoming album Imperium. Check out the track below, courtesy of CVLT Nation. Continue reading →
Our favorite baseball-grinders Puig Destroyer (Kowloon Walled City, Thrice, Curl Up and Die) have premiered another new track from their forthcoming self-titled debut over at Stereogum. The new track is the 34 second punch in the stomach “Attrition” whose catchy low-end riffs will keep you coming back for more punishment. Take multiple listens to the micro-jam over at Stereogum now.
The Melvins have premiered a new track from their forthcoming collaborative album with Paul Leary and JD Pinkus of the Butthole Surfers, Hold It In, over at The Quietus. The new track is entitled “Sesame Street Meat” and it is a vintage Melvins affair with its low-end, raw and sludgy riffage. Check out the track over at The Quietus and check out the previously released track, “Brass Cupcake”, after the break.
Hold It In will be released on October 14th via Ipecac Recordings.
New Jersey chaotic/progressive metallers Toothgrinder have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming EP, Schizophrenic Jubilee, which is due out on November 4th. The new track is entitled “The Hour Angle” and it churns out blistering, complex riffs and grooves. It’s almost like a cross between the most erratic moments of Animosity and The Dillinger Escape Plan and the more progressive aspects of Between the Buried and Me. You can stream the jarring number for yourself after the break.
Toothgrinder is currently on tour with Periphery, Intervals and The Contortionist. The remaining dates of the tour can be found below.
New Jersey metallic hardcore veterans The Banner have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming fourth full length album, Greying, which is due out later this year via Good Fight Music. The new track is entitled “Crippling Despair” and it will rip the unprepared a new one with its bludgeoning blackened hardcore riffs and its overbearing dismal atmosphere. You can stream the track after the break.
Greying will follow up 2013’s Born to Ruin I: The Way is Shut EP and will be the band’s first full length since 2008’s Frailty. Frontman JSS states:
“Greying is a mix of Each Breath Haunted’s darkness and Frailty’s heaviness. To bring you this album we mobilized the same team that brought you Frailty: producer Will Putney and label boss Carl Severson. Greying is very much a continuation of everything we built in the last decade, pushing everything forward to create the best music we’ve ever made.”
Ohio trio Maid Myriad have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full length debut, With Haste On Its Breath, over at Metal Sucks. The new track is entitled “Be Careful What You Wish For” and its progressive-tinged melodies and powerful vocal performances will latch to your mind like a lamprey and will stay there for the remainder of the day. Check out the jam for yourself over at Metal Sucks now.
With Haste On Its Breath will be released on October 7th via Nefarious Industries. Pre-orders can be found here.
In case you missed it, we also premiered the first track from the record, “Encircled”, which you can check out here.
How do you love your funeral doom? Crushing and loaded down with filth and depravity? Great! Me too! So we agree that Usnea is a phenomenal act and we can’t wait to hear their forthcoming full-length which will see release through Relapse Records in November? I know! Me too! Usnea has unleashed one hell of an earth-smasher in the form of “Healing Through Death.” At over 14 minutes, this track is a fucking beast. You can stream the song after the jump and let your day get a bit dimmer. GET SOME. Continue reading →
Following a series of return announcements on Metal Hammer magazine, the newly-Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) fronted Bloodbath have unleashed “Unite In Pain”, the first taste of the death metal supergroup’s long-awaited upcoming LP, Grand Morbid Funeral, due out November 17th on Peaceville Records. The track itself is a move backwards towards the group’s time on Nightmares Made Flesh and Resurrection Made Carnage rather than the more groove-oriented The Fathomless Mastery, grimier HM-2 sound, death metal explosions and familiar doomy dirges all in tow. In lieu of Peter Tagtren and Mikael Akerfeldt’s former capacities in the band, Holmes fills his vocal role well, adding a more clarified and pronounced growl to the mix. Stream “Unite In Pain” exclusively via Metal Hammer here, peep the track-list for Grand Morbid Funeral below and pre-order the record on CD, vinyl and bundle packages via Peaceville Records here and O-Merch here. Continue reading →
Heavy hitters The Acacia Strain blew me away with the first track off of the bands forthcoming Coma Witch and now they have released a new track titled “Nailgun” that totally destroys. This band is always doing something interesting and I really look forward to the new album. “Nailgun” is a loud, aggressive slab of all the good stuff TAS is known for. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading →