Jar’d Loose’s 2012 debut, Goes to Purgatory, was almost too good to be true. The Chicago quartet expertly combined the driving rhythms associated with bands like Helmet, with subtle noisy debauchery and offbeat vocals. The end result was an eccentric, fresh take on the 90′s-tinged alternative metal and noise rock sound. Goes to Purgatory was pretty straight forward, but was pulled off with finesse and provided the framework for the band’s sound. But a band as odd as Jar’d Loose are not above pushing their own boundaries. Their sophomore full length, Turns 13, shows the band extending their tendrils into new territories while still maintaining their dirty sound.
Chicago noise rockers Jar’d Loose have teamed up with Gear Gods to bring you a playthrough video of drummer Phil Hardman jamming out to the band’s new track “Carrion Guy”. The track will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, Turns 13, which is due out on May 27th. You can check out the video after the break.
Jar’d Loose will also be playing the following shows this weekend with Fuck the Facts:
Apr 18 – Oshkosh, WI @ The Underground
Apr 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Kreig are a band that has evolved and expanded its sound many times since the Battlegod demo was released in 1996. The band has always captured my attention and I have always admired them. That’s why I got so excited when I found out that CVLT Nation was streaming the two tracks that will be available on the bands Record Store Day 7″ Isolation/Transmission. I mean, it’s Kreig! The band has transmuted itself to play a form of blackened post-rock on this release and it’s utterly phenomenal. Continue reading
New York progressive metallers, Grey Skies Fallen, have released a new track over at Sea of Tranquility. The new track is the seven minute, sludgy opus “The Flame” and it will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, The Many Sides of Truth, which is due out on April 29th. CD and digital pre-orders can be obtained here, while LP pre-orders can be found here. Head over to Sea of Tranquility to stream the track now.
Agalloch have unveiled the dates for the first, west coast, leg of their Serpens In Culmination tour. The band will be supported a lot of awesome bands along the way including Jex Thoth, Obsidian Tongue, YOB and more. This tour will most definitely be amazing. Check out the dates below. Continue reading
KEN mode have been demoing new material for their sixth full length record as of late, and have taken to Instagram to tease a new song. The new track is titled “Blessed” and you can listen to a brief snippet after the break. According to the band, the new record will be entitled Success and will be released Spring 2015 through Season of Mist and New Damage Records. Check out the clip below.
Portland noisy sludge mongers, Drunk Dad, have announced the release of their debut full length record. The album will bear the title Ripper Killer and will see a release through Eolian Empire on July 1st. The new record comes hot on the heels of the band’s Morbid Reality EP of last year, which can be streamed after the break.
If you live in the Portland area, the band will be having a listening party at Valentines on April 20th, of course. Redneck, Covenant, Dark Wraith and J.O.P.O. will also be making an appearance.
Jar’d Loose have premiered a new cut from their forthcoming album, Turns 13, over at A.V. Club. The new track is the groove heavy, twisted “Adult Prom” and it channels classic noise-rock from the likes of Helmet and The Jesus Lizard, but with a creative, sickening spin on it. Head over to A.V. Club to stream the jam now.
Turns 13 will be released on May 17th via The Path Less Traveled/Threshold of Pain.
Montreal noise metallers, The Great Sabatini, have announced the release of their newest full length opus, Dog Years. The album, which was recorded by Sean Pearson (Cursed, etc), will be released on June 2nd via Solar Flare Records on CD, LP, and digital formats. An official album trailer can be viewed after the break. The Great Sabatini’s past works can be streamed on their Bandcamp page.
Tuscon’s sludge masters, Godhunter, have confirmed the release of a split EP with California’s post-metal outfit Secrets of the Sky. The split release is being prepared in conjunction with both band’s upcoming June tour together. The EP will be available on a limited edition cassette that will be sold during their tour. Then in September, the EP will get a 10″ vinyl pressing that will be released collaboratively through Earsplit PR’s The Compound and Godhunter’s own Battleground Records. You can find those tour dates after the break.
I am a huge can of post punk, especially when it is done correctly. I have recently (and by recently, I mean yesterday) learned of a new post punk artist who creates haunting and mesmerizing tunes under the moniker This Cold Night. The guys name is Chase Morledge and he is a phenomenon. I mean, it’s like the nineties and two-thousands never happened. This is so ’80s reminiscent that it’s fucking insane. Check out a full stream of his new album We Of Like Minds after the jump. Continue reading
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
After three long years, The Atlas Moth are back and they will destroy you. The band will be releasing their new album The Old Believer later this year but they have just unleashed a monster in the form of their song “Collider.” This track is soothing, heavy and beautifully executed. You can stream the track over on Pitchfork.
What are you still doing here? Go listen to The Atlas Moth!
Austrian post-black metal band Harakiri For The Sky will release one of the best albums of 2014 at the end of the month and the band has unleashed a new track off of the album. The track is called “Burning At Both Ends” and it is a phenomenal feat of blackened goodness. Melody and agitation go hand in hand on this song and you have GOT to hear this. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading
Earlier this month the amazing band Nothing released their Relapse Records debut Guilty Of Everything and it has begun garnering much praise, as it should. This band is phenomenal and their music is brilliantly crafted, haunting and soothing all at once. The band has just released their music video for their song “Bent Nail” and it is just fantastic. The video features the band playing in front of a crowd of people who just don’t want to see them. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading