Chicago noise rockers, Jar’d Loose, have announced the release of their sophomore full length and follow up to 2012′s Goes to Purgatory. The forthcoming effort will be titled Turns 13 and will be released on May 27th via Threshold of Pain on vinyl and on CD and digital download through The Path Less Traveled. The new album was produced by Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, etc) and mastered by Today is the Day’s Steve Austin. You can check out the cover art, track listing, forthcoming tour dates with Fuck the Facts and The Swan King, and a stream of Goes to Purgatory after the break.
Young Widows have debuted a new track from their forthcoming album, Easy Pain, which is out on May 13th via Temporary Residence Ltd. The new track is entitled “King Sol” and it’s full of raw, syrupy grooves that will stick in your mind. You can stream the new track after the break as well as check out the band’s forthcoming tour dates.
One of my all-time favorite bands is Joy Division, although I got into them late in life. Their music is hypnotic and timeless and I can’t get enough of it. The bands debut EP has been bootlegged over and over throughout the years and (finally) it is being reissued! The EP, An Ideal For Living, was created just after the band changed their name from Warsaw to Joy Division and it consists of four amazing tracks. The reissue was mastered by longtime Joy Division engineer Frank Arkwright and will feature new artwork.
Oh, and An Ideal For Living will be released on Record Store Day 2014. Exciting, eh? I think so. Stream the original EP after the jump. Continue reading →
post blackened metal act Agalloch will release their new album The Serpent & the Sphere in a few months and the band has just unleashed the first offering from the highly-anticipated record. The song is called “Celestial Effigy” and it is a phenomenal exploration into what makes Agalloch what they are. You can check out the track over on Pitchfork right now, which I highly suggest you do. Do it.
New York’s experimental metal outfit, Epistasis, have premiered a new track over at No Clean Singing for your ears’ punishment. The new track is entitled “Witch” and will appear on the group’s forthcoming EP, Light Through Dead Glass, which is out on April 1st via Crucial Blast. The track combines Deathspell Omega-esque black metal, noisy barrages, doom, and graceful trumpet playing, into an oddball amalgam that is quite mesmerizing as well as terrifying. You can stream the new track over at No Clean Singing now. Pre-orders can be obtained at this location.
If you’re in the Brooklyn area, be sure to check out the band’s record release show. Details after the break.
KEN mode have premiered the official video for their track “The Terror Pulse”, which comes from their most recent record, Entrench. The video, directed by Christopher Mills, is a extremely trippy animated adventure and is the “sequel” to the “Secret Vasectomy” video. Your eyeballs are not ready for this colorful explosion of madness. You can watch the clip after the break.
CVLT Nation have premiered a new track from Arizonian post/sludge metal outfit North’s forthcoming EP, Metanoia, which will be released next Tuesday, March 11th. The nearly seven minute “Hiraeth” lurches through passages of desolate, desert-driven post-metal that will leave the listener shaken. Drummer Zachary Hansen had the following to say on the track:
“‘Hiraeth’ is the second song we wrote for this particular release. It came about last Spring. We began writing it as a five-piece, first played it live as a four-piece, and recorded it as a three-piece. This song is the last piece of the transition from The Great Silence era North. It’s such a heavy, emotional song for us. It was dubbed ‘Nunu’ during the writing process, being the second new song we had written in the time frame. Song titles are the last step of the process for us. ‘Hiraeth’ is a Welsh word that has no direct translation in English. It has a general meaning of homesickness, or of a longing for a place that no longer really exists. How apt it feels for this band, a group that has had such highs and lows throughout its history. To look back in regret over wasted time and squandered youth. Melancholic, dark, adventuresome. We occasionally miss our past and the people in it, and yet always look forward to the future.
Pre-orders for the 12″ EP can be purchased here. You can stream the track below as well as check out the band’s forthcoming tour dates.
Danish instrumental duo Fossils have premiered their forthcoming sophomore LP, Flesh Hammer, over at No Clean Singing. Prepare thy anus for psychotic, buzzing bass and drum centered auditory attacks in 10 short bursts. The album officially comes out next Monday, March 3rd via Indisciplinarian and Earsplit Distro. Pre-orders are still being offered here and here. Head over to No Clean Singing to check it out now.
Wild Throne (Dog Shredder) have premiered their forthcoming Blood Maker EP over at Metal Sucks for your listening pleasure. These three tracks are full of catchy, eclectic rock that will stay in your mind for days while simultaneously shredding your skull. The EP will be released on March 4th via Brutal Panda, but who wants to wait? Impatience is a virtue. Head to Metal Sucks to stream it now.
Everyone’s favorite dreampop group Anne will be releasing a new album next week and they wanted the world to hear it! You can check out one of the new tracks after the jump and hear the rest of the album over on BlacKBook. It’s pretty cool, but much more electronic-y than their previous material. Weird. Not bad, though. Continue reading →
Italian instrumental outfit Australasia have just made my day. The band have released a stunning rendition of the classic theme song from David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult classic television series Twin Peaks; originally composed by Angelo Badalamenti. It’s faithful to the original tune but with their own, slightly electronic twist. You can stream the track after the break and download it for free at this location.