I’m always happy when my homies in Vattnet Viskar and I love their choices all around. From the music, to the art, it’s always great. Speaking of art, the band has released the album cover for their new record Settler, which currently holds a mid-June release date. The artwork doesn’t automatically scream post-blackened doom, but it is definitely intriguing. Check out the artwork at the top of this post and let us know what you think in the comments.
Remember the last post I did about Black Mare? Well, I hope you’re ready to hear what the other half of that RSD split is going to sound like, because it sounds pretty rad. Lycia have released a stream of their new track “Silver Leaf” over on CVLT Nation and it is a brilliant, beautiful piece of music. Again, not super familiar with the band, but I will definitely dig into them. It’s pretty killer. Check out “Silver Leaf” below. Continue reading
Post-rock, noise rock, post-metal and everything in between can be found on Tyranny Is Tyranny‘s upcoming full-length, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. The anti-capitalist Wisconsin quartet’s follow-up to to 2013’s Let It Come From Whom It May is nothing short of grandiose. Serene yet somber melodies build into lumbering, metallic monoliths or angular AmRep-style assaults, and are propelled by intelligent socially and politically-minded lyrics that work hand-in-hand with the instrumentation to create some emotionally-heavy opuses. Hopefully you have already heard the previously-released cuts (and if not, now’s the time) “Or Does It Explode?”, “Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire” and “Kabuki Snuff Theater”. Now it is American Aftermath’s pleasure to present to you another track from the upcoming five-track behemoth, titled “She Who Struggles”. Guitarist and vocalist Russell Emerson Hall was kind enough to provide background information which influenced the track’s subject matter as well as the lyrics themselves:
If co-option and distraction cannot accomplish the goals of neutralizing dissent and maintaining the racist and classist status quo, there are other methods. In the late 60s, under J. Edgar “Speed” Hoover’s covert action program, COINTELPRO, the FBI began to target The Black Panther Party, called by Hoover “the most dangerous threat to the internal security of the country.” One of the objectives was to promote and foment street violence between the Black Panthers and other radical groups as well as gangs. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, the government destabilized and discredited groups challenging oppression. The harassment, attempted assassination, imprisonment, and subsequent exile of Black Panther Assata Shakur was a direct result of COINTELPRO efforts.
Sun king, sun king. Enforce the end for profit.
Speed king, speed king. Protect so none will suffer.
Sun king, sun king. You liberate oppressors.
Speed king, speed king. Until you run for cover.
Your son, your son. Paternalistic ardor.
Fly high, fly high. But never question structure.
Your sun, your sun. The cost of freedom’s profits.
Fly high, fly high. Live out your life in exile.
Darkness all around. Darkness in your town.
Darkness coming down. Darkness all around.
Feel free to stream the seven-minute, slow-burning epic “She Who Struggles” after the break.
The Rise of Disaster Capitalism will be released on June 13 via Phratry Records.
I love Nothing. No, that isn’t some nihilistic way of life. The band, you dolts. J/k. You’re not dolts because you all love Nothing like me! You know what else I love? Nirvana. They are one of my all time favorite bands and they remain a constant listen for me. Well, when Nothing covers Nirvana and we get Nothvana, I damn near shit my pants. The band has covered “Something In The Way” and it’s a dark and deep rendition. It’s beautiful. The track will appear on Robotic Empire’s upcoming release Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind. Check out the track below. Continue reading
Coliseum are an interesting band who keep getting more and more intriguing as they go along. Sometimes the band has a punk edge, sometimes they are straight up post-rock. Regardless, the band never puts out anything bad. Speaking of, the band has released a new music video for their track “Sunlight In A Snowstorm,” which will be on the bands upcoming album Anxiety’s Kiss. Check out the video below. Continue reading
Interview by Dave Cotton email@example.com
One of the best current post hardcore/shoegaze/art rock bands in the United States, CITY OF SHIPS, released their third full length record Ultraluminal today. Many an interviewer is quick to point out the influences in this band’s sound; namely HUM’S galactic bombast, and SWERVEDRIVER’S calculated guitar motifs. However, it should really be said that CITY OF SHIPS know the value of first rate songs and their new album is front to back, just that. I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Eric Jernigan about their new record Ultraluminal.
I fell head over heels for An Autumn For Crippled Children years ago and since then they have become one of my all time favorite bands. The band has released numerous records over the last few years (many of which have been posted about here) and I have absolutely loved them all. Well, AAFCC will unleash their new album The Long Goodbye sometime this year and it is sure to be one to remember. I have actually heard pieces of the album and it is the bands most black metal record yet. You can check he album art up top and the track listing below. Continue reading
Scottish progressive post-metal outfit Falloch have premiered their forthcoming sophomore full length, This Island, Our Funeral, over at Skulls ‘N’ Bones. The expansive, sprawling opus sounds serene, melodic, heavy (of course) and is sure to excite fans of Agalloch, Alcest, Opeth and even Isis. The album will be officially released next Tuesday, January 27 via Candlelight Records and pre-orders can be placed here. Feel free to stream the album for yourself at this location.
Circa Survive, Balance And Composure will be hitting the road alongside Chon this spring for a pretty hefty tour. The bands will kick off the tour in mid-March and it will run through until early May. I’m not too familiar with Chon, but seeing Circa Survive and Balance And Composure should be enticement enough. Check out all of the dates below. Continue reading
Brooklyn’s Sannhet have premiered a new track from their upcoming sophomore full length, Revisionist, over at Stereogum. The track is the three-minute maelstrom “Lost Crown” that churns out storming post/black metal hybrid riffs that the band explored on their Known Flood release. The track is heavy and devastating, but not without a sense of melody and melancholy. Head over to Stereogum to check out the track now.
Revisionist will be released on March 3 via The Flenser.