Out of the blue, Greensboro, NC grindcore/crust unit Torch Runner have returned, along with details for their upcoming sophomore LP, Endless Nothing, which if the debut single “Godlust” is any sign, signals only an amplification of brutalistic quality for the group. Due out September 30th via Southern Lord Records, Endless Nothing is an effort “reaching new depths of auditory violence”, according to the group’s press release. As the evidence stands so far, I believe it. Check out the new track “Godlust” along with full album artwork and tracklistings for Endless Nothing below.
Arizona’s Sorxe have premiered another new track from their forthcoming debut album, Surrounded by Shadows, over at The Obelisk. The new track is the eight minute closing number, “The Mountain Man”, that churns out low-end grooves and lengthy passages of Neurosian drone and haunting clean guitar. You can stream the lengthy epic over at The Obelisk now.
Surrounded by Shadows will be released on September 2nd.
Denver, CO mammothian doom unit Primitive Man have released a new eleven minute crusher entitled “Loathe” for free streaming and download. The track is the second in a series of sponsored releases between Flatline Audio Studios and Trve Brewing and is expected to be part of Primitive Man’s as-of-yet untitled upcoming EP, due this Winter on Relapse Records. Stream “Loathe” below and download it free here. Continue reading
Initially available as a limited digital download release fundraiser for the family of Relapse Records team member Pat Egan following his death in 2013, the two-track experimental doom Mass & Volume EP by innovative deathgrinders Pig Destroyer is now due for a one-time, never to be repressed CD/vinyl release according to news direct from the band and label this morning. Recorded in lieu of extra studio time during the band’s sessions on their 2007 LP Phantom Limb, Mass & Volume serves as a fine epilogue to the Bryan Harvey era of the band, marking his final contributions to the group since his tenure start on Pig Destroyer’s 1999 split with Gnob.
In addition, the band have also announced two live dates for December with Dropdead, one show serving as the band’s live Boston debut. Peep a teaser for Mass & Volume along with those show details below and pre-order the record digitally here or physically as CD or vinyl here. Continue reading
Portland, OR experimental doom/noise outfit The Body have initiated an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign for a new van. Perks ranging from stickers to exclusive campaign only t-shirts and pizza parties are available at varying donation levels. Take a look at the campaign here.
The Body had two releases earlier this year, a collaboration LP on RVNG Intl. with The Haxan Cloak entitled I Shall Die Here and a collaboration LP on Vinyl Rites with doom brothers Thou entitled Released From Love. They are currently working on a second collaboration LP with Thou.
Full Of Hell have released a short video teaser for their upcoming third LP, a collaborational effort with legendary Japanese noise artist Merzbow, simply entitled Full Of Hell & Merzbow. The record is poised for a November split release between Profound Lore Records and A389 Recordings, who will be handling CD and vinyl duties respectively. Besides a difference in format, the CD version is expected to contain an exclusive bonus noise disc consisting of manipulated Merzbow material in the vein of Wolf Eyes and Tribes Of Neurot according to a recent interview of guitarist Spencer Hazard by CVLT Nation. View the teaser below and be sure to catch the group on their current West Coast tour with labelmates Noisem and the legendary Dropdead, details also below. For the curious, two new tracks from the record can be heard via a filmed live set on the group’s recent UK venture, at the 6:40 and 16:30 marks. Continue reading
Virginian sludge doomsayers Windhand released the spectacular Soma last year (via Relapse Records) and the band has followed it up with a music video for their track “Orchard.” It’s a strange video that doesn’t actually feature the band… At all. I’m not really feeling the visuals, but the song is a crusher, so it’s worth it, even if it’s just for the jams. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
Code Orange will be releasing their new album I Am King next month and the band has released a rad music video for their track “Dreams In Inertia.” Of course, Code Orange crush as always and I’m beyond stoked that we are getting a killer new album this year. Check out the new music video below. In addition, be sure to catch Code Orange on their upcoming co-headlining tour with Twitching Tongues, details here. Continue reading
Arizonian sludge outfit Godhunter have premiered the opening track from their forthcoming split LP with Secrets of the Sky over at Invisible Oranges. The new track is the seven minute behemoth “Pursuit/Predator”, which features skull-caving riff after skull-caving riff. Head over to Invisible Oranges to stream the track now.
GH/OST:S will be released on September 9th through Battleground Records and The Compound. Pre-orders are available here.
At this point in their career, Rabbits have taken the world by storm numerous times. I know that the band is respected here on AA, as they should be worldwide. Rabbits furious mix of hardcore, sludge and noise rock blends together as a seamless, ferocious beast and I am beyond thrilled to present you folks with a full album stream of the bands new record Untoward. This is definitely one of my personal favorite albums of the year and I urge you all to indulge in the noise for a while. Keep it sleazy and bang your head. Continue reading
Tankcrimes have announced that they will be reissuing iconic sludge/crust act Dystopia’s 1994 debut album, Human=Garbage. The reissue will be released on October 14th on CD and LP and will include tracks from the band’s 1993 splits with Grief and Embittered as well as one additional track previously released on the CD collection. The release will also be packaged with a sixteen page booklet and will be pressed on clear vinyl. Pre-order information is due to be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can stream the album after the break.
The throwback death metal brainchild of DC’s Disciples Of Christ and Protester, Genocide Pact, are back with their face-shattering second entry, a single by the title of Desecration, the group’s first material since their well received invocation by demo in 2013. Backed by the support of Weekend Nachos frontman John Hoffman’s personal record label, Bad Teeth Records, Desecration is available for pre-order now with its A-Side available for digital preview. Stream the title track “Desecration” along with G-Pact’s debut demo below and pre-order the record (limited to 50 on Alien Green slime vinyl) via Bad Teeth here. For cool people and fans of audio-frequencies that’ll end up making you look like that guy above.
Be sure to follow Bad Teeth Recordings on FB here to keep up with future plans and updates, of which records by Full Of Hell, Bent Life and Spine are confirmed ventures.
Cinemagrind executioners Graf Orlock are back with “A Decent Proposal In A Shitty Alley”, the second cut of three (of which the third features actor Kevin Gage in some manner) off of their Trailer EP, the prelude and teaser to the group’s upcoming Fall LP Crime Traveller. Among the longer of the group’s tracks and possibly its longest, the over four minute track appeals more to the group’s hardcore direction as explored in their Los Angeles EP with the lingering progression of southern-tinged hard rock, not far off of Every Time I Die’s trajectory. Stream the track exclusively via Noisey here, pre-order Trailer via Vitriol Records here or pick it up live on one of the band’s dates on their upcoming East Coast tour with Holy and Dangers, full dates and details below. Continue reading
Following both a short live return last April as well as a recorded one via the release of this year’s Decline & Fall EP, industrial metal mammoths Godflesh have officially announced details for their upcoming LP, A World Lit Only By Fire, the group’s first since 2001’s Hymns. Set to be unleashed October 6th via frontman Justin K. Broadrick’s very own Avalanche Recordings, track listing and artwork for A World Lit Only By Fire can be viewed below in addition to a stream of the battering debut single “New Dark Ages”, a number which mirrors the trudge and grime of the group’s early discography. According to some investigation by metal site Blabbermouth who tracked down an interview by Broadrick with French station Le 106, you can expect more of the same on the full-length. Both Godflesh practitioners, Green and Broadrick noted in the radio interview that Fire will be a return to form, adhering to the initial essence of the band and the direction and spirit of the first three releases. Continue reading
Buffalo, NY prolific drum and bass powerviolence specialists Water Torture are currently streaming their debut LP, Pillbox, the first of two full-length releases set for this year (with the latter poised to be unleashed via the mighty To Live A Lie Records), directly over at label Nerve Altar’s official bandcamp. The 17 track blown-out-to-fuck opus comes ready NOW for immediate “pay what you want” digital download and pre-order via vinyl with a ship date of mid-to-late August. Additionally, the Buffalo trio have announced future split releases with Witchcult and God’s America, according to a late 2013 interview with grindcore e-zine Don’t Be Swindle and are set to embark on a UK/European tour later this month with peers KnifedOutOfExistence and Gunfinger. Stream Pillbox alongside full details for the tour below and pre-order the record via Nerve Altar here if you enjoyed it.