Southern heathens Eyehategod, arguably one of the greatest bands there has ever been, will unleashed their new, self-titled album this May and the band has just unveiled a wicked piece of it. The song “Agitation! Propaganda!” has been revealed and it’s sludgecore madness is enough to get me psyched up for this beast. You can check out a lyric video for the track after the jump. Yeeeeeah. Continue reading
Portland’s crusty doom outfit, Nux Vomica, have premiered a new lengthy excursion over at Noisey. The new track is the nearly 13 minute-long “Sanity Is for the Passive”, which effectively combines crust punk, doom, sludge, and death metal into a punishing, yet melodic experience. The new track will appear on the group’s forthcoming self-titled album, which is due out on March 28th (Germany/Benelux), March 31st (UK/World), and April 1st (North America). Pre-orders can be found here. Check out the new track over at Noisey and stream previously released track, “Reeling”, here.
If the artwork, band name, and album title do not persuade you to listen to this thing, then I do not know what will. Portland psychedelic, weirdo sludge metal act Prizehog have premiered their forthcoming album, Re-Unvent the Whool, over at The Obelisk. The album is officially out tomorrow, March 4th, but you can get devoured by effect-laden ecstasy a day early. Head over to The Obelisk to check it out now.
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.
Sludge is a fantastic genre of music that I absolutely adore and there are so many bands out there doing it that it can sometimes be hard to listen to them all, but I recently got an e-mail from a band based out of “some obscure desert outside of Los Angeles” called Wovoka that hit the nail on the head. This band is slow, crushing and brutally aggressive, so yeah, they’re the whole package.
The band has just released the first track off of their debut album and I had to let you all know about it so that you can keep an eye on Wovoka. Check out the track, titled “Sleep Eater,” after the jump. Continue reading
Noisey have premiered a new track from Floor’s (Torche) highly anticipated new album, Oblation, which will be released on April 25th. The new track is entitled “Find Away” and its chock full of buzzing low-end to get you salivating. Not to mention it’s insanely catchy, which should come as no surprise at this point. Head over to Noisey to check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy here.
The majority of the nation is freezing. Flurries of white powder from Hell are accumulating in mass quantities in certain corners of the U.S. It’s become so cold in those areas that the snuggie your significant other bought you (the things you always thought were a joke until you realized how comfortable they are) cannot bring you any solace. You’re wondering what you can do to stay warm without running up your electricity bill? An easy answer; listen to Godhunter. Tuscon’s purveyor’s of sludgy goodness have harnessed the intense Arizonian heat within every note. Godhunter’s debut full length, City of Dust, is so thick with heaviness that you will forget about the severity of the weather for a good 50 minutes.
Tuscon’s sludgy bastards, Godhunter, released their new album City of Dust today via Earsplit’s The Compound and the band’s own Battleground Records. In celebration, The Obelisk have premiered the track for you all to enjoy. So head over there to get your skull pummeled by glorious riffs.
Portland sludgy oddballs Prizehog have debuted a new track from their forthcoming album, Re-Unvent The Whool, over at Decibel. The new track is entitled “Shed” and it’s a thick, swirling void of psychedelic doom that will trap you in its drug-induced madness for a solid five-minutes. The album will be available on March 4th via Eolian Empire, with pre-orders still being offered here. Head over to Decibel to check out the new jam now.
Noisey have premiered the new Legend of the Swamp Goat 7″ single from Brooklyn sludgy bastards, Hull. The catchy stoner anthem is out now and can be purchased at this location. The song was originally tracked back in 2007 but was never released until now. So consider yourself lucky. You can stream the jam and peep Hull’s forthcoming European tour dates after the break.
Late yesterday famed doom metal group Electric Wizard posted a flyer on their Facebook page indicating a new record would be coming this year. The flyer does not specify a title or release date, but the band later posted what appears to be a scan of some kind of magazine article describing the as yet untitled release. Jus Oborn describes the new record as “primitive,” “morbid,” and “death obsessed.” That’s just what I like to hear, considering that I wasn’t a huge fan of the washed out heavy psych direction the band took with Black Masses nearly four years ago. Here’s hoping for some nice, bassy riffs you can smoke it out to on this new one. Links to these respective facebook posts after the jump.
Fight Amp released their amazing album Birth Control in 2012 and the band has just unveiled the music video for the track “Fly Trap.” This video is… Strange. Well, that’s one way to put it. Another is to say that it’s… Well, I’ll leave that for you to decide. It’s equal parts animation and live footage and it’s a fantastic song, so check out the video after the jump. Radness. Continue reading
As you should know by this point, I am a huge proponent of post-rock, especially when it is done extremely well. Lane and I did a month-long column on the genre last year called “Post-Rockgust” and every day since I posted my last installation in that column, I have sincerely regretted leaving out one band: Dirge. This band is phenomenal in every aspect and I fell in love with them after listening to their 2011 album Elysian Magnetic Fields (albeit, quite a while after its release) and the other day I learned that the band was releasing a new record this year. And then I got the record, titled Hyperion and… Holy shit. It usually takes Dirge a while to release new albums and I can see why. They have a ton of shit to work through and perfect and they’ve done it. Continue reading
Portland’s noisy, psychedelic drum and bass duo, Towers, are currently streaming their new album in full over at The Obelisk. The record, simply entitled II, is a brooding, atmospheric piece of work that is coated in all the noisy sludge you can handle. Head over to The Obelisk to check it out and pick up your copy at this location.
Arizonian sludge metal outfit Godhunter have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut, City of Dust, over at Noisey. The song is a crawling, earth shattering bonanza that is set to fiery lyrics aimed at Arizona’s politics. Godhunter elaborates:
Under the reign of persons like Jan Brewer, Tom Horne, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Arizona has made a name for itself as a state that caters to divisive politics, media sensationalism, and the spectacle of catering legislative appeal to the lowest common denominator of society. These dealers of deception serve to supply the addict with another fix. In this case, it is half-truths, misinformation, and race-baiting.
Head over to Noisey to stream the track now and be sure to pick up City of Dust on February 18th.