One of the raddest deathsludge acts that have formed in the last few years has got to be Serpentine Path. Featuring members of Unearthly Trance, Winter, The Howling Wind and a former member of Electric Wizard, how would this super group not make amazingly killer sludge? Well, if you didn’t check out the bands debut album Serpentine Path, you can stream it here and check out my review here.
Once you’ve made yourself familiar, check out the bands new track “Disfiguring Colossus” after the jump. Holy damn. This is CRUSHING. N’joy. Continue reading →
A while back, while listening to the weekly Metal Injection Livecast, I was introduced to a band from the UK who go by the awe-inspiring name Milk White Throat. The bands sound is intense and extremely hard to classify. I recently conducted an interview with Brian Thomas, singer/bassist of Milk White Throat and I learned a ton. This is one of the most informative musicians I have ever interviewed. We discussed the bands forthcoming album Death Of Beauty, the art of choosing a band name and what’s up next for MWT. Continue reading →
Southern sludge horde Eyehategod will embark on a massive US tour this summer with some killer support from Enabler and Ringworm. I mean, come on. That is a damn-fine line up for a tour. Eyehategod‘s full run will go for 26 dates with Ringworm and Enabler coming in on the seventh date of the tour and going through the remaining dates. Check out the full schedule and poster after the jump. Stoked yet? Continue reading →
Portland sludge metal outfit, Stoneburner, have premiered their upcoming album, Life Drawing, over at Decibel. The malevolent full length will officially be released through Neurot Recordings on April 15th (April 14th in the U.K./Europe). But get a jump start on breaking things by streaming it at Decibel now.
The Pennsylvanian metallic hardcore rippers in Benchpress are at it again. Following the release of two crushing EPs and a recent European excursion, the Lewistown executioners have finally returned with a new track entitled “Penance”, off of their upcoming May 6th double-tap split with San Juan Holy Terrorists, Martyrs Tongue. Stream the track below and pre-order the split via GTR Records on limited vinyl with digital download here and purely digital download here.
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.
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.
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you all of the passing of a great. I did not know Jason McCash but I am a huge fan of his music. Jason was the bassist of The Gates Of Slumber who called it last year after Jason left the band. It was announced yesterday that Jason had passed away at the age of 38, which is far too young. Continue reading →
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.
Graves At Sea are a band that has come across my radar a few times but I have never really given much attention to. I have obviously made a huge mistake because the bands new EP This Place Is Poison is a haunting, thundering sludge record that quickly booms into play. Consisting of two songs and totally about twenty minutes, this EP is just long enough to tell you everything you need to know about a band. Continue reading →
Two of the most amazing bands currently in existence have to be The Body and Thou, who respectively are phenomenal. What happens when you put the two together? Released From Love. Released From Love is a collaborative 12″ that is currently being streamed in its entirety. You can check out after the jumps as well as see the dates for the upcoming Thou / The Body tour. Prepare yourselves. This will be amaze. Continue reading →
Who doesn’t love a good sludge ditty? Especially when it’s by legends Eyehategod, right? Well, these monsters are streaming another new track off of their forthcoming self-titled record. This track is titled “Robitussin And Rejection” and it fucking destroys. Check out the track after the jump or get bent, dudes and chicas. Continue reading →
Portland sludge metallers, Stoneburner, have released a new track from their forthcoming album, Life Drawing, which is due out on April 15th via Neurot Recordings. The track is the eight minute beat, “An Apology to a Friend in Need”, which cycles between monolithic and melodic sludge sections and quieter, clean sections. On the new track, the band comments:
“This song is one of our favorite pieces to play. Riding the line between the crunchy, aggressive riffs and the more subdued, fragile sections gets us high as hell. Lyrically, ‘An Apology…’ is just that. It’s a reflection on those times when it takes everything you’ve got just to get out of bed, with no room left for others. The dark times when you turn your back on a loved one’s pain, because all you’ve got to give is the poison of your own shitty problems.”
Pennsylvanian instrumental bass and drum outfit, King Dead, have announced the release of their debut self-titled EP. The six-track release was recorded live in their practice space, The Living Room, in Stroudsburg by Dave Reiser of Rock Hard Studios. The album will be self-released by the band on April 19th and can be pre-ordered through their Bandcamp page. You can check out the album’s cover art, track listing, and King Dead’s upcoming tour dates after the break. Additionally, The Obelisk is providing a stream of their new track “Length of Rope”. You may stream it there or you can find an alternate stream after the jump.