According to a recent update from their official blog, Seattle, WA’s infamous powerviolence duo, Iron Lung, are apparently going to be hosting a TED Talk. For those unaware, TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading” and draw in speakers from the realms of “Technology, Entertainment and Design”. TED Talks have ranged from presentations featuring Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs speaking on the value and current stigmatization of work to the well-known interviewer Nardwuar speaking on the do-it-yourself aspects of journalism. Listed below are some of the issues the abstract powerviolence duo will be speaking on: Continue reading »
Chicago, IL caustic powerviolence outfit Sea Of Shit have announced plans for an upcoming Summer tour with Dekalb, IL grindcore allies, Sick/Tired. Check out the full tour circuit details as well as streams of Sick/Tired’s recently Cowabunga Records released LP, King Of Dirt(order here), and Sea Of Shit’s devastating 2011 self-titled EP, all below. Follow Sea Of Shit’s blog here for tour updates. Continue reading »
Mouth of the Architect have released another track from their upcoming album, Dawning, which will see a release through Translation Loss on June 25th. The track is entitled “How This Will End” and can be streamed exclusively through Lambgoat. The song is eleven minutes of pure angelic heaviness; blending the perfect amount of atmosphere and crushing melodic sludge metal. It’s quite the impressive piece. Check out now!
By Lane Oliver
Within moments of this album’s beginning you can smell the thick, nostril flaring smog that would billow from the smoke stacks of some environmentally unsafe factory. A factory that resides within the ruins of a crumbling city whose own citizens brought about its own corruption and destruction. You see, Batillus’s Concrete Sustain possesses a sound reminiscent of collapsing buildings within a post-apocalyptic metropolitan city. Please put on your hard hat before listening to this one.
By Lane Oliver
Back in 2010, Intronaut brought the metal world the densely textured progressive heavyweight that is the critically lauded Valley of Smoke. The sludge-metal inspired grumbles of Void and Prehistoricisms were greatly expanded into vast musical feats full of cinematic progressive rock inspired moments with nice post-metal like creamy centers. Valley of Smoke is considered by some as Intronaut’s magnum opus because of the new explorative sound they indulged themselves in. But Intronaut are not done excavating the musical ruins of old to find new sounds to incorporate into their own as their new full length album Habitual Levitations demonstrates. On their fourth full length Intronaut further showcase their impeccable qualities as talented songwriters.
Mouth of the Architect have premiered a new track over at Pitchfork from their upcoming album Dawning, which is due out on June 25th. This new track is called “It Swarms” and as the title suggests, the song is just swarming with sludgy intensity. But among the heaviness are subtle hints of warm atmospherics and post-rock flair that give this lengthy track some extra dimension. It’s quite the impressive feat and the clean vocals are just excellent in my opinion. Check out the track right now!
Howl’s filthy, doom laden sophomore album Bloodlines will see a release through Relapse next Tuesday, the 30th. For those of you who cannot wait any longer to get your hands on it, Metal Sucks is proudly streaming the new album in full. Well, what are you waiting for? Get on it!
Full Of Hell’s long awaited sophomore LP has finally arrived. Presenting itself as a much more cohesive record, Rudiments Of Mutilation documents the continued organic evolution of the group as displayed in the vast experimental approaches of the various splits and noise projects since 2011′s Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home. The resulting effort preserves the integrity of the group’s signature base sound while mutating into its own demented avenues, cementing Full Of Hell as one of the most challenging and unique hardcore acts of today. Continue reading »
Tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST, Full Of Hell’s long-awaited sophomore LP, Rudiments Of Mutilation, will be streaming in full exclusively over at Terrorizer. In addition, pre-orders for the record will be up at A389 Recordings’s webstore. Numb your mind at the multiple tour outings Full Of Hell have to offer with allies Gehenna, Integrity, Code Orange Kids and more, full details here.
By Lane Oliver
Do you ever have the strange desire to be crushed underneath tons and tons of raw, uninhibited sonic fury? Well, Ukrainian doom duo Nonsun has got you covered! The band released their debut release back in December; the four song, nearly fifty minute Good Old Evil. Just like the title implies, these are four tracks of evil doom metal that will completely flatten your worthless husk.
Record Store Day is in less than two days and with it comes a commodious amount of diverse releases from multiple genres and artists…a slew of releases of which I couldn’t give two shits about. In relation, A389′s got some pretty spiffy releases coming up Saturday, of which RSD’s official site and pull-list have forgotten about. Ilsa. Seven Sisters Of Sleep. Like Rats. Ringworm. Ring any bells? Check out the full A389 RSD details as well as a stream/free download of A389′s MMXIII(2013) Digital Mixtape, which includes unreleased and exclusive tracks from The Love Below, Full Of Hell, Integrity and more, all below. Continue reading »
In additional to their previously announced tour outings with Gehenna and Integrity, this upcoming Summer will see Full of Hell on tour throughout the U.S. with occult sludgers Seven Sisters Of Sleep and throughout Europe with screamo outfit Circle Takes The Square and fellow Philadelphian allies Code Orange Kids. A389 Recordings have also recently unveiled the release date of Full Of Hell’s long-awaited sophomore LP, Rudiments of Mutilation, as June 11th. Check out every band’s upcoming and most recent releases and the full tour circuit below. Continue reading »