OLD MAN GLOOM Streaming New Track “The Lash”

Old Man Gloom (Isis, Cave In, etc) have released  a new track of their forthcoming album, The Ape of God, which is due out on November 11th via Profound Lore (CD/Digital) and SIGE Records (2XLP). The new track is entitled “The Lash” and it trudges along with bass-heavy grooves and cycling, sludgy riffs.  Check out the track for yourself after the break.

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Stream The Southern Metal Documentary SLOW SOUTHERN STEEL

slowsouthernsteelposter1As a resident of the south and a fan of southern sludge, I was very excited when I when I learned (years ago) that CT from Arkansas band Rwake was putting together a documentary spotlighting the heavy music scene in the south. Well, the documentary, titled Slow Southern Steel has been released and is available for streaming now. You can check out the full-length doc after the jump, which features members of Goatwhore, Eyehategod, Down, Dead Bird, Music Hates You and more. Enjoy your Friday.      Continue reading

DIVDER Streaming New Track “Crow Eater”

cover-GKR031Divider are an amazing band that has recently been brought to my attention. I was a week or so into listening to the band when I received the shocking revelation that the vocalist of Divider was the vocalist in one of my all time favorite bands Skycamefalling! Yeah I totally had no idea that Chris Tzompanakis was in Divider, but that add another layer to this band that I already enjoy.

Enough about me being a fanboy, Divider are currently streaming a rad new track (which I have kindly embedded below) and if you don’t stop to enjoy it, you’ll be an even bigger disappointment than the ending of Lost. “Crow Eater” will fuck you up. CHECK IT.      Continue reading

Torch Runner Announce New Album Details; Streaming New Track “Godlust”

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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.

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PRIMITIVE MAN Release Free Single “Loathe”

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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

Pig Destroyer Open Pre-Orders For Previously Limited Mass & Volume EP; Announce Tour Dates

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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

The Body Initiate IndieGoGo Campaign For New Van

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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 Release Teaser For Upcoming LP

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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

WINDHAND Release Music Video For “Orchard”

Roadburn-2014-WHVirginian 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 Release Music Video For “Dreams In Inertia”

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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 hereContinue reading

GODHUNTER Streaming New Track “Pursuit/Predator”

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.

Exclusive Premiere: RABBIT’s “Untoward” Full Album Stream

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

DYSTOPIA Announce “Human=Garbage” Reissue

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.

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