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.
Tennessee bass and drum duo, Black Tar Prophet, have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming album, Deafen, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is the monstrously fuzzy and sludgy “Ring of Buzzards” that calls to mind classic doom and sludge aficionados Sleep and Weedeater. Head over to CVLT Nation to stream the track and pre-order your copy of Deafenat this location.
Deafen will be released on April 19th via Domestic Genocide. Black Tar Prophet’s upcoming shows can be found below.
Tombs have announced the release of their third full length album, Savage Gold. The new outing was produced by Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan and will be released on June 6th (Germany/Benelux), June 9th (UK/World) and June 10th (North America) via Relapse Records. You can check out the album’s cover art, track listing, and forthcoming tour dates after the break. Pre-order information will be released in the coming weeks.
Baton Rouge sludge outfit, Thou, are currently streaming their cover of Nirvana’s “Milk It” over at Pitchfork. The track will appear on Robotic Empire’s In Utero tribute album, In Utero: In Tribute, which will be released on April 19th. Thou will be joined by Daughters, These Arms Are Snakes, Circa Survive, and others on the album. Head over to Pitchfork to stream the cover.
Chicago noise rockers, Jar’d Loose, have announced the release of their sophomore full length and follow up to 2012′s Goes to Purgatory. The forthcoming effort will be titled Turns 13 and will be released on May 27th via Threshold of Pain on vinyl and on CD and digital download through The Path Less Traveled. The new album was produced by Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, etc) and mastered by Today is the Day’s Steve Austin. You can check out the cover art, track listing, forthcoming tour dates with Fuck the Facts and The Swan King, and a stream of Goes to Purgatory after the break.
Chicago’s malevolent sludge outfit, Lord Mantis, have debuted a new hellish hymn over at Stereogum. The new track is the over seven-minute “Negative Birth”, that cycles between dismal black metal and terrifying doom. The track features lead vocals from Indian’s Dylan O’Toole, whose scathing shrieks make the song even more evil sounding. Head over to Stereogum to stream the new track now.
“Negative Birth” will be featured on the group’s forthcoming album, Death Mask, which is out on April 29th via Profound Lore.
Furiosity is the name of the game and a ton of bands play it. The fraction of those bands who both play it and play it interesting enough to keep my attention are bands who earn my respect, especially if I have never heard of said band before. Such is the case with Nux Vomica, who I have only learned of recently. This is a band that creates pissed off, crusty music and isn’t one-and-done in less than ninety seconds. I mean, the first song on the bands new record is seconds away from being twenty minutes in length. Continue reading →
For the love of all things unholy, was I the only one anxiously awaiting new Down? No? Didn’t think so. We all look forward to the filth and sludge and this year is looking up with new records from both Eyehategod and Down. Well, the good fellows in the latter have just unleashed hell in the form of their new track “We Knew Him Well.” You can check out the song after the jump. Continue reading →
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.
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