As 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
Down-tempo heavy hitters Rabbits have just unleashed hell in the form of their new track “Pack Up Your Shit,” which comes off of the bands forthcoming Untoward. This track is a thundering blitz of buzz and mud and I think it is some of the bands best material to-date. And all that off of a single track! Trust me, you don’t want to skip out on this. Rabbits will be hopping through your forest and you ain’t gonna say shit. Continue reading
Later this month Vices will release their debut album New Breed and the band has just unleashed the fourth track off of the album. This track is titled “That’s Life” and it is a fantastic mix of hardcore and their branded “swamp rock” that picks you up and doesn’t put you back down. I have listened to this album numerous times and I can honestly say that there is no low point to the album as a whole. Check out “That’s Life” after the jump, courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan. Continue reading
Instrumetal heavy-rockers Karma To Burn will be releasing their new album Arch Stanton in August and the band has unveiled the new track “57” for your enjoyment. If you’ve enjoyed the band in the past then there is absolutely no reason why you won’t love this track. “57” contains everything that made me fall in love with Karma To Burn a long time ago. Check out the track after the jump and get yourself a face-full of karma. Continue reading
He Is Legend have announced the release of their fourth full length album and follow up to 2009’s It Hates You. The new 13 track album will bear the title Heavy Fruit and will be released on August 19th via Tragic Hero Records. You can check out the artwork, track listing and a stream of their new track “Miserable Company” after the break.
Pre-orders for the record can be found here. The band will be touring in support of the upcoming effort this summer. You can find those dates below.
Not too long ago I told you about that new track from Red Fang that I was digging. You remember, right? Well that track was the a-side of the bands newly released Scion A/V 7″, which Scion will be handing out for FREE at upcoming shows. Well, the band has now released the b-side to said 7″. This track is titled “The Shadows,” as opposed to the previously released track “The Meadows.” Check it out after the jump. Continue reading
Swedish stoner rockers Greenleaf have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Trails and Passes, over at Doomed and Stoned. The new jam goes by the name of “Ocean Deep” and it’s full of classic rock swagger and melody as well as some impressively crunchy bass work. Head over to Doomed and Stoned to get, well, doomed and stoned.
Trails and Passes will be released on May 13th via Small Stone Recordings. The band’s upcoming tour dates can be seen after the break.
The anticipation for a new album from Miami, FL-based band Floor has been building since their welcomed 2010 reunion. Featuring Torche vocalist/guitarist Steve Brooks, along with guitarist Anthony Vialon and drummer Henry Wilson, Oblation is the group’s first new release in 12 years and it picks up right where their highly revered 2002 self-titled LP left off. In a recent interview with American Aftermath, Vialon discussed Floor’s return, the making of Oblation, the band’s unique set-up, and more. Continue reading
Remember that Weedeater track from last week? The one about doughnuts? Well, I mentioned that Scion A/V released that as a 7″ to give out at future shows and it seems they are doing the same thing with a new Red Fang track. As always, Red Fang fucking kill it. Check out their new track “The Meadows” after the jump. Continue reading
Why am I not surprised that Weedeater love doughnuts? I mean, everyone loves doughnuts so why wouldn’t a stonerdoom band love them?! Well, Weedeater want to show you exactly how much they love the sweet delectables in their new track “Hot Doughnuts Now.” The track was recorded after Weedeater performed at one of Scion A/V’s shows at the Satellite in L.A. Apparently, every band that plays records a track that is then pressed onto 7″ vinyl which is then distributed for free at future shows.
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So, I’ve been listening to the new Floor album Oblation for a few days now and I’m completely blown away by how amazing it is. The bands third overall full-length and first since they reunited in 2010, is a spectacle of heavy music and it… Well, it just rules Pitchfork is currently streaming Oblation in full, so you need to stop what your doing and go listen to it. YOU NEED THIS. YOU WANT THIS. Check out the track “Sister Sophia” after the jump. Continue reading
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.
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.
Los Angeles stoner rockers Sasquatch have debuted the new music video for their track “Smoke Signal” over at Revolver. The track appears on the group’s most recent effort, IV, and is set to an odd black and white Super 8mm shot clip directed by Cesar Rodriguez Bautista. The band had the following comments regarding the new video:
Scott Baxter, a fellow colleague of Cesar’s at WETA, approached us about doing a video. They brought us an idea, we loved the concept, and the team ran with it. They even decided on the song. ‘Smoke Signal’ won the prizefight. We sat back in our virtual lawn chair and six months later they delivered us the magic. It turned out fanfuckingtastic. Mucho props to Cesar, his cast and crew for nailing it on the first lap.
The band also provided some behind the scenes info as well:
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.