Pittsburgh, PA metallic hardcore/beatdown co-op Unit 731 are currently streaming a new single entitled “Immolation” off of their upcoming third full-length LP and Harm Reduction Records (helmed by Jami from Code Orange and Patrick From Self Defense Family) debut, The Hive Mind, on their official bandcamp. Following off of the promise of the group’s first single “Altar Of Waste”, “Immolation” sees Unit 731 at their peak, melding the group’s bludgeoning beatdown roots with a new found sense of variation and transition. Stream “Immolation” below, catch Unit 731 on their upcoming August European tour with No Zodiac and Ablaze (details below) and lookout for pre-orders for The Hive Mind as well as all the excellent upcoming records on Harm Reduction Records soon. Continue reading →
Revamped and ready for more sequels, cinemagrind act Graf Orlock are currently streaming a new track off of their upcoming EP, Trailer, entitled “Nursing A Hangover”, the group’s latest material since 2012’s Heat-themed Los Angeles EP. Intended to provide a glimpse into the group’s direction for their Fall-expected LP, Crime Traveller, the aptly titled Trailer EP will screen three new tracks (“Nursing A Hangover”, “A Decent Proposal in a Shitty Alley” as well as the title track “Trailer”, which is helmed by actor Kevin Gage) and will be available to upcoming tour attendees to the group’s upcoming East Coast run with Dangers and Holy as well as internet denizens now through pre-order on Vitriol Records. Stream “Nursing A Hangover” below, pre-order Trailer via Vitriol Records here and peep the tour dates below (courtesy of BrooklynVegan), the first three of which will see Ceremony, subbing in for Graf Orlock and Holy.
Instrumental act Set And Setting will be releasing their new album A Vivid Memory in September, but leading up to that the band will be hitting the road on a headlining run across the US. After the jump you can check out the tour dates and see which one of these you’ll be hitting up. This band has a phenomenal sound and I’m sure they will be just as fantastic in a live setting. Check the dates and the bands new track “Coping” after the jump. Continue reading →
Intronaut have announced a short string of tour dates in celebration of their 10th year anniversary as a band. The band will be supported by Anciients on most dates on the tour. The band had the following to say on the upcoming trek:
“We’re taking a break from writing a new record to celebrate our 10th anniversary as a band with this special run of shows. We haven’t finalized a set list yet, but expect at least one song from every release, and maybe a special guest or two to come out and help us play them. Joining us on these shows will be our Canadian friends Anciients, and the LA show will feature Ides Of Gemini, Silver Snakes, and The Great Wall.
We are also planning a couple special 10th Anniversary releases, hopefully to be available by this tour, so keep an eye out for that. Thank you to everyone who has supported Intronaut for these past 10 years! We love you forever.”
KEN mode have debuted the official video to their track “The Promises of God”, from their last album Entrench, over at Punknews. The clip, which was directed by ex-bassist Chad Tremblay, depicts the trickery of a street magician and triumph over a devil-like character. You can check out the clip after the break along with the band’s forthcoming tour dates.
Primus have announced the release, in conjunction with their upcoming themed tour, of their tribute album to the music of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. The new album, which will be titled Primus & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble, will be released on October 21st. Mike Dillon of Critters Buggin and Sam Bass of Frog Brigade make appearances on the album along with studio drumming from Tim “Herb” Alexander. Primus frontman Les Claypool said of the album in a recent Rolling Stone:
“As we started putting it together, especially with the expanded soundscape of having string and vibraphone and marimba, it started sounding to me like one of the early Peter Gabriel records meets Dark Side of the Moon meets The Residents. That’s what I get out of it. Obviously that’s some big-ass horn-tooting to be doing.”
The Residents vibe can definitely be heard in the group’s rendition of “Pure Imagination”, which can be streamed after the break. The album’s track listing and corresponding tour dates can be seen below.
It is unsure whether or not Tim Alexander will be performing with the band on tour, due to his recent open-heart surgery.
Seattle’s post-metal/shoegaze hybrids He Whose Ox Is Gored have announced a string of West Coast tour dates that will commence in early August. The band will be touring in support of their forthcoming Rumours EP, which is due out later this year. The band is also working on their debut full length, though there is no word on when it will see the light of day just yet. You can check out the tour dates after the break and their past works on their Bandcamp Page.
The Melvins have announced the release of their new full length and follow up to last year’s Tres Cabrones. The new album will be entitled Hold It In and will be released on October 14th via Ipecac Records. The album was recorded with the assistance of Butthole Surfers members Paul Leary and JD Pinkus. The band will also be touring in support of the forthcoming album, with the touring lineup consisting of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and JD Pinkus. You can check out the tour dates after the break.
San Francisco sludge masters Black Cobra have announced a new Summer/Fall U.S. tour. The band will be taking their vicious brand of sludge to 32 cities and will be joined by Ohio’s Lo-Pan. You can check out the touring schedule after the break.
Black Cobra will be entering the studio later this year to record their next full length record, due for a release early 2015.
Tech metal outfit Gigan have announced a new headlining North American tour that will commence in early September. The Interstellar Intellect tour will see Gigan joined by fellow mind-numbing tech metal acts Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain. The tour dates as they currently stand can be seen after the break.
I’ve gotten into a lot of bands this year and two of the bands that I have come to love are Vanna and My Iron Lung. I also got into Being As An Ocean, but not to the extent of the former two. Well, these three bands are teaming up with Crooks for a European/UK tour this fall and if you are within the vicinity of any of these shows, I highly suggest you hit this tour up. Check the dates after the jump and see where you’ll be seeing Being As An Ocean, Vanna and My Iron Lung. Continue reading →
Floridian hardcore group Centuries have announce a string of Eastern U.S. tour dates that will the span the month of August. The band will be joined by German outfit Jungbluth throughout the trek and will see both bands make an appearance at the Southern Darkness Fest in Tampa, Florida. You can check out the tour dates after the break.
Centuries are currently at work on their follow up to their debut release, Taedium Vitae. Footage of the band playing a new song has surfaced online and can be viewed after the break.
Earth have announced, in addition to their forthcoming European stint, a string of U.S. tour dates in support of their forthcoming album, Primitive and Deadly. The trek will span from September 4th until October 3rd and will see the band supported by the doomy songwriter King Dude on all stops. You can check out the full touring schedule after the break.
Primitive and Deadly will be released on September 2nd.
Still famished from the gargantuan slaughter-fest that was last year’s Underworlds, Mammoth Grinder have returned with new material in the form of a four-track tape EP entitled Cosmic Crypt, streaming now exclusively over at Noisey and available for purchase on the band’s upcoming East Coast tour with Power Trip. Featuring three new tracks capped at the end with a Rudimentary Peni cover, Cosmic Crypt returns to the more savage and unpolished production of the band’s older discography, amplifying the celestial suggestions of the new EP with a more distant yet still vicious pummeling. Check out Cosmic Crypt via Noisey here and peep the full details and dates for the band’s upcoming tour with Texan crossover thrash brothers, Power Trip, below. Continue reading →
The recently renamed Code Orange have released a new track entitled “My World” off of their upcoming sophomore LP, I Am King, in conjunction with the opening of pre-orders for the record as well as announcements for an upcoming Fall tour with direct support from Los Angeles metallic hardcore act Twitching Tongues and indirect support from peers (Soul Search, War Hungry, Nails, Discourse, Axis and Blistered) whose appearances will vary by tour date. Aside from the trimming of denomination, the first two singles released for I Am King so far, the title track along with this most recent number, feature a similar change (in my opinion, for the better), narrowing down the band’s technical metalcore assault for a simpler approach that still retains the band’s experimental edge. Stream “My World” exclusively over at Alternative Press here, peep the poster and details for Code Orange’s upcoming tour below and pre-order I Am King via Deathwish Inc. here. Continue reading →