Japanese post-rock masters Mono have just announced another stint in North America for next spring after their recent east coast run a couple months ago. Supposedly they’re coming to the States in April to record their follow-up to 2012′s For My Parents and following that with a tour going through the South, making a stop at Austin Psych Fest, and creeping up the west coast, ending in Vancouver. Luckily two of those dates are in my area, so I might have to hit up one of those shows. Full itinerary of tour dates after the jump. Continue reading »
Sacramento’s own Death Grips have a history of surprising just about anyone that follows their exploits. 2013 proved to be no different due to various show cancellations and other controversies, but the band seems to be finishing the year out by dropping a new record for free on the internet with absolutely no warning whatsoever.
The time is here: the long anticipated new album from Chicago-based powerviolence quartet Weekend Nachos is being streamed via SoundCloud thanks to good ol’ Relapse Records! Get some of this blisteringly heavy, beat-you-in-the-face hardcore for yourself after the jump!
Above is the artwork for Mogwai’s forthcoming eighth studio album Rave Tapes, which will see a release on January 20th, 2014. The new album will sport ten new tracks of instrumental rock awesomeness. Mogwai released the first single from the upcoming effort earlier today, entitled “Remurdered”, which can be streamed below. It’s a slow burner, electronic centered track that reminds a little bit of Maserati’s work. You can check out the track below and download it for free here. You can also find the album’s track listing below as well.
Pre-orders are being offered at this location.
I have finally gotten around to doing another edition of Invasion of the Podcast after months of deliberating whether or not I wanted to continue it and just being broke. I attended a local grindcore oriented show this past week and hung out with the Portland grindcore aficionados, Transient, whose debut self-titled album is available now. We discussed the new record, vocalist Krysta Martinez’s involvement in Landmine Marathon, Scion, electric triangles, burning Christmas trees, and the list goes on and on. I sincerely hope you enjoy it. You can stream it below if you have a free half-hour on your hands.
We’ve heard the dreary “Deficit” and the melancholic Chelsea Wolfe accompanied “Memorial”, now Russian Circles have premiered the expansive “1777″ from their upcoming album Memorial (October 29th). The seven minute beautiful dirge can be streamed after the break. Get the tissues ready!
It’s been twelve long years since we’ve gotten our greasy palms on new Gorguts material and one can imagine the enormous hype surrounding their “comeback” album. The Canadian technical death metal legends left us in 2005, four years after releasing their then final album From Wisdom to Hate. Luckily the band reformed in 2008 with sole original member, guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay at the helm. He recruited the likes of bassist Colin Marston (Dysrthymia, Behold the Arctopus), guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrthymia), and drummer John Longstreth. Gorguts remained rather silent until recently when it was announced that Colored Sands would be the band’s fifth full length album. After being gone for such an extended period time and after releasing classic albums like Obscura, Gorguts have a lot to hone up to. This were Colored Sands comes in. These nine new tracks aren’t merely a return to form. No, this is a new incarnation of Gorguts all together.
The legendary progressive metallers Dream Theater will release their forthcoming, self-titled, twelfth studio album through Roadrunner Records next Tuesday September 24th. Rolling Stone are providing an exclusive stream of the upcoming album for your listening pleasure. I am actually surprised to see only ONE song over ten minutes on a Dream Theater record at this point. Anyway, head over to Rolling Stone to check it out.
Daughters played two reunion shows this past weekend at The Met in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and luckily some fan-filmed footage has found its way online. The following videos show the band performing the tracks “The First Supper”, “Recorded Inside a Pyramind”, “The Unattractive, Portable Head” and “The Dead Singer”. You can stream the videos after the break and be sure to pre-order their repressed self-titled LP at this location. Enjoy.
LA’s own experimental hardcore/powerviolence band Children of God have announced the dates for their October West Coast Tour which will see them hit such punk strongholds as Reno, San Francisco, and Portland , among others. Touring in support of their new critically acclaimed LP, We Set Fire To The Sky, Children of God are seeking to further spread their punk gospel of borderline avant-garde powerviolence-infused hardcore to the unwashed masses of the West Coast. Follow after the break for the dates and official tour flyer.
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Russian Circles have premiered the title and closing track to their forthcoming album, Memorial (October 29), over at Rolling Stone. ”Memorial” is a beautifully melancholic track dripping with luscious ambiance that is only heightened by the inclusion of Chelsea Wolfe’s vocals. Bassist Brian Cook had this to say about the track:
We’ve toured with Chelsea and are all big fans,” Cook says. “We felt like her work and what we do is stylistically different, but thematically it fits. We’re both more sad and grind-you-into-the-dirt-with-misery. We went through so many permutations of that song, we got into this idea of doing a reprise like one of those albums that starts off and ends at the same spot. Like Pink Floyd’s Animals: open with a stripped down version of the song and end with the full band song.
Head over to Rolling Stone to check out the track now and be sure to have tissues handy.