UFOMAMMUT Announce North American Tour

[photo by Andrea Tomas Prato]

Italian doom trio Ufomammut have announced their first ever North American tour in support of their forthcoming album, Ecate. The trek will begin in May, following their European tour, and will see support from Portland’s Usnea. Those tour dates, as well as the fourth behind-the-scenes video featurette for their new album, can be found below.

Ecate will be released on March 31 via Neurot Recordings.

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SUBURBAN SCUM Announce Debut Full Length

[SUBURBAN SCUM with Will Putney – photo by Sean Sullivan]

New Jersey hardcore outfit Suburban Scum have announced the release of their debut full length record. The new LP was tracked by Will Putney (Body Count, The Acacia Strain, etc) at The Machine Shop and will be released through Closed Casket Activities this summer. An official album title and street date are expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Early next month, Suburban Scum will embark on a U.S. tour alongside Expire and Rotting Out that will include appearances at South By So What?! in Grand Prairie, Texas, as well as the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts. Those dates can be found after the break.

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PSYCROPTIC Release Music Video For “Cold”

Psycroptic-PsycropticPsycroptic will release their new self-titled album next month and the band has released a new music video to up the ante on the excitement. The video is for the bands song “Cold,” which is available right now on iTunes. The track is really rad, although I am not blown away by the video. You can check out the video below. G’day!     Continue reading

Black Metallers SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY Release New Album “Family Tomb”

Shroud of DespondencyToday the Wisconsin black metal troop released their “final album” and left it raw and uncut, like good hardcore porn. Shroud of Despondency released the album known as “Family Tomb” today on their Bandcamp page. I jammed it and was pleasantly greeted with all good things black metal including ominous guitar writing and keyboard driven atmospheric synth.

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YOB Announce Additional North American Tour Dates

[Photo by James Rexroad]

In addition to their upcoming trek with Enslaved and Ecstatic Vision in March, doomsayers Yob have announced additional tour dates surrounding that aforementioned tour. First of which is a one-off show with noise metal act Will Haven on March 3rd and nine dates with Witch Mountain after the Enslaved tour concludes. You can check out the tour dates as the currently stand after the break.

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TRENCHFOOT Signs To GLORY KID LTD., Debut LP Set For Spring Release


Glory Kid Ltd., home of such hardcore luminaries as Divider, Old Wounds, and Run With The Hunted (RIP), have announced the signing of Hudson Valley, NY-based
hardcore band Trenchfoot. Read on after the break for the deets.

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Review: ANATOMY OF HABIT – “Ciphers + Axioms”

Ciphers + Axioms cover art

When musical minds of various ilks come together, one can only assume that the byproduct of their union is one that is equally varied and experimental in scope. Anatomy of Habit is just that. The Chicago-based quintet is comprised of members who have shared their time in acts like Tortoise, Indian, Bloodyminded, Joan of Arc and Radar Eyes. With each member coming from a completely different musical background, what could their collective compositions sound like? The answer(s) is epic, dark, sprawling, traumatic and multifaceted. Ciphers + Axioms, the band’s proper sophomore full length is all of the adjectives previously listed and more. The 42 minute behemoth of an album effectively avoids being pigeonholed into one specific genre and provides enough twists and turns to keep the listener on the edge of their feet and interested despite the lengthy durations of the tracks.

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Review: FISSURE & GETS WORSE Split 7″

Two of the strongest up-and-coming powerviolence/fastcore bands decide to team up and release a 7″ together, you say? 9 songs in less than 8 minutes, you say?
Please, go on.

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