Animals as Leaders have confirmed a new U.S. trek that will commence next month and extend through the middle of June. Support on the tour will come from fellow instrumental progressive acts Chon and Conquering Dystopia. You can check out the full schedule after the break as well as stream Animals as Leaders’ newest effort, The Joy of Motion.
Black Cobra have confirmed a handful of West Coast tour dates that will commence this May following an appearance at Stumpfest in Portland on April 26th. The five-city tour will see Black Cobra supported by The Cutthroats 9 (Unsane, etc) and Norwegian noise rockers Årabrot. The dates can be found after the break.
Black Cobra is currently working on new material. More musical updates are slated to be announced in the coming weeks.
Mastodon are currently streaming a new track from their forthcoming album, Once More Round the Sun, on their official website. The new track is entitled “High Road” and it combines a bit of that down-tuned sludge from Remission with the more melodic, almost “poppy” feel that The Hunter possessed at times. Well, listen for yourself here. The single looks like it will be available on April 29th.
Once More Round the Sun is scheduled to be released sometime this June.
One of the raddest deathsludge acts that have formed in the last few years has got to be Serpentine Path. Featuring members of Unearthly Trance, Winter, The Howling Wind and a former member of Electric Wizard, how would this super group not make amazingly killer sludge? Well, if you didn’t check out the bands debut album Serpentine Path, you can stream it here and check out my review here.
Once you’ve made yourself familiar, check out the bands new track “Disfiguring Colossus” after the jump. Holy damn. This is CRUSHING. N’joy. Continue reading
I don’t often post about bands signing to labels unless the bands are personal friends of mine, but UK’s The Hell have announced their signing in such a way that I don’t think there are many sites who haven’t/won’t be picking up on it. The band had Prosthetic’s co-founder E.J. Johantgen announce the bands signing while he was “being held against his own will.” See the video below. Continue reading
Chicago noise rockers Jar’d Loose have teamed up with Gear Gods to bring you a playthrough video of drummer Phil Hardman jamming out to the band’s new track “Carrion Guy”. The track will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, Turns 13, which is due out on May 27th. You can check out the video after the break.
Jar’d Loose will also be playing the following shows this weekend with Fuck the Facts:
Apr 18 – Oshkosh, WI @ The Underground
Apr 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
One of AAHQ’s favorite bands, Enabler have already rocked us with the first single off of their impending LP La Fin Absolue Du Monde and now they are kicking my ass with yet another killer jam. This track is called “New Life” and it completely destroys. Check it out after the jump, courtesy of Lambgoat, and get your brain bent. This is definitely a release that you need to keep your eyes open for.
Also, be sure to check out Zack’s interview with Enabler here and Enabler‘s tour dates alongside Eyehategod here. Continue reading
North Carolina’s Torch Runner are streaming a new track from their forthcoming album over at Toxicbreed’s Funhouse. The quick, but certainly not painless track is entitled “Feeding” and it will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, Committed to the Ground, which is due out on May 13th via Southern Lord. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break. Be sure to check out the new jam here.
Polish Death metal titans Vader will be releasing their new Tibi Et Igni next month and, in anticipation, the band has released a lyric video for their new track “Where Angels Weep.” This track is a positively crushing representation of what Vader have been doing for all these years. It’s fantastic. Check it out after the jump and enjoy.
Also, hooray for my 2,700th post! Continue reading
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
Kreig are a band that has evolved and expanded its sound many times since the Battlegod demo was released in 1996. The band has always captured my attention and I have always admired them. That’s why I got so excited when I found out that CVLT Nation was streaming the two tracks that will be available on the bands Record Store Day 7″ Isolation/Transmission. I mean, it’s Kreig! The band has transmuted itself to play a form of blackened post-rock on this release and it’s utterly phenomenal. Continue reading
Portland’s otherworldly sludge outfit, Prizehog, have announced a new string of Spring U.S. tour dates. The five week excursion will be in support of their most recent effort, Re-Unvent the Whool, and will extend from May 2nd to June 8th. The dates, as they stand currently, can be found after the break.
New York progressive metallers, Grey Skies Fallen, have released a new track over at Sea of Tranquility. The new track is the seven minute, sludgy opus “The Flame” and it will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, The Many Sides of Truth, which is due out on April 29th. CD and digital pre-orders can be obtained here, while LP pre-orders can be found here. Head over to Sea of Tranquility to stream the track now.
One man gloom machine, Tom Wasluck, has unleashed a new track over at Noisey under his Planning For Burial moniker. The new track is eight minute “Where You Rest Your Head At Night”; a track that combines shoegaze, post and black metal, and electronic music into a gloomy yet beautiful atmosphere. The track comes from his upcoming full length, Desideratum, which is due out on May 13th via The Flenser. Head over to Noisey to check it out now.
Winnipeg death metal outfit Psychotic Gardening have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Hymnosis, over at No Clean Singing. The track is entitled “Origin of the Infection” and it is a menacing little jam that utilizes its mechanic-like riffs to bash your brains in. Head over to No Clean Singing to check it out.
Hymnosis will be released on May 13th.