Southern heathens Eyehategod, arguably one of the greatest bands there has ever been, will unleashed their new, self-titled album this May and the band has just unveiled a wicked piece of it. The song “Agitation! Propaganda!” has been revealed and it’s sludgecore madness is enough to get me psyched up for this beast. You can check out a lyric video for the track after the jump. Yeeeeeah. Continue reading
Robotic Empire will be releasing a tribute to Nirvana’s classic album, In Utero, as their 100th release and as part of their 15th year anniversary. The album, In Utero: In Tribute, will be released digitally and on vinyl on April 19th as a part of Record Store Day. The album will feature the likes of Thursday, These Arms Are Snakes, Daughters, Young Widows and more covering one song from the album. Robotic Empire head honcho Andy Low said the following of the tribute:
It has been a privilege to introduce so many unique bands to likeminded freaks over the past 15 years. Looking back at what’s transpired almost seems unreal, and even with a shameful carbon footprint of many thousand plastic circles – I can safely say that it has been an honor to work with the artists we have, and a hearty thank you is due to all who’ve listened thus far. I genuinely hope you’ll enjoy this tribute to one of the bands who first showed me the strange side of music. Nirvana was truly one of the greats, and we’ve done our best to craft an appropriate homage to so many people’s all-time favorite band
Digital pre-orders can be purchased on iTunes now. You can view the track listing after the break.
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Circle Takes the Square have announced an extensive Spring U.S. tour that will focus on the Western portion of the nation. The band will play roughly 30 U.S. cities, including a spot on the Skeletal Lightning Fest in Urbana, Illinois. The band will be joined by Loma Prieta and Calculator on select dates of the tour. You can find the touring schedule, as it currently stands, after the break.
Rhode Island doomsayers, Pilgrim, have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album over at Invisible Oranges. The new track is the nine-minute, fuzz laden doom epic “Void Worship” and will appear on the new record, II: Void Worship, which is out on April 1st in North America. Pre-order your copy here and stream the new track over at Invisible Oranges.
In case you missed it, you can stream the previously released track ,”The Paladin”, here. You can also check out Pilgrim’s remaining tour dates with Spirit Caravan after the break.
The legendary doom metal kings, Saint Vitus, have announced a string of special tour dates in honor of their 35 years of service. The band will be performing their classic album, Born To Late, in its entirety on all stops on the tour. The band will also be supported by Portland’s Sons of Huns on all stops as well. You can check out the tour dates after the break.
Tennessee’s instrumental sludge duo, Black Tar Prophet, have revealed the details on their forthcoming sophomore album. The nine-track album is entitled Deafen and will see a release on April 19th via Domestic Genocide. The album was tracked live with Max Otworth (Lysura, etc) at Sonic Hex Recording Compound, and the rawness definitely shows through. Bassist Greg Swinehart comments:
When we tracked this album, we planned on keeping a strong, raw, live sound. We didn’t want an overproduced sounding record. We don’t want to be the same shit as all the other bands out there. People like us or hate us. And fuck it either way. The backbone behind Black Tar Prophet is hate mixed with a big fuck you. We’re not trying to jump on any bandwagon. We play what we like. And whatever genre it is, we don’t care. We are happy working with Domestic Genocide and hope to provide more noise before 2015, book as many shows as we can, and stay active, as we have been the past three years.
You can check out the artwork and track listing after the break. You can also get your first taste of the impending bass and drum madness by streaming the opening track, “Dethroned”, at this location.
Portland’s crusty doom outfit, Nux Vomica, have premiered a new lengthy excursion over at Noisey. The new track is the nearly 13 minute-long “Sanity Is for the Passive”, which effectively combines crust punk, doom, sludge, and death metal into a punishing, yet melodic experience. The new track will appear on the group’s forthcoming self-titled album, which is due out on March 28th (Germany/Benelux), March 31st (UK/World), and April 1st (North America). Pre-orders can be found here. Check out the new track over at Noisey and stream previously released track, “Reeling”, here.
It’s time to get your teeth knocked in! Invisible Oranges have premiered the new Ringworm album, Hammer of the Witch, for your streaming enjoyment. These 13 tracks aren’t due out until next Tuesday, March 18th, but you can start moshing around in your parents’ basement a week in advance. Head over to Invisible Oranges to stream it and order your copy here.
Noisey have premiered the forthcoming third full length album from Michigan post-hardcore band La Dispute, Rooms of the House. The album officially comes out next Monday, March 18th via Better Living Records, with pre-orders still being offered here. If it’s anything like their previous released album, Wildlife, then it is sure to take an emotional toll on you. Head over to Noisey to stream it now.
Indianapolis purveyors of dread-tinged blackened doom (AKA evil sounding stuff), Coffinworm, are currently streaming their new album in advance over at Stereogum. The new album, “IV.I.VIII”, will officially be released next Tuesday, March 19th. But, you can get your life smashed into bits a little bit early now if you’re a tad impatient. Head over to Stereogum to stream it now, you’ll be glad you did.
Cult Leader (Ex-Gaza) have announced an extensive Spring U.S. tour in support of their forthcoming debut EP, Nothing For Us Here, which is out on April 15th via Deathwish, Inc. The band will also be touring alongside Nashville’s Yautja, who are supporting their recently released debut full length, Songs of Descent. The tour dates, as they stand currently, can be viewed after the break. Go to a show and be merry!
Full of Hell have announced a ten city East Coast U.S. tour with Toronto’s Column of Heaven and Cleveland noise act Nyodene D. The tour will run from April 24th to May 3rd, concluding in Toronto. Below you will find the tour dates as they stand currently.
FULL OF HELL Tour w/ Column Of Heaven, Nyodene D:
4/24/2014 TBA – Buffalo, NY w/ Gas Chamber
4/25/2014 TBA – Boston, MA w/ Cleansing Wave
4/26/2014 AS220 – Providence, RI w/ Fucking Invincible
4/27/2014 Silent Barn – New York, NY w/ The Communion
4/28/2014 The Gütah – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Fleshtemple
4/29/2014 Secret Location – Philadelphia, PA w/ Backslider
4/30/2014 TBA – Washington, DC w/ DOC
5/01/2014 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Slices
5/02/2014 Yonka House – Detroit, MI w/ Dead Church
5/03/2014 Soybomb – Toronto, ON w/ Wastoids, Cvntpvnt
Full of Hell have also confirmed a harsh noise split 12″ with the likes of Psywarfare, that is currently being prepped for Record Store Day (April 19th). The A-side will feature a new psychotic noise number from Full of Hell entitled “Thee Insurmountable Wall”, while the B-side will house a 21 minute piece from Psywarfare called “The Exotic Sounds of…”. The artwork for both sides of the split can be viewed after the break.
Icelandic death metal outfit, Beneath, have released the official details on their forthcoming sophomore full length. The new record will bear the title The Barren Throne and will see a release through Unique Leader on April 29th. This will mark the band’s first release with new vocalist, Benedikt Nathanael Bjarnason, who joined the band in June of 2013. On the album itself, guitarist Johann Ingi comments:
We are truly thrilled to be releasing our second full-length on Unique Leader Records. During the writing and recording of The Barren Throne, every single member of the band has surpassed themselves, taking the album to another level. The album is tighter, more focused and doesn´t give an inch when it comes to sheer brutality. We are inspired by many different genres of extreme music and on this record we sought to embrace this and transcend the need to adhere to the common boundaries of the technical death metal genre. This has resulted in what we feel is our most dynamic and relevant release yet.
Below you will find the album’s official artwork and track listing, as well as a track from the band’s previous album Enslaved By Fear.
Dutch eclectic metal wizard, Mories (Gnaw Their Tongues, etc), has announced the release of the third record under his Cloak of Altering project. The new album will carry the title Plague Beasts and will see a release through Crucial Blast on April 29th. The project combines twisted, mangled metal riffing, with waves of intense electronics and synths. It’s like the soundtrack to a SNES game from the bowels of Hell. You can check out the album’s artwork, track listing and title track after the break.
New York’s Grey Skies Fallen have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming fourth full length album, The Many Sides of Truth, over at No Clean Singing. The band effectively combines progressive, doom, and death metal into a hypnotic brand of heavy goodness which can witness in this new, nearly 10 minute jam, entitled “Ritual of the Exiter”. You can stream the track over at No Clean Singing now or after the break along with previously released track, “Of the Ancients”.
The Many Sides of Truth will be released on April 29th. Pre-orders can be purchased at this location. As an added treat, the band’s entire back catalog can be downloaded for free via their official website.