Influential Philadelphia metal act Starkweather have released a three minute unmastered excerpt of a new track entitled “Divided By Zero” over on their Purevolume page. The track is the first taste of new material that is slated to be released sometime in 2015, according to the band. The excerpt itself features a lot of grumbling, sludge riffs accompanied by hypnotic, spiraling solo work. Check it out for yourself at this location.
Placentia, CA straight edge hardcore outfit Enough Said (featuring members of Twitching Tongues, Disgrace and Pocketknife) are currently streaming their long-awaited debut EP Heritage Day in full, the group’s first official release following demos in 2010 and 2013. Featuring five tracks composed of equal parts early New York hardcore and X-Claim! Records, Heritage Day is available now for order from Thick Skin Records and Fight ‘Em All Records and will see its official record release on September 6th at Fullerton’s Programme Skate & Sound alongside local peers Fury, Discrepancy and Forced Order alongside visiting Baltimore fiends, Mindset. Stream Heritage Day in full below, download it free here and purchase it from Fineprint Records here, Fight ‘Em All Records here or pick it up direct at the record release show.
9/6 – Mindset, Enough Said (Record Release Show), Forced Order, Fury and Discrepancy @ Programme Skate & Sound In Fullerton, California
Wisconsin post/black metal outfit Bereft have released a new track from their forthcoming album, Lost Ages, which is due out on November 18th via Silent Pendulum Records. The new track is the nearly seven minute “Loss” and it combines melancholy-ridden black metal riffs with post-metal gruff, sludge metal groove and post-rock cinematics into one enthralling little number. You can check out the track for yourself after the break.
Connecticut post-rock/emo collective The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die have announced the release of a new eight track EP. The new EP, which will be released on October 7th, will be entitled Between Bodies and will be a collaborative effort between the band and spoken-word artist Chris Zizzamia. The release’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
The band will also be heading out on tour this Fall with support from You Blew It!, Citizen, Hostage Claim, the Grizzly, Rozwell Kid and The Hotelier on select dates. Those dates can be found after the break as well.
Old Wounds have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Death Projection, over at Mass Appeal. The New Jersey metallic hardcore quartet bring you “Ritual”, a track that churns raw, aggressive riffs that will snap many a neck in under two-minutes. Head over to Mass Appeal to check it out now.
Death Projection will be released on September 16th via Good Fight Music. Pre-orders can be placed here. In case you missed, stream the track “Dead Beat Blues” here.
Swedish fully-improvisational progressive rockers My Brother The Wind have released a new trailer for their forthcoming album, Once There Was a Time When Time and Space Were One, which is due out on October 14th. The clip previews some material from the upcoming record, and it sounds like it will be quite the epic affair. You can check out the trailer after the break.
Birmingham-based metallers Anaal Nathrakh have announced the release of their anticipated new full length and follow up to their critically-lauded 2012 album, Vanitas. The new album, which was once again produced by the band’s own Mick Kenney, will be entitled Desideratum and will be released on October 24th (GAS), 27th (Rest of Europe) and the 28th (North America) via Metal Blade. The album’s artwork, track listing and a stream of the new track “Idol” can be found after the break.
Out of the blue, Greensboro, NC grindcore/crust unit Torch Runner have returned, along with details for their upcoming sophomore LP, Endless Nothing, which if the debut single “Godlust” is any sign, signals only an amplification of brutalistic quality for the group. Due out September 30th via Southern Lord Records, Endless Nothing is an effort “reaching new depths of auditory violence”, according to the group’s press release. As the evidence stands so far, I believe it. Check out the new track “Godlust” along with full album artwork and tracklistings for Endless Nothing below.
Dublin, Ireland metallic hardcore outfit Frustrationhave released a music video for the crushing title track of their upcoming EP, I Don’t Think God Heard Me, which will be up for pre-order this Sunday via German record label Farewell Records. In addition, Frustration are kicking off a European tour with peers Niburu next week. Check out the video for “I Don’t Think God Heard Me” along with full details for that tour below. Continue reading →
Death metal legends Obituary will be releasing the highly anticipated Inked In Blood in October and the band has unleashed the first single off of the album: “Visions In My Head.” It’s a heavy chugging beast and it’s definitely the Obituary I love. Check out the track below and tell me you’re not excited for this massive release. Enjoy the stream. Continue reading →
Next week Yob will unleash the doomiest of doom in the form of their new album Clearing The Path to Ascend and if you haven’t been keeping up with the amazing new tracks the band has already released, then now is a great time to jump in. Clearing The Path To Ascend is streaming in full right now and you can hear it over on Pitchfork. Go check it out and be sure to pick it up when it’s released on September 2nd.
Code Orange have premiered their highly-anticipated new record, I Am King, over at Consequence of Sound. The album will officially be released on September 2nd via Deathwish, Inc. But for those of us who couldn’t wait any longer, Consequence of Sound is helping us satiate our appetites. The album is quite the contrast, for the most part, to the group’s previous efforts. I Am King shows a lot more straight-forward metal-influence and some emphasis on groove. Check it out for yourself and tell us what you think.
Portland trio Sloths have premiered the opening cut from their forthcoming Twenty Years EP over at Metal Underground. The track is entitled “Elegy” and in under three minutes in length it churns out a procession of melodic, high octane riffs that run the gamut of post-hardcore, metallic hardcore and everything in between. Check out the track for yourself over at Metal Underground.
Twenty Years will be available digitally this Friday, August 29th. A physical release is due out in October through The Ghost is Clear, Don’t Live Like Me and Illuminasty Records.
Avantgarde rockers Kayo Dot will release their new album Coffins On Io in October and the band is currently streaming their new track “Library Subterranean,” which you can hear below. This is a pretty phenomenal track and it absolutely flies by and doesn’t seem like it was even close to eight and a half minutes long. Check out “Library Subterranean” after the jump or blow your brains out. Continue reading →