I was a big fan of Conducting From the Grave‘s 2009 album When Legends Become Dust. I didn’t really listen to Revenants because I was a bigger fan of Lou Tanuis’ vocals, but also because it just slipped under my radar while other albums trampled into my brain. I hadn’t really heard anything about the band in a while when I recently learned they had parted ways with Sumerian Records (whether forcefully or willingly, it is unclear) and had started a Kickstarter campaign to release their third album in a “true DIY fashion.” Continue reading »
It has never been a secret that rapid-fire rapper Tech N9ne has been influenced by hard rock and heavy metal. He has stated it himself in interviews and his biographical videos. I know what you’re thinking: just because he says he likes the music doesn’t mean he is truly a fan. Well, the most recent news dealing with Tech N9ne‘s forthcoming album Something Else shows Tech bringing a huge name from the metal community onto his album. Continue reading »
Stomach Earth, the new project from The Red Chord’s Mike “Gunface” McKenzie, will release its self titled debut on June 28th, which is in just a few weeks! The album will see a release through Black Market Activities and will feature seven new tracks:
01 – Void Angel Ritual
02 – Watchers
03 – Haunted By The Living
04 – Prolong The Death Watch
05 – The One They Fear
06 – Reaching the Threshold
07 – Claimed
Pre-orders for the record can be purchased here. You can also jam Stomach Earth’s crushing track “Watchers”, which also appeared on a Deathwish sampler earlier this year, below along with the album’s cover art.
In addition to their upcoming tour with Dying Fetus, the band also revealed the
dirty bloody details on their forthcoming album. The new album has been assigned the title Necrocracy and will see a release on August 6th in North American, August 2nd in Germany/Benelux, and August 5th in the UK and beyond. Necrocracy will carry the following track listing:
The Polish grindcore act, Squash Bowels, will release their sixth studio album on July 2nd in North America via Self Made God. The album is humorously titled Grindcoholism and will feature fourteen pummeling new tracks:
Grindcoholism Track Listing:
3. The Theater
5. The Second…
6. Inclinations To…
9. Naked Positive Act
10. La Mienta
12. Litany Of Hungry
13. Foreign Will
Pre-orders for the effort can be found here. Squash Bowels have also released the first single from the album, the overbearing beastly “The Second…”. You can stream that bowel squashing (heh) track after the jump as well as view the album’s artwork.
Iwrestedabearonce have released the first official single from their upcoming album Late for Nothing, which will be released on August 6th. The new track is called “Thunder Chunky” and in true IWABO fashion, combines electronica, metalcore and tech metal into a wacky package. Late for Nothing will be the first album to feature new vocalist Courtney LaPlante, whom I think sounds better than their previous frontwoman, Krysta Cameron. Go ahead and stream the new single below.
The lineup for Southern Lord’s Power of the Riff festival has officially been revealed. The event will take place on August 9th and 10th at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles, California. Tickets for the epic event will go on sale this Saturday June 15th at this location. Check out the full line up below.
A new press release from UK label Rocket Girl reveals that Irish post-rock aficionados, God is An Astronaut, will be releasing their seventh full length album this year. The new record will be entitled Origins and will see a release on September 16th through the aforementioned label. The press release states that the new album will feature a new vocal direction and a more experimental guitar approach. You can read the full press release after the jump and if you are interested, you can stream their amazing album All is Violent, All is Bright as well.
Norma Jean have announced that their upcoming sixth full length album will be entitled Wrongdoers and will see a release on August 6th via Razor & Tie. The new album will contain the following track listing:
- “Hive Minds”
- “If You Got It At Five, You Got It At Fifty”
- “The Potter Has No Hands”
- “Sword In Mouth, Fire Eyes”
- “Afterhour Animals”
- “The Lash Whistled Like a Singing Wind”
- “Neck in the Hemp”
- “Funeral Singer”
- “Sun Dies, Blood Moon”
Pre-orders are currently being offered at this location in a variety of bundles. Among these is a limited edition 3.5″ record containing the B-sides “AHHH! SHARK BITE AHHH! and “Chug At Three”. Below you can find the official album trailer, which reveals the artwork and previews an awesome sounding new track. Check it out!
Grindcore and baseball appear to go hand in hand. Who would have guessed? Riley Breckenridge of Thrice, Ian Miller and Jonathan Howell of Kowloon Walled City, and Mike Minnick of Curl UP & Die have announced their involvement in a new baseball themed grindcore project. The project has reportedly been dubbed Puig Destroyer after Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers and obviously good ol’ Pig Destroyer. Here is the official word from Riley himself:
East Coast, prepare to have your socks rocked off because Loma Prieta is coming to town. The band have announced a hand full of East Coast U.S. tour dates with Fucking Invincible (Daughters, etc) with Full of Hell appearing on select dates. You would be crazy not to go to one of the following shows.
Swedish black-metallers, Watain, have released the official details on their upcoming album The Wild Hunt. The album will see a release on August 20th in North America on His Master’s Noise/Century Media and will carry the following track listing:
- “Night Vision”
- “De Profundis”
- “Black Flames March”
- “All That May Bleed”
- “The Child Must Die”
- “They Rode On”
- “Sleepless Evil”
- “The Wild Hunt”
- “Ignem Veni Mittere”
- “Holocaust Dawn”
The album’s first single, “All That May Bleed”, will see a digital and limited edition 7″ release on June 25th. Check out the album’s official artwork below.
As promised, Dying Fetus have announced their new North American that will commence this October. The slamming death-metallers will be supported by the likes of Exhumed, Devourment, Waking the Cadaver, Rivers of Nihil and Abiotic. Dates for the trek are as follows:
Japan’s death metal crew Coffins are streaming a new slamming track over at Pitchfork. Prepare yourself for churning, sludge-ridden grooves and guttural vocals from the bowels of hell on “Rotten Disciples”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming effort The Fleshland, which will see a release on July 9th on Relapse Records. Check out the track now and peep their upcoming Japan and European tour dates below.
Everyone knows Extol, right? Yeah, the band doesn’t need much introduction at this point. Their infectious, melodic metal is something that a lot of fans of heaviness dream about. Well, these Norwegian heavy-mongers are prepping the release of their first album in eight years! And guess what?! It’s fucking incredible! Continue reading »