Helmet will be playing a string of shows in February for the 20th anniversary of their album Betty. The band is booking no openers for any of the shows and the albums will be played in full at all stops, followed by a second set of fan favorite tracks. If you’ve been a fan of Helmet like Lane and I, I suggest you hit up one of these shows. Check out the dates below. Continue reading
Release Date: November 4th
Label: Brutal Panda Records
FFO: Pigs, War Brides
I was first introduced to Ladder Devils way back when they released their three-way split with Fight Amp and Kowloon Walled City. Back then, the band stood out to me, but I was fully invested in the pure awesomeness that is Kowloon. Today though, I cannot stop listening to Ladder Devils and for good reason. Even since the release of the aforementioned split, this band has truly grown and expanded upon their noisy, sludgy sound. The band recently released their new album Clean Hands and I’m here to talk about it. Lets get to it. Continue reading
Philadelphia band Nothing released their phenomenal record Guilty Of Everything in March and more recently the band released a split with the band Whirr, who also released an amazing album this year. Well, Nothing has released a music video off of the split and it’s pretty great as well. As a band who never does anything wrong, I am not surprised that the video is good. Check it out after the jump and be sure to pick up all three of the aforementioned albums. Continue reading
Full Of Hell and Merzbow announced a collaborative album a while back and if you, like me, have been dying to hear this monster, the time is now. The bands are currently streaming the album in full over on Pitchfork and if you do nothing else today, let it be this album. Trust me, this is something that you need to hear. Enjoy it here.
French malevolent hardcore/sludge quintet Cowards have released a new trailer for their forthcoming album, Rise To Infamy, which is due out on February 9th via Throatruiner. In clip features shots of the band performing and creepy, horror film-esque images set to the album’s dissonant third track, “Frustration (Is My Girl)”. The clip can be seen after the break along with the album’s artwork and track listing.
Montreal’s experimental rock act Lae have premiered the title track from their forthcoming debut full length, Break the Clasp, over at Decibel. The nearly eight minute track takes you by the hand and escorts you through a plethora of ever-evolving psychedelic pathways that are both serene as well as haunting. Check out the track for yourself at Decibel now and stream the previously-released track “Sister” in case you missed it.
Break the Clasp will be released on November 25th.
Straight-edge hardcore act Xtrmst, featuring members of AFI, has released a few very rad tracks off of their debut album and now they have revealed another. This band is killing it and I cannot wait to hear the album in full later today. Yes, it is available as of today. Rad! Stream “Swallow Your God” below. Continue reading
You know that phenomenal Bloodbath album that I’ve been going on and on about? Well, if you’re getting tired of my words and want to hear the unholy wrath that is Grand Morbid Funeral, the time is now. The band has made the entire album available for streaming and you all need to stop and stream this bitch. Get blasted! Continue reading
Red Fang are very well known for their amazing music videos and their latest is no exception. The band unleashed their animated music video for their track “Crows In Swine” and it’s just as great as you want it to be. The track comes off of Red Fang‘s most recent offering Whales And Leeches, available now via Relapse Records. Check out “Crows In Swine” below. Continue reading
Swedish death metal act Bloodbath, teamed with Paradise Lost‘s Nick Holmes, will unleash their album Grand Morbid Funeral next week and, to pump up the fans even more, they have release a new music video. The video is for the bands track “Church Of Vastitas” and it premiered over on Noisey. You can check out the video after the jump and see if it excites you as much as it does me. Continue reading
So, I’ve never heard the name Thorr-Axe before (that I know of anyway), but this band is fucking destructive. Like, only a few seconds in and I was hooked on this band. Their ravaging style of pulverizing doom is heartwarming (ironically) and their new album Gates Of Winter is definitely going to crush some skulls. Don’t know what the fuck I’m babbling about or want to hear some Thorr-Axe? Click on over after the jump and see what MetalSucks have brought to us all. Continue reading
I love a good live music video with great production value and I love Revocation. Is it shocking that these two things can coincide? Nah. Revocation are a spectacular band who have never let me down and I’m really digging the bands music video for their new albums title track: “Deathless.” You can check out the pro-as-fuck video after the jump. Continue reading
Oakland, California based avant-metal act Dimesland have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full length, Psychogenic Atrophy, over at Stereogum. The track, entitled “Dying Foretold”, is three minutes of disjunctive, noisy and complex riffs that contort and spiral about with the goal of psychological damage in mind. Stream the track for yourself at Stereogum now.
Psychogenic Atrophy will be released on December 9th. Stream another new track, “Are They Cannibals?”, after the break.
Detroit’s off-kilter punks Child Bite have released a new track from their forthcoming Strange Waste EP over at Invisible Oranges. The track, entitled “Molestation of the Arts”, spirals about in a manic, drug-induced fashion . It’s odd and catchy in the best ways possible. Vocalist Shawn Knight comments on the lyrical nature of the track:
“I am an artist and a designer. I often have internal debates about where the line is between the two; what is pure art, the difference between art and design, and is it ok for the two to blend. Sometimes it’s clear, sometimes not so much. This song is a very cynical critique on the art director/ad agency side of things, coming from an artist’s point of view. One way of looking at advertising is that it’s pure manipulation; a commercial’s job is to sell you a product or service; to make you want it more than the other options available. One tactic agencies use is hijacking whatever the latest trends are to seem hip… This way whatever they are selling comes off as ‘cool.’ Cool sells. That’s what this tune is about; major corporations attempting to appear trendy in order to trick people out of their money.”
Stream the new track over at Invisible Oranges and check out their video for “Ancestral Ooze” after the break.
Hollow Earth (Shai Hulud, Enabler) have premiered their debut full length, Silent Graves, over at Invisible Oranges. The album is available now via Panic Records and can be purchased at this location. While you’re forking over your credit card information, stream these nine tracks of dismal hardcore over at Invisible Oranges now. You’ll be glad you did.