The aggressive, proggy new project called Moon Tooth will release their debut album Chromaparagon in February. This album is already garnering buzz and it is definitely going to be something to keep your eye on. The band has just released a new track titled “Queen Wolf,” which you can stream below. It’s really cool and I recommend sitting back and enjoying it. Continue reading
Doom destroyers The Moth Gatherer will release their new record The Earth Is The Sky on Friday and the band has just released a lyric video for their track “Attacus Atlas,” which is a wonderful song. I’m really digging The Earth Is The Sky and I think all of you readers will enjoy it also. Check out “Attacus Atlas” below. Continue reading
One of my all time favorite bands is the cinema-grind act Graf Orlock. They’re music is wild, chaotic and fucking insane. The band will be releasing their new EP Crime Traveler next year and if you want a dose of it right now, then I’ve got amazing news for you. Graf has unleashed a new track titled “A Descent Proposal In A Shitty Alley” and you want/need this in your life. Check it out below, via Noisey. Continue reading
Spinebreaker are one of those phenomenal bands who perfectly blend old school death metal and crusty hardcore. This is definitely one of my favorite genres, which was also recently perfected by Skinfather. Spinebreaker also absolutely kill it and to prove it, the band is currently streaming their new track “River Of Pain,” which comes off of the bands debut album Ice Grave. Check out the track below via Blow The Scene. Continue reading
LA’s Silver Snakes have announced the release of their third full-length album and follow-up to 2013’s Year of the Snake. The new record will be titled Saboteur and will be released on February 12 via Pelagic Records (Europe) and Evil Ink Records (U.S.). Additionally, a new track titled “Raindance” premiered at Brooklyn Vegan.Vocalist Alex Estrada comments on the new record and track:
Saboteur is a record summed up by its title. It’s about sabotage, it’s about using direct action to accomplish a goal. It can be applied to many situations : Personal, Political etc. it’s about having the passion to do absolutely whatever it takes to make a point even if it’s potentially harmful.
“Raindance” was one of the first songs written for the record. It’s the follow up track to a song we previously released called “Sundance” which was about being caught up in abusive relationships. “Raindance” is about taking the plunge into new endeavors only to have voices from the past show up to steer you elsewhere. It’s the balance between sides, The person being torn down and the voice of negativity all speaking at once.
The album’s artwork, track listing and a stream of “Raindance” can be found after the break.
The band will join Coheed and Cambria and Glassjaw on tour in 2016. Those tour dates can be found below.
Celtic metal outfit Darkest Era have premiered their upcoming 7″ EP, Gods and Origins, at Invisible Oranges. The 7″ will be released Friday, November 20, via Cruz Del Sur Music and the band themselves and can be ordered here and here respectively. The 7″ featured a storming new number titled “Elohim” and a re-recording of an early track titled “An Dagda Awakens”. Guitarist Ade Mulgrew comments on the re-recording:
“Since it’s almost 10 years since myself and Sarah started playing guitar together, we decided to revisit one of the first songs we wrote, ‘An Dagda Awakens’. Written with the fiery energy (and perhaps naivety) of teenage metalheads making their first steps on their journey, we have breathed smoke and ashes into this old song and brought it screaming into the darkness.”
Stream the release at this location.
Savannah, Georgia’s Black Tusk have announced the release of their fifth full-length album. The new record is titled Pillars of Ash and will be released on January 29, 2016 via Relapse Records. The recordings are the last to feature late founding bassist Jonathan Athon, who died after a motorcycle accident on November 9, 2014. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, and a stream of its opening track, “God’s on Vacation”, can be streamed at NPR.
New York chaotic hardcore outfit Meek is Murder have unleashed a cover of the Metallica classic, “Blackened”. The track was originally released in celebration of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s birthday, November 17. In true Meek is Murder fashion, the track is a mere two minutes in length and hits all of the high points of the original. Stream it after the break.
Meek is Murder is currently writing their third full-length album.
[Photo by Greg Mason]
Denver-based rowdy post-hardcore outfit Muscle Beach have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled album at PopMatters. Titled “Pressure Kills”, the rambunctious track weaves together angular riffs, dissonant aggression, driving grooves and Blood Brothers-esque eccentricity. It’s a gloriously off-balance track. Stream it now.
Muscle Beach will be released on December 4 via Sailor Records.
U.K. noise/experimental legends Ramleh are currently streaming their upcoming double-disc album, Circular Time, at the Crucial Blast Bandcamp. The album will be officially be released on December 4 and can be purchased at the aforementioned link or here. Circular Time is a massive album that features a myriad of instrumentation and redefines what noise music can be. Check it out after the break.
Vision of Disorder have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Razed to the Ground, at Decibel. Titled “Electric Sky”, the new track churns out bouncing, Metalcore adjacent grooves and thrashing hardcore rhythms in abundance. Metallic, dissonant breakdowns and Alice in Chains-esque vocal melodies can also be heard in this storming tune. Check it out at this location.
Razed to the Ground will be released on November 27 via Candlelight Records. Pre-order here.
Polish crust purveyors Sturmovik are currently streaming their new full-length, Destination Nowhere, at the Selfmadegod Bandcamp. The record can be purchased at the aforementioned link or at this location. CDs will be made available in the U.S. via Selfmadegod’s stateside mailorder outlet, Earsplit Distro, November 27. Stateside pre-orders can be found here. Destination Nowhere is a pummeling must-listen for fans of Tragedy and the like. Stream it after the break.
Kansas City technical death metal outfit Ahtme (formerly The Roman Holiday) have announced they have signed with tech metal enthusiasts Unique Leader Records. The aforementioned label will be reissuing their first recording, The Demonization during the winter of 2016. The album was originally recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, etc) back in 2009, under the name The Roman Holiday, but never received an official release. The band also announced they have finished writing their first full-length as Ahtme. The band’s official statement can be found below along with a stream of The Demonization.
“We are excited to announce that we have signed a deal with Unique Leader. We can’t explain how awesome it is to be featured alongside all these incredible bands and such a talented roster of death metal musicians. Our first album as Ahtme is fully written and we are VERY quickly making progress in hammering out every little detail. We can’t wait to work with UL for these new releases and we hope to carve out a little home for ourselves here among all these other incredible artists! Thanks to everyone who has been a fan over the years and cheers to the future! Hail Ahtme!”
Chaotic hardcore heathens The Rodeo Idiot Engine will be releasing their highly anticipated new album Malaise next week, but the band want you to embrace the album by streaming a new track titled “Carrying Icons.” This is one of the nastiest, fiercest tracks I’ve ever heard from TRIE. Check out the track below, via CVLT Nation. Continue reading
Netherlands-based progressive rock outfit Our Oceans are currently streaming their recently released self-titled album on their official Bandcamp. The album collects former members of Cynic and current members of Exivious and Dodecahedron for a dreamlike, post-rock adjacent take on modern progressive rock. Check out the full album after the break.