Whenever Aaron Turner attaches his name to a musical project, people take notice. Whether it be the forward-thinking metal compositions of Isis, the sludgy monkey-business of Old Man Gloom, the haunting drones of Mamiffer, the hardcore-tinged debauchery of Split Cranium and others, it’s hard to deny Turner’s musical prowess. So when Sumac was announced, everyone, including myself, was instilled with insurmountable excitement. Turner is joined by the equally proficient Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, etc) and Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists), and the end-result is absolutely tremendous.Brimming with complexity and colossal heaviness, The Deal delivers the all the goods in a jam-packed 54-minute duration.
You know SUMAC, that killer supergroup that we have been harping on about? Well, the time has come for you to stream the bands entire debut album The Deal! The band has teamed up with MetalSucks to bring you a full stream and trust me, it’s fucking tits. Do you like your music slow and noisy with dooming sludge droning madness? Well, SUMAC is the band for you. Boasting former members of ISIS and current members of Baptists and Russian Circles, this shit is bananas. Check out the album below. Continue reading →
SUMAC, the band formed by members of Botch, Isis and Baptists will be releasing their highly anticipated debut album The Deal next month and the band is currently streaming a down-tuned and dirty track titled “Blight’s End Angel.” The track was premiered over on Rolling Stone, but I have embedded it after the jump for you all to enjoy. Get busy streamin’. Continue reading →
Sumac, the new project featuring Isis‘ Aaron Turner and Baptists‘ Nick Yacyshyn (and features bass work from Russian Circles‘ Brian Cook), have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album The Deal over at Noisey. The new track is the nine-minute “Thorn In The Lion’s Paw” and it is, to quote Noisey, heavier than a bag of hammers. The track starts off with creeping piano chords that set the stage for a huge, lurching riff to come into view. As the song progresses, the instrumentation picks up pace and becomes sludgier and more volatile (much like that of sister band Old Man Gloom) and eventually ends in a piano-accompanied, noisy yet melodic dirge. Just check it out for yourself over at Noisey now.
The Deal will be released on February 3rd via Profound Lore and SIGE.
Baptists released a spectacularly heavy new album titled Bloodmines earlier this year and the band has now unloaded a music video for the albums title track. I absolutely love this band and I really love this album, so take the time to check out the creativity of Baptists. Check out the “Bloodmines” video below. Word. Continue reading →
Sumachave released the official album trailer for their debut release, The Deal, which is due out on February 3rd via Profound Lore and SIGE Records. If you can recall, Sumac is made up of Aaron Turner (Isis), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists) and features bass work from Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, etc). Let Sumac tease you with post-metal goodness after the break.
Sumac will be providing support for Deafheaven at The Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver on December 4th.
One of the raddest hardcore bands killing it right now is Baptists, who absolutely crush on every release they put out. I think the bands pending release Bloodmines might be their best yet and to further prove my point, the band is currently streaming their new track “Calling,” which you can hear after the jump, thanks to Metal Injection. I love this mid-paced crusher and I can’t wait to hear the rest of Bloodmines! Stream below. Continue reading →
Ex-Isis member Aaron Turner recently announced his newest musical venture between himself and Baptist drummer Nick Yacyshyn. The duo are calling themselves Sumac and have recently completed their first record, The Deal, which will be released via Profound Lore and SIGE Records in February 2015. The album was recorded by Mell Dettmer and the band themselves and was mixed by Kurt Ballou. Turner stated that he wanted to pursue Sumac as a fully functional band, with plans to play live in the near future and continue writing/recording thereafter. The bass work on the album was provided by Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, etc), who will hopefully become a touring member of the band when possible.
Turner also provided the track listing to the record, which can be seen below. Audio clips are expected to be released sometime next month.
Vicious hardcore visionaries Baptists will be releasing what is sure to be one of the most ferocious albums of the year in the form of Bloodmines, which is due out in October and the band has given us all a glimpse as to what is in store for us. Baptists have baptized us in glass and sawdust with their new track “Harm Induction” which you can hear after the jump. Stream it or fuck off. Continue reading →
Baptists have announced the release of their sophomore album and follow up to their critically lauded 2013 debut, Bushcraft. The new album, which was recorded yet again by Kurt Ballou, will be entitled Bloodmines and will see a release through Southern Lord sometime this September. An official street date and other information is slated to be released in the coming months. In the meantime, feel free to stream Bushcraft after the break.
A while back CVLT Nation started doing their CVLT Nation Sessions, in which they would enlist numerous bands to cover albums in full. Thus far, Black Sabbath‘s Masters Of Reality has been Cvltified and so has Discharge‘s Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing. Well, there is no slowing down The CVLT, the site has just released it’s third installation in the form of Misfits‘ Earth A.D.! Bands like Baptists, Xaphan, Woes and more have all come together to cover one of the greatest bands there has ever been. Check out a stream of the album below. Continue reading →
Vancouver hardcore punks, Baptists, officially released their new record Bushcraft yesterday. You can give the new album a test run by streaming it in full over at Exclaim. If you liked any hardcore albums Southern Lord put over the past few years then you will enjoy this. I personally didn’t care too much for it but apparently Ross and I am sure you are more inclined to value his opinion more than mine. So, stream it now!
I fell in love with Baptists when they released their first EP and I sat quietly, awaiting their next release. It has been almost two years and finally my time has come. The time has come for Baptists to release their debut full-length. Before even going into this album I knew it would be filled with blistering crust, feedback and filth stacked on top of filth. How did I know this? Because I couldn’t see a Baptists album unfolding any other way. Could you? Continue reading →
Vancouver based hardcore band, Baptists, have premiered a new track via Brooklyn Vegan. The track is called “Think Tank Breed” and it is a minute and a half of face ripping crusty hardcore that will beat you into a senseless bloody and heap and leave you begging for more. The track comes from their upcoming record, Bushcraft, which will see a release via Southern Lord on February 19th. Stream the track below and check out the new album’s track listing.
Featuring bands like Eyehategod, All Pigs Must Die, Noothgrush, Trap Them and Early Graves as well as many, many more, how can you not want something like this? The Power of The Riff Mixtape is brought to you by Southern Lord Records in preparation for a string of West Coast shows on August 13th, 15th, 16th and 18th. Along with the aforementioned bands, this is an amazing line-up. I mean, come one, just look at the cover, how are you not downloading this yet? If you live on the West Coast and would like more information on The Power Of The Riff, go here. Below you can find the full track list and download link.