Chicagoan death metal trio Immortal Bird dropped their debut, four track EP Akrasia today through Closed Casket Recordings. Decibel is proud to be hosting an exclusive stream of the effort for all of you to enjoy. It’s dark, dissonant, a little progressive and technical, a tad bit doomy, but all around heavy. Head over to Decibel to stream it now and be sure to pick up a copy at this location.
Brooklyn Vegan have premiered the debut self-titled EP from Creepers; a project featuring Deafheaven’s Shiv Mehra and Daniel Tracy and members of White Cloud and Golden Drugs. The four track EP features a very spacey, colorful psychedelic rock sound that is very calming and smooth. Head over to Brooklyn Vegan to check it out and purchase the EP at Creepers’ Bandcamp.
Hot off the heels of this year’s Shift of Redemption EP, Enabler will be releasing yet another EP on October 1st via their Bandcamp page. The new EP, entitled Flies, will feature five new tracks and a cover of Sepultura’s “Arise”. Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber comments on the forthcoming effort:
The Ocean have confirmed that they are currently adding finishing touches on a new EP that will be released sometime next year. The new release will feature two left over songs from the band’s most recent, critically lauded album Pelagial. No other information has been given thus far. Stay tuned!
The doom and gloom crew of Black Sheep Wall will be hitting the studio June 29th to begin recording their new full length effort. As a precursor to the upcoming album, the band has released a three song EP ,entitled It Begins Again, which can be streamed below. This bone crushing twenty-two minute EP features vocals from former frontman Jeff Ventimiglia and replacement Trae Malone. Check it out after the jump.
The Florida based technical hardcore outfit Capsule have released, without any warning at all, a new five track EP on their Bandcamp. The new EP, entitled [A], features five roman numeral titled tracks that are just what you would expect from Capsule; stellar. This new release is the follow up to 2011′s solid No Ghost. You can purchase the new EP for five bucks and feel free to stream it below.
According to a recent interview, Norma Jean frontman Cory Brandan reveals that the band have pretty ambitious plans this year. Other than the new full length they are working on now, Norma Jean are planning to write and record another full length live in one week and write and record an EP in 24 hours and film the process. This is what the interview revealed about the upcoming efforts:
The Chicago riff-mangling trio of Lair of the Minotaur will celebrate their 10 year anniversary this year with a new EP! The band will release the new two-track EP, entitled Godslayer, on April 20th on Grind-House Records (Record Store Day). The new 7″ EP bears the new tracks “Godslayer” and “The Black Heart of the Stygian Drakonas”, both mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer), and will be limited to 300 copies with digital formats available as well. The band will also be playing a special record release show on April 20th at Reckless Records in Chicago. Be prepared for the thrashing! You can peep the EP’s artwork below if you so desire.
The malevolent Rhode Island duo of The Body are releasing a new EP this year via At a Loss Recordings. The Body have titled the new offering Master, We Perish and will contain the following three tracks:
1. The Ebb And Flow Of Tides In A Sea Of Ash
2. The Blessed Lay Down And Writhe In Agony
According to the band’s Facebook, the mighty Will Haven are officially working on a new EP. No specific details were given but I imagine the beans will be spilled within the coming weeks. I am super excited for this and Goodbye Black Sky, the project which features members of Will Haven. Check out their video for ”Carpe Diem” below and mosh.
Meshuggah have partnered with good ol’ Scion A/V to bring you a new two track EP entitled Pitch Black. The EP features the previously unreleased title track and a live recording of “Dancers to a Discordant System”, which was recorded live at Distortion Fest, Eindhoven, Netherlands in 2012 ”Pitch Black” is a six minute, hypnotic and atmospheric track that was recorded back in 2003 at Fear and Loathing in Stockholm by guitarist Fredrik Thordendal. I personally do not care for the track but my opinion doesn’t matter to you Meshuggahnauts. You can check out both tracks below and pick up the EP for free at this location.
According to a recent Facebook update, Converge will be lining up several releases this year. The band intends to release a Live on BBC Radio EP, a new DVD/Film project, a vinyl reissue of Caring & Killing through Hydra Head and much more. That’s all the information we have for now but stay tuned because it looks like Converge plans to make 2013 their bitch.
Mogwai will be releasing their score to the new French zombie centered television series, Les Revenants (loosely adapted from the 2004 film of the same name), on February 25th. The group have released a teaser EP of the soundtrack that features four tracks from the full release and can be purchased digitally on iTunes. For those who are interested in a physical release, a 10″ vinyl (limited to 2,000 copies) will be released on January 28th. Below are the track listings to both the EP and the full soundtrack below as well as a stream of each song from the aforementioned EP.
Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) has a brand new five song solo EP entitled Hit or Mystery due out later this year on Little Black Cloud Records. The outing was mixed by James Plotkin (Khanate) and will be released digitally and as a 12″ LP. The EP will feature 4 brand new songs and a Lee Hazelwood cover. If you have never heard Stephen’s solo stuff before then you are in for a real treat. His music spans the gamut of acoustic folk, ambient soundscapes, space rock and others that sound drastically different than Cave In. Check out one of his tracks below.