Review: SPYLACOPA – “Parallels”

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Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan, John LaMacchia of Candiria, Julie Christmas of Made Out of Babies and Jeff Caxide of Isis. Just the mere prospect of these musicians coming together would excite any fan of forward-thinking heavy music. In November of 2008, it happened with the first self-titled Spylacopa EP. The six-track release was commendable for deviating from the formulas of each of its members respective musical outlets in favor of something more accessible but no less heavy and catchy. A follow-up release was scheduled for 2011 but never came due to the passing of drummer Troy Young. Isis and Made Out of Babies broke up and Julie Christmas’ musical output stopped after her 2010 solo record, The Bad Wife, and her Coextinction Recordings release. Spylacopa was beginning to feel like a distant memory. But, not far into 2015, LaMacchia announces that the group’s long-delayed debut full-length will be released. Sure enough, March saw the unveiling of Parallels, a 40-minute tour de force of metallic eccentricity.     Continue reading

SUMAC Working On Second Full-Length Album

According to a recent Facebook update, Sumac (ex-Isis, Baptists, etc) have already begun work on their second full-length album and follow-up to this year’s critically-lauded The Deal. No other details have been provided as of yet. In the meantime, check out The Deal after the break in case you missed it.

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SUMAC Streaming New Album “The Deal”

12" Glued SleeveYou 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 Streaming New Track “Blight’s End Angel”

12" Glued SleeveSUMAC, 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

OLD MAN GLOOM Streaming Both Parts Of New Album “Ape Of God”

ApeOfGod1_750-608x608Old Man Gloom will be releasing not one, but two new albums, both under the Ape Of God title, tomorrow and if you can’t wait that long, both of the albums are currently streaming! That’s right, Old Man Gloom in all of their gloomy sludge-ness streaming for you right now. I have listened to both albums now and I can honestly say that they are both phenomenal. Check out the streams after the jump.      Continue reading

OLD MAN GLOOM Documentary “Here Is A Gift For You” Now Playing

OLD MAN GLOOM Announce New Record!Lane and I have been enamored with Old Man Gloom for a good while now. We love the ape-inspired sludgy mayhem and all that comes with it. Well, Noisey recently released a forty-five minute documentary about the band and it’s pretty great. You can watch the entire doc after the jump. If you’ve ever seen any of Noisey’s past docs, you know that they do not half ass anything. Check it out.     Continue reading

OLD MAN GLOOM Streaming New Track “Predators”

Old Man Gloom (Ex-Isis, Converge, Cave In) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Ape of God, over at Noisey. The new track is the six minute “Predators” and being subjected to its sludge-ridden riffs, which are propelled by Caleb Scolfield’s (Cave In, Zozobra) gruff vocals, is like being flattened under a train repeatedly. Feel free to stream the new track after the break and check out previously released track, “The Lash”, if you missed it.

The Ape of God will be released on November 11th. A documentary film on the band is slated to premiere this Thursday, October 9th. The trailer for that film can be seen after the break as well.

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