CULT LEADER To Record New Full Length With Kurt Ballou, Announce New 7″

Cult Leader have announced that they will be recording their debut full length in March with Kurt Ballou. The band will also be recording a new 7″ release with Andy Patterson next month. No other details have been released thus far. In the meantime, stream their debut EP Nothing For Us Here after the break if you missed it.

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KEN MODE Working On Film Score

According to Kurt Ballou’s (Converge, etc) Facebook page, KEN mode have entered Kurt’s own Godcity Studios once again to work on source material for Brian McOmber’s score to Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming film, Ugly. I am curious to see what “source material” they are working on and how it will translate into film. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available. But for now, jam KEN mode’s song “Never Was” below.

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ALL PIGS MUST DIE Headed To The Studio

According to a recent tweet, All Pigs Must Die will be entering Godcity Studios with Kurt Ballou to record their second full length album. No other information has been released as of yet but we will be sure to keep you in the loop. In the meantime, check out a tune by these crusty bastards below.

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KVELERTAK Detail New Album “Meir”

As previously reported, Kvelertak have been in the studio with Kurt Ballou recording their sophomore record. The band have revealed the title of that record to be Meir and will be released sometime in March of next year. The band have also revealed the album’s tracks and what looks like to be a summary of the lyrical content or title meanings or just random ramblings. You can view those below as well as their video for “Blodtørst”.

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CODE ORANGE KIDS Streaming New Album

Code Orange Kids are currently streaming their Deathwish Inc. debut, Love is Love//Return to Dust, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The record doesn’t come out until the 20th but you can go ahead and get your fix of Converge inspired, blistering hardcore! It’s a pretty solid release in my opinion. Check it out and MOSH.

Also, be sure to check out Code Orange Kids on tour with Gaza and Full of Hell.

-Lane Oliver

KVELERTAK Perform New Material Live

Norway’s Kvelertak have recently performing some new material live and luckily some fan footage has surfaced on the web. Below you find four videos of new, badass Kvelertak tracks that will likely appear on the band’s upcoming Kurt Ballou produced album. The names of the songs are “Månelyst”, “Trepan”, “Bruane Brenn”, and “Spring Fra Livet”. Check out these hard rocking jams below and stay tuned for more Kvelertak news.
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NAILS “Abandon All Life” In 2013

While earlier news stated that the band were set to record starting Winter, it seems from this ripping teaser that the Southern California metallic hardcore giants, Nails, have moved forward and are currently recording their sophomore effort NOW over at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts. Working again with renowned hardcore and metal producer, Kurt Ballou, Nails has a scheduled release for Abandon All Life sometime this upcoming Spring quarter. Additionally, Nails are set to embark on a short West Coast stint(with their new additional guitarist, Saba) this month with Converge, Torche, and Kvelertak before releasing a new 7″ entitled Obscene Humanity shortly after. Obscene Humanity resurrects three slamming tracks from the band’s debut album, Unsilent Death: “Confront Them,” “Lies,” and the title track, “Unsilent Death”. Peep the dates for the mini tour courtesy of MetalUnderground below and keep an eye out for those 7″ pre-orders. Continue reading

The Mighty KVELERTAK Return To GODCITY STUDIO PT. Deux

The mighty black and roll superstars, Kvelertak, have posted their second transmission from Kurt Ballou’s Godcity Studio. In this webisode, we see Kvelertak’s guitarist and bassist tracking their new songs, and let me say that this shit is sounding pretty dope. But why wouldn’t it, did you see all those fucking heads and cabs? God damn, I bet this album’s gonna sound amazing.

As of now, I still don’t know a fucking thing about any of the details surrounding the new album, but once I know, you guys will be the first to know.

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– Josh Huddleston

Obscene Humanity: NAILS Is About To Start Recording New Full Length; Releases 7″ In Meantime

Todd Jones‘s (ex-Terror) hardcore juggernauts, Nails, have finished writing for their forthcoming Southern Lord debut “Abandon All Life” and are currently set to enter Kurt Ballou‘s Godcity Studio in December to start the recording process. In the meantime, Southern Lord will be (re)releasing their previous album “Obscene Humanity” but as a three song 7″ in.

The 7″ in will feature the songs “Obscene Humanity“, “Confront Them” and “Lies“. These three songs were re-recorded by the band during their “Unsilent Death” sessions, but were not featured on that album for some reason. As of now, the “Obscene Humanity” seven-inch release date is still TBA, but it should hit the streets some time in October.

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– Josh Huddleston

CODE ORANGE KIDS Is CODE ORANGE KIDS: New Track Released

This young (and by “young”, I mean the members are just out of High School) Pittsburgh band has recently making a name for themselves in the hardcore world. Code Orange Kids’ catalog of EP’s and 7″ singles have provided enough quality content to get fans practically begging for a full length record. Well, beg no more peons! Deathwish Inc will release the Kurt Ballou produced Love Is Love // Return to Dust full length debut from Code Orange Kids on November 20th. To double your excitement, the band has released a track from the upcoming record which can be streamed at this location. “Liars // Trudge”‘s initial ten seconds is a barrage of violent hardcore bursts that leads into a slow building bass laden section. Vocals are screamed in the background while swirling guitar feedback and noises slowly fade in and finally give way to a mid-tempo dirge of delicious heaviness. Basically this track is a ripper. It will definitely rattle your bones. Check it out now damn it!

-Lane Oliver

The Mighty KVELERTAK Return To GODCITY


Why didn’t I know Kvelertak were recording a new album??? Apparently the band is currently hold up in Kurt Ballou‘s Godcity Studio recording the follow-up to their breakout self titled album. Featured above is a short drum tracking video. The video is alright, I mean it’s your standard run of the mill in studio video. The only real bummer about the video is you don’t really get a taste of what Kvelertak are cooking up :(

Anywho…Who else is super stoked for their new record and their upcoming tour with Converge???

 

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– Josh Huddleston

 

CODE ORANGE KIDS Wrap Up New Album

According to a recent Facebook post, Code Orange Kids have finished tracking their first full length LP with Converge’s Kurt Ballou. This is what the band had to say:

“well. our first lp is finished. this has been one of the most amazing experiences of all our lives. thank you so much to everyone to has supported us up to this point. we know you didnt have too and we genuinely thank you so much. means more then anything else. we are really fucking proud of this thing and when it drops in a few months we will see every single one of you all over the world. to all our friends, bands, labels, promoters, everyone. thanks. see you soon as fuck for long as fuck – kids”

I can’t wait for this thing to drop. If you haven’t listened to these guys (and gal) then bang your feeble head to “My Body is a Well” below.

-Lane Oliver

OLD MAN GLOOM Announce New Record!

It’s true! Old Man Gloom will release their new album NO on June 26th! You better get excited. Even better, the band will have advance copies available at their upcoming shows! So if you are going to one of the shows below, be a dear and get me a copy! Check out the dates and a fifteen second album trailer below. OMG will conquer 2012.

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Get Entombed In The Studio With KURT BALLOU

 

This is for all you gear nerds out there. Ever wonder what legendary guitarist/producer Kurt Ballou uses when he records band in his Salem, Massachusetts studio? Well wait no longer because Scion A/V has brought a camera crew down to Godcity Studios to interview the man himself about his gear.

I am not surprised by how much shit he has, but what is kind of shocking is the price tag on all that. The recorded music biz may be having a bit of trouble financially, but jesus fuck, that fools must have hella Converge bank.

 

– Josh Huddleston

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