MEATWOUND (COMBATWOUNDEDVETERAN, etc) To Release Debut Album In 2015

Magic Bullet Records have confirmed the first full length release from Meatwound, a new hardcore entity that features members who have spent their time with the likes of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs and more. The new record, titled Addio, will be released sometime during the first quarter of the new year. The six track effort was recorded with Dan Byer and was mastered by Dan Randall.

A press release described the band’s sound as “a gutter where the pentatonic, industrialized elements of crushers Fudge Tunnel and Godflesh meet a sordid death metal edge meshing Sepultura and Exit-13, in the same place throbbing Big Black-style hardcore punk is infiltrated by a scuzzy sci-fi The Locust-ish elements, while an expected aggro hardcorish/punked vibe in the realm of many of the other acts the MEATWOUND members hail from surging through it all.”

The Floridian act themselves issued the following colorful statement:

“According to news reports, Florida is a human wasteland that doesn’t give a shit about laws or decency. It is a swamp ridden cesspool of crime, drugs, carnies, and mutation. We have contributed much asshole culture and music to the world. Tampa specifically, has given the children Assück, Scrog, Death, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary, Reversal of Man, Combatwoundedveteran, Nasty Savage and more. Seputura and Napalm Death came to record here. Cannibal Corpse moved hereto live. The Brass Mug is here. Morrisound is here. There are no rules. We are ugly and primitive and short in the attention span. So, as old men, Meatwound comes from all that steaming shit pot of geographical music waste and the sounds of our collective childhoods. We grew up in the late 80s/early 90s on the first Earache bands, the first Relapse records, Tampa death metal, Public Enemy, Dischord shit, Steve Albini rampages, Wax Trax, Crass Records, drugs, skateboarding, horror movies, the usual.”

The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.

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DEATH ENGINE Announce New Album “Mud”, Stream New Track

Photo: Cover art for death engine's «Mud», by Hugues Pzzl -

French metallic post-hardcore/noise rock hybrids Death Engine have announced the release of their debut full length record and follow up to 2013 debut EP, Amen. The new record will bear the title Mud and will be released through Throatruiner and Apocaplexy Records on March 2nd. The band have released the first taste of the record, the track “Still”(with accompanying music video), which can be streamed after the break.

A stream of their debut, Amen, can be found below as well.

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ABSTRACTER Announce New Album “Wound Empire”

Oakland-based sludge/doom act Abstracter have announced the release of their sophomore full length album and follow up to 2012’s Tomb of Feathers. The new record will be titled Wound Empire and will be released on February 10th on 12″ vinyl through Fragile Branch Recordings (US), Vendetta Records (EU/DE), 7Degrees Records (EU/DE) and Shove Records (EU/IT), on CD by COF Records (formerly known as Church Ov Fuck – UK), on cassette tape co-released by Sentient Ruin in collaboration with An Out Recordings, and digitally again through Sentient Ruin. Wound Empire was recorded and mixed by Greg “The Wizard” Wilkinson (Brainoil,Pallbearer, etc) and mastered by Brad Boatright. The colossal album will feature four 10 minute tracks that make up a total 42 minutes of darkness. For a reference point, you can stream Tomb of Feathers after the break. Pre-ordering information will be available in the coming weeks.

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TRENCHFOOT Signs To GLORY KID LTD., Debut LP Set For Spring Release


Glory Kid Ltd., home of such hardcore luminaries as Divider, Old Wounds, and Run With The Hunted (RIP), have announced the signing of Hudson Valley, NY-based
hardcore band Trenchfoot. Read on after the break for the deets.

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DEAD IN THE MANGER Announce New Full Length “Cessation”

Mysterious grind/black metal entity Dead in the Manger have announced the release of their debut full length and follow up to their Transience EP, which was released earlier this year. The new record will be entitled Cessation and will be released through 20 Buck Spin on February 3rd. Much like the previous EP, the new record will feature six new bits of audio misanthropy. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with a stream of Transience.

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SPOOK THE HORSES Announce New Album “Rainmaker”

New Zealand atmospheric post-hardcore quintet, Spook the Horses, have announce the release of their sophomore full length album. The album will be titled Rainmaker and will be released independently through the band’s themselves in February 2015. The record was tracked live with James Goldsmith (So So Modern, etc), mixed by Sam Sproull (Cairo Knife Fight, etc) and was mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, The Ocean, etc). A track from the forthcoming release, “Flood”, can be streamed and downloaded for free after the break.

The cover art for Rainmaker and the band’s forthcoming tour dates can be seen after the break.

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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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WIZARD RIFLE Announce New Full Length “Here In The Deadlights”

Portland drugged-out, sludge-ridden math rock outfit Wizard Rifle have revealed the details surrounding their forthcoming sophomore album. The new record, which follows the group’s 2012 debut Speak Loud Say Nothing, is entitled Here In The Deadlights and is  due out on October 28th via Seventh Rule Records. The record was tracked by guitarist Max Dameron and was mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Melvins, etc) and Jesse Johnstone. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.

Pre-orders for the record can be placed here. The band’s previous album, Speak Loud Say Nothing, can be streamed after the break.

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WHITE ARMS OF ATHENA Streaming New Track “Heavy Sleep”

Texan progressive metal outfit White Arms of Athena have debuted a new track from their forthcoming self-titled album, which is due out on December 2nd via Prosthetic Records. The new track is entitled “Heavy Sleep” and it cycles through jarring riffs and spacey, progressive atmospheres and straight-forward metallic beat downs. Additonally, clean vocals soar over even the most complex, shape-shifting moments. The track is simply impressive. Feel free to stream multi-faceted opus after the break

Pre-orders for White Arms of Athena can be placed here. You can also stream the band’s previous full length, Astrodrama, after the break as well.

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THE BANNER Streaming New Track “Crippling Despair”

New Jersey metallic hardcore veterans The Banner have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming fourth full length album, Greying, which is due out later this year via Good Fight Music. The new track is entitled “Crippling Despair” and it will rip the unprepared a new one with its bludgeoning blackened hardcore riffs and its overbearing dismal atmosphere. You can stream the track after the break.

Greying will follow up 2013’s Born to Ruin I: The Way is Shut EP and will be the band’s first full length since 2008’s Frailty. Frontman JSS states:

Greying is a mix of Each Breath Haunted’s darkness and Frailty’s heaviness. To bring you this album we mobilized the same team that brought you Frailty: producer Will Putney and label boss Carl Severson. Greying is very much a continuation of everything we built in the last decade, pushing everything forward to create the best music we’ve ever made.”

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GOATSNAKE To Release New Album Next Year

Los Angeles sludge outfit Goatsnake have announced that they will return next year with their long-awaited third full length album. The currently untitled album will see a release through Southern Lord and will be the first set of new material since 2004’s Trampled Under Hoof EP and the band’s first full length since 2000’s Flower of Disease. The lineup this time around will be Greg Rogers (The Obsessed, etc) on drums, Greg Anderson (Sunn O)))) on guitar and Peter Stahl (Scream, etc) providing vocals in addition to new bassist Scott Renner (Sourvein). Production duties will be handled once again by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Deftones, Rush, etc). More details on the forthcoming effort are slated to be released soon.

Goatsnake have announced a handful of shows for October, including appearances at Maryland Deathfest and Temples Festival in Bristol. You can check out those dates after the break.

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ANCIENT VVISDOM To Release New Album “Sacrificial”

Ohio occult rockers Ancient VVisdom have announced the release of their third full length record and follow up to 2013’s Deathlike. The new album will carry the title Sacrificial and will be released on October 14th via Magic Bullet Records. The new 10-track effort was produced by vocalist Nathan Opposition, engineered by Travis Smith at The Diamond Factory in Austin and mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Clutch, etc) at Taloowa Mastering in New York. Opposition issued the following comments regarding the record:

“Where there is chaos you will find us. Where there is disorder, others find discomfort yet I find salvation. Lead me not unto anything. I am my own.This album will enlighten the fools and give the enlightened something to listen to.”

The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of Deathlike.

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PISS VORTEX Announce Debut Album, Stream New Track

Danish chaotic grindcore quartet Piss Vortex have announced the release of their self-titled debut full length. The self-titled full length will be released through Indisciplinarian on November 3rd digitally and on limited vinyl (500 copies). The 14 track record was produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen (Anti-Ritual, etc) and was mastered by Brad Boatright. The album’s artwork and track-listing can be seen after the break.

No Clean Singing is providing a stream of the track “Of Bodily Waste and Desire” from the album here. Three other tracks from the album can be streamed after the break via the band’s Soundcloud.

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