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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Instrumental metal duo Sisters Of… have announced the release of a new full length record and their follow up to their 2013 debut, Follow Me As A Ghost. The new record will bear the title The Serpent, The Angel and The Adversary and will be released sometime this Fall via Crowquill Records. The band’s own Aaron Coker had the following to say about the upcoming release:
“With our new record we really wanted to take more chances in expanding our sound from where we started with our EP. To go even further with our aggressive side, and to explore any ideas we had with melody and beauty. With us having such diverse tastes in what we listen to and write, we came away blown away with what we could come up with if we just gave every idea an honest chance.”
The band have also released the album’s track listing and a video trailer, which can be seen after the break. Check out their first release, Follow Me As A Ghost, below was well.
Greek black metallers Varathron have announced the release of their 7th full length album and follow up to 2012’s Genesis of the Unaltered Evil. The new record will be entitled Untrodden Corridors of Hades and will be released through Agonia Records on November 21st (Europe) and December 9th (Rest of the World). The record was recorded, mixed and engineered by Kostas Kalampokas at Infinite Loop Music in Greece and was mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (1349, Emperor, etc)at Strype Audio in Norway. The album’s artwork, track listing and video trailer can be seen after the break.
Pre-orders for Untrodden Corridors of Hades can be placed here.
UK-based doomsayers OHHMS have announced the release of their debut full length record. The new record will bear the title Bloom and will see a release through London-based Holy Roar Records on October 6th. The recorded was recorded by Ian Sadler and mastered by Brad Boatright and will feature two-tracks that collectively clock in at 32 minutes in length. The album’s artwork, track listing and video teaser can be found after the break.
Pre-orders for Bloom can be placed here.
The Japanese post-rock titans Mono have announced that they will be releasing two new albums this year, The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness. Both albums will feature contrasting styles (The Last Dawn is reported to be “lighter” and Rays of Darkness “heavier”) and will both be released on October 24th (Europe), 27th (U.K.), 28th (North America) and November 5th (Japan). The band commented on the upcoming releases:
“When we started in 1999, we set out with a simple mission: from bliss to bludgeon, no matter how long or winding the path may be. After ‘For my parents’, we had finally reached the logical conclusion of that era, it was time to remember where we started and re-think where we were heading!
Less strings? Louder? Quieter? Lighter? Darker? Yes. “The Last Dawn” and “Rays of Darkness” are a pair of new albums. Recorded simultaneously yet conceptually, and creatively disparate, the two act as both opposing and complementary sides to a story. No strangers to narratives, the twin albums explore familiar themes: hope and hopelessness, love and loss, immense joy and unspeakable pain. Those elemental parts of life, and the complicated relationships that we create have, never been more resonant through our music.”
The band have also shared the track “Where We Begin” from The Last Dawn and can be streamed after the break. The band will also be embarking on Asian and European tours in support of the releases. Those dates can be found below along with album pre-order information and artwork and track listings.
Birmingham-based metallers Anaal Nathrakh have announced the release of their anticipated new full length and follow up to their critically-lauded 2012 album, Vanitas. The new album, which was once again produced by the band’s own Mick Kenney, will be entitled Desideratum and will be released on October 24th (GAS), 27th (Rest of Europe) and the 28th (North America) via Metal Blade. The album’s artwork, track listing and a stream of the new track “Idol” can be found after the break.
Pre-orders for the record can be placed here.
Everyone’s favorite baseball-themed grindcore outfit, Puig Destroyer (Kowloon Walled City, Thrice, Curl Up and Die), have detailed their forthcoming self-titled full length and follow up to their self-titled and Wait for Spring EPs (which can be streamed here). The new album will be released on September 30th, the first day of MLB post-season, through No Sleep Records and will feature 20 new tracks. One of the new tracks, closing number “Mike Trout”, can be streamed exclusively over at Metal Sucks. Go check out the track, pre-order the record and check out the artwork and track listing after the break.