GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR Announce New Album “Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress”, Preview New Track

GY!BE_Asunder

Canadian cinematic post rock legends Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced the release of their fifth full length album and follow up to 2012’s Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!. The new album (artwork above) will be titled Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress , which will be one multi-movement 40-minute composition, and will be released through Constellation Records on March 31. Pre-orders can be obtained here. On the new record, Constellation had the following to say:

“Known to fans and through live show recordings by the sobriquet “Behemoth”, GYBE has gradually distilled this new work down to a fastidious and uncompromising essence in the studio, with the swing-time swagger of the opening unison riff in “Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light!’” giving way to increasing microtonal divergences and an exhilarating immersion in the harmonic power of massed amplified instruments, before collapsing into some of the most visceral and unalloyed noise/drone the band has yet committed to tape on “Lambs’ Breath” and “’Asunder, Sweet’”. The album closes with “Piss Crowns Are Trebled”, a classic 14-minute piece of vintage Godspeed, where ascending and descending guitar and violin melodies intertwine over gut-rattling distorted bass in 3/4 time, segueing into a pummeling four-on-the-floor series of sparkling, soaring crescendos”

An eight-minute except from the album’s opening movement, “Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light!'” can be found after the break along with the album’s track listing.

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CHILD BITE To Record New Full Length

Detroit noisy metal miscreants Child Bite have announced that they will begin recording a new full length to follow up their Strange Waste EP of last year. The band will record the new effort with Philip Anselmo at his famed Nodferatu’s Lair. The group offered the following collective statement:

“Us BITE boys have been holed up all winter, writing tons of stuff for the next record. We’ve been talking to Phil about recording with him for quite a while; we really just did Strange Waste last year as a way to keep busy while waiting for his busy schedule to clear up. We write in waves, with most songs requiring either four or five distinct passes before they are complete. Most of the songs are entering the third and fourth passes, with lyrics just getting started on. We sent Phil a bunch of really rough demos last week to share our progress and his response was; ‘insanely great ideas!’ Juice levels are reaching new heights in the CB camp.”

In related news, Child Bite will be apart of an upcoming Celtic Frost tribute compilation that will be released this spring via Corpse Flower Records as a supplement to Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost, a 155-page comic with illustrations and illustrated anecdotes from a varied bunch of metal musicians/authors, edited by renowned illustrator Mark Rudolph. Child Bite will open up the compilation with their rendition of “The Usurper”, with Philip Anselmo providing vocals.

 

MINSK Announce New Album “The Crash & The Draw”

Minsk have announced the release of their long-awaited fourth studio album and follow up to 2009’s With Echoes In The Movement of Stone.  Titled The Crash & The Draw, the recorded by the band alongside Sanford Parker (who also mixed the record), mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, etc) with additional vocal tracking by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) and further tracking, editing and mixing by Kevin Rendleman and Aaron Austin. The album will be released through Relapse Records on April 3 (Germany/Benelux/Finland), April 6 (UK, rest of the world) and April 7 (North America). The album’s artwork and track listing can be found below.

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FATHER MURPHY Streaming New Track “So This Is Permanent”

Italian noise experimentalists Father Murphy have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Croce, over at The Quietus. The new track is entitled “So This Is Permanent” and it features sprawling, unnerving ambience/industrial noise and equally unsettling vocal mantras. The track can be streamed after the break. The album’s artwork, track listing, album trailer and Father Murphy‘s upcoming tour dates can be found below as well.

Croce will be released on March 17 via The Flenser.

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IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT Announce New Album “Abyssal Gods”, Stream New Track

Experimental black metal outfit Imperial Triumphant have announced the release of a new full length and their follow up to 2013’s Goliath EP. Titled Abyssal Gods, the new record was recorded at Amy Mills Studios (Epistasis, etc) in Pennsylvania and was mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, etc) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in New York. It will be released on March 10 via Aural Music/Code666. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.

Decibel have premiered the first scathing, disfigured single from the record, “Dead Heaven”. Imperial Triumphant founder/main composer Ilya Ezrin had the following comments on the track:

“Although we are proud to be born in such a renown place, Abyssal Gods as a whole addresses New York City as a cancer of the world and the absolute fist of the universe. ‘Dead Heaven’ is the psalm of the end of the world. It deals with the universal deconstruction and celestial collapse. The lyrics were actually inspired by the observatory space lecture scene in Rebel Without A Cause.”

Stream the track here.

The band will also be heading on a short tour in support of the record in May with Thantifaxath. Those dates can be found below.

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MARRIAGES Announce New Album “Salome”, Premiere New Track

Marriages (Red Sparowes ) have announced the release of their debut full length album and follow up to their 2012 EP, Kitsune. The album will be titled Salome and will be released through Sargent House on April 7. The album’s official artwork and track listing can be found after the break.

Stereogum premiered the first official single from the forthcoming effort; the driving, psychedelic and haunting “Skin”. The track can be streamed below as well.

Marriages will be bringing their new material on a co-headlining tour with label mates Helms Alee starting tomorrow in Los Angeles. Those dates can be found below.

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KEEP OF KALESSIN To Release New Album “Epistemology” Next Month

Two-time Norwegian Grammy nominees, Keep of Kalessin, have announced the release of their sixth full length album. The new record, which follows their critically-lauded 2010 album Reptilian, will bear the title Epistemology and will be released on February 24 via Indie Recordings. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.

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GRIEVER Announce New Full Length “Our Love Is Different”

San Diego post-hardcore/sludge hybrid Griever have announced the release of their debut full length and follow up to their 2011 Inferior EP and 2013 three-way split between VYGR and At Our Heels. The new record will bear the title Our Love Is Different and will be released on February 24 via Vitriol Records. The album was recorded by Tommy Garcia and Alex Jacobelli, mixed by Jacobelli and mastered by Nick Zampiello (Converge, Coliseum, etc), and will feature nine new bottom-heavy anthems in the vein of Torche, Karp and the like. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the Inferior EP.

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HIRAM-MAXIM To Release Self-Titled Debut

Ohio experimental doom outfit Hiram-Maxim have announced the release of their self-titled full length debut. The four-track album will be released through Aqualamb Records on vinyl and the label’s signature 100-page, bound books. The release is being described as “in line with Pink Floyd‘s early jams or the creepiest crawlings of Oxbow and US Maple.” An audio teaser, track listing, cover art and photos of the album’s book can be found after the break.

Hiram-Maxim will be released on March 3. Pre-orders can be found here.

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HARMS WAY Announce New Album “Rust”

Chicago’s Harms Way have announced the release of their new full length record and follow up to 2013’s Blinded EP. The new record will bear the title Rust and will see a release through Deathwish on March 10th. The new 10-track effort was recorded by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, etc), mixed by Kurt Ballou and mastered by Brad Boatright. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found below along with a stream of Blinded.

The band will also be embarking on an extensive world tour early next year. The official tour dates can be found after the break as well.

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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 - puzzle-records.com

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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