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Psychedelic thrash outfit VHÖL (Yob, Ex-Hammers Of Misfortune, Agalloch, etc) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length and follow-up to their 2013 self-titled debut. The new record will be titled Deeper Than Sky and will be released on October 23 via Profound Lore Records. Tracked at Light Rail Studios and mastered at Trakworx Studio in San Francisco, the album will contain seven new tracks of mind altering music. The band comments on the recording process:
“We recorded this album at Light Rail Studios, in a huge room on a beautiful 1970 Trident console onto Jerry Garcia’s 2” tape deck. One cannot escape the Grateful Dead in San Francisco recording studios — their gear is all over town…The mixing was rather primitive with no plug-ins and all effects were done by old pedals, tape echo, and large reverb plates. Another thing that was large and huge during recording was our bass player who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Danish psychedelic doom/sludge trio Recitation have announced the release of their debut full-length album. The new album will bear the title Carrion and will be released through Indisciplinarian on October 10. The album’s artwork and trailer can be found after the break.
Carrion follows the band’s 2014 self-titled EP. Feel free to check that out after the break as well.
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Brooklyn heavy hitters White Widows Pact (Primitive Weapons, etc) have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The new album will be titled True Will and will see a release through New Damage Records on October 6. The album was recorded and mixed at The Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with Dean Baltulonis (Sick of It All, Modern Life Is War) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, High on Fire). The 10-track effort will follow their self-titled EP and will feature guest spots from Aaron Heinold of Hivesmasher, Sara Taylor of Youth Code, Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats and Leech of Theologian. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with the band’s upcoming tour dates and a stream of the new track “The Watch” (via Noisey).
Salt Lake City chaotic hardcore quartet Cult Leader have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The highly-anticipated follow-up to their 2014 Nothing For Us Here EP will be titled Lightless Walk and will see a release through Deathwish, Inc on October 16. Recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou, the new record will feature 11 new tracks. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen below.
A tour in support of the album will commence on October 17 in Tucson. Those dates can be seen below.
Germany’s sludge masters Planks have premiered a track from their forthcoming fourth and final full-length album, Perished Bodies, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is the album’s gargantuan opener, “The Sacrifist, Pt. I (Through Dirge And Death)”, and it is completely destructive. Melancholic, doomed guitar riffs lay everything in their past to waste as bestial bass lines and thunderous drumming finish the job. The song’s use of blackened melody brings everything together in a nice, bleak package. Stream the track after the break.
Perished Bodies will be released on September 11 via Golden Antenna Records. Pre-order here.
Phoenix, Arizona death metal outfit Vehemence have announced the release of their anxiously awaited follow-up to 2004’s Helping The World To See. Titled Forward Without Motion, the album has been in production off and on since 2007 and will finally see a release on October 23 via Battleground Records. The record will be issued on 180-gram black vinyl 2xLP in a gatefold package with a free download, limited to 300 copies, as well as a digipak CD version and all digital platforms. The band have released the official artwork and track listing for the album and can be viewed after the break.
An official video for the LP’s opening track, “I Don’t Want To Look Inside,” will be issued alongside CD, LP and digital pre-orders on August 23rd.
Portland blackened doom/sludge outfit Nightfell (His Hero Is Gone, Tragedy, Mournful Congregation, etc) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album and follow-up to last year’s The Living Ever Mourn. The album will be titled Darkness Evermore and was recorded and mixed at Red Lantern Studios by Evan “Maus” Mersky and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, as with their debut. The album will see a release through 20 Buck Spin on September 11 on digital and CD platforms, with a vinyl edition to be released on October 23. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
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Seattle doomgaze outfit He Whose Ox is Gored have announced the release of their debut full-length record and follow-up to their 2014 7″, Rumors. The album will be titled The Camel, The Lion, The Child and will be released on October 9 via Bleeding Light Records. The record was tracked at Red Room and Ex Ex Audio in Seattle by Robert Cheek (Serial Hawk, Noise-A-Tron etc.) with additional recording taking place at Avast Studios with Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, etc). Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon etc.) handled mixing duties and frequent collaborator, Blake Bickel, mastered the album at Dynamic Sound Service. Guitarist and vocalist Brian McClelland comments on the upcoming effort:
“The Camel, The Lion, The Child is a cup that runs over. From the writing process and through the studio, we made it a point to make the record that we wanted. The songs grow and breathe with their own lives and personalities, and unfold with layers that surprise us to this day. The excellent engineering and mixing of Robert Cheek and Matt Bayles raised the bar, and pushed us to make the best record we could. Now, we share it with you.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with the group’s upcoming tour dates with Mutoid Man.
British heavy metal titans Satan have announced the release of their new full-length and follow-up to their 2013 comeback album, Life Sentence. The album will be titled Atom By Atom and will see a release through Listenable Records in early October. Recorded at Newcastle’s First Avenue Studios and mixed and mastered by Dario Mollo (The Cage, Crossbones, etc), the new record will feature 10 new tracks. Guitarist Steve Ramsay comments on the new effort:
“We wanted to keep some continuity going with both the look and sound of this album. We’ve been working on the music for nearly two years now and I think people will definitely hear a progression from Life Sentence. I can’t really describe it but I promise you, these songs will speak for themselves.”
The album’s track listing can be found after the break.
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Philadelphia grind trio Die Choking have announced the release of their new full-length record and follow-up to last year’s II 7″. Simply titled III, the new full-length will arrive digitally October 8 via The Compound with the vinyl formats to ship out October 23 (pre-order here and here.). The new album was recorded, mixed and engineered by Will Yip (Lauryn Hill, Cop Problem, etc), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, etc). Founding bassist/vocalist Paul Herzog issued the following comments on the record:
“Die Choking’s forthcoming album III is a dastardly Americanized reinterpretation of Plato’s allegory of the cave. It is a dense work and presents a politicized metaphysical cycle: origin, liberation, corruption, falter, violent degradation, decay, and rebirth. III is a brutal reference to both ancient and modern interpretations of existence, morality, and politics. This album is a short, simple and a delightfully entropic vision. It presents a nihilistic emergence from ignorance that is met not by a joyous embrace of eternal knowledge but is heralded by a vision of an eternal, ever-stretching graveyard. It is here that coffin after coffin and grave upon grave stretches into the forever.”
The album’s artwork, track listing and the band’s forthcoming tour dates can be found after the break.
Additionally, CVLT Nation has premiered the new track “Death’s Waveform” for all the grind fans to mosh to.
Bellingham, Washington erratic rock trio Wild Throne have released the official video for their new track “Harvest of Darkness” over at Noisey. The driving, angular rock anthem will appear on the group’s debut full-length of the same name, which is due out on October 2nd. Produced by Ross Robinson (At the Drive-In, The Blood Brothers, etc), Harvest of Darkness will feature 11 tracks of genre-bending rock and will also collect the tracks from the group’s previously-released Blood Maker EP. Check out the video after the break along with the album’s artwork, track listing and the band’s forthcoming tour dates with Mutoid Man.
Bay Area post-hardcore/screamo quartet Loma Prieta have announced the release of their fifth full-length album and follow-up to 2012’s I.V. The new record will be titled Self Portrait and will see a CD, cassette and digital release on October 2 and on vinyl November 13 through Deathwish, Inc. Recorded by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Recording Studio (Deafheaven, Whirr), the album will feature 10 new genre-defying tracks. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with the group’s forthcoming UK and European tour dates.
A two-song 7″ that includes Self Portrait opener “Love” and B-side “Trilogy, 0 (Debris)”, will be released this Friday, July 24.
Italian symphonic death metal quintet Fleshgod Apocalypse announced they will soon begin tracking their fourth full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s Labyrinth. Tracking for the album, which will be titled King, will begin this summer at Kick Recording Studio in Rome with Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, etc) in charge of mixing and mastering. Drummer Francesco Paoli comments:
One-man industrial black metal outfit Gnaw Their Tongues has announced the release of its impending new full-length record. The new record will bear the title Abyss of Longing Throats and will be released on August 7 via Crucial Blast. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Decibel has premiered the album’s terrifying second track “Through Flesh” for your streaming (dis)pleasure. The track combines black metal aesthetic with horror-film-esque soundscapes and a variety of hellish vocals. Stream it if you dare.
Montreal’s Big|Brave have announced the release of their sophomore full-length and follow-up to last year’s Feral Verdure. The new album will be titled Au De La and will see a release through Southern Lord on September 18. Recorded with Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s Efrim Menuck, Au De La will feature five new compositions that experiment with the likes of post-rock, alternative, shoegaze and many other styles. The release will be their first for Southern Lord and the band had the following comments regarding that:
“As artists, it is extremely validating that Southern Lord Recordings is so keen to be working with us. Since the inception of our band, we have been working relentlessly on our craft and to now be recognized by our peers, we could not be happier. Being so incredibly pleased to be working Southern Lord for this new record, it also gives us so much hope for what is to come next. With a label that has put out so many innovative and genre-defying records and a pronounced supporter of experimental heavy music, as a band and sound creators, our sonic exploration and experimentation can only continue to flourish. All possible pressures of limitations abolished, we feel honored, inspired and the future is bright.”
The album’s artwork, track listing and trailer can be found below along with a stream of their debut album.