FEAR BEFORE Working On New Material

Fear Before appear to be ending their hiatus according to a recent Facebook update. The band, whom announced their hiatus back in 2010, posted a short video depicting vocalist David Marion recording vocals. The clip can be seen here.

Fear Before released their last full length album, Fear Before, back in 2008. Guitarist and vocalist Adam Fisher is still working with his side-project Orbs (Between the Buried and Me, etc), whom will be releasing a a new 7″ this month and a new full length next year.


The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman recently took to Instagram to tease new material he has been working on for the band. The brief clip of the new track can be seen below.

It has begun… @dillingerescapeplan @partysmasherinc #music #beats

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Weinman was also in the studio recent recording material with Giraffe Tongue Orchestra with producer Ross Robinson. No word yet on when that project will see the light of day.

ABIOTIC Tease New Material

Abiotic have been hard at work on their new, currently untitled album and have offered a little taste of what’s to come in form of a 62 second clip via their Facebook page. You can check out that clip after the break.

The band will also be embarking on a month long North American tour early next month with Suffokate, Aegaeon and As They Sleep in tow. You can check out those dates after the break as well.

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DAUGHTERS Working On New Material

After two successful reunion shows last year, it looks like Daughters are in the process of writing new material. A recent picture (as seen above) was posted on the band’s Facebook page with the caption “Day 1”. If they are indeed working on a new album, it will be the first set of new material since 2010’s self-titled affair. Be on the look out for more updates as they become available.

New Material From SLEEP On The Way


The legendary Sleep are apparently working on new material according to a recent interview with bassist/vocalist Al Cisneros for Alibi. The interview/article alludes to Cisneros is in the midst of working on albums for OM and Sleep respectively, with a solo EP on the way as well. More info to be shared with you all as it becomes available. I hope this makes you excited, because it makes me excited.

SHAI HULUD Working On New Music

Shai Hulud released their impressive fourth studio album Reach Beyond the Sun this year and the group are apparently in the midst of writing new material. A fifteen second clip was uploaded to the band’s Facebook page yesterday depicting some choice riffs being tracked. Follow the link above to check it out and listen to their track “Reach Beyond the Sun” after the break.

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IMPENDING DOOM Tease New Material

Impending Doom have released a short thirty-four second video teasing new material that is slated to be found on their upcoming album, which the video hints at being released in November of this year. While the teaser is short it is obvious whatever track this is will bring the grooves. You can check it out after the break.

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CALIBAN Working On New Material

Germany’s own metalcore purveyors Caliban have revealed that they have begun writing and demoing songs for the follow up to last year’s I am Nemesis album. No other details have been released just yet but we will keep you updated. In the meantime, stream their previous record in full after the break.

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TOMBS Working On New Material

According to a recent Facebook update, Tombs are making great progress with their new record. The band hinted at the possibility of seventy-seven minutes of new music and the possibility of a 4xLP. No word yet on when we will get hear the follow up to 2011’s Path of Totality. Check out the official statement below.

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Crawling From The Grave: LOW PLACES To Release Final Material


The now defunct Low Places died a quiet death this September, announcing the cessation of their negative sludgy hardcore violence on the Facebook page of the product of their dissolution, Child Brides. Before they left however, there was talks of new material on the rise, news that ultimately dwindled into the cracks of Internet time and certainly out of my mind until now. I awoke this morning to news that Low Places have decided to finally release their final works in the form of the eponymous Black Tape. Set to be pressed on limited tape copies, Black Tape is streaming its A-Side below and can be downloaded free here. Check that and a stroll through some of Low Places history below. Keep it trill. Continue reading

Watch BIRD EATER Perform New Material Live

Live footage of Bird Eater’s (Gaza, etc) entire set at The Shred Shed in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 1st has surfaced online. The set features the band performing some new material that will be featured on the band’s upcoming record, which is untitled and has no release date as of yet. The audio gets a little out of sync sometimes but you get the jist of the songs. From what my feeble ears can hear, these songs are hard hitting and just brutal. Check out the video below and be sure to check back for more Bird Eater news.

-Lane oliver