Review: FULL OF HELL & MERZBOW – “Full Of Hell & Merzbow”


Formed in 2009 initially under a far more familiar Crowbar-ian banner, Ocean City, MD audio terrorists Full Of Hell have since grown into one of the most innovative acts in contemporary extreme music, bearing name to a consistent assault of constant reinvention bred from a seemingly unending wealth of existential woe and genre-weaving knowhow. On the live circuit, the quartet have fared similarly, holding their vile live exorcisms to the acclaim of endless punk houses and festival audiences the world over, slaying equally audiences Backtrack to The Body. While 2013’s Rudiments Of Mutilation seemed to serve as the band’s magnum opus and a comfortable defining point for the band’s shifting sound, this year’s Full Of Hell & Merzbow, a chance collaboration with the long-standing noise legend, marks the beginnings of yet another new trajectory into alienation for the initially hardcore-rooted band that proves that there is much hell left to explore. Continue reading

FULL OF HELL Unveil New Track And Video “Blue Litmus”


Audio terrorists Full Of Hell have released a video for “Blue Litmus”, the second single off of the group’s November 25th expected collaboration LP with renowned noise artist Merzbow, Full Of Hell & Merzbow. Directed by Jim Thayne, the video features live footage of the band interspersed with graphic videos of deaths, immolation and suicides blasted by a projector. Musically, the track unveils a further glimpse into the more apparent death metal/grind direction of the record, with a welcome change being a greater clarity for the basswork of Brandon Brown. Check out “Blue Litmus” below and look out for pre-orders (of which the first 100 will receive an exclusive noise tape compiling all of Full of Hell’s noise work in addition to extras) for Full Of Hell & Merzbow, set to start sometime this week via Profound Lore Records. A vinyl edition of the LP is due for release by A389 Recordings early 2015.  In addition, be sure to catch Full Of Hell on their upcoming Fall run with Weedeater and Lazer/Wulf, details here.

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Full Of Hell Announce Supporting Tour With Weedeater And Lazer/Wulf


Audio terrorists Full Of Hell will be hitting the road for two weeks later this November, supporting stoner doom fiends Weedeater alongside prog metal act Lazer/Wulf. Peep the full details below and be sure to look out for Full Of Hell’s upcoming third LP and collaborative album with acclaimed noise artist Merzbow, Full Of Hell & Merzbow, everywhere November 25th on CD via Profound Lore Records. A vinyl release for the record is due at a later date via A389 Recordings. Continue reading

FULL OF HELL Streaming New Track “Gordian Knot”


Audio terrorists Full Of Hell are currently streaming “Gordian Knot”, the first cut off of their upcoming collaborative LP with renown Japanese noise artist Merzbow, exclusively over at Noisey. Delivering on the band’s promise to continue to push their aural boundaries to further realms of harshness and inaccessibility, the new track deters away from the band’s groovier dark hardcore beginnings in place of a newer adherence to the rasp of death metal and grindcore, a direction the full album is due to pursue. Stream “Gordian Knot” via Noisey here along with an interview with vocalist Dylan Walker on the band’s new alliance with label Profound Lore, commentary on the development of the new album as well as information on the second bonus album included exclusively with the CD version of the band’s upcoming LP. In addition, Full Of Hell are set to embark on an Australian tour with Idylls and Machina Genova late November. Peep dates for that tour below.

Full Of Hell & Merzbow arrives November 25th on CD via Profound Lore Records and vinyl via A389 Recordings. Full Of Hell’s most recent release was an exclusive 2014 Record Store Day split with Dwid Hellion (Integrity) noise project Psywarfare.

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10686744_10152640776442716_1198521085824667180_nHoly hell. Talk about extreme meets extreme, Mortals will be teaming up with crusty blackened act Wolvhammer around Halloween and running through mid-November. This tour is sure to decimate all reality and if you are anywhere within the vicinity of at least one of these shows, I highly recommend checking it out. You’ve got crust and you’ve got filth, all packed into one space, so what’s not to be stoked about? Check out the dates after the jump!      Continue reading

PALLBEARER Streaming New Album “Foundations Of Burden”

05b27725To keep up with the dooming, I am beyond stoked that Pallbearer are not only releasing an album soon, but they are currently streaming said album! That’s right, the Arkansan crushers of souls are currently streaming their new record Foundations Of Burden over on Pitchfork. So yeah, what are you still doing here? Go check out what could possibly be the greatest doom album of the year. Foundations will be released on August 19th via Profound Lore Records.

CASTEVET Call It Quits

castevetbandIt’s always a bummer when bands you really love decide to call it a day. This has been the case many times for me with bands like Alexisonfire, Bone Dance and Heartless and now another band has been laid to rest: Castevet. The post-rock/black metal band formed in 2006 and released two full-length albums and an EP on top of relentless touring and gigging around the world. This band will definitely be missed and I’m sad to see them go. After the jump you can stream the bands most recent album Obsian as well as their previous LP Mounds Of Ash.      Continue reading

WOLVHAMMER Streaming New Album “Clawing Into Black Sun”

WH-CIBSBlackened crust heathens Wolvhammer, who have gained a huge amount of respect from me over the years and now have one of the top spots in my list of favorite bands, will be releasing their phenomenally dark and aggressive new album Clawing Into Black Sun next week and to pump you all up, you can now stream the album in full!* Click on over after the jump and get your mind bent!       Continue reading

PALLBEARER Streaming New Track “The Ghost I Used To Be”

15036_4PAN_TUBEMy homestate doom-crushers Pallbearer are amazing, always have been amazing and will remain amazing for all time. We all know this, right? Of course we do. Well the band will be releasing their new album Foundations of Burden in August and the band has released the amazing “The Ghost I Used To Be” over on National Public Radio. The track is brilliant, as we knew it would be. Check it out and then come back here and let us know what you think in the comments. Foundations Of Burden will be released on August 19th via Profound Lore Records.

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WOLVHAMMER Streaming New Track “Death Division”

WLVHMMR1This has been a good few days for music by bands that I love. The latest in this comes from the blackened crust entity Wolvhammer.  These guys are holding one of the most coveted spots on my most anticipated albums list this year and based off the one song I’ve heard now, the bands new album definitely will not disappoint. The debut track from Clawing Into Black Sun is “Death Division” and it is an all-expansive beast of a track that harnesses every sound that Wolvhammer have ever experimented with. So, yeah. Basically, it rules. Check it out below courtesy of Decibel.       Continue reading