Full Of Hell and Merzbow announced a collaborative album a while back and if you, like me, have been dying to hear this monster, the time is now. The bands are currently streaming the album in full over on Pitchfork and if you do nothing else today, let it be this album. Trust me, this is something that you need to hear. Enjoy it here.
Portal have released a new track from their upcoming album Vexovoid, which is due out on February 19th via Profound Lore. “Curtain” is the name of this six minute hell raiser and it is what you would come to expect from the Australian band, which is not a bad thing. It’s a cavernous, cacophonous swirl of noisy death metal that sounds as if it has crawled out of the lowest level of Hades. There are a lot of very straightforward, dissonant tremolo picked chords that are layered in such a way that it bears a very disturbing vibe. But enough of me jabbering, go check out the track at Pitchfork now!
Crushing two-piece doom metallers Bell Witch have recently completed work on their upcoming album, Longing, set to be released November 13th via the forever excellent Dark Descent Records. Building upon the structure of their crushing 2011 demo debut, Bell Witch continue their strictly drum and bass doom metal aural assault on Longing, an experience which has been self-described by Profound Lore as “a slow, time-stretching trodden journey through sounds of darkness, pain, and suffering and serves as one of the saddest, morose, and most despondent, stripped down, doom metal releases of the year.” Additionally, Bell Witch will be supporting the release of Longing with a October headlining tour consisting of support from fellow labelmates Loss, Pallbearer, and Coffinworm(wherein which you can snag a copy of Longing before its official release). Sound brutal? Check out the dates for the tour ,stream an edited and trimmed version of the first cut off of the album, “Bails (Of Flesh)”,all after the jump and decide for yourself. Continue reading
By Lane Oliver
Few albums can truly grasp feelings of dread and encompassing darkness without resulting to unintentionally comic musical clichés. These days you can’t frighten someone with blood and copious amounts of evisceration, and Locrian and Mamiffer know this. Chicago based black metal inspired drone project Locrian and the chilling drone duo of Aaron Turner and wife Faith Colloccia in Mamiffer have come together to create one of the most unsettling and melancholic albums I have ever heard.
Yakuza entered Chicago’s Engine Studios this past weekend to begin recording their new record for Profound Lore. The prog metal titans’ own Bruce Lamont had this to say on the upcoming offering:
Holy fuck balls shit pussy fuck fuck fuck. I haven’t been this excited about a single track in quite a while. Yes, that’s right! Bosse-De-Nage have released a new track off of their forthcoming Profound Lore release III which will be released on June 26th. This track is pure blackened misery wrapped in filth and desperation and it is fucking phenomenal. Don’t wait, stream “The Arborist” below and get fucked. Enjoy.
No, I’m not gonna make a big post about this. I’ve ranted and raved about my Arkansas natives Pallbearer over and over again. I’ve been waiting and waiting to hear the band’s Profound Lore debut and now you and I can do so! That’s right, NPR is currently streaming Pallbearer’s latest effort Sorrow And Extinction. For the love of fucking doom. Go listen now. You must. YOU MUST! Go here!! Sorrow And Extinction is due out next Tuesday!
Oh for the love of god or whatever. The almighty Worm Ouroboros is at it again! After their mesmerizing and beautiful debut in 2009, the band is prepping to release a new album via Profound Lore under the title of Come The Thaw and they are currently streaming a new track over on Pitchfork. This track is nothing short of extraordinary, taking every element from the band’s debut and pushing it way up. Oh, for fucks sake, stop reading this and go listen to “Withered” right now! Now! Come The Thaw will be released on March 20th. Come on, Profound Lore! Hook a brother up with a promo!
Hello, my faithful followers. Today will be a little different than most Sundays. As you all know, I do Black Metal Sunday every single Sunday (pretty much). Well, there hasn’t been a lot of black metal news in the last few weeks so I am just gonna treat today like any other day and just post regular shit. There may be some black metal in here, but for the most part this will be like any other weekday. I will be keeping my Black Metal Sunday playlist however, so you can enjoy that. Special one today, also.
Let’s start off this fine day with Altar Of Plagues. This Irish atmospheric black metal band is one of the finest and one of my favorites. I missed out on their release this year titled Mammal but you can bet your ass I am catching up on it now. FYI, it’s fucking phenomenal. If you have yet to embrace it, then this morning’s playlist might seriously interest you. I bring you a full album stream of Altar of Plagues Mammal. Check it out. Enjoy. I know you will. [Continue…]
Good morning. Listen to Wolvhammer’s The Obsidian Plains or you will die a slow and agonizing death. That is all.