Scandinavian one-woman black metal act Myrkur is a band that jumped onto my radar a week or so ago and I have really been enjoying what I’ve heard from her self-titled debut record, which is to be released next week. The band has a very dark and intense sound and I think this will definitely be a contender for EP of the year. Check it out over on Pitchfork and see what you think.
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ICYMI, Iron Reagan will be releasing their spectacular new album The Tyranny Of Will next week and the band has done us all the pleasure of streaming the album in full! Yes! So, if you’re like me and you need some vicious hardcore to liven your day, be sure to head over the great Pitchfork and stream Iron Reagan‘s latest and (possibly) greatest! ROWYCO. Continue reading
Holy 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
Death metal legends Obituary will be releasing the highly anticipated Inked In Blood in October and the band has unleashed the first single off of the album: “Visions In My Head.” It’s a heavy chugging beast and it’s definitely the Obituary I love. Check out the track below and tell me you’re not excited for this massive release. Enjoy the stream. Continue reading
Denver, CO mammothian doom unit Primitive Man have released a new eleven minute crusher entitled “Loathe” for free streaming and download. The track is the second in a series of sponsored releases between Flatline Audio Studios and Trve Brewing and is expected to be part of Primitive Man’s as-of-yet untitled upcoming EP, due this Winter on Relapse Records. Stream “Loathe” below and download it free here. Continue reading
Initially available as a limited digital download release fundraiser for the family of Relapse Records team member Pat Egan following his death in 2013, the two-track experimental doom Mass & Volume EP by innovative deathgrinders Pig Destroyer is now due for a one-time, never to be repressed CD/vinyl release according to news direct from the band and label this morning. Recorded in lieu of extra studio time during the band’s sessions on their 2007 LP Phantom Limb, Mass & Volume serves as a fine epilogue to the Bryan Harvey era of the band, marking his final contributions to the group since his tenure start on Pig Destroyer’s 1999 split with Gnob.
In addition, the band have also announced two live dates for December with Dropdead, one show serving as the band’s live Boston debut. Peep a teaser for Mass & Volume along with those show details below and pre-order the record digitally here or physically as CD or vinyl here. Continue reading
Thrashpunks Iron Reagan will be unloading their new album next month and the band has already graced us with a handful of rad singles, but now the band has provided us with the new albums opus “Four More Years.” This is the bands four-minute track that is tucked nicely into the end of the album. Oh, did I mention that this rocks really fucking hard? Check it out after the jump or get bent, dude. Continue reading
Massive doom outfit Inter Arma will release what is possibly one of the most monumental EPs of recent years. The band will release a single track on wax titled The Cavern which will come to a run time of over forty minutes. Holy shit. That’s a lot of doom, you’re saying. Well, this track will show you that Inter Arma is much more than just doom and gloom. You can listen to a sampling of the track after the jump where you hear some superb clean vocals and a bit of progressive metal thrown into the mix. I cannot wait to hear the album. Check out the teaser below. Continue reading
Virginian sludge doomsayers Windhand released the spectacular Soma last year (via Relapse Records) and the band has followed it up with a music video for their track “Orchard.” It’s a strange video that doesn’t actually feature the band… At all. I’m not really feeling the visuals, but the song is a crusher, so it’s worth it, even if it’s just for the jams. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
New York-based black metal band Tombs released an amazing album called Savage Gold earlier this year and the band has now released a great music video for a great track. I love the track “Seance” and the music video accompaniment is spectacular. You can check out the video after the jump and be sure to pick up Savage Gold if you haven’t. It’s available now via Relapse Records. Continue reading
Hardcore hellions Iron Reagan will release The Tyranny Of Will in September and the band has unleashed the viciously NSFW lyric video for their track”Eyeball Gore.” Based off of the title, you can get a good idea about what you’re in for. SPOILER ALERT: Eyes get gouged. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
Columns, the band featuring members of Hemdale, Glass Casket and Wretched, will be releasing the awe-inspiring Please Explode next week and if you haven’t been following all the hype about the band, now is a good time to catch up. The band is currently streaming Please Explode over on MetalSucks and you can check out this masterful blitzkrieg of deathgrind after the jump. Grind on. Continue reading
Brooklyn’s blackened, sludgy, hardcore heathens Mortals unleashed their new album Cursed To See The Future earlier in the month and the band have followed it up with a music video for their track “View From A Tower.” I adore this band and I really dig the song, but the video just doesn’t do anything for me. Check it out after the jump and see if it tickles your funny places. Continue reading
Black Anvil have a penchant for being a dark and brooding band but it appears that there is more to the band than meets the ear. The band has unleashed their cover of Kiss‘ “Under The Rose” and it is phenomenal. While the guitars remain heavy, the clean vocals add something interesting to the mix. Although I will say that said clean vocals are very haunting. All in all, I think the cover is a success. Check it out after the jump and tell us what you think in the comments. Continue reading
UltraMantis Black, the professional wrestler-fronted band formed with members of Pissed Jeans just popped up on my radar in the last few days. I had no idea what to expect of the band, but I am totally digging the beat-down that comes with the bands debut, self-titled album which was recently released through Relapse Records. The band has also just released their music video for the albums first track “Biomonster DNA.” The video is fun and features The UltraMantis in the ring kicking ass. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading