Minnesota-based medieval-inspired metal act Obsequiae have premiered their forthcoming album, Aria Of Vernal Tombs, over at Noisey. The album is officially due out next Tuesday, May 26, via 20 Buck Spin and can still be pre-ordered here. If you like galloping melodic metal with a folk, black metal and symphonic twist, then this album may be right up your alley. Stream the album over at Noisey now.
Prog metal outfit Third Ion (Ex-The Devin TownsendBand/Into Eternity) have premiered the title track from their upcoming debut record, 13/8Bit, over at Metal Hammer Norway. The new track churns out bouncing riffs injected with a rock swagger, impressive guitar acrobatics, catchy hooks and 8-bit hooliganism. Check out the colorful yet heavy jam at this location. Previously released track “Capitol Spill” and an in-studio video performance of the track “Zero Mass” can be found after the break as well.
13/8Bit will be released on May 25 via Glasstone Records.
Experimental duo Mamaleek have premiered their forthcoming full-length, Via Dolorosa, over at Steel for Brains. The album will officially be released next Tuesday, May 26, via The Flenser. The band issued the following comments regarding the release:
“It is at once, a solicitation and renunciation of the genres that are blended together to create something other…Traditional music turned against itself, in treasonous alliance with the barbarians at the gate whom it once hoped to keep out. May the acoustic ruin here documented compel you to turn to your lord. You may take these songs to your judgment day as a protest against the filthy oil pumping in your veins.”
The album is strange, often terrifying and in a league all of its own. Listen for yourself at Steel for Brains now.
The debut full-length from French groove-heavy death metal outfit Livhzuena, Dark Mirror Neurons, can now be streamed in full over at Metal Injection. The album is officially due out this Friday, May 22, via Klonosphere Records/Season of Mist and can be purchased at this location. The album features a plethora of crushing, rhythmically-complex instrumentation that could be compared to the likes of Gojira and Meshuggah, but with a more death metal twist. If that interests you in any way, and it should, then head over to Metal Injection to check it out.
Italian death metal/deathcore outfit The Juliet Massacre have premiered their forthcoming album, Human Abuse, over at Metal Underground. The album will officially be released next Tuesday, May 26, and can be purchased at this location. Vocalist Antomega offered the following comments on the record:
“Its long gestation period has meant that the successor to ‘Pray for an Afterlife’ appears to be faster, more brutal, more intense, but also more deep. We have written about how much the mankind likes to abuse and destroy everything, even itself, and how all this is leading us to an inevitable collapse. These are all tangible things that each of us savor every day and against which ordinary people can do little or nothing. ‘Human Abuse’ can be considered as an anthem to what actually the mankind should never be. We are totally convinced that this new work will satisfy all fans of the genre and, in some way, will satisfy even the most discerning ears”
Oakland progressive/post-metal quintet Secrets of the Sky have premiered their forthcoming sophomore full-length, Pathway, over at Invisible Oranges. The album will officially be released next Tuesday, May 19, via Metal Blade Records and can still be pre-ordered here. Gargantuan-sized metallic riffs are met with serene melodies and dreamlike atmospherics on this 46-minute heavyweight. If that excites you in any way, and it should, then stream the record here.
The band’s remaining tour dates can be found after the break.
Canadian grinders Fuck The Facts are currently streaming their recently released split with release with Fistfuck over at Exclaim and can be ordered through the band themselves at this location. In addition to the new split, the band have announced a new full-length is on its way. The forthcoming full-length will bear the titled Desire Will Rot and will arrive on August 25 via their own Noise Salvation label. Guitarist Topon Das commented on the upcoming effort:
“Even though we’ve been consistently releasing new music over the past few years, we haven’t put out a full-length album since 2011’s Die Miserable. I love the EPs that we’ve released since then, but this album is long overdue and was initially intended to come out much earlier.
Our 2013 EP Amer is actually the B-sides of Desire Will Rot, and the original plan was for them to be released together (like we did with Die Miserable and the Misery EP). Over the past 12 months we’ve only played a handful of shows, and this has finally allowed us the time to not only complete this new album, but also our Abandoned EP that came out in October last year, and the split with Fistfuck, which has just been released.
Obviously some similarities to the Amer EP are to be expected on this new record, but I think Desire Will Rot is also very similar to our 2008 album Disgorge Mexico in sound and feel. For me, Disgorge Mexico is the album that really defined what I wanted to do with Fuck the Facts, so to finally have a record that I feel has matched that, is something I’m very excited about.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Italian death metal/deathcore outfit The Big Jazz Duo have premiered their forthcoming debut full-length, Enemy, over at The Circle Pit. The record will officially be out next Thursday, May 21, via Fire Was Born Records and can be purchased here. The album features all of the gore-splattered riffs, spine-crushing breakdowns and blood-curdling squeals you can handle. Check it out at The Circle Pit now and check out the video for “Haunted” below.
Swedish black metal/shoegaze/post-rock trio Hypothermia have premiered their forthcoming album, Svartkonst, over at No Clean Singing. The album will officially be released on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America via Agonia Records, and can be purchased here. The five-track release is drenched in beautifully melancholic atmospheres and ethereal textures. This is not the first album to blend black metal, shoegaze and post-rock together, but it is definitely one of the more interesting ones. Check it out for yourself at this location.
Steve Von Till (Neurosis) has premiered his upcoming solo album, A Life Unto Itself, over at Noisey. The record will officially be out next Tuesday, May 12, via Neurot Recordings. Pre-orders for the record can still be found here. If you want to have your emotions brought to the surface by way of reflective, powerful folk-inspired soundscapes, then this is the record for you. Stream the album in full at this location.