Norwegian grinders Beaten to Death have premiered their upcoming album, Unplugged, at Stereogum. The album will officially be released on October 9 via Mas Kina Records. Pre-orders can still be picked up here. The album is a high octane ride through 13 tracks of the most forward-thinking, eccentric and complex grindcore to be heard this year. Stream the record right now. Stop wasting time!
San Francisco’s Deafheaven have premiered their upcoming, highly-anticipated new album, New Bermuda,on NPR. The follow-up to 2013’s critically-acclaimed Sunbather will be released on October 2 via Anti Records. Compared to its predecessor, New Bermuda is much heavier, rawer and more nuanced. Stop wasting time and check it out for yourself now.
Seattle’s death/thrash/hardcore hybrids Black Breath have premiered their upcoming full-length, Slaves Beyond Death, at Invisible Oranges. The album will officially be released this Friday, September 25, via Southern Lord. Pre-orders can be found here. Just like previous albums Heavy Breathing and Sentenced to Life, Slaves Beyond Death is an endless barrage of crusty mayhem. Is it their best album to date? Quite possibly so. Decide for yourself here.
UK death metal outfit Abhorrent Decimation have premiered their upcoming album, Miasmic Mutation, at No Clean Singing. The record will be released Friday, September 25, and can be pre-ordered here. The album will satisfy all of your death metal needs with its thunderous blast beats, gritty vocals and bone-breaking, tech death adjacent riffs. Stream the darn thing right now.
French black metal trio VI (Ex-Antaeus, Aosoth) have premiered their upcoming debut, De Praestigiis Angelorum, at Metal Sucks. The album will officially be released Friday, September 25, via Agonia Records. Pre-orders can still be found here. The record combines a modern take on traditional blistering, frostbitten black metal nuances with dashes of technical, dissonant madness thrown in. Check it out now.
Leeds-based noise rock extraordinaires Blacklisters have premiered their forthcoming album, Adult, at Teamrock. The album will officially be released Friday, September 18, via Smalltown America. Pre-orders can be found here. Adult is a raw and twisted affair that fans of all things Amphetamine Reptile and Steve Albini will enjoy. Don’t waste any more time and stream the record now.
The band’s upcoming show dates can be found below.
Massachusetts post-rock outfit Caspian have premiered their forthcoming full-length, Dust and Disquiet, at The New York Times. The follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Waking Season will be released Friday, September 25, via Triple Crown Records. Much like the rest of their discography, Dust and Disquiet is full of triumphant, emotive soundscapes that lock horns with the band’s driving rhythms and intricate instrumentation. Check it out for yourself now.
The band’s upcoming tour dates with Circle Takes the Square can be found below.
Washington heavy metal warriors Christian Mistress have premiered their forthcoming album, To Your Death, over at Noisey. The album will officially be released next Friday, September 18, via Relapse Records. The record features eight tracks of catchy, gritty traditional heavy metal mixed with 80’s NWOBHM flair and spearheaded by vocalist Christine Davis’ raspy, commanding voice. Check it out for yourself now.
The band’s current tour dates can be found after the break.
The upcoming full-length from industrialized post-metallers Lament Cityscape, The Torn, can now be streamed in full. The album will officially be released Friday, September 4, and can be purchased at this location. Picture the most visceral of Godflesh‘s works, combine them with the heaviest of Neurosis‘ material and you have the gist of what to expect going into The Torn. Check it out after the break.
Portland doom duo Nightfell (His Hero is Gone, Mournful Congregation, etc) have premiered their forthcoming album, Darkness Evermore, over at Noisey. The album will officially be released next Friday, September 11, via 20 Buck Spin and can be purchased here or here. Darkness Evermore is a bleak combination of doom, death metal and black metal that is undeniably dark, sinister and heavy. Check it out for yourself after the break.
Floridian metallic hardcore outfit Axis have premiered their forthcoming album, Show Your Greed, over at Metal Injection. The album will officially be released this Friday, September 4, via Good Fight Music and can be pre-ordered here. Show Your Greed features enough bruising riffs and cataclysmic breakdowns to excite even the most reserved of music listeners. Commence moshing at this location.
The upcoming deluxe reissue of Pig Destroyer‘s classic sophomore album, Prowler in the Yard, can now be streamed at Metal Sucks. The remixed and remastered grind masterpiece will be released this Friday, September 4, via Relapse Records can be purchased here. On the reissue, frontman J.R. Hayes comments:
“Attention all weirdos, dirtbags, creeps and related scum, I’m excited to bring you the 15th Anniversary edition of our second album “Prowler in the Yard.” Remixed and remastered in SUPER-MEGA-HATE-SOUND by Mr. Hull himself. Relapse has expanded the packaging with liner notes and a ton of old photos from when I used to dye my hair black and wear button-up shirts. In addition to an unearthed instrumental track, we’ve also included the original mix for those of you who prefer the sound of basements. Hail to all PD fans worldwide. Free Mumia Abu Jamal.“
Stop wasting time and revisit Prowler in the Yard here.
Experimental hardcore trio Down I Go have premiered their forthcoming album, You’re Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You, over at Upset Magazine. The album will officially be released this Friday, August 28, via Holy Roar Records and can be purchased here. The record is the first collection of new material since the band initially disbanded in 2011. The band offered the following comments regarding the new effort:
“We wrote this over nine days in virtual isolation at a farm on an ancient, deserted lava field in Western Iceland, …With little more than a store of Icelandic booze, some duty free sweets and a few horses for company. Stealing ideas from a borrowed book on Icelandic Legends, we threw together these ten songs. It was exhausting.
Our shows and media coverage have always woven around Holy Roar bands and we have a lot of respect for the label, so we offered the results to HR and they decided, with a bit of arm bending, to put the album out. We all believe it to be our best, most interesting work to date.”
Stream the oddball affair now.
Canadian grind masters Fuck the Facts have premiered their upcoming full-length, Desire Will Rot, over at Noisey. The album will officially be released next Tuesday, August 25, via the band’s own Noise Salvation. The record can still be pre-ordered here. If you like your grindcore forward-thinking, technical and vile, then Desire Will Rot is the perfect album for you. Stream the record after the break.
The forthcoming split EP between London’s Eye of Solitude and Netherlands-based Faal can now be streamed at Zero Tolerance Magazine. The untitled EP will be released on September 18 via Kaotoxin Records and can be pre-ordered here. Eye of Solitude‘s “Obsequies” takes up the A-side with its lumbering melancholic funeral march, while Faal‘s Gothic-tinged doom leviathan, “Shattered Hope”, occupies the B-side. Both tracks are monstrous, bleak doom masterpieces. Stream the release after the break.