Following a series of return announcements on Metal Hammer magazine, the newly-Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) fronted Bloodbath have unleashed “Unite In Pain”, the first taste of the death metal supergroup’s long-awaited upcoming LP, Grand Morbid Funeral, due out November 17th on Peaceville Records. The track itself is a move backwards towards the group’s time on Nightmares Made Flesh and Resurrection Made Carnage rather than the more groove-oriented The Fathomless Mastery, grimier HM-2 sound, death metal explosions and familiar doomy dirges all in tow. In lieu of Peter Tagtren and Mikael Akerfeldt’s former capacities in the band, Holmes fills his vocal role well, adding a more clarified and pronounced growl to the mix. Stream “Unite In Pain” exclusively via Metal Hammer here, peep the track-list for Grand Morbid Funeral below and pre-order the record on CD, vinyl and bundle packages via Peaceville Records here and O-Merch here. Continue reading
Kansas City/Chicago “skin” hardcore group Spine (members of Weekend Nachos, Sorry Excuse) have made available for stream “Counterfeit”, the first single off of their upcoming, long-delayed and awaited debut LP, Time Has Gone. The full record will be made available sometime in November on John Nachos’s label Bad Teeth Recordings with a record release show set for the 15th of that month in Kansas City. In addition, the band have announced plans for a California weekend tour in December. Stream the vicious “Counterfeit” below and follow Bad Teeth Recordings here for the latest updates on Time Has Gone as well as all future Bad Teeth releases.
Spine’s latest release was their split with The Repos, out last year on Bad Teeth Recordings.
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.
Up and coming Philadelphia post-punk group Dark Blue (members of Clockcleaner, Ceremony and Paint It Black) are currently streaming “Here On the Chandelier”, the second single off of their upcoming Jade Tree Records debut LP, Pure Reality, exclusively over at BrooklynVegan. In addition, the band have announced a slew of tourdates with various guests including Dick Diver, PC Worship, Free Time and Pleasure Leftists. Stream “Here On The Chandelier” here, pre-order Pure Reality here and peep full tour dates for Dark Blue below. Continue reading
Out of the blue, Greensboro, NC grindcore/crust unit Torch Runner have returned, along with details for their upcoming sophomore LP, Endless Nothing, which if the debut single “Godlust” is any sign, signals only an amplification of brutalistic quality for the group. Due out September 30th via Southern Lord Records, Endless Nothing is an effort “reaching new depths of auditory violence”, according to the group’s press release. As the evidence stands so far, I believe it. Check out the new track “Godlust” along with full album artwork and tracklistings for Endless Nothing below.
Wilmington, NC hardcore up and comers Society Sucker have released a new track entitled “Repeat Offender” off of their upcoming debut self-titled EP, due out September 16th via GTR! Records. Stream it below and pre-order Society Sucker on its various vinyl variations here or digitally here if you like what you hear.
Society Sucker’s previous release was their 2013 Demo, available for stream and free download via their official bandcamp here.
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
Western Massachusetts metallic hardcore group Revenge have released a new track entitled “Coven Ov The Wolf” off of their upcoming third LP, The Heavens Are Empty. The record will be self-released on drummer Will Hirst’s new up and coming label Rat Trax Records this September. Stream the track below and pre-order The Heavens Are Empty on digital download here or on CD here or pick it up direct at the band’s record release show at The Waterfront in Holyoke, MA on September 14th. Continue reading
Cinemagrind executioners Graf Orlock are back with “A Decent Proposal In A Shitty Alley”, the second cut of three (of which the third features actor Kevin Gage in some manner) off of their Trailer EP, the prelude and teaser to the group’s upcoming Fall LP Crime Traveller. Among the longer of the group’s tracks and possibly its longest, the over four minute track appeals more to the group’s hardcore direction as explored in their Los Angeles EP with the lingering progression of southern-tinged hard rock, not far off of Every Time I Die’s trajectory. Stream the track exclusively via Noisey here, pre-order Trailer via Vitriol Records here or pick it up live on one of the band’s dates on their upcoming East Coast tour with Holy and Dangers, full dates and details below. Continue reading
Following both a short live return last April as well as a recorded one via the release of this year’s Decline & Fall EP, industrial metal mammoths Godflesh have officially announced details for their upcoming LP, A World Lit Only By Fire, the group’s first since 2001’s Hymns. Set to be unleashed October 6th via frontman Justin K. Broadrick’s very own Avalanche Recordings, track listing and artwork for A World Lit Only By Fire can be viewed below in addition to a stream of the battering debut single “New Dark Ages”, a number which mirrors the trudge and grime of the group’s early discography. According to some investigation by metal site Blabbermouth who tracked down an interview by Broadrick with French station Le 106, you can expect more of the same on the full-length. Both Godflesh practitioners, Green and Broadrick noted in the radio interview that Fire will be a return to form, adhering to the initial essence of the band and the direction and spirit of the first three releases. Continue reading
Pitchfork has unveiled pro-shot footage from their music festival in Chicago earlier this month of Deafheaven performing a new track entitled “From The Kettle To The Coil”. The video footage arrived yesterday with tweets of the above image and the caption “It is done. Come August, it’s yours.” with the PRP reporting that the newly performed track will be part of Adult Swim‘s free singles series for this year, scheduled for release and download on August 25th. The track is standard Deafheaven fare, continuing alongside the revamped direction of Sunbather, though there is a trudging number around the 2:00 minute mark that could foretell a harsher direction for the band in the future. Stream the video for “From The Kettle To The Coil” below and bookmark the Adult Swim Singles page for future reference. Continue reading
Pittsburgh, PA metallic hardcore/beatdown co-op Unit 731 are currently streaming a new single entitled “Immolation” off of their upcoming third full-length LP and Harm Reduction Records (helmed by Jami from Code Orange and Patrick From Self Defense Family) debut, The Hive Mind, on their official bandcamp. Following off of the promise of the group’s first single “Altar Of Waste”, “Immolation” sees Unit 731 at their peak, melding the group’s bludgeoning beatdown roots with a new found sense of variation and transition. Stream “Immolation” below, catch Unit 731 on their upcoming August European tour with No Zodiac and Ablaze (details below) and lookout for pre-orders for The Hive Mind as well as all the excellent upcoming records on Harm Reduction Records soon.
Finnish death/doom act Swallowed are currently streaming a new track entitled “Arterial Mists Of Doom” off of their upcoming debut full-length effort, Lunarterial, poised for a split release on vinyl, CD and digital between Dark Descent Records and Me Saco Un Ojo on October 14th. Revamped and shortened off of the group’s 2010 self-titled EP, “Arterial Mists…” is the final brutal incantation of “The Dying Misted In The Bloodstream”, taking less a page from the gloom of Asphyx for a bite of the chaotic Teitanblood and Blasphemy. Armed with absolutely grueling production, the track sludges across like Cheryl being consumed by the woods in Evil Dead, its blasts and builds like the wringing apart of bone by rotten branches, ultimately building to a body-shattering conclusion ala Frank from Hellraiser. Pure fucking filth. Stream “Arterial Mists Of Doom” exclusively via Noisey here, peep the album artwork by Swiss artist Peter Birkhäuser below and be on the lookout for pre-orders on the horizon soon. Continue reading
The recently renamed Code Orange have released a new track entitled “My World” off of their upcoming sophomore LP, I Am King, in conjunction with the opening of pre-orders for the record as well as announcements for an upcoming Fall tour with direct support from Los Angeles metallic hardcore act Twitching Tongues and indirect support from peers (Soul Search, War Hungry, Nails, Discourse, Axis and Blistered) whose appearances will vary by tour date. Aside from the trimming of denomination, the first two singles released for I Am King so far, the title track along with this most recent number, feature a similar change (in my opinion, for the better), narrowing down the band’s technical metalcore assault for a simpler approach that still retains the band’s experimental edge. Stream “My World” exclusively over at Alternative Press here, peep the poster and details for Code Orange’s upcoming tour below and pre-order I Am King via Deathwish Inc. here. Continue reading