Full Of Hell have released a short video teaser for their upcoming third LP, a collaborational effort with legendary Japanese noise artist Merzbow, simply entitled Full Of Hell & Merzbow. The record is poised for a November split release between Profound Lore Records and A389 Recordings, who will be handling CD and vinyl duties respectively. Besides a difference in format, the CD version is expected to contain an exclusive bonus noise disc consisting of manipulated Merzbow material in the vein of Wolf Eyes and Tribes Of Neurot according to a recent interview of guitarist Spencer Hazard by CVLT Nation. View the teaser below and be sure to catch the group on their current West Coast tour with labelmates Noisem and the legendary Dropdead, details also below. For the curious, two new tracks from the record can be heard via a filmed live set on the group’s recent UK venture, at the 6:40 and 16:30 marks. Continue reading
Animals As Leaders and The Devin Townsend Project have announced dates for a shared co-headlining North American Fall tour with direct support from djent/prog up and comers Monuments. Peep the tour dates and details after the jump (courtesy of Metal Injection). 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
Buffalo, NY prolific drum and bass powerviolence specialists Water Torture are currently streaming their debut LP, Pillbox, the first of two full-length releases set for this year (with the latter poised to be unleashed via the mighty To Live A Lie Records), directly over at label Nerve Altar’s official bandcamp. The 17 track blown-out-to-fuck opus comes ready NOW for immediate “pay what you want” digital download and pre-order via vinyl with a ship date of mid-to-late August. Additionally, the Buffalo trio have announced future split releases with Witchcult and God’s America, according to a late 2013 interview with grindcore e-zine Don’t Be Swindle and are set to embark on a UK/European tour later this month with peers KnifedOutOfExistence and Gunfinger. Stream Pillbox alongside full details for the tour below and pre-order the record via Nerve Altar here if you enjoyed it.
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.
Seattle’s post-metal/shoegaze hybrids He Whose Ox Is Gored have announced a string of West Coast tour dates that will commence in early August. The band will be touring in support of their forthcoming Rumours EP, which is due out later this year. The band is also working on their debut full length, though there is no word on when it will see the light of day just yet. You can check out the tour dates after the break and their past works on their Bandcamp Page.
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
The controversial moshcore titans in Desolated have announced dates for a sure-to-be ignorant month long US tour later this Fall alongside Florida deathcore act Traitors, our Pennsylvania metallic hardcore friends in Benchpress and New York hardcore act VICE. With a strange hierarchy of hatred, wherein metalheads have come to hate hardcore shows for the violence and in turn, the hardcore scene has come to hate Desolated for the same reasons, this tour alongside its crew of bands is going to be something. Peep full details and dates via the poster above.
Danville, California hardcore outfit Zero Progress have unleashed the first track off of their heavily under-wraps upcoming GMM Records debut LP, Champions Of Hardcore. The minute-over “United Slam” skillfully wields restrained machine gun snare-backed Infest-ian rhythms with wall-punching breaks and anthemic youth crew shout-alongs under a Ellie Loarca pro-shot video compiling the various antics and shenanigans unique to the ZP Live Experience. Peep “United Slam” along with dates for Zero Progress’s current East Coast tour with fellow Indiana chain mates, Social Damage, kicking off tomorrow in Detroit, below. Continue reading
Kayo Dot guitarist and ex-So is the Tongue frontman, Ron Varod, will embark on a string of North American tour dates this summer in support of his Zvi solo project. The touring schedule as it currently stands can be seen after the break. You can also stream his self-titled debut album as well as his eerie cover of Deftones’ “When Girls Telephone Boys” (which will also appear on our upcoming Deftones covers compilation) below as well.
Shortly after the announcement of the equally wicked Mastodon/Gojira/Kvelertak tour earlier today, the best death metal band to ever come out of New Zealand Ulcerate are finally coming back to the states to play a large handful of dates leading up to their appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest. This band is one of my favorites and I’ve been waiting years to see them so I will for sure be at the very first date in Los Angeles. Find out the full batch of dates after the jump.
New York hardcore outfit Backtrack are currently streaming their new ripper of a record, Lost In Life, exclusively over at AbsolutePunk. Blast this shit through some good speakers, room mosh, and then do it for real at one of their record release dates and/or future dates on Comeback Kid’s headlining North American tour. Pre-orders as well as limited package deals are still available at b9store.com.
Backtrack Record Release Show Dates:
- 1/11 – Backtrack (Rec Release Show), Alpha & Omega, Take Offense, Downpresser and Violent Situation @ Aladdin Jrs in Pomona, CA
- 1/12 – Backtrack (Rec Release Show), Twitching Tongues, Take Offense, New Brigade and Plead The Fifth @ Oakland Metro in Oakland, CA
Earlier this week, label Cricket Cemetery revealed teaser tracks and plans for a two-pronged assault between two of my favorite entries in the former Cryptic Passages column, Pittsburgh grinders Purge. and the Full Of Hell-affiliated Ocean City slashers Jarhead Fertilizer. To say the least, the devastating initial results show both groups have stepped up their game hard. From their sludgier origins, Jarhead Fertilizer have undergone a huge stylistic change for the better, embracing more grindiness, speed and rhythmic variety, while the solid Purge. are continually increasing the aggression and impact of their Discordance Axis meets Disembodied grind assault. Listen and decide for yourself with both teaser tracks streamable below via Cricket Cemetery’s bandcamp and an additional two tracks also streamable below as background music via a video tour promo detailing an upcoming mini-tour between the two which will span January 10th through the 12th. Follow Cricket Cemetery on Facebook here for further announcements. Continue reading
Godflesh have recently announced the rescheduled tour dates for their recently postponed U.S. tour that was supposed to commence this month. Opening acts have yet to be announced, though the group would like to retain the openers of Nails, House of Low Culture and Prurient. Below you can find the new April tour dates.