Revocation have unleashed “Labyrinth Of Eyes”, the third single from the group’s upcoming fifth LP and Metal Blade Records debut, Deathless. Taking a retreat from the brutality of the two prior singles, “Madness Opus” and “Deathless”, “Labyrinth Of Eyes” is a mid-paced, technical and rather notey number, invoking Cynic-ian overtones whilst still maintaining the darker feel of the new album. Check out “Labyrinth Of Eyes” via Invisible Oranges here and pre-order Deathless out next Tuesday via Metal Blade Records here. Catch Revocation supporting Deathless now on the remaining dates of their current tour run with the legendary Crowbar, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy and Armed For Apocalypse and later on their European run with Cannibal Corpse and Aeon and even later on their Australian run with Thy Art Is Murder, full details below. Continue reading
Harm’s Way most recently released their Blinded EP on Deathwish Inc. in 2013, the first release with the label since their contract signing earlier that year.
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
Newly groovy California metallic hardcore act Mizery (formerly Half Time) have made available for streaming their wicked debut EP, Survive The Vibe. Recorded by Taylor Young at the Pit Studios and mixed by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege, the Leeway-recalling Survive The Vibe will be available first to attendees of the band’s record release show this Friday at Programme Skate & Sound In Fullerton, California and is due up for online order the following day via Lion’s Share Records. Alternatively, it is available for 1000 bones for digital download now for true players. Check out Survive The Vibe below along with details for the record release show. 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.
Revocation have released the first episode of the Making-Of special feature for their upcoming Metal Blade Records debut and fifth LP, Deathless. Shot by Naughty Mantis Productions, who recently brought forwards Whitechapel’s crowd-funded documentary, the pro-shot footage features one-on-one interviews with each individual band member on the weight and inner gimmicks of the new record. Personally, I feel the video missed the opportunities for the band’s well known comedic shenanigans but it’s a pretty tight affair. Peep the teaser below and be sure to catch Revocation on one of their upcoming tours (US with Crowbar, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy and Armed For Apocalypse, Europe with death metal peers Cannibal Corpse and Aeon and Australia with Thy Art Is Murder). Deathless comes out the 14th Of October. Pre-order it on CD and vinyl via Metal Blade here.
Death metal supergroup Bloodbath have officially announced the first details for their long-awaited fourth LP, Grand Morbid Funeral, the group’s latest effort following 2008’s The Fathomless Mastery. Due out November 17th via Peaceville Records, this record will feature an as-of-yet unknown new frontman (due out for reveal on September 16th by Metal Hammer), in place of long-running vocalist Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) and will be due for another slight style change as has been tradition for each of the band’s releases, remaining nevertheless death metal in essence according to guitarist Anders Nystrom through Metal Hammer. Further news for the LP will be released closer to launch date. For now, you can peep Grand Morbid Funeral’s artwork below.
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
Long-running Lansdale, PA metallic hardcore outfit Dysphoria have returned with their first new material in fourteen years, in the form of a three track demo that is available for streaming now on the band’s official Stereokiller and for purchase on CD at all upcoming shows. The new material was recorded with engineer Matt Buckley of Bowling Gotter Recordings, also known for working with Mother Of Mercy on their album Symptoms Of Existence. Stream Dysphoria’s Demo 2014 here and download on a name-your-price basis all of the band’s past catalog via their official bandcamp here.
It’s difficult to reconcile that Happy Diving has only been a band for a little under a year. With only a four track demo out so far, the criminally unknown East Bay, California band embody a natural propensity for eased songwriting with catchy hooks and melodies that suggest a band in the long term, combining the groove and drive of early Weezer and California X alongside the depressive morose of shoegaze and dream pop into a unique concoction all their own. Today brings the second single, “Sad Planet”, off of the group’s recently announced, upcoming debut LP, Big World, recorded earlier this year with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Whirr). It’s a track that’s more of the same, in a best way possible. Stream “Sad Planet” along with the first single “Weird Dream” below and pre-order Big World, due October 21st via Father/Daughter Records, here.
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.
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
Revamped and ready for more sequels, cinemagrind act Graf Orlock are currently streaming a new track off of their upcoming EP, Trailer, entitled “Nursing A Hangover”, the group’s latest material since 2012’s Heat-themed Los Angeles EP. Intended to provide a glimpse into the group’s direction for their Fall-expected LP, Crime Traveller, the aptly titled Trailer EP will screen three new tracks (“Nursing A Hangover”, “A Decent Proposal in a Shitty Alley” as well as the title track “Trailer”, which is helmed by actor Kevin Gage) and will be available to upcoming tour attendees to the group’s upcoming East Coast run with Dangers and Holy as well as internet denizens now through pre-order on Vitriol Records. Stream “Nursing A Hangover” below, pre-order Trailer via Vitriol Records here and peep the tour dates below (courtesy of BrooklynVegan), the first three of which will see Ceremony, subbing in for Graf Orlock and Holy.
After nearly two years of supporting their debut LP, Down With The Devil, Philadelphia metallic hardcore goons, Rock Bottom, are finally ready to release new material. Debuting the video for a new song entitled “Life’s Bitch” today, the five-piece announced plans for a release of a new 7″ entitled Moral Decay, due out on Fast Break! Records later this Fall. Stream the video for “Life’s Bitch” below and follow Rock Bottom on Facebook here for further updates. Fellow Pennsylvanians and travelers for this year’s This Is Hardcore Festival can catch the band opening up for the fest on Thursday alongside Crowbar, Code Orange Kids, Xibalba, Noisem and Killswitch Engage among others. Continue reading