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Brooklyn noise rockers Couch Slut have premiered a new track from their upcoming sophomore album, Contempt, via NPR. Titled “Company Picnic with Dust Off”, the nearly five-minute track crawls forth with sludgy, abrasive and brooding noise rock stylings that will excite any fan of Amphetamine Reptile’s catalog, or just intensely heavy tunes in general. Check out the single after the break.
Contempt will be released on July 28 via Gilead Media. Pre-order here.
Brutal death metal and slam is nothing to take seriously and some times it’s best not to even mind what the album art or title are trying to portray. In this case, it’s a band called Fetal Disgorge, releasing an album called “Mass Female Degradation” (TRIGGERED) and the artwork itself (by Mottla Art) is incredibly grotesque and ultra offensive. Just the way slam should be.
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Post-hardcore outfit Less Art (Kowloon Walled City, Thrice, Curl Up and Die) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut, Strangled Light, via Brooklyn Vegan. Titled “Wandering Ghost”, the five-minute slow-burner features sprawling, angular instrumentation that sounds like what would happen if sister band Kowloon Walled City covered Slint‘s Spiderland. Check out the track after the break.
Strangled Light will be released on July 28 via Gilead Media. Pre-order here.
Check out our review of the record here.
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Cattle Decapitation have announced that they will headline MetalSucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents: The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings this fall. The lengthy trek will span from October 10 through November 20 and will see the band joined by the likes of Revocation, Full of Hell and Artificial Brain on most stops of the tour. Check out the full schedule below.
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Noise rock pioneers Unsane have released the details surrounding their forthcoming eighth studio album, Sterilize, which will be released on September 29 via Southern Lord. The record, which follows 2012’s Wreck, was recorded by bassist/vocalist Dave Curran at Gatos Trail Studios in Yucca Valley, California, mixed by Andrew Schneider at Acre in New York City, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
The band will be embarking on a July/August run with Fashion Week in support of the upcoming release. Those dates can be seen below.
A new song called “Fix It”, which will be featured exclusively on Amphetamine Reptile’s Bash 17 7″, can also be found below.
Hey there, my name is Marc and I play in a band called Greber and do some other solo shit that I call Cancelled. Making music is something that I have loved to do since I was young and still love to this day. Taking an idea, tweaking it with others and seeing it grow is a short rivaled feeling for me.
For a few years now I have been asking some song and riff writers I admire how they go from having a rough idea to finishing a song. I would ask about their general process, creative influences and basically what worked for them and why. More recently I figured it would be fun to record these Q&A sessions and put them up for others to listen to…so here they are. I’m not an expert by and means but I hope that by being a fly on the wall for these you can steal a few ideas and get more stoked on writing shit.
We’ll be releasing one a month on the main site, which will soon be available on iTunes as well.
The first one I did was with the guitarist of Converge, Kurt Ballou. He had a ton of great stuff to say about how the Converge writing process goes, how he got into writing and things he finds help them not over-edit their work. Bon Listening.
Denver experimental noise project Many Blessings – the solo efforts of Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb – has released a new EP via Bandcamp. The new effort, titled How Very Much I Loved You, features two new tracks of unsettling soundscapes that delight fans of Merzbow, Wolf Eyes of Nurse With Wound. Check out the release after the break.
Dayton, OH experimental post-metal band Close the Hatch have announced the release of their upcoming six-track EP, titled VI, this September. The follow-up to their 2016 Death & Resistance EP is set to progress the band’s sound to the next level, with sludgier rhythms and more ambient tones incorporated into their intensely heavy, doom-laden style.
In anticipation of the new release, Close the Hatch are offering up an exclusive taste of the EP right here on Svbterranean, with a video for the track “II.” The song comprises nearly five minutes of abrasive riffs, combined with dark, droning dissonance and harsh vocals, while the accompanying video was filmed/directed by Josh Gwin and features the band jamming out in a warehouse space. Check it out after the break, along with the artwork and track listing for VI.
Brooklyn hardcore/mathcore outfit Tiger Flowers have premiered their new EP, The Vicious Heart, via Metal Sucks. The new effort, which follows 2014’s Dead Hymns LP, will officially be released tomorrow, June 23, through Still Water Recordings. Frontman Jesse James Madre said the following regarding the release:
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Instrumental rock duo INTRCPTR – which features Pelican drummer Larry Herweg and 5ive guitarist Ben Carr – have released a new track from their forthcoming debut album, I, via Brooklyn Vegan. The new track is titled “Sandstorms” and is full of sludgy groove and seismic, riff-heavy moments. The band told Brooklyn Vegan the following about the tune: