Insect Ark deliver a brooding, haunting, psychedelic doom opus with their second full-length album, Marrow Hymns.
The brainchild of New York multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter, Insect Ark is a forward thinking project that has a penchant for crafting enveloping, often soul-crushing atmospheres. Its sound seems to draw from a wide range of influences, including doom metal, post-rock and psychedelia, but is none of those things as well. With Schechter’s ability to touch upon these various styles and meld them together seamlessly, and her usage of non-conventional instrumentation for music of this caliber, creates a truly unique listening experience that proves to be heavier and more dynamic than some of her more metal counterparts. Continue Reading
German winterdoom quintet Phantom Winter have premiered their forthcoming album, Into Dark Science, via The Sludgelord. The album will officially be released on March 2 via Golden Antenna Records and can be purchased here. The band issued the following comments regarding their new effort: Continue Reading
Savannah, Georgia’s Vatican and Shenandoah Valley, VA’s Heavens Die have announced a string of spring U.S. tour dates. The trek will begin on April 12 in Charleston, South Carolina, and conclude on May 4 in Baltimore. Old Wounds and Vamachara will be providing support on select dates. Check out the full schedule below.
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Chicago experimental musician Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, et al) has premiered the official video for his new track, “Goodbye Electric Sunday”, via Revolver. The track, which will appear on the forthcoming Broken Limbs Excite No Pity LP, is set to a rather somber, black-and-white directed by Jess Price. Lamont said the following of the video: Continue Reading
Chaos Echoes drift further into abstraction with their sophomore full-length release, Mouvement.
With the increasing popularity of bands like Deathspell Omega and Portal, there has been somewhat of a surge of experimental black and death metal bands in the underground scene. Much like the aforementioned acts, these bands utilize angular, dissonant guitars, atonal melodies and haunting atmospheres to craft well-constructed cacophonies that sound absolutely evil. But with most genre trends, the greater the influx of bands, the less distinguishable from each other they become. Fortunately France’s Chaos Echoes, a band that would be lumped into this category, breaks the mold and pushes the boundaries of this idiosyncratic style. Continue Reading
Californian vampyric black metal act Byyrth will unleash their gut-wrenching new album Echoes From The Seven Caves Of Blood on March 9th via Iron Bonehead Records. This is the bands second album in as many years and it is a beast, a monstrosity and a glorious slab of raw black metal. You can peep the bands new track “Blood Warfare below, courtesy of No Clean Singing. Continue Reading
Utilizing both hard rock swagger and thunderous sludge groove, Ontario’s Thy Kingdom Slum deliver some catchy and heavy tracks on their debut EP, A History of Dissent. Officially out today via Slum World Productions, the new release features five stoner-meets-heavy rock jams that will capture the hearts of fans of Lo Pan, Down, and the like. In celebration of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of the EP. If you like having your skull bashed in by down-tuned, heavy goodness, then feel free to stream the record below. Continue Reading
Belgian black metal trio Wiegedood (Oathbreaker, Amenra) have premiered the official music video for the title track to their upcoming album, De Doden Hebben Het Goed III. The 12-minute epic is set to an eerie clip, directed by the band themselves, depicting a nude, hooded man strung up by his arms struggling to break free. Check out the video after the break.
De Doden Hebben Het Goed III will be released on April 20 via Century Media. Pre-order here.
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Denver trio Of Feather and Bone have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Bestial Hymns of Perversion, via CVLT Nation. Titled “Hymn of Perversion”, the new track churns out four throttling minutes of disgusting death metal that flirts with grindcore sensibilities. Check out the track after the break.
Bestial Hymns of Perversion will be released on March 23 via Profound Lore Records. Pre-order here.