Denver atmospheric black metal outfit Wayfarer have announced the release of their third full-length album. The forthcoming effort, which follows 2016’s Old Souls, will be titled World’s Blood and will be released on May 25 via Profound Lore Records. The record was recorded live with overdubs at The Thousand Caves in New York, Mixed and Mastered by Colin Marston, and will feature five new tracks. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with the band’s upcoming touring schedule.
French black metal entity Blut Aus Nord have debuted the official music video, as well as their first music video ever, for their track “Metanoïa”. The dark, suffocating track, which appears on 2017’s Deus Salutis Meae, is set to an equally nightmarish clip directed by The Cuckoo of Swedish avant-garde metal act Terra Tenebrosa. Check out the video after the break.
It’s spring break and once again you do not have any plans. Jim from Accounting invites you and some other coworkers to a weekend getaway at some popular beach somewhere. You agree to tag along because you think you need to get out more and be more sociable. You will soon, unsurprisingly, regret your decision. Continue Reading
Searing, stampeding riffs and swelling, emotive melodies collide on Kosmogyr‘s full-length debut, Eviternity. Continue Reading
For the uninitiated, first exposure to the bizarre avant death metal of Australia’s Portal is probably like getting sucked into a literal portal to some interdimensional elsewhere that exists sandwiched between a sense of abject terror and crippling existential dread. As a live band, their presence is a singular experience that is somehow dramatic and theatrical without the cringe-inducing antics that those descriptors imply in the metal world, while also being strangely unsettling. On their 2013 opus Vexovoid, they created a massive churning maelstrom of brooding darkness that overtakes the listener with wave upon wave of unease. With the release of their new record ION, they retain their penchant for gloom and actual doom, but crank the chaos up to 100. Continue Reading
New Jersey trio Zero for Conduct are poised to release their eclectic sophomore full-length, CTRL+Z, in just a few short days. The forthcoming effort is a pop-fueled rock record full of deceptive complexity, indie rock quirkiness, earworm hooks, and a bit of Touch and Go angularity. Fans of Dinosaur Jr., fIREHOSE, Hüsker Dü, and the like, will want to keep an eye out for it. Continue Reading
Norwegian black/thrash metal outfit The Konsortium (Mayhem, ex-Enslaved, et al) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The upcoming effort, which follows the band’s 2011 self-titled debut, will be titled Rogaland and will be released on June 1 (Europe) and June 8 (North America) via Agonia Records. Mixed and mastered by Gomez at Orgone Studios (Paradise Lost, Ulver, Grave Pleasures, Primordial) and produced by F.G. Fugelli, the new record will feature eight new tracks and special guest appearances by Cpt. Estrella Grasa (Nidingr) on the tracks “Skogen” and “Arv”. Founder and mastermind Fredrik G. Fugell said the following of the new record: Continue Reading
This edition of quick reviews is some raunchy, dirty and damn good death metal from Faceless Burial based out of Australia and some nasty thrash from The Crown, based out of Sweden.
San Francisco post/progressive metal trio Grayceon (Giant Squid, et al) have premiered a new track from their upcoming fourth full-length album, IV, via Revolver. The new track is titled “Scorpion” and features the band’s signature assault of venomous guitar riffs and ethereal cello melodies. Vocalist/cellist Jackie Perez Gratz told Revolver the following about the track:
Death metal veterans Skinless have announced the release of their sixth full-length album. The upcoming effort, which follows 2015’s Only the Ruthless Remain, will be titled Savagery and will be released on May 11 via Relapse Records. The record was recorded by Tom Case at Doomsday Bunker Studio in New York and by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Colorado. The album will feature 10 new tracks and roughly 37 minutes of the band’s signature death metal blend. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, as well as a stream of the title track (via Metal Sucks).
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