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:
Ex Eye – the experimental project led by avant-garde saxophonist Colin Stetson – have premiered their debut album at Stereogum. The album will officially be out this Friday, June 23, via Relapse Records and can be purchased here. Check out the dense, throttling and wondrously odd record after the break.
Check out our new review of the record here.
Nashville progressive death metallers Enfold Darkness have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Adversary Omnipotent, via Metal Injection. The new track is titled “The Adversary, Omnipotent” and it features nearly seven minutes of blistering technicality and brutality interwoven with symphonic elements. The band also spoke to Metal Injection regarding the concept of the release:
“For 100,000 years Na’ak Ba’ran has dominated the affairs of Et through the Narcillians. It is the age of the king Ik’thran’ithul. Through his communion with the fallen God, the descendants of the Sali’un have been fully dominated.
Out of the total darkness, a child was born under the Sign of the Sun. Im’maud’hi is the last Sali’un, whose destiny is to restore the ancient ways of his people.
As he delves into the mysteries o the ancient gods, the Ultimate Truth is gifted to him. Though, it is not what he had bargained for…”
Check out the track after the break.
Adversary Omnipotent will be released on July 14 via The Artisan Era. Pre-order here.
Much like John Zorn, but perhaps not as credited as he should be, Colin Stetson has helped redefine the saxophone and pushed the boundaries of its application in music. The eclectic saxophonist and multireedist can be heard in albums by higher profile acts like Tom Waits and Bon Iver, as well as in his critically-acclaimed solo records. His singular style of playing and recording captures his complex licks, the percussive sounds of his fingers on the instrument itself, and the sounds and vibrations emitting from his throat, resulting in a haunting, otherworldly sound that is like none other.
Stetson released his newest solo venture, All This I Do For Glory, earlier this year and is yet another record in a long line of solid releases. But, apparently, this incredible piece wasn’t all he had up his sleeve for 2017.
Chicago sci-fi death metallers Gigan have announced the release of their fourth full-length album. The upcoming effort, which follows 2013’s Multi-Dimensional Fractal-Sorcery and Super Science, will be titled Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence and will be released on September 15 via Willowtip Records. The record was tracked at Big Bad Sound Studios by engineer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, etc) and will feature eight new tracks of psychedelic tech death.
Gigan sole-songwriter and guitarist Eric Hersemann commented on the impending release:
Syracuse, NY eccentric punk-grind trio Dialysis are soon set to release their debut LP, titled Pretty Men, through the band’s own Ryan Canavan’s label Hex Records (Bleak, Ed Gein, Godstopper, etc.). Following two seven-inch releases and a split with Bleak, the new album comprises 20 powerful and dynamic tracks that feature elements of noise and thrash. Various samples are also included in their quirky punk- and hardcore-filled grindcore approach, which Dialysis have now expanded with the introduction of saxophone on this record.
Pretty Men also incorporates humour into their unorthodox sound, with bizarre and colourful artwork by Ryan Besch, as well as tongue-in-cheek lyrics that bring a light-hearted aspect to the album while tackling some serious subject matter. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, Canavan (vocals, saxophone) discusses Pretty Men, how the release compares to their previous material and the decision to bring saxophone into the mix. He also talks about Dialysis’ diverse sound and the album’s lyrical themes, as well as the Syracuse music scene and much more.
Spongebob-themed powerviolence act Goolagoon and the now defunct SoCal powerviolence outfit Antichrist Demoncore have announced that they will release a new split together. This release will feature the last recorded material from ACxDC and will be given a physical release from To Live a Lie records at a later date. As of now, Goolagoon’s side of the split can be streamed in full and can be found after the break.
Tokyo, Japan post-metal/hardcore outfit Heaven In Her Arms are offering up a full stream of their new album, White Halo, via Visions. The release marks the band’s third album to date and consists of seven dramatic tracks, featuring three intertwining guitars. Check it out after the break.
Dying Fetus has a reputation of great music that hits hard with some slams as well as drive you insane with wicked technical riffing. They also seem to improve their game the longer they are around, with “Reign Supreme” being one of my favorite albums by them. “Wrong One To Fuck With” at first may seem like a straight edge hardcore band album title but the music that bleeds from this album, as well as the menacing lyrics, really makes this release one to be taken seriously. It’s been a long time since this band has released anything and it’s business as usual.