Texan post-rock outfit Explosions in the Sky have announced the release of their seventh full-length album and follow-up to 2011’s Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. The album will be titled The Wilderness and will be released on April 1. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with the new track, “Disintegration Anxiety”.
Pre-order the record here.
[Photo by Véronique Mouteau]
French grindcore unit Miserable Failure have announced the release of a new collector’s edition cassette release. The new release, which will be limited to 100 copies, will be titled Unheimlich and will see the light of day on April 15 via Kaotoxin Records. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the new track, “Author of His Own Misfortune”.
Pre-orders can be found here.
Portland sludge rockers Red Fang have announced that they will return to the studio in February to record their fourth full-length album, the follow-up to 2013’s Whales and Leeches, with famed producer Ross Robinson. Drummer John Sherman comments:
“I’ve never been more excited about making a record in my life,…The writing process for this album has been super fun and full of energy and good vibes. And the opportunity to work with Ross Robinson is so crazy – I’ve got goose bumps just talking about it!!”
The band will be playing the following two shows while en route to Robinson’s studio in Venice, California:
Feb 17 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s
Feb 18 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Swedish post-hardcore outfit Traktor have announced the release of their second full-length album. The new record will be titled Mean Business (artwork above) and will be released on February 19 via Atlas Recs. The band released the record’s first single, “No Filter”, last year and it can be streamed after the break. A video for “No Filter” can also be found below as well. More info on the record, including track listing, to be released in the coming weeks.
[Photo by Pauliina Lindell]
Finnish cosmic black metallers Oranssi Pazuzu have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Värähtelijä, at Spin. Titled “Hypnotisoitu Viharukous”, this new track is wonderfully discombobulating. Knife-like tremolo-picked riffs, soaked in a multitude of effects, aurally assault the listener alongside psychotic vocals and eccentric keyboards. Check out the psychedelic jam after the break.
Värähtelijä will be released on February 29 via Svart Records (Europe) and 20 Buck Spin. Pre-orders can be picked up here, here and here.
[Photo by Mark Dawusk]
Chicago’s instrumental metal aficionados Pelican have announced a new spring European tour; their first European tour since 2013. The trek will commence on April 28 and will conclude on May 13. The tour will also see the band performing at festivals such as Desertfest, Young Team Festival and A Colossal Weekend among others. Check out the touring schedule after the break.
[Photo by Nathaniel Shannon]
Detroit psycho punks Child Bite have announced a new string of winter North American tour dates. The tour will span from February 11 to February 21 and will see the band accompanied by Against the Grain and Poison Idea on select dates. Frontman Shawn Knight comments:
“Us Child Bite assholes have been chomping at the bit to hit the road again. Feels weird to sit still for more than a week or so. We are tickled pink to finally be doing a few out of state shows with our Detroit bros Against The Grain! Both of our bands have been hitting it hard for a while now; I’m glad we can combine forces. We met Poison Idea when we both played Berserker Fest last year, so when they asked us to do some East Coast and Canadian dates with them we responded with a resounding, ‘duh!.’ These are our first shows of the New Year and we are ready to blast off with a big kaboom!”
Check out the tour dates after the break.
Philadelphia post-metal astronauts Rosetta have released a special rarities collection entitled A Dead-Ender’s Reunion. The release collects remixes, B-sides and retrospectives that span the band’s entire career, from 2003 to the present. The compilation can be streamed and downloaded after the break.