[Photo by Erik Larsson]
Swedish grind unit Gadget have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, The Great Destroyer, at No Clean Singing. The track, which is the first of five new tracks to be premiered this week, is titled “Choice of a Lost Generation” and it rips and tears through listeners with grindcore glee. Check out the high octane tune now.
The Great Destroyer will be released on March 11 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here.
After releasing two EPs in 2012 and 2014 respectively, Leipzig-based dark hardcore outfit Throwers replenish their arsenal for a devastating assault on their first full-length, Loss. The term “dark” is used here in relation to hardcore because that seems to be the perfect way to describe what’s going on here. It’s not dark in terms of grimy production and suffocating dissonance, but instead in terms of the brooding, menacing atmospheres it creates. It features all of the nuances of a good, back-breaking hardcore album, but with a somber post-metal twist. It will bash listeners with vitriolic, concussive instrumentation and, at the drop of a dime, plummet them into realms of melancholy and introspection. It’s only fitting that the record is called “Loss”, because each track is reminiscent of the emotional push and pull of grief.
The Body and Full Of Hell have released “The Butcher”, the second single off of their upcoming collaboration record, One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache. The track itself is a doom-ish cover of the Leonard Cohen track of the same name, swapping acoustic folk guitar with minimal instrumentals, dueling vocals between Chip King and Dylan Walker and fluttering noise that mimics the blues progression of the original track. Stream the cover and read more about the origins of the track over at Metal Hammer here and pre-order One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, out on CD March 25th via Neurot Recordings, here. Catch The Body and Full Of Hell supporting their upcoming record in Europe, dates and details below. Continue Reading
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Chicago death metal outfit Like Rats
(members of Hate Force
, Weekend Nachos
) have released for stream “Grief Incarnate”, the first single and album closer off of their upcoming sophomore LP, II
. The single brings back the dizzying Celtic Frost
meets 90s death metal grime of Like Rats’s
crushing debut and sets it at a pounding Godflesh
-esque pace, complete with new Justin Broadrick type vocals. Without wandering too far into hardcore territory, the sound almost recalls similar attempts by Like Rats’s
Chicago brethren in Harm’s Way
. Stream “Grief Incarnate” via BrooklynVegan here
and pre-order II on CD/vinyl via Southern Lord Recordings here
LIKE RATS Live:
TBA – Milwaukee, WI w/ Disrotted, Northless, Lifes, Owlscry [info
Downstairs – Chicago, IL w/ Disrotted, Staring Problem, Mexican Werewolf [info
Oakland death metal trio Necrot (Vastum, Acephalix, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, The Labyrinth, at Invisible Oranges. The new track is titled “Rebirth in Chaos” and it is absolutely smoldering. Furious drumming and volcanic riffs, sounding as if they were spawned in the fires of Hell, come barreling right out of the gate and do not cease their assault until the very end of the track. Check it out right now.
The Labyrinth will be released on April 15 via Tankcrimes Records.
Ontario-based exploratory progressive rock outfit Sierra have premiered their upcoming EP, 72, at Invisible Oranges. The EP will officially be self-released by the band on March 4 and can be picked up here. The album features one massive, 22-minute composition that recounts the harrowing true story of murder that took place in the band’s hometown, Kitchener-Waterloo, back in 1972. The music itself is equal parts dreamlike, ethereal and menacing. Check out the track here.
Angular post-hardcore outfit Nonpareil (The Bled, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Allergen, at Punk News. Titled “Blood Cockles and Gutter Oil”, the serpentine tune unleashes spiraling, intertwining melodies that become increasingly more intricate as the song progresses. Frontman Connor Woods said the following of the track:
“Frustration with pan-cultural xenophobia inspired these lyrics. Ethnocentrism breeds hatred. Being a foreigner in a country that is inhospitable at best to foreigners highlights and contextualizes this distinct type of hatred. As a result, self loathing dominates one’s psyche and reinforces an adversarial relationship between others and familiarity.”
Check out the track here.
Allergen will be released on April 8.
Photo Credits: Megan Holmes
Portland, OR noisy doom/sludge outfit the body have released “Hallow/Hollow”, the second single off of their upcoming pop-influenced album, No One Deserves Happiness. The track itself is a somber and paced venture that manages to packet the band’s signature artillery shell brashness with an eerie sereneness courtesy of a touch of orchestral trombone and the singing of Chrissy Wolpert of the Assembly of Light Choir. Stream “Hallow/Hollow” exclusively over at NPR here and pre-order the March 18th-expected No One Deserves Happiness over at Thrill Jockey Records here.
Spanish technical death metal outfit Wormed have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Krighsu, at Stereogum. The new track is titled “Agliptian Codex Cyborgization” and it hurts in the best way possible. The song churns and grinds with seizure-like intensity and its complexity provides some sweet, sweet psychological torment. Check it out right now!
Krighsu will be released on March 25 via Season of Mist. Pre-order here.
Greek death metal outfit Murder Made God have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Enslaved, at Decibel. Tilted “The Titan, the Fighter and the Thief”, the new tune churns out down-tuned, skull-crushing death metal supremacy in abundance. To put it simply, it is devastating. Check out the track here.
Enslaved will be released on April 15 via Comatose Music. Pre-order here.