Swedish death metal outfit Temisto have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled album at No Clean Singing. Titled “Succubus”, the new track churns out malevolent, dissonant riffs that will grind listeners into bits. Black metal adjacent tremolo picked madness and haunting melodies also make an appearance on this high octane beast of a tune. Check out the track after the break along with the previously released track, “Above Sacred Ground”.
Temisto will be released on February 26 via Pulverized Records. Pre-order here.
Pennsylvanian post-hardcore/post-rock hybrids Aniqatia have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Luminous, at Heavy Blog is Heavy. Titled “February”, the new track features five slow-burning moments of moody, shimmer post-rock that is met with driving post-hardcore rhythms and attitude, with a touch of emo added for good measure. The band commented on the new tune:
“’February’ was chosen as the first single off of Luminous because it takes all the varying dynamics found on the EP and combines them into a roller-coaster of a song. The track contains a little bit of everything that we pride ourselves in as a band and we are eager to share it with everyone. Lyrically, ‘February’ explores naturalistic themes about the harsh Winter we had last year here in Pennsylvania. Most of the writing for Luminous happened during that very long and frustrating Winter, which gave way to the ominous tones that can be heard on ‘February’ and throughout the rest of the EP.
Check out the track here.
Luminous will be released on March 11 via Nefarious Industries. The band’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Arizonian post-hardcore outfit Nonpareil – which comprises former members of The Bled, Abigail Williams and more – have announced the release of their debut EP. The EP, was tracked at 513 Analog in Tempe, Arizona by Ryan Breen, and was mastered by Jordon Zadorozny, will be titled Allergen and will be released on April 8. Vocalist Connor Woods (Abigail Williams) commented on the lyrical nature of the upcoming effort:
“I wrote the lyrics while experiencing first hand the plight of a Third World country only now in the midst of its own Industrial Revolution. Themes of alienation, isolation and an aversion to the misguidedness of human progress permeate every moment of the band’s music. Allergen is as much a cry for help and awareness amidst a fog of confusion and disharmony as it is a 20-minute slab of plodding, introspective rock n’ roll.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the new, angular, dizzying tune “No Elbows” (via New Noise).
[Photo by Tim Klöcker]
German extreme metal duo Mantar have announced the release of their sophomore full-length, and follow-up to 2014’s Death by Burning. The new record will be titled Ode To The Flame and will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on April 15. The band commented on the upcoming effort:
“The title Ode To The Flame is chosen in tradition of the debut record, Death By Burning to maintain the cleansing power of fire as the key theme. Fire is able to reset anything and will erase this planet one day from any plague that’s been around. Furthermore it’s obviously an ode to passion and iron will. Ode To The Flame isn’t dramatic, it’s drastic. By all means. We discussed the possibility of having no cover at all,…We kinda liked the idea of boycotting the need of any so called ‘art’ which bands try to get people’s attention with. The theme of the record is so one-dimensional and obvious that we decided to skip artwork and just put the title on the record to make it look more like an old book. A manifest, a challenge. We don’t want people to speculate about any meaning. The meaning is clear: kill, destroy, fuck shit up.”
A short teaser of a new track titled “Era Borealis” can be found after the break, along with some studio footage, upcoming tour dates and a stream of Death by Burning.
Pre-order the record here.
Japanese innovators Boris and Merzbow have premiered new tracks from their upcoming collaborative album, Gensho, at Rolling Stone. Gensho is a unique release that will feature over 150 minutes of new music. Boris‘ contributions are reworkings of classic tracks from the band’s back catalog, while Merzbow‘s tracks are new compositions. Though they can be played separately, both discs are intended to be played at the same time at varying volumes so that the listener may experience their own “gensho/phenomenon”. The new tracks in question are a reworking of Boris‘ “Heavy Rain”, which originally appeared on their Noise LP, and a new Merzbow cut titled “Goloka Pt. 2”. Check out both tracks after the break and play them at the same time, adjusting the volumes for each for the desired effect.
Gensho will be released on March 18 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here.