Canadian masters of blackened death metal Necronomicon are set to release their fifth studio album, Advent of the Human God, next week (March 25). Since forming in the late ’80s, the Montreal, QC trio have offered up a unique approach to the sub-genre, constantly progressing over the years. Advent of the Human God sees a more symphonic side of Necronomicon, amalgamating orchestral elements and atmospheric ambience with harsh, chugging rhythms and unrelenting brutal blasts. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, frontman Rob “the Witch” Tremblay discusses the new album and how Necronomicon have evolved over the past few decades, as well their Celtic Frost influence, lyrical themes, the Canadian scene and more. Continue Reading
The Body and Full of Hell have released the official video for their track “Fleshworks” at Noisey. The noisy, electronic-fueled track, which will appear on their upcoming collaborative album One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, is set to a Mitch Wells (Thou)-directed clip depicting the “abduction” of a pregnant woman. Full of Hell vocalist Dylan Walker comments:
“We went into this track wanting to create a song that was mellow yet driving,…We were certainly channeling a lot of what The Body has been moving towards and a lot of what Full of Hell has been into for some time. Dave, Lee, Seth and Keith [Machines With Magnets] all played drums on this track at the same time. It was a great feeling to have Chrissy Wolpert of the Assembly Of Light Choir singing on the track as well. Our friend Mitch Wells [Thou] created the video with only the lyrics and basic album themes to guide him. He made something that is very different for both bands and something we are very proud of. He captured what we were writing about from an angle that we hadn’t even considered.”
Check out the video after the break along with the bands’ upcoming tour dates.
One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache will be released on March 25 via Neurot Recordings. Pre-order here.
Progressive death/thrash outfit Hemotoxin have unleashed a new track from their upcoming album, Biological Enslavement, at Metal Underground. The new track is the blistering “Forgotten Faces”, which is full of spiraling technicality and brutal bashing. The band churn out high octane, complex thrash adjacent instrumentation that leads to down-tuned, slam death beatdowns and melodic metallic dirges. Check out the tune after the break.
Biological Enslavement will be released on April 15 via Unspeakable Axe Records.
Chicagoan atmospheric black metallers Vukari have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Divination, which follows the band’s 2014 En to Pan EP. Titled “Sovereignty Through Extreme Tyranny”, the nearly nine-minute stormer unleashes furious blast-beats, scathing vocals and terrorizing guitar assaults that are both bludgeoning and soothingly melodic. Check out the lengthy jam after the break.
The release date for Divination has yet to be announced.
Swedish melodic death/doom outfit October Tide have premiered a new track from their impending new record, Winged Waltz, at Decibel. The new tune is titled “Nursed by the Cold” and, as the title suggests, is full of icy, dreary yet heavy instrumentation. The song steadily trudges along as melodic riffs full of sullen emotion drag everyone into a pit of despair to be pummeled by furious doom. Check out the track after the break.
Winged Waltz will be released on April 22 via Agonia Records. Pre-order here.
Californian “darkwave hardcore” outfit Tidemouth have released a new, four-track EP via their Bandcamp page. Titled Pop Songs, the new EP builds upon the material presented on their previous Velvet and Stone full-length and features more aggressive, eccentric takes on their unique darkened post-punk sound. Check out the release after the break and download it at this location.
Brooklyn’s Black Black Black have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, Altered States of Death and Grace, at Exclaim. Titled “Lloyd Needs Meds”, the new track revolves around a swelling, psychedelic stoner riff that slowly grows into a wall of kaleidoscopic sound complete with catchy, hovering vocal melodies. Check out the track at this location.
Altered States of Death and Grace will be released on March 25 via Aqualamb Records. Pre-order here.
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Dead Cross – the new outfit featuring former and current members of Slayer, The Locust, Retox and more – have premiered a new track from their upcoming album at Rolling Stone. Titled “We’ll Sleep When They’re Dead”, the new track unleashes incendiary thrashing hardcore that amalgamates all of the strengths of the bands Dead Cross‘ members have been apart of. Check out the track after the break.
Details surrounding Dead Cross‘ debut recording, including release date, have yet to be announced.
Stockholm crust quartet Victims have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Sirens, at Revolver. Tilted “Errors”, the new track is full of furious d-beat and grimy yet melodic hardcore riffage that will inspire listeners everywhere to jump off their furniture and spin-kick in their living rooms. Fans of Tragedy and the like might want to take note of this track. Stream it here.
Sirens will be released on April 15 via Tankcrimes Records.
Check out their forthcoming tour dates after the break.
Detroit noise makers Child Bite have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Negative Noise, at No Clean Singing. The new track is titled “Video Blood” and it features a churning ocean of riffs that will make listeners seasick. The guitars unleash dissonant, jagged riffs that twitch and bounce in a Jesus Lizard fashion while vocalist Shawn Knight delivers his infamous psychotic howl. Knight comments:
“‘Video Blood’ is a bit different from the rest of the batch. We wanted to counter the more complicated tunes on Negative Noise by having some simpler ones. Everything from the bass lines to the repetitive lyrics to the overall structure are paired down from what we tend to do. Lyrically, it’s about violence in entertainment. It’s the antithesis of thinking that these types of films and games are bad for kids; my stance in the song is that it’s good to be exposed and desensitized to that stuff. It has as much to do with the PMRC/Parental Advisory stickers as it does Columbine as it does that scene in A Clockwork Orange where Malcolm McDowell has his eyes forced open. Obviously, my references are of immediate relevance. All kidding aside, it can be summed up by this line from the song; ‘Artificial violence satisfies the dark urges within.’”
Check out the track here.
Negative Noise will be released on April 1 via Housecore Records.