Sumac have announced a string of West Coast and Southwest U.S. tour dates in support of their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, What One Becomes. The trek will begin Bellingham, Washington on May 20 and conclude on June 4 in Dallas. Those dates can be seen after the break.
What One Becomes will be released on June 10 via Thrill Jockey.
Italian death metal act Dominhate have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Emissaries of Morning, over at No Clean Singing. Titled “Awakening Confessiones”, the new track features all of the malevolent death metal needed to start your day. Down-tuned gore-splattered riffs, earth-shattering drumming and hell-spawned vocals all make an appearance on this intense track. Check it out after the break.
Emissaries of Morning will be released on April 22 via Lavadome Productions. Pre-order here.
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Vancouver progressive sludge outfit Astrakhan have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The new album, which follows their 2014 A Tapestry of Scabs and Skin EP, will be titled Reward in Purpose and will be released on June 10 via War on Music and Sunmask Records. The album was Recorded by Jesse Gander and Mastered by Stu McKillop at Rain City Recorders and will feature nine new tracks that, collectively, stand as one singular piece of music. The album’s artwork, track listing and teaser video can be found after the break.
The band’s back catalog can be streamed on Bandcamp.
Critically-acclaimed death metal outfit Gruesome have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Dimensions of Horror, at Decibel. Titled “Forces of Death”, the hellacious new jam churns out blistering old-school death metal inspired instrumentation that will have listeners headbanging until their necks snap. Check it out after the break and get to snappin’ that neck.
Dimensions of Horror will be released on May 20 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here.
Dark, dissonant, nauseating, disfigured, chaotic, unique – these are all words that could be used to describe the Danish grindcore outfit Piss Vortex. These Scandinavian noise makers are one of the more unique grind outfits to spawn in the last few years. Their mangled, violent sound is one that should be on the radar of grind fans everywhere, if it wasn’t already. Their 2014 self-titled effort was a maddening and twisted affair that left mental scars on those willing to subject themselves to its auditory torture. Flash-forward to the current year, Piss Vortex return with an EP that surpasses its predecessor in terms of destructiveness. The new EP, Future Cancer, is a natural progression from the self-titled record and a noticeably darker step forward. Though it may only be 12 minutes, each second is full of suffocating chaos of which there is no escape.There’s a lot of great grindcore records coming out this year, but to skip out on this little release would be blasphemous.
In this new interview with Svbterranean, Piss Vortex talk at length about their new release, the evolution of their sound and future plans.
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