French black metal outfit Glorior Belli have released a new track from their upcoming album, Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes), which is due out on May 6 via Agonia Records. The track in question is the album’s opening movement, “Lies-Strangled Skies”, which kicks off the record with a triumphant bang. Furious blast-beats and melodic hell-spawned guitars converge upon the listener and will leave them battered, bruised and completely satisfied. Check out the track after the break.
Pre-order the record here.
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Oakland-based dark punk outfit Alaric have premiered a new track from their upcoming full-length, End of Mirrors, at Invisible Oranges. Titled “Mirrors”, the new jam churns out an infectious rhythm that carries dark, psychedelic, post-punk-inspired atmospheres along with it. Check out the wonderfully gloomy tune here.
End of Mirrors will be released on May 6 via Neurot Recordings/Sentient Ruin Laboratories. Pre-order here.
In addition to their upcoming European trek with Abigail Williams and Cult Leader, Finnish grinders Rotten Sound have announced a string of North American and Mexican tour dates. The new trek will begin on May 25 in Brooklyn and will wrap up on June 11 in Mexico City. Check out the full list of dates below.
Rotten Sound‘s new record, Abuse to Suffer, is available now via Season of Mist.
Swedish death metal unit Omophagia have premiered their forthcoming album, In the Name of Chaos, over at Metal Insider. The album will officially be released this Friday, April 15, via Unique Leader Records. Pre-order here. The record features truly annihilating death metal with a eye towards the more technical side of things, without sacrificing the much needed slamming brutality. Check out the record here.
The band’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Post-metal/shoegaze hybrids Spotlights have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Tidals, over at Revolver. Titled “The Grower”, the track features behemoth-sized down-tuned guitar and bass riffs that march along menacingly as layers of atmosphere and effects swirl about overhead. Check out the melodic yet crushing tune here.
Tidals will be released on May 13 via Crowquill Records. Pre-order here.
Atlanta post-goth trio Dead Register have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Fiber, over at Creative Loafing Atlanta. Titled “Drawing Down”, the eight-minute leviathan crawls forth gloomy, menacing melodies and specter-like atmospheres that build to towering Gothic sludge. Check out the track at this location
Fiber will be released on May 7.
German duo Mantar have premiered their upcoming full-length, Ode to the Flame, over at Decibel. The album will officially be released this Friday, April 15, via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can still be placed here. This massive, blistering record features a hellacious amalgam of crust, death metal, black metal and practically every malevolent metal/hardcore subgenre out there. Check it out after the break along with the band’s upcoming touring schedule.
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RLYR – the new instrumental trio featuring Trevor de Brauw (Pelican), Steven Hess (Locrian) and Colin DeKulper (Bloodiest, ex-Russian Circles) – have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album, Delayer, over at Noisey. Titled “Slipstream Summer”, the new track features stomping, fuzzed out guitar and bass grooves that bring City of Echoes-era Pelican to mind, but with a slight post-hardcore edge. The track can be streamed after the break.
Delayer will be released on June 17 via Magic Bullet Records. Pre-order here.
The band’s upcoming tour dates can also be found below.
Norwegian riff conjurers Kvelertak have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Nattesferd, over at Stereogum. The new track is titled “Berserkr” and it features a healthy dose of Kvelertak-brand melodic, high octane riff acrobatics. Though the track is a lot more frenetic than previous single, “1985”, the track still maintains a similar feel. Check out the track after the break.
Nattesferd will be released on May 13 via Roadrunner Records.