France’s critically-heralded metallers Gojira have announced the release of their highly-anticipated full-length follow-up to 2012’s L’Enfant Sauvage. The new record will be titled Magma and will be released on June 17 via Roadrunner Records. Guitarist/vocalist Joe Duplantier commented on the upcoming effort:
“We are very excited to release our new album MAGMA. We put everything we had into these songs. This album is our flesh and blood.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with the official video for their new track, “Stranded”, and their upcoming tour itinerary.
Pre-order the record here.
Swedish metal enigmas Terra Tenebrosa have announced the release of their third full-length recording. The impending album, which follows their well-received 2013 effort The Purging, will be titled The Reverses and will be released on June 17 (June 22 in North America) via Debemur Morti Productions on digital and CD formats, with vinyl pressings to follow sometime thereafter. The album will consist of seven new compositions and will feature contributions from Jonas A Holmberg (This Gift is a Curse), Alex Stjernfeldt (The Moth Gatherer), MkM (Antaeus) and Vindsval (Blut Aus Nord)
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
South Carolinian progressive death metal trio Enthean have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Priests of Annihilation, at Crown of Viserys. Titled “Ekpyrosis”, the rapidly shape-shifting track combines elements of blistering tech death, black metal, progressive metal complexity and symphonic eccentricity. It’s a dizzying, multi-faceted journey that is equally heavy and jaw-dropping. Check out the track after the break.
Priests of Annihilation will be released on May 20.
If you grew up with your teenage years filtered through the horridness of the early 2000s deathcore genre, you’ve probably ended up watching or being shown a hypothetical YouTube video entitled “HARDEST DEATHCORE BREAKDOWNS OF 2008”. This hypothetical video was most likely a cacophony of monotonously rhythmic, one-note chug sections, driven out of a slew of now-dead bands that existed as a physical manifestation of that one-note monotony. Like Rats is a band that’s sort of like that video, except that their hypothetical video is entitled “HARDEST RIFFS OF 80s/90s EXTREME METAL” and it’s a chopped and screwed mash-up rather than a straight compilation. And by that charge, Like Rats do not fall into the same pit of ruin. Their one-note monotony is replaced by personal vision and ambitions and is backed by adherence to the freshness, innovation and drive of a time where a Morbid Angel did not sound like a Gorguts did not sound like an Immolation and on and on. Continue Reading
Black metal duo Sarcoptes have premiered their new full-length album, Songs and Dances of Death, over at Black Metal and Brews. The album is officially out today via Cimmerian Shade Recordings and can be purchased here. The album features a hellraising blend of symphonic black metal and pulverizing death metal. It’s dark, complex and most of all, heavy as hell. Stream it after the break.
Brutal death squad Internal Suffering have announced the release of their long-awaited fifth full-length record. The new album, which follows 2006’s Awakening of the Rebel, will be titled Cyclonic Void of Power and will be released on June 24 via Unique Leader Records. The record was produced by Stefano Morabito (ex-Hour of Penance, etc) and will feature 11 new tracks of the band’s brand of technical brutality. The effort is a conceptual album divided into three chapters that “follows the mystical, mythological and magic chaotic universe the band has explored on previous outings but now taken to a far more complex (and cosmic) level”, according to a press release.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be viewed after the break.
Southern Ontario sludgy grind-doom duo Greber, featuring Marc Bourgon of Fuck the Facts and Steve Vargas of The Great Sabatini, are offering up a stream of their aptly-titled new track “Anxiety Addict.” The track is off of their upcoming split seven-inch release with New Brunswick’s Anthesis, and combines a hectic cacophony of powerviolence and grind with some suffocating doom.
The four-track split follows Greber‘s 2014 full-length, Kiln Hardened Psalms, and is available on May 17 through No List Records and Ancient Temple Recordings. “Anxiety Addict,” as well as “Sullen Snakes” from Anthesis, are up for your streaming pleasure over at Greber‘s Bandcamp page here, where you can also pre-order the split.
Greber will also be embarking on an eastern Canadian tour in support of the release, featuring select dates with Anthesis. Continue Reading
photo: Nikki Sneakers
Last week, NYC’s Primitive Weapons released their second full-length offering The Future of Death (via Party Smasher Inc). The album is an intense, vitriolic blend of post-hardcore and metal with a muscular 90’s style alt-rock grit. The band features an assortment of luminaries from the NYC scene both past and present – drummer Chris Enriquez played with emo vanguard On The Might of Princes, guitarist Arty Shepard has done time with a laundry list of bands including the 90’s innovators Mind Over Matter and defining post-hardcore groups like Errortype:11 and Instruction, and vocalist David Castillo currently shreds his voice in White Widows Pact as well. In addition to this, Castillo and Shepard along with their partners, run the increasingly legendary NYC fixture Saint Vitus Bar, which has just celebrated it’s 5th anniversary with a slate of special performances which included the release show for The Future of Death. Recently David and Arty we kind enough to answer some questions we had about Primitive Weapons and what went into making The Future of Death, which can be streamed in full below. Continue Reading
Photo by Lasse Høgh
Danish metallers Rising have released the official video for their track, “All Dirt”, at Metal Injection. The pummeling and triumphant tune, which comes from the group’s impending Oceans Into Their Graves LP, is set to a Palle Demant-directed clip featuring shots of the band performing spliced with close-up shots of human features. Check out the video after the break.
Oceans Into Their Graves will be released on April 29 via Indisciplinarian. Pre-order here and here.
Mirrors for Psychic Warfare – the collaborative project between Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly and Sanford Parker – have premiered their new self-titled debut album at Revolver. The album is officially out today via Neurot Recordings and can be picked up here. The record is a slow-burning, disquieting blend of doom, industrial, drone and ambiance. Both Kelly and Parker are known for being a part of boundary-pushing acts, so it is no surprise that Mirrors for Psychic Warfare does the same. Check it out at this location.