Iowan sludge purveyors Druids have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Cycles of Mobeum, at New Noise Magazine. Titled “Dreams of a Surface”, the new track churns out hammering doom, gloom and drug-induced psychedelia in abundance. The band commented on the new tune:
“‘Dreams of a Surface’ tells the story of Warpia’s trip through time and space. She has visions of her planet’s end and communicates with an oracle that tells her what she needs to do when she gets to her destination.”
Check out the track after the break.
Cycles of Mobeum will be released on June 3 via Sump Pump Records. Pre-order here.
Swedish dark progressive rock quintet Katatonia have premiered the official video for their track “Serein” at Billboard.com. The track, which comes from the group’s impending The Fall of Hearts LP, is set to a lyric video/music video hybrid of sorts directed by Lasse Hoile (Porcupine Tree, etc). Vocalist Jonas Renkse commented on the track:
“‘Serein’ is one of the more straight forward songs on the album, very guitar driven, quite upbeat but still packed with emotion. Looking forward to trying this one live!”
Check out the video after the break.
The Fall of Hearts will be released on May 20 via Peaceville Records.
Psychedelic outfit It’s Not Night: It’s Space have announced the release of their sophomore full-length and follow-up to 2012’s Bowing Not Knowing To What. The impending album will be titled Our Birth is but a Sleep and a Forgetting and will be released on June 24 via Small Stone Recordings. The record recorded, produced and mixed by Rick Birmingham at Castle Alamut and The Tin Roof Studios and mastered by Chris Goosman (Acid King, La Chinga, solace, Lo Pan, Freedom Hawk etc. ).
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of the new track “Nada Brahma”.
Post-metal/shoegaze duo Spotlights have premiered their forthcoming album, Tidals, over at CVLT Nation. The record will officially be released this Friday, May 13, via Crowquill Records. Pre-order here. Picture Oceanic/Panopticon-era Isis mixed with Hum and you get basic idea of what Tidals has to offer. The record is huge and filled to the brim with lush soundscapes that are draped over mammoth guitar-driven marches. Check out the record in full now.
Deathgrind “supergroup” Asphalt Graves – which comprises former and current members of Misery Index, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus and more – have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut, The New Primitive, at Stereogum. Titled “Who Do You Serve?”, the new tune pumps out 80 seconds of gruesome, gore-splattered grinding mayhem that will have listeners in the infirmary before it even concludes. Stream the jam right now.
The New Primitive will be released on July 8 via Vitriol Records.
Atmospheric death metal outfit Lord of War have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album and follow-up to 2012’s Celestial Pestilence. The new record will bear the title Suffer and will be released through Unique Leader Records on July 8. The album was engineered and mixed by Daniel Castleman and Kelly Cairns (Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Carnifex, Winds Of Plague, Molotov Solution) and mastered by Miah Lajeunesse (Whitechapel, Aegaeon). The record will feature 10 new compositions and a reworking of Celestial Pestilence track “Hamunaptra”. Molotov Solution‘s Nick Arthur has a guest spot on the track, “Nexus of Hate”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after break, along with a stream of Celestial Pestilence.