German tech metal virtuoso Hannes Grossmann (ex-Obscura, Hate Eternal, Alkaloid, Blotted Science) has announced the release of his sophomore solo effort and follow-up to his 2014 debut, The Radial Covenant. The new record will be titled Crypts of Sleep and will feature nine new compositions. In addition to Grossmann on drums, the album will feature guitar contributions from Danny Tucker (Abhorrent, etc), Fountainhead (ex-Obscura), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) and Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, etc). Bass will be provided by Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, etc) and vocals will be handled by Morean of Dark Fortress.
Arizonian psychedelic doom outfit Spirit Adrift have announced the release of its debut full-length record, and follow-up to their Behind-Beyond EP. The new record will be titled Chained to Oblivion and will be released on August 12 via Prosthetic Records. Band creator Nate Garrett commented on the forthcoming effort:
Sludge kings -(16)- have premiered the official video for their track “Peaches, Cream and the Placenta” at Decibel. The six-minute pulverizer, which comes from the group’s upcoming Lifespan of a Moth LP, is set to a gloomy performance video directed by longtime collaborator Jeff Forrest. Guitarist/vocalist Bobby Ferry commented on the new video:
“The song is a stressed-out walk down a well-trodden trail that we have been prancing down since the early ‘90s. The lyrics delicately touch with all thumbs on the subject of addictive personality sorcery that creates unintended helpless victims. The video was directed and shot by our longtime collaborator Jeff Forrest in the same space we recorded the song [Doubletime Recording Studio].”
Check out the video after the break.
Lifespan of a Moth will be released on July 15 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here.
Chicago noisy metal quartet Something is Waiting (Jar’d Loose, etc) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut LP, The Something is Waiting Band, at Metal Sucks. The new track is titled “New Lows in Hell” and it possess a unique and sinister blend of noise rock eccentricities and down-tuned hard rock muscle. The track revolves around angular, groove-laden riffs that are propelled by hammering drumming and Eddie Gobbo’s (Jar’d Loose) acidic vocal barks. Check out the track now.
The Something is Waiting Band will be released on July 22 via The Path Less Traveled Records.
Photo by Katie Hovland
Chicago experimentalists Wrekmeister Harmonies have announced the release of their new full-length follow-up to last year’s Night of Your Ascension LP. The new record will be titled Light Falls and will be released on September 16 via Thrill Jockey. On this new effort, the core of the outfit, J.R. Robinson and Esther Shaw, will be joined by Godspeed You! Black Emperor members Thierry Amar on bass and contrabass; Sophie Trudeau on piano, violin and vocals; and Timothy Herzog on drums. Chicago musicians Ryley Walker and Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas) make guest appearances on the album as well. Robinson commented on the upcoming album:
Avant-garde mainstays Kayo Dot have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Plastic House on Base of Sky, at A.V. Club. Titled “Amalia’s Theme”, the new electronic-based track features a menagerie of colorful synths and sounds, which are propelled by very off-kilter rhythms and frontman Toby Driver’s soothing croons. Check out the track after the break.
Plastic House on Base of Sky will be released on June 24 via The Flenser. Pre-order here.