Finnish black metallers Baptism have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, V: The Devil’s Fire, at Terrorizer. Titled “Buried with Him”, the new seven-minute stormer conjures hellacious tremolo-picked madness and icy, somber melodies. Frontman Lord S commented on the new song:
“The track ‘Buried With Him’ reveals a part of the spirituality of BAPTISM, our journey through the trials and conquests of this thing called ‘Life’, which is as much relating to ‘Death’ at the same time. Like much of the philosophy behind BAPTISM, it represents the Gnostic side of Satanism, the one holding the values of our true self. We all are buried along with the Master, the Light-Bringer, who dwells deep within man. This song features my old brother Antti Boman from the legendary DEMILICH and the lyrics have penned by our longtime spiritual-member Johannes Nefastos.”
Check out the track after the jump.
V: The Devil’s Fire will be released on July 22 via Season of Mist.
Boston Spongebob Squarepants-themed powerviolence crew Goolagoon have released a new EP. Titled Life of Crime, the release follows their 2015 Patrickviolence Demo and features eight new tracks of raw and furious Bikini Bottom hardcore. Stream and download the release after the break.
Photo by Naya Buch
Copenhagen hardcore outfit Halshug
have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The upcoming effort, which follows their 2015 album Blodets Bånd
, will be titled Sort Sind
and will be released through Southern Lord sometime this fall. The record was recorded live, produced and mixed at Ballade Studios in Copenhagen by Lasse Ballade, and was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. The official artwork, track listing and song teasers are slated to be unveiled in the coming weeks. In the meantime, stream their previous LP after the break.
Billed as “Today Is the Day meets ZZ Top“, Chicago’s Something Is Waiting are a new and unique presence in the extreme music world. Comprised of former and current members of Jar’d Loose, (Lone) Wolf and Cub and Barren Heir, Something Is Waiting purvey a singular style that is equal parts infectious and blood-pumping. The band effectively combine noise rock’s penchant for acidic angularity with 70s/80s hard rock swagger for a dirty, eccentric sound. The Something Is Waiting Band is the band’s first official release and, hopefully, it won’t be their last.
Deathgrind supergroup Asphalt Graves (Misery Index, etc) have premiered the title track to their upcoming debut album, The New Primitive, at Metal Injection. “The New Primitive” barrels right out of the gate with churning, gore-splattered riffs that flow seamlessly into massive death metal grooves and furious grinding stampedes. Check out the track right now.
The New Primitive will be released on July 8 via Vitriol Records.
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Straight edge vegan hardcore supergroup Sect – which comprises musicians who have spent time with the likes of Cursed, Burning Love, Earth Crisis, Catharsis and Fall Out Boy – have premiered three new track from their upcoming self-titled album at Noisey. Comprised of Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love), James Chang (Catharsis), Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis), Ian Edwards (Earth Crisis) and Andrew Hurley (Fall Out Boy), Sect purvey a moody and dark metallic hardcore style that is undoubtedly crushing.
The album was recorded at Roost Frequency by Wes Gillespie, mixed/produced by Scott Crouse and James Chang, and mastered by Alan Douches. The record self-released in North America (distributed by Deathwish) on August 5, and available worldwide from a variety of labels: Reflections in Europe, Alliance Trax in Japan, Caustic in Brazil, and Cactus in Malaysia.
Check out the tracks after the break and pre-order the record here.