Norwegian crust/metal trio Nag have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled debut album at CVLT Nation. Titled “Mute”, the blistering 80-second stormer balances elements of bruising crust punk and stampeding, blast beat-driven black metal. Check out the short but sweet jam at this location and stream the previously released cut, “Soon”, after the break.
Nag will be released on September 2 via Fysisk Format.
Powerviolence outfit Deny the Cross (Spazz, Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut album, Alpha Ghoul, at Decibel. The new tune is titled “Teens in the Graveyard” features 70 seconds of gritty, high octane hardcore that will compel even the most passive of listeners to start moshing. Check out the song right here.
Alpha Ghoul will be released on July 29 via Tankcrimes. Pre-order here.
Danish death metal horde Dawn of Demise have announced the release of their fourth full-length album. The upcoming record will be titled The Suffering and will be released on August 26 via Unique Leader Records. The new 11-track effort was was engineered mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Behemoth, Aborted, Leng Tch’e, Moonspell et al). The band issued the following statement regarding the release:
“We are so pleased with the new album,…Every time we finish an album, we always have a few things we aren’t too thrilled with — this time around though we got it right! With The Suffering, we chose to be more open-minded in our approach to writing songs and it’s much more of a band effort. We are still fond of our previous albums, but this time so many elements came together to create a more ‘varied’ ride. [Bassist/backing vocalist] Bjørn [Jensen] wrote so much of the Rejoice In Vengeance album, but on this one he and [lead/rhythm guitarist] Martin [K. Sørensen] chose to go riff crazy together. A new drummer, Bastian Thusgaard (live Soilwork), has also been added to the fold, and his approach to drumming has also given these new songs a fresh gush of brutality. Expect a no holds barred, brutal, groovy, and heavy as fuck US style death metal record with lots of inspiration from the American East Coast. Hope you guys dig it.”
The album’s artwork, track listing and teaser trailer can be viewed after the break.
Tuscon-based sludge metallers Methra have premiered their upcoming record, Acolyte, at The Obelisk. The album will officially be released Monday, July 4, via Battleground Records. Acolyte features 10 songs of fuzzy, gritty sludge fans of Melvins, Eyehategod and the like will salivate over. The band’s eccentric nature, combined with a concept based upon online rumors speculating that Hartley Peavey was killed and replaced with a doppelganger in the late ‘80s to stop Peavey Amplifiers from collapsing the industry due to low price points, make for endlessly entertaining listen. Check out the album now.
Death metal outfit Warfather (Morbid Angel, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, The Grey Eminence, at Metal Injection. Titled “Headless Men Can No Longer Speak”, the crushing new tune crafts a myriad of destructive death metal instrumentation that ranges from the classic, grinding style, to the slamming and complex ends of the genre’s stylistic spectrum. Stream the tune after the break.
The Grey Eminence will be released on September 16 via Greyhaze Records. Pre-order here.
Dutch black metal outfit Verwoed has premiered its upcoming LP, Bodemloos, at Noisey. The album will officially be released on July 8 via Argento Records and can be picked up here. Bodemloos features three blasphemous movements that run the gamut from classic, malevolent black metal onslaughts and Deathspell Omega-esque writhing complexity. Check out the release in its entirety now.
It’s been about four years since Primitive Weapons released their well-received full-length debut, The Shadow Gallery. The album’s instantly arresting blend of post-hardcore aggression, muscular metallic grooves, 90s alternative swagger and gloomy atmospheres made the Brooklyn quartet an act to watch. But the band’s involvement in other affairs, most notably metallic hardcore outfit White Widows Pact, caused them to go into a hibernation of sorts. But finally, in 2016, Primitive Weapons return well-rested, refined and poised to kick some teeth in. The Future of Death, their newest effort, builds upon what The Shadow Gallery started. The riffs are heavier. The choruses are catchier. The atmosphere is gloomier. It’s a pummeling, vitriolic metal/hardcore/what have you record that just won’t quit.
Wreck and Reference have premiered the official video for their track “Ascend” over at Brooklyn Vegan. The new track, which comes from their upcoming third full-length album Indifferent Rivers Romance End, is set to a dizzying performance video shot in a bleak landscape. The video can be viewed after the break.
The duo also announced a string of U.S. tour dates in support of the impending record. Those dates can be seen below as well.
Indifferent Rivers Romance End will be released on July 22 via The Flenser.
French black/death metal artists VI, Temple of Baal and The Order of Apollyon have announced that they are currently in BST Studio (Aosoth, VI, etc) recording material for a split EP that will be released later this year via Agonia Records. More official details will be released in coming months. In the meantime, check out a statement from each band below.
Magic Bullet Records have announced that they will reissue Integrity‘s iconic 1991 debut album, Those Who Fear Tomorrow, as a part of the release’s 25th anniversary. The reissue was remastered by Brad Boatright and will be released on August 5 on CD and digital formats. The artwork and track listing, as well as two remastered tracks, can be seen after the break.
Pre-orders can be placed here.