Philadelphia sludge/stoner trio The Company Corvette have premiered a new track from their upcoming third full-length record, Never Enough, over at The Obelisk. Titled “Burn Out”, the grumpy new tune combines gritty sludge grooves with bluesy, stoned out swagger. Check out the catchy jam now.
Never Enough will be released on August 5 via The Company Records.
Musk Ox/The Night Watch guitarist Nathanael Larochette has premiered a new track from his upcoming double album, Earth and Sky, at New Noise. The new acoustic composition is titled “Monument” and it features lush and emotive melodies that will calm even the most explosive of persons. Larochette commented on the piece:
“Inspired by Chris Letchford’s work with the progressive instrumental metal band Scale The Summit, ‘Monument’ is where the journey begins. It is a song about uncertainty and overcoming. It is about stumbling towards the challenges ahead while attempting to remain grounded despite the shifting terrain beneath your feet.”
Check out the track now.
Earth and Sky will be released on July 29.
Kentucky death metal horde Abominant have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Napalm Reign, over at No Clean Singing. Titled “Burning Hemispheres”, the hell-spawned new tune combines muscular death metal riffs with bursts of black metal malevolence and grotesque vocals. Check out the heavy tune after the break.
Napalm Reign will be released on July 29 via Deathgasm Records. Pre-order here.
Today Southern Lord Records releases Total Destruction, the collected discography of Nashville cult thrashers Asschapel. This 31-track effort compiles the band’s Fire and Destruction LP and various tracks that span the band’s lifespan. The record can be streamed after the break and physical copies can be purchased here. Check it out.
Wreck and Reference have premiered their forthcoming full-length album, Indifferent Rivers Romance End, at Noisey. The record will officially be released on July 29 via The Flenser and can be purchased at this location. Indifferent Rivers Romance End sees the duo plummeting deeper into the electronic realm, while still retaining their penchant for darkness and unabashed abrasiveness. Check it out now.
The band will be touring in support of the album this Fall with Some Ember. Tour dates can be found below.
Californian hardcore act Lies (The Hope Conspiracy, Skin Like Iron) have announced the release of their new album and follow-up to their 2014 Abuse EP. The new LP will be titled Plague and will be released through Southern Lord on August 26. The record will be made available on LP and CD, with the CD version to feature alternate artwork as well as the band’s Abuse EP. Two tracks from the record, “All Hail” and “Concrete Tomb”, can be streamed after the break. The record’s artwork and track listing can be found below as well.
Oakland sludge outfit Bädr Vogu have released two new tracks from their upcoming album, Wroth, which is due out later this month via Tribunal of the Axe. The tracks in question are titled “Copernican Theory” and “Narcotically Opaque”, both of which feature bestial, antisocial doom and gloom. Says the band of the tracks:
“‘Copernican Theory’ is the opening track off of the new album and the first song we wrote collectively with our current lineup. It starts off with a bang rather than with a slow build-up like the opener on our last album, so we thought it was the perfect song to kick things off. Lyrically, it deals with human subjectivity and the inherent narcissism imbedded within which manifests as viewing yourself as a special, unique being when in all actuality we’re all just carbon-based, avaricious animals trapped on a tiny blue rock close to a dying star in an incomprehensibly vast and expanding universe. Contrary to what your parents and teachers told you, you aren’t special. You aren’t entitled to shit, and neither is anyone else, ourselves included. ‘Narcotically Opaque’ is one of the more bluesy songs on the album, but it manages to rage into some heavy death/doom parts which feel like a blunt kick to the face. The whole song is very emotionally charged and that distraught pathos bleeds through in the riffs, crushing lead, and tortured vocals. The lyrics deal with watching a loved one existentially fade away via drugs and escapism in order to avoid facing trauma that has indelibly altered them – with the admission that you’re guilty of the same mental escapism. Whether its drugs, alcohol, religion, or television, everyone alters their mindset to avoid facing reality, but sometimes people lose sight of not only themselves, but reality itself in the process.”
Check out the tracks here.
Pre-order the record here.
Boston experimental noise rock outfit The Channels (ex-Guerilla Toss) have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Disposable Camera, at Spin. Titled “The Same Thing”, the nauseating, crawling tune features malformed guitar riffs, pulsating rhythms, disjointed melodies and monotone vocals. If Arab on Radar ever tried to write anything close to a pop song, this would be it. Check it out after the break.
Disposable Camera will be released on August 19 via Designer Medium Records.
Canadian progressive outfit The Night Watch (Musk Ox) have premiered their new full-length recording, Boundaries, over at New Noise. The album is officially out today and can be purchased here. The album is comprised of a single, 36-minute composition that weaves together intricate prog metal instrumentation with elements of neoclassical and folk into one emotive, exploratory opus. Comments guitarist Nathanael Larochette:
“After two years of hard work composing, arranging, and recording this beast, we are thrilled to finally share Boundaries with the world. Myself and my brothers in The Night Watch really pushed ourselves to create a dynamic piece of instrumental music that is epic and enjoyable, intricate and intimate, progressive without pretension. I’m still amazed we were able to find our way through this labyrinth and couldn’t be happier with the result. We are excited to share this album with the world and hope curious listeners will enjoy the journey…”
Check it out now.
Alabama’s Quinta Essentia have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Initiates of the Great Work, over at No Clean Singing. Titled “Mystic Union”, the five-minute conjuration weaves together classic death metal and doom metal stylings into an occult jam that is as catchy as it is bruising. Check out the tune now.
Initiates of the Great Work will be released on July 29 via Deathgasm Records. Pre-order here.