After a couple of split and single releases, Budapest’s Oaken finally unleash their debut apocalyptic full-length record. The towering, bestial effort, aptly titled King Beast, is the culmination of roughly four years of steady sonic refinement. Since they released their debut single “The Hunter” in 2012, each subsequent release from the Hungarian quintet gotten more explorative and darker. Composed of menacing, leviathanic sludge infused with ominous atmospheres and hardcore grit and aggression, and armed with intelligent and poignant lyrics inspired by some of history’s most vile rulers, King Beast features Oaken‘s most dismal and enthralling compositions to date.
Hungarian blackened hardcore outfit Cvlt of Grace recently released the official teaser trailer (created by Chariot of the Black Moth) for their upcoming album, Tears. The record will be officially released next Wednesday, August 10, via Unquiet Records and can be pre-ordered here. Check out the clip after the break and stream the band’s previous releases here.
Texan hardcore outfit Die Young have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, No Illusions, over at Lambgoat. Titled “Mortal/Eternal”, the metallic rager unleashes burly, thrash-infused hardcore riffs and triumphant melodies across three incendiary minutes. Check it out here.
No Illusions will be released on August 26 via Good Fight Music. Pre-order here.
The 25th Anniversary Remastered edition of Integrity‘s iconic debut LP, Those Who Fear Tomorrow, can now be streamed in full at Decibel. The album will officially be released this Friday, August 5, via Magic Bullet Records and can be purchased at this location. Point browsers here to revisit this classic metallic hardcore record once again.
The band will be performing at the This is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia at the Electric Factory this Friday, August 5.
Photo by Naya Buch
Copenhagen-based hardcore outfit Halshug
have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Sort Sind
, over at CVLT Nation.
Titled “Udskud”, the new two-minute stormer churns out straightforward and gritty hardcore punk that is sure to cause a riot no matter where it is played. Check it out here.
Sort Sind will be released on September 30 via Southern Lord Records.
The band’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.
For the past six years, Godstopper has been making waves in Toronto, Ontario’s noise/doom/sludge scene, continually pushing the boundaries of their sound with each new release. Their latest EP is no exception. Titled Who Tries Anymore, the stunning new EP delves further into pop-infused noise rock territory, highlighting catchy hooks and combing melodic harmonies with heavy rhythms. In a recent interview with Svbterranean, mastermind/vocalist/guitarist Mike Simpson discusses the new release, working solo, and the band’s evolving sound (just don’t call it “metal”). He also talks about his various influences and lyrical inspirations, as well as his hip-hop project Jack Moves, and more. Continue Reading