Toronto-based progressive sludge trio Ayahuasca (Godstopper, et al) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s Plato’s Dark Horse. The new record will be titled Yin and will see a release on September 9. It was recorded by guitarist Luke Roberts (except drums which were recorded by Greg Dawson) and was mixed and mastered by Dawson at BWC Studios. Roberts says of the new album:
“Our last record was much more progressive, long winded, and full of details. This is a much more fast-paced, vomitus, cathartic release of anger that is kind of childish at times if I may speak frankly. Making this record satisfies the need to express a muse that’s been bothering me since I was a teenager in the vein of the constantly dissatisfied stress and anger laden punk/grunge bands I grew up listening to.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The album’s first single “Dinosaurs”, which sounds like the bastard child of The Melvins and Alice in Chains, can also be found below.
Dallas trio True Widow have released the official video for their track “Theurgist”, which will appear on the group’s upcoming album, Avvolgere. Guitarist/vocalist D.H. Phillips said of the video:
“We invited out friend Mats Ek over from Sweden to make a couple of videos for the new record. We wanted this one to be pretty simple. Just us playing the song with no story line,…As for making it something worth watching we wanted it to be psychedelic but in an organic way. We attached several prisms to the lens of the camera and put the camera on a spinning sculpture base. Mats took it home and lost his mind editing the footage with the instruction to make it as crazy as possible. He did good.”
The video can be found after the break, along with the band’s fall North American touring schedule.
Avvolgere will be released on September 23 via Relapse Records.
Italian death metal trio Blasphemer have announced the release of their first full-length album in six years. The new record will be titled Ritual Theophagy and will see a release through Comatose Music on October 14. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a snippet of the new song “Jesus Rapes”.
Arizona stoner trio Fuzz Evil have announced the release of their debut full-length album. The new self-titled effort, which was recorded, mixed and mastered at Primrose Studio by Brian Gold, will be released on September 30 via Battleground Records. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of its psychedelic first single, “Killing the Sun”.
Bay Area hardcore outfit Lies (Skin Like Iron, The Hope Conspiracy) are currently streaming their upcoming album, Abuse/Plague, which is officially due out on August 26 via Southern Lord Records. The release is comprised of the group’s newest effort, Plague, as well as their previous EP, Abuse. All together the record is 15 tracks of pure sonic fury. Check it out after the break.
Pre-order the record here.
NYC duo Bangladeafy have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, Narcopaloma, at Metal Insider. Titled “Act Like An Adult”, the erratic and colorful track unleashes flurries of off-kilter bass lines and equally jarring drumming surrounded by swirling, quirky synths. Listening to this track under the influence of illicit substances is highly recommended. Check it out now.
Narcopaloma will be released on August 26 via Nefarious Industries.
New York’s Black Table have announced the release of their debut full-length album. The new record will bear the title Obelisk and will be released on October 14 via Silent Pendulum Records (U.S.) and Moment of Collapse Records (Europe). The album was recorded with Billy Anderson and will feature eight tracks of atmospheric/progressive/post-black metal rife with lyrical themes dealing with, according to vocalist/guitarist Mers Sumida, “human evolution, and looking at my own depression as a human condition as explored through mythologies of various cultures, from Aztec to European.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with the official video for the track “Obtuse” (via Metal Sucks).