Self-titled albums are usually associated with identity-defining albums that either mark a significant point in a band’s career or introduce them to the world – Black Sabbath’s eponymous debut, Metallica’s genre-shifting black album or Van Halen’s unmatched first full-length. Swedish rockers Svvamp, it seems, missed this, as their self-titled debut is one with very obvious influences, to the extent that it occasionally becomes derivative.
Boston experimental rock outfit The Channels have premiered their forthcoming EP, Disposable Camera, over at Impose Magazine. The record will officially be released this Friday, August 19, via Designer Medium Records and can be pre-ordered here. Disposable Camera is a disfigured yet nauseatingly catchy release full of jerky rhythms, atonal melodies and abstract structures. If Arab on Radar attempted to write pop songs, The Channels would be the result. Stream the EP after the break.
Swiss progressive death metal outfit Virvum have premiered the title track to their forthcoming album, Illuminance, at Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The new, nine-minute tune sports an impressive array of instrumentation that ranges from elaborate, interstellar progressive metal, to blistering technical death metal chops. Check out the behemoth track after the break.
Illuminance will be released on September 16 and can be pre-ordered here.
Skeletonwitch have premiered their forthcoming EP, The Apothic Gloom, over at Decibel. The record will be officially unleashed this Friday, August 19, via Prosthetic Records and can be pre-ordered here. The band is currently on tour supporting the EP and will embark on further tours in September alongside Oathbreaker, Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper. Stream the EP here and check out the aforementioned tour dates below.