Experimental blackened death metallers Veilburner have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Obscene Rite, over at No Clean Singing. Titled “Eucharist of the Breathing Abyss”, the tumultuous, nearly seven-minute assaults unleashes disfigured, churning instrumentation that is enshrouded in a myriad of odd effects and soundscapes. It’s almost like a twisted mashup of Behemoth, Deathspell Omega and Pyrrhon. Check it out now.
The Obscene Rite will be released on September 30.
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Japanese post-rockers Mono have released a new track from their forthcoming ninth full-length album, Requiem for Hell, which is due out on October 14 via Temporary Residence Ltd (North America), Pelagic Records (Europe) and Magniph/Hostess Entertainment (Japan & Asia). Titled “Ely’s Heartbeat”, the serene eight-minute composition showcases the band doing what they do best; crafting captivating soundscapes that build from peaceful beginnings to immense walls of gorgeous sound. Check it out after the break.
At this point in their career, Russian Circles have become one of the most celebrate acts in the post-rock/post-metal/post-whatever scenes. They’ve landed tours with some very high profile acts and each of their releases has been met with an abundance of glowing, positive accolades. And for good reason. The band have been able to navigate the waters of post-rock and post-metal, among others, and defy their stylistic conventions. They’ve adopted the techniques of the genre’s progenitors and modified them to fit their progressive manner. Each record has stayed true to their core sound while simultaneously toying with various compositional techniques and moods. Listeners usually know what to expect going into a Russian Circles album, but always experience a surprise or two. Their sixth and newest full-length offering, Guidance, is like the albums that came before it – a solid edition to their discography, but also business as usual.