Swedish post-rock collective pg.lost have premiered their upcoming full-length album, Versus, at Decibel Magazine. The album will officially be released this Friday, September 16, via Pelagic Records and can be picked up here. The nearly 60-minute opus weaves together a unique sonic blend of atmospheric post-rock, ambient, electronic soundscapes and metal adjacent onslaughts. Fans of Caspian, Mono and the like should take note of this record. Stream the album after the break.
New Zealand tech metal titans Ulcerate have premiered a new track from their anticipated new album, Shrines of Paralysis, at Clrvynt. Titled “Abrogation”, the hellacious six-minute tune showcases what the band do best – craft insanely complex and dense passages comprised of writhing, rhythmically-jarring instrumentation that never skimps on the melody nor the dissonance. Check out the track now.
Shrines of Paralysis will be released on October 28 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here.
The band’s upcoming tour dates can be seen below.
During his time with post-metal titans Isis, guitarist Michael Gallagher produced solo works under the moniker Mustard Gas & Roses, sometimes promoted simply as MGR. Over many releases, which included a film score, Gallagher crafted guitar-lead ambient compositions that toyed with the facets of post-rock, drone, electroacoustic, among others. Since the mid-2000s, MGR has been a solely Gallagher-lead affair with some collaborators contributing here and there. Until now. Gallagher enlisted the help of guitarists J. Bennett (Ides of Gemini) and Bryan Tulao (Chelsea Wolfe) and drummer Sash Popovic (Black Math Horseman) to aid him in revising MGR completely, and turning the project into a a full-fledged band. This new incarnation of MGR makes its debut on Becoming; a thunderous post-metal romp spiced with a western flair perfect for long journeys through desolate wastelands.
Swedish death metallers Deranged have released a new track from their upcoming album, Struck by a Murderous Siege, which is due out on October 28 through Agonia Records. Titled “Reverent Decomposition”, the flesh-grinding tune delivers gore-soaked riffs, blistering solo work and wonderfully vile vocals. Check it out after the break.
Pre-order the record here.
Photo by Patrik Andersson
Car Bomb have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated third album, Meta, over at Stereogum. The new tune is titled “Sets” and showcases the New York doing what they do best; creating rhythmic chaos. The track begins with a lurching, bending riff that sounds like a machine malfunctioning, which leads into the band’s usual assault of disfigured, down-tuned thrashing and odd time signatures. Suffocation vocalist Frank Mullen also makes an appearance on the track. Check it out after the break.
Meta will be released on October 28.
Norwegian blackened hardcore outfit Sibiir have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled debut at Terrorizer. Titled “Guillotines”, the tumultuous new tune unleashes razor-sharp, tremolo-picked riffs that writhe and shift among unpredictable rhythmic shifts. Just like its name suggests, some listeners may find themselves without a head when the song is over. Check out the track now.
Sibiir will be released on December 9 via Fysisk Format. Pre-order here.
Instrumental sludge acts Thought Eater and Iron Jawed Guru have premiered a track each from their upcoming split album, Vortex 6, at The Obelisk. Both Thought Eater‘s “Crystal Maze” and Iron Jawed Guru‘s Emerald Seer” are chock full of stoner adjacent grooves, interesting rhythmic shifts and all of low-end sludge riffs one can handle. Check out both tracks now.
Vortex 6 will be released on October 21 via Grimoire Records.
Body Stuff – the experimental project lead by Curran Reynolds (ex-Today Is the Day, Wetnurse)- has announced the release of its new EP. Simply titled Body Stuff 2, the new six-track release will be unleashed on November 4 through The Path Less Traveled Records. Body Stuff 2 was recorded and mixed by Ryan Jones of Mutilation Rites and was mastered by Brad Boatright. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the project’s 2013 debut EP.
British extreme metal legends Carcass have announced their headlining North American tour this November, backed by shoegaze black metal masters Deafheaven and experimental doom mongers Inter Arma. Running from November 7 to 27, Carcass continues to tour in support of their latest album, 2013’s Surgical Steel. See the dates after the break.
The Dillinger Escape Plan have premiered a new track from their forthcoming final full-length, Dissociation, on Revolver Magazine’s “The World’s Loudest Podcast”. Titled “Symptom of Terminal Illness”, the new track weaves together the band’s usual chaotic methods with ethereal atmospheres, intricate melodies and Greg Puciato’s commanding, Mike Patton-esque vocal performance. Check out the track here (song begins around the 2:00 mark).
Dissociation will be released on October 14.