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Los Angeles’ Colombian Necktie have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, All Paths Lead to Nowhere, at Lambgoat. Titled “Linestepper”, the rambunctious new tune combines the band’s newfound penchant for stoner groove with their more chaotic, angular roots. Check out the tune now.
All Paths Lead to Nowhere will be released on September 30 via Black Voodoo Records. Pre-order here.
Post-black metal outfit Downfall of Gaia have released a new track from their forthcoming full-length album, Atrophy, which is due out on November 11 via Metal Blade Records. The new, eight-minute stormer is titled “Woe” and it is a maelstrom of crusty, blackened riffs, blistering melodies and lurching sludge. Check out the tune after the break.
Pre-order the record here.
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New Jersey post-hardcore outfit Risk Relay have announced the release of a new EP. The EP, which follows their 2013 After Fake End Times LP, will be titled As We Descend and will be released through Nefarious Industries on November 18. It was recorded between March and June of 2016 in full analog to 2” tape, engineered by drummer Brian Buccellato at his own Volume IV studio in New Brunswick, after which it was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. The lyrics for As We Descend are inspired by the late nineteenth-century science fiction novel, Etidorpha, which depicts the story of a man banished to an alternate world within the center of the Earth, this theme also reflected in the artwork created by Bryan Elkins.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, as well as a stream of After Fake End Times.
Avant-garde metal trio Brain Tentacles (Yakuza, et al) have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled album at Stereogum. The newest tune from the group is titled “Hand of God” and it lurches along with grumbling bass lines, eccentric saxophone leads and steady drumming that often gives way to bursts of percussive splendor. Check out the tune here.
Brain Tentacles will be released on September 30 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here.
The band will be on tour with Gorguts and Intronaut beginning in October. Those dates can be found below.
Austin-based mathcore trio Mothman have premiered the official video for their track “Cast” at HM Magazine. The 28-second burst of angular chaos, which comes from the group’s upcoming Answers to No One LP, is set to an intense, feverish performance video that matches the intensity of the music. Bassist/vocalist Nathan Helton told HM:
Black metal outfit Martröð (Leviathan, etc) are currently streaming their debut EP, Transmutation of Wounds. The short, but certainly unsweet release is comprised of two tracks rife with dissonant melodies, malformed riffs and general malevolence. The release is available digitally via Bandcamp with a “name your price” option, and a 12″ MLP will be made available later this year through Fallen Empire Records and Terratur Possessions. Stream the release after the break.
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Canadian mathcore outfit Ion Dissonance have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated new album, Cast the First Stone, at Metal Sucks. The new track is titled “Suffering: The Art of Letting Go” and it features a wealth of off-kilter grooves and noisy, atonal chaos that aims to make the ears bleed. Judging by this track and previously-released single “Treading on Thin Ice”, this new release seems to be touching upon the sound the band had back on 2005’s Solace. Check out the new track now.
Cast the First Stone will be released on November 18 via Good Fight Music. Pre-order here.