Italian death metallers Hour of Penance have announced the release of their seventh full-length album and follow-up to 2014’s Regicide. The record will be titled Cast the First Stone and will be released on January 27, 2017, via Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded at Kick Recording Studio by bassist, Marco Mastrobuono, and will feature nine new compositions. Lead guitarist Giulio Moschini commented on the forthcoming effort:
Chicago metallic hardcore quartet Dethbeds have premiered their forthcoming album, Dungeon Scum, at Revolver. The record will officially be released this Friday, October 14, through the band themselves and can be purchased here. Bassist Dave Stach said of the release:
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Michigan post-apocalyptic hardcore outfit Hollow Earth have announced the release of their sophomore full-length record. The new record, which comes hot on the heels of their Parting Remains EP from earlier this year, will be titled Dead Planet and will be released on December 2 via Good Fight Music. The record was produced by Misery Signals‘ Greg Thomas and was mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. The album will feature 11 new tracks and will feature guest vocals from the likes of Tad Doyle (Tad), John Pettibone (Himsa, Heiress) and Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder). The track with Strnad, “From Empyrean to Damnation”, was premiered by Metal Sucks and can be streamed after the break.
The album’s artwork and track listing can also be found after the break.
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Homewrecker have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, Extinction by Design, at CVLT Nation. Titled “Path of Terror”, the track unleashes menacing Slayer-esque thrash riffs that collide head-on with hardcore grit. Check out the track after the break.
Extinction by Design will be released this Friday, October 14, via Good Fight Music. Pre-order here.
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Canadian mathcore stalwarts Ion Dissonance have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated new album, Cast the First Stone, at Stereogum. Titled “Perpetually Doomed: The Sisyphean Task”, the new track weaves together the band’s familiarly potent blend of crushing grooves and chaotic, atonal riff salad. Stream the track at Stereogum or after the break.
Cast the First Stone will be released on November 18 via Good Fight Music. Pre-order here.
Read our review of the record here.
The forthcoming split between Baltimore’s Thought Eater and West Virginia’s Iron Jawed Guru, Vortex 6, can now be steamed at Decibel. The album will officially be released on October 21 via Grimoire Records can be purchased at this location. Thought Eater‘s side of the split is comprised of abrasive, angular sludge that calls Keelhaul to mind, while Iron Jawed Guru‘s compositions are full of hazy-eyed stoner adjacent groove. Check out the record now.
Post-hardcore trio Super Unison (ex-Punch) have premiered their debut full-length, Auto, at CLRVYNT. The album will officially be released this Friday, October 14, via Deathwish and can be purchased here. The record is full of surging post-hardcore actions that captures the raw emotion and angularity of the genre’s heyday, while simultaneously ushering in a fresh take on the genre. Stream the record after the break.
New York grinders Buckshot Facelift (Artificial Brain, et al) have released new EP for public consumption, just in time for Halloween. Titled Buck at the Moon, the new release features two new erratic tunes and a cover of Ramones‘ “Pet Sematary”. Feel free to stream and download the short but sweet release after the break.
Canadian noise makers KEN mode have announced the release of new EP, which follows their acclaimed 2015 Success LP. The seven-track release will be titled Nerve and will be released on November 10 via Reptilian Records. The EP gathers four B-sides recorded during the Success sections, as well as three demos of tracks featured on their acclaimed Entrench LP. One of the “new” tracks, titled “Let’s Get Divorced”, was recently premiered by CLRVYNT and can be streamed after the break.
Pre-orders for the record can be found here and here.