Atlanta noise rock trio Whores. have premiered their forthcoming full-length debut, Gold., at Noisey. The album will officially be out this Friday, October 28, via eOne Music and can be purchased here. The record follows up the band’s previous EP releases, Ruiner and Clean, and shows the band continuing to refine their potent blend of noise rock abrasiveness and hard rock swagger. Check out the album in full now.
Car Bomb have premiered their forthcoming third full-length album, Meta, over at Revolver. The record will be self-released by the band this Friday, October 28, and can be purchased here. The album shows the band refining and expanding upon their discombobulating blend of angular chaos and rhythmically complex, groove-heavy math metal. Check it out after the break.
Read our review of the record here.
New Jersey technical death metal extraordinaire act Ophidius are back with their new album: “The Way of the Voice“! Drawing inspiration from The Elder Scrolls world, specifically Skyrim, you get a sense of adventure and wonder while listening to their music. Ophidius is instrumental only, which is funny considering the name of the album, but the music displayed on The Way of the Voice paints a grand picture with each song. The compositions, solos, drumming and even the production is top tier work. Melodies that cast out like spells, tempo changes that mend back and forth like battle on the fields between Rorikstead and Whiterun, cascading musicianship of riffs and drum work that melt my face everytime I listen to it, as if Alduin flew by and roasted me as I listened to the enchanting tunes that I hear on The Way of the Voice….it’s all so perfect.
Australian black metallers Cancer (Deadspace, Inquinamentum) have released their debut five-track EP, Terminal, for public consumption. This release is full of icy, storming black metal goodness that drips with melody and melancholia. Check out the release in full after the break, along with the official video for the opening track “Distant Dreams”.
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UK death metallers Dyscarnate have announced that they have signed with Unique Leader Records for the as-yet-untitled third full-length album. The record will follow 2012’s And So It Came to Pass and will be the first to feature new bassist/vocalist Al Llewellyn (Arceye). Drummer Matt Unsworth said the following regarding the new signing and forthcoming record:
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New Jersey quartet Risk Relay have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, As We Descend, via Metal Insider. Titled “My Weight Disappearing”, the new track unleashes intricate, angular melodies with a noisy edge that will entice fans of Drive Like Jehu and Slint. The band commented on the track, saying:
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Apocalyptic hardcore outfit Hollow Earth have premiered the official video for their track “Of Steel and Stone” at Metal Injection. The post-metal-meets-metallic hardcore track, which appears on the upcoming Dead Planet LP, is set to a Randy Edwards directed clip splicing together gloomy shots of the band performing and serene, mountainous landscapes. The track features a guest spot from Heiress, ex-Himsa vocalist John Pettibone as well. Check it out after the break.
Dead Planet will be released on December 2 via Good Fight Music.