A few years ago, NYC musician/publicist extraordinaire Curran Reynolds debuted his solo project, called Body Stuff, which was a total unexpected surprise. The endeavor is a departure from his previous work as the drummer for Today Is the Day and Wetnurse, as it combines industrial metal, post-rock and experimental drone with ’80s pop influences and haunting tones. As the mastermind and frontman of Body Stuff, Reynolds showcases a much more personal side of himself and the result is captivatingly brilliant. His new EP, Body Stuff 2, was recently released on Novermber 4 and features more of the harsh rhythms, dreamy melodies and dark, Michael Gira-esque vocals heard on the first Body Stuff EP. However, Body Stuff 2 also captures an eerie, isolated vibe, which reflects the remote surroundings in which the EP was written. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, Reynolds discusses the new EP, the circumstances surrounding the writing process and how it affected the themes present on the release. He also talks about his various influences, lyrical inspirations and much more. Continue Reading
Montreal, QC death/mathcore greats Ion Dissonance are offering up a full stream of their highly-anticipated new album, Cast the First Stone, over at Revolver. Their first record in six years, Cast the First Stone features Ion Dissonance‘s instantly recognizable brand chaotic, technical metal, incorporating angular guitar work, dissonant riffs and fierce grooves. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
St. Petersburg, FL instrumental post-rock band Set and Setting have premiered their new track “Saudade” via Stereogum. The track is off their forthcoming third full-length album, titled Reflectionless, and combines dynamic, crushing heaviness with expansive, atmospheric melodies. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
Any fan of noise rock will be quick to say that the genre didn’t simply fade into obscurity when the 90s ended and Amphetamine Reptile stopped signing new acts, it has always been there thriving in the dirtiest corners of the extreme music world. Although it may seem like there has been a resurgence of the style and ethos of the genre with the popularity of acts like KEN mode, it may just be that people are finally starting to pay attention again. One newer noise rock outfit that has been garnering a lot of attention and praise is Atlanta’s Whores. With their gritty, abrasive, muscular sound, snarky lyricism and a name not permitted at family dinner tables, this Georgian trio helps prove that the genre never left and is here to stay.
Montreal mathcore outfit Jesus Horse have premiered a new track over at Metal Sucks. The track, which is a part of the Converse Rubber Tracks series and was produced by Kurt Ballou, is titled “Home Invasion” and it features 63 seconds of frenetic, angular debauchery. Fans of Every Time I Die and Fear Before, take note. Check it out after the break.
Denver’s Of Feather and Bone have premiered a new two-song demo tape via CVLT Nation. The short EP release follows the band’s 2015 full-length debut, Embrace the Wretched Flesh, and will officially be released this Friday, November 18, and will be made available here on that date. The EP’s two tracks, “Pious Abnormality” and “Resounding From the Depths”, show the band continuing to build upon their visceral blend of crust, black and death metal. Check it out now.
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Dallas thrash quintet Power Trip have premiered a new track from their forthcoming sophomore full-length, Nightmare Logic, at NPR. Titled “Firing Squad”, the three-minute rage unleashes gritty, rambunctious riffs that are sure to get even the most passive listeners on their feat. Check out the tune after the break.
Nightmare Logic will be released on February 22, 2017, via Southern Lord.