Richmond crossover crew Iron Reagan have premiered their forthcoming LP, Crossover Ministry, at Noisey. The album will officially be released this Friday, February 3, via Relapse Records and can be purchased here. Featuring 18 blistering party-thrash anthems, Crossover Ministry further solidifies the band’s place as one of the genre’s frontrunners. Check out the album now.
Read our review here.
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Chicago-based guitarist Trevor Shelley de Brauw (Pelican, RLYR, Chord, etc.) has premiered his new track “A New Architecture” via CLRVYNT. The track is the opener off of his forthcoming debut album, Uptown, which showcases his penchant ambient, moody experimental rock as a solo artist. Check out “A New Architecture” after the break. Continue Reading
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Georgian hardcore/mathcore band Dying Whale are set to release their new album, Last Moments of Misery, this week (February 3) and they’re offering up a full stream of the record right now via Decibel. The trio is accompanied by various guest vocalists throughout the 12-song album, which features a mix of hardcore, sludge and punk sounds. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
My first exposure to the bleak, raw sounds of St. Petersburg, Florida’s Weltesser was their 2015 demo. It was a brief, yet impressive display of the band’s penchant for writing stripped down, noisy sludge that slowly erodes the listener with every repetition. Here we are a couple of years later and Weltesser has been snatched up by Prosthetic Records and produced a massive first effort for the label in the form of Crestfallen, which was released via bandcamp on 1/27/17. Continue Reading
The 2nd solo album by Zurich based Verena Von Horsten is anything but a pedestrian listening experience. Horsten’s sheer musicality is off the charts as she performs all the instruments on this recording. Not only that but the theme of the album deals with dissolving the stigmas associated with suicide. In the case of Alien Angel Super Death these themes are explored in an intensely personal manner as Von Horsten copes with the suicide of her brother Hakon. Continue Reading
UK sludge act OHHMS have premiered their new track “The World” off of their forthcoming debut full-length, titled The Fool. The crushing track features nearly seven minutes of fuzzy, dense riffage, as well as crashing drums and robust vocals. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
Scavengers is an upstate NY crust/hardcore band conceived in early 2016 by current and ex members of First Blood, Recon, Hell Mary, You and I, NY in 64, Lariat and Forgery. As you may have gathered from this (only partial) pedigree, these dudes are not only busy on the music front, but also may have been around the block a time or two. It turns out that is a crucial ingredient in churning out a fully competent and thoroughly blistering 20 minutes of crust laden hardcore, which they have in the form of their debut LP Progress to Oblivion. Continue Reading
Belgian black metal trio Wiegedood (Oathbreaker, et al) have premiered the official video to their track “Ontzieling” at CVLT Nation. The grim and cold epic, which appears on the group’s forthcoming De Doden Hebben het Goed II LP, is set to an equally grim and grainy video directed by the band and Jonas Hollevoet, and edited by Hollevoet. Check it out below.
De Doden Hebben het Goed II will be released on February 10 via Consouling Sounds and Deathwish Inc. Pre-order here and here.
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Critically-acclaimed Georgia metallers Mastodon have released a new track from their upcoming seventh studio album, Emperor of Sand, which is due out on March 31 via Reprise Records. The new track is titled “Sultan’s Curse” and it shows the band’s recent “rock-oriented” material converging with the sound they possessed on their critically-acclaimed record Crack the Skye. It’s got a slew of galloping sludge riffs that give way into blistering solo works and anthemic, catchy choruses. Check it out after the break.
Pre-order the record here.