Minneapolis technical metal outfit Sunless have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The new effort, which follows their 2016 demo, will be titled Urraca and will be released independently on February 24. The album was tracked by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in Minneapolis (Thou, et al) and was mixed/mastered by Colin Marston (Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, et al) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens. The record features nine technical, avant-death metal tunes that fans of Baring Teeth, Gorguts, and the like will fawn over.
Check out the album’s artwork and track listing after the break, as well as a stream of the opening track, “Wishes Fallen on Deafened Ears”.
Experimental black metallers Dodecahedron have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Kwintessens, over at ZT Magazine. Titled “The Culling of the Unwanted from the Earth”, the nearly five-minute stormer immediately plummets the listener into a nightmarish abyss populated by dissonant, cacophonous layers of complex guitars and haunting vocals. Check out the aural night terror after the break.
Kwintessens will be released on March 17 via Season of Mist. Pre-order here.
If a band chooses to name themselves after a moribund beautiful creature, their music had better be just vicious enough to bring about said near-death state or worse. Luckily for Georgia’s Dying Whale, this so happens to be the case with their frantic, gutter-spawned tunes.
Dying Whale‘s sound is a frenetic amalgam of post-hardcore, mathcore, sludge and others, effortlessly blending the styles into artistically flawed, dirty and vile blend. On their 2013 LP, Disorder, the band were much more playful with their sound – almost harking back to the early 2000s when post-hardcore flirted with angularity and more chaotic structures. On Last Moments of Misery, however, the band aren’t playing around anymore.
Photo by David Goldman
Crystal Fairy – the new collaboration between members of Melvins, The Mars Volta and Le Butcherettes – have released their eponymous new track from their forthcoming self-titled album. “Crystal Fairy” is comprised of grimy grooves, courtesy of Buzz Osborne, propelled by frontwoman Teri Gender Bender’s eclectic, commanding vocal performance. Gender Bender said the following of the new track:
German brutal death metallers Acranius have premiered a new track/lyric video from their forthcoming album, Reign of Terror, at The Circle Pit. Titled “Return to Violence”, the track has all of the makings of a proper disemboweling slam track; inhuman vocals, down-tuned guitars, vicious drumming and a wealth of antisocial riffs. Check out the song/video below.
Reign of Terror will be released on January 27 via Rising Nemesis Records.
Photo by Ryan Zarra
Florida instrumentalists Set and Setting have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, Reflectionless, at Arctic Drones. Titled “Ephemerality”, the new epic delivers looming atmospheric riffs, tumultuous drumming, reflective melodies and sludgy grooves across eight minutes. Check out the tune after the break.
Reflectionless will be released on January 27 via Science of Silence Records/Dunk! Records. Pre-order here.
Read our review here.
Photo by Zoe Dillman
Dallas’ I Am
have premiered the official video of the title track to their forthcoming full-length debut, Life Through Torment
, over at Decibel. The video is a live performance video filmed by by Travis Kuykendall and Chad Lee and edited by Kuykendall. The band issued the following statement regarding the track/video: