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.
Photo by Jimmy Hubbard
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.
Boston post-metallers Junius have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length record, Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light, at Rolling Stone. Titled “The Queen’s Constellation”, the nearly six-minute tune weaves together dense layers of dreamlike atmospheres and interstellar keys with massive post-metal weight. It’s almost like a lovechild between late-era Isis and post-White Pony Deftones. Check it out after the break.
Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light will be released on March 3 via Prosthetic Records.
Photo by Diana Lee Zadlo
Little Rock doomsayers Pallbearer have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated new album, Heartless, at Rolling Stone. The new track is titled “Thorns” and it storms out of the gate with steamrolling sludge riffs, sprawling doom and prog sensibility. Check out the new jam after the break,
Heartless will be released on March 24 via Profound Lore (North America) and Nuclear Blast Entertainment (Europe).
From their teenage metallic hardcore beginnings as Code Orange Kids, to their stylistic shift to groove-heavy metalcore and subsequent name change, to their continuous appearances on high profile festivals and tours, Code Orange have positioned themselves as one of the extreme metal acts to watch. Regardless of how one might feel about their persona and change in sound, it is impressive to see a band so young climb to such ranks in such a short amount of time.