If any of you have followed my career as a journalist, you know that my warm gooey center is made up of vicious hardcore. I love emo, black metal and things of the ilk, but I will never not love hardcore. That’s why when I got word that Xibalba were releasing a new album, I pre-ordered it the first chance I got. Sure, while it’s only three songs, it’s clearly not enough brutality, but any new Xibalba is good Xibalba, amirite? Continue Reading
Cleveland doomgazers Hiram-Maxim have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album, and follow-up to their 2015 self-titled debut. The new record will be titled Ghosts and will be released on April 21 via Aqualamb Records. The forthcoming seven-track effort was recorded and mixed by Martin Bisi, with help from John Delzopo, and will feature guest guitar contributions from A Place to Bury Strangers‘ Oliver Ackermann. The record’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, while an official A/V trailer and pre-order info can be found here.
Long Island sci-fi death metallers Artificial Brain have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album and follow-up to their critically-lauded 2014 debut, Labyrinth Constellation. The new record, which was produced by Colin Marston (Dysrhythmia, et al), will be titled Infrared Horizon (artwork above) and will be released on April 21 via Profound Lore Records. The album’s track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of new track “Synthesized Instinct”.
Pre-order the record here.
San Antonio doom duo Cursus have released a new track from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is due out this April via Artificial Head Records. Titled “Waters of Wrath”, the six-minute tune is comprised of gritty, sprawling sludge that is propelled by thunderous percussion and bellowing vocals. Check out the track after the break.
Cursus will be released on April 28.
Michigan’s Sunlight’s Bane recently premiered their forthcoming album, The Blackest Volume: Like All the Earth Was Buried, via Invisible Oranges. The record will officially be released this Friday, February 17, via Innerstrength Records and be purchased here. The record’s utterly vicious combination of blackened malevolence, grinding fury and hardcore grit is perhaps best to be avoided by those with heart conditions. Check it out in full after the break.
Check out our interview with vocalist Nick Holland here.
California quartet Horseneck (Will Haven, Chelsea Wolfe) recently premiered their forthcoming debut album, Heavy Trip, at Decibel. The record will officially be released this Friday, February 17, and can be purchased here. The record is an upbeat, energetic amalgam of post-hardcore, sludge and hard rock that churns out enough catchy grooves to keep the head bobbing for days. Check it out in full after the break.
Bay Area ethereal doomsayers King Woman recently premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, Created in the Image of Suffering, via NPR. Titled “Shame”, the new track features trudging, fuzz-laden sludge enveloped by atmospheric vocals and anthemic choruses. Check out the new tune after the break.
Created in the Image of Suffering will be released on February 24 via Relapse Records.
Read our review of the record here.