Ghost Bath has not been around very long but you may have heard about them. Could be that mysterious Chinese band that is very good at creating DSBM. Could be their sophomore release being highly praised or harshly criticized (depending on if you’re a fanboy of Deafheaven or not). Could be the fact they aren’t Chinese at all and from North Dakota. Could be from a YouTube channel where they are shit on quite heavily for being “lame”. It could be your first time being introduced to the band, which you know, good for you! Welcome to Ghost Bath and their style of depressing black metal meets post-rock! If you’re a fan of super emotional driven music with a madman screaming over it, then Starmourner will be for you.
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Every Time I Die have premiered a video for their track “Map Change,” which is off of their latest album, Low Teens, over at NPR. The track features the band’s distinct metallic hardcore sound with melodic rock tendencies, while the Kyle Thrash-directed video captures their NY hometown. Vocalist Keith Buckley comments: “This video is our love letter to Buffalo in all its bleak glory.” Check it out after the break.
Italian death metal outfit Hideous Divinity are offering up a full stream of their new album, Adveniens, via Unique Leader. The follow-up to 2014’s Cobra Verde was recorded, mixed and mastered at Stefano Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studio (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, etc.) and features nine exceptionally dark tracks, including a cover of Sinister‘s “Embodiment Of Chaos.” Check it out after the break.
Richmond, Virginia crossover thrashers Municipal Waste have premiered their new track “Amateur Sketch” from their upcoming album, titled Slime and Punishment. The track is just under two minutes of the breakneck riffs, pummeling drums and in-your-face vocals that you’d expect from the band. Check it out after the break.
The ancient Anasazi peoples of New Mexico believed the Urraca Mesa to be a place of great evil; a bridge between this plane of existence and a much darker one. Even the term “urraca” is an omen in Native languages. It translates into “magpie”, the name of a small bird that would doom anyone whose name it called. To top everything off, the Mesa forms the shape of a skull when seen from above. Not surprisingly, the Anasazi tribe that settled on that mesa mysteriously vanished some 900 years ago, with some archaeological discoveries hinting that their end may have been a violent one.
The sudden demise of a people, other realms and ancient spirituality are prime themes for metal; themes that Sunless embrace on their new album, Urraca. The story of the Anasazi’s demise at the hands of demonic entities runs a thread throughout this Minneapolis trio’s 40-minute, stunning debut, and is narrated by the band’s brand of avant-leaning technical metal. Urraca is a complex, menacing and jarringly hypnotic record that could possibly be a portal between worlds.
The title of DC grind outfit Pain Tank’s new record, 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills, represents the band’s attempt at tallying all of the deaths caused by wars America has been involved in. It may be a simplistic title, but that large figure is ominous and cold; reminding one of the harsh realities of war and human suffering and briefly bringing them out of their indifferent state. The costs of conflict and humanity’s capacity for inhumanity runs a thread throughout the album, and is set to the tune of harsh, dissonant and vile grindcore. Recorded live in just a mere eight hours, 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills ugly, confrontational sound is the soundtrack to mankind’s undoing the world didn’t know it needed.
Svbterranean recently caught up with Pain Tank vocalist/noise maker Steven Kerchner, drummer Tony Petrocelly and bassist Chris Dugay to discuss band origins, the new album and the current state of world affairs.
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Dallas-based black metal outfit Tyrannosorceress have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The album, which was recorded and mixed by Irving Lopez and mastered by Brad Boatright, will be titled Shattering Light’s Creation and will see a release through Tofu Carnage Records on June 23. The album follows their 2011 demo, which can be streamed after the break, and will feature six new tracks of bleak, blackened madness.
Check out the album’s artwork, track listing and teaser trailer below.
Copenhagen sludge outfit LLNN and Los Angeles post-metallers Wovoka have announced the release of their forthcoming split LP. The split album will bear the title Marks/Traces and will see a release on June 16 via Pelagic Records on CD, LP and digital formats. LLNN contributes six new tracks to the Marks side of the split, while Wovoka delivers one lengthy composition to the Traces side. The album’s track listing can be found after the break.
LLNN‘s last release, Loss, and Wovoka‘s last release, Saros, can both be found after the break as well.
Pre-orders can be found here and here.
UK-based industrial/noise duo Khost have announced the release of their third full-length record. The effort, which was produced and mixed by the band themselves and mastered by Martin Bowes, will be titled Governance and will see a release on June 16 via Cold Spring Records on digital and CD formats, with vinyl to follow at a later point. The record will feature 10 new tracks and guest contributions from Oxbow‘s Eugene S. Robinson on the track “Cloudbank Mausoleum” and cellist Jo Quail on “Defraction”. The album will also conclude with a remix of the track “Coven” by Tel Aviv artist Adrian Stainburner.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The band’s past works can be found here.
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Atlanta noise rock trio Whores. have released a new track in conjunction with their forthcoming performance at Amphetamine Reptile’s Bash 17. The track, which will appear on a special 10″ compilation for the festival, is titled “Flag Day” and is rife with piercing dissonance and muscular, bashing groove. The track can be streamed after the break.
Bash 17 will take place on July 22 at Grumpy’s in Minneapolis. The festival will also feature performances from the Melvins, Cherubs, Mudhoney, Lydia Lunch and The Blind Snake. Tickets for the event can be found here.