Asheville, North Carolina-based post-punk quintet Secret Shame are poised to unleash their debut, self-titled EP next month. The EP, which is due out on July 14 via Error Records, features six brooding tracks rife with gloomy melodies and atmospheric melancholia. The group’s sound is clearly influenced by the post-punk/goth scenes of the 80s, but is also possesses a modern twist on the whole genre. It’s energetic, moody, catchy and is something that those who wear all black year round will fawn over.
Progressive metal, post-metal, heavy rock riffs and psychedelic textures are woven together seamlessly in Tid‘s sprawling, otherworldly tunes. Comprised of former members of Ghost, Roswell and Circle, this Swedish outfit paints sonic landscapes that are both entrancing and menacing. Their multifaceted songwriting are best displayed in their debut EP Bortom Inom and debut full-length Giv Akt, both of which are considered classics by those well-versed in music of this caliber.
Illinois sludge/death hybrid Ledge – the solo project of ex-Weekend Nachos frontman John Hoffman – premiered a new track from its upcoming debut LP, Cold Hard Concrete, via Revolver. Titled “Disappearing God”, the caustic track is a vitriolic amalgam of sludge, doom, death metal and, naturally, powerviolence. Check out the tune after the break.
Italian psychedelic doomsayers Ufomammut have premiered a new track from their impending eighth studio album, 8, via Cvlt Nation. The new track is titled “Zodiac” and it features over nine minutes of sprawling, crushing doom and hypnotic soundscapes. The band offered the following comments regarding the track:
I have no clue what is in the water or air over there in Italy but some of the heaviest music has been coming out of there lately. Here is Antropofagus‘ third full length release and this one honestly caught me off guard. MORTE or “Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration” is a carefully killer blend of violent death metal and even more barbaric brutal death metal. If you like your riffs thick and heavy with a side of high speeds then you’ll love this one. Antropofagus delivers a proper death metal album here and every single song will make you snap your neck.
Noise is quite an interesting “genre” as it is like black metal in my mind: it can encompass multiple other genres yet still be solely in the main genre. (Post-black metal, I’m looking at you kid, although you do carry a lot of fucking gold.) Now, when I think of noise, I think of bands from Amphetamine Reptiles (I am fucking old), KEN Mode, Today Is The Day (their early records and later records are so much tits that conventional lingerie has trouble holding that shit in), and Fashion Chic. You know, musicianship where there is a musical know how to break rules, a driving rhythm section of doom, and lyrics that hint at possible hilarity but lead to an idea that there is pain and anger. And then comes along CHRMR with their self titled EP. This album…let’s talk about this album’s bandcamp first shall we?
Strap yourself in, we are about to stray into legitimate tl;dr territory my friends. In January of 2002, I found myself in Atlanta, Georgia sleeping in a warehouse of some kind that had been turned into every punk’s wet dream of DIY scene housing. Basically just a huge empty space where they could have shows in the middle, and little ad hoc bedrooms constructed along the walls. There were multiple hot plates. There was a living room “area” in the corner, because there was a rug and a couch. There was a pile of VHS tapes containing every episode of Mr. Show. There was someone’s dog hanging out. Continue Reading
It’s often that when a powerviolence band strings together a dozen tracks for an EP that it can feel rushed and non-sequential. This is most definitely not the case for Raleigh, North Carolina’s newest heavy hitters Oxidant. Featuring members of NoComply, Supressive Fire and Gas Chamber, there is no doubt that Oxidant would deliver the goods. The band offers an audio assault with their twelve tracks of unrelenting grind. True to the genres punk roots, there are no frills or bullshit, just savage, ravaging power. Continue Reading
Tech death weirdos Pyrrhon will unleash their ferocious new album What Passes For Survival in August and the band have just premiered a new track from said album titled “Tennessee.” This is, I believe, the second track from the album that the band has unearthed for us and I think it’s one of my personal favorite Pyrrhon tracks I’ve ever heard. It’s nasty, vicious and not of this world. So, it’s great. You can check out the track for yourself over on Metal Injection. So, what are you waiting for?
Blackened progressive death metal act Cormorant will unleash their new album Diaspora in August and the band has just unloaded a massive new track titled “Preserved In Ash.” Now, I will admit that this band didn’t really tickle my fancy when I first heard them years ago, but I can say that this new track has piqued my interest and I am now looking forward to Diaspora. Should be fun. Check out the track, that premiered on Decibel, below. Continue Reading