Brooklyn hardcore/mathcore outfit Tiger Flowers have premiered their new EP, The Vicious Heart, via Metal Sucks. The new effort, which follows 2014’s Dead Hymns LP, will officially be released tomorrow, June 23, through Still Water Recordings. Frontman Jesse James Madre said the following regarding the release:
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Instrumental rock duo INTRCPTR – which features Pelican drummer Larry Herweg and 5ive guitarist Ben Carr – have released a new track from their forthcoming debut album, I, via Brooklyn Vegan. The new track is titled “Sandstorms” and is full of sludgy groove and seismic, riff-heavy moments. The band told Brooklyn Vegan the following about the tune:
Ex Eye – the experimental project led by avant-garde saxophonist Colin Stetson – have premiered their debut album at Stereogum. The album will officially be out this Friday, June 23, via Relapse Records and can be purchased here. Check out the dense, throttling and wondrously odd record after the break.
Check out our new review of the record here.
Nashville progressive death metallers Enfold Darkness have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Adversary Omnipotent, via Metal Injection. The new track is titled “The Adversary, Omnipotent” and it features nearly seven minutes of blistering technicality and brutality interwoven with symphonic elements. The band also spoke to Metal Injection regarding the concept of the release:
“For 100,000 years Na’ak Ba’ran has dominated the affairs of Et through the Narcillians. It is the age of the king Ik’thran’ithul. Through his communion with the fallen God, the descendants of the Sali’un have been fully dominated.
Out of the total darkness, a child was born under the Sign of the Sun. Im’maud’hi is the last Sali’un, whose destiny is to restore the ancient ways of his people.
As he delves into the mysteries o the ancient gods, the Ultimate Truth is gifted to him. Though, it is not what he had bargained for…”
Check out the track after the break.
Adversary Omnipotent will be released on July 14 via The Artisan Era. Pre-order here.
Much like John Zorn, but perhaps not as credited as he should be, Colin Stetson has helped redefine the saxophone and pushed the boundaries of its application in music. The eclectic saxophonist and multireedist can be heard in albums by higher profile acts like Tom Waits and Bon Iver, as well as in his critically-acclaimed solo records. His singular style of playing and recording captures his complex licks, the percussive sounds of his fingers on the instrument itself, and the sounds and vibrations emitting from his throat, resulting in a haunting, otherworldly sound that is like none other.
Stetson released his newest solo venture, All This I Do For Glory, earlier this year and is yet another record in a long line of solid releases. But, apparently, this incredible piece wasn’t all he had up his sleeve for 2017.