Myrkur is an interesting act and I have enjoyed quite a bit of her music over the last few years. Not all, but a bit. When I saw today that she had performed a piano-based rendition of the King Diamond classic “Welcome Home,” I was curious as to how the overall cover would sound. Also, I was worried as to the backlash regardless of my feelings towards it. Luckily for me, I think it’s pretty good. Although it does make me think of the scene in Clerks II featuring this track. Anyway, check out the track below.
I tell ya, folks. I’ve been pretty pleased with music this year (aside from a certain Memoriam release) and I am fucking pumped for the new All Pigs Must Die record. I absolutely love this band and everything they’ve done. Their new album Hostage Animal will be released at the end of October, but they have unleashed a hell of a track titled “A Caustic Vision,” which you can peep below. It’s fucking heavy. Check it out and don’t sleep. Continue Reading
Post-metal act Rosetta will unleash their new album Utopioid tomorrow, but they have decided to slide one last track to really hammer the nail home. This track is titled “Détente” and it is absolutely gorgeous. I am on my third consecutive listen and I just can’t get enough. Be sure to pick up the record if you haven’t already and check out “Détente” below. Continue Reading
Midget Cum Mustache, or MCM, have been a staple of hardcore punk in Northeast Arkansas for a while now. They called it quits a few years ago, but the time has come for the band to reunite and they’re sounding incredible. The band always had a comedic twinge to their hardcore punk, but they have grown immensely over the years and I have been gifted with a new track to premiere for you all. It’s a thundering slab of radness straight out of my area. This track is very socially conscious and is itself a current event piece if you will. The track is called “No Outcry” and I’ve been singing it for weeks now. Enjoy it.
On their self-titled debut, Maryland-based trio The Holy Circle (Locrian, etc) create dramatic and ethereal synth-driven pop soundscapes. The band’s sound lies at the point where 80s moody synth-pop, post-punk and modern, highly-textural shoegaze converge. Its smoky darkness collides with its glimmering melodicism to create an aural atmosphere that is familiar and unique at the same time.
Svbterranean recently caught up with vocalist Erica Burgner-Hannum and synth player Terrence Hannum to discuss the new record and more.
Post rock outfit WATTER have detailed their forthcoming record History of the Future. The greatly anticipated follow up to 2014’s stunning This World will be released October 20th by Temporary Residence Ltd.
Italian brutal death metal act Devangelic are back with their sophomore full length, “Phlegethon“, and if you heard their debut release ‘Resurrection Denied’ then you know what to expect with this new heavy hitting release. Devangelic return to give you more brutality, blasphemy and pure death. Phlegethon has a lot going for it, the guitars are just riddled with groove and power and the band hints at moments of technicality within the compositions. Drumming and bass guitar works together to give a fulfilling and thick sound, overwhelming me enough bass to shatter the glass in my car (this didn’t really happen) and the vocal work is pure guttural gold. There are a lot of elements here to enjoy here on ‘Phlegethon‘ but certain variables are missing that makes this release hit or miss with me. Continue Reading
UK death metallers Dyscarnate have premiered their new track “Traitors In The Palace” via Invisible Oranges. The song is off of their upcoming third full-length, titled With All Their Might, which is set for release on September 15 via Unique Leader Records. Check out “Traitors In The Palace” after the break.
Photo by Miguel Angel Galindo
Spanish goregrind act Haemorrhage have premiered their video for “Transporting Cadavers” via Decibel. The track is off of their upcoming seventh full-length album, titled We Are the Gore, which was recorded in Madrid at Mpire Studios and is where the video for “Transporting Cadavers” was shot. Check it out after the break.
Progressive rock 3 piece STARING INTO NOTHING immediately recall another band of the same ilk. I’m in no Rush to tell you who I’m referring to, I have a review to do after all. The first single from Power “Big Brother” ebbs and flows not unlike something from another progressive rock album called Power Windows. This is not to say STARING INTO NOTHING is merely aping Rush, they seem to bring enough of their own inventive style to the mix to transcend mimicry.
Power is expertly produced and mixed by Californian Mark Needham. Needham has worked with Circa Survive, O.A.R, Fleetwood Mac, and Red House Painters. Now how is that for eclectic? One aside, Needham mixed “Mr. Brightside”
by the Killers in 40 minutes. As a reference mix. Which ended up being an unfathomable hit. Needless to say, Power sounds pristine.