Chicago avant-metal outfit Scientist (Yakuza, ex-Taken By the Sun) have announced the release of their third full-length album. The upcoming effort, which follows 2015’s 10100II00101, will be titled Barbelith and will be released on April 13. The record, which was recorded by Pete Grossman, mixed by Sanford Parker, and mastered by Alan Douches, will feature seven new tracks and overarching themes inspired by Grant Morrison’s comic series The Invisibles. The band said the following of the upcoming release: Continue Reading
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Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Brain Tentacles, Corrections House, et al) has announced the release of his second full-length solo album. The forthcoming effort, which was recorded with Sanford Parker and follows 2011’s Feral Songs for the Epic Decline, will be titled Broken Limbs Excite No Pity and will be released on March 23 via War Crime Recordings. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with the album’s visual trailer.
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Chicago post-metal trio RLYR – which is comprised of Trevor de Brauw (Pelican), Steven Hess (Locrian) and Colin DeKuiper (Bloodiest) – have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The new record, which follows 2016’s Delayer, will be titled Actual Existence and will be released on April 13 via The Flenser. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of new track “L.Layer” (via NPR).
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French noise rock/hardcore outfit Death Engine have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The new record, which follows 2015’s Mud, will be titled Place Noire and will be released on April 13 via Throatruiner Records/Apocaplexy Records. The record recorded live then mixed in Laval by Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Plebeian Grandstand, Necrodancer) and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Breach, Terra Tenebrosa, Crippled Black Phoenix).
Check out the album artwork and track listing after the break, along with the new music video for the track “Modern Life”.
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Memphis hardcore outfit Reserving Dirtnaps have premiered their forthcoming collaborative EP with Memphis rapper Tom Skeemask, Look At Us Wrong…, via No Echo. Guitarist White Paul told No Echo how the two-track EP came to be:
Brooklynn trio Netherlands is the brainchild of prolific music man Timo Ellis, who is, as anyone else talking about this band will tell you, kind of a big deal. Like their 2016 record Audubon, this new EP, Hope Porn, is paradoxically as heavy as christ on the cross and irreverently fluffy and buoyant. Like a Carebear with a skeleton of lead, Netherland’s sound could sell out an arena or a have the one dude in attendance at the local warehouse gig who showed up with his comic distro telling everyone “this band rips” for weeks afterward. Continue Reading