Baltimore-based musician Terence Hannum is probably best known within the extreme music community for his work with experimental metal outfit Locrian. But a lesser known fact is that Hannum has been publishing fiction over the last few years in addition to his musical endeavors. His newest novella, “All Internal”, was recently published by Dynatox Ministries and is available now. This bizarre, fever-dream of a story weaves together grotesque body horror with philosophical underpinnings and will pique the interest of fans of both Dennis Cooper and David Cronenberg’s body of work.
In this recent interview with Svbterranean, Hannum speaks on the inspiration behind his new work and its creation.
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Sludge-ridden black metallers Wolvhammer are poised to release their fourth full-length album, The Monuments of Ash & Bone, in just a matter of days. Following 2014’s Clawing into Black Sun, The Monuments of Ash & Bone continues to refine the band’s eclectic blend of black, sludge, doom and death metal. Featuring an endless array of bludgeoning grooves and blistering riffs, this seven-track record will not disappoint longtime fans of the band, nor will it disappoint lovers of all things dark and gritty in general.
In anticipation for the album’s release, we got in touch with vocalist Adam Clemens who agreed to reveal the meanings behind each of the album’s seven tracks. Check it out below.
Hundred Year Old Man craft a brooding post-metal masterpiece on their full-length debut, Breaching.
Following hot on the heels of January’s Rei EP, Leeds’ Hundred Year Old Man return with an arsenal of city-leveling riffs and atmospheric gloom on their first full-length recording, Breaching. While it’s predecessor focused on creating dense, “shoegaze”-esque soundscapes that swallow the instrumentation whole, Breaching aims to crush with the sheer sonic weight of its songs. The desire to build enveloping walls of sound is still very much present on this album and is woven into the album’s heaviest moments flawlessly, but the instrumentation is more fleshed out this time around and the band’s post-metal and doom leanings are put proudly on display. The result is a massive, melancholic epic that sets a new standard for the genre. Continue Reading
Tomorrow, April 27, Spanish stoner power trio Green Desert Water will unleash their fuzz-laden sophomore LP, Solar Plexus, via Small Stone Recordings. With its heavy rock grooves, doom-fueled bass lines, and soulful choruses, Solar Plexus is the perfect record for those that worship at the altar of classic, hazy-eyed rock and metal. In anticipation of its impending release, we at Svbterranean bring you and exclusive full stream of the thunderous, six-track stoner epic. Check out the album in full after the break!
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Weaving together elements of NWOBHM, garage punk and hard rock, Sweden’s Piss River deliver an energetic good time on their self-titled debut. Due out tomorrow, April 27 via The Sign Records, this 12-track release is full of driving punk-meets-heavy metal flavor and ludicrously catchy hooks that will be stuck in your mind the entire day. In preparation for its release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive early stream of the record in all its rocking glory. Continue reading to check it out! Continue Reading
Death metal trio Construct of Lethe (Near Death Condition, Benighted, Lord, etc) have premiered the first single from their impending sophomore record, Exiler, via Toilet ov Hell. Titled “The Clot”, the nearly six-minute stormer churns out eviscerate death metal stylings rife with dissonance and complexity. Stream the track after the break and check out the album’s artwork and track listing.
Exiler will be released on June 20 via Everlasting Spew Records.
Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In this week’s Mixed, Not Stirred, Indonesian progressive death metallers Goddess of Fate curated a playlist highlighting the bands that influenced them as well as the Southeast Asia scene. The band said the following of the mix: Continue Reading
Blast Beats is a weekly column in which extreme music artists discuss their favorite hip-hop records.
In this week’s Blast Beats, Wild Hunt drummer and vocalist Harley Burkhart discusses five of his favorite hip-hop tunes from the early 90s. Check out his picks after the break. Continue Reading
Just calling The Contagion In Nine Steps black metal or doom metal just doesn’t seem to cut it. To try to define exactly what this album is trying to sound like is going to be trying. Lychgate’s new full length album is a monstrous rendition of symphonic chemistry, funeral doom, gothic doom, progressive instrumentation, death metal growling, harmonious choir singing….this album is truly cinematic in it’s execution and delivery. The Contagion In Nine Steps is unlike anything I’ve heard before and I welcome it’s creativity and unique writings.
Tech metal trio Behold the Arctopus have announced a new string of West Coast tour dates in support of their 2016 release, Cognitive Emancipation. Dubbed the “Shred West Tour”, the trek will commence on June 1 in Los Angeles and will conclude on June 9 in San Diego. Check out the full tour schedule after the break along with a stream of their last record. Continue Reading