Savannah, GA-based metallic hardcore band Vatican have premiered their new video for their track “Slit Of Creation” via New Noise. The anti-suicide song is off of their forthcoming five-track EP, titled Ache of Eternity, and the video depicts the mental battle of depression and suicidal thoughts. Check it out after the break.
Portuguese black/death metal duo Barbaric Horde have premiered their new track “Bestial Offensor” via Decibel. The song is off of their upcoming five-track release, titled Tainted Impurity, and takes their dark and filthy sound to even more intense and chaotic levels. Check it out after the break.
Dayton, OH experimental post-metal band Close the Hatch have announced the release of their upcoming six-track EP, titled VI, this September. The follow-up to their 2016 Death & Resistance EP is set to progress the band’s sound to the next level, with sludgier rhythms and more ambient tones incorporated into their intensely heavy, doom-laden style.
In anticipation of the new release, Close the Hatch are offering up an exclusive taste of the EP right here on Svbterranean, with a video for the track “II.” The song comprises nearly five minutes of abrasive riffs, combined with dark, droning dissonance and harsh vocals, while the accompanying video was filmed/directed by Josh Gwin and features the band jamming out in a warehouse space. Check it out after the break, along with the artwork and track listing for VI.
Syracuse, NY eccentric punk-grind trio Dialysis are soon set to release their debut LP, titled Pretty Men, through the band’s own Ryan Canavan’s label Hex Records (Bleak, Ed Gein, Godstopper, etc.). Following two seven-inch releases and a split with Bleak, the new album comprises 20 powerful and dynamic tracks that feature elements of noise and thrash. Various samples are also included in their quirky punk- and hardcore-filled grindcore approach, which Dialysis have now expanded with the introduction of saxophone on this record.
Pretty Men also incorporates humour into their unorthodox sound, with bizarre and colourful artwork by Ryan Besch, as well as tongue-in-cheek lyrics that bring a light-hearted aspect to the album while tackling some serious subject matter. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, Canavan (vocals, saxophone) discusses Pretty Men, how the release compares to their previous material and the decision to bring saxophone into the mix. He also talks about Dialysis’ diverse sound and the album’s lyrical themes, as well as the Syracuse music scene and much more.
Tokyo, Japan post-metal/hardcore outfit Heaven In Her Arms are offering up a full stream of their new album, White Halo, via Visions. The release marks the band’s third album to date and consists of seven dramatic tracks, featuring three intertwining guitars. Check it out after the break.
Brooklyn, NY instrumental band Sannhet have announced the release of their third full-length album, titled So Numb, which will be out this August. The release follows last year’s collection of rare and unreleased material, Young Death. Sannhet are also offering up a stream of the new album’s first single “Way Out,” featuring nearly five minutes of delicate, yet harsh, experimental tones. Check it out after the break.
New Brunswick innovative noise/grind/sludge trio Anthesis are about to release their latest effort, dubbed The Age of Self, on June 9. The new record follows several EPs, as well as splits with the likes of The Great Sabatini and Greber, but is the band’s first full-length in seven years, since 2010’s Surface and the Sky. Recorded, mixed and mastered throughout 2016 by guitarist/vocalist Scott Miller, The Age of Self encompasses the band’s most focused and powerful material to date.
The 11-track album combines elements of ferocious grind, harsh noise rock and doom-ridden sludge into a cohesive sound, layered with dissonant tones and a remarkably bleak atmosphere. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, Miller took the time to discuss The Age of Self, the reasons behind the long gap between the two full-lengths and the writing and recording process for the new album. He also talks about Anthesis’ unique sound and how they’ve progressed over the years, as well as the DIY methods behind recording/releasing music, his solo endeavour Clouds Become Oceans and much more.
Long Island, NY death metal band Afterbirth (featuring members of Helmet, Artificial Brain and Buckshot Facelift) have announced the release of their debut full-length, titled The Time Traveler’s Dilemma. The album is set for release this summer via Unique Leader and the track “Maggots In Her Smile” is available for your listening pleasure now, featuring fast and complex guitar work, intense blasts and gurgling gutturals. Check it out after the break.
Since the early 2000s, London, ON musician Mercedes Lander has been known as the drummer of Canadian female metal band Kittie. In more recent years, she’s also been drumming in psychedelic rock band the Alcohollys, as well as on tour for Jennie Vee. Now, she’s set her focus on The White Swan, which sees Lander stepping out from behind the drum kit and into the front-woman role. Musically, the new band is also a departure from Lander’s previous work, as The White Swan perform a sludgy, synth-rock-tinged style of crushing doom. As well as playing shows consistently, the band are set to release their new three-song EP, titled The White, on June 9 which follows their late-2016 debut, Anubis.
The White carries on where Anubis left off, featuring fuzzy guitars and heavy captivating riffs, along with dreamy synths and Lander’s stunning, soaring vocals. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, Lander took the time to discuss how The White Swan came to be and the writing and recording process for their new EP. She also talks about what it’s like to be stepping out of her comfort zone, offers some insight into her lyrical approach and more.
Syracuse, NY’s Blood Sun Circle (featuring brothers Bobby, Ryan and Brad Gorham, previously of Engineer) have just released their highly-anticipated sophomore LP, titled Distorted Forms. The album picks up where they left off with 2014’s stellar Bloodiest/Sunniest, yet takes their dark and intense noise rock sound to a new, even heavier level (if you didn’t think that was possible, well, it is). Distorted Forms is comprised of 11 thoughtfully formulated tracks that combine harsh, gritty rhythms with beautiful, soaring melodies, and layered with extremely dynamic, powerful vocals.
In this recent interview with Svbterranean, Gorham brothers Ryan and Bobby, as well as drummer Aaron O’Hara, took the time to discuss Distorted Forms. They talk about the writing and recording process, lyrical approach and how Blood Sun Circle compares to Engineer (still searching for those bongos though!). They also touch on what it’s like to work together at Gorham Brothers Music (it can’t be that bad, guys), as well as their latest endeavor Drops of Us, and more.