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
In May 2016, Deafkids released their jarring full-length, Configuração do Lamento, which was re-released on Neurot Recordings the following year after label head and Neurosis guitarist Steve Von Till was blown away by it. To keep the Hype Train moving, we at Svbterranean reached out to the band do discuss the background of each track on this unique record. Continue reading to see what they had to say. Continue Reading
As implied by the album’s title, Nightmarer construct a soul-crushing cacophony on their debut full-length, Cacophony of Terror. Continue Reading
Finnish avant-garde metallers Oksennus have announced the release of their third full-length album. The upcoming release will be titled Kolme Toista and will be released on April 15 (CD) and May 13 (Vinyl) via Nuclear War Now! Productions. The record consists of a single 39-minute composition broken up into three 13-minute movements, the first of which can be streamed after the break. The band’s cacophonous, technical and abstract interpretation of death metal will pique the interest of fans of Portal, Chaos Echoes, Pyrrhon, and the like. Check out the album’s artwork and track listing below.
French black metal entity Blut Aus Nord have debuted the official music video, as well as their first music video ever, for their track “Metanoïa”. The dark, suffocating track, which appears on 2017’s Deus Salutis Meae, is set to an equally nightmarish clip directed by The Cuckoo of Swedish avant-garde metal act Terra Tenebrosa. Check out the video after the break.
For the uninitiated, first exposure to the bizarre avant death metal of Australia’s Portal is probably like getting sucked into a literal portal to some interdimensional elsewhere that exists sandwiched between a sense of abject terror and crippling existential dread. As a live band, their presence is a singular experience that is somehow dramatic and theatrical without the cringe-inducing antics that those descriptors imply in the metal world, while also being strangely unsettling. On their 2013 opus Vexovoid, they created a massive churning maelstrom of brooding darkness that overtakes the listener with wave upon wave of unease. With the release of their new record ION, they retain their penchant for gloom and actual doom, but crank the chaos up to 100. Continue Reading
Keiji Haino. Sumac. What more can be said about these two that hasn’t been said before? Continue Reading
Chaos Echoes drift further into abstraction with their sophomore full-length release, Mouvement.
With the increasing popularity of bands like Deathspell Omega and Portal, there has been somewhat of a surge of experimental black and death metal bands in the underground scene. Much like the aforementioned acts, these bands utilize angular, dissonant guitars, atonal melodies and haunting atmospheres to craft well-constructed cacophonies that sound absolutely evil. But with most genre trends, the greater the influx of bands, the less distinguishable from each other they become. Fortunately France’s Chaos Echoes, a band that would be lumped into this category, breaks the mold and pushes the boundaries of this idiosyncratic style. Continue Reading
French experimental death/black metal outfit Chaos Echoes have premiered their forthcoming album, Mouvement, via Invisible Oranges. The record will officially be released this Friday, February 16, via Nuclear War Now! Productions. This cacophonous and complex death metal record is sure to pique the interest of fans of Portal, Deathspell Omega, and the like.
Stream the record here.