Loincloth bow out gracefully, and with a storm of riffs, on their final full-length record, Psalm of the Morbid Whore.
The Virginia/North Carolina-based instrumental metallers were last seen in 2012 with the release of their full-length debut, Iron Balls of Steel. The 16-track effort was a 40-minute barrage of disorienting and pummeling math metal. Full of off-kilter rhythms, frequently fluctuating time signatures, muscular grooves and dissonant angularity, Iron Balls of Steel provided plenty of discombobulating moments, even during the shortest of songs. Keelhaul, Meshuggah and the like are obvious reference points, but Loincloth possess a sound all their own. Continue Reading
Italian psychedelic doomsayers Ufomammut have premiered their forthcoming album, 8, via The Obelisk. The record will officially be released this Friday, September 22, via Neurot Recordings and can be purchased here. The band said the following of the new effort: Continue Reading
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, via Metal Hammer. Titled “Blood Wet Teeth”, the new track is a two-minute stormer full of stampeding, hardcore grit and muscular, chugging beatdowns. It’s heavy, to say the least. Check it out after the break.
Hostage Animal will be released on October 27 via Southern Lord.
Mysterious Japanese hardcore/powerviolence outfit Friendship have announced the vinyl release of their debut full-length, Hatred. The 25-minute LP was originally released in Japan back in June via Daymare Recordings, but will be given the vinyl treatment by Southern Lord on October 20. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with streams of the tracks “Tortures” and “Life Sentence”.
The band’s previously-released, head-turning I&II EPs can be streamed here.
Tennessee sludge/stoner duo Namazu are poised to release their debut full-length recording, Works Cited, later this month. The upcoming effort features 11 tracks of raw, buzzing sludge that are simultaneously crushing and catchy. For the uninitiated, previously-released singles “Bactine” and “Gunwhale” provide a small taste of the action to come.
In anticipating for its release, Svbterranean are excited to bring you a stream of the album’s third track, “Dragged Fighting From His Tomb”. The three-minute stunner kicks out earworm, concussive grooves and thunderous drumming that will be stuck in your bleeding brain for hours to come. Check it out after the break.
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Following 2015’s Show Your Greed and their 2016 collaborative effort with Seraph the Light, Florida metallic hardcore outfit Axis will return this November with their sophomore full-length album, Shift. The band recently premiered the first single from the upcoming effort via Metal Sucks. The new track, titled “Fear and Impulse”, is a vitriolic number that combines the muscular grit of new age metallic hardcore with the angularity of the genre’s progenitors. Check out the track after the break.
Shift will be released on November 10 via Good Fight Music.
Just like the title suggests, Spotlights‘ sophomore full-length is truly a seismic affair.
The sheer sonic weight and expressiveness of post-metal meld effortlessly with wavering, textural atmospheres à la shoegaze and 90s alternative drive throughout Spotlights‘ endlessly pummeling tunes. The towering, heavy sludge instrumentation, combined with ethereal vocals and kaleidoscopic soundscapes, creates a surprisingly effective dichotomy. Many similar acts tend to get wrapped up in their adoration for bands like Hum, Failure or Swervedriver to the point of complete mimicry. Spotlights, on the other hand, blend these influences damn near perfectly into a unique sound that is all their own.
With Sterilize, Unsane reaffirm their status as the kings of noise rock and show no signs of being dethroned any time soon.
Since rising to prominence in the underground heavy music scene in the 90s, Unsane have continuously been a driving and influential force in the realms of punk and metal for well over two decades. Their abrasive, non-conventional take on what is concidered “rock” music, coupled with biter lyrics and jarring artwork depicting real-world violence, created a lasting impact in the scene that can still be felt today. Though noise rock has still thrived and progressed (and has had a bit of a quiet resurgence in recent years) since the Amphetamine Reptile days, no newer players within the genre have been able to outmatch the tried and true formula Unsane has perfected.
Following hot on the heels of this year’s Tando Ashanti LP, Danish blackened hardcore outfit Hexis have announced the release of a new EP. This forthcoming, five-track offering will be titled XII and will see a collaborative release through Crown and Throne Ltd, Moment of Collapse, Truthseeker Music and Division Records. Check out the official track listing after the break, along with a stream of the EP’s second track “Nefarius”.
Pre-orders can be found here, here and here.
Read our review of Tando Ashanti here.
With roughly 21 minutes at their disposal, Edmonton’s Suffer Me deliver a fiercely venomous amalgam of grind and mathcore on their forthcoming, self-titled album. Rife with dissonance, disfigured riff structures and dizzying complexity, Suffer Me‘s debut will satiate the appetites of fans of grossly abstract grind of the highest order.
In anticipation of its impending release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive stream of its opening track, “Dissolve & Reform”. In a mere 74 seconds, this unhinged, vitriolic track unleashes enough volatile rhythmic shifts and frenetic instrumentation to make your head spin. Fans of Fuck the Facts, Maruta and the like, take now. Check it out after the break.
Suffer Me will be released on October 11.