Connecticut-based metal and lifestyle e-zine Alternative Control will release a doom-centered digital compilation, titled Volume Doom, this Friday, February 22. The riff-heavy mixtape features a diverse mix of sludge and doom metal acts, including Year of the Cobra, Eye of Nix, and Dust Prophet to name a few. We teamed up with the mag to bring you an exclusive early stream of the compilation in all of it slow, brooding glory.
Alternative Control editor Jessie May (also of Owl Maker and Turkey Vulture) gave the skinny on the upcoming release: Continue Reading
There have been quite a few changes for Toronto, ON’s Holy Grinder since our last interview a year ago. Following several member shifts, the noisegrind band now features a revamped line-up, including two bassists and new vocalist Ashley, which brings a newfound energy to Holy Grinder. The result is a more dynamic and intense approach to their raw, visceral sound, as well as an even more chaotic live performance.
In the spirit of change, Holy Grinder decided to remake one of their first songs from their debut record, Eradicate All Scum. Dubbed “Flesh Prison II,” the track has been re-recorded with the new line-up at Topon Das’ (Fuck the Facts) Apartment 2 studio in Ottawa, ON, and is the first taste of their upcoming release, which will follow up 2018’s Cult of Extermination.
“Flesh Prison II” is available to stream for the first time right here on Svbterranean, and members Ei TC and Ashley also took the time to discuss Holy Grinder’s new outlook. They also talk about the impact of the new members on the band and their sound, as well as the shift to more personal lyrical themes, among other topics. Check out Holy Grinder’s “Flesh Prison II” and our interview with Ei and Ashley after the break. Continue Reading
Grey Skies Fallen and Buckshot Facelift bandmates Tom Anderer and Rick Habeeb trade in the doom, gloom, and grind for dreamy post-rock soundscapes in Brave the Waters. Finding a sweet spot between the atmospheric folk of Sun Kil Moon and the glossy grandeur of Explosions in the Sky, the music of Brave the Waters paints vivid, emotive portraits in listeners’ minds. Continue Reading
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Swedish metallic hardcore quintet Snake Tongue are poised to release their new EP, No Escape No Excuse, on February 15 via The Sign Records. The upcoming four-track effort features a dark, concussive sound full of bitterness and groove. Fans of Trap Them and Converge are urged to pay attention.
Lithuanian post-metal outfit Autism recently released the debut single from their forthcoming album, Have You Found Peace?, which is due out on February 4 via St. Ripper Records. Titled “No Word”, the new track enfolds listeners in deep melancholic atmospheres and crushes them with darkened sludge riffs across 11 full minutes. The track is also the first Autism tune to feature vocals, courtesy of Rosk vocalist Krzysztof Traczyk. Fans of Amenra, take note.
Check out the track below and pre-order the album here. Continue Reading
Born from the ashes of Long Island punk outfit Rations comes two new projects, Rations Noise and Unknown River Driver. Rations Noise remixes and rearranges clips of Rations‘ studio and live recordings into an experimental noise/pseudo-industrial context. In stark contrast, Unknown River Driver delivers anthemic punk that drips with 90s post-hardcore and emo fervor. Continue Reading
Nashville powerviolence duo Thetan are poised to release their second full-length album, Abysmal, on February 1 via Anti-Corporate Music. Abysmal is a raw, hyper-speed hardcore record that pumps out 18 tracks of drum and bass violence in 18 abrasive minutes. Fans of Charles Bronson, Spazz, Coke Bust, and the like, should take note. Continue Reading
UK-based sludge duo Goblinsmoker are poised to release their debut recording, Toad King, on December 14 via Sludgelord Records. Combining the fuzzed-out groove of Weedeater with the brute force of early Iron Monkey, Goblinsmoker deliver three seismic tracks that weave tales of the Toad King; the ruler of the goblins whose subjects willingly sacrifice themselves to be smoked by their king. Continue Reading
Indonesian metallic hardcore outfit Cloudburst are poised to release their sophomore, self-titled full-length on January 4, 2019. Drawing influence from the likes of Converge, Botch, and the chaotic side of hardcore as a whole, Cloudburst deliver a frantic, blood-pumping sound on this forthcoming effort.
To build anticipation for its impending release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of the album’s second track, “Crimson Mask”. The track is brimming with hardcore stampedes, spiraling riffs, dissonant panic chords, and blistering solos that are propelled by frenzied drumming and vile, volatile vocal performances. If you’re looking to get your face ripped off, check out the track below. Continue Reading
Great Falls deliver a colossal, soul-wrenching opus with A Sense of Rest.
With their discordant guitars, rhythmic complexity and intense vocal performances, Great Falls craft a potent soundtrack for the feelings of despair and disquiet. With former members of Kiss It Goodbye and Playing Enemy at the helm, listeners should expect nothing short of noise metal supremacy. Continue Reading