Philadelphia avant-garde metal quartet Cleric have announced the release of their long-awaited sophomore album, and follow-up to 2010’s Regressions. The new record will be titled Retrocausal and will see a release through Web of Mimicry on December 8. The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston and will feature nine new tracks. The album will also feature guest appearances from John Zorn, Mick Barr (Krallice) and Timba Harris (Secret Chiefs 3). Vocalist/keyboardist Nick Shellenberger offered the following statement regarding the record’s conceptual nature:
Sacramento noise metal outfit Will Haven have revealed the official track listing to their forthcoming sixth full-length album, Muerte. The record is due out next year according to the band and will feature guest contributions from Deftones‘ Stephen Carpenter and Yob’s Mike Scheidt. The band also stated that music videos for the tracks “Hewed With the Brand” and “El Sol” are slated to come out soon.
Check out the track listing and teaser trailers after the break.
Finnish progressive metal quartet Edge of Haze are set to release their third full-length album, Deluge, tomorrow, November 10. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of one of the catchiest cuts on the record, “Perfume”. The track weaves together jarring rhythms and “djent”-esque grooves, with shimmering “proggy” atmospheres and earworm melodies and hooks. Fans of Tesseract, Periphery and the like, take note.
Check out the track after the break and purchase the record here.
One-man black metal outfit Nekrasov has premiered his forthcoming eighth full-length album, The Mirror Void, via Decibel Magazine. The album will officially be released this Friday, November 10, via Prosthetic Records, and can be purchased here. The record is a cacophonous blend of noise, industrial and the rawest of black metal that fans of Gnaw Their Tongues and the like will be enamored with. Check it out after the break.
New Zealand post-metallers Spook the Horses have premiered their forthcoming full-length, People Used to Live Here, via No Clean Singing. The album will officially be released this Friday, November 10, via Pelagic Records and can be purchased here. Compared to the swelling post-rock compositions found on 2011’s Brighter, and the sludgy dirges of 2015’s Rainmaker, People Used to Live Here show the band making yet another stylistic shift, opting for a more minimal and atmospheric approach. Check it out in full after the break.
Living metalcore legends Zao crank out some of the most dynamic and heaviest material in their roughly 24-year existence with Pyrrhic Victory.
Following hot on the heels of 2016’s The Well-Intentioned Virus, Pyrrhic Victory delivers five new, venomous tracks that serve as a companion piece to the aforementioned, well-received album. These five songs continue along the path its predecessor previously embarked upon, helping to fortify a new shade of Zao that is all at once gritty, brooding and complex. In a sense this new material is a perfect melding of the band’s more angular and dissonant early material (Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest, Liberate te Ex Inferis, etc), and their groovier later material (The Funeral of God, etc). Both The Well-Intentioned Virus and Pyrrhic Victory work together to usher in an exciting new era for this highly influential act. Continue Reading
Metallic hardcore outfit Centuries have announced the release of their sophomore full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s Taedium Vitae. The new record, which was recorded by Kris Hilbert (Torch Runner, The Body, et al) and mastered by Brad Boatright, will be titled The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding and will see a release through Southern Lord on January 12, 2018. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of new track “Bygones”.
Legendary Philadelphia metal outfit Starkweather have announced the release of a new split release with Portuguese experimental death metallers Concealment (artwork above). The forthcoming split is due out sometime in 2018 via Translation Loss Records and Sky Valley Records. No other information regarding the release has been unveiled thus far. Check out a brief audio/visual trailer for the split after the break. Continue Reading
New York noise metallers Gnaw return with the third chapter in their terrifying discography, Cutting Pieces.
Unifying former and current members of Khanate, Enos Slaughters, Insect Ark and other acts across the underground music spectrum, Gnaw deliver a twisted and outre sound that is anything but easy listening. Its twisted amalgam of noise, industrial and a myriad of other strange musical stylings gnaws into the listener’s psyche, as the band’s name suggests. It’s not easily digestible, but it is highly rewarding for extreme music fans with mashochistic tendencies. Continue Reading
Enigmatic Australian death metallers Portal have released a brief video teaser for their forthcoming fifth studio album, titled ION, which is slated to be released by Profound Lore Records in the near future. No other details surrounding the release have been unveiled. Check out the clip after the break.
ION will follow 2013’s critically-acclaimed Vexovoid, which can also be streamed below.