Sicily-based industrial black metal trio Al Ard are poised to release their new self-titled full-length tomorrow, June 22, via code666. Fusing together cyberkinetic industrial metal and stark black metal with elements of harsh noise and dubstep, Al Ard craft a unique atmosphere of cosmic horror across eight tracks. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean are stoked to present you the full album in all of its bizarre glory. Check it out after the break and purchase it at this location. Continue Reading
Doom metal documentary The Doom Doc is now available for purchase on DVD and digital download. The independent documentary offers a fly-on-the-wall look at the UK’s doom, sludge and stoner metal scenes and features interviews and performances from prominent UK bands such as Conan and Slabdragger, alongside other luminaries such as Black Sabbath‘s Bill Ward and Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein. Interested parties can purchase the film here.
In conjunction with the film’s release, UK doom/sludge outfit Kurokuma have premiered a special video diary that chronicles their journey to Reykjavik for a 4/20 weekend event that included the Iceland premiere of The Doom Doc. Check out the video diary after the break as well as The Doom Doc’s official trailer. Continue Reading
Louisville noisy hardcore outfit Comess are poised to release their debut full-length, Botched & Flailed, tomorrow, June 15. Full of angular guitars, tremendous low-end, and grimy dissonance, Botched & Flailed is a brooding and ugly hardcore that packs in as much punch as possible within 28 minutes. Think of the unpredictable chaos of Coalesce crossed with the noisy grooves of Will Haven and you get a basic idea of the violence that awaits you.
In anticipation of is release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive full stream of the record in all its heavy glory. Check out the goods after the break. Continue Reading
Cover by Craig Cirinelli of Housewithoutwalls Design
Long-running Tulsa based music collective ESCAPING THE ORDINARY are set to premiere the fourth instalment in their compilation series this Friday, June 15th. The collective was founded by Ty Griffin with a simple yet effective modus operandi that good music needs to be heard. The first three compilations were a mix of well-established artists like JUNIUS, THURSDAY, DREDG, (DAMN) THIS DESERT AIR, CONSTANTS, and CASPIAN, among others, but also aimed the spotlight at smaller artists.
Sweden’s Craft has inched closer and closer to “mainstream” on every album. Yes, it may anger those with corpse painted balls to admit this, but it’s true. Many fans, myself included, considered their last album Void a bit of a misstep. It’s not great, this is true, however it’s not the flaming bag of shit that it seems to be widely considered. Sure “I Want to Commit Murder” may be the worst song Craft has ever written, but the album is still…uh, fun? Either way, White Noise and Black Metal (don’t stress the title, this is a Velvet Underground reference, and Season of Mist doesn’t release sketchy shit) is a welcome slide in the right direction, but it isn’t without it’s flaws.
In just a few short weeks, Austin metallers Runescarred (ex-Dead Earth Politics) will release their debut EP, We Are. Drawing influence from various areas across the heavy music universe, We Are delivers three tracks that will appease metalheads from all walks of life.
In anticipation of its release we have parterered with the band to bring you the official music video for the EP’s second track, “A Darker Man”. Weaving in-and-out of acoustic ballads and hard rock fervor, this new track is undoubtedly infectious. Vocalist Ven Scott said the following of the song/video: Continue Reading
Canadian noise metallers KEN mode have announced the release of their seventh full-length album and follow-up to 2015’s Success. The record, which was produced by Andrew Schneider (Daughters, Unsane, et al), will be titled Loved and will be released on August 31 via Season of Mist and New Damage Records. The album’s artwork can be seen above and the official track listing can be found after the break.
Additionally the band’s new video for the album’s opening track, “Doesn’t Feel Pain Like He Should”, can also be found below.
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Photo by Tom L. Matthews
This Friday, June 8, New York grunge trio Surmiser
are poised to release their throttling new EP, Hold the Static
. Drawing influence from 90s alternative, 80s punk and noise rock, Surmiser
crank out four abrasive, thrashing and oddly infectious tracks on this new recording. Fans of Tad
, Mission of Burma
, early Nirvana
and all things Amphetamine Reptile will want to take note.
In preparation for its release, we at Svbterranean are here to hook you up with an early stream of the EP. Additionally, guitarist and vocalist Jay Andersen agreed to breakdown the record track-by-track. Check out everything after the break and purchase the record here.
Abstracter engulf listeners in bleak, suffocating darkness on their third full-length record, Cinereous Incarnate.
This Friday, June 8, Boston post-metallers Lesser Glow (ex-Irepress, The Proselyte, et al) will release their full-length debut, Ruined, via Pelagic Records. Infusing crushing post-metal sensibilities with post-hardcore angularity, atmospheric fervor, and 90s alt-rock energy, Lesser Glow have carved out a unique niche for themselves with this recording and the results are infectious.
In anticipation for its impending release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive stream of Ruined. The band had the following comments regarding the record: Continue Reading