German blackened doom outfit Phantom Winter have premiered the official video for their track “Sundown Pleasures” at CVLT Nation. The eight-minute tune, which comes from the upcoming album of the same name, is full of monolithic, dismal instrumentation, grisly vocals, and is set to a clip satirizing “normal” life directed by Andreas Deininger. Check out the video after the break.
Sundown Pleasures will be released this Friday, September 16, via Golden Antenna Records and Silent Pendulum Records. Pre-order here or here.
SoCal crossover/hardcore quintet Mizery have premiered their forthcoming album, Absolute Light, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The record will be released this Friday, July 22, via Flatspot Records and can be purchased here. The album flawlessly blends old-school crossover thrash stylings with modern metallic hardcore’s grit and penchant for beatdowns. Check it out in full now.
The band’s upcoming tour dates can be found after the break.
Psychedelic rock outfit It’s Not Night: It’s Space have premiered a new track from their upcoming LP, Our Birth is But a Sleep and a Forgetting, at The Obelisk. Titled “The Beard Of Macroprosopus”, the new hypnotic jam spans nearly nine minutes and length and features engaging, exploratory instrumentation that is hard not to get lost in. From start to finish, the track is a constant barrage of swelling, effect-drenched rock that is the auditory equivalent of an acid trip. Check it out now.
Our Birth is But a Sleep and a Forgetting will be released on June 24 via Small Stone Recordings.
Massachusetts doom outfit Conclave have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Sins of the Elders, at Decibel. Titled “Cut It Off”, the seven-minute behemoth unleashes stomping, hazy-eyed doom and gloom in abundance. The band commented on the new track:
“Both musically and lyrically, ‘Cut It Off’ is punching yourself out of a box,… “When you’ve had enough of the shit and nothing seems to matter or hold value anymore, you reach the point where you’re willing and ready to destroy everything, starting with yourself. Scorched. Fucking. Earth.”
Check out the track after the break along with visual accompaniment.
Sins of the Elders will be released on June 10 via PATAC Records and Lost Apparition Records.
Deathgrind “supergroup” Asphalt Graves – which comprises former and current members of Misery Index, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus and more – have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut, The New Primitive, at Stereogum. Titled “Who Do You Serve?”, the new tune pumps out 80 seconds of gruesome, gore-splattered grinding mayhem that will have listeners in the infirmary before it even concludes. Stream the jam right now.
The New Primitive will be released on July 8 via Vitriol Records.
Minneapolis-based technical death metal outfit Reaping Asmodeia have released a rough, unedited version of a new track that will be featured on their upcoming album, Impuritize. Titled “The Clemency Guise”, the new track unleashes down-tuned, complex grooves and slamming death metal parts, interlaced with virtuosic tech death chops and a penchant for rhythmically jarring breakdowns. Think late The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza material mixed with Dying Fetus. Check out the track after the break.
Impuritize will be released this summer via Prosthetic Records.
Metallic hardcore legends Merauder (who recently announced that they will hang up their boots earlier this year) and the active-once-more Detroit heavy hardcore outfit Cold As Life will be headlining Kentucky’s Summer Brawl 2016 Festival later this August. The festival will also feature the reformation of Grand Rapids, MI hardcore outfit Snakes, Drowning, No Victory, Detain, Lowered AD and more of contemporary hardcore’s new blood. Check out the full day by day lineup below and pick up tickets for Summer Brawl 2016 here. Continue Reading
This year’s Metal Alliance tour kicks off in April and will feature Dying Fetus, The Acacia Strain, Jungle Rot, Black Crown Initiate, Reaping Asmodeia and Nylithia. Check out the full dates and details below, courtesy of Blabbermouth. Continue Reading