Toronto’s Battlebear (featuring members of Ayahuasca, Guiltfeeder and Signifier) have released the debut single from their upcoming EP, which the Canadians cleverly dubbed Grimm Horton’s. The new track is titled “Salt & Vinegar Tourniquet” and showcases the trio’s annihilating combination of death metal, grindcore and crust punk, along with intense riffage and corrosive vocals to contrast their tongue-in-cheek lyrical themes. Check out the track after the break.
Well, here it is again.
How do I sum up a year in music that some how seemed to top every other year previous? Why do I say that every year? Who cares what I think anyway? I limited myself to a top thirty, but boy, there’s a ton of honorable mentions. Black metal was king this year, as it is most years for me. I’m boring, whatever, eat my shit.
Without further ado:
In the past decade, Thou has become a household name in the heavy music scene. Arguably Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s best artistic export, the band has churned out an unrelenting stream of releases year after year, with 2018 possibly proving to be their most prolific yet. Of the four (yeah…4) records issued by them in the space of the last few months, their upcoming full length Magus, which sees the light of day via Sacred Bones Records on 8/31, is the one most representative of the totality of the band’s oeuvre up to this point. This new offering feels as though it follows in the footsteps of their 2014 LP Heathen, but does not tread precisely the same ground. Continue Reading
New Brunswick-based crust ‘n’ roll outfit Hard Charger and Québec hardcore quintet Sights of War will release their split full-length next Friday, July 20, via Ancient Temple Recordings. In anticipation of its release, we are excited to bestow new tracks from each band upon you. Hard Charger‘s new song “Boiling Point” will mow you down with its blistering, energetic punk stylings, while Sights of War‘s “Breeding Violence” will finish the job with its groove-laden, blackened hardcore grit. Check out both tracks after the break and listen to previously released singles from both bands here and here. Continue Reading
Listening to Body Void‘s newest full-length recording, I Live Inside a Burning House, is much like being trapped inside said burning house as the flames whip away at its structure. Eventually the house will collapse and if the occupant hadn’t already perished in the flames, they will be undoubtedly be crushed as everything comes crumbling down. Either way, death is inevitable. Continue Reading
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Chicago grinding hardcore outfit Nequient have announce the release of their debut full-length album. The forthcoming record, which was recorded by Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, etc) and mastered by Brad Boatright, will be titled Wolves at the Door and will be released on May 18 via Nefarious Industries.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, while a stream of new track “Scorched” can be found at Toilet ov Hell. Vocalist Jason Kolkey said of the new tune:
Blackened hardcore quartet Centuries have premiered their forthcoming full-length, The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding, via Metal Hammer. The record is officially due out this Friday, January 26, via Southern Lord and can be purchased here. The band issued the following comments to Metal Hammer regarding the new effort:
“From bringing children into this world to slowly losing the ones we love and how we choose to cope with an always looming self doubt.”
Check out the record after the break.
Read our review of the record here.