Arizona blackened death/sludge hybrids Thra are poised to release their new EP, Gardens of Rot, on March 15 via Camo Pants Records. The forthcoming record features an unrelenting, 26-minute barrage of eviscerating riffs and murky, filthy tones that runs throughout four massive tracks.
In anticipation of its impending release, we at Svbterranean bring you one of said tracks. Enter “Trial By Stone”; a five-minute onslaught of muddy, buzzsaw guitars that collide with toxic, sludgy grotesqueness. If that doesn’t excite you then we can’t help you.
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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
Back in November, Atlanta “post-goth” trio Dead Register released their infectious and gloomy Captive EP. Included on said EP is a cover of “Blood from a Ghost” by the criminally underrated Oakland act, Dead and Gone. Due to the band’s love for the goth-punks, we decided to reach out to Dead Register frontman M. Chvasta to discuss his favorite Dead and Gone tracks. Check it out below. Continue Reading
For roughly 23 minutes, Primitive Man and Hell‘s unique, yet complimentary styles of doom meet in a sonic collision of sprawling dissonance and existential suffering on their new split LP. Continue Reading
French blackened sludge duo Vous Autres are poised to release their debut full-length, Champ du Sang, on March 1 via Sludgelord Records. Following the band’s 2017 EP, Trente Pièces d’Argent, Champ du Sang sees the band exploring the darker, more haunting aspects of their sound, which is supported by scathing lyrics dealing with the delusions of human nature and the contemporary world.
In anticipation of its release next month, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of the record’s sprawling second track, “Pauvre Animal, Simple Pantin”. The six-minute tune features monstrous, caustic doom instrumentation that is swallowed by malevolent, overbearing atmospherics. The song embarks on this cacophonous death march, which is spearheaded by venomous vocals, through most of the track before reaching a deeply melancholic climax. Check it out for yourself below. Continue Reading
Toronto’s Drofnosura craft a unique, crushing, and extremely disquieting opus with their debut full-length, Voidfever. Continue Reading