Ohio sludge veterans Fistula and fellow sludge makers Come to Grief have announced a handful of spring North American tour dates in support of their recently released split 7″. The trek will begin on May 1 in Philadelphia and conclude on May 13 in Portland, Maine. Check out the touring schedule after the break and purchase the split at this location.
Denver psychedelic doomsayers Green Druid have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The record will be titled Ashen Blood and will be released on March 16 via Earache Records. The band issued the following statement regarding the release: Continue Reading
Experimental outfit Insect Ark have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Marrow Hymns, via Revolver. The new track is the doom-laden “Sea Harps” and it is as psychedelic and ethereal as it is menacing and lurching. Project mastermind Dana Schechter says of the track:
“‘Sea Harps,’ a favorite in our live sets, is loosely based on the Greek myth of the Sirens. Broadcasting an ominous and lonely call into the night, the Sirens’ song was irresistible to all who heard it, luring sailors to an untimely and violent death.”
Check out the track after the break.
Marrow Hymns will be released on February 23 via Profound Lore.
New Jersey’s Clamfight deliver their most dynamic and most sprawling material date on their third full-length album, III.
Clamfight have never been strangers to the riff, as made evident by their previous two full-lengths. Since their inception, the band have crafted a very riff-heavy brand of sludge metal that harks to the doomsayers of old, while throwing in stoner and classic hard rock sensibilities for good measure. 2010’s Volume I and 2013’s I Versus the Glacier were chock full of heavy guitars and rock n’ roll swagger that provided as many earworm moments as they did heavy ones. On their newest LP, the band have opted for more serious and dynamic songwriting, resulting in longer, cinematic compositions and an overall epic feel. Continue Reading
Virginian sludge outfit Diseased Earth have released the first single from their upcoming debut album, Bleeding of the Light. Titled “May the Old Gods Starve”, the nearly seven-minute tracks hits hard with gritty, doom-laden grooves and venomous vocals. The single can be found after the break along with the album’s artwork and track listing.
Bleeding of the Light will be released on March 30.
German blackened post-metal outfit Phantom Winter have announced the release of their third full-length album. The forthcoming album, which follows 2016’s Sundown Pleasures, will be titled Into Dark Science and will be released on March 2 via Golden Antenna Records. The album’s artwork, track listing and trailer can be found after the break.
Towering post-metal is enveloped by monolithic, transcendental sound on Hundred Year Old Man‘s new EP, Rei.
Instead of worshiping solely at the altars of Neurosis and Isis, as many similar bands tend to do, Leeds’ Hundred Year Old Man approach the post-metal scene a bit differently. While crushing, dynamic sludge is integral to the genre’s sound, Hundred Year Old Man tend to focus more on creating potent moods and immersive atmospheres, as made evident by this new EP. The band’s 2017 Black Fire single dipped its toes into the wavering ambient waters, but was very much a brooding, doom-laden affair through and through. On Rei, however, the sextet embrace the ambient and atmospheric aspects of their sound and create an enthralling experience that swallows listeners whole. Continue Reading
Californian doom metal outfit Sixes have premiered the title track from their forthcoming full-length debut, Mephistopheles, via Invisible Oranges. The new, nearly 13-minute tune is full of malevolent, slow-burning blackened doom crushes with each and every dismal chord. Check out the track after the break.
Mephistopheles will be released on March 1 via Black Bow Recordings, Poisoned Mind Records, Forbidden Place Records and Medusa Crush Recordings.
Washington, D.C.-based doomsludge act Ilsa will be releasing their latest offering Corpse Fortress on March 2nd and the band has unloaded a fierce new banger for us all to enjoy. The track is titled “Hikikomori” and it’s heavier than hell. This band has never disappointed and I’m certain they will continue the trend. Check out the new track below. Continue Reading