In May 2016, Deafkids released their jarring full-length, Configuração do Lamento, which was re-released on Neurot Recordings the following year after label head and Neurosis guitarist Steve Von Till was blown away by it. To keep the Hype Train moving, we at Svbterranean reached out to the band do discuss the background of each track on this unique record. Continue reading to see what they had to say. Continue Reading
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada’s HERON have unveiled the 2nd single from their forthcoming debut A Low Winter’s Sun. We here at Svbterranean have the exclusive premiere of the punishingly heavy track “Uncomfortable Silence.” The record was produced by Jesse Gander at Rain City Records. Gander has worked with a “who’s who” of Vancouver bands including but not limited to 3 Inches of Blood, Baptists, Anciients, Japandroids, Dead Quiet, Fond of Tigers, and Bison. HERON has ascended to the ranks of one of the Pacific North West’s premier heavy bands via multiple tours and a skull-crushingly heavy live show. Continue Reading
The Body and experimental noise artist Lingua Ignota have announced a new North American tour. The lengthy trek will begin on June 19 in Seattle and will conclude on August 3 in Portland. Check out the full touring schedule after the break. Continue Reading
Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Hammers of Misfortune, et al) is poised to release her third full-length album, Diminution, in just a matter of days. Out Friday, April 13, Diminution is a haunting opus in which layers of ethereal instrumentation craft a dense, otherworldly listening experience. Utilizing droning soundscapes, minimal piano, and her own voice, Abdul-Rauf‘s spacious, textural music sits at the crossroads between beauty and melancholia.
In anticipation of its release, we reached out to Abdul-Rauf to give us the rundown of the upcoming effort. Check out a special track-by-track breakdown of Diminution after the break. Continue Reading
Back in February, the ever prolific sound experimenter Gridfailure released his most haunting and dismal recording to date, Irritum. Crafted solely by creator David Brenner, Irritum is comprised of 13 tracks that sound like they were culled from the most disturbing nightmares imaginable. Fans of Nurse With Wound, Scott Walker and various anxieties will want to take note.
To better understand Irritum‘s creation and the inner workings of this madman, we reached out to Brenner who agreed to give us a rundown of the album piece by piece. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
Insect Ark deliver a brooding, haunting, psychedelic doom opus with their second full-length album, Marrow Hymns.
The brainchild of New York multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter, Insect Ark is a forward thinking project that has a penchant for crafting enveloping, often soul-crushing atmospheres. Its sound seems to draw from a wide range of influences, including doom metal, post-rock and psychedelia, but is none of those things as well. With Schechter’s ability to touch upon these various styles and meld them together seamlessly, and her usage of non-conventional instrumentation for music of this caliber, creates a truly unique listening experience that proves to be heavier and more dynamic than some of her more metal counterparts. Continue Reading
Denver noise act Many Blessings – the solo effort of Primitive Man/Vermin Womb‘s Ethan McCarthy – has released its debut, full-length recording. Titled Ripe Earth, the new album features seven tracks of cold, harsh and disheartening sound that is a perfect listen for the casual misanthrope. Stream the record in full after the break. Continue Reading
Portland noisemakers The Body have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer, via NPR. The new track is titled “Nothing Stirs” and features the duo’s signature blend of minimalist electronica, doom metal and harsh noise. Lingua Ignota‘s Kristin Hayter lends her harrowing vocal style to the track as well. Check it out after the break.
I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer will be released on May 11 via Thrill Jockey.
Ukranian drone metal outfit Nonsun have announced the re-release of their 2016 full-length, Black Snow Desert. The newly edited, remixed and remastered album will be released this Thursday, January 25, via Dunk! Records (vinyl) and Cimmerian Shade Recordings (CD. The record was mixed by Jannes van Rossom and mastered by Tobias Stieler, and will feature new artwork (as featured) from Samantha Muljat (Earth, Goatsnake, Pelican, etc).
Read our review of the record here.