On their self-titled debut, Maryland-based trio The Holy Circle (Locrian, etc) create dramatic and ethereal synth-driven pop soundscapes. The band’s sound lies at the point where 80s moody synth-pop, post-punk and modern, highly-textural shoegaze converge. The brightness melds with the dark, the melody with the edge. It’s a familiar sound, but one that is purveyed with a tremendous amount of heart and finesse.
NYC-based “immigrindcore” band Chepang (originally from Kathmandu, Nepal) are set to release their debut LP, titled Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire, this November. The follow-up to their 2016 Lathi Charge EP takes their vicious, politically-charged grind approach to a whole other level of intensity, with the introduction of a second drummer.
In anticipation of the upcoming album, Chepang are offering up a taste of the release right here on Svbterranean, with a video for the track “Bech Bikhan.” The song is less than a minute worth of sheer sonic chaos, while the video captures the recording process, showcasing the band’s two drummers performing and recording simultaneously. Check it out after the break.
If you have been following us you know that we have been releasing free sludge/doom/post-metal/etc compilations all summer long. These comps aimed at showcasing the best the underground has to offer in terms of those aforementioned genres, and have been met with a decent amount of positive praise. Now that August in upon us, we must release the final volume of our 2017 compilation series.
We proudly present Summer of Sludge Volume Three, the final and arguably heaviest installment of the Summer of Sludge series. Once again we offer up 15 tracks and over 90 minutes of the heaviest and gloomiest sludge and doom we could find. Below you will find the official track listing and stream of the compilation via Bandcamp. An alternative download link can be found HERE in case the free Bandcamp downloads are expended for the month. Remember, if you like any of the artists featured on this comp, please support them in any way you can.
Noise is a polarizing genre of music made with the most masochistic of individuals. Those who gravitate towards its unyielding abrasiveness are enthralled by its loose construction and walls of foreboding sound; things that could be torturous to others. It can truly be an assault on the senses, an assault that only the strong can withstand.
Twin Cities noise outfit The Blight‘s forthcoming LP, Meditations on Insignificance, is one of those aforementioned sensory assaults. Featuring five tracks of sprawling, improvised noise soundscapes, Meditations on Insignificance is not for the weak-willed. We at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive stream of this monstrous effort to help make your Tuesday a bit more eventful, and terrifying. Check out the record after the break.
Meditations on Insignificance will be released on July 28 via Tridroid Records. Pre-order here.
In the spring of 2016, Tridroid Records changed ownership from Andrew Rehberger to Christine Kelly. Because of the changeover and Rehberger’s tragic death soon after, a few releases were buried in the shuffle and remained unknown. After organizing the back catalog,Kelly uncovered them. Her goal is to give them the recognition that they didn’t have before and to dedicate them to Rehberger’s memory. The proceeds from these “new” releases, which Kelly dubs the Tridroid Lost Releases, will be donated to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization close to Rehberger’s heart.
The first of these releases is the blistering, storming Into the Sepulchral Spectrum EP from Wisconsin black metallers, Exmordium. Originally released and pressed to CD in 2015, the five-track EP didn’t get the proper release it deserved until now. We at Svbterranean are stoked to bring you a stream of this hellacious, stripped-down black metal bruiser to help you make it through the day. Check out the record after the break.
Into the Sepulchral Spectrum will be released tomorrow, July 7. Purchase HERE.
With their driving rhythms, riff-happy guitars and catchy, yet emotionally-jarring vocal refrains, Slumberbox help bring the spirit of 90s post-hardcore to 2017. This Seattle outfit, whose ranks are filled with former members of Grenades and Where My Bones Rest Easy, aims to release their debut self-titled EP tomorrow, June 7. Featuring four cathartic tunes, the EP is a must have for fans of Quicksand, Samiam and the like.
We at Svbterranean are stoked to bring you an exclusive stream of this fierce little EP, which can found after the break. We were also able to catch up with guitarist/vocalist Ronnie Navarro and guitarist Eric Christianson to chat about the new release. Check it all out below.
Asheville, North Carolina-based post-punk quintet Secret Shame are poised to unleash their debut, self-titled EP next month. The EP, which is due out on July 14 via Error Records, features six brooding tracks rife with gloomy melodies and atmospheric melancholia. The group’s sound is clearly influenced by the post-punk/goth scenes of the 80s, but is also possesses a modern twist on the whole genre. It’s energetic, moody, catchy and is something that those who wear all black year round will fawn over.
Progressive metal, post-metal, heavy rock riffs and psychedelic textures are woven together seamlessly in Tid‘s sprawling, otherworldly tunes. Comprised of former members of Ghost, Roswell and Circle, this Swedish outfit paints sonic landscapes that are both entrancing and menacing. Their multifaceted songwriting are best displayed in their debut EP Bortom Inom and debut full-length Giv Akt, both of which are considered classics by those well-versed in music of this caliber.
Dayton, OH experimental post-metal band Close the Hatch have announced the release of their upcoming six-track EP, titled VI, this September. The follow-up to their 2016 Death & Resistance EP is set to progress the band’s sound to the next level, with sludgier rhythms and more ambient tones incorporated into their intensely heavy, doom-laden style.
In anticipation of the new release, Close the Hatch are offering up an exclusive taste of the EP right here on Svbterranean, with a video for the track “II.” The song comprises nearly five minutes of abrasive riffs, combined with dark, droning dissonance and harsh vocals, while the accompanying video was filmed/directed by Josh Gwin and features the band jamming out in a warehouse space. Check it out after the break, along with the artwork and track listing for VI.