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
There have been quite a few changes for Toronto, ON’s Holy Grinder since our last interview a year ago. Following several member shifts, the noisegrind band now features a revamped line-up, including two bassists and new vocalist Ashley, which brings a newfound energy to Holy Grinder. The result is a more dynamic and intense approach to their raw, visceral sound, as well as an even more chaotic live performance.
In the spirit of change, Holy Grinder decided to remake one of their first songs from their debut record, Eradicate All Scum. Dubbed “Flesh Prison II,” the track has been re-recorded with the new line-up at Topon Das’ (Fuck the Facts) Apartment 2 studio in Ottawa, ON, and is the first taste of their upcoming release, which will follow up 2018’s Cult of Extermination.
“Flesh Prison II” is available to stream for the first time right here on Svbterranean, and members Ei TC and Ashley also took the time to discuss Holy Grinder’s new outlook. They also talk about the impact of the new members on the band and their sound, as well as the shift to more personal lyrical themes, among other topics. Check out Holy Grinder’s “Flesh Prison II” and our interview with Ei and Ashley after the break. 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
Chicagoan progressive metallers Black Sites are poised to released their sophomore full-length, Exile, on April 19. Drawing from modern thrash and classic heavy metal, Black Site‘s sound is chock full of pummeling groove and anthemic choruses. This can be heard on the second track from Exile, “To the Fire”, which we are excited to bring to you today. The track is brimming with hammering, metallic groove, blistering old-school solos, and soaring vocal performances. Think Queensryche with more grit and you get the gist.
Check out the track below and pre-order the album here. Continue Reading
Grey Skies Fallen and Buckshot Facelift bandmates Tom Anderer and Rick Habeeb trade in the doom, gloom, and grind for dreamy post-rock soundscapes in Brave the Waters. Finding a sweet spot between the atmospheric folk of Sun Kil Moon and the glossy grandeur of Explosions in the Sky, the music of Brave the Waters paints vivid, emotive portraits in listeners’ minds. Continue Reading
French post-metal outfit Unburnt weave together brooding, titanic riffs and shimmering prog sensibilities across their most recent EP, Æthereal. Much like the works of The Ocean or Cult of Luna, Unburnt‘s Æthereal possesses an almost cinematic quality that guides listeners through various passages and evokes a multitude of moods.
A fine example of the band’s songwriting skills would have to be the EP’s closing track, “Nebula”. Today we at Svbterranean bring you the exclusive premiere of the song’s moody and kaleidoscopic music video. Be entranced by stunning visuals and indulge in progressive post-metal supremacy after the break. Continue Reading
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Swedish metallic hardcore quintet Snake Tongue are poised to release their new EP, No Escape No Excuse, on February 15 via The Sign Records. The upcoming four-track effort features a dark, concussive sound full of bitterness and groove. Fans of Trap Them and Converge are urged to pay attention.
Milwaukee rockers The Slurs are poised to release their debut full-length record, Shatter Sessions, on February 8. For 28 straight minutes, The Slurs deliver one loud and sleazy punk-infested hard rock jam after the next. Fans of The Stooges, The Bronx, and Murder City Devils should pay attention. Continue Reading
Italian death metal legends Electrocution are slated to release their new full-length album, Psychonolatry, on February 8 via GoreGoreCords. The bestial 44-minute assault, which follows 2015’s Metaphysincarnation, is filled with all of the battering grooves and eviscerating riffs death metal fans can handle. The band said the following of the upcoming effort: Continue Reading
Born from the ashes of Long Island punk outfit Rations comes two new projects, Rations Noise and Unknown River Driver. Rations Noise remixes and rearranges clips of Rations‘ studio and live recordings into an experimental noise/pseudo-industrial context. In stark contrast, Unknown River Driver delivers anthemic punk that drips with 90s post-hardcore and emo fervor. Continue Reading