Ukrainian dreamtoned trio Somali Yacht Club are poised to release their new album, The Sea, in just a few short days. In preparation for this occasion, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive premiere of the band’s official lyric video for their new single, “Blood Leaves a Trail”. The dreamlike jam weaves together elements of stoner rock, shoegaze and post-rock seamlessly. The track is full of ethereal atmospheres and earworm choruses that will stick to the mind and warrant repeated listens. The icing on the cake is the stunning and gloomy animation, courtesy of Lena Ushakova.
Check out the clip after the break.
The Sea will be released on January 22 via Robustfellow Productions. Pre-order here.
France’s Bind Torture Kill are poised to release their raging, sophomore record, Viscères, Friday, January 26. This blistering metallic hardcore record is fast, dark, brutal and complex in all the right ways and will appease fans of bands like The Secret, Gaza and Converge. In preparation for the record’s release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you a stream of the album’s fourth track, “Perte et Fracas”.
One of the shorter and more straightforwardly aggressive tracks on the record, “Perte et Fracas” rushes out of the gate with bludgeoning hardcore riffs in tow. Chugging beatdowns, high octane metallic assaults and punishing drum work all coalesce into one heavy, gritty tune. Who needs coffee when you have chaotic hardcore to get the blood flowing this dull, Monday morning?
Stream the track after the break and check out our review of the record. Continue Reading
Current and former members of Dropdead, Ulcer and Paindriver have come together to offer a blistering blend of d-beat, crossover and old school thrash with their new project, Hell Bent. This Rhode Island quintet harnesses the skills they’ve collectively accrued in their respective projects to deliver some furious, thrashing madness that hardcore fans new and old should dig.
On Friday, January 12, Hell Bent will self-release their self-titled, debut EP on limited edition cassette. In anticipation of its unveiling, we at Svbterranean are stoked to bring you an exclusive stream of its penultimate track, “Condemned to Life”. Check out the track after the break along with a brief interview with vocalist Badger and guitarist Shawn.
On December 1, Ascension Monuments Media will be releasing Leviathan‘s The First Sublevel of Suicide; the previously unreleased, 40-minute demo recorded between 2002 and 2003 that would serve as the basis for the project’s highly-influential debut studio album, The Tenth Sublevel of Suicide. This is the first time the demo has been made available for public consumption and will be the first of several planned releases from Leviathan via Ascension Monuments Media. Leviathan mastermind Wrest said the following regarding the unearthed demo: Continue Reading
Back in October, Arizona weirdos The Oxford Coma released the follow-up to their well-received 2015 LP, Paris is Mine, titled Everything Out of Tune. Much like its predecessor, Everything Out of Tune continues to build upon the band’s eclectic sound; a mix of psychedelic rock, grunge, stoner, progressive rock and many others. To promote this eccentric album further, the band created a lyric video for the track “Patterns of Thought”, which we at Svbterranean are proud to present to you. The track is an interesting mashup of acid-laced desert rock vibes and angular, jagged guitar work, which is set to video clips with anti-Trump sentiments. If you like catchy, oddball tunes, or dislike Number 45, check out the clip after the break.
Purchase Everything Out of Tune here.
Finnish progressive metal quartet Edge of Haze are set to release their third full-length album, Deluge, tomorrow, November 10. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of one of the catchiest cuts on the record, “Perfume”. The track weaves together jarring rhythms and “djent”-esque grooves, with shimmering “proggy” atmospheres and earworm melodies and hooks. Fans of Tesseract, Periphery and the like, take note.
Check out the track after the break and purchase the record here.
With its fuzz-ridden, crushing guitars, seismic rhythms and anthemic vocals, Australia’s King Zog and their self-titled debut are must-listens for stoner doom enthusiasts. Though originally released back in May, the 10-track riff monster will be getting the vinyl treatment on December 1. In preparation for its wax debut, we at Svbterranean bring you the official video for one of the release’s catchiest tracks, “Temple’s Temple”. The band offered the following statement regarding the clip:
Photo by John Mazlish
Back in June of 2016, NYC’s Infinite Spectrum
delivered their sophomore LP, Haunter of the Dark
; a progressive metal opus that rivals the material of acts like Dream Theater
and Symphony X
. In honor of Halloween, we at Svbterranean bring you the official lyric video for the track “The Stranger Things I’ve Learned”, which is taken from the H.P. Lovecraft inspired album. The prog ballad is set to an enthralling set of images, curated by Wayne Joyner, that hint at the occult and things Lovecraftian. The band had the following to say regarding the track: Continue Reading
Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, the currently NYC-based “immigrindcore” act Chepang are set to release their debut LP, titled Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire, on November 3. The album is the follow-up to their 2016 EP, Lathi Charge, and is a natural progression of their vicious, politically-charged grindcore/punk sound. The band build on the intensity of their dual vocal attack and take their approach to an even more extreme level, with the introduction of a second drummer.
Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire also incorporates more groove elements into their technically proficient style, which adds yet another layer to their chaotic crust- and powerviolence-infused grind. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, vocalist Sanket Lama discusses how Chepang came to be, the new release and how it compares to Lathi Charge. He also talks about the Nepali-based lyrical themes featured on Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire, how the cover art ties in with those themes and more.
You have entered the centre of the second edition of Stay Trve. I and we would like to thank you for being here. You may recall me mentioning previously that the particular effect for this column wasn’t necessarily to wow you with cutting-edge analysis, but rather to point the spotlight towards recordings and topics that may have discovered their media lifecycle acutely topical, non-existent, come to a grinding halt, or other. – Cotton
In the past, I have more often than not discussed artists and works that are of a Canadian origin. This piece is an extension of that ideology.