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
Wrong’s debut ep Stop Giving marked a shift in the songwriting canon of Eric Hernandez/Ryan Haft. Previously the pair logged many miles in post-hardcore outfit Capsule. The latter was more than capable of countless arrangement and feel changes in literally under 60 seconds whereas the former adopted an approach more akin to New York jazz/noise/groove legends Helmet. With Haft and Hernandez time-tested work ethic, Stop Giving was followed by an 11 song, self-titled full-length album a short time later. Wrong was notable for not only its release on powerhouse Relapse records but also for it’s marked growth in songwriting, execution, and overall intensity. Continue Reading
album art by CRYPTWORM
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
*Stay Trve – an (in)frequent column that aims to help counterbalance potential audio malaise and a nearly total saturation of sub-mediocre artists in the current music industry.
Time has been kind to the sounds of Richmond, Virginia’s Engine Down. Relentless touring and exceptionally high-quality records afforded them a loyal fan base during their 9-year career. Despite a staggering work ethic, the success of the likes of which their peers like Circa Survive, Thursday, and Alexisonfire achieved, eluded Engine Down. Rest assured, going back and revisiting their recordings will move even the most jaded fan of all things brainy, guitar driven, and complex.
Finnish avant-garde metallers Oksennus have announced the release of their third full-length album. The upcoming release will be titled Kolme Toista and will be released on April 15 (CD) and May 13 (Vinyl) via Nuclear War Now! Productions. The record consists of a single 39-minute composition broken up into three 13-minute movements, the first of which can be streamed after the break. The band’s cacophonous, technical and abstract interpretation of death metal will pique the interest of fans of Portal, Chaos Echoes, Pyrrhon, and the like. Check out the album’s artwork and track listing below.