Imperial Triumphant return with their 3rd full length release, a cinematic take on whatever genre this may be but I know it’s something great; Vile Luxury. It’s shockingly horrific, jazzy, exponential, aggressive and oddly intriguing to the point that you have to sit and do nothing else but digest exactly everything that Imperial Triumphant has done here. Blending melodies and terror of black metal and blending it with the unconventional sounds of technical death metal like Ulcerate, Artificial Brain and Gorguts, you get one seriously massive release. The dark jazzy elements added are just the tip of the iceberg. The listening experience of Vile Luxury is a hellish whirlwind of unstable melodies and unorthodox compositions. It’s divine. Continue Reading
Sicily-based industrial black metal trio Al Ard are poised to release their new self-titled full-length tomorrow, June 22, via code666. Fusing together cyberkinetic industrial metal and stark black metal with elements of harsh noise and dubstep, Al Ard craft a unique atmosphere of cosmic horror across eight tracks. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean are stoked to present you the full album in all of its bizarre glory. Check it out after the break and purchase it at this location. Continue Reading
I used to not really like The Body. I never considered them a metal band, even though that was where they had more or less made their nest early on. I always perceived them as a noise band that got cool among the metal intelligentsia (read: terminally bored scene kids only semi-seriously projecting a love for the most obscure shit possible). I saw them as maybe a particularly dark, doomy, and experimental noise band, but still did not understand the hype. Continue Reading
“Burgeoning Verse” is a collaborative album between Ben Chisholm of Chelsea Wolfe‘s band and Felix Skinner of Wreck & Reference fame. Recorded over a 36 hour session using vintage guitars, bassoons, analog synths and pedals and a guest appearance by Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty and Marriages to drum on the lead single.
Photo by Jean Ribeiro
Brazilian avant-punks Deafkids
are a band that sound like no other. Although rooted in punk, the band’s sound transcends genre conventions and takes sonic risks most musical acts wouldn’t take. Gritty, noisy guitars are met with elements of drone, harsh noise and psychedelia to create cacophonous walls of sound, with some semblance of a hardcore song throbbing underneath. Electronic meddling, polyrhythmic freakouts, and a myriad of other atypical musical techniques and instrumentation also play a role in the band’s strange, singular sound. Deafkids
provide a complete sensory overload, plain and simple.
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
Blast Beats is a weekly column in which extreme music artists discuss their favorite hip-hop records.
New York jazz drummer and experimental musician Dan Weiss and Take Offense frontman A.H. take part in this week’s Blast Beats. Check it out below. Continue Reading
Experimental duo Wreck and Reference have released a new surprise EP on their Bandcamp page. Titled Alien Pains, the new release features four covers/reinterpretations of four tracks from Guided by Voices‘ 1995 album Alien Lanes. Check out the EP after the break. Continue Reading