Brooklyn hardcore/mathcore outfit Tiger Flowers have released the details surrounding their upcoming EP. The EP, which follows their 2014 Dead Hymns full-length, will be titled The Vicious Heart and will be released on June 23 via Still Water Recordings. The four-track EP was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks by Matthew Shane and at Backroom Studios by Kevin Antreassian, whom also handled all mixing and mastering duties. Frontman Jesse James Madre commented on the upcoming release:
San Antonio’s Illustrations recently premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Acts of God, via Metal Sucks. Titled “Harrowed End”, the new track from the Texas act shows them drifting into surprising territory. The track features a moody assault of the band’s typical blackened hardcore stylings, mixed with atmospheric, almost “proggy” characteristics. Check it out after the break.
Acts of God will be released on May 26.
Metallic hardcore heavy-hitters Integrity are plotting the release of their new album Howling, For The Nightmares Shall Consume which will be released in mid-July. Pre-orders for the album went up earlier today and I know I’m extremely stoked for it. If the first track (and subsequent music video) released from the album is any indication, this thing is going to rip. Speaking of the track, which is titled “I Am The Spell,” you can watch the aforementioned music video below. The video is cool, but the song is so damn good. See for yourself. Do it. Continue Reading
Crawling forth from the swamps of Florida like an unfathomable, grimy beast, spewing corrosive acid in every direction, comes Meatwound‘s sophomore LP, Largo.
Comprised of Florida hardcore scene veterans, of whom have served time in Combatwoundedveteran, Headless Dogs and others, this quartet have acquired the skills and know-how over the years to craft a gritty, bitter hardcore release. That’s what Meatwound delivers on Largo; unyielding anger and ugliness.
Following two collaborations, two solo full lengths and a plethora of EPs, splits and singles, Trumpeting Ecstasy sees harsh grind death pioneers Full Of Hell entering a new era in sound. Following in the direction of the band’s Amber Mote… EP and their subsequently released split with Nails, Full Of Hell’s latest effort again leans towards the band’s death metal roots, inching farther from yet still retaining the group’s core musical identity. Imbued with higher registers of sound, greater emphases on technicality and death metal atmospherics, Trumpeting Ecstasy is a progressive, exultant exercise in sound. It pummels with a forward driving, almost-upbeat swagger with a surprising sense of form and accessibility that speaks to the instrumental mastery, sub-genre knowledge and cohesion of the band as a unit. Continue Reading
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Every Time I Die have premiered a video for their track “Map Change,” which is off of their latest album, Low Teens, over at NPR. The track features the band’s distinct metallic hardcore sound with melodic rock tendencies, while the Kyle Thrash-directed video captures their NY hometown. Vocalist Keith Buckley comments: “This video is our love letter to Buffalo in all its bleak glory.” Check it out after the break.
Full of Hell have premiered a video for the title-track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Trumpeting Ecstasy, via The Quietus. The abrasive, noisy track features gorgeous guest vocals from Canadian singer/songwriter Nicole Dollanganger, as well as a beat from The Body‘s Lee Buford and guest bass from Converge‘s Kurt Ballou, who also produced the record. The black and white video matches the track’s threatening vibe, and was written, shot and edited by Jordan Musheno and Ian Killian.
Hive‘s brand of bleak, concussive hardcore batters, bruises and comes swinging down violently upon listeners’ heads, much like the scythe that graces their album’s cover.
Comprised of members who have served time in various notable metal and hardcore acts, such as Disembodied, Threadbare, 108, among others, this Minneapolis quartet utilizes the skills they have honed over the years to deliver a dark, driving and expertly crafted hardcore album with Parasitic Twin.
Grindcore, hardcore and an obsession with giant monster flicks yields brutal and radioactive results for Kaiju Daisenso. Uniting former members of Helen of Troy, Gospel and others, Kaiju Daisenso crafts a raw, crushing sound that’s as heavy as a certain giant, green lizard. Their most recent effort, Radiation Scars, showcases their sound at its most visceral and aggressive; weaving together bludgeoning, mosh-worthy riffs and atomic fire breath. Grind fans and Japanese monster film geeks can finally come together and mosh gleefully, thanks to this irradiated quartet.
Svbterranean recently caught up with vocalist Matt Gordon and guitarist Gabe Saladino to discuss the new record and nerd out over kaiju films.