Savannah, GA-based metallic hardcore band Vatican have premiered their new video for their track “Slit Of Creation” via New Noise. The anti-suicide song is off of their forthcoming five-track EP, titled Ache of Eternity, and the video depicts the mental battle of depression and suicidal thoughts. Check it out after the break.
Stockholm mathcore/grind outfit God Mother have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The record, which follows 2015’s Maktbehov, will be titled Vilseledd and will be released on September 29 via Party Smasher, Inc. Label founder and The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman said this of the band:
“After 20 years of touring the world and playing thousands of shows with thousands of bands, it is hard to impress me. But Sweden has done it again. God Mother is an undeniable force majeure that demands attention like bands did in the old days, by just being that fucking good. Torch, officially passed!”
Ledge – the solo project of former Weekend Nachos frontman John Hoffman – has premiered a new track from its upcoming full-length, Cold Hard Concrete, via Invisible Oranges. The new track is the concusive “Blacked Out”, which expertly weaves together the sludgiest bits of its sister band’s discography into one, three-minute stormer. Hoffman had the following to say about the new single:
Austin-based noise-infused metallers BLK OPS (ex-Kill the Client) and San Diego deathgrinders Cave Bastard (ex-Cattle Decapitation) are currently streaming new tracks from their upcoming split. BLK OPS have premiered the lurching “Hallucinogenic Bomb Vest”, while Cave Bastard have unleashed the ripping “Violent Perpetuator”. BLK OPS offered the following comments regarding their track:
Oakland metallic hardcore outfit Wilderness Dream are currently streaming their forthcoming EP, Paralysis Rise. The seven-track EP will officially be released tomorrow via Creator Destructor Records and can be purchased here. These seven tracks are full of blistering, thrashing hardcore that will help the nine-to-fivers get through this grueling Thursday. Stream the EP after the break.
With its orchestrated cacophonies and unorthodox song structures, Comity’s A Long, Eternal Fall proves to be quite the endurance test.
For nearly 20 years, Comity has continually broken musical boundaries within France’s underground scene as one of the country’s best kept secrets. Their chaotic brand of mathcore takes a page from the progenitors of the genre, such as Botch and Coalesce, while being unafraid to test the limitations of the genre and incorporate other eclectic elements as well. Their discography shows a band in continual evolution, with A Long, Eternal Fall being the apex of almost two decades of meticulous sonic refinement.
Black Metal mixes with everything and anything these days, and mixed results will happen. It is like part of the color wheel, it can be add to anything, but the results vary depending on what it is mixed with. You have blackened crust punk (Young and In The Way), Post-Black Metal (or Black Shoegaze as I called it, with Deafheaven), traditional black metal (if I don’t love me some Emperor) and black metal meets arena rock ( the new Black Anvil I can NOT get enough of and is in my top 3 for record of the year).
Let me tell you young’ins something you will learn actually fairly quick, and Coalesce said it best with an album title: There is nothing new under the sun. Let me repeat that for those skimming through my shitty, ADHD, virally infected writing and say it louder, since reading may be too good for you: THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN! This has been true for a while, but goddamn, you can at least do a good job at making the music and kicking ass. Those bands I mentioned above do very well with what they have and their ideas and their mixture of genres.