Russian industrial legends Sobaki Tabaka have officially unveiled their new remix/tribute album, XX-XXIV, today via WOOAAARGH. This massive 26-track, two-plus hour-long compilation features reinterpretations from the likes of Gnaw Their Tongues, Alan Dubin (Gnaw, ex-Khanate), KERNAL, among others. To celebrate its release, we at Svbterranean bring you the dark, noisy, unsettling and confrontational album in full. Check out the record after the break. Continue Reading
Swedish band, WE ARE THE CATALYST have returned with the first single/video from their forthcoming 2nd album Ephemeral. This new offering is a calculated, fine-tuned, triumph for the band. Listeners inclined towards epic and tremendously memorable, female-fronted metal not unlike LACUNA COIL or OTEP will find plenty to love with WE ARE THE CATALYSTS. Continue Reading
Necromishka engulf listeners in sprawling, dreary soundscapes on their debut release, The Space Between Us. Continue Reading
Uniform push the limits of their apocalyptic, industrial punk on their bombastic third full-length album, The Long Walk. 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
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This Friday, May 25, Swiss industrial psych outfit H E X will unleash their self-titled debut via Hummus Records. Full of heavy synth work, cybernetic guitars and seismic percussion, this four-track recording is a stark and monolithic affair that sounds like an apocalyptic interpretation of a John Carpenter film score with a hint of Godflesh-esque massiveness.
In preparation for the record’s release we have teamed up with the band to bring you an exclusive stream of the album’s opening track, “Metaheaven”. The slow-burning, nearly nine-minute track builds from quiet beginnings to a throttling barrage of cold mechanical instrumentation interwoven with kaleidoscopic, melodic synths. Check it out for yourself after the break and purchase the record here.
Portland industrial outfit At the Heart of the World are set to embark on a new U.S. tour early next week in support of their new album, Rotting Forms. The upcoming trek will begin on April 3 in Seattle and will conclude on April 12 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Check out the full schedule after the break and read our review of Rotting Forms here.
Rotting Forms is the first full length offering from Pacific Northwest industrial/metal unit At the Heart of the World, released in January 2018 via Glory Kid Ltd. The group is composed of guitarist/programmer Danny Porter and vocalist Joshua Greene, who come together to assault the listener with walls of distortion, mechanized beats, and sneers of static and rage on every track. Continue Reading
It’s been a pretty solid year, as far as heavy music is concerned. Some of my favorite artists surpassed even the highest of my expectations, such as Full of Hell, Primitive Man and Blood Sun Circle, while I feel lucky to have been introduced to a few stellar new acts. Bands like Chepang and Sunlight’s Bane completely blew me away with their debut full-length releases, which are both refreshingly unique and utterly intense. This year was also an incredible one for death metal, with a slew of legendary bands offering up impeccable releases, and in some cases, their best work in years. Without further delay, here are my top 20 picks for the best of 2017.