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.
New York experimental duo Insect Ark have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album and follow-up to 2015’s Portal/Well. The new record, which was recorded and mixed with engineer Ethan Donaldson at Mozart Street Studios, will be titled Marrow Hymns (artwork above) and will be released on February 23 via Profound Lore Records.
The album’s track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of new track “In the Nest”.
In my opinion, there are bands you love, and then there are legitimately important bands. Often times, the two will not meet. You can enjoy a band, and if you’re a reasonable person, admit that they’re not genre luminaries or trendsetters. Most bands aren’t. There’s nothing wrong with that. For example; I love Mgla, but to argue that they’re much more than just another really proficient black metal band seems silly to me. They’re not. They’re just good at relying on tropes that others have created to great effect. Godflesh, on the other hand, is not just a band I love, but a band who actually shaped heavy music in the late 80s and early 90s. And now, they’ve returned, yet again, after the stellar “reunion record” 2014’s A World Lit Only By Fire. And with this return, made the most varied album of their career.
Pioneers of industrial metal, Godflesh will unleash their new album Post Self this Friday and it’s going to be a doozy. The band has unveiled a new track titled “Be God” and I’m digging it hardcore. You can check out the track for yourself below and prepare your body. The Broadrick train is coming. Enoy. Continue Reading
Long-running industrial drone/noise/electronics project Prurient (masterminded by Dominic Fernow), is celebrating its twentieth year and the forthcoming release of Rainbow Mirror in December is shaping up to be a doozy. The album, which boasts an insane three-hour run time, will be released on quadruple CD and a 7LP set. Holy shit.
Check out the latest offering from the album “Falling In The Water” below. It’s beautiful and haunting and I love it. CHECK IT. Continue Reading