Los Angeles Afro-Nerd hardcore quartet Black Cock (Temple of Dagon, ex-Colombian Necktie) released their debut single, “My Own Shit”, yesterday, March 3, to coincide with the anniversary of the Rodney King police beating. The three-minute stormer radiates with crossover groove and crust grit and oozes with potent ire. Vocalist Dwane Burgess said the following regarding the track:
“My own shit is a declaration of personal autonomy and self reliance. It is an expressed willingness to do whatever it takes to build a foundation that will sustain our families for generations to come. It is a promise that any threat or obstacle will be dealt with accordingly. It is a rejection of any ideas, projections, perceptions or expectations forced upon us. It is a warning to mind your fucking business.”
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I’ll keep this rather short.
Svbterranean will be closing its doors next month. It’s been a long time coming, honestly. Myself and the regular contributors have had a lot of life changes over the past couple of years and our collective free time has diminished and our priorities have shifted. I find myself consistently struggling to provide what little content I can and find my passion for this whole music blogging gig slowly dying. What was once a labor of love has become more laborious than anything else. I feel it is better to just pull the plug rather than sporadically pump-out half-assed content at this point. It’s time for a change.
Endless love and thanks go to Denise Falzon, Ross Hodo, Charles Cure, Danny Katz, Dave Cotton, Thomas Mergel, Eric Nguyen, Jeff Wilson, Joey Liverano, Scott Thayer, Marc Bourgon, Billy Pizarro, George Parr, Christian Segerstrom, Mers Sumida, Ethan McCarthy, Jon Lane, Pete Ross, Andrew Archey, Dave Brenner, Shannon Void, and the COUNTLESS others who have contributed or supported the site in any form or fashion. This couldn’t have lasted as long as it did without you.
Lastly, thank you to the readers. Every kind word, comment, and share made this all worth it. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
There are still a handful of pieces that will be posted here and there, but Svbterranean will quietly fade away after March.
Thanks for everything.
Photo by Dave Walker
Pittsburgh death metallers Riparian
) will unleash their savage and off-kilter self-titled EP this Friday, March 1, via Grimoire Records. The forthcoming 25-minute debut consists of five chaotic tunes that meld classic buzzsaw death metal with tech death volatility, sludgy grit, and dark atmospherics. Flesh-grinding riffs collide with slamming beatdowns. Angular, writhing noise riffs morph into dissonant doom marches. It’s devastating and unpredictable from start to finish. Continue Reading
Mission, TX-based thrashers Overt Enemy will release their new EP, Inception, this Friday, March 1. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of the EP’s galloping face-ripper, “Political Cancer”. Fans of the old-school thrash metal will be instantly enamored by its stampeding riffs and air raid siren solos, guaranteed. Check it out after the break and pre-order the record here. Continue Reading
Arizona blackened death/sludge hybrids Thra are poised to release their new EP, Gardens of Rot, on March 15 via Camo Pants Records. The forthcoming record features an unrelenting, 26-minute barrage of eviscerating riffs and murky, filthy tones that runs throughout four massive tracks.
In anticipation of its impending release, we at Svbterranean bring you one of said tracks. Enter “Trial By Stone”; a five-minute onslaught of muddy, buzzsaw guitars that collide with toxic, sludgy grotesqueness. If that doesn’t excite you then we can’t help you.
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There have been quite a few changes for Toronto, ON’s Holy Grinder since our last interview a year ago. Following several member shifts, the noisegrind band now features a revamped line-up, including two bassists and new vocalist Ashley, which brings a newfound energy to Holy Grinder. The result is a more dynamic and intense approach to their raw, visceral sound, as well as an even more chaotic live performance.
In the spirit of change, Holy Grinder decided to remake one of their first songs from their debut record, Eradicate All Scum. Dubbed “Flesh Prison II,” the track has been re-recorded with the new line-up at Topon Das’ (Fuck the Facts) Apartment 2 studio in Ottawa, ON, and is the first taste of their upcoming release, which will follow up 2018’s Cult of Extermination.
“Flesh Prison II” is available to stream for the first time right here on Svbterranean, and members Ei TC and Ashley also took the time to discuss Holy Grinder’s new outlook. They also talk about the impact of the new members on the band and their sound, as well as the shift to more personal lyrical themes, among other topics. Check out Holy Grinder’s “Flesh Prison II” and our interview with Ei and Ashley after the break. Continue Reading
French blackened sludge duo Vous Autres are poised to release their debut full-length, Champ du Sang, on March 1 via Sludgelord Records. Following the band’s 2017 EP, Trente Pièces d’Argent, Champ du Sang sees the band exploring the darker, more haunting aspects of their sound, which is supported by scathing lyrics dealing with the delusions of human nature and the contemporary world.
In anticipation of its release next month, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of the record’s sprawling second track, “Pauvre Animal, Simple Pantin”. The six-minute tune features monstrous, caustic doom instrumentation that is swallowed by malevolent, overbearing atmospherics. The song embarks on this cacophonous death march, which is spearheaded by venomous vocals, through most of the track before reaching a deeply melancholic climax. Check it out for yourself below. Continue Reading
Chicagoan progressive metallers Black Sites are poised to released their sophomore full-length, Exile, on April 19. Drawing from modern thrash and classic heavy metal, Black Site‘s sound is chock full of pummeling groove and anthemic choruses. This can be heard on the second track from Exile, “To the Fire”, which we are excited to bring to you today. The track is brimming with hammering, metallic groove, blistering old-school solos, and soaring vocal performances. Think Queensryche with more grit and you get the gist.
Check out the track below and pre-order the album here. Continue Reading
Grey Skies Fallen and Buckshot Facelift bandmates Tom Anderer and Rick Habeeb trade in the doom, gloom, and grind for dreamy post-rock soundscapes in Brave the Waters. Finding a sweet spot between the atmospheric folk of Sun Kil Moon and the glossy grandeur of Explosions in the Sky, the music of Brave the Waters paints vivid, emotive portraits in listeners’ minds. Continue Reading
French post-metal outfit Unburnt weave together brooding, titanic riffs and shimmering prog sensibilities across their most recent EP, Æthereal. Much like the works of The Ocean or Cult of Luna, Unburnt‘s Æthereal possesses an almost cinematic quality that guides listeners through various passages and evokes a multitude of moods.
A fine example of the band’s songwriting skills would have to be the EP’s closing track, “Nebula”. Today we at Svbterranean bring you the exclusive premiere of the song’s moody and kaleidoscopic music video. Be entranced by stunning visuals and indulge in progressive post-metal supremacy after the break. Continue Reading