Louisville noisy hardcore outfit Comess are poised to release their debut full-length, Botched & Flailed, tomorrow, June 15. Full of angular guitars, tremendous low-end, and grimy dissonance, Botched & Flailed is a brooding and ugly hardcore that packs in as much punch as possible within 28 minutes. Think of the unpredictable chaos of Coalesce crossed with the noisy grooves of Will Haven and you get a basic idea of the violence that awaits you.
In anticipation of is release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive full stream of the record in all its heavy glory. Check out the goods after the break. Continue Reading
Cover by Craig Cirinelli of Housewithoutwalls Design
Long-running Tulsa based music collective ESCAPING THE ORDINARY are set to premiere the fourth instalment in their compilation series this Friday, June 15th. The collective was founded by Ty Griffin with a simple yet effective modus operandi that good music needs to be heard. The first three compilations were a mix of well-established artists like JUNIUS, THURSDAY, DREDG, (DAMN) THIS DESERT AIR, CONSTANTS, and CASPIAN, among others, but also aimed the spotlight at smaller artists.
In just a few short weeks, Austin metallers Runescarred (ex-Dead Earth Politics) will release their debut EP, We Are. Drawing influence from various areas across the heavy music universe, We Are delivers three tracks that will appease metalheads from all walks of life.
In anticipation of its release we have parterered with the band to bring you the official music video for the EP’s second track, “A Darker Man”. Weaving in-and-out of acoustic ballads and hard rock fervor, this new track is undoubtedly infectious. Vocalist Ven Scott said the following of the song/video: Continue Reading
Canadian noise metallers KEN mode have announced the release of their seventh full-length album and follow-up to 2015’s Success. The record, which was produced by Andrew Schneider (Daughters, Unsane, et al), will be titled Loved and will be released on August 31 via Season of Mist and New Damage Records. The album’s artwork can be seen above and the official track listing can be found after the break.
Additionally the band’s new video for the album’s opening track, “Doesn’t Feel Pain Like He Should”, can also be found below.
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Photo by Tom L. Matthews
This Friday, June 8, New York grunge trio Surmiser
are poised to release their throttling new EP, Hold the Static
. Drawing influence from 90s alternative, 80s punk and noise rock, Surmiser
crank out four abrasive, thrashing and oddly infectious tracks on this new recording. Fans of Tad
, Mission of Burma
, early Nirvana
and all things Amphetamine Reptile will want to take note.
In preparation for its release, we at Svbterranean are here to hook you up with an early stream of the EP. Additionally, guitarist and vocalist Jay Andersen agreed to breakdown the record track-by-track. Check out everything after the break and purchase the record here.
This Friday, June 8, Boston post-metallers Lesser Glow (ex-Irepress, The Proselyte, et al) will release their full-length debut, Ruined, via Pelagic Records. Infusing crushing post-metal sensibilities with post-hardcore angularity, atmospheric fervor, and 90s alt-rock energy, Lesser Glow have carved out a unique niche for themselves with this recording and the results are infectious.
In anticipation for its impending release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive stream of Ruined. The band had the following comments regarding the record: Continue Reading
Photo by Suren Karapetyan
Brooklyn’s Mutilation Rites have announced the release of their third full-length album and follow-up to 2014’s Harbinger. The upcoming effort will be titled Chasm and will see a release through Gilead Media on July 20. Chasm was recorded August through November 2017. Drums and basic guitars recorded at Saint Vitus Bar. Guitars overdubbed at Growlhouse Recording (Ryan Jones’ studio), then re-amped at Chapel Black Studio with Travis Bacon (Black Anvil, Hogwasche, White Widows Pact, Grudges). Vocals and Mixing was also done at GrowlHouse Recording and mastering duties was handled by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Mastering.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with a stream of the opening track, “Pierced Larynx”, courtesy of Kerrang.
Photo by Alex Ross
In late 2017, New Zealand’s Spook the Horses released their hauntingly beautiful third full-length album, People Used to Live Here. In contrast to the sprawling post-metal of previous records Brighter and Rainmaker, People Used to Live Here showed the band opting for a stripped-down, slow-burning approach that resulted in songs reminiscent to the moody jazz of Bohren & der Club of Gore, the desert doom of Earth, and the melancholic “slowcore” of Codeine and the like. The record is a prime example of when big sonic risks pay off.
If you happened to miss out on it last year, prepare to hop on the hype train with us. We at Svbterranean are proud to present the official music video for one of the most gorgeous cuts on the record, “Made Shapeless”. This infectious post-rock-meets-Bluetile Lounge track is set to an interactive 360° video, directed by Max Telfer, that is full of striking, stunning imagery. The band said the following of the new clip: Continue Reading
Photo by Mehdi Benkler
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.
Iowan grinders Closet Witch are poised to release their debut, self-titled full-length early this summer. In anticipation for its release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you a taste of the chaos to come in the form of the blistering new track “Spell of Giddiness” and its accompanying video. The 37-second track is a quick and violent gut-punch that is characterized by caustic grindcore rampage and the occasional, off-kilter riff. This track is just one of many head-spinners on the forthcoming album. Guitarist Alex Crist said the following of the upcoming record: Continue Reading