Heavy metal and punk veteran and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Concrete will release his fifth full-length album, Unrelaxed, tomorrow, October 19, via Howling Invocations. Drawing influence from thrash metal, NWOBHM, and countless other styles from across the extreme music spectrum, Unrelaxed is a modern metal epic that will appease fans of Devin Townsend and the like. In addition to its sound, Unrelaxed offers a refreshing take on the topics of mental health. Concrete explains: Continue Reading
Georgian doom trio Negative Wall (ex-Hallows Eve) are set to release their debut album, Gammagelu, via Black Doomba Records with a tentative release date of February 8, 2019. The forthcoming infectious and massive sounding record will feature three doom metal sci-fi tales and a cover of Electric Wizard‘s “Torquemada 71”. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you the exclusive promo video premiere of one of the aforementioned doom metal sci-fi tales, “Hybrid Genus Serpentis”. Continue Reading
Armed with corrosive tones and an endless supply of abrasive riffs,Warp and Weft‘s brand of noise metal was practically made for ripping faces off. Taking cues from early noise rock/metal acts such as Today Is the Day, as well as modern practitioners like KEN mode, Warp and Weft‘s sound features all of the dissonance and chaos extreme music weirdos can handle. Continue Reading
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada based progressive Metalcore outfit THE WANING LIGHT have unveiled the first single/video from their yet as untitled 2nd ep. Eyeball the sagacious new video for the bands’ recent single “Eight” below. Founding member/guitarist Sage Davies assumed the reigns in directing and editing the clip. This new single follows 2015’s well-aimed ep One Plague Shy of Utopia. The band’s following expanded dramatically upon the ep’s release and resulted in countless shows supporting the likes of AMORPHIS, SWALLOW THE SUN, NUMENOREAN, and RINGWORM.
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
Swiss post-metal trio Ølten are poised to release their sophomore full-length album, Ambiance, on November 2 via Hummus Records. Forgoing a lot of post-metal’s tropes in favor atmospheric beatings and anxiety-inducing tension, Ølten’s forthcoming record proves to be a unique and menacing reinterpretation of the genre. Continue Reading
New York multi-instrumentalist Joe Gagliardi III will release his fifth full-length album under the name Martyr Art on November 22 via ZineScene Records. Titled FearFaith Machines, the new record melds industrial tones with alternative metal thrash and groove that results in a modern interpretation of sounds that bands like Fear Factory and Slipknot laid the groundwork for. Continue Reading
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Back in May, Denver mathcore trio Kenaima took a quick break from their spring tour to record their previously-unreleased, off-kilter single “Letter of Resignation”. Recorded live at GPMR Studios in Kansas City, “Letter of Resignation” is a proper follow-up to the band’s chaotic 2017 release, Haste. With all of its jagged rhythms and dissonant guitar freakouts, “Letter of Resignation” will more than satisfy fans of spastic, seizure-inducing metal. Continue Reading
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This Sunday, September 23, Slovenian post-rock outfit Shadow Universe will officially release their debut full-length, Speaking for Clouds. Weaving together elements of space rock, krautrock, and ambient music with post-rock and post-metal’s emphasis on tension and release, Shadow Universe‘s unique take on the genre is both towering and ethereal. As made evident by the forthcoming Speaking for Clouds; an equally entrancing and thunderous affair that will appease anyone who likes their music to be a bit cinematic. Continue Reading
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Norwegian noise rock trio U-FOES (Jaga Jazzist, Shevils, et al) have released their debut single/music video “No More No More”. The buzzing, groove-laden noise punk anthem will be featured on the group’s upcoming full-length debut, Whiteout, which is due out on November 2 via Marw Melodee Music. Check out the track and video, which a press release describes as “if Melvins, Torche and Slayer, drunk on absinthe, had a bastard child, and left it in the forest to die”, after the break.