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
Extreme music is an odd and fickle thing, constantly changing and moving through various trends and phases, constantly picking one subgenre has it’s acceptable choice to get in to the group, before slowly fading them into the background of life when it becomes apparent. You then name drop the band, letting people know that you knew and liked a certain band and a certain type of music before it was cool, making you cool for a time, until ultimately that band falls behind the curve, leaving you to find another band and another subgenre to exploit for selfish gains. I mention this because we are all guilty of it, and at the same time, it is the way we expand as people, learning about new ideas and bands, and help to create cornerstones for what we create ourselves. Continue Reading
I’m sitting there, sweat dripping off my nose, vision blurry, with no groove, no noise besides the unfiltered masses of people and their hideous voices, screeching like nails on a chalk board. Knuckles drag, mouth breathing loudly, lost in their own little self-indulgent world of narcissism, looking at themselves in the mirror when I realize that I have work to do eventually and need something to drown out the shitty ass Journey playing overhead (Trust me, “Lights” is fucking terrible and Steve Perry is god awful). Continue Reading
Rather than worship solely at the altar of Amphetamine Reptile, Memphis’ Pressed choose to navigate the realms of noise rock in their own unique way. They weave together noise rock’s affinity for groove and grimy tones with sludgy guitars and dissonant, more metal adjacent characteristics, which results in a raw, undoubtedly vicious and pissed sound. The band’s 2017 debut EP, Anxiety Dream, showcases this sound throughout five venomous tracks that will pique the interest of noise rock enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes.
Svbterranean recently caught up with 3/4ths of the band to discuss their introductions to noise rock, their new EP, and more.
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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.
A brief anecdote: in 2007 or 2008 I went to see Ottawa, Ontario band Buried Inside perform live. As one of the opening bands was setting up their frontman unassumingly took his place centre stage and they began playing shortly after. The sounds being projected from their singer was unlike anything I had ever heard up to that point. If there had been any paint left on the walls on the venue, the sound of this man’s voice surely would’ve peeled it from the surfaces. The band was Congress and their vocalist was Jamie Hooper. When not dabbling in noise rock Hooper spent some time fronting 3 inches of Blood.
Tennessee weirdos Flummox are poised to release their wackiest recording to date, Intellectual Hooliganism, on September 7 via Wood and Stone Production. A true Frankenstein’s Monster of an album, Intellectual Hooliganism features 13 tracks that range anywhere from prog rock, jazz fusion, kooky punk, kaleidoscopic doom, and more. Fans of unabashedly strange acts like Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, or the most eccentric of Mike Patton’s projects, should take note. Continue Reading
KEN mode deliver some of the most vicious and bitter material of their career on their eighth studio album, Loved. Continue Reading
Uniform push the limits of their apocalyptic, industrial punk on their bombastic third full-length album, The Long Walk. Continue Reading
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Pennsylvanian noisemakers Tile will officially unleash their sophomore album, Come on Home, Stranger, next Friday, August 17, via Limited Appeal Records. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the album’s penultimate track in all its sludgy glory. Enter “Pleasure Chaser”; a four-minute behemoth of a track that cycles back-and-forth between angular, snark-filled verses and decimating choruses of larger-than-life riffs. The band said the following of the track: Continue Reading