In May 2016, Deafkids released their jarring full-length, Configuração do Lamento, which was re-released on Neurot Recordings the following year after label head and Neurosis guitarist Steve Von Till was blown away by it. To keep the Hype Train moving, we at Svbterranean reached out to the band do discuss the background of each track on this unique record. Continue reading to see what they had to say. Continue Reading
Wrong’s debut ep Stop Giving marked a shift in the songwriting canon of Eric Hernandez/Ryan Haft. Previously the pair logged many miles in post-hardcore outfit Capsule. The latter was more than capable of countless arrangement and feel changes in literally under 60 seconds whereas the former adopted an approach more akin to New York jazz/noise/groove legends Helmet. With Haft and Hernandez time-tested work ethic, Stop Giving was followed by an 11 song, self-titled full-length album a short time later. Wrong was notable for not only its release on powerhouse Relapse records but also for it’s marked growth in songwriting, execution, and overall intensity. Continue Reading
Keiji Haino. Sumac. What more can be said about these two that hasn’t been said before? Continue Reading
Miami noise rock/alternative metal outfit Wrong (ex-Capsule, ex-Torche, etc) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length. The upcoming album, which follows 2016’s self-titled debut, will be titled Feel Great and will be released on April 13 via Relapse Records. The album was self-produced by the band and recorded at various studios around Miami with mixing handled by guitarist Ryan Haft and artwork by Rick Smith of Torche. Check out the album artwork and track listing after the break, along with the official video for their new track “Culminate” (via Revolver).
French noise rock/hardcore outfit Death Engine have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The new record, which follows 2015’s Mud, will be titled Place Noire and will be released on April 13 via Throatruiner Records/Apocaplexy Records. The record recorded live then mixed in Laval by Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Plebeian Grandstand, Necrodancer) and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Breach, Terra Tenebrosa, Crippled Black Phoenix).
Check out the album artwork and track listing after the break, along with the new music video for the track “Modern Life”.
Brooklynn trio Netherlands is the brainchild of prolific music man Timo Ellis, who is, as anyone else talking about this band will tell you, kind of a big deal. Like their 2016 record Audubon, this new EP, Hope Porn, is paradoxically as heavy as christ on the cross and irreverently fluffy and buoyant. Like a Carebear with a skeleton of lead, Netherland’s sound could sell out an arena or a have the one dude in attendance at the local warehouse gig who showed up with his comic distro telling everyone “this band rips” for weeks afterward. Continue Reading
Chicago noise punk trio High Priests are poised to release their debut full-length album, Spinning, this spring via Triple Eye Industries. The forthcoming record is a 30-minute powerhouse of angular guitars, venomous snark, and AmRep/Touch & Go inspired grit. Fans of Karp, Frodus and all things noisy will want to keep an eye out for this one.
In anticipation for its release we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the album’s opening track, “Control”. The short but sweet noise rock anthem is brimming with metallic bass lines, caustic guitars, and an impeccable sense of groove. This catchy, yet throttling tune is further heightened by a steady rhythmic pulse and throat-searing vocals. It’s a fun kick in the teeth and you can stream it after the break.
Spinning will be released on March 23.
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.
Your neighborhood weirdo is here with his list of favorite “you call that music?” that came out this year. Most of this stuff people will hate, but hopefully it’ll entice some to explore the world of noise music. This year was probably my least varied year as far as genres explored; I definitely spent most of my time and money on the experimental side of things.