A band known to many. A band singular in vision and unity. A band willing to expand and ebb and flow and mix genres. A band that helps others express themselves artistically through their record label Neurot. A band whose individuals members have the same vision, integrity, and strength as the whole does. ( They have a fucking back patch that says “strength and vision” for fuck’s sake).
Steve Von Till, like the band he is part of, needs no introduction, but I’ll give a little one: he is the co-guitarist and co-vocalist of the band mentioned above, and like every other member of the band, he has side project(s) that are his vision of music, catharsis, and expression. Harvestman is the side that loves drone, ambiance, psychedelia and folk, as shown, once again, on the new album “Music for Megaliths.”
Sludge’s grime, hardcore’s aggression, Swedish death metal’s buzzsaw grit (à la HM-2) and harsh noise converge on Fange’s sophomore full-length, Pourrissoir.
Coming a mere six months after the release of its predecessor, Purge, Pourrissoir sees this French act building upon the unique and devastating sound they crafted for themselves; dishing out six new tracks of caustic aggression and staggering abrasiveness.
Crawling forth from the swamps of Florida like an unfathomable, grimy beast, spewing corrosive acid in every direction, comes Meatwound‘s sophomore LP, Largo.
Comprised of Florida hardcore scene veterans, of whom have served time in Combatwoundedveteran, Headless Dogs and others, this quartet have acquired the skills and know-how over the years to craft a gritty, bitter hardcore release. That’s what Meatwound delivers on Largo; unyielding anger and ugliness.
Following two collaborations, two solo full lengths and a plethora of EPs, splits and singles, Trumpeting Ecstasy sees harsh grind death pioneers Full Of Hell entering a new era in sound. Following in the direction of the band’s Amber Mote… EP and their subsequently released split with Nails, Full Of Hell’s latest effort again leans towards the band’s death metal roots, inching farther from yet still retaining the group’s core musical identity. Imbued with higher registers of sound, greater emphases on technicality and death metal atmospherics, Trumpeting Ecstasy is a progressive, exultant exercise in sound. It pummels with a forward driving, almost-upbeat swagger with a surprising sense of form and accessibility that speaks to the instrumental mastery, sub-genre knowledge and cohesion of the band as a unit. Continue Reading
UK-based industrial/noise duo Khost have announced the release of their third full-length record. The effort, which was produced and mixed by the band themselves and mastered by Martin Bowes, will be titled Governance and will see a release on June 16 via Cold Spring Records on digital and CD formats, with vinyl to follow at a later point. The record will feature 10 new tracks and guest contributions from Oxbow‘s Eugene S. Robinson on the track “Cloudbank Mausoleum” and cellist Jo Quail on “Defraction”. The album will also conclude with a remix of the track “Coven” by Tel Aviv artist Adrian Stainburner.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The band’s past works can be found here.
Full of Hell have premiered a video for the title-track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Trumpeting Ecstasy, via The Quietus. The abrasive, noisy track features gorgeous guest vocals from Canadian singer/songwriter Nicole Dollanganger, as well as a beat from The Body‘s Lee Buford and guest bass from Converge‘s Kurt Ballou, who also produced the record. The black and white video matches the track’s threatening vibe, and was written, shot and edited by Jordan Musheno and Ian Killian.
New Brunswick innovative noise/grind trio Anthesis are set to release their new album, titled The Age of Self, this June. The LP follows several EP and split releases, and marks their first full-length in over seven years, since 2010’s Surface and the Sky.
In anticipation of the new release, the band are offering up a taste of the album right here on Svbterranean, with the punishing track “Empty Vessels.” The song comprises nearly four minutes of abrasive sludgy noise, featuring doom-laden rhythms and dissonant angular guitars, combined in an unorthodox structure and layered with harsh vocals and an overwhelmingly bleak atmosphere. Check it out after the break.
Painting in shades of Ben Frost, Tim Hecker and Bohren & der Club of Gore, Houston ambient artist No Funeral creates a darkly blissful cinematic experience. The project’s debut full-length album, titled Nonexistent, will officially be released tomorrow, April 21, via Bandcamp ( a limited cassette will be available in June through Halfpear Records). Though mostly devoid of lyrics, the record’s sonic narrative follows a character who comes to terms with the self and finds some kind of peace in nihilism.
Svbterranean recently caught up with the mastermind behind No Funeral to give us a track-by-track breakdown of his new release.
Tampa noise-infused hardcore quartet Meatwound (Combatwoundedveteran, Headless Dogs) have premiered their new track “Reproductive Blues” via Decibel. The song is off of their upcoming sophomore full-length, Largo, which is the follow-up 2015’s Addio and was recorded by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound.
Syracuse, NY punk-infused grinders Dialysis have announced the release of their debut LP, titled Pretty Men, and have also made the title-track available for your listening pleasure. The album follows two seven-inch releases, as well as a split with Bleak, and features 20 “weird” tracks, several of which include the use of saxophone and samples, while also incorporating elements of noise and thrash into their grind/hardcore/punk sound. Check out “Pretty Men” after the break.