Weaving together elements of doom, drone, noise and sounds most unsettling, Gnaw create a unique sonic atmosphere that is soul-crushing and psychologically demanding. It would seem each of their releases gets more intense and outre than the last, with their third full-length effort, Cutting Pieces, sitting at the apex of this constant evolution. This 40-minute exercise in aural terror, which is now available through Translation Loss, is perfect for metalheads with masochistic tendencies.
Svbterranean recently caught up with three-fifths of the noise unit to discuss the new record, songwriting and more.
Photo by Samantha Marble
One-man black metal outfit Nekrasov has premiered his forthcoming eighth full-length album, The Mirror Void, via Decibel Magazine. The album will officially be released this Friday, November 10, via Prosthetic Records, and can be purchased here. The record is a cacophonous blend of noise, industrial and the rawest of black metal that fans of Gnaw Their Tongues and the like will be enamored with. Check it out after the break.
Long-running industrial drone/noise/electronics project Prurient (masterminded by Dominic Fernow), is celebrating its twentieth year and the forthcoming release of Rainbow Mirror in December is shaping up to be a doozy. The album, which boasts an insane three-hour run time, will be released on quadruple CD and a 7LP set. Holy shit.
Check out the latest offering from the album “Falling In The Water” below. It’s beautiful and haunting and I love it. CHECK IT. Continue Reading
Metallic hardcore outfit Centuries have announced the release of their sophomore full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s Taedium Vitae. The new record, which was recorded by Kris Hilbert (Torch Runner, The Body, et al) and mastered by Brad Boatright, will be titled The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding and will see a release through Southern Lord on January 12, 2018. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of new track “Bygones”.
New York noise metallers Gnaw return with the third chapter in their terrifying discography, Cutting Pieces.
Unifying former and current members of Khanate, Enos Slaughters, Insect Ark and other acts across the underground music spectrum, Gnaw deliver a twisted and outre sound that is anything but easy listening. Its twisted amalgam of noise, industrial and a myriad of other strange musical stylings gnaws into the listener’s psyche, as the band’s name suggests. It’s not easily digestible, but it is highly rewarding for extreme music fans with mashochistic tendencies. Continue Reading
Halloween is upon us; that glorious time of year in which low-budget horror films are viewed, copious amounts of horrid candy are consumed, and “edgy” kids decorate their rooms with goofy macabre decorations raided from Spirit Halloween stores across the nation. In preparation for this beloved holiday, we at Svbterranean have something special for you weirdos.
Presenting Razor Blades & Chocolate: a new digital compilation with a cheesy name that compiles noise, drone, darkwave, industrial, experimental and generally spooky-sounding acts. This 90 plus-minute mixtape is the perfect soundtrack to your own grisly murder or psychotic breakdown. Check out the compilation after the break via Bandcamp.
As usual, if you enjoy any of the artists featured on this compilation, please support them in any way you can.
On November 3, Cimmerian Shade Recordings will release the debut full-length recording from avant-metal duo Until the Sky Dies, The Year Zero Blueprint.
Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Clint Listing (Grizzle, Long Winters Stare, et al) and Ryan Michalski (Cosmic Punch), Until the Sky Dies is an interesting project that draws influence from doom metal, post-hardcore and the avant-garde scenes and possesses it’s own odd and unique sonic character, which is self-evident in the group’s forthcoming debut. Continue Reading
Vancouver, BC, Canada, Noise Rock outfit MESS have launched their debut album, Silver Kidney. MESS is the latest project from Johnny Matter. Matter spent time in the well-regarded Anion and Bog, among others in the past. In addition to being a writer/performer, Matter also runs Apocalypse Sunrise Productions which is responsible for the long-running Diecember Fest Metal Festival and Taco Fest as well. Silver Kidney was recorded at Noise Floor Studios on picturesque Gabriola island by Jordan Koop.
Painting with shades of Kayo Dot (of which the band has ties to) at their most outré and the visceral noise of the late Khanate, and fueled by elements of classical music, free improvisation and a myriad of other unorthodox influences, Ehnahre compose otherworldly pieces that spit in the face of genre convention with a malicious grin.
Since the release of 2008’s The Man Closing Up this Boston-based avant-garde act has become increasingly harder to define, showing that the band would much rather inch towards utter strangeness and obscurity than stagnate creatively. The apex of this continual sonic evolution and glorious deviance of music as a whole, at least for now, is reached on their fifth full-length opus, The Marrow; a wholly unique and delightfully unsettling sonic vision.
Japan’s Endon continue to deliver polarizing, “catastrophic noise metal” on their intense, unpredictable and all-around insane sophomore LP, Through the Mirror.
Through the Mirror follows 2014’s Mama; an unyielding barrage of nightmarish, avant-garde noise that drags listeners down into the depths of insanity and tortures them for all eternity. The six-track debut featured walls of harsh noise and earsplitting sound effects that collide head-on with battering percussion, corrosive guitars and an array of hellish, unhinged vocals. The entire record, even with its numerous peaks and valleys, was 40-minute cacophony that the most masochistic of extreme music fans would lap up with a smile.