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
Back in February, the ever prolific sound experimenter Gridfailure released his most haunting and dismal recording to date, Irritum. Crafted solely by creator David Brenner, Irritum is comprised of 13 tracks that sound like they were culled from the most disturbing nightmares imaginable. Fans of Nurse With Wound, Scott Walker and various anxieties will want to take note.
To better understand Irritum‘s creation and the inner workings of this madman, we reached out to Brenner who agreed to give us a rundown of the album piece by piece. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
Oh, 2017…a year of shit. Like someone punching you in the dick, that is how this year can be described, both personally (fuck strokes and fuck the medical profession for not being open) and professionally (don’t start, as I have a bootheel and a rock to through that certain group back under.). But music, while not totally free and innocent, is still kicking ass and trying something. Here are my top albums, in no order, but totally worth any listen if you got a chance. Continue Reading
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.
November 14th, 2017 – Narcotic Wasteland have been out on their first tour ever performing headlining shows across America and Canada. They came out to Kansas City, MO at The Riot Room and local bands P.G.S.K., Weaponized Decay and Marasmus brought forth great death metal to welcome Narcotic to the small venue. Let’s go over these opening acts real quick before we get into the meat and potatoes of this Narcotic Wasteland recap.
I was fortunate enough to witness the very first night of the Bloodletting North American XI Tour but I need to state something right away: I missed the opening acts of Torn the Fuck Apart (a Kansas City technical brutal death metal act), The Kennedy Veil (Technical brutal death metal from Sacramento) and Dyscarnate (Death metal from the UK) as life just happened. Quick note: Visceral Disgorge was not able to make it to the Kansas City date for some reason, so obviously I didn’t get to see them either. When I arrived at the Riot Room (finally), I just happened to get there as Unmerciful was setting up the stage and doing a quick sound check. The lights dimmed a little and the band readied it’s onslaught unto the crowd.
You have entered the centre of the second edition of Stay Trve. I and we would like to thank you for being here. You may recall me mentioning previously that the particular effect for this column wasn’t necessarily to wow you with cutting-edge analysis, but rather to point the spotlight towards recordings and topics that may have discovered their media lifecycle acutely topical, non-existent, come to a grinding halt, or other. – Cotton
In the past, I have more often than not discussed artists and works that are of a Canadian origin. This piece is an extension of that ideology.
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.
Before Killswitch Engage became a household name in the world of heavy music, before “that dude with the dreadlocks” was the singer in Shadows Fall, there was Overcast, and they were the heaviest of all. Why they ever broke up to splinter into these other bands is a mystery to me, similar to why white guys with dreadlocks get mentioned in almost everything I write for Svbterranean. If you keep reading though, all is revealed in chapter 12. Continue Reading
Awe, the golden age of metalcore: a time where fashion was big and huge (18 Visions and Orange County, California), skinny jeans were actually girls jeans, and most subtlety was non-existent, as bands wrote poems as songs in their vain attempts to show that their was brains behind their supposed brawn. A random genre created and still expanded upon to this day; a genre much loved and maligned by many people that it took a few death metal stalwarts and a humorous disposition to create a band that ultimately would become one of the shining examples of it?