Back in November, Atlanta “post-goth” trio Dead Register released their infectious and gloomy Captive EP. Included on said EP is a cover of “Blood from a Ghost” by the criminally underrated Oakland act, Dead and Gone. Due to the band’s love for the goth-punks, we decided to reach out to Dead Register frontman M. Chvasta to discuss his favorite Dead and Gone tracks. Check it out below. Continue Reading
Well, here it is again.
How do I sum up a year in music that some how seemed to top every other year previous? Why do I say that every year? Who cares what I think anyway? I limited myself to a top thirty, but boy, there’s a ton of honorable mentions. Black metal was king this year, as it is most years for me. I’m boring, whatever, eat my shit.
Without further ado:
Atlanta post-goth powerhouse Dead Register are set to release their new EP, Captive, this Friday, November 2. Picking up where 2016’s Fiber left off, the Captive EP shows the trio continuing to refine and build upon their unique blend of post-punk, post-metal, and Goth rock. In anticipation of its release, we here at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive early stream of the record in all of its gloomy glory. Dead Register bassist and vocalist M. Chvasta had the following to say regarding the new release: Continue Reading
Thunderous groove and gloom-ridden atmospheres collide on Dead Register‘s haunting and infectious new EP, Captive. Continue Reading
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.
Cover by Lyle Schultz
Rusty seemed to have a near perfect run as a band which began in 1994. The group shattered eardrums with their debut single “Wake Me.”
Cover by Craig Cirinelli of Housewithoutwalls Design
Long-running Tulsa based music collective ESCAPING THE ORDINARY are set to premiere the fourth instalment in their compilation series this Friday, June 15th. The collective was founded by Ty Griffin with a simple yet effective modus operandi that good music needs to be heard. The first three compilations were a mix of well-established artists like JUNIUS, THURSDAY, DREDG, (DAMN) THIS DESERT AIR, CONSTANTS, and CASPIAN, among others, but also aimed the spotlight at smaller artists.
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
*Stay Trve – an (in)frequent column that aims to help counterbalance potential audio malaise and a nearly total saturation of sub-mediocre artists in the current music industry.
Time has been kind to the sounds of Richmond, Virginia’s Engine Down. Relentless touring and exceptionally high-quality records afforded them a loyal fan base during their 9-year career. Despite a staggering work ethic, the success of the likes of which their peers like Circa Survive, Thursday, and Alexisonfire achieved, eluded Engine Down. Rest assured, going back and revisiting their recordings will move even the most jaded fan of all things brainy, guitar driven, and complex.
Photo by Amber Thieneman
Dark post-punk trio Fotocrime have announced the release of their debut full-length album. The upcoming effort, which follows last year’s Always Hell and Always Night EPs, will be titled Principle of Pain and will be released on May 18 via Auxiliary Records and Golden Antenna Records. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of the opening track “Nadia (Last Year’s Men)” and the band’s upcoming tour dates.
Pre-order the record here or here.