Check it out in all of its grim glory below and pre-order the record here.
Florida instrumentalists Set and Setting return with a yet another colossal and dynamic release in the form of Tabula Rasa. Continue Reading
Swedish band, WE ARE THE CATALYST have returned with the first single/video from their forthcoming 2nd album Ephemeral. This new offering is a calculated, fine-tuned, triumph for the band. Listeners inclined towards epic and tremendously memorable, female-fronted metal not unlike LACUNA COIL or OTEP will find plenty to love with WE ARE THE CATALYSTS. Continue Reading
Bay Area progressive death metallers Anisoptera are set to release their full-length debut, Spawn of Odonata, next Friday, September 14. Brimming with bludgeoning groove and dizzying complexity, Anisoptera‘s forthcoming album will satisfy fans of Decrepit Birth, Spawn of Possession, and those who just like their death metal overwhelmingly heavy. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you a stream of their new single, “Ammonite”. Though it is one of the band’s oldest tracks, it was given a brutal facelift for the upcoming LP. If you’re looking to get smashed to pieces, look no further.
New York progressive metal trio Paragnosis are set to release the revamped version of their debut EP, Clarity in Three, this Friday, August 31. Originally released in 2016, Clarity in Three reemerges with a fresh face-lift and a new bonus track. The seven-track release balances between virtuosity and head-banging groove throughout, finding a previously unexplored middle-ground between the sounds of Tool and Animals as Leaders.
In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive early stream of the record in its entirety. Check out Clarity in Three in all of its riff-heavy, hypnotic glory below. Continue Reading
New Jersey progressive metal outfit Gates to the Morning are poised to release their full-length debut, Return to Earth, sometime this November. In preparation for its impending release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive premiere of the album’s infectious title track. “Return to Earth” is an energetic, melodic affair filled with proggy solos, driving riffs, pop sensibility, and commanding vocals performances by guest vocalist Meg Moyer. Check out the track after the break. Continue Reading
With its throttling rhythms, rock swagger, prog flair and technical proficiency, Gyre‘s Shared Visions is an eclectic metal tour de force. Officially out today, the New Jersey trio’s full-length debut combines the best elements of modern metal and rock with nods to Mastodon, Mutoid Man and more. To celebrate its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of the record alongside a track-by-track rundown from bassist/vocalist Ian McCartney. Jam the record in full and check out what McCartney had to say after the break. Continue Reading
Crushing sludge, intricate melodies and ethereal atmospheres come together in post-metal harmony on Lesser Glow‘s debut LP, Ruined.
Hailing from Boston and comprised of former members of Irepress, The Proselyte and Black Elm, Lesser Glow are yet another new band to push the boundaries of what is considered “post-metal”. Drawing influence from genre figure heads, while also incorporating elements from 90s underground and post-hardcore, Lesser Glow carve out an interesting niche for themselves within the sludge/doom/post-whatever scenes. Their new record, Ruined, illustrates this by balancing between infectious melodies and crushing weight, subtle complexity and straightforward heaviness. Continue Reading
Mike Stack is a guy who has carved out a significant portion of extreme music history with pure, unrelenting RIFF. Based in the 518/Troy area, Mike has written, recorded and performed since 1989 with some of Troy, NY’s best. Flat Broke. Execution Style. Politics of Contraband. Withstand. Dying Breed. When Jason Bittner (of Shadows Fall fame) decided to take a break in 2007 from the NWOAHM touring/recording circuit to revive his old death metal/hardcore band Burning Human, he recruited Mike Stack along for the ride. Moving beyond the metal-influenced hardcore of his youth, Mike started Of Old in 2004 to fully flex his metal roots, a project that soon became the progressive, technical death metal of The Final Sleep and his primary focus. And on top of all of that, there’s lost recordings, bands and projects forgotten by time and documentation. “Do you still have any recordings of Harbinger? Maybe.” It’s been a storied career for Mike, from the glory days of metallic hardcore at QE2 to fights with Madball to a rare stint on the 2000’s Van’s Warped Tour to fully swinging for the progressive death metal fences in today’s saturated metal market. I recently had the opportunity to speak to Mike about his entire career, his legendary run in defining Troycore and the culture and memories of that era, his experiences and influences in metal, The Final Sleep (!), the realities of promotion and recognition, gear, fried chicken and much more. Check it all out below, pick up The Final Sleep’s debut I here and be on the lookout for their sophomore effort soon! Follow The Final Sleep on Facebook here, on Instagram here and on Bandcamp here.
Additionally, stream and download the entirety of Dying Breed’s discography (minus an alternate version of “God’s Hate” on the Capital Punishment compilation) and the majority of Politics of Contraband’s tracks here!