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Noise is a polarizing genre of music made with the most masochistic of individuals. Those who gravitate towards its unyielding abrasiveness are enthralled by its loose construction and walls of foreboding sound; things that could be torturous to others. It can truly be an assault on the senses, an assault that only the strong can withstand.
Twin Cities noise outfit The Blight‘s forthcoming LP, Meditations on Insignificance, is one of those aforementioned sensory assaults. Featuring five tracks of sprawling, improvised noise soundscapes, Meditations on Insignificance is not for the weak-willed. We at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive stream of this monstrous effort to help make your Tuesday a bit more eventful, and terrifying. Check out the record after the break.
Meditations on Insignificance will be released on July 28 via Tridroid Records. Pre-order here.
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Stockholm mathcore/grind outfit God Mother have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The record, which follows 2015’s Maktbehov, will be titled Vilseledd and will be released on September 29 via Party Smasher, Inc. Label founder and The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman said this of the band:
“After 20 years of touring the world and playing thousands of shows with thousands of bands, it is hard to impress me. But Sweden has done it again. God Mother is an undeniable force majeure that demands attention like bands did in the old days, by just being that fucking good. Torch, officially passed!”
Ledge – the solo project of former Weekend Nachos frontman John Hoffman – has premiered a new track from its upcoming full-length, Cold Hard Concrete, via Invisible Oranges. The new track is the concusive “Blacked Out”, which expertly weaves together the sludgiest bits of its sister band’s discography into one, three-minute stormer. Hoffman had the following to say about the new single:
Austin-based noise-infused metallers BLK OPS (ex-Kill the Client) and San Diego deathgrinders Cave Bastard (ex-Cattle Decapitation) are currently streaming new tracks from their upcoming split. BLK OPS have premiered the lurching “Hallucinogenic Bomb Vest”, while Cave Bastard have unleashed the ripping “Violent Perpetuator”. BLK OPS offered the following comments regarding their track:
Oakland metallic hardcore outfit Wilderness Dream are currently streaming their forthcoming EP, Paralysis Rise. The seven-track EP will officially be released tomorrow via Creator Destructor Records and can be purchased here. These seven tracks are full of blistering, thrashing hardcore that will help the nine-to-fivers get through this grueling Thursday. Stream the EP after the break.
Progressive blackened death metal outfit Cormorant have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Diaspora, via Brooklyn Vegan/Invisible Oranges. Titled “The Devourer”, the track weaves in-and-out between disemboweling, gutter-spawned death metal to flashy proggy flair complete with memorable vocal refrains. The band said the following of the new single:
Progressive/technical death metal unit Inanimate Existence have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Underneath a Melting Sky, via Toilet ov Hell. Titled “In Moonlight I Am Reborn”, the new track features a seamless blend between Inanimate Existence new and old; weaving together their newfound affinity for progressive flair with bludgeoning grooves and tech death virtuosity. Check out the track after the break.
Underneath a Melting Sky will be released on August 25 via The Artisan Era. Pre-order here.
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Post-hardcore outfit Less Art (Kowloon Walled City, Curl Up and Die, Thrice) have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Strangled Light, via NPR. Titled “Diana the Huntress”, the storming track unleashes violent angular vitriol across three raging minutes. Super Unison and ex-Punch vocalist Meghan O’Neill-Pennie lends her vicious scream to the track as well. Check out the tune after the break.
Strangled Light will be released on July 28 via Gilead Media.
Read our review of the record here.
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Portland doom quartet Usnea have announced the release of their third full-length album and follow-up to 2014’s Random Cosmic Violence. The new record will be titled Portals Into Futility and will be released on September 8 via Relapse Records. Portals Into Futility was recorded with Fester and assistant Andrew Grosse at Caravan Recordings and Haywire Studios in Portland, OR and mastered by Adam Gonsalvez at Telegraph Audio. The official artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The record will feature five new tracks inspired by the dystopian science fiction of Carl Sagan, Margaret Atwood and more. The album’s second track, “Lathe of Heaven”, can be streamed below. The band offered the following comments on the new tune:
Philadelphia’s God Root have premiered their forthcoming full-length album, Salt and Rot, via No Clean Singing. The record will officially be released tomorrow, July 11, via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and can be purchased here. The album features four sprawling tracks and over 30 minutes of gloomy, psychedelic and cerebral doom. Drummer Fred Grabosky offered No Clean Singing the following statement regarding the record: