Doom metal documentary The Doom Doc is now available for purchase on DVD and digital download. The independent documentary offers a fly-on-the-wall look at the UK’s doom, sludge and stoner metal scenes and features interviews and performances from prominent UK bands such as Conan and Slabdragger, alongside other luminaries such as Black Sabbath‘s Bill Ward and Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein. Interested parties can purchase the film here.
In conjunction with the film’s release, UK doom/sludge outfit Kurokuma have premiered a special video diary that chronicles their journey to Reykjavik for a 4/20 weekend event that included the Iceland premiere of The Doom Doc. Check out the video diary after the break as well as The Doom Doc’s official trailer. Continue Reading
In just a few short weeks, Austin metallers Runescarred (ex-Dead Earth Politics) will release their debut EP, We Are. Drawing influence from various areas across the heavy music universe, We Are delivers three tracks that will appease metalheads from all walks of life.
In anticipation of its release we have parterered with the band to bring you the official music video for the EP’s second track, “A Darker Man”. Weaving in-and-out of acoustic ballads and hard rock fervor, this new track is undoubtedly infectious. Vocalist Ven Scott said the following of the song/video: Continue Reading
Canadian noise metallers KEN mode have announced the release of their seventh full-length album and follow-up to 2015’s Success. The record, which was produced by Andrew Schneider (Daughters, Unsane, et al), will be titled Loved and will be released on August 31 via Season of Mist and New Damage Records. The album’s artwork can be seen above and the official track listing can be found after the break.
Additionally the band’s new video for the album’s opening track, “Doesn’t Feel Pain Like He Should”, can also be found below.
Pre-order Loved here or here. Continue Reading
Photo by Alex Ross
In late 2017, New Zealand’s Spook the Horses released their hauntingly beautiful third full-length album, People Used to Live Here. In contrast to the sprawling post-metal of previous records Brighter and Rainmaker, People Used to Live Here showed the band opting for a stripped-down, slow-burning approach that resulted in songs reminiscent to the moody jazz of Bohren & der Club of Gore, the desert doom of Earth, and the melancholic “slowcore” of Codeine and the like. The record is a prime example of when big sonic risks pay off.
If you happened to miss out on it last year, prepare to hop on the hype train with us. We at Svbterranean are proud to present the official music video for one of the most gorgeous cuts on the record, “Made Shapeless”. This infectious post-rock-meets-Bluetile Lounge track is set to an interactive 360° video, directed by Max Telfer, that is full of striking, stunning imagery. The band said the following of the new clip: Continue Reading
Iowan grinders Closet Witch are poised to release their debut, self-titled full-length early this summer. In anticipation for its release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you a taste of the chaos to come in the form of the blistering new track “Spell of Giddiness” and its accompanying video. The 37-second track is a quick and violent gut-punch that is characterized by caustic grindcore rampage and the occasional, off-kilter riff. This track is just one of many head-spinners on the forthcoming album. Guitarist Alex Crist said the following of the upcoming record: Continue Reading
French post-black metal outfit Decline of the I have announced the release of their third full-length album. The upcoming record will be titled Escape (artwork above) and will be released through Agonia Records on July 27. The band said the following of the new effort: Continue Reading
Photo by Christian Martin Weiss
German technical death metal outfit Obscura have announced the release of their fifth full-length album and follow-up to 2016’s Akrøasis. The new album, which was recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), will be titled Diluvium and will be released through Relapse Records on July 13. Guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer said the following of the upcoming effort: Continue Reading
Photo by Alvino Salcedo
Denver doom quaret Khemmis have announced the release of their third full-length album. The forthcoming effort, which follows 2016’s critically-heralded Hunted, will be titled Desolation and will be released on June 22 via 20 Buck Spin (North America) and Nuclear Blast (rest of world). The record was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio and will feature six new tracks.
Check out the album’s artwork and track listing after the break.
The music video for the album’s first single, “Isolation”, as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates, can also be seen below.
Pre-order the record here.
Swedish death metal outfit Deranged have debuted the official music video for their track “Struck by a Murderous Siege”. The track, which comes from the band’s 2016 album of the same name, is set to a recap of the band’s 2016 Indonesian headlining tour (filmed by The Metal Rebel). Check out the clip after the break along with a stream of the aforementioned record.
Brooklyn trio Spotlights have announced the release of a new remix EP. The upcoming record will be titled Hanging by Faith and will be released on June 15 via Ipecac Recordings. The EP will feature new interpretations of songs from their previous full-length, Seismic, by artists such as Kris Dirksen and Aaron Harris (Isis, Palms), as well as a cover of The Cure‘s “Faith”. Guitarist and vocalist Mario Quintero said the following of the forthcoming effort: Continue Reading