Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada based progressive Metalcore outfit THE WANING LIGHT have unveiled the first single/video from their yet as untitled 2nd ep. Eyeball the sagacious new video for the bands’ recent single “Eight” below. Founding member/guitarist Sage Davies assumed the reigns in directing and editing the clip. This new single follows 2015’s well-aimed ep One Plague Shy of Utopia. The band’s following expanded dramatically upon the ep’s release and resulted in countless shows supporting the likes of AMORPHIS, SWALLOW THE SUN, NUMENOREAN, and RINGWORM.
Swiss post-metal trio Ølten are poised to release their sophomore full-length album, Ambiance, on November 2 via Hummus Records. Forgoing a lot of post-metal’s tropes in favor atmospheric beatings and anxiety-inducing tension, Ølten’s forthcoming record proves to be a unique and menacing reinterpretation of the genre. Continue Reading
New York multi-instrumentalist Joe Gagliardi III will release his fifth full-length album under the name Martyr Art on November 22 via ZineScene Records. Titled FearFaith Machines, the new record melds industrial tones with alternative metal thrash and groove that results in a modern interpretation of sounds that bands like Fear Factory and Slipknot laid the groundwork for. Continue Reading
Back in May, Denver mathcore trio Kenaima took a quick break from their spring tour to record their previously-unreleased, off-kilter single “Letter of Resignation”. Recorded live at GPMR Studios in Kansas City, “Letter of Resignation” is a proper follow-up to the band’s chaotic 2017 release, Haste. With all of its jagged rhythms and dissonant guitar freakouts, “Letter of Resignation” will more than satisfy fans of spastic, seizure-inducing metal. Continue Reading
Norwegian noise rock trio U-FOES (Jaga Jazzist, Shevils, et al) have released their debut single/music video “No More No More”. The buzzing, groove-laden noise punk anthem will be featured on the group’s upcoming full-length debut, Whiteout, which is due out on November 2 via Marw Melodee Music. Check out the track and video, which a press release describes as “if Melvins, Torche and Slayer, drunk on absinthe, had a bastard child, and left it in the forest to die”, after the break.
Experimental trio Stronds recently released their debut full-length album, Plural Version, this past week. Comprised of guitarists Matt Lupo (East of the Wall, OPUL) and Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Zvi, et al), and synth player Steven Alexander Ryan (The Black Queen), Stronds deliver over an hour of eclectic soundscapes. Mostly improvised and recorded in one session, Plural Version takes listeners on a journey through demented post-rock, drug-induced dark ambient, and other weird places.
Check out the album below along with the video for the track “Ecdysis”. Continue Reading
French sludge trio Black Box Warning recently debut the official music video for their track “5 mg” via CVLT Nation. The gritty tune, which comes from the band’s Attendre La Mort EP, is set to a film, directed by Gilles Da Costa and Faustine Debruge, depicting the murderous rampage of one dejected bartender. Check out the clip after the break along with a stream of Attendre La Mort.
Wisconsin hardcore outfit Knaaves recently debuted the official music video for their track “January”. The brooding, intricate track, which is taken from the band’s two-song single of the same name, is set to a film depicting a young woman leading two detectives to her unfortunate end, spliced together with clips of the band performing. Check out the video after the break.
Read our interview with vocalist Andy Parmann here.
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