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Sludge-ridden black metallers Wolvhammer are poised to release their fourth full-length album, The Monuments of Ash & Bone, in just a matter of days. Following 2014’s Clawing into Black Sun, The Monuments of Ash & Bone continues to refine the band’s eclectic blend of black, sludge, doom and death metal. Featuring an endless array of bludgeoning grooves and blistering riffs, this seven-track record will not disappoint longtime fans of the band, nor will it disappoint lovers of all things dark and gritty in general.
In anticipation for the album’s release, we got in touch with vocalist Adam Clemens who agreed to reveal the meanings behind each of the album’s seven tracks. Check it out below.
Back in October, Brett Netson’s (Built to Spill, etc) droning rock project Snakes and Canadian psych rockers Crosss released their sprawling split via Netson’s own Scavenger Cult. One part desert dwelling soundtrack and one part noisy bombardment, this rather lengthy split highlights the strengths of two very different acts and how they work together to create a rather cinematic experience.
We recently reached out Netson and Crosss guitarist/vocalist Andrew March to discuss the creation and lyrics of their respective sides of the split. Continue reading to get immersed in the album and check out what they had to say. Continue Reading
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Brazilian avant-punks Deafkids
are a band that sound like no other. Although rooted in punk, the band’s sound transcends genre conventions and takes sonic risks most musical acts wouldn’t take. Gritty, noisy guitars are met with elements of drone, harsh noise and psychedelia to create cacophonous walls of sound, with some semblance of a hardcore song throbbing underneath. Electronic meddling, polyrhythmic freakouts, and a myriad of other atypical musical techniques and instrumentation also play a role in the band’s strange, singular sound. Deafkids
provide a complete sensory overload, plain and simple.
In May 2016, Deafkids released their jarring full-length, Configuração do Lamento, which was re-released on Neurot Recordings the following year after label head and Neurosis guitarist Steve Von Till was blown away by it. To keep the Hype Train moving, we at Svbterranean reached out to the band do discuss the background of each track on this unique record. Continue reading to see what they had to say. Continue Reading
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Next Friday, April 20, Finnish death dealers Ghastly
will release their sophomore full-length album, Death Velour
, via 20 Buck Spin. Armed with hellspawned riffs and dissonant, serpentine melodies. Death Velour
delivers 38 minutes of high octane death metal goodness. Fans of Tribulation
, and others of similar ilk will no doubt fawn over this blistering release.
In anticipation of its release date, we at Svbterranean are pleased to present an exclusive stream of the album’s third track, “Whispers Through the Aether”. We also reached out to guitarist/bassist/drummer/vocalist Ian J. D’Waters who agreed to discuss the lyrical themes behind each track on Death Velour. Check out the track and album breakdown after the break. Continue Reading
Earlier this year, Richmond, Virginia hardcore quartet Outsider released their debut demo tape via Flatspot Records. Featuring current and former members of Cold Touch, Upperhand, and others, Outsider is yet another band effectively modernizing a classic hardcore sound. Full of galloping rhythms, adrenaline pumping guitar riffs, and raw aggression, Outsider’s 2018 demo is a hard-hitting release that will serve as a precursor for what is to come.
We recently caught up with vocalist Joe Kincaid who agreed to discuss the meanings behind each of the release’s four tracks. Dive back into the riff-happy world of Demo 2018 and check out what Kincaid had to say after the break. Continue Reading
In February, Swedish hardcore outfit Broken Cross unleashed its sophomore full-length, Militant Misanthrope, via Apocalyptic Visions, Judas Chair Collective and Psychic Rebellion. The brainchild of one-man riff machine Niklas Holm, Broken Cross‘ apocalyptic vision of hardcore melds together elements of crossover thrash and metallic hardcore, resulting in songs both of a deadly and catchy nature. On Militant Misanthrope, Holm really refines Broken Cross‘ sound and delivers nine tracks of hard-hitting metallic goodness.
We at Svbterranean recently reached out to Holm, who agreed to briefly discuss the lyrical themes behind his newest creation. If you haven’t heard the record yet, or have heard it and wish to be battered all over again, check it out after the break and peep what the Broken Cross mastermind had to say. Continue Reading
Back in August of 2017, Baltimore hardcore outfit End It released their raging self-titled EP via Flatspot Records. Taking influence from the 90s east coast hardcore sound, while adding their own little spin on things, End It deliver five tracks of vitriolic aggression and thrashing riffs that are sure to inspire the most mild-mannered of persons to jump into the pit.
We recently reached out to guitarist Ray Lee to discuss the EP track by track. Whether you are peeping the record for the first time, or in need of revisiting it for a good punch in the throat, check out the EP and what Lee had to say about it after the break. Continue Reading
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Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Hammers of Misfortune, et al) is poised to release her third full-length album, Diminution, in just a matter of days. Out Friday, April 13, Diminution is a haunting opus in which layers of ethereal instrumentation craft a dense, otherworldly listening experience. Utilizing droning soundscapes, minimal piano, and her own voice, Abdul-Rauf‘s spacious, textural music sits at the crossroads between beauty and melancholia.
In anticipation of its release, we reached out to Abdul-Rauf to give us the rundown of the upcoming effort. Check out a special track-by-track breakdown of Diminution after the break. Continue Reading
Back in January, Centuries released their second full-length album, The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding. The hardcore opus is abrasive, dynamic and introspective, with lyrical content that touches upon the uncertainties in life and, as the band stated in a press release, “how we choose to cope with an always looming self-doubt.” Svbterranean recently caught up with guitarist/vocalist Eric Verporter who agreed to give a track-by-track rundown of the new record. Check it out below. Continue Reading