Well, they’re back! Deafheaven have been taking the world by storm (either positively or negatively) since the release of their demo in 2010 and up through New Bermuda‘s release in 2015. While that album didn’t settle with me as an instant classic, the bands 2013 album Sunbather is a phenomenal work of art that stirred up more feelings than any record in recent memory. I mean, people really fucking hate that album and this band and, honestly I don’t get the negative feelings. But, what do I know? I’m sure I’ll catch flack for this review just for “showing support to hipster black metal garbage.” But then again, since when do I give a shit what people think? Continue Reading
Following the release of their new single “Honeycomb” yesterday, Deafheaven have revealed the details surrounding their forthcoming fourth full-length album. The highly-anticipated record, which follows 2015’s New Bermuda, will be titled Ordinary Corrupt Human Love and will be released on July 13 via Anti-. The record, whose title takes inspiration from Graham Greene’s novel The End of the Affair, was produced by Jack Shirley (Loma Prieta, Oathbreaker, etc) and will feature seven new tracks. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
The band have also announced they will embark on a North American summer tour alongside Drab Majesty and Uniform. Those dates can be found below.
California’s Deafheaven have released a new track from their highly-anticipated, as-of-yet titled fourth studio album, which the band is aiming to release later this year via Anti-. Titled “Honeycomb”, the sprawling 12-minute track shows the band continue to expand upon and refine their potent amalgam of black metal, shoegaze and post-rock. Check out the track after the break.
Black metal has always been an extreme music genre I didn’t mind, but have never really delved in to. I am an old man: 34 years old, misanthropic, had a stroke, and stuck in my ways, but with time comes some openness and experimenting. I started to look for random bands, keeping an ear to the ground, finding a few that I liked. In 2013, an album was dropped that helped put black metal back on the map and seemed to be controversial in its own way: “Sunbather” by Deafheaven. Continue Reading
British extreme metal legends Carcass have announced their headlining North American tour this November, backed by shoegaze black metal masters Deafheaven and experimental doom mongers Inter Arma. Running from November 7 to 27, Carcass continues to tour in support of their latest album, 2013’s Surgical Steel. See the dates after the break.