Full of Hell have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Trumpeting Ecstasy, via Clrvynt. Titled “Crawling Back to God”, the two-minute stormer stampedes through darkened, blood-soaked grind propelled by both frontman Dylan Walker’s vicious vocals, and the gruff bellows of guest vocalist Aaron Turner (ex-Isis, Sumac, et al). Stream the track after the break.
Trumpeting Ecstasy will be released on May 5 via Profound Lore Records. Pre-order here.
Geneva Switzerland’s Knut (pronounced CA-NOOT, the Russian word for “whip”, thanks Wikipedia) were one of those bands that I always loved, but for a long time whenever I brought them up, no one else seemed to know who they were. I chalked this up to a couple of factors: first, that my taste in obscure, elite underground bands was/is really impeccable and second, that Knut is from Europe and American hardcore/metal kids don’t pay attention to European bands. Its mostly the first reason though. Continue Reading
So apparently we’re doing this thing where we talk about 5 albums that came out from 2000-2010 that had a huge influence on us. Here’s what shaped me into a bitter old man with disdain for pretty much everything.
[Photo by Faith Coloccia]
Sumac (ex-Isis, Baptists, etc) have announced the release of their highly-anticipated second full-length album and follow-up to 2015’s well-received The Deal. The new record will bear the title What One Becomes and will be released on June 10 via Thrill Jockey Records. Tracked at The Unknown in Anacortes, WA and mixed at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA with Kurt Ballou, the new record will feature five new compositions that collectively clock-in at around 60 minutes in length. Vocalist/guitarist Aaron Turner comments on the record:
“Much of it has to do with questioning fabricated structures of identity and what it means when those structures are destabilized by contact with the outside. That has been a unnerving process to undergo, but also fruitful in terms of discovering the path to individuation and realized connection with the self. Another facet of experience I’m working to convey is about living with the sustained presence of anxiety, and avoiding reliance on musical devices of cathartic release to provide escape from this condition.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the new track, “Rigid Man”.
Pre-order the record here.