I used to not really like The Body. I never considered them a metal band, even though that was where they had more or less made their nest early on. I always perceived them as a noise band that got cool among the metal intelligentsia (read: terminally bored scene kids only semi-seriously projecting a love for the most obscure shit possible). I saw them as maybe a particularly dark, doomy, and experimental noise band, but still did not understand the hype. Continue Reading
The Body and experimental noise artist Lingua Ignota have announced a new North American tour. The lengthy trek will begin on June 19 in Seattle and will conclude on August 3 in Portland. Check out the full touring schedule after the break. Continue Reading
Portland noisemakers The Body have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer, via NPR. The new track is titled “Nothing Stirs” and features the duo’s signature blend of minimalist electronica, doom metal and harsh noise. Lingua Ignota‘s Kristin Hayter lends her harrowing vocal style to the track as well. Check it out after the break.
I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer will be released on May 11 via Thrill Jockey.
2017 has come to a close, which means every blog and music publication gets to bombard you with their shitty opinions on what they thought the best music of the year was. Svbterranean is no different, I am sorry to say. Starting today, a bulk of our writers will begin posting their favorite releases of 2017. Feel to comment and tell us your favorites and what we might have missed. You can also troll us, we don’t mind.
Without further adieu, here is my top 30 releases of the year. There was a multitude of good releases this year and it was extremely difficult to narrow it down to JUST 30. These are the releases that made an impression on me and stuck with me the most year. Just like last year, my favorite records listed span across genres and are not limited to just the extreme music we typically cover on the site. I hope you find something you like. Get into it.
This album is fire. No, I don’t mean this in the millennial, teen speak kind of way. I mean, this album sounds scorched. It makes me feel physically hot. Continue Reading