Denver doom nihilists Primitive Man and Seattle doom duo Bell Witch have announced a new North American fall tour. The trek is scheduled to begin on October 25 in Denver and conclude on November 17 in Fort Worth. Primitive Man will be supporting their forthcoming album, Caustic, which is due out on October 6 via Relapse Records, while Bell Witch will be supporting their new album Mirror Reaper, which is due out on October 20 via Profound Lore. The touring schedule can be found after the break.
Denver, CO doom trio Primitive Man have premiered their new track “My Will” off of their highly-anticipated new album, titled Caustic. The song features five minutes of crushing blackened doom complete with noise-ridden despondent, unsettling tones. Check it out after the break.
Denver doom trio Primitive Man have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The new record, which is the first full-length release since 2013’s Scorn and follows a plethora of EP and split releases, will be titled Caustic and will be released on October 6 via Relapse Records. Once again recorded and produced by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, et al), the new release will feature 12 tracks and over 75 minutes of doom and gloom.
Check out the artwork, track listing and album trailer after the break.
Denver experimental noise project Many Blessings – the solo efforts of Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb – has released a new EP via Bandcamp. The new effort, titled How Very Much I Loved You, features two new tracks of unsettling soundscapes that delight fans of Merzbow, Wolf Eyes of Nurse With Wound. Check out the release after the break.
A few years ago, Svbterranean’s previous incarnation American Aftermath decided to put out a couple of free digital sludge compilations titled Summer of Sludge and Autumn Annihilation. These compilations compiled some of the best and heaviest sludge, doom, post-metal, what have you, acts around and were extremely fun and rewarding to put together.
Since summer is here once again, and Svbterranean has yet to dip its toes into the comp game, we decided to resurrect these loud series of comps. So now we proudly present Summer of Sludge Volume One; the first in a series of three digital compilations that will be released in each of the summer months. We hope that these comps will highlight the best of what the underground doom and sludge scenes have to offer, and turn on you miscreants to some new, earsplitting music. Why go outside and enjoy the sun when you can enjoy devastatingly heavy tunes for hours on in?
Below you will find the official track listing and stream of the compilation via Bandcamp. Once all free Bandcamp downloads are used up for the month, an alternative download link can be found here. Remember, if you dig any of the artists featured on these compilations, please be sure to support them in any way you can.
Summer of Sludge Volume Two will be released during the first week of July.
Colorado blackened death metal outfit Maliblis (Primitive Man Blood Incantation, Khemmis) have released a new track from their impending debut full-length, due out sometime in 2018. The track is titled “Fiery Seer” and it is full of cavernous, murky riffs that sprawl across five dismal minutes. The tune can be streamed after the break and a special promotional cassette of the single can be purchased here.
Stay tuned for more details regarding this upcoming release.
If Vermin Womb’s goal was to release the most vicious and disgusting album of the year, they’ve achieved it. The Colorado grind/death metal trio, formerly known as Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, offer up a frantic slab of intense, dissonant hostility on their debut LP, Decline, which is out tomorrow (October 28) through Translation Loss. Featuring vocalist/guitarist Ethan Lee McCarthy (Primitive Man, Withered), bassist Zach Harlan and drummer JP Damron, Vermin Womb follow up their 2014 EP, Permanence, with 10 chaotic tracks that are angrier, darker and even more despondent and nihilistic than their predecessors. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, McCarthy took some time out while on tour to discuss the band’s inception following the dissolution of CTTTOAFF, as well as Vermin Womb’s genre-defying sound, the personal lyrical themes on Decline, and more. Continue Reading
Colorado’s grind/death metal trio Vermin Womb (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Primitive Man) are offering up a full stream of their new album, Decline, via Noisey. Out October 28 through Translation Loss, the LP is an onslaught of frantic, grimy extreme metal hostility, featuring sludgy grooves and murky black metal tones. Continue Reading
Denver grind trio Vermin Womb (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Primitive Man) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut LP, Decline, at Invisible Oranges. The track in question is the album’s closing number, “Cancer”, which unleashes a flurry of grimy, grotesque grind insanity before slowing to a undeniably destructive groove. The track also features guest vocals from Eli Wendler of Spectral Voice. Check it out after the break.
Decline will be released on October 28 via Translation Loss and Throatruiner (Europe)
The band’s upcoming tour dates can be found after the break.
Denver grindcore trio Vermin Womb (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Primitive Man, etc) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut LP, Decline, over at CVLT Nation. Titled “Entomb”, the new blistering tune churns out two-minutes of dissonant aural hell. Check out the bleak jam now.
The band will be embarking on a U.S. fall tour later this month. Support will come from Gadget, Theories, Wake and Immortal Bird on select dates. The full itinerary can be found below.