Gainesville, FL’s Frameworks have announced a string of shows along the east coast and southeast portions of the United States in support of their forthcoming new album, Smother. The shows will span July 6th through 13th (Smother is out July 8th), with a hometown record release show in Gainesville to follow shortly thereafter.

Smother was recorded earlier this year by Matt McClellan (Being As An Ocean, O’ Brother, etc) at Glow In The Dark Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Converge, Self Defense Family, etc) at Audiosiege Mastering. This dynamic new album follows the band’s 2014 LP, Loom (Topshelf Records) and the two-song Time Spent EP released earlier this year.

More information and songs will surface soon. For now, pre-order Frameworks’ Smother LP here.

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Tour dates BELOW.

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Album Review: Wayfarer – “Old Souls”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 10:34 AM (PST)


Bust out your dream catchers and maybe some rolling papers (even if just for good tobacco).

Wayfarer play a yearning blend of stretched out and post-rock influenced
black metal and epic atmospheric blend. The Colorado background puts them in
a unique place in metal, songs evoking the dry American West as much as a
sense of striving and loneliness. Order it HERE.

This album is a great place to lose or find yourself for awhile.

It isn’t like the Satanic brutality of Behexen or more traditional BM (save perhaps the faster intro to “All Lost In Aimless Chaos”), more akin to Vallendusk or Agalloch but not as esoteric, somewhere perhaps in between the stirring yet dissonant marches of Across Tundras and The Flight Of Sleipner’s epic and drawn out sense of submission to the natural cosmos…but with more black metal roots.

More coherent than the nonetheless excellent Children Of The Iron Age, the new
Wayfarer retains the pensive qualities of the band but tightens the
performances and ups the focus on the soulful strength at the heart of the
tunes rather than stretching almost every song to the ten minute mark. The
two minute “Frontiers” is practically a spaghetti western interlude (though
it does last two minutes and kind of reminds me of Duane Denison’s Tomahawk

More below.


One of the most destructive and disturbing narcissistic personality disorder
traits is a severe lack of accountability.”-selfgrowth.com

Based on the Brock Turner grotesque court ruling, I was already working on
this when I got wind of the Cat Jones piece on the King Woman/Wax Idols vs Pentagram situation. Not only is it fucked up but also the fact that Kristina Esfandiari’s Miserable record is one of the best albums in all music for 2016 just underscores how much lack of respect it takes to make someone so cool “invisible”.

So here it comes…not another fucking think piece, I know. Fine. Don’t think.

I shouldn’t have to write a think piece after Neill from Krieg already wrote his well known entreaty to not treat women like “sperm receptacles” piece.

But let’s call it a trust your gut and cut the bullshit piece.

This is about how narcissism creates a culture of no accountability. We all
grew up probably loving some 80′s cock rock but that is a frail foundation to
build a spiritually connected society on, as much as I will forever love
Girls, Girls, Girls.

Look, party rock is cool sometimes. I love Andrew WK. But you have to face the issues
also (like not having Nazis at Santos Party House). And it isn’t like El Duce and The Mentors parading around as “rape rock” would still be that cute if he hadn’t been hit by a fuckin’ train and was still doing that crap in 2016.


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SubRosa announce management, anticipated new album news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 1:08 PM (PST)



Utah art doom collective SubRosa have announced new management and pending album For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages via Profound Lore. SubRosa have joined the management roster of All Independent Services Alliance (AISA). AISA also manages/supports Enslaved, Wardruna, Blind Idiot God, Wolvserpent and many other great bands and independent record labels.

“For 10 years, I’ve been managing SubRosa myself, which I love, but can take up to 20 hours a week in addition to my full-time job. I chose AISA to partner to alleviate the burden because of their experience, knowledge, drive, strong work ethic and integrity. They are in this because they love music and they love what they do, first and foremost, just like the five members of SubRosa. I saw a reflection of our values in them.” – Rebecca Vernon / SubRosa

Additionally the band have completed work on their new album. Read about that and tour dates in an official press release BELOW.

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Melodic thrash metal powerhouse and Agonia Records recent signees, THREAT SIGNAL, are set to play their debut record Under Reprisal in full, at each of their upcoming eight shows throughout Canada. These selected dates have been announced in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the band’s first album. The Under Reprisal tour begins on June 22nd in Toronto and runs through June 30th ending in Montreal.

THREAT SIGNAL recently finished work on their new studio album titled Disconnect. The offering is scheduled to be released in late 2016 on Agonia Records, five years after their latest Self-titled installment.

Tour dates BELOW.

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Lord of War releases “Nexus of Hate” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 1:36 AM (PST)


San Diego death metallers Lord of War have released a lyric video for their song “Nexus of Hate”.

“Nexus of Hate” comes off the forthcoming album Suffer (Unique Leader Records) on July 8.

Check out “Nexus of Hate” here.

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A Devil’s Din premiere “Nature of the Beast”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 12:46 AM (PST)


Montreal rockers A Devil’s Din are ready to bring a steady psychedelic rock around the world.

A Devil’s Din are currently streaming their latest track “Nature of the Beast”.

“Nature of the Beast” comes off of Skylight which will be released on June 17.

Head over to Pure Grain Audio to listen to “Nature of the Beast”.

Check out the video for the title track here.

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Tides From Nebula release “The Lifter” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 12:03 AM (PST)

Photo Credit: Adam Bejnarowicz

Warsaw, Poland instrumentalists Tides From Nebula have released a video for their song “The Lifter”.

“The Lifter” comes off the band’s most recent album Safehaven (Long Branch Records).

Check out “The Lifter” here.

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Finland melodic death metallers A Soul Called Perdition have released physical copies of their album Into The Formless Dawn.

Check out the song “Severance” as well as the album art and track list for Into The Formless Dawn here.

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Atreides release “Fragiles” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10:42 PM (PST)


Spanish power metallers Atreides have released a music video for their song “Fragiles”.

Atreides will be playing live in September 26th with Tyr in Vigo.

Check out the “Fragiles” music video and the¨Penitencia¨ lyric video here.

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Sorcerer re-releases ‘Black’ EP via Metal Blade Records

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10:19 PM (PST)


Swedish metallers Sorcerer have released their newest EP Black via Metal Blade Records.

Check out the track list for Black and listen to the title track here.

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Lacrimas Profundere signs with Oblivion/SPV

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 9:57 PM (PST)


Gothic rockers Lacrimas Profundere have signed with Oblivion/SPV records.

The band is preparing to release the album Hope Is Here on August 12.

Check out Lacrimas Profundere tour dates here.

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Anion to perform at Sled Island; release new EP

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 9:24 PM (PST)


Vancouver doom metallers Anion are getting ready to play at the Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary, AB on Friday, June 24th alongside Chieftain, Vaalt, Witchstone and Bell Witch.

Anion are performing in support of their EP Fractions of Failure.

Check out Fractions of Failure here.

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Prophets Of Rage announce #MakeAmericaRAGEAgain tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 8:56 PM (PST)


During a time when racism is so casual again that they actually had to remake Roots (and quite well) to remind people why it is fucked up, when a Presidential candidate can say he wants to bang his own daughter and has no chance of warming over the national stage (despite a hearty Trump endorsement from North Korea…who want to destroy us, haha)…well…all I can say is Chuck D is a fucking real American hero and if De La Rocha can’t ever get it together save an odd moonlighting gig here or there to front Rage properly anymore, despite how important a band they are for the world, well…I’ll take this Public Cypress Rage action and smile while I buy a ticket.

Tour dates BELOW.

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Methra release music video for “Hartley’s Cult”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 8:53 PM (PST)


Tuscon sludge metallers Methra have released a music video for their song “Hartley’s Cult”.

Check out a comment from Methra and the music video for “Hartley’s Cult” here.

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