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Below reveal details for “Upon A Pale Horse” , first single out

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM (PST)

Sweden’s Below are a strong doom band who, like Pilgrim and October Tide off the top of my head, could deserve a bit wider following. The group’s last record Across The Dark River had some really good moments. I especially dug the song “The Whitechapel Murderer” , which almost called to mind if Tony Martin had sung on the doomiest moments of Heaven & Hell’s The Devil You Know instead of RJD. Now the band is back with another sort of out of focus charcoal grave rubbing looking album cover to go with their dark sonic vision.

The new record Upon A Pale Horse will be out via Metal Blade mid May and you can hear first song “1,000 broken bones” (which sounds more like a Cannibal Corpse song name than doom metal, haha) right HERE. All metal genre jokes aside, we really dig this act. Check them out pronto!

Below comments: “With ‘Upon a Pale Horse‘ we feel that we have found our sound. We have grown as songwriters and this album contains our fastest and slowest, shortest and longest, heaviest and most melodic songs to date. Making this album more diverse yet still staying true to the core of heavy riffs and melodies that is Below. We recorded ‘Upon a Pale Horse‘ in Deep Blue Studios, the studio where we recorded our first EP, so in some sense it felt like we were returning to our roots.”

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Godhunter releases album trailer and art for “Codex Narco”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1:21 PM (PST)

The Godhunter project remains an interesting and evolving band , both opaque in what they will do next and yet politically in your face at the same time. Turns out that “next” is finally another release. Codex Narco is the newest record, which features contributions from members of CHRCH, Demon Lung, Mountaineer, Thorne, Methra, and others and more inward looking song topics, rumor has it.

I’m loving the cover art. It makes me think of SST Records if they’d designed pagan children’s books or something instead of St Vitus and Black Flag records.

In line with GODHUNTER’s commitment to speaking out about social issues, the proceeds of Codex Narco’s sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood, the statement reflected in the pink color scheme of the artwork by Bailey Illustration and layout by Cool Ghoul Ltd. (Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man). Codex Narco was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features a cover of Tegan & Sara’s “Walking With A Ghost,” for which a video is being created to support suicide prevention.

See the trailer for Codex Narco at THIS LOCATION.

More news on this one as we get it in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, check the track listing below.

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Insect Ark “Portal/Well” vinyl release news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:44 PM (PST)

Insect Ark is one of my favorite experimental outfits. I think founder Dana Schechter is pretty much a musical genius and we were thrilled to run this interview with her about the original release of the album back in 2015.The project  started as a the one-woman solo project of bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter (M. Gira’s Angels of Light/Bee and Flower). In January 2015, Portland-based drummer Ashley Spungin (Taurus) joined on drums and electronics and they have been gigging here and there ever since.

Portal/Well is finally available as of a few days ago, with a two color silkscreen on archival grey paper. The vinyl LP is being released by Sleeping Giant Glossolalia Records, artwork updated by Nicole Boitos Hayworth.

Says the band of the new artwork:

Nicole Boitos built the original egg diorama out of a real goose egg for the CD version, (which also featured photos by Simple Box Construction), so it was natural to ask her to illustrate the variation for the LP. The results came out beautifully.

Portal/Well – Vinyl by Insect Ark

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Mars Red Sky prepare for UK tour; North American album release

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 11:12 AM (PST)

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French doom trio Mars Red Sky are preparing to hit the shores of the UK next month in support of their latest album Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul).

Apex III will be released in North America on May 20 via Listenable Records.

Check out Mars Red Sky tour dates and stream their tracks “Mindreader” and “Shot In Province” here.

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Eyehategod Spring shows with Fight Amp, C.O.C., Discharge, etc.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:26 AM (PST)

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We are lucky to live in a time where you can’t step out of your puke infested snake basket without tripping over a grimy sounding band. From Haxen to Misery Kills to Sourvein, the darkness of raw metal and hardcore music is more pervasive than ever. Eyehategod still pretty much take the crown for intense,  blues and junk punk/sludge that will eat you alive or set you free. “Medicine Noose” from their last self-titled record is case in point. From the second the tune opens with a classic sounding EHG feedback ring, you know you’re about to get buried in hell and brimstone.

The veteran band are hitting the road for a Spring run to make some freshly bloomed flowers die. Hopefully no dates will be cancelled, but this band is rock n roll as fuck to the day and so there are no certainties in life. Is there a band more befitting our current American shit show? I think not.

Dates below.

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October Tide release “Nursed By The Cold”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 4:05 PM (PST)

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Swedish melo-death-doomers October Tide have released their newest song “Nursed By The Cold”.

“Nursed By The Cold” comes from the band’s upcoming album Winged Waltz which will come out April 22 via Agonia Records.

October Tide will also be co-headlining a European tour with Demonical.

Check out “Nursed By The Cold” and October Tide tour dates here.

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Mars Red Sky to release Apex III in North America

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 3:22 PM (PST)

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French Stoner Doom metal band Mars Red Sky are preparing to release their new album Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul) in North America.

The album will come out on May 20 via Listenable Records.

Check out the video for the song “Mindreader” here.

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Sourvein premiere “Aquanauts”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:21 PM (PST)

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North Carolina sludge doom veterans Sourvein have released their newest track “Aquanauts”.

Sourvein will release Aquatic Occult via Metal Blade Records on April 8 and will be the band’s debut with Metal Blade.

The album will feature performances by Randy Blythe, Stig Miller and Reed Mullin.

Check out “Aquanauts” here.

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Album Review: Black Cobra – “Imperium Simulacra”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 9:11 AM (PST)

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Black Cobra are a band with a sense of purpose. It’s evident if you listen to
any of the sludge punk duo’s onslaught filled and rhythmically rewarding
records that the band cut their teeth on many great bands before them and are
keen to carry the torch. A little bit Melvins, a bit of Karp riff charge and
yet a much more rawboned execution with an emphasis on a live sounding
insistence ensures this band could play with any metal or punk band and more
than hold their own.

Some people wrongfully think of legends Earth as a one style band. While, for
instance, “Badgers Bane” and, say, “Tibetan Quaaludes” both feature long,
droned out guitars with an emphasis on feel, there are still lots of subtle
differences related to the year of composition, intent of meaning, etc. Black
Cobra, like Motorhead or Black Tusk, also get kind of pigeonholed as a rad but
mostly one trick pony but that sells their action packed performances and
kinetic records far short.

Let’s check out new sci-fi infused record Imperium Simulacra (order HERE).

“Challenger Deep” arrives victoriously, charging in with giant balls. I am
loving how the vocals, particularly on title track “Imperium Simulacra” are
kind of sounding more and more like a punk rock version of Venom these days ,
a bit more tangible to understand and more snarled. As always the band are
tight as fuck, rattling out fist pumping anthems that tow the line between
poison spitting High On Fire charge and locked in machine gun snare and payoff
riff build (particularly during “Eye Among The Blind”).

Read more and hear “Obsolete” BELOW.

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BEST NEWS OF THE WEEK! The Order Of Israfel, one of our very favorite bands of medieval-esque Doom fuckers, return with their new album Red Robes. Well, tickle my Raistlin Majere black! This looks awesome and if anything it will be a thrill to hear how the band top their near perfect debut.

Headed to an Anthrax For All Kings listening party now but this news had to be shared! SO stoked!

Ladies and Gentlemen of The Order!

We are very happy to announce that our second album, ‘Red Robes’, will be released via Napalm Records on May 27th. Check out the artwork below, again done by our brilliant friend Henrik Jacobson. It will be available as a double LP and digipack CD. Both versions will include a bonus live DVD of our performance at Sweden Rock 2015.

The track listing for you BELOW.

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Album Review: Wolvserpent – “Aporia:Kāla:Ananta”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:01 AM (PST)

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Sometimes pacing is everything. While we all have metal favorites that
bludgeon us to death right off the bat (Say, the majority of Kreator albums)
other times entertainment can be even more powerful through a steady, slow
build with sudden shocking moments of adrenaline. South Korean revenge film I Saw
The Devil builds terror and suspense through a rising feeling of dread and an
eventual complete blurring of moral lines, for example.

Boise, Idaho’s Wolvserpent have been refining themselves over the years, the
duo expanding their sound and coming ever close to really manifesting their
classical influences as equally as the “metal” aesthetic. These days the
boundaries are fuzzy anyway, with recent records by The Visit, Insect Ark or
Helen Money all stirring examples of what can be done with a cinematic
imagination and a ton of soul.

Wolvserpent’s new 40 minute single song Aporia:Kāla:Ananta (Pre order HERE) is breathtaking,
haunting and all the overused adjectives you can think of. Brittany
McConnell’s violin will make you cry and the 7:45 minute mark of the song had
my friend enter the room asking what movie I was watching because it sounded
like an epic western. But fear not, there is some real doomy Blake Green vocal
action also akin to some moaned Sunn O))) chanting behind the climbing wall of
sound, breaking at 11:30 and reverting to a mere trickle before we start a
similar process again.

Sweeping vistas of darkness and light interplay with the burdens and triumphs
of the human spirit, and if that sounds pretentious you just really need to
give this a listen. It feels like being vulnerable and brave all at once as
forces swirl around you. It’s very much as high art as anything from the metal
world can get, and that is a good thing. It feels like Wolvserpent are more
worried with creating “life works” than mere albums or time killing metal
jams. At 16:00 in you’ll feel like you watched a two hour movie, in the best
way. And that is scarcely the halfway mark.

This is precisely when things start to get really doomy and the bottom drops
out on the old West (er, North West) feel to reveal a yawning chasm of void beneath the
prairie. Charred black metal orchestration reigns triumphant for well past the
30 minute mark, the song eventually almost sounding like orchestral industrial
noise/feedback drone. The whole second half takes the real constitution of an
experimental music fan, but is equally rewarding and worthwhile.

Wolvserpent have made a true statement that defies casual listening and
becomes a veritable life force, self defining.

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Oakland’s experimental doom duo LAMENT CITYSCAPE has completed a remix album for release later this month, showcasing the seven tracks from their debut LP, The Torn.

Released through Battleground Records in mid-2015 LAMENT CITYSCAPE’s The Torn was a refreshing album within the compacted current doom metal circuit, with an expansive, cinematic, nebulous approach with steep inclinations to industrial and art rock influences. Following those roots to the core of their sound, the band now infuses their works with those of some of their close friends, with the Turn Outward remix album. LAMENT CITYSCAPE members Mike McClatchey and Sean McCullough’s seven passages from The Torn have here been transplanted into new skin created by the likes of artists rRhexis, Godhunter, Achromaticist, Overhold, Neurospora, Dipped In Gold, and Uhluhn, with a wide array industrial, noise, ambient and other styles creeping into the massive remix album. In the end, Turn Outward bears over two hours of music, with the final remixed track consuming a massive hour-and-a-half on its own.

 

Offers Mike McClatchey on the inspiration for Turn Outward, “At the time that I was really finding out about music and artists and diving deep into their back catalogs I was finding that a lot of really cool bands had been releasing singles and having other really cool bands do remixes on those singles. I was discovering a lot of great shit in those weird remix releases. When LAMENT CITYSCAPE started I had done a remix for another artist and it came out pretty well. It felt natural to include others into our little world. It seemed like a creative way to expand the space inside our project, to let others in and see where they can take something.”

More BELOW.

Conan announce North American tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:47 PM (PST)

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UK metalheads Conan have announced a North American tour.

Conan will be touring in support of their album Revengeance which will be released on January 29 via Napalm Records.

Conan will receive report on their tour from Serial Hawk. The tour will start on March 3, run 19 shows and wrap up on March 26.

Frontman Jon Davis had this to say about the album and the tour, “Revengeance is the sound of hacking and slashing in Golden Axe, throwing coins into Gauntlet and still failing. Failure and triumph, sword and sorcery. We are excited to visit the US again and make our first trip to Canada. Our tour in 2015 was awesome, and we look forward to doing this all again. See you at the front.”

Check out tour dates, the Revengeance track list  and title track here.

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I feel like people that don’t like Sunn O))) have no real sense of the primal. Is it that much of a leap to combine Black Sabbath at half speed with an aboriginal worthy sense of humming disorientation? I’m a sucker for bands that are keen on having a unique aesthetic, from the retro ritual bluesy and dulcet tones of Jex Thoth to the weird as fuck French black metal noise of Spektr (who have a cool ass new song fittingly monikered “From The Terrifying To The Fascinating”).

Not all metal and hard rock needs to be coated in dark yet hooky polish or bounce at the mid tempo arena pace of a Disturbed or Korn or throttle you with the breakneck energy of Testament , Municipal Waste or the more lightning-side of Fear Factory. Sometimes the most glacial music can be a heavier, more world moving experience than the 18th millionth disco-tinged Rob Zombie solo record (all due respect to John 5 who is an awesome fucking guitarist, IMO).

Dømkirke is a less obtuse experience than some of the flagship Southern Lord acts output, a live ritual recorded at the Bergen Cathedral in Bergen, Norway during the Borealis Festival in 2007. The four-song double album was initially released in September 2008 and is available on vinyl only, with one track featuring on each side of the records.

This performance features intrinsic members of SUNN O)))’s mythology, including Attila Csihar (vocals), Tos Nieuwenhuizen (Moog), Lasse Marhaug (noise), Steve Moore (organ, trombone) with Greg Anderson (guitar) and Stephen O’Malley (guitar) vitally remaining at the center of the constellation.

 Dømkirke will be re-released on February 5th, 2016 on 2xLP only.

 

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Seven Sisters of Sleep release “Gutter”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:12 AM (PST)

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California extreme metalheads Seven Sisters of Sleep have released their latest single “Gutter”.

“Gutter” comes from the band’s upcoming album Ezekiel’s Hags.

Seven Sisters of Sleep signed to Relapse Records back in September and have since been working on their forthcoming album Ezekiel’s Hags.

Ezekiel‘s Hags will be released on February 5.

Check out “Gutter”, a music video for “War Master” and Seven Sisters of Sleep tour dates here.

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