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I’ve been eagerly awaiting Sacred Reich news and it has arrived along with a brain pounder of a new music video. Awakening is the new album and the title track can be consumed below. I am loving the undeniable fact that they haven’t lost a step. The hard charging guitars and bellowed older metal vocal vibes paired with a particularly blunt yet thrashing socially aware energy, it’s all there. This song isn’t their fastest number but variety is a good thing when it comes to thrash.  Someone put these guys on the road with C.O.C. soon and make me a happy camper.  The band’s first new record in twenty three years will drop on August 23rd via Metal Blade Records!

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Well, we have 2x good news today. Trump’s re-election poll numbers suck, with almost every Democratic potential candidate ahead of his sorry corrupt grifter ass at the moment. You know it is bad when you are complaining the Republican has made taxes unbearable, haha. I don’t even mind paying a fair rate but it’s a lot harder to swallow the pill of a big tax bill when you know what a slimy, millions in Golf wasting crook we have in the White House. We can’t get to cocky or even afford to keep the dipshit in office that long and there is more than enough reason to impeach if Pelosi would get the friggin’ memo.

In other news, crusty experimental rockers Tau Cross are friggin’ brilliant and their new material sounds exciting. Some people weren’t as stoked on their second album as the debut (I dug both, with the debut slightly ahead) – but the new tune is one of my favorites from them yet. That big ole pick scrape over the rattly Away drums into that catchy riff before the charred mosh and hoarse Baron vocals come in…yeah! This is a pit starter! It was recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (Thou, False).

Messengers Of Deception will be available on CD, 2xLP, and Digital formats. Physical packages are available for preorder via Relapse.com HERE. Digital downloads / streaming services are available HERE.

“Walk into the fire/you and I shall never die…”

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Pacifist

Pacifist from India are a spectacularly energized post-hardcore band who cite Drive Like Jehu, Snapcase and La Dispute amongst their influences. I am hearing some RAtM in the incendiary vocals. The band have a very worth your time new EP called Greyscale Dreams that evokes dismay at the current alienating circumstances of human constructed social evils, a cry of unrest and powerful riffs. It would be very cool to see this band live as their electricity leaps out of the speakers and must be pretty fierce in person.

Stream new chaotic anthem ‘Reactionary’ at Unite Asia, RIGHT HERE

Pacifist are more than ready to launch their brand of hardcore music firmly in the global landscape, embarking on a string of shows to promote the EP, produced & mixed by guitarist Apurv Agrawal & mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege Studios. The EP artwork & booklet features strong, impactful shots that serves as a carefully constructed tapestry of city life in Mumbai in different locations & settings, shot by Abheet Anand & designed by Sanjana Bhatt of Blankfound.

Their debut EP launches digitally on the 16th of June, and the band has been working hard touring across India in support of their upcoming release.

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May metal wrap-up ft. Carpathia, Diviner, Under Aegis and MORE!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:12 PM (PST)

Hey metalheads! I’m going to throw some stuff together on this post that I didn’t want to leave uncovered as we begin to approach the end of the month (Is it the end of May already?!).

Let’s start with some news from Those Darn Gnomes! San Diego jazz metallers are preparing to release Calling Whitetails To A Tuned Bow via Nefarious Industries on June 28.

This release will tickle the fancy of fans of Naked City, Ornette Coleman, Fantômas, Zu, Boredoms, Oxbow, Merzbow, and Ruins.

Check out a trailer for the album below:

You can also head over to the Those Darn Gnomes Bandcamp if you need to catch up on their sound before Calling Whitetails To A Tuned Bow drops.

Those Darn Gnomes are also going on a west coast tour! Check out the tour dates:

THOSE DARN GNOMES Live:
5/31/2019 San Diego Content Partners – San Diego, CA * album release show
6/05/2019 Coaxial – Los Angeles, CA w/ Fuck Your Birthday
6/06/2019 Weird Hues – San Diego, CAw/ Fuck Your Birthday
6/09/2019 Thought//Forms Gallery – Denver, COw/ Fuck Your Birthday
6/13/2019 Twilight – Portland, OR w/ Fuck Your Birthday, Mercury Tree, Leafminer
6/14/2019 The Urgus (house show) – Eugene, OR w/ Fuck Your Birthday
6/17/2019 Honey Hive Gallery – San Francisco, CA w/ Fuck Your Birthday
6/21/2019 Infinite Noise Outrageous Loud – Los Angeles, CA
6/29/2019 UC San Diego – San Diego, CA

Check out the rest of the news from Sanctuary, Under Aegis, Diviner, Luna Sol, and Carpathia here.

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Friendship prepare to release ‘Undercurrent’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 12:56 PM (PST)

Japanese metallers Friendship are preparing to release their newest album Undercurrent on vinyl via Southern Lord on June 14.

Undercurrent was released on CD earlier this year via Daymare Recordings.

Check out some of Friendship’s tracks off of Undercurrent as well as the entirety of 2017’s HATRED over at their Bandcamp.

Undercurrent Track Listing:
1. Demise
2. Vertigo
3. Punishment
4. Lack
5. Abandon
6. Fiend
7. Plague
8. Garbage
9. Wrecker
10. Hatred

Pinkish Black premiere ‘Concept Unification’ title track

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 12:44 PM (PST)

Texas noise makers Pinkish Black have released the title track from their upcoming album Concept Unification over at Revolver.

Concept Unification is due out June 14 via Relapse Records.

Head on over to Revolver to check out “Concept Unification” now!

You can also check out “Until” and “Dial Tone” here.

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Yellow Eyes release new track “Light Delusion Curtain”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 12:35 PM (PST)

New York black metallers Yellow Eyes have released a new track “Light Delusion Curtain”.

The track comes off the band’s forthcoming album Rare Field Ceiling and is featured on Kerrang!’s “The Underground Sounds Of America.”

Rare Field Ceiling is due out June 28 via Gilead Media.

Yellow Eyes guitarist/vocalist S. Skarstad commented about the album, “It’s about trying to touch the ceiling. It’s about mania. You climb higher and higher and by the final moments you’re not sure if you touched it or fell into the sea.”

Check out “Light Delusion Curtain” over at Kerrang!

Saint Vitus stream eponymous new album in full

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 3:56 PM (PST)

Los Angeles doom metallers Saint Vitus‘s new eponymous album is available for streaming.

If you’re late to the band’s 9th full length album and follow up to 2012’s Lillie: F-65 be sure to check it out now!

If you, like me, are battling the oppressive heat of mid-spring, and the persistent threat of depression, this newest offering is worth a listen, as it tows you through its murky instrumentation and Scott Reagers’ vocals wash over you.

Stream this monstrosity in its entirety here.

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Falls Of Rauros reveal new track “Weapons of Refusal”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 3:41 PM (PST)

Portland, Maine metallers Falls Of Rauros are streaming their newest song “Weapons of Refusal” over at Revolver.

“Weapons of Refusal” comes off the band’s forthcoming album Patterns In Mythology due out July 19 via Gilead Media.

“‘Weapons of Refusal’ ultimately wound up being one of the more ‘optimistic’ songs on Patterns in Mythology, despite the overwhelming and borderline hopeless subject matter of the lyrics,” confesses guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Aaron Charles. “The title is a reference to Situationist thinker Raoul Vaneigem’s ‘The Revolution of Everyday Life’ which provided a wealth of inspiration around the period this album was written. The lyrics act as an entreaty to face down the violence and ugliness bombarding us daily and seek to build a better world, in whichever manner it must be done; it’s an encouraging and vengeful song about turning the weapons of the enemy back upon them.”

Check out Falls Of Rauros live show dates here.

And stream “Weapons of Refusal” via Revolver.

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Ashbringer announce Absolution tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 3:04 PM (PST)

Ashbringer have announced an Absolution tour which is set to kick off in July.

The tour will be in support of the band’s newest album Absolution, due out on June 28, 2019 via Prosthetic Records.

Check out the first song released from the upcoming album “Dreamscape” as well as Ashbringer tour dates here.

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Immortal Bird stream new song “Vestigial Warnings”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:26 AM (PST)

Chicago metallers Immortal Bird have released their newest song “Vestigial Warnings.”

This grotesque track comes off the band’s upcoming album Thrive On Neglect which will be released on July 5 via 20 Buck Spin.

Says vocalist Rae Amitay of the track:

“This was the first full song we wrote together as our current configuration, and we’ve been playing it together for almost two years. Finally having it recorded and released feels like a significant step. Lyrically, this one is more ‘political’ than the rest of the material on the album. I’m not trying to be indirect by using metaphor, but I also don’t want to limit people’s perspective by being overt. With the ‘eyeless, glowing grubs…sickly white, dying still…choir of weakened gasping…,’ I’m not saying that I was thinking about certain people who occupy positions of power in this country but… Actually, that is what I’m saying. ‘They’ll tell you this is how it has to be. Abandon hope and worship apathy.'”

The upcoming Thrive On Neglect was produced by Dave Otero (Archspire, Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis).

Immortal Bird are heading out on a two-week tour starting today. Check out tour dates as well as “Vestigial Warnings” here.

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Pelican share “Cold Hope”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 3:20 PM (PST)

Illinois metallers Pelican have released their latest track “Cold Hope.”

“Cold Hope” comes from the forthcoming album Nighttime Stories out on June 7 via Southern Lord Records.

Check out “Cold Hope” as well as Pelican tour dates here.

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Cherubs announce ‘Immaculada High’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 3:10 PM (PST)

Austin rockers Cherubs have announced their upcoming album Immaculada HighImmaculada High is due out on July 26 via Relapse Records.

Immaculada High will be Cherubs’ 5th studio album.

Cherubs comments on Immaculada High, “This recording feels like the soundtrack to a movie about Mother Nature exacting dark revenge on the nasty homo sapiens. There’s tigers and pigs and wolves crying out of eyes – oh my.”

You can listen to the first single off of Immaculada High, “Sooey Pig” as well as check out upcoming Cherubs shows here.

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Redbait‘s pending June 14th release Cages (Pre order HERE) is mandatory listening if you don’t want to miss out on one of the brightest lights of 2019’s underground. The band’s New Age Records debut will make you feel revolution singing in your blood, a powerful second EP from a group with so much promise ahead of them. Listening to their guitars churning like a raging river atop powerful drums backing up intense political vocals, you can’t deny the immediacy or the band’s ability to lay it all on the line. There is nothing worse to me in music than being apathetic about your art or platform and no one would ever accuse Redbait of that.

Today we are thrilled to debut one of my favorite songs from their new release, the thrilling composition “Bred For The Knife”. The production is pitch perfect between remembering energy over pristine while still sounding incredible, well serving the driving and subtly complex song. This one has a few tricks up the sleeve you wouldn’t expect from where it begins, including my favorite bridge of the EP (it kind of sounds like Queensryche meets Bane!). This band knows just where to give more and when to hold back. It’s exceptional. I hope someone whispers in the ears of Rolo Tomassi or Propagandhi to take them on tour immediately.

Says Madeline –

“We wrote “Bred for the Knife” as a commentary on the commodification of animals, specifically in factory farming. The problem of violence against animals isn’t taken seriously and I think that can largely be attributed to the fact that the butchering and processing of animals bodies are discreet and avoided. It isn’t a practice that a lot of people are willing to confront. The lyrics mention animal cruelty, environmental destruction, and worker exploitation as interconnected struggles in this industry. The commodification of animals is a cruel outcome of capitalist society. It’s something that most of us feel very compelled to talk about and inspire conversation through the music we make.”

It really is an important issue. Some pro life dipshit on Twitter was arguing with my girlfriend yesterday and saw no harm in not caring about the environment or animals when she brought up why he ate meat if he was pro-life. He said he doesn’t eat babies, refusing to see her point. Well, bud – you ever have leg of lamb? Congrats. You ate a baby. It’s still a baby. Asshole.

Recorded and mixed by Will Jameson, Cages will be available on 7” vinyl from New Age Records.

Transparent green: 200
Transparent pink: 400
’77 Pressing (transparent pink with green New Age label): 77

Digital version will be available 06-14-19 at https://redbait.bandcamp.com/

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Pittsburgh heavyweights Slaves BC have released an intense new song “300 Dead Rapist Priests Floating at the Bottom of the Ocean”.

Says the band ,”This song was written in response to the report about the over 300 priests in Pennsylvania that have committed child rape in their churches.”

If you think the song title is just meant to shock or ‘virtue signaling’ you are 1. an asshole and 2. gonna have to eat your words when you hear how the track masterfully manages to induce horrific claustrophobic anxious agony and never cheapens such serious subject matter. The song is very long and while very well done, the oppressiveness almost feels inescapable. It is like an eerie micro/macro of how long trauma can stay with someone and ripple outward to affect everything in their life. I found it a rewarding but also very challenging listen for that reason, albeit it is inarguably a killer song. One of the most meaningful and extreme, emotional and incredibly well executed performances yet from a band that hopefully has no plans of slowing down applying their vital pushback to the dipshits, edgelords and relics of the metal world.

Here’s hoping as many of you give this your attention this week as those who are scrambling to watch another exploitative Ted Bundy doc this week. Let’s support actually helping victims.

 

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