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Forgotten Tomb premiere new song “We Owe You Nothing”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:34 PM (PST)

“We Owe You Nothing”, the ninth studio album from Italian black/doom metal overlords FORGOTTEN TOMB, is set to be released on October 27th in Europe and November 10th in North America via Agonia Records. What a perfect way to start an early Halloween killing spree!

The new album’s title track & first single can be heard below. It’s got a sleazy sort of big rock element and swagger that sounds almost like the grim bastards are enjoying themselves, haha. Nonetheless, after the song’s intro the track shifts into monstrously huge and heavy groove metal that almost sounds like Deathless-era Throwdown with John Tardy doing black metal vocals!  Whuuuuuuttt?!!! That sounds fucking insane on paper and it is certainly different but undeniably crushing and the guitar tones are fucking dominant and gigantic. I have never wanted to ignorantly pit start to Forgotten Tomb more than wanting to die alone in a bath tub listening to them (in a good way – my fave is still the very emotionally barren Springtime Depression), but there is a first time for everything! If you are looking for straight up black metal though, seems like that ship has more than sailed.

Much like being a long term fan of Aborym, Darkthrone or Enslaved, if you can stop demanding what this band is ‘supposed’ to be, you might just enjoy where they are at now. This is undeniably metal to the core and has some very cool passages.

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Marilyn Manson releases “We Know Where You Fucking Live”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:01 PM (PST)

Marilyn Manson has been, in my opinion, pretty consistent through his musical career overall, but most people always associate an artist’s ‘best’ work with their most popular period due to shared cultural reference points. The truth is, while a lot of Manson stuff on the last handful records drifted into the sort of mid-tempo pained moaning and self-deprecating poetry territory it wasn’t overall bad. Some people need stuff to be extra in their faces for it to make them feel the same level of adrenaline (look at Linkin Park fans who only like their first record when they have arguably been decent songwriters most of their career).

Anyway, if you like the more hard rock side of Manson you will likely dig this new single from 10th LP Heaven Upside Down (the album is due Oct. 6th from Loma Vista Recordings). It has the sense of social paranoia, some yeowling scratchy screams and a semi-stompy beat that will likely make it a strong live number. If anything it is a pointed examination of the lack of privacy in the swarming cesspool we call modern culture.

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Pretty blown away by the new Neck Deep In Filth track that crossed my desk today. By crossed my desk I mean I am in bed and just finished Narcos Season 3 (some corrupt ass motherfuckers) and checked my email and was like ,”Hot damn! Check out this scorching bad ass punk track from Nepal.”

The band have a new EP coming out and it features a new song “Praise The Tyrant” that is very timely if you look at the disgusting resurgence of nationalism in the world and situations like Trump where the people who claim minorities are bad really just want autocracy and to be taken care of the most, fearful bigoted shitheads (at least in America). I am super excited to hear the rest of the release now. I love hearing bands with a good message whether Napalm Death or the much missed G.L.O.S.S. or the recent Cliterati record or this band, so I can keep a slim bit of fucking faith in humanity!

The artwork is made by Dib Gurung, known for his work with Chepang, and reflects the strong political views of the bands by showing a member of a minority community surrounded by bullets and the Nepali flag. As vocalist Vishal puts it – “We’re living in a society filled with racists, misogynists, and hate filled ultranationalists. We’re surrounded by scum. Hence, Neck Deep In Filth.”

Anyway, this song is killer. The opening sample ,“flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink wrap people’s brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead” gave me chills. I don’t know what it is from but hails and cheers to this band for putting such a message so front and center! Very great.

Neck Deep In Filth  recently premiered the song and gave an interview on the Nepalese extreme music scene HERE at Unite Asia. They remind me a bit of anarcho stuff like Nausea and early Extreme Noise Terror a bit but there is also a grim and dark powerful modern hardcore element to the end of the song that makes you want to scowl, look at the ground and slow whirl into the pit swinging your arms wide.

Also be SURE to pre-order their full new self-released EP right HERE (out in a few days on Sept. 9th)!

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Yo. It is Tuesday but feels like an extra bad Monday cuz straight up FUCK that Trump and Keebler Elf with a face made for dog dominating Jeff Sessions are pulling mad DACA bullshit. But we can at least rage to some rad heavy music. My soundtrack this morning has been some super chill Rezz Mass Manipulation, some brutish Mantar and this here Clover action we have for ya today! Clover is releasing a new 7″ vinyl later this month and have launched a preorder for it. Preorder the recorder now at: https://thebandisclover.bandcamp.com/album/7

My friend M. Guthaus elaborates:

“Our last 2 releases have both been full length albums. We decided that our next release was going to be something shorter to give potential new fans something quick and easy to listen to. In my own experience, I have sometimes found it hard to find a good listening starting point in reference to bands I am unfamiliar with who have extensive discographies. Sometimes if you try to start with a full length record, you can become quickly bored if the record is more of a slow burner. What we wanted to do with this release is try to give listeners a full grasp of what our band is all about in 2 songs. The 7” format also worked perfectly for this because we have never released anything on vinyl before.”

“For this release, we decided to put our song “Aurora” on it which we recorded with Will Putney last year for Metal Sucks Converse Rubber Tracks. It is one of the songs we are most proud of as a band so it only seemed right to put it on this record since it never had a formal physical release. We also have included “The Hunter” on this record which is a brand new track that we recorded earlier this year. I think collectively these two songs give a good presentation of what our band is all about.”

Preorder the recorder now at: https://thebandisclover.bandcamp.com/album/7

Record releases 9/29/17

2017 Fall Show dates BELOW.

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Inverted Serenity premiere “We Who Wander” at The New Fury

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 7:34 PM (PST)

Winnipeg tech death band Inverted Serenity have a new song out today called “We Who Wander” that you can check out HERE at The New Fury blog. It is a blur of speed, well executed and precise death metal, tricky melodic instrumental passages and even a sleazy guitar solo moment or two amidst the progressive and straight up newer tech death metal influences. Fans of everything from the skillful insanity of Augury, Beyond Creation or Decrepit Birth to the prog touched inspiration of Circuitry or Fallujah can find aspects to enjoy. Pre Order As Spectres Wither , their new album HERE (it is out early October and has cool and not cliché cover art.

Inverted Serenity member Marc had this to say about today’s song premiere for “We Who Wander”:

“What provoked the lyrics for “We Who Wander” was the frustration I felt after someone told me I would “grow up and play country some day”. Of course, their condescension ticked me off, but as I reflected on that statement more and more it was this person’s lack of passion and understanding for art that bothered me more. There isn’t much that is more subjective than art. Every art form is as valid as the next. You can’t tell someone what can and can’t inspire them, especially if you aren’t inspired by anything yourself. If it’s unorthodox to play death metal, so be it. There’s nothing wrong with defying convention from time to time. But if “growing up” means suppressing passions and abandoning any creative thought that crosses my mind, I’d much rather wander in immaturity than conform to whatever bland existence is deemed more admirable.”

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Hey. Morgan from Metal Riot/Walking Bombs here with a cover song for you today. I want to thank you all for your own lives, for the ways you enrichen mine and for the times we can manage to remember one another’s goodness after distance grows.

In a time when the most toxic and defensive people attack others as “triggered snowflakes” while pushing for the same old same old white supremacy and kleptocratic patriarchy under the extremely fake guise of “shaking up the system”, when unrepentant and hurtful people with no desire to truly communicate gaslight society (remember kids- saying nazis are actually socialist is like saying GOP is still the party of Lincoln), when civil rights are threatened, when love is laughed at but the hard choice of physical resistance to violent fascism is also condemned, sensitive artists and souls or people with PTSD can really struggle. When we do make mistakes it is even harder to forgive ourselves. The waters are churning too much, like a blender that never shuts off and has no lid but somehow you are expected to keep the contents inside when everyone else is rewarded for being unplugged or complacent, even as they have no current flowing through their hearts.

Anyway, I wanted to send love to Scott from Neurosis, especially Sinead O’Connor and others alive and still with us trying to bravely battle stigma and depression in this climate. Or activists like Bree Newsome or Talib Kweli who put so much out there on the front lines of activism every day. Or people who were too exhausted to go on like Chester or Chris or Scott Weiland or any of the greats we have lost. Even Prince or MJ who gave so much but had a curated existence just to function on the cosmic frequency they did.

I love people but have a hard time with crowds anymore. Not to say I am an empath, necessarily…but when you have had bad experiences and are suspicious or scan for danger to survive or have had trust completely broken, when you sabotage yourself….your spider sense is often tingling. I love people but it can be so draining. And I need a lot of alone time society doesn’t always allow for unless you really have cash. Even monitoring it is easy to spiral for some of us.

I went today to a place I almost took my own life a few years ago. I wanted to send some light and loving energy out from that spot to remind how crucial communication (when possible) and room for healing are. I have a long semi-coherent intro, but I covered Sinead’s bittersweet “Last Day Of Our Acquaintance”  for anyone who has had relationships or friendships or their own personal aura clouded by struggles with depression. I have so much respect for people like Hether Fortune who talks online sometimes about the benefits of therapy or Christopher Stroop who is doing #emptythepews work to combat Evangelical societal abuse or other artists who try to stay engaged with social issues even when it is very taxing. I do it myself so much I exhaust myself and it is so important to also practice self care, especially for artists as well who often feel we have to be raw or on edge to be AUTHENTIC. Sometimes it is enough to function, honeys.

And as for forgiveness, some relationships don’t get fixed. Or sometimes in wider society we have situations, like with emboldened hate groups in the streets- where the option of forgiveness has to be in God’s hands because if you don’t act the motherfuckers will run over a girl or some kind of actual catastrophe will arise, but other times in this life a gentle word or listening CAN sometimes turn the tide.

May the road rise to meet all (er, most) of you. We have some healthy if not always easy discussions about what is problematic and what is helpful or good to keep alive in our scene right now. While I hope we can allow room for expression I also hope it is not just for the sake of itself and we can keep things actually growing productively, whether towards healing through art, helping one another with some hardcore scene style positive encouragement or trying on one another’s shoes wherever situations still allow safe room to do so.

And some people will give up on you, but you can’t give up on yourself. Actually, scratch that…you aren’t always bad just because you perhaps break after all.

Went a place I almost took my life few years back (I had wanted to die where I had good memories even though I was so low). Here is A cover song and thoughts on depression and thanks / prayers and best wishes for Scott Kelly, Supporting Sinéad Oconnor , Chris Cornell, Linkin Park and various lost lives and lovers. Xo. Do your best, darlings.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Witchery to return with “I Am Legion” album, release new video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 1:51 PM (PST)

Witchery knocked it out of the park with In His Infernal Majesty’s Service and now seem to have really gotten their devilish groove back after the long half decade gap between Witchkrieg and that album. IHIMS really should have made our staff year end best of list last year but thankfully we were hacked and lost a ton of site content so now you can’t see how we screwed up and didn’t include it. “Nosferatu” jams so gosh dang hard, we really screwed up.

We have another chance! Witchery are back already with a Century Media follow-up and are once again crushing it with the current band roster. The Swedes of charred thrash and gnarled emotional thickets shall drop I Am Legion in early November. Toxine/Legion/Emperor who?!! Angus Norder is turning out to be a real keeper (we hope)! Norder is joined again by Jensen (Guitar), Rickard Rimfält (Lead Guitar), Sharlee D’Angelo (Bass) and Chris Barkensjö (Drums). The album was produced and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Studios (Behemoth, In Flames, Meshuggah) and comes packaged in powerful artwork completed by Andreas Diaz Pettersson (as seen above).

Check out first taste “True North” (not a Bad Religion cover, though that would have been wild) below! Frozen wastes! Snarling! Evil!

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King Parrot and Metal Hammer UK want you to “Disgrace Yourself”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 5:03 PM (PST)

King Parrot‘s Ugly Produce reminds me of some of the glorious tomfoolery of my bygone teenage years. You could see a Garbage Pail Kid card or a skanky Ugly Kid Joe sleeveless t-shirt and know whoever it belonged to was a “bad kid” and soon you would be hanging out with them and snorting Tang or shooting home made potato cannons at cop cars from the treeline by the road near school (I mean, hypothetically). The design aesthetic of their new amazingly titled Ugly Produce album, the new thrash album of choice for ugly ducklings everywhere, is certain to be iconic i years to come – if first mainly for those entrepreneurs who smoke weed out of home made apple pipes.

Seriously, if you find fault with this band for some reason you are probably a dick. It is like not liking Municipal Waste or 3 Inches Of Blood, just a loser position to take. They combine amazing metallic punk tinged anthems with comedy gold and a serious touring drive and are friggin’ Australian.

The Ugly Produce album is set to be released on September 22nd via Agonia Records in Europe (Housecore Records in North America and Rocket/EVP in Australia). Listen to their frenzied latest track “Disgrace Yourself” at this link:

http://teamrock.com/news/2017-08-31/king-parrot-release-new-song-disgrace-yourself

After recording the previous album in the US, 2017 saw the band head back home to where it all began – recording their third full-length album with Blood Duster’s Jason PC, at the enigmatic Goatsound Studios. The mastering was done by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege Studio (Sleep, High On Fire, Nails) in the US, while the cover artwork was created by Boyd Synnott and Simon Robins for GraphOrlock.

Commented by KING PARROT: “Ugly Produce reaches new heights in abrasive song-writing and serves up an odious pile of repulsive flavors you wouldn’t want to find on your local fruit and vegetable shelves. A repugnant harvest of gnarled and nasty grind, death metal, thrash, and punk rock and it’s more caustic than ever”.

 

In addition, the band have Fall tour dates in Europe with friggin’ Decapitated, Venom Prison and Thy Disease. Check the dates out BELOW!

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Usnea reveal “Eidolons And The Increate” at Decibel

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 8:46 PM (PST)

 

Portland doom quartet USNEA has unveiled “Eidolons And The Increate” off their impending Portals Into Futility full-length.

 

Now playing at Decibel Magazine, watch the Frank Huang/Maximum Volume Silence-directed visualizer RIGHT HERE.
 

 

“‘Eidolons And The Increate’ ebbs from a murkiness in the future where humanity has fallen from a technological grace, the sun is dying, and callous brutality is the way of the land,” issues the band of the track. “Mirroring the dark psychedelia of its source of inspiration – Gene Wolfe’s Shadow Of The Torturer – it is a meditation on the self-destructive conceits of humanity.” 
Additionally, watch USNEA‘s previously released video for “Pyrrhic Victory” as well as first single“Lathe In Heaven” at THIS LOCATION.

 

Inspired by dystopian science-fiction and the painful intersection of today’s crushing reality, Portals Into Futility offers five songs and fifty-six minutes of expertly crafted and elegantly depressive doom/sludge. With an evolved sound of strength and dynamism, USNEA delves more into the worlds of dissonant death metal, varied vocal structures, and cinematic composition, all while maintaining the monumental heaviness, brutality, discord, anger, and mournful melodicism of their previous work. Across dark and brooding peaks and valleys, USNEA reminds us that no matter how many doors are opened to the human species, our self-aggrandizement and hubris all lead to futility.

 

Portals Into Futility is due out September 8th on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical preorders and exclusive bundles are currently available via Relapse,com at THIS LOCATION and digital preorders are available via Bandcamp HERE.

 

USNEA will tour throughout Europe this fall as direct support for Ufomammut. The tour — which commences on September 30th in Paris, France and concludes October 22nd in Munich, Germany —  includes appearances at multiple festivals including Up In Smoke, Soulcrusher Festival, and Keep It Doom.  

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Nate Hall is one of my favorite artists and a very smart, interesting person. I always tell people he should be considered a national treasure (and I know I sound like a super fanboy) for his work, but it is true. The North Carolina sound architect is at the frontier’s edge for post-rock, psych metal and inspired, lonely folk music that cuts to the bone but also helps you find refuge when you are on the mend. Be it in USX, Uktena  or his prolific solo output (the guy just released the excellent A Year Under A False Moon earlier this year and already has another one on the way), Nate Hall is one of those people who it would be actually worth it to spend $ on for one of those full Bandcamp discographies. He can really take you to and through many different places.

Now Nate Hall has announced he is releasing The Center Of The Earth on August 31st, an album he says is one of his most important pieces of work.  “I’ve never sacrificed so much for my art,” Hall tells me. “I’ve never felt such clarity from confusion. These are songs that have always been.”

The sole single available so far as a prelude to the days away full album release is an impressive brooder called “Night Sky Humming” that opens with a tone setting pretty powerful cowboy’s lament-esque lyric: These are the words I use to tell me what I’m dyin’ from /My directions for living were all wrong…

 It is a reminder that not everything needs to be Slayer to visit some pained and troubled corners and that many weary roads and labors can bear potent fruit.

Hear the track and pre-order the full album HERE.

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Trivium are back with a follow up to Silence In The Snow and you might be wondering if the new single is able to top what was arguably their best album since perhaps Shogun. Well, “The Heart From Your Hate” can be heard below. It is pretty cool. Little less of a Metallica/Megadeth musical vibe to this one than the “Silence In The Snow” single (which also had some of Matt’s coolest vocal melodies – It is impossible not to notice his vocal growth since working with David Draiman on Vengeance Falls).  This new single reminds me a bit more of, say, Demon Hunter or Atreyu and has a very slick feel to the riffing, not in a bad way just more like speeding in a new Corvette than a thrash march to war.

Set for release on October 20th, The Sin And The Sentence is available for pre-order today at all DSPs and www.trivium.org, with all pre-orders receiving instant grat downloads of the album’s title track and the newly released single, “The Heart From Your Hate”. As this band grows more mature and continues to carve their name in metal history, you can’t help but feel they are destined to stay one of the biggest forces for metal that can bridge to the mainstream for the next generation. Here’s hoping they keep at it.

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Gwar release “Fuck This Place” official track, album details

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM (PST)

I have seen Gwar live more than any other band in my life (Melvins and Clutch run a close second and third). Some of my favorite memories include Oderus giving me a thumbs up as I faux-masturbated while crowd surfing during a show while the Scumdog billionaires performed their pretty much worst song “Sammy” or screaming along to “Horror Of Yig” until my throat was raw and my face was as orange from fake blood as Conald Trump’s is from spray tanning with Pam cooking spray before a good Putin nut gargle. What I am trying to say is, I am qualified to say as a very OG human filth that Gwar is still good.

I never thought I would be able to support the band without Oderus, one of the all time greatest and most original, fun and awesome voices in metal. Blothar, however, has done a fine job keeping the alien quest for dominance alive. They basically just sound like “I Hate Love Songs” and “Crush, Kill, Destroy” are every song now, which is a far better solution than if Oderus was replaced by someone with no past affiliation.

Now, the time has come…your Lords and Masters GWAR have unveiled the details of The Blood Of Gods. Today the first single “Fuck This Place” is available for audio and video streaming. Watch the video, check out the song and pre-order your copy of “The Blood of Gods” at metalblade.com/gwar! Your Intergalactic Overlords demand it! Digital pre-orders include an instant gratification download of “Fuck This Place”. Limited edition special bundle packs are available for pre-order as well.

The Blood of Gods“, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ronan Chris “Lord God” Murphy, will be released October 20th via Metal Blade Records. The album will be available in Standard CD, 2LP Colored Vinyl and Digital formats.

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On October 6th, The Black Dahlia Murder will release their eighth full-length, Nightbringers, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, a video for the title track can be viewed at: metalblade.com/tbdm – where the album can be pre-ordered. Surely Nightbringers will be a strong death metal year end list contender, as the band rarely ever disappoint. This has been another (cough) killer year for death metal with Succumb, Extremity, Beneath , Decrepit Birth and many more churning out bad ass new content for fans, so some new BDM will be a surely welcome cherry on top.

Death metal and nighttime are synonymous to me,” Trevor Strnad explains of the title. “We are the rulers of the darkened hours that the Christian good fears. A lot of archaic ideas that are still upheld – such as marriage and monogamy – came from Christianity, whether people want to acknowledge it or not, and to me, death metal has always been bucking that. It’s ‘being-the-villain music’, because we’re the enemy of Christianity, the enemy of all that is good and traditional. Death metal is for free thinkers, it’s for showing people the path to inner strength and operating on your own will, instead of being told what to do and living in fear, and songs like the title track and ‘Kings Of The Nightworld’ are about leading a legion of awakened minds into battle.”

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Grave Pleasures release “Be My Hiroshima”

Posted by Metal Riot on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9:34 AM (PST)

Finnish post-punk quintet GRAVE PLEASURES have released their new single, “Be My Hiroshima”, taken from their upcoming sophomore album Motherblood, due for release on September 29 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

Watch the official music video premiere for “Be My Hiroshima” streaming below.

“Be My Hiroshima” is also available as a single on all streaming and download platforms and also as an Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon. You can find all streaming links, digital and physical preorder links here: http://smarturl.it/Motherblood.

Vocalist Mat McNerney explains:
“Be My Hiroshima is our love song for the apocalypse. The video is taken from our cover art by Tekla Vály. Images of Kali, the mother who sits on top of the cycle of life and death, birth and rebirth (and her consort Shiva who is the destroyer and transformer). As the dawn of man begins to draw to an end, it is her blood that we have shed, and like the sands of time it spills out. We are sacrificing our mother, and eating her flesh and drinking her blood. This is the eucharist which represents our extinction. Within her womb we are born and we are born to die there. It’s an endless love affair with death. A love like motherblood.

I rest my mouth upon your mouth
and the world is the colour of murder
I lie beside your oblivion
in the shadow of mass destruction.”

GRAVE PLEASURES’ sophomore record was recorded in an old WW2 coding bunker at Orgone Studios in the UK by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Ulver etc). It picks up where 80s UK bands such as Magazine, The Wire and Echo And The Bunnymen left off, but never stopping long enough to look back too much into the past. Featuring guest vocals from David Tibet from Current 93, the band sets the tone for their eclectic inspirations, from the esoteric underground of England’s hidden reverse to Manchester’s sound of misery.

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Unsane “Sterilize” pre-orders from Southern Lord, new song.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:04 AM (PST)
The first audio insight into the new Sterilize album from legendary noise rock group UNSANE arrives today with the premiere of “Aberration.”

 

According to the band, “‘Aberration’ is classic UNSANE, raw and direct, it only took a couple of takes to lock it down. It’s essentially a ditty about the swirling thoughts that go through your head after being screwed over. I’m sure anyone can appropriate or relate it to their personal experiences.” 

 

Stream UNSANE’s “Aberration” HERE.

The track is taken from UNSANE‘s eighth studio album, and first for Southern Lord, Sterilize, set for release September 29th. UNSANE recently announced European tour dates in support of the album, taking place this October, and has just added a second hometown show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar in November.
“Aberration” is now available at Spotify HERE, iTunes HERE, and Apple Music HERE,
 
Southern Lord will release UNSANE’s Sterilize on September 29th; find physical preorders and merch at Southern Lord’s web shop HERE.

 

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