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Today Myrkur‘s Amalie Bruun joins forces with renowned multi-instrumentalist Anna von Hausswolff to reimagine Björk’s classic, “All Is Full of Love”. Bruun comments, “From our homes in Denmark and Sweden we decided to record a simple, fragile and raw version of Björk’s “All Is Full of Love”. A song we consider to be one of the most beautiful and encouraging songs, that is a reminder to stay open to receive love even in times like these.”

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The Contortionist frontman Michael Lessard has released a new single and music video today titled “Use The Rest,” his first solo debut. The music video, directed by Lessard himself, is an emotional ride through a dynamic dreamscape that doesn’t exactly end where it begins. “I’m beyond excited to announce the release of my debut song to the world!” says Lessard. “I’ve worked very hard to make a song and video that I thought would be the best representation of what is to come.”

When asked about the possibility of new music, Michael states, “‘Use The Rest’ is the first of many singles/videos to be released. I’ve been lucky enough to team up with Good Fight Music, who have allowed me to build on the idea of creating standalone pieces of music and video for now. I look forward to sharing more music very soon!”

“Use The Rest” by Michael Lessard is available now on all streaming platforms via Good Fight Music. He also reassured fans online that new TC music is on the way in the future as well. This is all great news!

Months back Lessard also directed the clip for his band’s cover of the Pumpkins unabashed smash (see what I did there?) “1979”!

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Hey everyone. I am feeling pretty emotionally drained after having to explain to cis people what I mean by “demiflux” as if I am an alien. Very thankful for Daniel Radcliffe speaking out against JK Rowling’s transphobic problem spots. No one is trying to “erase” cis people. That is stupid. I also can’t fathom how JK Rowling could invent the Obscurial with all the horrible repression that goes with that dark cloud of energy and have the part PLAYED by a real life enby and still not see the irony of her own phobias. Everyone PLEASE read this Scientific American article again.

Anyway, mighty INTER ARMA have a bad ass new cover of “March Of The Pigs” out and it is just what the doctor ordered. Head here to pick up new covers record Garbers Days Revisited.

INTER ARMA Comments:
Hi. We released our cover of Nine Inch Nails’ March of the Pigs this past Tuesday, but felt it would have been inappropriate to latch onto the outrage we’re all experiencing to promote a cover album, even if by happenstance. If you want to hear it, it’s out there. In the meantime, we suggest that you continue to fight against police brutality and institutionalized racism however you can. It’s working. If you’ve got the means, please consider giving a few or a lot of dollars to the Richmond Community Bail Fund and/or BEAM (Black Emotional And Mental Health). Links below. Black Lives Matter.
Thanks.
https://www.beam.community/donation
https://rvabailfund.org/donate

 

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US prog metal outfit OCEANS OF SLUMBER announce the release of their new and self-titled album out on September 4th via Century Media Records worldwide. To celebrate the announcement, the band have released “A Return To The Earth Below”, the first single off the new record. Watch the video for “A Return To The Earth Below” now HERE.

“Within ourselves, just as within our societies, there are cycles that need to be broken. Cycles that hold us down, that tear us apart, that give us anguish. Sometimes without warning these cracks surface and they trigger a cascade of emotional vulnerabilities, emotional turmoil, even hopelessness. But at some point we must stop running. Stop running from the pain, stop running from the truth, stop running from ourselves. In the light of this self reflection is where we will find peace, both inwardly and outwardly. A Return To The Earth Below is about that journey. It is about the collision of the heart and mind in struggling to find that internal resolution. We feel that the timing of this single couldn’t be more appropriate, as we have all found ourselves at the crossroads of change,” states OCEANS OF SLUMBER vocalist Cammie Gilbert.

The self-titled album is available as standard CD jewelcase, gatefold black 2LP+CD, digital album and can be pre-ordered HERE.

“We’d like to thank Giannis Nakos for the beautiful artwork that captures not only our imagination, but the depths and darkness of the story the album holds within. While there’s plenty more to come, we must be patient for the full album that’s set to release September 4th. For now please enjoy A Return to the Earth Below,” adds Gilbert about the album art.

Oceans Of Slumber track-list:
Soundtrack To My Last Day
Pray For Fire
A Return To The Earth Below
Imperfect Divinity
The Adorned Fathomless Creation
To The Sea
The Colors of Grace
I Mourn These Yellow Leaves
September (Those Who Come Before)
Total Failure Apparatus
The Red Flower
Wolf Moon

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Bay Area death experts Necrot grace us with the disturbing murk of “Stench of Decay” today. The band will release Mortal via beloved punk/metal label Tank Crimes August 28th. This ought to prove to anyone with ears that Necrot are pretty much the best new-ish death metal act around.

“When we first started, our goal was to play death metal and put out some tapes,” says Luca Indrio. “We always wanted to write an album that twenty years from now would be remembered as a true classic of the genre. With Blood Offerings, we may have done that but with Mortal we have definitely done that. Time will prove us right.”

Bold words but I believe them. Blood Offerings was sick as hell and if this is half as good it will still be better than a lot of crap people like too much. Recorded by Grammy award winning engineer Greg Wilkinson (High On Fire, Autopsy) and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation, Mastodon), the follow up to Blood Offerings can be pre-ordered HERE.

The killer production, riffs and menace of “Stench Of Decay” are very good signs.

Notes Indrio, “‘Stench Of Decay’ is the smell of our world falling under the greed and senseless pride of men. It is the stench you smell in the morning when you realize that outside your door is nothing but ugly humans ready to deceive, steal, or even kill for a little more power or money. ‘Stench Of Decay’ is what we have been breathing since day one and we will continue breathing it until everything and everyone we know and love inevitably disappears.”

Where is the lie?

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West Coast grim sludge vets -(16)- have an excellently titled new album Dream Squasher out this year. What a perfect name for trying to get ahead in this shitty world. Ten songs via Relapse out June 5th worldwide. Pre Order my fave vinyl variant HERE.

“A conscious effort was made to inject positivity into the lyrical themes,” guitarist and lead vocalist Bobby Ferry explains. “The best we could come up with is loving your dog so much, you’d end up killing yourself if the dog dies.”

This is easily gonna be one of the best of the year, no contest.

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Chicago’s LIKE RATS are streaming their caustic latest rager HERE. Death Monolith is out April 10th via Hibernation Release. The title seems pretty timely with a raging pandemic, Bernie dropping out while Biden dodges commenting on rape allegations but has time to talk about how he loves Fig fucking Newtons and the Trump shitshow continues apace. Oof. Brutal times and not in a good “brootal” way.

Anyway, “Ashen Rain” is pretty fantastic and helping keep me from licking the absolute bottom floorboard of depression right now, so there’s that. Great material and glad this band is releasing new and meaningful art.

LIKE RATS comments, Death Monolith is an attempt to combine the lowly, violent aspects of our primitive nature with the horror and awe that we feel when confronted not just with death, but with our place in the cosmos.”

Death Monolith explores themes of obsession, love, loss, depression, and sociological commentary on the human condition. Vocalist Dan Polak comments on the lyrical themes in the album, “Underneath, or rather looming above in the heavens, is the connective theme of our awareness of the fragility of this existence and that we are very small on a cosmic scale.”

Track listing:
1. World Devourer
2. Ashen Rain
3. Foul Wind
4. Death Monolith
5. The Omega Equation
6. Crimson Cosmos
7. Contagion
8. Land of Gloom

Recorded and engineered by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording in February/March 2019
Album artwork by John Regan / Hand of Doom.

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Today we are reporting still (thankfully) alive from quarantine on a very unfunny April Fool’s. Happy belated TDoV to our trans readers and hope everyone is ok out there and holding it together through this Hell. I am glad the Empire State Building has been flashing red and looks like Gozer is coming, because we dumb ass Americans need to check our cocky privilege and realize this shit is no joke. Get the fuck inside.

I just finished reading Catalyst, an excellent novel that details events leading up to one of my top favorite Star Wars films – Rogue One. The book gives you a lot more background on Jyn’s parents and the machinations that led up to their manipulation at the hands of Krennick as well as plenty of colorful connect the dots moments in the subterfuge that surrounded the construction process of the Death Star. Very good read for you fellow nerds out there who haven’t ever read that one.

Let’s get to to the metal. Today we have some new Forgotten Tomb! I love this band. They have done a wide variety of edgy material over the years from the bleak and suicidal sounds of my favorite Springtime Depression to the bold and big We Owe You Nothing where the band really did whatever they wanted regardless of “cult” status rules (check out “Longing For Decay” on that one, a beast). The new track stream from pending “Nihilistic Estrangement” is a promising direction that almost sounds like post metal and black metal married to a huge sense of space. It feels like black metal Mogwai at some points, which is super fucking rad. Good on them. Pre order the Italian band’s latest HERE via Agonia. The cover art has more trad nature BM vibes than they have rocked on their art pretty much ever as well. They always keep it interesting.

The album’s cover artwork is a painting, specifically drawn for this release by acclaimed artist Paolo Girardi (Essence Of Datum, Drug Honkey, Manilla Road) .

In a comment that encompasses everything from working on the album, to musical expectations and lyrical themes, the band had this to say: “Nihilistic Estrangement is our tenth album and it opens a new chapter of the band and possibly a new trilogy, therefore it sounds different from our previous release, which closed the past trilogy. The whole idea and concept behind the album was to make something detached from all the current trends in terms of style and production so that it would feel timeless and not chained to a particular frame in time. I chose specific vintage microphones from the 60s/70s for the studio sessions and mostly played on early 80s instruments, as well as using both analog tapes and mixing desk. It was pretty much recorded like an old album from 40 years ago or such. I pretty much wanted to make something that was removed from the current state of music and the standardized productions that get churned out daily. Musically speaking there are references to all of the band’s eras but it sounds very refreshing and extremely personal; it’s 100% Forgotten Tomb. The lyrics deal with several different themes but the main focus is about reaching a mental estrangement from the modern world; it’s about refusing to partake in the current state of things and finding solace in a inner world of my own where no one can enter. I’d say the lyrics and concepts on this album are extremely misanthropic, even if it’s a term that got thrown around so much over the years that it kinda lost its real meaning”.

Exciting shit!!! I am so on board!!

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Islander are a band close to my heart and it was cool to learn today they’ve covered R.E.M., another of my favorite bands. They are one of the great live bands in the game right now and their cover of R.E.M.’s “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” is their first bit of music released since signing to Better Noise Music. The band took a break from writing their upcoming album to cover this timely track, in recognition of the worldwide pandemic and the toll it has taken on the Carvajal family. The band’s brothers, Mikey and Chris Carvajal, wanted to use the track to raise funds for a cause close to their (and their Aunt’s) hearts.

It’s interesting because I saw R.E.M. on the Monster tour and it was amazing how they made a big venue feel so intimate and personal. Interestingly enough, I saw Islander a few times and they have somehow made every show seem often more energetic and huge than headliners they are out with. Very different style of music in general, but both had or have the power to make any moment feel loaded with import.

The world is being hit hard by COVID-19. Our hearts especially go out to the NYC community and everyone struggling right now. Our Aunt/Tia Lolin is one of the many that have passed away because of this terrible virus. So this effort to raise funds is dedicated to her huge heart and love for her neighbors. She was always thinking of others before herself. In honor of Tia Lolin, a portion of proceeds from this track will go to the NYC Low-Income Artist + Freelancer Relief Fund to support the artists and freelancers that are struggling in her hometown of NYC. We love you, fellow artists. We love you, Tia Lolin. – Islander

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Taraka Larson, Sean-Paul Pillsworth, Morgan Y. Evans

WALKING BOMBS has released a new track in association with Nefarious Industries. The Guns N’ Roses influenced punk song features guests Taraka Larson (ex-Prince Rama) and Sean-Paul Pillsworth (Nightmares For A Week).

Hear WALKING BOMBS’ “Brash Bandages” early via New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

Nefarious Industries will release “Brash Bandages” on all digital platforms this Friday, Marcy 27th. Find preorders HERE.A new album will follow later this year.

“The song was a meditation on if it was possible to write a tune inspired by GnR but about how to survive in life and make healthier choices for yourself emotionally, spiritually and physically,” Evans says. “We jokingly were calling it “Appetite For Kombucha”. It still rocks though and was super fun to crank out before I get full bore working on my next album.” – Morgan Y. Evans

The single follows WALKING BOMBS’ productive 2019 which saw the release of two albums through Nefarious Industries, leading with the Suicide By Citizenship collaborative album with Gridfailure, which featured guests from Tad, Kylesa, All Out War, Built To Spill, Surmiser, Globelamp, Full Scale Riot, Megalophobe, and more. Just a few months later, the outfit released the Sphinges, Sibling Selves And Queens album which featured guests from Cycle Sluts From Hell, The Beautiful Bastards, Globelamp, Gridfailure, Stormland, and others.

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In The Company of Serpents stream “The Fool’s Journey”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11:14 AM (PST)

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Denver doom metallers are currently streaming their newest track “The Fool’s Journey.”

“The Fool’s Journey” comes off the band’s upcoming album Lux due out May 15.

Marking In The Company of Serpents’ first release as a trio with founder Grant Netzorg on guitars and vocals, Ben Pitts (Nightwraith, False Cathedrals) on bass and lap steel guitar, and JP Damron (Vermin Womb, Bleakheart, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire) on drums, the record was produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Primitive Man) at Flatline Audio with additional engineering by Charlie Abend. Lux includes guest appearances by Colorado Chamber Players violist Paul Primus, Primitive Man guitarist/vocalist Ethan Lee McCarthy, and Khemmis guitarist/vocalist Ben Hutcherson.

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Funeral Leech streaming new track “Statues” now

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:41 PM (PST)

New York City death/doom metallers Funeral Leech are preparing to release their debut full-length album Death Meditation on April 17 via Carbonized Records.

Death Meditation spews forty-five soul-crushing minutes of death/doom darkness mired in contemplation of our mortal fragility. Recorded and mixed at Chapel Black Studios in Brooklyn, New York by Travis Bacon (White Widows Pact, Black Anvil, Hogwasche) and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Tomb Mold), through the putrid resonance of Death Meditation, Funeral Leech believes that death is a new beginning!

Check out the first track released off the album, “Statues” over at Carbonized Records Bandcamp.

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Black Crown Initiate release new single “Invitation”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:27 PM (PST)

Pennsylvania metallers Black Crown Initiate have released their latest single “Invitation.”

“Invitation” comes off the band’s upcoming album Portraits of the Doomed Escape due out August 7 via Century Media Records. The album was recorded at Think Loud Studios by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, who have also recorded bands like Rivers Of Nihil, August Burns Red, Lorna Shore, and many more.

“We tore our hearts apart making this record, and we can’t wait for you all to hear it. It’s the best thing any of us has ever made. More to come,” states the band.

Stream “Invitation” here or wherever you stream music.

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Check out Errant from Immortal Bird’s Rae Amitay

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:02 AM (PST)

 

Immortal Bird took our album of the year spot for 2019 and now singer Rae Amitay is already back with more music via a fresh new excellent solo endeavor called Errant. A CD limited to 100 copies is available for pre-order via Manatee Rampage Records and on Bandcamp HERE. Since I have already gotten my new Ozzy and sepultura (which were both pretty rad), I have to say that I am most looking forward to this EP and the rumored new Blues Pills in 2020 thus far in the days yet to come.

Errant is a solo project by multi-instrumentalist Rae Amitay (Immortal Bird, Thrawsunblat) conceived in 2019, meant as a vehicle for realizing ideas that exist in a separate space from Immortal Bird.

I enjoyed hearing Amitay’s clean vocals over the sort of brooding alternative rocky gloom-gaze of the verses of first available tune “A Vacillant Breath” before a punchy and driving series of riffs serve as the support for her more familiar patented harsh screams, which sound here like she has defeated Tomas Lindberg in single combat or at least Connect 4. I don’t know what I am writing. Anyhow, the point is this shit is super cool and very vibey and you should support it. Looking forward to hearing the promised Failure cover as well.

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Head to Metal Injection RIGHT HERE for a monster song premiere from death doomers Temple Of Void‘s new album The World That Was (Pre order here). This song had me raging and venting some major frustration at the shit show of the modern world today. “Casket Of Shame” is a fucking total beast fucker, just relentless and featuring monumental and emotional performances from the Detroit based band. Wow, this shit really almost sent me through my window out into my front yard headbanging. If you haven’t heard them they are shockingly next level good.

The song has a little bit of style variance for several sub-genre fans. It’s just amazing. Some true death and ominous, earth shattering doom with atmospheric emotional elements and a little slightly tuney guitar dueling here that sounds unhinged and great. Also some sick scrapes that would give Crowbar fans chills. This shit just fully rules in no uncertain terms!

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