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DEADBIRD To Release First Album In Ten Years, III: The Forest Within The Tree, In October Via 20 Buck Spin; Track Streaming – Arkansas-based doom harbingers DEADBIRD return in 2018 with their first new album in over a decade, announcing III: The Forest Within The Tree for October release through 20 Buck Spin. The news strikes with an early debut of the track “Luciferous Heart.” The eight tracks comprising III: The Forest Within The Tree are their best to date and signal the awakening of new day for the band. The album is a must-hear release for fans of Rwake, Samothrace, Neurosis, Alice In Chains, Kylesa, Pallbearer, Spirit Adrift, His Hero Is Gone, and El Dopa. [MORE]
TELOCH VOVIN / GRAVE GNOSIS: Transmissions Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Split 12″ Out NOW – Decibel Magazine is now streaming Transmissions, the new split 12″ release between New York’s TELOCH VOVIN and Florida’s GRAVE GNOSISTELOCH VOVIN issues, “‘Treatise On The Left Emanation’ is a sonic Hymn to the Sacred Khaos, a ritual in musical form invoking the adversarial forced of the Void before creation and an expression of our interaction with the primal energies as they have manifested within and around us.” GRAVE GNOSIS offers, “‘Ravenmocker’ is a hymn of praise unto the dark spirits of Native American lore. Those who have traversed paths unknown and come to reside in the world between worlds. Through this sonic offering we call to them to guide us as we take our first steps toward the throne of Death.” [MORE]
HORSEWHIP: Florida Outfit With Members Of Reversal Of Man, Combatwoundedveteran, And More To Release Self-Titled LP Via Financial Ruin; “Spill” Playing At No Echo + Preorders Posted – Florida-based HORSEWHIP – with members hailing from Y2K-era area acts including Reversal Of Man, Early Grace, Combatwoundedveteran, Order of Importance, Sutek Conspiracy, and more – presents their eponymous debut 12″ through Financial Ruin. As the label discloses the record’s info and preorders, the track “Spill” has been issued through a premiere at No Echo. [MORE]
THE OMINOUS CIRCLE: Poison Fumes Over North America MMXVIII Tour With Scorched Underway – The mysterious Portuguese blackened death metal sect THE OMINOUS CIRCLE will embark on their maiden raid of America, with a run of Eastern US tour dates now underway. The tour sees them joined by 20 Buck Spin labelmates Scorched and includes their performance at Migration Fest this weekend. [MORE]
CAVE BASTARD Premieres “Purity Through Oblivion” Video Via Cvlt Nation; West Coast Summer Tour Underway – San Diego’s extreme metal/grind quintet CAVE BASTARD is currently on tour in support of their pulverizing The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth LP, out now through Accident Prone Records. An official video for the LP’s “Purity Through Oblivion” — directed by Neil C. Barrett of Novel Concept TV (Today Is The Day, Primitive Man), accenting the end-time tones and approaches in the band’s brutalizing style of apocalyptic/dystopian metal — is now playing at Cvlt Nation. [MORE]
THE OXFORD COMA Joins Nefarious Industries Roster; Fall Western US Tour In The Works + New LP Due In 2019 – Nefarious Industries welcomes Arizona-based THE OXFORD COMA to their roster. The band’s diehard DIY approach and overall weirdness caught the label’s attention and a new album is now planned for 2019. Watch for more on this development as the band sets up to record the new LP next year. In the meantime, THE OXFORD COMA is currently booking a Western US tour for September and October in support of their Steve Albini-produced second LP, Everything Out Of Tune. Watch for the routing to be announced shortly. [MORE]
UNEARTHLY TRANCE: Revolver Premieres “Mechanism Error” From Forthcoming Split LP With PRIMITIVE MAN; Record To See Release August 17th Via Relapse – One year after each releasing two of 2017’s heaviest albums, New York City’s UNEARTHLY TRANCE andDenver’sPRIMITIVE MAN unite for an exercise in complete and total suffering, coming this August via Relapse Records. Across seven apocalyptic tracks, both bands tap into some of the most uncomfortable, vile realms of blackened doom and dissonant, harsh noise put to tape in the new millennium. [MORE]
SPIRIT ADRIFT: North American Headlining Tour Including Psycho Las Vegas Underway –Following their spring tour which included a performance at the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest and several dates with Pallbearer, Arizona’s SPIRIT ADRIFT is back out on the road this week on a new headlining North American tour across the country to play at this year’s Migration Festival and Psycho Las Vegas. [MORE]
IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Practitioners Confirm Short Run Of Live Dates Surrounding Scorched Tundra Fest Performance – Denver doom practitioners IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will return to the stage late this summer on a short run of live dates surrounding their performance at this year’s edition of Scorched Tundra Fest in Chicago, Illinois. Set to commence on August 30th, the mini journey includes shows in Omaha, Minneapolis, and Des Moines. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE]
THE MON: Ufomammut Vocalist/Bassist/Synth Player Shares A Memorable Sonic Exploration With “Her” Video; New Musical Solo Project Nears Autumn Release – THE MON, the new solo project by Urlo – best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and synth player in heavy trio Ufomammut – has shared a video from the upcoming debut full-length expected this autumn. The video for “Her” was created by Lu of Malleus Rock Art Lab. [MORE]
ÅRABROT: Norwegian Noise Rock Unit To Release Who Do You Love Full-Length Via Pelagic Records September 7th; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available – ÅRABROT is set to return this fall with their most astounding piece of true Norwegian art rock to date with Who Do You Love, set for release via their new label home Pelagic Records. The Norwegian Grammy award winning band carry all the hallmarks of a sonic spectrum that has always been a wide and wild field of purposeful mismatches, a world of friction between the noisy, the disharmony, and the tension, with rivalling moments of harmonic relief. [MORE]
GULCH: Creator-Destructor Streams Burning Desire To Draw Last Breath Debut 7″ Due In August; Preorders Posted – Creator-Destructor Records presents Burning Desire To Draw Last Breath, the crushing new debut 7″ EP from San Jose-based brutal hardcore outfit GULCH. The EP is now streaming, and the record is available for preorder as the band plays regionally advancing its release. Spastic, crusty, gnarled, ridden with haunting noise, blasts and d-beats, and vocal gore, fans of metallic hardcore, death metal, and gore-strewn thrash will consume Burning Desire To Draw Last Breath. [MORE]
AXIS OF DESPAIR: Cvlt Nation Streams Contempt For Man Album; Debut LP From Band Formed By Members Of Nasum, Coldworker, And More Out Now Through Southern Lord Contempt For Man, the debut LP from Swedish grindcore outfit AXIS OF DESPAIR – formed by current and former members of Nasum, Coldworker, Infanticide, Volturyon, Livet Som Insats, Nervgift, Overtorture, and more – is out now through Southern Lord Recordings, and Cvlt Nation is streaming the album in its pulverizing entirety. [MORE]
DEATHGRAVE: Deathgrind/Punk Unit Confirms East Coast Live Takeover With Skullshitter;So Real, It’s Now LP Repress Available Via Tankcrimes – San Jose deathgrind/punk unitDEATHGRAVE will bring their sonic repugnance to East Coast stages next month on a nine-date live takeover with New York grindcore cult Skullshitter. The journey begins August 3rd in Montclair, New Jersey and includes performances with Noisem, Secret Cutter, Belus and more. [MORE]
THE PRIMALS: Los Angeles Trio Featuring Current/Former Members Of Darkest Hour, The Explosion, Dead To Fall, And More To Release Debut LP Via Southern Lord; “Fortune & Sons” Now Streaming – Southern Lord is excited to bring forth the debut album by Los Angeles-based rock trio, THE PRIMALS, comprised of vocalist/guitarist John Henry (vocalist for Darkest Hour), bassist Chad Fjerstad (formerly of Dead To Fall), and drummer Andrew Black (formerly of The Explosion). The band’s first full-length, All Love Is True Love, will see release September 7th, the label issuing the first single, “Fortune & Sons.” [MORE]
FAROOQ: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Stone Cold Steve Hawking” Featuring Sworn Vengeance Vocalist; Heat Preorders Posted + West Coast Tour Nears – Decibel Magazine is now streaming the new single from Fresno, California-based metallic hardcore outfit, FAROOQ, as their Heat album nears release through Glacier Recordings. The new track, “Stone Cold Steve Hawking,” features a guest appearance by Sworn Vengeance vocalist Ryan Encinas. [MORE]
MORNE: To The Night Unknown Preorders Available; Record To See Release September 7th Via Armageddon Label – To The Night Unknown is the forthcoming full-length from Boston-based doom unit MORNE. Set for release September 7th via Armageddon Label as well as and the band’s own label MORNE Records, the eight-track follow-up to 2013’s critically-lauded Shadows long player was captured at New Alliance Audio Productions by Jon Taft (Since The Flood, On The Might Of Princes), mixed by Jon Taft and MORNE, mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Mournful Congregation, Abstracter, Integrity, Obituary), and includes the photography and design of Hillarie Jason. [MORE]
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU: Cvlt Nation Premieres Brand New Track “Escape Angle” From Dark Operative’s It Came From The Abyss (Volume 1) Compilation; Preorders Available –“‘Escape Angle’ was created as part of a score for an unreleased sci-fi film…” — THIS WILL DESTROY YOU It Came From The Abyss (Volume 1) kicks off a new compilation LP series curated by Dark Operative. The first installment features an A side that highlights bands that encapsulate the best that the underground metal and hardcore genres have to offer, while the B side showcases some of the label’s favorite instrumental, goth, indie, emo, and pop outfits of the past, present, and future. [MORE]
SECT Announces Co-Headlining European Tour With Gust – American/Canadian vegan straightedge outfit SECT – its members also hailing form the likes of Cursed, Left For Dead, Catharsis, Undying, Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Day Of Suffering, Racetraitor, and more – continues to support their second LP, No Cure For Death, announcing a fall European Tour. [MORE]
OMENFILTH: Hymns Of Diabolical Treachery Limited Edition Cassette From Philippines-Based Black Metal Collective Out NOW And And Streaming Via Eternal Death – “…like a walk down memory lane, if memory lane was painted with blood and corpses, with the fires of slaughter still burning in the distance…” — Overdrive Magazine San Pablo City-based black metal collectiveOMENFILTH is pleased to unveil a limited cassette edition of their Hymns Of Diabolical Treacheryfull-length today via Eternal Death Records!Self-produced and initially released on CD via Nero One Records, OMENFILTH‘s Hymns Of Diabolical Treachery showcases the band’s curious duality with Side A highlighting their classic, maniacal nastiness and Side B offering up one twenty-plus minute track of chilling ambience. [MORE]
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