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JESUS PIECE Issues “Punish” At Cvlt Nation; Only Self Debut LP Nears Release Through Southern Lord – Philadelphia’s JESUS PIECE premieres their new single “Punish” through Cvlt Nation, as the band’s Only Self debut LP nears release later this month via Southern Lord. Only Selfwas recorded in Chicago at Bricktop Recording Studio with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats, Dead In The Dirt) mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Xibalba), and completed with artwork by Dom Pabon. With crushing, modern production, the eleven new tracks on their Only Self debut LP place JESUS PIECE among the scene’s darkest and heaviest acts and delivers one of the most anxiously-awaited albums of the hardcore/metal underground this year withOnly Self, a record which proves itself as one of the year’s most vicious releases. [MORE]
INSECT ARK: Ethereal Noise Doom Duo To Kick Off North American Tour En Route to Basilica Soundscape; “Tarnish” Video Posted – New York/Portland instrumental duo, INSECT ARK, will bring their psalms to the live stage later this month on a North American tour en route to their performance at this year’s edition of Basilica Soundscape in Hudson, New York. The band will perform an all drone set August 11th in Salem, Oregon at Cemetary Soundscapes Fest before kicking of the first official leg of the tour with Belus August 15th in Olympia, Washington. The trek will run through August 19th in Los Angeles, California. The second leg of the trek begins August 29h in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will find the band paired with Pandiscordian Necrogenesis through September 6th in Brooklyn, New York. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE]
THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS: Alternative Press Premieres Previously Unreleased “Stay” Demo Track From Dark Operative’s It Came From The Abyss (Volume 1); Compilation To See Release This Friday -As It Came From The Abyss (Volume 1), the first ina new compilation LP series curated by Dark Operative, draws closer to release, today Alternative Press debuts THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS‘ “Stay” demo. The track was written while the band were composing their third full-length, 2008’s When The World Comes Down, but never saw the light of day until now.”Whenever we finish a record we’re always sitting on a pile of demos that never made it to the studio stage for whatever reason,” relays guitarist Mike Kennerty. “‘Stay’ is one of those songs that didn’t make the cut at the time [around 2008], but is a solid, sweet little tune in retrospect. We hope folks enjoy this time capsule!” [MORE]
A DYING PLANET: “Missing” Lyric Video Premiered At Progspace; Act Founded By Zero Hour And Abnormal Thought Patterns Members Nears Release – As A DYING PLANET — the new outfit spawned by twin brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton, known for their work in Zero Hour, Cynthesis, Abnormal Thought Patterns, and more over the past two decades – prepares to release their Facing The Incurable debut album this month, the band issues a lyric video for the track “Missing,” through a premiere at Progspace. [MORE]
HEADS.: Noise Rock/Post-Punk Trio To Kick Off US Summer Tour; Collider Full-Length Out NOW In North America Via Corpse Flower Records – German-Australian noise rock/post-punk unit HEADS. will bring their hymns to US stages later this month on a two-week live excursion with Maryland’s Multicult. The journey will commence August 19th and run through September 1st. See all confirmed dates below. HEADS. will be touring in support of their Collider full-length, released earlier this year. Available in North America via Corpse Flower Records, with ColliderHEADS.carries an atmosphere of restrained anger and maturity, capturing a somber narrative that continues to resonate and leave its listener pondering long after the record’s conclusion. Collider listens like a trudge through inhospitable badlands with each song starting as if it was always there, and you just walk into the music at hearing distance. [MORE]
TRAPPIST Debuts “Hymn To Ninkasi” Featuring Tony Foresta At No Echo; Ancient Brewing Tactics LP From Spazz, -16-, Despise You, And Crom Alumni Nears Release Via Relapse – Los Angeles craft beer squad TRAPPIST presents the new single from their Relapse Records-boundAncient Brewing Tactics debut LP. The new track,”Hymn To Ninkasi,” features guest vocals by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), and sees its premiere at No Echo with a brief interrogation of the band. [MORE]
TODAY IS THE DAY To Embark On US Tour Surrounding Psycho Las Vegas – TODAY IS THE DAY embarks on their latest tour this week with a run of US tour dates surrounding their performance at the massive Psycho Las Vegas gathering. The band is also preparing for the release of The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself documentary on frontman Steve Austin and is in the process of completing their next full-length album. [MORE]
KINGCROW Releases “Night’s Descending” Single Featuring Daniel Gildenlow From Pain Of Salvation; Sensory Records Issues Preorders For The Persistence LP – Italian prog rock/metal outfit KINGCROW has issued a new single from their impending new album, The Persistence, set for early September release through Sensory Records. The new track, “Night’s Descending,” features a guest vocal performance by Pain Of Salvation’s vocalist Daniel Gildenlow. This is a extra special pairing as KINGCROW will tour across Europe supporting Pain Of Salvation in conjunction with the release of The Persistence. [MORE]
TRANSIENT WITH BASTARD NOISE: Decibel Magazine Streams Entire Sources Of Human Satisfaction Album; LP Out Now Via Six Weeks Records + European Tour Begins – Decibel Magazine is now streaming the entire Sources Of Human Satisfaction LP by Portland, Oregon grind act TRANSIENT, which sees the band joined by infamous noise architect Eric Wood of BASTARD NOISE, as the album sees release through Six Weeks Records. TRANSIENT also embarks on their first European tour this week with German outfit Trigger, leading with a record release show tour kickoff in Seattle this Tuesday. [MORE]
MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE: Industrial Collaboration Featuring Neurosis’ Scott Kelly And Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker To Release I See What I Became This Fall Via Neurot Recordings; Trailer Posted, Preorders Available + US Shows With Godflesh Draw Near – MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE, the industrial collaboration between Neurosis’ Scott Kelly and Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker, will unleash their second chapter of sonic anxiety this fall via Neurot Recordings. Titled I See What I Became, the follow-up to the duo’s 2016’s critically-lauded, self-titled debut was produced by Seward Fairbury (Corrections House) and Negative Soldier, mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) with decibel manipulation by Dave French (Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Anunnaki), and comes swathed in the cover art of Thomas Hooper (Neurosis, Harvestman, Boris, Tombs, Doomriders). [MORE]
SUNFLO’ER: Experimental Hardcore Architects To Release No Hell Full-Length Via Noise Salvation Records; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available – Potsdam, New York-based experimental hardcore architects SUNFLO’ER (pronounced sun+flow+ur)will release theirsecond full-length this fall via Ottawa, Canada-based Noise Salvation Records, the label helmed in part by Fuck The Facts’ Topon Das. Titled No Hell, the ten-track production was composed between July 2016 and June 2017, recorded, mixed, and mastered at Topon Das’ Apartment 2 Studio, and engineered by Scott Burniston. SUNFLO’ER utilizes a multi-layered vocal delivery, over dynamic and hectic hardcore that takes its cues from the likes of Converge, La Dispute, Cursed, Circle Takes The Square, and Dangers. The CD release comes packaged in an art and lyric ‘zine, featuring collages and photos by the band, as well as written and artistic contributions from other members of the New York punk scene. [MORE]
THE MUNSENS: Denver Trio Releases Single From Impending LP As Band Prepares For Psycho Las Vegas Performance –Denver, Colorado-based THE MUNSENS will hit the road to perform at Psycho Las Vegas in the coming days. In conjunction with the festivities, the band has issued a single, “Dirge (For Those to Come),” which is pulled from their recently-completed new LP,Unhanded, which will see release this Fall. THE MUNSENS will play their hometown this Monday, August 13th with Sourvein and Toke as a precursor for their performance at Psycho Las Vegas next week. The band plays Friday, August 17th alongside the likes of Witchcraft, High On Fire, Boris, Church Of Misery, Integrity, Rocket From The Crypt, and many others. [MORE]
LA CHINGA: The Sludgelord Premieres “Wings Of Fire” Video; Beyond The Sky Release Day Looms – As Beyond The Sky – the forthcoming full-length from LA CHINGA – draws ever closer to release, The Sludgelord is pleased to unveil the band’s visual companion to “Wings Of Fire.” Notes director R. D. Cane, “LA CHINGA….When they asked me to shoot a video, I had to really think about how to pay all due respect to their guitar heavy forefathers and still visually knock the socks off of a whole new generation of young rockers. We knew we wanted to make it colorful and exciting but simple enough to not get in the way. ‘Wings Of Fire’ just rocks. LA CHINGA knows their thing and they do it so well. This was a blast to shoot and hanging out was very cool, I really can’t wait to do more…” [MORE]
TILE: Svbterranean Streams “Pleasure Chaser” By Pennsylvania Sludge/Noise Rock Trio;Come On Home, Stranger LP Sees Release As Tour Begins This Week – Svbterranean is streaming “Pleasure Chaser,” the new single to Allentown, Pennsylvania noise rock/sludge trioTILE‘s new LP, Come On Home, Stranger. The album will see release through Limited Appeal Records this Friday as the band embarks on their Eastern US tour in support of the record, leading with a hometown-area kickoff show this Friday,August 17th. [MORE]
HIGH COMMAND: US/Canada Tour Underway; Debut LP To See Release Via Southern Lord –Worcester, Massachusetts crossover outfit HIGH COMMAND is out on the Summer Annihilation MMXVIII Tour across the Eastern US and Canada this week, storming across the North American continent, the final show hitting Brooklyn on August 26th. The band is working on their debut LP which is set for release through Southern Lord upon its completion. [MORE]
ACCIDENT PRONE: “Spring Loaded To Self Destruct” Streaming At New Noise; Virginia Metallic Hardcore Outfit To Release Deep Wound Red EP This Month – As Virginia Beach metallic hardcore outfit ACCIDENT PRONE prepares to release their Deep Wound Red EP in less than two weeks, New Noise Magazine is now streaming the track “Spring Loaded To Self Destruct.”ACCIDENT PRONE‘s Deep Wound Red was produced by Lee Dyess (Against Me!, From First to Last, Evergreen Terrace), mastered by Brad Boatright (Oathbreaker, Code Orange, Full Of Hell), and completed with artwork by Rusty Painter. [MORE]
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