After endless teasers in the form of new singles from their upcoming album, Slipknot have finally deigned to release their full album, .5: The Gray Chapter, for complete streaming. However, there’s no playlist over at the Roadrunner Record Soundcloud, for some reason, but the good folks over at Lambgoat (seriously, we love these guys) have compiled the whole thing into one post. Check it out after the jump and some thoughts. See you there.
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Multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö and crew are proud to release details about the first Nightingale album in seven years. Hard to believe it’s been nearly a decade since White Darkness, but it seems that 2014’s Retribution will soon be available for us to listen to in all of its prog stylings.
Progressive and technical death metal act Beyond Creation were lauded by many as being one of the best acts in the genre, even when they were only one album deep into their discography. 2011’s The Aura put the band on the map with one of the best debut albums in recent memory, earning them a spot on Season of Mist’s roster and a much sought-after and quickly sold-out vinyl release from Blood Music. Finally, the act are on the cusp of proving they aren’t victims of the sophomore slump with Earthborn Evolution, which is streaming now via Lambgoat.
Primus have been gearing up for the release of their tribute album to the classic film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory for months now. Back in July, the group announced their classic lineup reunion and unveiled plans to release Primus & the Chocolate Factory, a re-imagining of the film’s soundtrack in a true Primus off-puttingly psychedelic fashion. Finally due for release next week, the album can now be heard in its entirety via New York Times. It’s a trip, man.
Baptists are one of the coolest new hardcore bands to come out in recent memory. They just make extremely fun music, and for a guy that gets criticized by some writers here for not being able to enjoy fun music, I dig it a lot. Today marks the release of their album Bloodmines, and it’s now available for purchase / streaming in full at their Bandcamp! Check the link after the jump!
I’ve had the Revocation album for a little under a month now, and it’s been on constant rotation since I got it. I can safely say that it’s definitely the band’s work, and combines a little bit of everything that made their last 4 releases fantastic and put it into a pot to make what will surely become on of the best albums of 2014. Unfortunately, many of my friends have been left in the dust, unable to hear more than just the singles the band released over the past few weeks. Well, fret not! Now you can stream the new record in full! Check it out after the jump!
The Acacia Strain have been teasing us with new tracks from their upcoming album for a while now. However, the whole thing is now available for your listening pleasure. As someone who has not been too loyal of a fan of these guys or their style, I urge you not to write this off as another one of their releases. There are really interesting approaches replete throughout, alongside some hard to resist groove. Get yourself over the jump and give it a listen.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is one you don’t want to sleep on. The insanely talented Inter Arma are streaming their album in full, prior to its Octobr 14th release. We’ll have our own, full review later, written by yours truly, but for now you can get your own taste of this fundamentally amazing release for yourself. Head on over the jump for the link and prepare for riffs and doom aplenty.
Very few “supergroups” are equal to the sum of their parts. The anticipation and hype surrounding the individual members coming together more often than not leads to disappointment when, unsurprisingly, not everyone is thrilled with the results. Then there is Old Man Gloom – for many, the only one of these groups who are consistent in producing earth shattering music that somehow takes everything and nothing from each members discography. This year sees the band release The Ape Of God and you can check ‘Predators’, one of the new tracks, after the jump!
There are so many bands plying their trade from coast to coast across every continent on this blue planet that it is common place for a hidden gem to slip by completely unnoticed. Thankfully, thanks to an article by our pals at Metal Injection, the guys in Aminals are getting some much deserved attention. Injection are guilty of bringing to my attention many of the bands I call my favorites. I still remember the first time I heard The Black Dahlia Murder, The Red Chord, Converge etc, all thanks to those lovely gentlemen. I will now also remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the eclectic hardcore of Aminals, which you can get right after the jump!