To add on to an ever-increasing pile of anticipated albums is 2015, Ghost (also known as Ghost B.C., because copyrights) has announced more details about their new record. It seems that, to no one’s surprise, the gothic progressive rock band is following up their 2013 album Infestissumam with more of the trademark mix of Satanic and occult aesthetics combined with doom-y prog rock sound that many have grown to love. Check out more about the album after the jump.
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New Hampshire post-black metallers Vattnet Viskar have left little to the imagination when it comes to their upcoming release, Settler. Though the LP’s release is still nearly three weeks away (closer to a month, if you live in Europe!), the band have now released over half of the album’s tracks to keep fans sated. The fifth, “Glory,” made its debut yesterday morning and is accompanied by yet another kaleidoscopic visual journey crafted by multimedia artist and director, Josh Graham.
Australian blackened sludge metal act (and appropriately named) Hope Drone are one of our favorite up-and-coming and relatively unknown artists here at Heavy Blog. The group’s 2013 self titled and self-released record Hope Drone impressed us so much that we
begged asked the group to be a part of our inaugural compilation download, Heavy Comp Is Heavy: Volume One. Criminally unknown as they are, we weren’t the only ones to take notice; the group signed a deal with extreme metal mecca Relapse Records last year.
Now the results of this partnership are beginning to come to fruition as the band have announced their new opus Cloak of Ash, which will see release this summer. Accompanying this announcement is a stream of the nine-minute epic “Every End Is Fated In Its Beginning.” Read up on Cloak of Ash and get a glimpse of greatness to come after the jump.
Hey you! Do you want really nasty, noisy, grindy technical death metal? Because, wow, do we have something for you. Experimental techdeath extraordinaires Pyrrhon have put their new EP, Growth Without End, up to stream on bandcamp. And man, are these guys crazy. With a musical ethos that bridges the disparate ends of grindcore and technical death metal, fusing Napalm Death with Gorguts into quite possibly the world’s most eclectic, not to mention heaviest, sound, Pyrrhon are a dark cloud of insanity captured in sonic form.
While A Life Once Lost may no longer be a thing (I’m nearly over their breakup, nearly), guitarist Doug Sabolick is keeping the jams flowing with his new musical endeavor Ecstatic Vision. The thick, belching riffs and sandpaper rough vocals are no longer his forté however, as evidenced on “Astral Plane”. The newest track to be released from the upcoming Relapse release, Sonic Praise, is a twelve minute dive into psychedelic, bleary eyed shaman song. Sit back, clear your mind and get on over the metaphysical jump to enjoy this hearty dose of hallucinogenic harmony.
As should surprise no one, we here at Heavy Blog are very big fans of the Swedish harbingers of death known as Soilwork. Their previous studio album, the 2013 double-sided magnum opus The Living Infinite [review], received near-perfect marks from us, with good reason.
So we were more than delighted to see that the band have officially announced a new album! The sure-to-be masterpiece is called The Ride Majestic, and it’s due out later this year. Check out more info after the jump!
Despite the excitement over Refused‘s upcoming comeback record Freedom, there have been equally as many fans who are expressing doubt regarding the album. Some have questioned whether reuniting has defiled the band’s original principles, while others have pointed out the extremely daunting task of following up such a monstrous record as The Shape of Punk to Come. While Freedom‘s lead single “Elektra” (stream here) was an excellent slab of classic Refused aggression, the album’s latest released track “Françafrique” pales in comparison and is an all-around embarrassing track to be bearing the Refused name. Head past the jump to stream the blunder:
For those unfamiliar, UK’s Dragged into Sunlight embody the deepest misanthropic spite and chaos anyone could hope for out of the metal underground. We’ve been following the black metal act for years, and I’ve had the privilege of seeing the act perform at Maryland Deathfest 2012, where they performed most of their set facing away from the audience to candlelight and strobes before turning around for a vicious finale. They remain as one of the most intense live acts I’ve ever seen, and their music naturally reflects this nature.
Later that year after their MDF performance, the band released their sophomore record Widowmaker, which widened the band’s scope into dark cinematic territories. Since then, the band have been an active live act, but have been relatively quiet on the new-material front. At long last, it looks like we’ll be getting new recordings from Dragged into Sunlight in 2015, and it’ll be a collaborative record with Dutch drone/black metal act Gnaw Their Tongues.
I need to start this off by saying something personal. I feel so, so blessed that I am one of those whom work for Heavy Blog and have the ability to bring so much information, especially new music, to the readers of our site. And today, courtesy of three-man progressive death metal/deathcore band Slice The Cake, I have the pleasure of bringing you yet another new piece of music. This one is a doozy, too. Check it out.