It’s nice to see that the forefathers of death metal are keeping up so well with the legions of young bands they themselves have influenced. Between last year’s Surgical Steel from Carcass and Colored Sands from Gorguts, the old school guys have proved that they are still just as relevant today as they were 20 years ago, and we can yet another band to this list of revived monarchs: Obituary. The legendary death metal outfit is set to release their eighth studio album, entitled Inked In Blood, on Oct. 28 through Relapse Records, and for those clamoring to hear some new music from these death metal juggernauts, an album trailer has been released for your listening pleasure, containing samples of three tracks off of the upcoming opus. Listen after the jump.
Category: Upcoming releases
Steve Brooks has had quite a year. It’s only been a few months since a reunited Floor released a very solid comeback album of poppy sludge, along with the expected touring and press cycles that come with it. Lest his other projects begin to feel neglected though, it appears Torche is back in full swing as well. The band had already announced a smattering of Australian tour dates for October, but via the band’s Facebook page yesterday they also announced a string of US dates for late September. Check out the dates for both tours after the jump.
Rosetta are one of our favorite post-metal ensembles. In spite of the fact that they are a well established act, they managed to blow our minds with their last release, The Anaesthete. Blending the emotional approach of post-metal with an unyielding dedication to being heavy, Rosetta have a sound that is both melancholy and pissed off. Today, they released a teaser video for their upcoming EP, including a sneak peak at the artwork. Check it out after the jump!
We already gave you a taste of post-rock tour-de-force This Will Destroy You‘s new album Another Language with its first single ‘Dustism.’ While that track was marked by its steady and patient build-up, the band shows almost zero patience in new track ‘Invitation.’ The drums are locked and loaded from the get-go, and they relentlessly fire in propulsive bursts throughout. This is very much the TWDY that we’ve all come to love, and it’s pretty much guaranteed to prepare you for whatever battles may come your way today. Check it out after the jump.
When they’re not writing their typically super pissed-off amalgam of hardcore and grind, Full of Hell can be found dabbling in harsh noise. Given their forrays into that strange world of off-putting ambiance and a strong knack for making a racket, it comes as no surprise that they would eventually cross paths with Merzbow, an oft-collaborative and elusive artist that deals almost exclusively in noise compositions.
The time draws near. At War With Reality, the first At The Gates album in nearly twenty years, is soon upon us. As you may know by now, the album was recently finished and has a release date of October 27th this year, but what you DIDN’T know is the album artwork (pictured above) and the following details about the album, courtesy of vocalist Tomas Lindberg, guitarist and lead songwriter Anders Björler, and cover artist Costin Chioreanu.
Lost in the shitstorm that followed my most recent interview with Between the Buried and Me’s Paul Waggoner earlier this summer, the band’s co-founder and lead guitarist gave us a preview of what to expect from the band’s upcoming DVD of Parallax II: Future Sequence. “We wanted to do something different where it was more stripped down, just us in a room jamming,” Paul told me back in June. “That was sort of what we were going for. So it was just us playing the new record straight through.” Now in a newly released trailer for the release vocalist and keyboardist Tommy Rogers also focuses on the intimacy of this DVD. Check out more details after the jump!
Four long and empty years have passed since Italian metallers Amia Venera Landscape dropped their epic and expansive debut album The Long Procession. Back then, the band were touted as a blend of post-metal and hardcore, comparable to acts such as The Ocean and Devil Sold His Soul. Simultaneously crushing and soulful, this is a band worth keeping an eye on when they’re not being so incredibly elusive.
Fortunately, the band surprised fans today with an in-studio performance of a brand new track — appropriately titled ‘Weight Bearer’ — from their upcoming new album. The video is fully produced and the song doesn’t sound noticeably “live”, so it’s not too early to say that if this is what the band have been coming up with over the years, it’ll be worth the wait.
So the plot thickens. Last week, we reported on a post from As Blood Runs Black drummer Lech’s Instagram stating that they’re breaking up. A few days ago, the band addressed the rumors on Facebook, saying that they’d be issuing a statement shortly. Well, they just released a new song without any statement — maybe their statement is that they’re not breaking up? Who knows. They didn’t confirm or deny anything. But you can listen to the new song after the jump.