10/10 tour, would attend.
10/10 tour, would attend.
Torrential Downpour seem to have a handle on creating music that is absolutely off-the-wall insane. Take the propensity for near epileptic fits of mathcore and off-kilter groove and combine with the sound of someone manically jabbing a screwdriver into a synthesizer casing and you’re getting close to the madness that this band conjure with The Phaneron.
The signing of this English post-hardcore, but not in the way you think (think post-metal meets hardcore/metalcore), act with Basick Records makes so much sense. Basick are essentially propping up the backbone of the UK progressive-minded underground these days and Devil Sold His Soul have been plowing on with their own take on the genre for nearly ten years now, never quite receiving the huge recognition they deserve. So, this relationship sounds like it might be beneficial for both parties.
I have no idea how many tracks can be found on the new Disfiguring the Goddess album Deprive, but I’d wager to bet we’ve heard most of them by now. Just a week shy of release, another new track from Deprive has been made available. At under two minutes in length, ‘Swarm King’ is a quick jab of some of the catchiest slam around, while maintaining almost ridiculous levels of brutality.
I’m only just now hearing about Revocation guitarist Dan Gargiulo’s side-project Artificial Brain thanks to my home away from home, Metalsucks, who are streaming a track from the group’s upcoming debut album Labyrinth Constellation. Among the text hyping the track includes mention of Gorguts, Ulcerate, Wormed, as well as namedropping producer Colin Marston. There’s no way this isn’t going to be good.
1. Force of the Floating Tomb
2. Darkness Flows Towards Unseen Horizons
3. Obscure Verses for the Multiverse
4. Spiritual Plasma Evocation
5. Master of the Cosmological Black
6. Joined By Black Matter Repelled By Dark Energy
7. Arrival of Eons After
8. Inversion of Ethereal White Stars
9. Infinite Interstellar Genocide
Columbian/American black metal duo Inquisition have returned with a brand new album and a new label, releasing this album with famed French label Season of Mist. It’s been close to three years since they released their last album, the critically acclaimed album Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm, which solidified their spot as one of black metal’s best bands today. The new album, Obscure Verses for the Multiverse, expands on that formula. Among many listeners’ most anticipated albums, it is good to know that, while they have retained the formula that put them on the map, they’ve expanded on it enough to keep it fresh and entertaining, with songwriting deep enough for many return listens.
As if the confirmation we received via the official press release for the new record Shelter wasn’t enough, we now have audio to document the loss of all black metal from post-black progenitors Alcest. Shelter’s leading single ‘Opale‘ is nostalgically upbeat and filled with shoegaze, new wave, and dream pop aesthetic. A tragic loss indeed, but fans of Alcest’s later work should have no problems warming up to the new material.
We’ve already covered The Chariot‘s farewell tour in pictures once before, but considering the circumstances, we figured we would highlight more than one stop. Chris Collins attended his local show in Dallas and snapped a huge set of photos of The Chariot and direct supporting act Glass Cloud. Check out the photos after the jump.
I’ve shared my distinct hatred of Mondays with you before, so thank fuck for bands like Irish noise-machine Murdock who have no qualms releasing manic, pedal-to-the -floor insanity, even at the beginning of the week. Today, the band announced their signing with up-and-coming independent label Destroy Everything and released a new video and track in the form of ‘The Signal In The Noise‘.
The other week we took a look at a studio session from And So I watch You From Afar and I lamented that there wasn’t a similar thing going on for more extreme acts. Lo and behold, seemingly determined to prove me wrong, crusty Entombed-core upstarts Baptists go and post a live studio session from their recent visit to the KEXP studio in Seattle, containing footage of them tearing through six tracks from their recently released Southern Lord debut Bushcraft. Check it out: