The devastating new COFFINWORM album “IV.I.VIII” (CD version) is now available to order exclusively from our website prior to its March 18th official release date. An album in which blows away anything the band have done in the past, the blasphemous outburst that is “IV.I.VIII” portrays itself as a world destroying sonic monolith of immeasurable proportions. Behold the dawn of imminent defeat.
Chicago’s depraved and morally impaired doom noise band LORD MANTIS have finally completed work on their third full-length album “Death Mask”.
Taking it way beyond and further into depths of unfathomable darkness, brutality, perversion, and violence, “Death Mask” follows up the band’s “Pervertor” predecessor album and essentially ups the ante on pretty much everything the band have been known to spew forth.
Easily presenting itself as LORD MANTIS’ most advanced, musically accomplished and challenging album to date, “Death Mask” is a disturbing glimpse into a world of psychosis, anxiety, horror, and mental instability. Where sonically, more of a focus…
The debut album from New York based experimental metal duo PSALM ZERO (aka Charlie Looker and Andrew Hock), “The Drain”, is now available to order (CD version) and ship exclusively prior to its March 4 release date. PSALM ZERO were recently named by Time Out NY as one of the top new promising New York bands to emerge, and their debut album will serve its purpose as one of the most unique and singular albums to be released this year. They also are going on tour very soon (dates HERE). Very deep stuff.
Grand Lodge of Internal Masonry, U. and A.
Wold – Postsocial
Postsocial consists of five works, each denoting a point of the inverted star. The opening pieces, “Throwing Star” and “Inner Space Infirmary”, respectively deal with exterior and interior violence. “Five Points” and “Spiral Star Inversion” are themed around an exploration of the five-pointed star metaphor, culminating in ritualistic conjuration and copulation of the hag. “Sapphire Sect of Tubal Cain” provides further reflection. There are many other aspects to Postsocial, from within, which, Wold does not wish to disclose.
Fortress Crookedjaw, Worshipful Master Eternal, Grand Lodge of Internal Masonry
Australian metaphysical occult death metal band IMPETUOUS RITUAL have completed work on their new destroyer of worlds album “Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence”.
Manifesting what will be one of the darkest, swarming and suffocating death metal albums of the year, the follow-up to “Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence” takes the brutal and atmospheric sound paradigm IMPETUOUS RITUAL have forged and morphs it into a more advanced level of unrelenting sonic terror. An overbearing listening experience in the realm of death metal horror, “Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence” is a ceremonial-like offering where death metal surrealism and apocalyptic violence merges…
ASH BORER have announced a U.S. summer tour with HELL (the US Hell not the UK Hell who are a NWOBHM fun metal band, just so there is no confusion because for some reason there has been), which includes both bands appearances at this year’s Gilead Music Fest. Seriously two of the most devastating live metal bands in the underground today, the tour dates are as follows (ALRAUNE will be playing with the aforementioned on the Birmingham and Nashville dates).
Updated tour dates/itinerary as follows:
06/25 – Seattle, WA @ Highline
06/26 – Portland, OR @ Rotture
Apocalyptic doom/hardcore band MORNE have announced a European tour this April which also includes an appearance at this year’s Rodaburn Festival (Afterburner). The dates are as follows:
04/11 – Mulheim, DE @ AZ Mulheim
04/12 – Weil Der Stadt ,DE @ JH Kloster
04/13 – Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival
04/14 – Antwerp, BE @ Kavka
04/15 – Hamburg DE @ Hafenklang
04/16 – Copenhagen, DK @ Stengade
04/17 - Rostock, DE @ JAZ
04/18 – Leipzig, DE @ Xtern Hardcore Festival
04/19 – Berlin, DE @ Tiefgrund
04/20 - Vienna, AU @ Arena
PSALM ZERO have announced a U.S. co-headlining tour with Relapse Records recording artists Pyrrhon which will hit to and from SXSW. The dates are as follows and will culminate in the PSALM ZERO record release show for their debut LP “The Drain” on 03/28 in Brooklyn, NY.
03/07 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
03/08 – Nashville, TN @ The Spring Water (w/Yautja)
03/09 – Little Rock, AK @ Vino’s
03/11 – SXSW
03/12 – SXSW
03/14 – Dallas, TX @ TBA
03/15 – Carbondale, IL @ Skihouse
03/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar (w/Obliteration)
03/17 – Madison,…
The awaited debut album (in its physical CD manifestation) from NY based death metal enigma ARTIFICIAL BRAIN is now available to order from our website and ready to ship, exclusively two weeks before its official release date. Indulge in this intergalactic work of sci-fi death metal terror. For the digitally inclined, we also have the album up available for pre-order via Bandcamp HERE where your download will be released on Feb 18th, the album’s official release date.
Indianapolis doom metal abomination COFFINWORM have completed work on their anticipated new album “IV.I.VIII”.
Four years after their “When All Became None” debut, COFFINWORM return with an album that levels its predecessor with a much darker and brutal offering, one with more substance and depth respectively. Musically, the five piece have taken things that much further with “IV.I.VIII” by incorporating a more twisted element to their songwriting, at times a bit more experimental and even progressive. Production wise, (once again handled by Sanford Parker) “IV.I.VIII” presents a much stronger and more potent sound picture likewise, Sanford Parker even…