Everyone’s favorite band in the entire universe, namely OLD MAN GLOOM, have completed work on their new album “The Ape Of God”.
In what will present itself as some of the most engaging and triumphant work that the simian worshiping collective of Aaron Turner (Isis, Mamiffer, SUMAC), Nate Newton (Converge/Doomriders), Caleb Scofield (Cave In), and Santos Montano have conjured to date, “The Ape Of God” comprises itself of songs that range within the realm of the eclectic, noisy, ambient and experimental with of course the gargantuan steamroller heaviness that plows and forges its way through this work of monolithic sonic…
PALLBEARER have announced the second leg of their U.S. tour in support of “Foundations Of Burden” where the band will hit the West Coast. Support on the second leg of Pallbearer’s U.S. tour comes from Solstafir and Mortals. The dates are as follows:
12/02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
12/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
12/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
12/05 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
12/06 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
12/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
12/09 - Portland, OR…
WOLVHAMMER have announced a series of U.S. dates where they will be hitting the road with Mortals (Relapse Records). These are the first live dates in support of their new album “Clawing Into Black Sun”. Dates are as follows.
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge (w/ Goatwhore)
10/27 - Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
10/28 – Rochester, NY @ Bugjar
10/30 – Northampton, MA @ 13th Floor
10/31 – Providence, RI @ Dusk
11/01 – Portland, ME @ Geno’s
11/03 – Burlington, VT @ Metronome
11/04 – Bostom, MA @ TT The Bears
Chris Black helmed heavy metal contingent DAWNBRINGER have completed work on their new album “Night Of The Hammer”.
Continuing in true heavy metal glory, “Night Of The Hammer” is a unique and different expression within the DAWNBRINGER repertoire while at the same time forging on in the name of real genuine metal through an album more mid-paced, a bit more stripped down, even with some folk-esque musical moments surfacing where the focus on melody and especially Black’s vocal performance becomes even more defined and apparent. Another key defining characteristic of “Night Of The Hammer” is the stronger sense of the…
Montreal musical enigma MENACE RUINE have completed work on their new album “Venus Armata”.
Written and recorded from Spring 2013 to Spring 2014, this sixth album by Menace Ruine is the natural follow-up to “Alight in Ashes”. With “Venus Armata” the duo’s exploration continues with their most vocally intriguing and focused album to date. “Venus Armata” is also the band’s most musically refined album likewise despite the same minimal set up, and raw primal sounds which seamlessly thread the sonic palette through the likes of experimental music, martial ambient/electronic, noise/industrial, darkwave, and neo-folk respectively. A novelty this time, the addition…
NY-based progressive dark metal band OCCULTATION have completed work on their new album “Silence In The Ancestral House”.
With a distinct mix of prog, classic metal, and ‘80s dark rock/goth woven within the band’s intertwining complex sound picture, OCCULTATION (featuring NEGATIVE PLANE vocalist/guitarist E.M.) conjure a sound so singular and spellbinding, one in which they have made more advanced and otherworldly with their follow-up to their “Three & Seven” debut LP.
Recorded and mixed by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) at his God City Studios in Salem, MA, “Silence In The Ancestral House” is an album which lies on a whole other…
The massive new album from PALLBEARER “Foundations Of Burden” is now available to order in its CD and vinyl formats and ready to ship directly from our website prior to its official Aug 19th release date (CD version worldwide and vinyl version exclusive for Canadian customers for the time being). All CD pre-orders placed over the last month or so have been shipped and the vinyl pre-orders placed via Midheaven Mailorder will ship around the 13-14 of Aug asap. U.S./RoW customers, at the moment, can continue to order the vinyl HERE, UK customers if inclined can purchase the…
Portland, OR soulful doom metal outfit WITCH MOUNTAIN have completed work on their best album to date, “Mobile Of Angels”.
In what will be seen as the doom metal veterans’ mightiest work yet, “Mobile Of Angels” sees WITCH MOUNTAIN create a wondrous album of heavy, bluesy sultry doom with their latest release which merges the band’s signature crushing rhythms with moving doom-metal balladry . New surprises also lurk amongst the journey of “Mobile Of Angels” where the band take their implementation of melancholy to a whole new epic level where vocalist Uta Plotkin delivers her most stunning and most developed…
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN will be going on the road this Sept following their appearance at this year’s Hopscotch Music Fest by journeying on a North American tour with Gigan and Pyrrhon. The dates for the tour are as follows:
9/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
9/12 – Toronto, ON @ Rancho Relaxo
9/13 – Montreal, QU @ L’alizé
9/14 – Quebec City, QU @ Salle Unisson
9/15 – TBA
9/16 – Providence, RI @ Dusk
9/17 – Albany, NY @ Bogies w/ Fit For An Autopsy
9/18 – Holyoke, MA @ The Waterfront Tavern
9/19 – Brooklyn, NY…
The new album from France’s MONARCH is now available to order (CD version). One of Europe’s most recognized extreme doom metal bands, “Sabbracadaver” is the band’s most immense and inducing album to date, a ritualistic and enchanting obsessive work of down-tuned amplifier worship doom that painfully crawls and seductively entrances.