Like an encompassing dust storm full of fire and broken whiskey bottles and expended weed smoke, Tucson, Arizona's Godhunter are preparing to suffocate the planet with their devastating hymns this year. Through diehard D.I.Y. ethics and self-promotion, Godhunter have preyed upon the weak-minded scenesters and have defied pigeonholing genre classifications through a savage amalgamation of sheer heaviness, both live and through recorded proof via several EPs, split releases and compilation inclusions since their 2009 formation.
Trevose, PA artist Session 606 is the brainchild of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Masington. Ant Mas previously was one third of Josh Eppard's (Coheed & Cambria) rock project, Mours. Masington also previously played guitar in Weerd Science's live band, and was the frontman of The Flatline Symphony.
Germany's Dunkelheit Produktionen will release Wijsgeer & Narreman from Dutch Black Metal act Laster. Atmospheric black metal with hypnotic riffs and inspired by J.W. von Goethe's Faust, Wijsgeer & Narreman will be released on MCD (August 1st) and Cassette format (June 1st). Laster (meaning libel) was founded and located in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The band consists of N. (Northward) and W. Damiaen (Omninihilist, Sea of Trees, Willoows, Whtie Oak). Wijsgeer & Narreman is recommended for fans of Urfaust and Austere.
After 22 years of deafening silence, UK crust punk godfathers Deviated Instinct have returned with a vengeance! The influential outfit just came off a decimating appearance at Maryland Death Fest X, and are on the road with labelmates and like-minded punks Dresden. Look for them at the Chaos in Tejas festival as well. Profane Existence are honored to present the band's first brand new recording in decades - a four-track EP entitled Liberty Crawls to the Sanctuary of Slaves.
Portuguese doomsters Process of Guilt are currently streaming their forthcoming new album FÆMIN in its entirety through their bandcamp page. Check it out just below! Set for release through Division Records on June 11, FÆMIN is the culmination of everything Process of Guilt have learnt over the years and easily stands as greatest and most accomplished effort in band's discography.
Portugal's Annihilation was formed in 2004 by four friends who wanted to create their own sound. After some line-up changes the band joined forces with Copro/Casket Records for a worldwide release of their album Against The Storm.
Released on March 20th, Pareidolia is a 22-minute blend of traditional and epic doom metal, rife with horror imagery and lyrics, and influenced by the likes of Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and vocalist Shanda Fredrick's worship of Coven's Jinx Dawson. Physical copies are available for purchase for $5 through the band's website and digitally for $4 via Bandcamp. Hex Records will soon be issuing a limited cassette release of Pareidolia.
In support of their new EP titled Easy Listening, out today on Concession Records, Canada's pummeling angular punk trio Greys have launched a free download of their latest release exclusively at their Bandcamp page greys.bandcamp.com.
No Regrets Coyote formed in September of 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. The original three members Danny, Ian, and Steve played a couple shows as a Weezer cover band and decided that they wanted to start writing originals. They added Tom to bass and quickly began writing new, original material. They took influence from punk bands like Against Me! and Letterman, 90’s emo bands such as Smashing Pumpkins and Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as other Nashville locals like Diarrhea Planet and Jeff The Brotherhood.
In support of their upcoming new EP titled Easy Listening, out May 22nd on Concession Records, Canada's pummeling angular punk trio Greys have premiered a full stream of their latest release one week early online.
Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift - the third, explosive LP from Italian riffmanglers Incoming Cerebral Overdrive - is out this week worldwide via Supernatural Cat. In honor of the diverse, damaging new album's release onto thrill-seeking audiophiles this week, the band is streaming Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift in its entirety - listen below.
In support of their newly released Complete Discography out today on Temporary Residence, historically celebrated post-punk band Moss Icon have premiered a full stream of their forthcoming release - check it out below. In addition, the band has announced an upcoming reunion performance taking place June 3rd at this year's Chaos in Tejas event in Austin, Texas (performing alongside Iceage, Ceremony, Give and Thou), and may be announcing additional live appearances in the near future.
The Emptiness Within, the new album from U.K. progressive black/death metallers De Profundis, can be fully streamed for a week at the band's official Bandcamp page or just below. The Emptiness Within was released on May 7 in the U.K. and will be released on May 11 in the rest of Europe via Kolony Records.
Vancouver, BC natives West Of Hell's new full-length album, Spiral Empire, hits stores today! The record is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers, but if you order your copy of Spiral Empire from THIS LOCATION, you will instantly receive the album as a digital download as well. For those that want to listen before they buy, the record is also available for streaming at the band’s official Soundcloud page for a limited time - see below.
In anticipation of Arrows Over Athens self-releasing their new Atlas EP on June 5th, they are giving away their 7-song EP As These Roots Grow online for free. Click the download button below or press play to hear all 7 songs. NOW!!!
Obduracy is Canadian heavy metal at its finest. This independent five-piece from Ottawa is the result of a relentless dedication to creating some devastating and blistering thrash-tinged death metal. The group's real inspiration is a desire to mold an aggressive, unforgiving and genuinely evil sound that takes no prisoners. If you're looking for soft ballads then you can be sure that Obduracy will deliver the exact opposite to that.
If you're one of the fortunate people who attended The Rabid Whole's CD release party at the Bovine in Toronto, Canada last night, then you've already experience this awesome new album. If you missed the show, then we have a super treat for you in the form of this exclusive world premiere of the band's latest album Refuge, due out May 1st, 2012 via Boonsdale Records. Recorded and produced by Karl Schubach (Misery Signals, Solace), mixed by Dave Ogilvie (Jakalope, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979), Refuge is one industrial metal/alternative rock album you won't want to miss!
Rock band With Knives (featuring members of Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things, Shiner, Every Time I Die and more) just premiered their debut EP Schadenfreude online. The album is out via Son Of Man Records and is currently streaming below and available for name your own price purchase.
The Melbourne, Australia progressive thrash metal quintet Teramaze released their new opus, AnhedoniA, today, May 24th, via Nightmare Records. While fans of groups the likes of Pantera, Tool, Nevermore, Karnivool and even Devin Townsend should eat this release up, we have a sinking feeling metal fans in general will find it hard to resist these Ozzies' sounds. The new 10-track affair (11 if you get the bonus CD version) was produced and mixed by Dean Wells and mastered by Lasse lammert and is loaded with moments of groove, aggressive vocals and other varying metal elements.
Metal band Scythe are now streaming their new album Beware the Scythe online in its entirety. The new band featuring Rick Scythe, (ex-Usurper) have recently unleashed their debut album Beware the Scythe through Primitive Reaction. This is brutal blackened death metal that will pulverize your senses and leave you begging for more.