Los Angeles D-beat decibel deviants, D.I.S. (Destroyed In Seconds), are set to unleash their new full-length this Fall via Deep Six Records on November 1st. Fittingly titled Becoming Wrath, the offering was recorded and mixed mid 2012 at Architeuthis Sound in North Hollywood by the band’s own Sean Vahle and features nine tracks of malicious thrash-tinged d-beat downs that capture D.I.S. at their most ferocious. Check out the cover art as well as second the track, "Assimilation" below.
Want your second taste of the new Schoolcraft EP Rushing Through The Sky? If so, hear the new song "December Rain" today! Rushing Through The Sky will be digitally released September 25th via Arcane Records' Bandcamp (link above) but that doesn't mean you can't begin to enjoy Lindz' music right now!
Swedish death metal overlords, Aeon, are pleased to unveil the details of their fourth studio offering, Aeons Black. Set to drop via Metal Blade Records on November 20, 2012, the mammoth 15-track Aeons Black was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and features cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor et al).
In the great Canadian spirit of loss and heart ache, the downer foursome known as Bison b.c. have managed to scourge their rotting brains desperately puking out new psalms of suffering. Akin to a lunatic writing their opus on the bedroom wall with their own shit comes this strange noise from the west coast melting pot of shit and failure; in a country based on terrifying distance and lonesome, stoic suffering. Lovelessness does not portray the death of love or the lack of the same. Rather it attempts to map out the pathetic and desperate pursuit of love, which in itself becomes violent like a cancer, an assault on anything that is good in the world. A heartfelt repulsion towards anything that could bring pleasure, because with happiness we suffer truly - the wanting of more. Gluttons! Pigs to the trough! Lead us to treachery! Lead us to solitude!
Famined Records has announced the signing of the melodic hardcore band After Me, The Flood from Warner Robins, Georgia. They will be releasing their debut full length album Still Searching on December 4, 2012. The album was produced by Jay Maas of Defeater. Also, noteworthy guest vocals on the album include Brendan Murphy of Counterparts, Ian Fike of It Prevails, Tony Biard of form. Saints Never Surrender, and Daniel Harbold of Ugly Colors.
Sweden’s macabre medical masters General Surgery have premiered the title track off of their upcoming 7" release Like An Ever Flying Limb
- listen below. The limited edition EP marks the band's first new material since 2009 and contains 5 gut-splattering tracks of the band's signature goregrind. The EP was recorded in October 2011 at Audiogrind Studio in the band’s hometown of Stockholm is set to be released via Relapse Records on November 6th. Pre-orders of the new EP are now available at this location
and digitally here
Hearts & Hands is the latest addition to join the Artery Recordings, the joint venture between The Artery Foundation and Razor & Tie. The Salt Lake City based band will release their first EP, Hearts & Hands
, on October 30th. Pre order the album in various bundles HERE
. Hearts & Hands features Chelsea Grin lead vocalist Alex Koehler, along with Alex Lyman and Garrett Garfield.
Houston’s Christian hardcore outfit Currents is pleased to announce their BridgeWay Entertainment debut album, entitled Spirit And Truth
, will be released November 13th. BridgeWay Entertainment is the development division of Red Cord Records that is committed to raising up young, aspiring, Spirit Filled artists. Spirit And Truth
will be the follow-up to January’s self-released EP The King
, which is available for free via HERE
Genre defying experimental noise merchants, Surrounded By Monsters, have made a brand new track entitled "New Blood" available for streaming online - listen below. The track comes from their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut, Novella, which will be released on October 22, 2012 in North America.
Auckland hardcore-tech-metallers Advocates (Ghost Music) will release their debut mini-album worldwide on November 12th in preparation for their Australian and European invasion in 2013. Like a finely polished sledgehammer to the skull, Auckland’s Advocates combine the ferocity of metallic hardcore with tech metal stylings and straight up pummeling groove, and are about to unleash their eight track debut mini album Mindless on October 28th via Ghost Music.
Hailing from Glenn Falls, New York the band Cosmonauts have gained local and regional attention for their lurid story-telling through unrestrained emotion, complex lyricism, and non-traditional strong structures. Not only do the band's lyrics paint macabre pictures, but their instrumentation will capture you like the threading of a needle, weaving in and out of a wall of sound.
August Burns Red are once again pleased to spread some pre-holiday cheer with the release of "Sleigh Ride," the second new track from their upcoming Christmas album: August Burns Red presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album - in stores October 9th from Solid State Records. Last month, the band gave fans a sneak peek at the album with "Flurries," one of two original compositions on the album. After dazzling fans with what is sure to be a future holiday classic, ABR are now giving the world a taste of their crushing take on the traditional holiday songbook.
US death metallers Abysme, featuring a former member of Funerus – Brad Heiple, will release the CD version of their first full-length album Strange Rites on September 24th via Hellthrasher Productions with vinyl treatment coming later this year on Blood Harvest Records. The opening track "Scribbled in Dust" is available for streaming - listen below!
Grabass Charlestons played their first show on December 30, 2000 in a little box of a house nestled in the heart of Gainesville’s student ghetto. At the time of this writing, the band has never once taken a hiatus and has played 551 more times (yes, they’ve kept count) all over America and nine other countries. Ten, even five years ago, it would have been relatively easy to simply dub Grabass a really great punk rock band. Today, this would be somewhat of a misnomer.
Devouter Records are proud to present the release of the colossal debut album Two Titans from Swedish sludge-metallers Galvano, on the 5th November. To give you a taster of the album the label has uploaded the first preview track from the album onto SoundCloud. Stream "Maelstrom" below.
A Life Once Lost has unveiled another new track from their upcoming full length album, Ecstatic Trance. The track, entitled "Something Awful", is the first track on the album and is available for streaming online - listen below!
Norwegian atmospheric metal duo Posthum have just released a second single from their September 25th (September 21st - Europe) release Lights Out. The track, "Red," can be streamed exclusively through the Indie Recordings SoundCloud - listen below! While you're there, you can also check out their first single "Scarecrow" as well.
After months of writing and recording, Schoolcraft is finally set to release her debut EP Rushing Through The Sky via Arcane Records. The new album will be digitally released on September 25th through Arcane Records' Bandcamp page. Rushing Through The Sky will follow Schoolcraft's 2011 single "Your Mind" which has been re-recorded for the debut EP. Hear the new song "Masquerade" which was premiered live at "Dame-Nation 2011" in Chicago, IL.
Minnesota Industrial mob American Head Charge have released their latest single via their Bandcamp page, and are letting fans name their price to download "Sugars Of Someday". All proceeds go to funding the recording of the next AHC album.
Legendary thrashers HIRAX have announced the release of a new single "La Boca de la Bestia (The Mouth of the Beast)" on December 14th through iTunes and other digital retailers worldwide. A very special limited edition 12" vinyl version of the single with bonus tracks is also planned for a December release on Black Devil Records. The single will be included on as-yet-untitled new full-length album tentatively scheduled for a Spring 2013 release. "La Boca de la Bestia (The Mouth of the Beast)" was recorded, produced and mastered by Bill Metoyer at Skull Seven Productions.