South African band Truth and Its Burden have released a new track titled "Brick To Bone", which can be heard below. The song is a pre-production demo from the band's new full-length album, which will be released in early 2014 through Rite of Passage Records. The band will be hitting the road with Betrayal and Conqueror on the "Survive The Wild Tour" in September throughout South Africa.
Celebrated Swedish rock act, Horisont, are slated to release their third album this Fall. Time Warriors will be released on September 30th in Europe via Rise Above Records and on October 1st in North America on Metal Blade Records. Since forming in 2006, this Swedish quintet have steadily established themselves as one of Europe's premier underground rock bands.
Rising out of the same Maryland/DC mean streets as fellow US doom pioneers Pentagram and The Obsessed, Iron Man was formed in 1988 as a Black Sabbath tribute band by guitarist Alfred Morris III, whose musical career began in 1977 with mysterious proto-doom cult Force. Al's legendarily heavy, unearthly guitar tone was already much in evidence on Force's ultra-rare 1981 debut EP - and it has only deepened, hardened, improved and refined in the ensuing 32 years. A brand new track from their new album, South of the Earth, is on-line now. Stream "Hail to the Haze" below.
Renowned hardcore/metal band The Devil Wears Prada are back with a raging new album. Titled 8:18 the fearless quintet Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, vocals), Chris Rubey (lead guitar), Andy Trick (bass), and Daniel Williams (drums) - are set to drop their new effort on September 17th. In proper PureGrainAudio fashion, we've partnered with Roadrunner Records to bring you the exclusive Canadian premiere of the band's new song "First Sight". Hit play and get ready to be amazed!
Mayday Parade is thrilled to release their new song "Ghosts", which is featured on the band's forthcoming new album Monsters In The Closet
. Alongside the new song, the band has launched the pre-order for the new album, which is slated for release on October 8th. Listen to "Ghosts" below and pre-order Monsters In The Closet HERE
Alice In Chains have announced that their brand new single, for the UK-only, will be the controversial title track from their hugely acclaimed new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Taking aim at fundamental belief systems and the inflexibility of conservative doctrines, the song challenges reactionists straight between the eyes with the chorus intoning, "The devil put dinosaurs here / Jesus don’t like a queer / No problem with faith / Just fear".
Scythe's latest album, Subterranean Steel, will be released on September 11th, 2013 via R.I.P records in North America. The band have been building a steady buzz thanks to the album's positive reviews by several publications, so... to whet your appetite for the album even further, we've organized a stream of second track "Monarch"!
Fit For An Autopsy have released another new single called "Do You See Him" in anticipation of their upcoming new album Hellbound due out September 10th, 2013.
Fort Worth's post punk doom masters Pinkish Black recently announced a full tour with Kylesa in October. The band has also premiered a song from their upcoming Century Media album, Razed To The Ground. The song "Ashtray Eyes" can be heard now via the SoundCloud payer above.
One man black metal band A Pregnant Light's album Live to Tell floored me when I heard it a few weeks ago. The music on the release is a combo of black metal, hardcore and The Cure; a strange combo if there ever was one. The thing is though, that although musical combinations like this sound horrible, APL manage to pull it off with stunning ease!
NYC hard rockers Eve To Adam have just released their second single, "Immortal," off of their September 17th releasing album, Locked & Loaded. The new album was produced by multiple notable producers including Dave Bassett (Shinedown, Halestorm), Eric Bass (Shinedown), and Elvis Baskette (Puddle of Mudd, Alter Bridge, Chevelle).
The Portland, OR-based group Red Fang have debuted the lead single - "Blood Like Cream," from their third studio album, Whales and Leeches
- today (August 27) on SoundCloud. Listen just above to the song which SPIN hails "a gruff, flesh-hungry challenge to Queens of the Stone Age's throne" and read Red Fang's new biography, written by Melvins bassist Jared Warren right here
Activator has premiered a new song called "Sexy For Breakfast". Boasting a sound that captures the raw hardcore meets galloping thrash metal of 80’s NYHC cross-over, "Sexy For Breakfast" is a taste of what’s to come off of the group’s self-titled debut album, to be released on September 17th. It’s a sound that Activator has strengthened over the past several years, having played stages across the country with such notables as the Bad Brains, Murphy’s Law and Merauder.
Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers Gorguts are streaming a new track off their forthcoming record, Colored Sands. "Le toit du monde", the album's opening track is streaming now via SoundCloud - hit the player just above.
California alternative rock trio Smile Empty Soul has posted its new single "False Alarm" for streaming on YouTube - listen inside!
Swedish rockers Noctum have confirmed an October 29th release date for their Metal Blade Records debut Final Sacrifice. Today the artwork and track listing have been revealed. The cover art was painted by Timo Ketola (Sunn o))), Arktau Eos) and fits perfectly with the album's raw, natural sound. The track "Liberty in Death" can be previewed above!
The newly formed death metal group, Kill Division, composed of Richard Ebisch (guitars, bass, vocals), Susan Gerl (guitars, vocals) and Roel Sanders (drums), have finally unveiled new music from their upcoming album, Destructive Force. The first single, "Locked Up Forever," was written by Gerl, who penned the lyrics for the entire record. The song was written about Natascha Kampusch, an Austrian woman who was held prisoner and tormented in a cellar for over eight years. The story made headlines in 2006 worldwide. Fans can hear "Locked Up Forever" now below!
Slim Wray is a party of two that isn't afraid to get dirty. A brotherhood based on an extensive history together in the New York City music scene, Chris Moran (drums, backing vocals) and Ryan Houser, aka "Howzr" (vocals, guitar) have not only developed a tight musical chemistry, but have fine-tuned the art of bombastic, irreverent rock 'n roll. Running on thunderous drums and gritty, fuzz-fueled guitar riffs, Brooklyn’s Slim Wray welcomes their single "Bear" off their forthcoming album Sack Lunch.
Columbus, OH's My Ticket Home have released a second song off their upcoming LP, Strangers Only, which will be released September 3rd on Rise Records. To stream the track "Hot Soap", simply head below and hit play on the embedded YouTube player.
With just over a week till London-based progressive metallers The Safety Fire release their sophomore album Mouth of Swords, the album is now available to stream in full ahead of the 2nd September. You can listen to this fantastic album just below! The band had this to say about the album, "The Safety Fire - Bigger, stronger and poorer than Kanye West. We hope you enjoy Mouth Of Swords."