Atlanta’s Sleepy Turtles are streaming their brand new single "Nature’s Hymn" online and the single will be available starting April 24th. The track appears on their upcoming Autumn + Colour Records label debut, Summer, Hither due out this summer.
An audio snippet for the new Fear Factory album's lead single, "Recharger," is now available below; the single is available via iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers beginning April 24th.
In support of their new album Dream Seeds released April 10th on Northern Spy Records, New York avant-garde / post-industrial pop trio Extra Life decided to stream the new album online. Check it out down below.
Decidedly different, unabashedly metal, and now available worldwide on Svarga Music, Totentanz from Ukrainian Industrial Folk Black/Death Metal (yes, all of those things) act has been wowing critics left, right, and center. The sophomore effort sees the band going in a more experimental direction, combining the classical styles of Death and Black Metal with electronic music, folklore, epic and symphonic elements. The lyrics are written in Ukrainian, Russian and German and explore problems of mankind's relation to the past, ideas of greatness and boundless possibilities of the human spirit, and the strength of will and character.
In Cages are an alternative rock/indie quartet from Hillsdale, New Jersey. The band counts the Pixies and Sonic Youth as its major influences and each member has had a long history of playing music in various local groups. Like most great bands, these guys don't pay much attention to modern musical trends, instead focusing on their own brand of modern indie rock.
"Remnants", the first song off Be'lakor's forthcoming album, Of Breath and Bone, was just posted online. Of Breath and Bone was recorded at Pennydrop Audio in Melbourne by Warren Hammond. The album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Paradise Lost) in Sweden by Jens Bogren.
Set for release on April 20th, Derelict are primed and ready to unleash their latest and greatest slew of neck-snapping songs, Perpetuation, unto the unsuspecting and unprepared world of metal.
Danceology, the new album from Portland, Oregon garage rock band Cafeteria Dance Fever, is a whopping 24-track effort that is due for release on May 29th. By artfully melding musical genres they've crafted their own style which is simultaneously modern and reminiscent of certain 1960/70s underground rock. Cafeteria Dance Fever's "retro garage and post modern noise pop" is simply infectious, so we're confident you'll like this free taste off the groups' new album. Download the song "Swimming Pool" today.
In celebration of its release, this week hardcore warriors The Love Below are streaming their debut full-length Every Tongue Shall Caress, the brutal release having been freshly unleashed last week by A389 Records, on Bandcamp. Recorded at Eastland Studios in East Los Angeles and at Gramma's Boy in Fullerton by Dan Bieranowski, The Love Below's introductory full-length Every Tongue Shall Caress belts out thirteen high-angst numbers in under twenty-four minutes.
Escarnium is a full-on assault of South American death metal! The band hails from Salvador, Brazil and is this year celebrating its fifth anniversary. The group really got underway in 2008 with a sound heavily influenced by old school death metal acts. They released their debut demo, Covered in Decadence, in 2009 which was well-received and resulted in the group making extensive contacts in the death metal industry.
3 years after the release of Erosion, Process Of Guilt finally return with their most accomplished effort to date. Exploring the monolithic roots of their music even further, FÆMIN displays a new level of heavyness and purpose for the four-piece, while preserving the dark atmospheres already associated with their music intact.
Avant-garde black metal duo Formloff released their latest work of audio grimness in the form of Spyhorelandet last month via Eisenwald. The follow up to 2006’s Adjø Silo finds the eclectic Norwegian duo - Bernt Karsten Sannerud and Marius Sjøli - exploring the darker, more atmospheric realms of their past.
Christopher Lee Compton is no newbie when it comes to the gothic rock movement. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Compton has been writing and performing for over twenty years now, carefully working and crafting the sound of his band Frostbite. Recently Compton has returned with a new Frostbite record called Valentine and Other Stories of Hope.
Their 13 track self-titled debut will drop on May 22nd by way of Diminished Fifth Records and they only recently unveiled the cool, trippy album art (see below) and track listing, among other album details. Now, in an effort to further the hype prior to the CD's release, we're pleased to offer you a free download of Wizards of Kaos' first single "The Great Shadow". Stoner rock/metal at its finest is what you can expect, so grab the track now and turn on your music listening thingamajig.
One of Poland's top contemporary traditional metal acts, Crystal Viper, are prepared to release Crimen Excepta on April 24th via AFM Records, their fourth full-length album to date. The follow-up to 2010's acclaimed Legends full-length, Crimen Excepta is a concept album about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction mixes with historical facts. Recorded with producer Bart Gabriel (Jack Starr's Burning Starr, Sacred Steel, Mortician), Crimen Excepta is inarguably the band's darkest and most aggressive material to date. Check out the song "Witch's Mark" now.
Hung are back this week with a brand new track from their forthcoming self-titled debut. Check out "Progeny" below now. Hung violinist Lyris Hung had this to say about the song: "The song 'Progeny' is one of Hung's most sonically diverse pieces, and one that shows off some of our most lyrical material. It's one of my personal favorites because it travels through many different musical landscapes… My approach to the violin lines are more traditional in a violinistic way, allowing the instrument to take a lot of sweeping parts above the rest of the band and even the rhythm violin parts tend to be integrated with melody."
Our Lady Peace founder and lead singer Raine Maida says "'As Fast As You Can' borrows from the early age of jazz where it was thought of as having a voodoo type effect on women. It's about losing yourself or escaping through the music. We wanted this song to feel strangely optimistic."
In support of their upcoming Record Store Day split EP with label-mates Shores out April 21st on No Idea Records, Philadelphia psyche-heroes Creepoid have premiered their new single "Golden String" online at CMJ.com.
Today German sludgecrushers Black Shape Of Nexus have polluted the masses with the a track from their forthcoming third LP, Negative Black, via Terrorizer Magazine. Get a gritty, bloody sampling of the outfit's newest low-fi audio cruelty via the album's second track "400H" just below.
The Australian quartet Arcane Saints have become an explosive hard rock/grunge force who, like many other bands, desire their music to reach as many people as possible. This said, what sets them apart is that they'll never give up their ideal that music should come from a place of absolute honesty and integrity. The end result is an uncompromising attitude and "real" music that can be heard on all of their previous releases.