Chicago, IL rock band empires are thrilled to announce the release of their 2nd full-length album 'Garage Hymns', out June 12th on the band's own label History Records. Driven by insightful lyrics and an exciting balance of swagger and melody, empires have been catching the attention of both critics and concertgoers since their formation. Known for an explosive live show, empires just finished a weekend of dates with Temper Trap, are hitting the road with A Silent Film, supporting Kaiser Chiefs later this month, and are looking forward to a handful of upcoming festivals. Tour dates below.
Croatian female fronted doom-gothic metal band Ashes You Leave are streaming a new song, "Summers End", taken from their forthcoming 6th album 'The Cure For Happiness'. Check it out down below.
The track is a glorious, vicious little tease of what’s to come from this male-female duo that appear to have swallowed some of the same sexy electronic pills as The xx, but have regurgitated them in a much more elaborate and foreboding fashion. "Happy Endings," the second track off the EP produced by the legendary Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, Real Estate, Swans, The Walkmen), is a cynical sing-along that resonates with the lyrics, "take a look at me / I'm living proof / Happy endings do'’t have room for two." Never has heartbreak sounded so enticing and danceable. It is now available for free download
Guitarist for The Dears, Patrick Krief made his frontman mark with his solo project Black Diamond Bay. Now, with the release of Krief's full-length solo album 'Hundred Thousand Pieces', out on April 17th, 2012 with Pirates Blend Records, we will see the Montrealer at his finest. With its beautifully heartbreaking, cinematic arrangements, one can hear the anguish of a heart left broken, beating its last tortured beats for the listener, exposing his soul. For a taste of what the album has to offer, have a listen to the first single "Simple Lives" below.
Canadian metal band Odium have released the track "Insomnia" for free download for a limited time. The song is the first single taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Burning The Bridges To Nowhere.' The album will be released on Tuesday April 24, 2012 Year of the Sun Records. The single can be downloaded just below or via the band's Bandcamp page.
The Montreal-based technical death metal band Derelict have released a third streaming single from their upcoming album, 'Perpetuation', set for release on April 20th, 2012. "Spoils Of War" is now streaming online and available just below.
A new full song "Mass Frustration" from the Denmark based groove metal band Chainfist can be streamed below. "Mass Frustration" was recorded at Six String Studios with Søren Jensen behind the wheel and mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios.
Today Maryland's Dying Fetus have released the first song from their upcoming release 'Reign Supreme'. The band created an exclusive lyric video for the song "Subjected To A Beating". Get a first listen and check out the lyric video for "Subjected To A Beating" below.
Today Ohio metal goliaths Skeletonwitch are streaming a new track, "Tragedy Of Days" below. Never formally released on record in the States, the tune was recorded during the 'Forever Abomination' sessions with producer Matt Hyde and appeared on the Decibel Magazine Flexi-Disc series (Oct. 2011 issue) as well as the Japanese edition of 'Forever Abomination.'
The Firstborn have just made available on their Bandcamp page the last three critically-acclaimed albums, including the recently-released 'Lions Among Men', 2008’s 'The Noble Search' and 2005’s 'The Unclenching of Fists'. These three albums showcase the path since taken by the band, blending Buddhist philosophy with modern Metal aesthetics.
Montreal, Canada power metallers Kemilon are streaming their new single "The Gates of Heavy Metal" online, from their debut album 'Twisted Storm'. The ten track opus will be released by Maple Metal Records worldwide on April 10th. "The Gates of Heavy Metal" is just below.
Cruz Del Sur Music has posted the first track off of 'For The Love of Thugs And Fools', the forthcoming album from veteran Chicago rock n' roll band Bible Of The Devil. Entitled "The Parcher," the song is now available for streaming below. 'For The Love Of Thugs And Fools' will be out on May 8th in North America.
Barsuk Records is excited to debut "Fever", the new single off the upcoming Maps & Atlases full-length 'Beware & Be Grateful', out April 17th. The album - which follows the Chicago-based band's acclaimed 2010 debut, 'Perch Patchwork' - was recorded last year in a series of week-long sessions at Omaha's ARC Studios with producer Jason Cupp (Nurses, Good Old War) once again behind the board.
Reptar has just released another new track titled "Orifice Origami" from their debut LP! The second offering from 'Body Faucet' (out May 1st via Vagrant) is now streaming below.
Singaporean grind pioneers Demisor have officially inked a worldwide deal with Pulverised Records! Formed in 1987, the unsung Demisor specialize in sonic devastation with their earliest bout of buzzsaw guitar lashes and maniacal blasts appearing on their Mestectomy and Oral Climax demos released in 1990 and 1992 respectively. Today the epic Demisor discography includes over a dozen split releases in true grind fashion. The band is currently penning new material for the upcoming as-yet-untitled EP, which will be released later this year via Pulverised Records.
Swedish goregrind legends General Surgery are currently streaming their entire singles compilation 'A Collection Of Depravation' HERE
. 'A Collection Of Depravation', a compilation of 30 General Surgery choice cuts will saw its official release via Relapse in North America on March 26th. The collection was digitally remastered by Pig Destroyer's Scott Hull and contains a 24 page booklet with extensive liner notes from the band.
Melbourne, Australia's doom-dwellers Inverloch (featuring 2/4 of the legendary diSEMBOWELMENT) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut mini-LP 'Dusk…Subside'. The song, entitled "Shadows Of The Flame" is available for streaming HERE
. 'Dusk…Subside' will be released as a digi-pack CD, deluxe etched vinyl, and digital download on April 10th in North America and April 16th in Europe via Relapse Records.
Today, humanity will feel Wolfbrigade's wrath once again, as another track from the Swedish crust icons' forthcoming LP 'Damned' infects the world wide web. Courtesy of the diehards at Blow The Scene - who instinctively conducted a massive interview with the 'Brigade back in January when the pack's cooperation with Southern Lord was announced - now behold the opening track from 'Damned.' As loud as your system will allow, stream "Feed The Flames" HERE
DaiTribe are getting ready to unleash their new album 'Epochalypse A.D.' later this Spring. The album was recorded at Farview Audio by Jason "Jay" Walsh and mixed by Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hatebreed, and Mercyful Fate). The artwork was done by Mark Alano who is also known for his work with Mecca and Grammy Award Winner Jim Peterik. The album is scheduled for an April 17th release date via True Gemini Records.
BrooklynVegan, in cooperation with Dark Descent Records, has premiered the track "Estrangement" from Anhedonist's full-length debut release, 'Netherwards'. The track stream, along with an in-depth interrogation with the band, is posted HERE