Letters Home have released their debut EP, Take Your Time, for free download. You can stream and/or download the EP below. Letters Home features David Settle (Ex-Breathers and Quiet Clouds), Scott Carr (Wavelets and Send Away Stranger) and Joshua Mikel (formerly of Look Mexico).
Pittsburgh’s Paper States released their debut record Be Alone EP. With blues-y guitar riffs and sweet melodies, the band shows songwriting maturity well beyond the members’ ages, which range from 19-21 year olds. "The songs just feel so natural to us. We absolutely loved the writing process and working with Steve and John really helped us hone in on our sound," says singer Ryan Stack.
Just last month Listenable Records released the debut record from Paris-based rockers Sticky Boys, entitled This is Rock n' Roll. In this exclusive North American premiere, we bring this dynamite showing of straight up Rock n' Roll!
Narrow Hearts is now streaming their brand new release entitled Make This Yours online - listen below! The dynamic and blistering Make This Yours sees its release today and may be purchased from iTunes.
The Invocation, the scorching, atmospheric debut LP from German classic metalsmiths Attic, is out now in Europe and will be available in North America before the INRI holiday later this month via Ván Records. Be sure to check out the cover artwork and full album stream below!
Following the release of their highly acclaimed debut EP, Danger Zone, South Florida's Losin' It are gearing up for the world to hear their first proper full-length. Entitled No Apology and being released via Life To Live Records on January 1st, 2013, the album marks a decidedly more focused approach, delivering no frills, unapologetic hardcore just as the title might suggest. Both musically and lyrically, Losin' It make it clear they aren't concerned with the popularity contests and hype-centric discussions all too common today, instead choosing to do what they want, how they want.
Brutal Western Canadian death metallers XUL are offering their debut full-length Malignance released earlier this year as a FREE DOWNLOAD as the band currently works on their follow up EP. If you're a fan of Behemoth, Dissection and Immortal this is one album not to be missed as the band forges their brand of Blackened Death Metal. Malignance features eight tracks of crushing rhythms seamlessly coalescing into atmospheric passages, accompanied by punishing percussion waves and subtle vocal harmonies.
In a PureGrainAudio world exclusive, we present to you an early stream of the entire new Sentence album, Everywhere (the disc is out on December 15th)! For those new to the band, Sentence formed four years ago in Paris, France and play an interesting brand of progressive death metal in the vein of Death, Cynic or The Faceless.
In commemoration of its unleashing upon the planet, the band is streaming Angels’ Necropolis in its entity online. So celebrate the Year Of The Goat as loud as possible just below!
New Bedford, MA hardcore mavens Raindance have announced dates for their Winter tour which kicks off December 28 in Providence, RI and wraps up January 30 in Altoona, PA. The band’s latest EP, New Blood was released in October via Animal Style Records. Recorded by Jay Maas at The Getaway Group (Defeater, No Trigger, Have Hearts), New Blood is 6 songs of brutal intensity. See cover art and the full album below.
GOLD, the hard rock/heavy metal band from The Netherlands, is excited to be releasing their debut record Interbellum on December 7th, 2012. That said, we're equally stoked to have partnered with the Dutch group to bring you this exclusive North American premiere of the full album. Listen to Interbellum in its entirety now just below!
Finland's largest and longest-running metal site, Imperiumi.net, is now streaming the newest release from Desolate Shrine, The Sanctum of Human Darkness, in its entirety. Over a year and a half after decimating ear drums with the sounds from their debut album Tenebrous Towers, Desolate Shrine returns with their highly anticipated and very dark sophomore release.
Amenra today confirms that they will make a rare appearance in the UK to perform a one-off show with Cult Of Luna in London on Tuesday, January 22nd, amidst an already incredible tour itinerary already locked down for the rest of 2012 and well into 2013. On these pending live rituals the band will be performing songs from across their prolific canon and especially their thunderous new album Mass V which was released via Neurot Recordings just last week.
Brooklyn Vegan have just unveiled a full album stream of Bastard Sapling's debut LP, Dragged From Our Restless Trance. As BBG notes, these RVA black metal rising stars, "mix(es) in their fair share of crust with their epic black metal jams," and now you can soak it all in before buying the beautifully turned-out record from Forcefield Records. Listen below!
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Vancouver metal quartet Anciients. Anciients has finished mastering their debut album slated for release in 2013. The as-yet-untitled album sees the quartet (Kenny Cook - lead guitar, vocals, Chris Dyck - guitar, vocals, Aaron Gustafson - bass, Mike Hannay - drums) forging together smoldering apocalyptic riffs, classic hard rock influences and unforgettable vocal melodies with an interplay praising both the natural and occult.
Central Canadian black metal duo Wilt - comprised of Jordan Dorge (Laika) and Brett Goodchild - has officially released their self-titled EP. Black metal has never sounded so dark and deprived. This EP will take you on a visceral journey into your mind and into the crevices of the Earth. With influences rooting from Winterfylleth, Woods Of Ypres, Altar Of Plagues, Nachmystium and many more, they hinder their own true and unique sound to Canadian black metal.
The self-titled release from Montreal extreme metal veterans Cryptopsy is now available throughout North America via Cryptopsy/Defen Society in association with Revolution Harmony/Candlelight Records. To celebrate the widespread release of the album that marks a furious return to the band's tech-minded roots, the album is streaming in its entirety online - LISTEN BELOW!
Parlour Tricks (Columbia, SC) is excited to announce their debut Self-Titled album is out today. The album is available for digital purchase on Amazon and iTunes as well as streaming on Rdio and Spotify. Look for vinyl from the band in early 2013. You can stream the entire album on Soundcloud with emphasis on the tracks "Cathedral" and "Radio Out" - listen below NOW!
French black metal threat Hell Militia are streaming Jacob's Ladder in it's entirety online - listen to it just below! The band's newest opus, featuring eight tracks of cryptic, dissonant black metal will be out in North America on November 20th. Jacob's Ladder is available in CD and LP (with download card).
The 3-Disc deluxe reissue of Death's landmark, genre-defining album, Spiritual Healing is currently streaming online - listen LISTEN BELOW! Originally released in 1990, Spiritual Healing marked a new turn in the Death discography, one which ushered in cleaner production, a new level of boundary pushing musicianship and songwriting skills that were previously unimaginable from a metal band.