Greek post-sludge formation Allochiria premiere the new video "Lifespotting" at slow 'n' low authority The Sludgelord. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Throes, set for international release on March 17th via Art of Propaganda. See/hear Allochiria's "Lifespotting" video exclusively HERE.
Allochiria were formed in 2008 in Athens, Greece, and released a self-titled EP in 2010. In January 2014, they released their first full-length album, Omonoia. But in December 2016, Allochiria joined forces with Art of Propaganda for the release of the band’s second album, Throes. Having shared the stage with Deafheaven, Year of No Light, Altar of Plagues, and many more, as well as undertaking their first European tour in March 2015, Allochiria's live experience becomes readily apparent across the vast expanses of Throes. Although their music has often been likened to Neurosis, ISIS, Amenra, and Cult of Luna, Allochiria assert their own identity in the post-sludge realm with their deep exploration of very human themes. With Throes, its theme explores man as a social being, the corruption that defines him in modern societies, his vain struggles, painful routine, and the effect this has in the world around him.
In that regard, Throes retains the same concept as Omonoia, which has man in its main area of interest. But this time, Allochiria's pursuit of that concept is angrier and more direct, making for an even more intense listen. Speaking directly to mankind, Throes expresses anger, pain, and agony in a higher degree; living beings are being killed, drowned, destroyed, and left helpless, and the rest either cause this or witness it. We mourn a little bit, and then go on with our lives - we are hopeless and weak. This is Throes, and Allochiria are guiding its maelstrom. Go deeper into that maelstrom with the video for "Lifespotting" exclusively HERE, courtesy of The Sludgelord webzine. Take the first step into that maelstrom with "Counting Fives," which can be heard exclusively HERE.
Italian Post Sludgers Nudist reveal cover artwork and first single from their forthcoming new album.
The title track “Bury My Innocence” is available here: https://youtu.be/UoH9OmVjtMc
Born in 2008 as a Noise Instrumental Power Trio, they realized two self-produced albums: “Nudist” and “Appetizer for Monsters”. After line-up changes, Gabo and France have found in Lore a worthy travel companion. So they started an evolution, still in place, of style and sound. Including vocals, their third album “See The Light Beyond The Spiral” (2015) features sounds ranging from post-metal, sludge and post-hardcore.
The new album “Bury My Innocence” (mixed and mastered by Eraldo Bernocchi) will be released by Argonauta Records in CD/DD on March 20th, 2017. Preorders run here: http://bit.ly/2lAOmPn
Spawned in the benighted ichor-filled nether-pits below Liverpool, disgusting doomed triumvirate Coltsblood deliver the most depraved and repulsive take on death-inspired doom metal ever to punish your worthless ears; Coltsblood will unleash their second album, ‘Ascending Into Shimmering Darkness’ on April 21st 2017 via Candlelight/ Spinefarm Records.
The sleeve is one again covered in the demented scrawlings of legendary Grief mainman Eric C Harrison...
‘Ascending Into Shimmering Darkness’ produced by Chris Fielding (Winterfylleth, Primordial, Napalm Death) at Skyhammer Studio and mastered by Greg Chandler of Esoteric and Priory Recording Studios.
Coltsblood will drown you in raw filth.
Belgian Doom / Sludge cult Bathsheba premiere a new lyric video for "Ain Soph" at Metal Hammer Germany's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Servus, set for international release on February 24th via Svart Records. See/hear Bathsheba's "Ain Soph" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
From the depths of the black charcoal mountains rises Bathsheba. Fronted by she-devil Michelle Nocon (ex-Serpentcult, Leviathan Speaks, Death Penalty), carried by the punishing drums of Jelle Stevens (ex- SardoniS), massive vibrations from Raf Meukens (Death Penalty, Torturerama), and relentless riffs from Dwight Goossens (ex- Disinterred), Bathsheba create atmospheric, schizophrenic doom that carries the heaviness of filthy, blackened sludge. A heavily down-tuned monster, it throws you into deep sadness and inner rage, straight into a grim cave - no meandering in an enchanted forest on the way to the deepest abyss.
Bathsheba self-released a demo tape in October 2014 and shortly after signed to Svart Records, who released a 10" EP, The Sleepless Gods, in May 2015. Not long after, the band took to the stage at such festivals as Doom Over London, DesertFest, Incubate, Dutch Doom Days, and Doomed Gatherings.
The Sleepless Gods made quite a stand, but it is obvious that Bathsheba have gained more identity with their debut album, Servus. Servus translates the heaviness of life, a way to cope with the concrete walls of fact and matter against which we are relentlessly beaten. Servus is about struggle, sadness, constant threat, and distortion of the mind. With this album, Bathsheba drags you into the horror of existence under the crushing weight of reality. Servus is about losing yourself in the maelstrom of burden and then finding yourself again, facing the true ugliness of existence. It destructs the mind and shakes the soul. This schizophrenia is translated musically in a genre that takes on sludgy doom in a filthy, blackened way: no compromises. A sinister whisper to a howling she-devil moan...
Sometimes, the truth is too heavy to carry - gather around the witch and hail the oath of doom. And continue the hailing HERE, courtesy of Germany's esteemed Metal Hammer. The previously-revealed "I, At the End of Everything" can be heard HERE, as well as the previously-revealed video for "Demon 13" HERE.
British Doom / Death / Sludge band Warcrab have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream their new album Scars of Aeons, which is out tomorrow via Black Bow Records.
The band commented "This is our best album to date.It fully represents the musical evolution of Warcrab as both a collective and individuals"
Stream Scars of Aeons here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=128295
Warcrab have been making a name for themselves in the UK underground Metal scene since 2011. Hailing from the South West of England, the six piece have played the length and breadth of the country wowing audiences with their carefully crafted blend of Death, Sludge and Doom Metal.
The first release, a Self-titled EP, came in late 2012 and was very well received. Showcasing the bands heavy, sledgehammer approach to songwriting Warcrab followed this release with a number of successful UK shows throughout 2013.
The band began 2014 with a string of dates across the UK with London-based doomsters Diesel King, this provided great exposure for some of their crushing and dynamic new material from their eagerly awaited second EP Ashes of Carnage. This was premiered and the EP released when the band played to a huge audience on the New Blood stage at Bloodstock 2014 which was swiftly followed by a UK tour with Brazilian death mongers Krow. This second offering was a step up for the band as they strived to hone their sound and enhance what they had previously written. With a strong theme of warfare, conflict and the agonies that ensue they aimed to portray this both lyrically and musically in songs such as “In this Iron Tomb”, "Lay all to Waste” and “Entombed in Flames”.
Limited numbers of Ashes of Carnage were released on When Planets Collide label and then re-released in 2015 with additional bonus tracks on Contagion Records giving the band a much larger audience in Europe and beyond. It was promoted through numerous shows across the UK which saw Warcrab sharing the stage with artists such as Vader, Conan, Incantation, Desecration, Sonance and Warlord UK (on the WARTOUR 2015). The band accompanied this series of shows with the premier of their first official video. The video for “Lay all to Waste”, from the aforementioned Ep, was shot at a number of live performances and showcases the band doing what they do best as the title would suggest.
In late 2015 the band entered Skyhammer Studios, with Chris Fielding (Conan) at the desk to embark on recording the third release Scars of Aeons. 2016 looks to be very promising for Warcrab with the release of this monster through Black Bow Records' and further live offerings at upcoming UK metal festivals such as Thashersaurus and Incineration fest. This will no doubt be an opportunity for them to pummel their audience into ear bleeding submission.
Irish doom / sludge juggernaut Mares Of Diomedes, have revealed "Earth Destroyer" a brand new track taken from their forthcoming split with fellow doom merchants Dreich. The track is a roaring beast and is highly recommended for fans of Slomatics, Keeper and The Obsessed.
Stream the track at this location: http://thesludgelord.blogspot.ca/2016/08/and-earth-will-be-destroyed-with.html
The split album will be released on limited edition vinyl, cassette, CD and digital versions on September 16th 2016. Pre-order the album at this location: http://www.heavyearthrecords.com/shop/4589438932
Mares of Diomedes are a two piece from Ireland consisting of two brothers who started the band in 2014 and released their first self-titled EP; through Heavy Earth Records in early 2015. They toured Europe earlier this year and have taken a break from gigs to focus on writing their debut album.
Via Nocturna is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with the highly regarded site Doomed & Stoned to premiere the debut album by Mexican doom / sludge band Teorema. The band's odd blend of doom, sludge, noise and folk music will entrance listeners and has been hailed by critics and fans alike.
Stream the entirety of Teorema's self-titled debut at this location: http://doomedandstoned.com/tagged/Teorema
Pre-order the album here:http://www.vianocturna.com/releases/teorema-teorema/
Teorema is a Mexican band formed in 2013 in Aguascalientes. Their music incorporates elements of sludge metal, drone, doom, ambient, folk and noise rock.
The band released their first single, "Repudio" in 2014 through the official trailer and soundtrack of "Midnight Blues" movie, directed by Omar Linares Cardona and produced by Kopf-kino / The Art Lab.
On July 29th 2016 the band will release their self-titled album on esteemed Polish label Via Nocturna.
Experimental doom band SubRosa will release their most triumphant album to date, "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages", on August 26th from Profound Lore. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band has unveiled the first single, “Wound of the Warden”, via NPR’s All Songs Considered. This track showcases SubRosa’s crushing monolithic sound canvas: a devastating mix of soul-crushing doom, innovative chamber music (solidified by the band’s two electric violin players) and balladry all filtered through the veil of American gothic tragedy.
Guitarist Rebecca Vernon’s vision for SubRosa brewed for some years before songwriting for the band began in the beginning of 2005; debut album "The Worm Has Turned" was released the following year, the "Strega" LP followed in 2008 and SubRosa went on to self-release "The Swans Trapped In Ice" EP in 2009. In 2011, SubRosa’s groundbreaking full-length album "No Help For The Mighty Ones" was released on Profound Lore Records; No Help received extensive critical acclaim. With the band’s line-up solidified with Vernon alongside Kim Pack (electric violin, vocals), Sarah Pendleton (electric violin, vocals), Levi Hanna (bass) and Andy Patterson (drums), SubRosa released More Constant Than the Gods in 2013 which topped countless year end lists including Decibel Magazine, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and more.
Now, SubRosa will release "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages" which sees the band expanding their sound to a new plateau with their heaviest, darkest, and most dynamic-sounding album to date through bigger-sounding production value (the new album was fully engineered and mixed by drummer Andy Patterson). With the awareness brought onto the band with the new album’s predecessor, which also saw SubRosa on their most active touring schedule yet, "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages" will bring push the band further as they prepare to unveil their most important and crucial album in their repertoire.
SUBROSA, ON TOUR:
August 26 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas *Record Release Show*
September 2 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro *Record Release Show*
September 22 Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree ^
September 23 Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival ^
September 24 Prague, Czech Republic @ Modra Vopice ^
September 25 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room ^
September 26 München, Germany @ Feierwerk ^
September 28 Milano, Italy @ Lo-Fi ^
September 29 Bologna, Italy @ Freak Out ^
October 1 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn ^
October 3 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang ^
October 5 Oslo, Norway @ Bla ^
October 9 Koln, Germany @ Underground ^
October 10 Paris, France @ Espace B ^
October 11 London, UK @ Underworld *
October 12 Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow *
October 13 Manchester, UK @ Rebellion *
November 12 San Diego, CA @ Hideout
November 13 Glendale, CA @ Complex
November 14 Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
November 15 Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
November 16 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
November 17 Vancouver, NV @ Cobalt
November 18 Seattle, WA @ Highline
November 19 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
December 10 Denver, CO @ Black Sky Fest
^ w/ Sinistro
* w/ Darkher
Slovenian Sludge Doom alchemists Beneath The Storm are streaming their new album in full via Tometal.com (http://tometal.com/album-premiere-slovenian-doom-sludge-band-beneath-storm/).
“Lucid Nightmare” marks a new beginning for the band. The voice of Beneath The Storm has risen from the tombs of hell and got infected by dark melodies. The new album introduces you to the world of nightmares. A world where obscure visions become reality. It will trap you in its horror and leave you paralysed in sleep.
“Lucid Nightmare” will be released July 4th, 2016 by Argonatura Records in CD / DD.
Preorders are available here.
As the key events of their thirty-year milestone unfold, Neurosis officially announces the name and release date of eleventh full length, "Fires Within Fires".
The new album will be released worldwide on September 23rd via their own Neurot Recordings. The announcement of more specific details of Fires Within Fires is imminent, but in the meantime Neurosis announces a dozen new live performances across Europe in August, where they will be joined on select dates by Latvia's fascinating experimental trio, Tesa.
Neurosis is in fine form following recent and rapturously received shows in San Francisco and Roadburn, celebrating their thirty-year anniversary. Stand by for further info on Fires Within Fires to be released in the weeks ahead.
NEUROSIS Live Dates:
8/10/2016 Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, CZ [tickets]
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D'Urto - Brescia, IT [tickets]
8/12/2016 Rock Altitude Festival - Le Locle, CH w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/13/2016 Oya Festival - Oslo, NO [tickets]
8/14/2016 Arena - Vienna, AT w/ Ufomammut, Tesa [tickets]
8/15/2016 UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/16/2016 Gruenspan - Hamburg, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/17/2016 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/18/2016 Pukkelpop Festival - Hasselt, BE [tickets]
8/19/2016 Substage - Karlsruhe, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival - St. Nolff, FR [tickets]
8/21/2016 Amplifest - Porto, PT w/ Tesa [tickets]
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