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]
Hamburg based heavy stoner, sludge / power doom band High Fighter, whose first full length album coming out this Friday June 10th on Svart Records, have just unleashed a full album stream for their debut 'Scars & Crosses'!
Formed in the summer of 2014 by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis, this band is a volatile cocktail of heavy as hell riffs fuelled by beer and the mighty weedian riffs. Add a heavy dose of the blues and these deadly schizophrenic vocals, and these guys and girl offer something special to the Sludge, Blues and Stoner Scene. After their critically acclaimed debut EP 'The Goat Ritual' released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows over Europe including UK dates, festivals, several tours and shows with bands such as Ahab, Mammoth Storm, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, The Midnight Ghost Train & many more, High Fighter will release their first and full length album 'Scars & Crosses' on June 10th 2016 with Svart Records!
Since the band is hard to categorize, they just recently stated in an interview with Outlaws of the Sun:
"We're not a pure doom band, nor do we try to be a pure sludge or stoner band. You will find a lot more in High Fighter as well as on our upcoming album. If you're a pure metal head, you will find a bit of what you need. If you're a stoner, blues, sludge or doom enthusiast, like your tunes melodic but mean and heavy on the other hand, we've got something for you. We're fans of leaving enough space for your very own definition and vibes you get with our sound."
You can stream High Fighter's upcoming and hotly anticipated debut album 'Scars & Crosses' now and in full HERE.
'Scars & Crosses', coming as a 6-page CD Digi Pack, LP Gatefold and Digital Download, is available to pre-order here: www.svartrecords.com/shoppe
Catch the band and their energetic live shows on the following dates:
10.06. Hamburg, Bambi Galore, Album Release show - with Jucifer & The Moth
17.06. Würzburg, Immerhin - with The Midnight Ghost Train
18.06. Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei - with The Midnight Ghost Train
02.07. Stadtfest Mücheln
Album release summer tour, with Earth Ship & Mammoth Storm:
22.07.: Kiel, DE - Kieler Schaubude
23.07.: Naaldwijk / Den Haag, NL - De Flatertheek
24.07.: Le Havre, FR - Mac Daid's
25.07.: Nantes, FR - Le Ferrailleur
26.07.: Köln, DE - Underground
27.07.: Weinheim, DE - Cafe Central
28.07.: Berlin, DE - Badehaus Szimpla
29.07.: Erfurt, DE - From Hell
30.07.: Hamburg, DE - Fundbureau
17.08. Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival
10.09.: Open Air Fraureuth
Florida-based Doom / Sludge band Hollow Leg have revealed that they will be embarking on a short tour of the East US with Irata. The tour will be in support of their new album "Crown" which is due to be released in North America on June 24 2016. Confirmed dates are below, more dates are expected to be announced in the near future:
06/21-Burro bar, Jacksonville FL
06/22- Basement, Atlanta GA
06/23 Maywood, Raleigh NC
06/25 Fredrick, MD (Doom Fest)
06/26 Reggies, Wilmington NC
Order "Crown" at this location: https://hollowleg666.bandcamp.com/
Electric Wizard, are working on their ninth studio album, with delivery expected in time for a Halloween 2016 release.
This is all the information available. The whereabouts of the band and the recording / mixing details are not currently known, but more news should follow in due course…
This new offering will be the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Time to Die’ and will be the second release on the band’s ‘Witchfinder Records’ imprint, the result of a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.
‘Time to Die’ effectively closed the lid on a particular part of the band’s career, and this new album will represent a fresh turn of the turf…
Until that time, get your fix of pure evil at one of these live performances:-
12/07/16 – Download, Castle Donington, UK
28/07/16 – Metal Days, Tolmin, Slovenia
13/08/16 – Brutal Assault, Czech Republic
26/08/16 – Psycho Las Vegas, Las Vegas, US
01/10/16 – Z7, Basel, Switzerland
Copenhagen-based Rising has just issued a new trailer documenting the recording of their impending third LP, "Oceans Into Their Graves", as the album nears release in late April.
Since its genesis in 2008, Rising has displayed relentless, crushing tones, fierce musicianship, and a strong sense for melody and songwriting, their sound slickly melding straightforward classic metal elements with the mammoth amplification and persuasion of upbeat sludge/doom metal. Those traits follow through on "Oceans Into Their Graves" -- the first album since the band's revamping process following their 2013 "Abominor" LP -- yet "Oceans Into Their Graves" also sees this new incarnation of the beast hungrier than ever, while the melodies soar with even more invigoration, their delivery greased to perfection and operating at full steam, resulting in the band's undeniably strongest album yet. Boasting nearly forty-five minutes of mega-infectious riff domination, the album was recorded by producer Jacob Bredahl (By The Patient, The Kandidate) at Dead Rat Studios in Aarhus, Denmark, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Sleep, Black Breath, Old Man Gloom), and bears cover artwork created by vocalist Morten Grønnegaard.
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