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.
Hamburg-based stoner metal / sludge outfit High Fighter have just hit the studio to record their first full-length album, and now the band announces that they have signed a worldwide deal with Finland's elite Svart Records.
Born in the summer of 2014 by former members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump, and Pyogenesis, High Fighter self-released their first (and critically acclaimed) debut EP titled The Goat Ritual in the same year, followed by numerous shows all over Europe and the UK in 2015. With one EP out and only in the band's first year, High Fighter have already shared the stage with such acts as Corrosion of Conformity, Ahab, Mammoth Storm, The Midnight Ghost Train, and Greenleaf, among others, and appeared at such festivals as Stoned From The Underground, Sonic Blast Portugal, Red Smoke in Poland, Hamburg Metaldayz, and many more, including an exclusive press showcase live at Wacken Open Air. After heavily touring in 2015, the band has now hit the renowned Rama Studios in Mannheim, Germany to record their first, highly anticipated full-length album, set to be released in June 2016.
"When we introduced the band to the public by the end of 2014 and released our first EP the same year, we would never have imagined what amazing things and opportunities would come up for us and where the still-young road of High Fighter would go," states vocalist Mona Miluski. "In only one year, we were lucky enough to tour heavily, played shows and tours with so many fantastic bands, rocked several festival stages, seen amazing places, and met the greatest people out there. But when we started the band, we also would never have imagined signing a deal with one of the best underground labels this scene has to offer and after this very short band history. Having built up bands such as Mantar and Hexvessel, Svart Records' artist roster speaks for itself, and we're over the moon to have signed with such a reputable and fantastic record label. We look forward to this journey, and can't wait till our first album will see the light of day on Svart!"
High Fighter are currently recording at Rama Studios in Mannheim, Germany. To support the upcoming album live, the band has already announced several shows for 2016, such as Desertfest Berlin and Summer Breeze Festival, and will be announcing more tour dates and upcoming gigs this year soon. Mark your summer calendar: High Fighter's first full-length album is set to be released on June 10th on Svart Records!
Italian psychedelic ritual sludge quartet Nibiru are ready to unleash a preview of the upcoming EP "Teloch" which can be viewed here.
The white vinyl 12” EP will be released on March 25th via Argonauta Records in collaboration with Doommabbestia “Doom’n’Heavy Psych ‘zine”.
Pre-orders are available here
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Relapse Records is proud to present a deluxe reissue of Mastodon's seminal debut LP "Remission", a record that would immediately establish them as one of the most important bands in the history of heavy music. Exploding onto the scene in 2002, Mastodon combined an unparalleled level of musicianship together with songwriting sophistication that simply did not exist amongst their peers.
Over a decade after its release "Remission" remains one of the most important titles in Relapse’s rich catalog, and it is with that appreciation that the label is proud to present a super-deluxe version of this classic record put together with the full cooperation of the band themselves. The album has been fully remixed by original producer and engineer Matt Bayles and remastered by Ed Brooks at RFI.
The CD cover art has been dramatically enhanced to showcase the iconic "Remission" horse in a beautiful custom 3D embossing with a UV gloss, special custom varnish and foil stamping. Additionally, album artist Paul Romano scoured his vaults to unearth 24+ pages of previously unreleased artwork originally created for the Remission album.
The album will see it’s reissue on August 5th (North America), August 4th (UK / World) and August 1st (Germany / Benelux / Finland) on CD and a deluxe 2xLP boxset. Physical pre-orders along with a new line of Remission merchandise are available HERE while digital pre-orders can be made HERE. A trailer showcasing the new and expanded packaging can be viewed HERE.
The CD version comes with a Remission sticker while the 2xLP box set is strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide and includes a 11”x11” 24 page book featuring the gorgeous new artwork from Paul Romano along with an exclusive etching of the Remission horse. A special black/gold vinyl box set edition is available exclusively at Relapse.com and comes with a special, full color Remission turntable slipmat.
Watch a Trailer Featuring the Reissue Packages Here »
BAND FACT: Lumbar is the bottom half of the spine, just above the pelvis and also relates to the abdominal region
"The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome", the debut LP from Lumbar -- founded by Aaron Edge (Lamthethorn, Roareth, Rote Hexe, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth), who is joined by Mike Scheidt (YOB, VHÖL) and Tad Doyle (Tad, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) -- is just over a month from release. The brainchild of Aaron Edge, Lumbar came together earlier this year when he was unexpectedly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. What would be his final musical endeavor before waves of rapidly-spreading pain engulfed him and extended hospital stays became more than frequent, is now his most imperative.
On Lumbar's debut album, "The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome", Edge is joined by Mike Scheidt and Tad Doyle, who helped bring this intense and important project to fruition. The musical result is as diverse and destructive as one may expect from such a lineup, with the varied influence from this trio of musicians coalescing into seven organic and tonally oppressive movements. Ethereal ghostly passages and spacious expanses of minimalistic disharmony cone to an end in sonic obliteration through mesmerizing and pulverizing, as an array of distinct vocal mantras echo from the heart of it all.
Endure the crushing swell of "Day Six" at The Obelisk RIGHT HERE.
Preorders for the digital download and 12" LP are up at Southern Lord now, HERE.
Southern Lord will release "The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome" on LP and digital formats on November 26th, followed by a CD version direct from the band and a cassette version via Holy Mountain Music, with all of the band's proceeds going to aid Edge's medical expenses and treatments. In the meantime, Lumbar launched a new webstore this week, hosting exclusive new shirts and merch items, with 18" x 24" posters and more to be added soon; check it out HERE.
As previously announced, Danish metal troupe Rising has confirmed November 4th as the worldwide street date for their new album, "Abominor", set for release through guitarist Jacob Krogholt's newly formed label, Indisciplinarian. Following its recent premiere on Danish National Radio, today, the fourth of the album's nine raging anthems, "The Hills Below," is now streaming via Youtube.
Listen to Rising roar to "The Hills Below" now AT THIS LOCATION.
"Abominor" contains nearly forty minutes of new material, displaying a faster, more aggressive and gritty side to the Rising sound, incorporating more punk and crust influences, while remaining true to the melodic heaviness that has been a trademark of the band from the beginning. The album is produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen, who also produced Rising's self-titled debut EP as well as their debut album, "To Solemn Ash", and the artwork created by singer / bassist Henrik Hald.
However, "Abominor" is to be the last album from this incarnation of the band. The year leading up to the recording sessions showed severe disagreements creatively and personally within the ranks, and upon finishing the album drummer Johansen and singer/bassist Hald left the band. "Abominor" thereby signifies the end of an era for Rising and as a result of the demise, there will be no tours or live performances directly in support of the LP.Main composer, guitarist and remaining member Jacob Krogholt has now teamed up with original drummer Martin Niemann, who formed the band alongside Krogholt in 2008, and the two core members will continue Rising with a new line-up and are currently busy writing new material to be recorded and performed live in the course of 2014.
"Abominor" will be released as 180 gram black vinyl limited to three hundred copies, as well as digitally worldwide. The LP version is now up for preorder to international customers at Indisciplinarian's new official website HERE. Fans in the US will be able to order the album directly from Earsplit in the coming weeks; stay tuned for preorder info.
Kylesa premiere “Quicksand,” a new song from their forthcoming album "Ultraviolet", (due to be released 28th May via Season of Mist), via Spin (http://www.spin.com/articles/kylesa-quicksand-ultraviolet-stream).
"'Quicksand' is a quick 2:35 of ghostly dreamdoom that joins the melodies of '90s shoegaze with the churn of modern sludge and a riff straight from the Billy Corgan playbook,” says Spin in a brief write-up accompanying the song stream, adding that the song is “a muscular swirl that should please anyone who thought m b v didn't have enough shouting.”
The band has also unveiled the cover art for "Ultraviolet", which was done by Sean Beaudry. Beaudry, a fellow Savannah resident, did the artwork for the band’s "Time Will Fuse Its Worth" reissue.
Pre-order bundles for the new album are available now via (http://e-shop.season-of-mist.com/en/predefined-search/37879).
4. We’re Taking This
5. Long Gone
6. What Does It Take
7. Steady Breakdown
8. Low Tide
9. Vulture’s Landing
Kylesa will play a free, all ages show in their hometown of Savannah at The Dollhouse on 19th April as a way to thank fans for their ongoing support. Pitchfork, in the band’s first interview regarding "Ultraviolet" (http://pitchfork.com/features/show-no-mercy/9084-kylesa/), said of the album: “It’s the… heavy rock band’s darkest, most atmospheric record to date. The collection, which features an array of subtle electronic elements, makes for an expressive, immersive listen that will likely find the double-drumming quintet a larger audience.”
“Unspoken,” also from "Ultraviolet", was released online in late February, leading Stereogum to say “… if the album’s first single is any indication, they’ve continued moving away from their peers as well as their own past, conquering new territory,” adding “it’s a total triumph.” The song can be streamed here: https://soundcloud.com/season-of-mist/kylesa-unspoken.
American Sludge Metal Kylesa have announced the title and release date of their forthcoming album. Considered to be one of the most anticipated hard rock releases of 2013 and the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed album "Spiral Shadow", 'Ultraviolet' will hit the stores on May 24th (May 28th in North America).
For fans a taster of whats to come is in stock as "Unspoken", one of the new songs from the eleven-track album is now available for those who subscribe to the Season of Mist newsletter. Of course, if you have already subscribed to the newsletter, you can still get the MP3. All you have to do is enter your email address in the widget you will find on the respective websites of Season of Mist partners Terrorizer (UK), Metal.de (Germany), and Inferno (Finland).
“Whereas ‘Spiral Shadow’ was a warm album suggesting concepts of hope, ‘Ultraviolet’ is a bit colder and darker”, explains songwriter / guitar player Laura Pleasants. “All of our studio albums have their own unique identity and we've always been a band who strives for something different than what current fads suggest. With ‘Ultraviolet’, we took a step inward and wrote music that we felt we had to write; this album centers around the multiple themes of loss and you can feel it in the music. Everyone goes through it during their lifetime and this record reflects that experience”.
'Ultraviolet' was recorded at The Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina with Kylesa's guitar player / songwriter and sought-after producer, Phillip Cope (Baroness, Black Tusk) once again overseeing production.
Kylesa will return to the road in May with more details forthcoming.
Chicago's stoner / sludge lords The Atlas Moth and Ireland's black metal heavyweights Altar Of Plagues are excited to announce a trek through North America as both bands make their way towards Raleigh, NC, where each will play as part of Hopscotch Music Festival.
Both bands are touring in support of their 2011 full-lengths. 'An Ache For The Distance' was released by The Atlas Moth in the fall of 2011, while Altar of Plagues unleashed 'Mammal' in the Spring of 2011. Both albums are available now via Profound Lore Records.
8.31 - Chicago - Ultra Lounge
9.01 - Detroit - Magic Stick
9.02 - Toronto - Sneaky Dee's
9.03 - Montreal - Katacombs
9.04 - Boston - The Great Scott
9.05 - Brooklyn - Saint Vitus
9.06 - Philly - The Barbary
9.07 - Raleigh - Hopscotch Music Festival
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