Irish post metal sludge doomsters Raum Kingdom, after their critically acclaimed debut “Everything & Nothing”, announce full details of their sophomore album entitled “Monarch”.
Grateful and humbled by the inundation of positive reviews and attention from music critics, webzines and fans from across the globe, haunting, fearful, Raum Kingdom continue to create hype in the community by doing what they passionately enjoy doing.
Raum Kingdom started out in late 2013 on the east coast of Ireland when singer Dave Lee and guitarist Andrew Colohan set out to create a soul crushing experience of sonics. When long time friends, bassist Ronan Connor and drummer Mark Gilchrist joined the line up, the project was ready to express itself.
Exploring their collective passion for all heavy genres of music, the four-piece began to channel that energy into what would turn out to be Raum Kingdom’s first, self-titled five track EP, self-released in April 2014. Taken unawares by the instant and positive critical response, Raum Kingdom‘s ability to resound with their audience comes from their heart for turning negativity into positivity and the ethos of having a blast doing what they have a passion for. To date, the band has completed numerous shows on the Euro circuit, and released an EP, a split EP with Belgian group All We Expected, and their much acclaimed debut album ‘Everything & Nothing’, a one hour sonic journey of redemption and hope.
After the sudden and sad passing of bass player Ronan Connor in March 2021, Raum Kingdom wanted to release their last recordings and writings in respect for Ronan’s memory.
Their new effort is something beyond everything: emotive, melodic, atmospheric and hypnotizing. A musical journey for our deep senses. "Monarch" will be released on January 27th by Argonauta Records.
The first single and video “Red Admiral” is out now and streaming here:
Watch out for many more news to follow soon!
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UK sludge band Byzanthian Neckbeard have just released their new song "Minaton" via The Sludgelord. The song is from their upcoming album of the same name which will be released next week.
Listen to the song here: https://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2019/10/track-premiere-byzanthian-neckbeard.html?m=1
Back with another, fuller bag of riffs, Byzanthian Neckbeard have made good on the promise of their first two releases. The promise? To break headphones with tracks that soundtrack eerie tales of devil worms and other creatures of the night.
After a spoken intro to send a chill through the bones, opening salvo “The Werespider” promptly sets said bones ablaze with heavy, thumping riffs and booming growls. This energy continues throughout the record, as the trio groove through such catchy numbers as “Evisceration Stare” and “Condemned to the Swamp”. Their formula of groovy-doom-meets-death-metal-intensity is as solid as the stone they carved it from, though they do deviate from it; for instance, dropping into almost bluesy realms on the title track, or taking an atmospheric approach on closer “Out of the Deep”.
In the end, Minaton is a marvellous record and a step above everything that came before it. Byzanthian Neckbeard may be three miscreants from the foggy island of Guernsey, but they know their way around a bone-shattering song or seven.
Icelandic sludge crew Horrible Youth have partnered with Metal Injection to stream their debut album "Wounds Bleed". The new record is out today on Bandcamp and Spotify.
Iceland has produced some amazing artists over the years, and it seems the fountain of inspiration never dries up in the small, northern nation. Enter Horrible Youth, a five-piece sludge and grunge band that sprang to life in Oslo in 2016 and quietly recorded their stunning debut, Wounds Bleed. The band is now based in Reykjavik and are proud to announce their signing with Artoffact Records.
The band comprises scene notables Ágúst Bent Jensson on vocals, Magnús Leifur Sveinsson on synths, Frosti Gringo on drums, Hálfdán Árnason on Bass and Moog, and Helgi Rúnar Gunnarsson handling guitar. The five members have a storied history in the Reykjavik scene, including membership in bands as diverse as Úlpa, Legend, Benny Crespos Gang, Kul and many others.
Wounds Bleed is released on Toronto-based Artoffact Records.
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Swedish sludge band Pyramido are now streaming the entirety of their new album "Fem" in full via Ghost Cult Magazine. The album will be released tomorrow via The Sign Records.
Listen to the album in full here: http://ghostcultmag.com/exclusive-album-stream-pyramido-fem/
Pyramido was formed in the southern Swedish city of Malmö in 2006. Five different individuals getting together, sharing a common passion for heavy, distorted and slowed down music... Suddenly these people seem to be getting together every week. Songs are starting to take shape and these five are slowly transforming into one musical being. With a new name, Pyramido, they are now a band with dreams of touring and releasing music. Since then this collective of friends has released four full-length records, a number of EPs, and played every dark and damp squat of Europe you might imagine.
In the early days of Pyramido’s existence, the band played a generic take on sludge/doom metal with influences too obvious to mention. Over the years, Pyramido has steadily evolved, eventually becoming the more diverse and not so anxious -- the band you see today. This transformation started to show on the bands third record, Saga, making a more permanent mark on the 2016 follow up, Vatten, on which the influences from the band members' combined passion for music of all kind started to make its way into Pyramido’s rusty soundscape.
The brand new album, entitled simply Fem, which is Swedish for the number five, was recorded and mixed during the fall of 2018, with engineer John Rönnerblad. Written over the course of a few years, Pyramido has taken the time to let the new material breathe and evolve naturally, not being afraid to try new tempos, melodies, and ideas sometimes foreign to the genre. Drawing inspiration from the delicate melodic figures of dreamy 90’s indie rock, the folky fuzz of vintage Swedish psychedelia, and the bittersweet harmonies of Henrik Berggren and Broder Daniel. Then imagine these influences being suffocated by the impact of the heaviness and aggression that is Pyramido, leaving only about a few percent of them passably breathing. The result is a somewhat heavy-hearted and melodic sludge metal/hardcore attack, once perfectly described as "…a warm hug rather than a punch in the face."
With Pyramido you won’t get the usual macho, congregating-at-a-sacrificial-altar- doing-bonghits-with-Satan-while-worshipping-riffs-and-watching-vintage-biker-flicks-bullshit-shtick that is commonly represented when describing this kind of music. What you will get though is honest, soulful, yet aggressive and crushingly heavy music with strong roots in DIY culture and lyrics dealing with the struggles of everyday life and a desperate hope for social change.
UK progressive sludge metal band Sail are pleased to reveal their new song "Starve" which is now streaming via Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The single is set to be released on all streaming platforms this Friday.
Listen to the song here: https://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2019/09/18/exclusive-premiere-sail-make-sure-you-dont-starve-with-new-ep/
UK progressive sludge band Sail offers up their new single "Starve," a grotesque ode to the anxieties of modern life. Fans of Torche, Red Fang and Baroness will eat up what this Southwestern UK band is dishing out.
Sail released their debut album Slumbersong in March 2017 on Hibernacula Records, receiving excellent reviews including a 4K Kerrang review, coverage in Terrorizer, and play on Radio Fenriz. Later that year, they toured England and Scotland with Cybernetic Witch Cult. This was followed by more performances with Ohhms, Alunah, and Desert Storm, plus tours with Morag Tong and Morass of Molasses. The band has been writing new material since then and also runs their own shows as Sub Terra Promotions.
In regard to their new single, the band says:-
"'Starve' is, put simply, a discussion about facing anxieties in life but with the backing of a big riff. It's fairly thematically similar to our debut release -- our lyrics are very often introspective and hugely personal to us all in differing ways -- but despite this common ground the song feels like a step in a more solid, focused direction."
In regards to their sound, the band commented:-
"We've recently started working in partnership with Zilla cabs, who now provide all our guitar and bass cabs. They've been amazing to work with and they've helped up define our guitar sound for the single."
Italian sludge merchants Juggernaut return with their most complex, powerful and strongly evocative instrumental record to date. They share a first single taken from their cinematic sludge metal masterpiece "Neuroteque", due out October 11th on Subsounds Records.
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Neuroteque, the place where everything is allowed, where everything takes the risk of becoming something else. Urban and science fiction scenarios overlap with bucolic and mystical incursions, sweet lullabies turn into screams, a stealthy step becomes a crazy ride.
On their upcoming, third album, the four-piece band Juggernaut from Rome, Italy, deliver seven tracks as the seven different doors to enter Neuroteque: A lisergic menu of cinematic progressive, metallic psychedelia, mellow and disturbing atmospheres. This record holds seven stories of harmonic and emotional transformation, seven winding paths towards Neuroteque.
Says the band:-
"Neuroteque is a new step forward in the research and definition of the way we think music. It certainly picks up where "TRAMA!" left off, but new images and emotions shuffle the cards towards a more abstract, kaleidoscopic and exciting trip. We are immensely proud and anxious to share our new studio work with everyone! "
Juggernaut New album "Neuroteque" - Out October 11th on Subsounds Records
Pre-orders available here
Juggernaut is a Roma based four-pieces, enjoying complex, powerful and strongly evocative instrumental music, immersed in obscure and grotesque atmospheres. After the band's second and critically acclaimed album "TRAMA!" was released (2014, Subsound Records), they performed countless stages all over Italy and Europe, including the prestigious Euroblast Festival in Köln, Germany (with Cynic, Between The Buried And Me, Monuments, Leprous…). Juggernaut shared the stage with acts such as Soen (with Martin Lopez, ex-Opeth), Philm (with Dave Lombardo, ex-Slayer), Amenra, Today Is The Day, Red Sparowes and Zu.
Andrea Carletti - electric and acoustic guitars, sitar, samples
Roberto Cippitelli - bass, glockenspiel, vibraslap, synth
Matteo D'Amicis - drums, ATV aFrame, egg and soft shaker, tambourine, tabla, senasel, trash can
Luigi Farina - electric, acoustic and classical guitars, synth
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Italian atmospheric post and sludge metal band Lambs‡, who just recently announced their worldwide signing with powerhouse label Argonauta Records, are set to release their first full-length album, Malice, on September 27th.
Formed in 2013 by founding members of Dementia Senex and Crawling Chaos, the four-piece collective released several Eps and splits to date, and shared the stages with prestigious acts such as Brujeria, Ancst, Ufomammut among many more. Lambs‡ combine black metal, sludge and post-hardcore elements to create a very personal and abrasive wall of sounds; unfiltered and raw, they are taking you on a trip into oppressive, gloomy atmospheres. Today the band is sharing with us a first track taken from Malice. Just exclusively premiered on New Noise Magazine, you can now listen to Lambs‡ first single titled Arpia HERE!
Boston sludge metal band Cazador have just released a mini-documentary and full live set via Moshville Times. The video was shot on location @ Arlene's Grocery NYC by Giguana USA.
Watch the video here: https://www.moshville.co.uk/video/2019/08/sludge-trio-cazador-release-micro-documentary-and-full-live-set-watch-them-here/
In today’s society, it can sometimes feel like that there are no solutions for the problems of humanity. The unavoidable tidal wave of static seems it may doom all of us... yet a voice can still be heard. A voice of fear. A voice of anger. A voice unafraid to embrace the dark and churn it to some semblance of light.
This is the voice of Cazador.
One of the best kept secrets in the Boston underground scene, Cazador have been bringing their nervous brew of subgenres to audiences in New England since 2015. Blending a thick and gloomy sludge atmosphere with the melody and urgency of post-metal and hardcore, this act has begun to emerge as one of the more unique and raw up-and-coming sludge acts in New England. Major influences for the band include the post-metal/sludge titans of Isis and Neurosis fused with the melodic hardcore sensibilities of sounds in the ilk Deftones and Poison the Well.
Upon release of their studio debut 'Broken Sun' in May 2017, and a subsequent tour of the North-east and Midwest, Cazador made themselves known as a quietly charismatic collective with an emotional edge through their impassioned, high-energy performances. With their new full length titled 'Failure To Thrive' due out in 2019, the collective is very much looking forward to the future while expanding their sonic horizons and sharing their unique brand of emotionally charged sludge with the masses. According to the band, the new LP reflects a sublime focus on the natural human negativity bias that forces us all to cope with the slow-burning decay of our world by the minute. 'Failure To Thrive' includes lyrics filled with anger and resilience juxtaposed with lush and solemn compositions combined to create melancholic anthems for a new generation of the jaded.
FAILURE TO THRIVE was released on July 12th, 2019.
Hamburg-based Sludge Metal unit High Fighter returns with their sophomore, brand new album this summer on Argonauta Records. Today the band is sharing with us not only the hotly anticipated release details, but also a first single taken from their upcoming record titled Champain!
After the group's debut EP The Goat Ritual released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows all over Europe & the UK, including festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Desertfest Berlin, London and Antwerp, SonicBlast Moledo, Stoned From The Underground, Up In Smoke, Keep It Low, Red Smoke Festival and many more, as well as countless gigs on tour with bands alike Ahab, Conan, Elder, Downfall of Gaia, Crowbar, Mantar, Corrosion of Conformity, Mammoth Storm, Brant Bjork, The Midnight Ghost Train and Earth Ship to name just a few, High Fighter released their first full-length and critically acclaimed album Scars & Crosses in June 2016 on Svart Records. The band's second studio album, Champain, is set for a release on July 26th 2019 with powerhouse label Argonauta Records.
It seems life on the road has impacted High Fighterin a huge way. As their new album has a heavier and fast-paced sound compared to their first records. The best way to describe High Fighter in 2019 is pissed off! This is a different band that announced their arrival in 2014 with their debut EP followed by Scars & Crosses. Champain isn’t for the faint hearted and the band may actually surprise a lot of their established fan-base with this album.
Vocalist Mona Miluski explains:-
"We finally present you the cover art and details for our second album, we have named Champain. This album tells an anti-hero story, and we have probably never sounded that focussed and brutal on a record before. Champain has been recorded, mixed and mastered by our dear friend Jan Oberg at Hidden Planet Studio in Berlin, and the clear, classy but epic album artwork has been designed by the talented Johnny Doe. This record is definitely not Scars & Crosses part 2, we tried to evolve our sound to a new level and this time, introducing the even more heavier side of High Fighter."
Opening songs such as Before I Disappear, Shine Equal Dark and Dead Gift, create an eerie and gloomy atmosphere where the mood can be pitch-black in places. The soaring and brutal riffs on this album allow Mona to show her impressive vocal range, from Death Metal growls, mean screams to her Stoner Rock, Soul and Blues roots.
Stream the album opening track, Before I Disappear, just exclusively premiered with Outlaws of the Sun, HERE!
Champain will be coming out July 26th in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, with a pre-order and many more news to follow soon.
High Fighter is:
Mona Miluski – vocals
Christian Pappas – guitar
Ingwer Boysen – guitar
Constantin Wüst – bass
Thomas Wildelau – drums & backing vocals
HIGH FIGHTER live:
14.06.19 DE – Hannover / Café Glocksee, w/ Monolord
22.06.19 DE – Freak Valley Festival
03.08.19 DE – Gössnitz Open Air
08.-10.08.19 PT – SonicBlast Moledo
18.10.19 DE – Metal Inferno Paderborn
+ many more shows to be announced soon
Venezuela's sludgers Cultura Tres have published a video for the track "Day One", with footage being recorded during the band's live performance at Tropical Butanta (São Paulo, Brazil) in November 2018, during their South American tour. "Day One" is taken off from the band's latest full-length "La Secta".
Watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhJjUvRZn7Q&feature=youtu.be
Cultura Tres have become one of Latin America’s most recognized sludge metal bands, with their distinctive sound composed of an avant-garde mix of metal, seventies rock, doom, psychedelia and South American folk.
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