Gothenburg’s AGE OF WOE are back, and trust me, by the sounds of their new music they are not fucking around! Their new album is entitled INHUMANFORM and will be released via Suicide Records/Give Praise Records on May 30th. CVLT Nation salutes AGE OF WOE for giving us the opportunity to stream their new track “At First Light,” plus premiere the video of the same name. This band made sure to inject their already caustic sound with more aggression pointed at the corrupt forces that want to oppress us all. AGE OF WOE’s new song is a rager – if you don’t believe me, press play below and let the fury begin…
Rhinocervs are the current leaders in USBM. There, I said it. I would follow this label off of a cliff.
Rhinocervs is a Los Angeles based label who have several bands that release material such as Odz Manouk, Absum, and Tukaaria but the main output of the label are anonymous and untitled releases. That sounds cheesy, but the label has said that they want to release music about purely the music, and for their releases to not be held down by which members are in a band or “petty” things like that. This could mean that each release on the label is a completely new band, or it could be just one person. That said, the whole point is to focus on the music.
Now that we have that clarified, let’s talk about the music. This is very different from the other Rhinocervs releases. If you’re looking for the good ol’ blistering black metal that you’ve heard in previous releases, then you might actually be disappointed. There is only one roughly 4 minute blast of sweet riffs, and even then it seems out of place with the rest of the release. Most of RH-15 takes hints from both dark ambient and soundtracks of movies from the ’80s; lots of weird sounds and some synth. That doesn’t sound very enticing, but stay with me. It’s hard to pinpoint certain spots on this since everything is untitled, but some of these tracks are definitely doom influenced. The final track sounds very funeral doom-esque, and it’s probably my favorite on the release. The riffs aren’t there, but the ambiance is something out of a torture scene in a cave. If this were a soundtrack to a movie I’d be terrified to see it.
So what do we have here? It’s an epic download of a SWANS set from 1987 in Switzerland. All I can say is that this show sounds hauntingly beautiful and the sound quality is spot on! Check out the download link and track listing after the jump!
Okay, so over the past few years there has been some really fucking good death metal coming out of the US and I gotta say it’s pretty goddamn cool to say the least and CLERIC (feat. members of Kill The Client, Tyrannosorceress and Baring Teeth) is no exception to this. I’m an absolute sucker for some dirty, mean, fist pumping, heavy-as-shit sounding Old School Swedish Death Metal reminiscent stuff. Seriously, for me personally this is some of the best modern Death Metal from the US to grace my ears alongside the likes of ACEPHALIX, MORTUOUS, NECROT, VASTUM, DISMA, FUNEBRARUM and many more. Now.. these three tracks they have up on their bandcamp page seem to be coming out on their forthcoming album entitled “Gratum Inferno” so don’t think this is all you’ll be getting. You’ll just have to wait a while until the whole thing comes out (release date uncertain it seems).
Deep down in the pits of Kentucky doom exists a band called HIGHGATE, and they way more than bring the brutal. Their riffs are served with an ultra large portion of pain and aguish which you can wash down with their bile-filled vocals. HIGHGATE have just released a brand new full length entitled Survival out now on Total Rust Music. Their brand of apocalyptic blackened down-tuned hate is highly addictive – maybe this is why I have had their record on repeat. It is an honor to be streaming two tracks from Survival called “Mother Abyss” & “Nachwirkun” which are both fucking bangers! Do us a favor – tell your homies about HIGHGATE, they are one of those bands that everyone should hear!
This is one huge boom that is about to go off in your ear! A389 Recordings have just released their annual free mixtape with 40 tracks of throat-ripping tunes! This sonic war call is streaming below and can be downloaded HERE! CVLT Nation salutes A389 Recordings on a great year, and there is more to come!
I have the insects of sludge flying around my decaying skull right now, or maybe it’s the Valley of Death telling me restart my life there. Actually I’m being crushed under the power of the soon-to-be-released album by THE PSYKE PROJECT entitled Guillotine. For 39 minutes, this Danish band paints a bleak picture of existence, but at the same time under all of the despair you can hear melodic angst crawling all around their riffs! This astounding record will be available for for download and stream April 1st on WIMP.dk and BANDCAMP and on 180g vinyl with bonus CD on May 6th from Bloated Veins, Black Lake Records, Brain Crushing Records and Swarm of Nails (all links take you to pre-orders). Today, CVLT Nation is stoked to be premiering THE PSYKE PROJECT’s Guillotine in full below!
You know those days when you need more than just a caffeine boost? I have the answer! It comes in the form of a Pittsburgh band called SLAVES BC. I have been following them for some time and I must say that each release is taking their fury to unknown heights of audio anger! They have a new split in the works with Cousin Sleaze from New York, and today CVLT Nation has the honor of streaming two SLAVES BC songs from the split below. Have a listen, then pre-order HERE! The split will be released digitally on April 11th, and it will be released as a 7″ at the end of May.
Some people say space is the place and when it comes to the band E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr, and they would be correct. Today they release their new album entitled KOMETENBAHN via Svart Records. The whole record takes you into a valley of sound where you will lose yourself. CVLT Nation is streaming their song Sonnenaufgang below. Every time I hear this tune, a giant smile comes alive on my face and I start to dream! E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr create sonic magic that will make your eardrums float away into the void…