You have to be a special kind of motherfucker to actually enjoy FERAL KING’s music in the truest sense of the word. Most people would probably prefer an endodontic treatment or something alike. But as we all know most people suck anyway – and that’s why they’ll never get the painful, raw energy of bands like this. Read the full review and stream the whole record further down.
Virginia’s FERAL KING play a style of chaotic, frantic, semi-metallic Hardcore that had its heyday in the 90ies with bands like Rorschach and Botch in the US or Acme or Systral in Germany. By dropping names like these you ought to know what terrifying sounds to expect on this four-song 7″ EP, out on RDG Records: Razor-sharp riffs accompanied by almost jazzy rhythms, occasional breakdowns and extremely raucous screams are making sure that you’ll hardly be able to catch a breath during the eight minutes of this record. But don’t let the 90ies references fool you – FERAL KING dish an absolutely contemporary brew of extreme music that could hardly be outdated.
Similar for example to the amazing new Gaza record, FERAL KING achieve their relentless heaviness not by the lowest guitar tuning or the sickest moshparts. This record is heavy because of the overall craze, the seemingly uncontrolled outburst of rage that’s defining those songs. Like I said, this self-titled EP ain’t for the weak, but for damn sure it was never intended to be.
The 7″ is available at RDG Records
Feast of Tentacles & King of the Monsters have teamed up to release the upcoming split between MOLOCH/CLOSURE. This intense 7 inch is up for pre-order HERE & HERE. So what happens when you buy this record? Well, your brain will be violently pounded and dragged through a sonic shitstorm for ten minutes! If you don’t believe me, we are streaming the full MOLOCH/CLOSURE split below!
CHURCH WHIP Kills, CHURCH WHIP Rules, CHURCH WHIP Slays all!!! And their new 7″ out now on Corpse Without Soul& Fallow Field is the shit! Damn I can’t get this record off of repeat – I fucking dig the way it gets me going. CHURCH WHIP’s music attacks my ear drums with the kind of blackened punk that I will never get tired of.
Every moment of this releases is a maggot fest happening in my brain, and just makes want to hear their album, like, ASAP! Anyway, CVLT Nation is ultra stoked that we have the exclusive stream for this CHURCH WHIP 7″ below…Corpse Without Soul put loads of effort into the packaging of this record – I have no doubt this is a collectors item that even the dead will want!
This is urgent: on September 21st, Protestant release their new album Reclamation via Halo of Flies USA & Chaos RuraleCanada. Every tune on this album is a wake up to your inner doubts to shut the fuck up and get on with this thing called life! Today CVLT Nation is honored to be streaming the song “Jan Palach” from Reclamation below!
The new Menace Ruine record entitled Alight In Ashes will give the unknown worlds inside of you a new place to call home. From the very first day that I got it, I have listened to at least three times a day. For me, Alight In Ashes is a sonic voyage that will never get boring! This is why CVLT Nation is honored to be streaming the new Menace Ruine song “Arsenikon: Faded In Discord” below. The album will be released via Profound Lore on Oct. 2nd, and the vinyl version will be handled by Sige Records. Make sure to check out the tour posters for the upcoming Menace Ruine Northwest & European tours after the jump!
Dropdead is a legendary Hardcore Punk band from Rhode Island. If you are into punk, you know about this band. They are the real deal. I had the opportunity of seeing them on 9-2-12 at a day show in San Francisco. They have been an active band in the scene and community for over 20 years!! They were playing with Elegy, Vaccuum(Last show), Permanent Ruin, & Bumbklaatt. When it was time for Vaccuum to begin I realized I had forgot my memory card. I stuck around and watched them as they are a really cool band, really anything that Robert Collins is apart of is gonna be worth checking out. When they finished I drove back to Oakland to retrieve my memory card so I could make it in time to film Dropdead. There was no way that I was going to miss the opportunity to capture this awesome intimate performance.
Text by Ryan Avery
Dead Instrument is difficult to describe. Their sound is unlike most grind bands I’ve listened to in recent years. And their etiquette is almost repulsive — their vicious and swift assault within the immediate opening of the album, setting an unrelenting tone throughout the entire play. You can tell just by listening that these guys do not give a single fuck as to what any one person thinks of what they create with their weapons (as they clearly use their instruments to inflict pain upon the listener). And, in case you’re wondering, this is a good thing. Grind is aggressive and impolite, in my opinion, and is meant to push through angst and anger with each blasting riff and thunderous beat. With mild, mid-tempo breaks between every few fast-paced movements, these sludge interludes break up the album nicely giving the listener a chance to catch a breath just before another fast-paced anvil drops upon the head. The vocals blend so eloquently with the voracious progression of riffs, acting as an overture to the cruelty these maniacs are delivering. Just as quickly as the album starts, it abruptly ends and not too soon (or too late). These guys timed their assault perfectly: a quick hit and run of pummeling grind with hints of sludge-infused breaks to annihilate and assimilate their listeners. Assimilate? Right. Because once you listen you are a convert to this psychotic display of vulgarity.. one can only feel as though this album is just a taste of what is to come from Dead Instrument. Europe is constantly breeding a unique sound within all sub-genres of music and these guys bring a familiar yet distinct new flavor to grind, combining all the right elements to leave us in wanting.
Pick up a copy as soon as you can, as they are only limited to 300 copies! Raw Birth is developing quite a unique collection with their recent releases and be on the look-out for what follows in Dead Instrument’s wake.
More live photos after the jump…
On Sept. 21st, SWITCHBLADE will be releasing their new album via Denovali, and it’s way heavy! With three mammoth movements that last about 37 minutes, this band shows & proves. SWITCHBLADE’s sound will light your bong for you – all you have to do is inhale the doom! CVLT Nation is stoked that we are streaming Movement II for you below…
What sounds can rescue me from despair? What sounds can stop these grey days from becoming my only reality? Through the fear of looking into eyes of my nightmares, I do see a tomorrow. I must go to the darkest places of inner torment to realize that another day will bring a different outcome. If I had taken my life when I thought I had none to live, I would not be here now, writing about the amazing new album by PLANKS entitled Funeral Mouth, coming out Oct. 12th via Golden Antenna Records. For me, listening to this album is therapy, and when it’s pumping out of my speakers, all of my self-doubt fades away. The band really made sure that each tune had depth and a story that the listener could relate to. PLANKS’ songwriting skills are so on point – they know how to create tunnels of empathy, with giant rivers of melody running through them for your imagination to float away on. PASSION & CONVICTION play a big role in the way this band conveys their message about the human condition. The vocals that you will encounter are fucking way beyond just being heartfelt – there is no way not to recognize the power behind the delivery. Musically, PLANKS have set the bar to the next level by combining all of their influences in a very organic way into an audio storm. If I had to describe what Funeral Mouth reminds me of, it would be walking alone on a deserted beach, with the black sky above me and crashing waves at my feet. When you hear a song like “An Exorcism Of Sorts,” you will hear where I’m coming from, because this band has created a melodic journey in the winds of a sonic hurricane. Their are so many awesome things that are spoken by the guitar playing on this record, and at some points you might think the riffs are vocals. PLANKS have manifested something very special. But instead of believing what I have to say, you are in luck, because CVLT Nation has been given the huge honor of streaming Funeral Mouth in full below!…PRE-ORDER WILL START TOMORROW!!!
The self-titled album by Assembly of Light Choir, out tomorrow via At A Loss Recordings, is an out-of-body listening experience. When you put on this record and you start feeling that you are floating in space, don’t fight the feeling, just roll with it. All six songs will teleport your whole being into another reality as you fly away on some very ethereal voices. There has not been an album created like this in many years, because something about this will appeal to heavy music weirdos & spaced-out weirdos just as much. CVLT Nation is extra hyped that we have been given the honor to stream this whole album below, so sit back, tune in and space out!