What have I been listening to on repeat today? The new INDIAN song “Rhetoric Of No” from their soon to be released album All Purity. After hearing this song one time, it made me realize I must have this record on vinyl! You can pre-order the new INDIAN album here from Relapse Records…The official release date is Jan. 21st!…I’m calling it now…this is going to be one of the top records of 2014!
It’s fucking ON! New music from HIGH ON FIRE, plus it’s in the form of a demented visual for their new song “Slave the Hive”. These metal hellions are now on tour with our comrades in doom Windhand and Norwegian heavy mongers Kvelertak, so make sure to catch them on the road! In the meantime, get ballistic with HIGH ON FIRE – dive right into “Slave the Hive”!
Now this is just unreal: NEUROSIS killing shit in Denver and the year was 1990. Looking at this, you realize why this band has lasted so long, because to this day they have held on to their punk roots. Watching NEUROSIS do their thing back then is still inspiring right now and it makes me really happy to be a part of this movement called PUNK! No Stage, No Pro Lights…just NEUROSIS all the way live…Go here for their upcoming tour dates!
Holy Things are For the Holy, the latest EP from Ontario grind/noise collective Column of Heaven, is about as subtle as a spoonful of steel wool. It’s a slow, painful bite and an alarming swallow. It travels throughout you, leaving scars and marks, and coming out unchanged; but fully changing you.
Today I received a really cool video from MicHell of MONARCH for their upcoming Euro tour! I feel really lucky, because I have heard two demos from their not yet released album and I can tell you it’s very monolithic! Now check out this rad visual and make sure to go see them on tour!
Label: Robotic Empire
Up until now, Reuben Sawyer has been known mostly for his fantastic illustration and design work under the Rainbath Visual moniker, but that’s going to change very quickly as a result of this album.
Held Above is the first album proper by Hollow Sunshine, in which Sawyer takes care of instrumentation/writing duties alongside vocalist Morgan Enos, and it is a sublime achievement. Like the similarly-minded but entirely different sounding SubRosa and Jesu, Hollow Sunshine combines doom metal sonics with melodic indie rock sensibilities, creating music that on the one hand is sludgy, distorted and impossibly heavy, and on the other harkens back to the best nineties indie pop, grunge and shoegaze bands.
Now, here are two bands that do not need much introduction. Coffins and Noothgrush collaborating! When it comes to the underground doom scene, it does not really get better than this. If you need proof of that, just go ahead and check out some of the back catalogue of these two bands: Coffins, with epic releases such as The Other Side of Blasphemy, Mortuary In Darkness, Buried Death and, their most recent The Fleshland, are giving all they’ve got in the two songs they are contributing to this release. As for Noothgrush, who have released a series of demos and splits, their one and only full-length to date is one of the best doom metal records of the 90s – I am speaking about Erode The Person obviously. And now, with Dino Sommese, previously of Asunder and Dystopia, in their line-up, they are rejuvenated.
The three songs that Noothgrush bring are filled with destruction and filth. “Humandemic” kicks things off with a slow tempo taking over completely and old school riffs hammering down slowly. The insane vocals are introduced, trying to tear your ears through and through, while the drunken groove of the band invites you to join in this unearthly feast. The sludge storm rages on with a re-recording of “Jundland Waves”. The doom riffs are always present, while strange effects are swooping in making the track sound even weirder as Noothgrush gradually increase the tension. Once again, the groove is key to the band, and in this instance they are using it to cause an almost nauseating effect.
Heavy as FUCK! Gloomy as FUCK! Demented as FUCK! Just some of the thoughts that come to my mind as I watch the visual for the new sonic collaboration between Gnaw Their Tongues & Alkerdeel entitled “Dyodyo Asema”. This video is a perfect interpretation of what you are about to hear and see! CVLT Nation is honored to be premiering this Gnaw Their Tongues & Alkerdeel piece of visual torment. This project was put together to help celebrate the fifth anniversary of Consouling Sounds…CVLT Nation salutes the bands and the label for a job well done!…Pre-Order HERE January 13th is the release date!