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Listen To New BLACK TUSK Song 'Scalped'

BLACK TUSK has released the third track from its new album, "TCBT", which is due on August 17 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at The Garage Savannah and mixed by engineer and longtime collaborator Chris "Scary" Adams. The song "Scalped" can be streamed below. "TCBT" track listing: 01. A Perfect View ...

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Listen To New BLACK TUSK Song 'Burn The Stars'

BLACK TUSK has released the second track from its new album, "TCBT", which is due on August 17 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at The Garage Savannah and mixed by engineer and longtime collaborator Chris "Scary" Adams. The track "Burn The Stars" can be streamed below. "TCBT" track listing: 01. A ...

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House of Doom - CANDLEMASS

A casino of the damned? Someone dial Anne Rice's agent; there's a potential Lestat story to be fleshed out here. In one of the weirdest experiments in metal, doom legends CANDLEMASS created a soundtrack song for an online gaming experience, "House of Doom". Now, before you trigger-happy zombie mashers get a blazing hard-on by what ...

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Anatomical Venus - BLACK MOTH

Faster than you can groan "Not another metal act leading with 'black' in its moniker," we have the third album from Leeds, UK art-fuzz acolytes, BLACK MOTH. Call the band stoner Brits if you feel like being crude, but this band has its eyes set on taking this subgenre's standards and doing something unique with ...

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WICK - ROYAL THUNDER

Georgia is one of contemporary American metal's saving graces. Thusly it shouldn't be a surprise that the state’s ROYAL THUNDER now claims bragging rights, alongside the esteemed company of MASTODON, BARONESS and KYLESA, as sludge-prog cream of the crop. Though ROYAL THUNDER has taken a slower course to recognition, thirteen years to be precise, its ...

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Only Ghosts - RED FANG

One of 2014's biggest breakouts was Portland's RED FANG. The drone modernizers cracked as high as 66 on the Billboard charts with "Whales and Leeches", an album praised by fans and critics alike. It didn't hurt RED FANG's chances of connecting with the heavy music public that its videos are a freaking hoot, but landing ...

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Imperium Simulacra - BLACK COBRA

It's been five years since BLACK COBRA released its last album, "Invernal", and the band's return means a hell of a lot to the sludge underground. If you're unfamiliar with BLACK COBRA, the band is the bombastic duo from San Francisco: guitarist Jason Landrian, formerly of CAVITY, and drummer Rafael Martinez, one-time bassist for ACID ...

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Exhausting Fire - KYLESA

KYLESA have proven to be one of the most evolutionary metal bands of our time. Like fellow Georgians BARONESS, it's not wholly accurate to label them sludge, much less metal, though the two are the primary palettes both create in. Since 2009's "Static Tensions", KYLESA has sought an identity outside of the sonic bombast Phillip ...

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BARONESS: Entire 'Purple' Album Available For Streaming

BARONESS's fourth album, "Purple", is available for streaming in its entirety below. The CD will be released on December 18 through Abraxan Hymns). The "Purple" cover artwork was created by BARONESS frontman John Baizley. Baizley has done the artwork for all of BARONESS's releases as well as fine art and album art for bands including ...

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BARONESS: New Song 'Morningstar' Available For Streaming

BARONESS will release its fourth album, "Purple", on December 18 through Abraxan Hymns). The song "Morningstar", taken from "Purple", can be streamed below. The "Purple" cover artwork was created by BARONESS frontman John Baizley. Baizley has done the artwork for all of BARONESS's releases as well as fine art and album art for bands including ...

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BARONESS Reveals 'Purple' Album Cover Via Time Lapse Video

BARONESS has revealed the cover for the band's fourth album, "Purple" (due on December 18 through Abraxan Hymns), via a time lapse video that shows John Baizley's process for creating the album artwork. This clip follows fans piecing together quadrants of the album cover that were revealed via t-shirts shipped last week as part of ...

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KYLESA To Release 'Exhausting Fire' Album In October

"Lost And Confused", a brand new song from Savannah rockers KYLESA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Exhausting Fire", which will be released on October 2 via Season Of Mist. The cover art for the CD was designed by KYLESA's longtime artist Shaun Beaudry. "Exhausting Fire" track listing: ...

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The Make Believe - DARKENTRIES

This five piece angst sludge band from South Carolina have been together under the name DARKENTRIES since 2012, but the components were friends long beforehand. Their familiarity with one another was pushed to the nth by reportedly living in the same house together and slogging through the night on many occasions to produce their debut ...

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Harvest Earth - JAGGED VISION

Right behind SIERRA comes another discovery for the KYLESA-backed Retro Futurist label, JAGGED VISION. Instead of plunging through the deep American South where KYLESA calls home and allies themselves with other underground sludge monsters, Retro Futurist first tapped into the Canadian scene to turn up SIERRA. Now Retro Futurist exposes Norway's JAGGED VISION to a ...

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Swiss Extreme Metal Group SCHAMMASCH Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of the Basel, Switzerland-based extreme metal quartet SCHAMMASCH (aka Šamaš, the sun god from Akkadian / Babylonian mythology). The band's sophomore album, "Contradiction", will be released later in the year. The effort is described in a press release as "a sprawling, epic work over 85 minutes, presented with majestic ...

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Pslip - SIERRA

Ontario stoner trio SIERRA have captured the attention of KYLESA principals Philip Cope and Laura Pleasants, who recently started their own label, Retro Futurist Records. As their inaugural signing, SIERRA is sure to win over the stoner sect as quickly as they have Cope and Pleasants. Their debut album, "Pslip", is a slow cooker at ...

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SO HIDEOUS Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of the acclaimed, genre-defying Brooklyn quartet SO HIDEOUS. The band's full-length debut, "Last Poem / First Light", will be released on April 29 on CD, cassette and 180-gram black vinyl. The CD was recorded at The Wild Arctic Studios in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with Dean Baltulonis (LUCERO, MODERN LIFE ...

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SKELETONWITCH's SCOTT HEDRICK Speaks To RESIDENT ROCK STAR (Video)

Resident Rock Star conducted an interview with guitarist Scott Hedrick of Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH on February 11 in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. SKELETONWITCH's new album, "Serpents Unleashed", sold around 5,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 62 on The Billboard ...

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DEAD TO A DYING WORLD Preparing To Record New Album

Dallas, Texas-based blackened doom congregation DEAD TO A DYING WORLD will enter the studio in the near future to record the band's sophomore full-length release. The group is preparing to record this time with renowned sonic decimation engineer Billy Anderson (SLEEP, NEUROSIS, MELVINS), who will undertake the arduous task of harnessing their massive sophomore album. ...

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KYLESA Launches RETRO FUTURIST RECORDS

KYLESAPhillip Cope, Laura Pleasants and Carl McGinley II — will launch Retro Futurist Records next month with the January 28 release of Canadian prog trio SIERRA's album "Pslip". "The idea behind Retro Futurist Records is to provide an artist-friendly home to bands we like and bands we feel are relevant in aesthetic, sound, ...

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No One is Alone if No One is Alive - CZAR

If you've ever seen Chicago's CZAR perform live, the temptation to compare them to NEUROSIS and, to lesser degrees, A STORM OF LIGHT, is inescapable. This trio rolls their set with little illumination outside of white light flushes below and rolling projections of terror behind them. Yet, CZAR's music is and it isn't in the ...

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KYLESA: 'Low Tide' Video Released

"Low Tide", the new video from the genre-defying Savannah quintet KYLESA, can be seen below. The animated clip was directed by Brodie Rush. KYLESA will make its eagerly awaited return to Europe in support of the band's current album, "Ultraviolet". The extensive tour will kick off on January 10 in Prague, Czech Republic and continue ...

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SKELETONWITCH: 'Serpents Unleashed' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Serpents Unleashed", the new album from Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH, sold around 5,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 62 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued on October 29 via Prosthetic Records, the follow-up to 2011's "Forever Abomination" was recorded this past spring at GodCity Studio ...

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SKELETONWITCH: 'Serpents Unleashed' Video Released

The video for the title track of "Serpents Unleashed", the new album from Ohio metallers SKELETONWITCH, can be seen below. Filmed in black and white, the clip features just over two minutes of stylized, in-your-face performance footage produced and directed by Ralph Miller (Turnstyle Fims) and edited by Jon Nix. Due on October 29 via ...

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