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Mandala Of Fear - HUNTSMEN

Some moments of inspiration are simply meant to be. When HUNTSMEN unveiled their cross-genre sound on 2018's "American Scrap", it was hard to believe that no one had previously blended thunderous post-metal with the windswept atmospheres and wistful harmonies of sun-scorched Americana: for those with a taste for melancholy and massive riffs, it was an ...

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Return Fire - RETURN FIRE

They say that history is written by the victors. In heavy metal, history tends to be written — or at least made — by singers and guitarists, which means that people like Joe Nuñez tend to remain unsung heroes, with glittering resumes but little in the way of individual acclaim. You will, of course, be ...

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Mother of Red Light - METH.

Oh my coagulating Christ, this is nasty. A six-man project from Chicago, METH. have two low-key releases under their belt, but "Mother of Red Light" will be most people's first taste of this band's newly birthed sonic world, and it's one that is likely to linger in the back of the throat, like some infernal, ...

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Listen To New KEN MODE Song 'Not Soulmates'

Canadian metallic noise rock band KEN MODE will release its seventh studio album, "Loved", on August 31 through Season Of Mist. A song from the disc, titled "Not Soulmates", can be streamed below. KEN MODE vocalist/guitarist Jesse Matthewson comments on the track: "The main 'chorus' line, I suppose you could call it, 'You're going to ...

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UNSANE: New Song 'Aberration' Available For Streaming

"Aberration", a brand new song from the legendary New York City-based noise rock group UNSANE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Sterilize", which will be released on September 29 via Southern Lord. The disc closes a five-year gap since the 2012 release of UNSANE's "Wreck" LP through ...

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UNSANE: 'Sterilize' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Southern Lord recently announced the label's new partnership with legendary New York City-based noise rock group UNSANE for the September 29 release of the band's eighth studio album, "Sterilize". The disc closes a five-year gap since the 2012 release of UNSANE's "Wreck" LP through Alternative Tentacles. "Sterilize" track listing: 01. Factory 02. The Grind 03. ...

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TODAY IS THE DAY Signs With THE END RECORDS

The End Records has announced the signing of TODAY IS THE DAY for the band's upcoming studio record and ten-album catalog. The group's new CD will be released in 2017 to coincide with TODAY IS THE DAY's 25th anniversary, and it will be followed by the catalog reissues, which feature exclusive, never-before seen and heard ...

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TODAY IS THE DAY Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Visionary metal act TODAY IS THE DAY has confirmed a new lineup, as two new trusted assassins have been engaged to forge the band's tenth studio full-length, which is fully written and already coming to fruition. Now joining TODAY IS THE DAY's founding guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin, Jeff Lohrber is laying down this album's percussive attack. ...

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LORD DYING: 'Dreams Of Mercy' Video Released

"Dreams Of Mercy", the new video from Portland, Oregon's LORD DYING, can be seen below. The clip was shot by Whitey McConnaughy, who has previously worked with RED FANG. "Dreams Of Mercy" comes off LORD DYING's debut album, "Summon The Faithless", which was released in July via Relapse Records. In a time where everyone is ...

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I Versus the Glacier - CLAMFIGHT

At first glance, levity seems a natural, dominant feature of CLAMFIGHT's sophomore album, "I Versus the Glacier" - just look at the Viking pin-up girls gracing that cover art and, well, the band IS called CLAMFIGHT! But, as was similarly the case with the New Jersey quartet's first opus, released some two years prior, once ...

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INTRONAUT Begins Recording New Album

INTRONAUT, the notorious post-metal prog act hailing from Los Angeles, has entered the studio to begin tracking its fourth full-length album for a spring release via Century Media Records. Drums will be recorded by producer John Haddad (EXHUMED, PHOBIA) at Trench Studios, while Derek Donley (BEREFT) will be handling recording duties for the instruments. Andrew ...

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Wreck - UNSANE

Twenty years of UNSANE and the admittedly "dirty and noisy on purpose" Brooklyn trio continues to stand well apart from the throngs of imitators. "Wreck" is about as UNSANE as UNSANE gets. Appropriately titled and as twistedly grooving as ever, "Wreck" is a one hell of a way to ring in the band's 20th anniversary. ...

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UNSANE To Release 'Wreck' In March

Legendary New York City rock powerhouse UNSANE will release its long-awaited seventh full-length album, "Wreck", on March 20 via Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label. Recorded by the band and producer Andrew Schneider at Brooklyn's Translator Audio (PELICAN, KEELHAUL), "Wreck" is an unfettered burst of pent up emotions and frustrations channeled into song and an unflinching ...

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NAILS Working On New Material

Reigning as one of the harshest, heaviest bands bearing placement in the realms of hardcore, California trio NAILS has worked its way through the ranks quickly in the past year. From a brand new name a year ago to one of the scene's most-talked-about acts and one of the most unhinged, crushing acts to ever ...

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High as the Sun - DIESTO

Good stoner rock/doom albums often have a way of slowly but surely overtaking the listener until you — at the risk of sounding terribly cheesy and cliché — become one with the album. Long trips down the existential highway in and of themselves accomplish nothing, except fatigue, earache, and dementia-inducing boredom. Seeing "God" standing next ...

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Twilight of the Gods - BLACK SUN

The pain…she's a comin' strong! That the blackening of the power source we call the sun is not the stuff of joyful celebration is inarguable. "Twilight of the Gods" by Glasgow misery mongers BLACK SUN is sludgy, abrasively post-punk, and noisy as hell. It is torment set to music. The players are vocalist/percussionist Russell McEwan, ...

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16: Digital Reissues Unveiled

Los Angeles, California's 16 has seen the digital reissue of its "Blaze of Incompetence" (1997) album and the digital release of "The First Trimester", which includes the 1998 Scott Case collection of rare tracks that has been rearranged to include a cover of SLAYER's "At Dawn The Sleep". Additional information and audio previews can be ...

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'Forward-Thinking' Project Label COEXTINCTION RECORDINGS Launched

New York-based "project label" Coextinction Recordings has opened its doors for business by announcing an impressive upcoming release schedule. The innovative, online music label — set in motion with the goal to "promote an artist- and fan-friendly community while trying to create a home for unique and special moments in music" — will operate out ...

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Mounds of Ash - CASTEVET

This album makes me tense, anxious, and kind of angry. It is not an uncommon feeling with this type of noisy-USBM-meets-abrasive-hardcore sprinkled with atmospherics to make certain that you also become paranoid over some undefined feeling of impending doom. Yep, it is one of those Profound Lore releases that is not easily digested and leaves ...

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NAILS Signs With SOUTHERN LORD RECORDINGS

Continuing to supply the masses with aural brutality of all types, Southern Lord Recordings has added Southern Californian trio NAILS to its ever-expanding roster. NAILS' music is beyond brutality; filthy, vicious and raw. Imagine a cross between the good AmRep bands of the Nineties (HELMET, HAMMERHEAD, TODAY IS THE DAY, UNSANE) and CRO-MAGS "Age Of ...

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MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT To Release New EP

Ohio's metalgaze magicians MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT break the silence in their release schedule since 2008's critically acclaimed full-length, "Quietly", with a monstrous new EP entitled "The Violence Beneath". To be released on April 27, the four tracks on this behemoth mini-release encompass over 32 minutes of patented MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT intensity. The band ...

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THE_NETWORK To Release 'Bishop Kent Manning' In September

Black Market Activities has set a September 15 release date for "Bishop Kent Manning", the second album from the New Hampshire-based band THE_NETWORK. Produced by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, TRAP THEM) at Godcity Studio and mastered by Nick Zampiello (TORCHE, UNSANE) at New Alliance, "Bishop Kent Manning" is a concept effort that follows the epic story ...

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16 Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Los Angeles, California's 16 has issued the following update: "After his second and most recent stint behind the drum kit for 16, Jason Corley has announced he's moving on to explore other opportunities. We wish him luck. Filling Jason's shoes is none other than Mateo Pinkerton. You may have seen him as a touring member ...

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16 Unveils Official Skateboard Deck Line

Los Angeles, California's 16 has teamed up with Substance Abuse Skateboards for a run of official 16-related skateboard decks. The decks feature artwork from the band's catalog of releases, including those done by Pushead and Florian Bertmer. To view the 16 skatedeck store, click here. At one time, members of 16 were sponsored ...

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CITY OF SHIPS Signs With TRANSLATION LOSS RECORDS

Translation Loss Records has announce the signing of Richmond, Virginia' CITY OF SHIPS. The band's full-length debut, "Look What God Did to Us", will be co-released in late summer with indie label Sound Study Recordings from Gainesville, Florida. Translation Loss will take charge of the CD release while Sound Study will handle the vinyl and ...

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