BRAIN TENTACLES: Self-Titled Debut From Mind-Melting Avant Jazz Metal Trio Streaming At Noisey In Advance Of Tomorrow’s Release

 “…a gritty fusion of grindcore-jazz weirdness and crunchy noise—a chaotic tangle of blast beats and riffs that frantically try to keep pace with a constantly evolving mutation of jazz blips and slurs.” — Noisey As a precursor to the official Read More …

INVOKING THE ABSTRACT: Instrumental Tech Metal Alchemists Stream Aural Kaleidoscopes At Metal Underground; Record To Drop Tomorrow Via Unique Leader

“…utterly apocalyptic and maddeningly technical…” – Metal Underground Instrumental tech metal alchemists INVOKING THE ABSTRACT will drop their debut full-length, Aural Kaleidoscopes, upon the masses tomorrow via Unique Leader Records. In advance of its release, long-running metal portal, Metal Underground, Read More …

HALSHUG: Stream Sort Sind, The Scathing New LP From Copenhagen’s Caustic Hardcore Crew; Album Out This Friday Via Southern Lord

[photo by Naya Buch] Danish hardcore trio HALSHUG’s scathing new full-length, Sort Sind, sees release this Friday via Southern Lord and you can now hear it ahead of its release over at Team Rock. Splenetic and snarling throughout, Sort Sind Read More …

FREEDOM HAWK: Virginian Riff Dealers Announce Northeast Tour With Colossus; Band Welcomes New Guitarist + New Material In The Works

Virginian heavy rockers FREEDOM HAWK will kick off a mini Northeast tour next month. The six-date Into Your Mind journey will commence on October 11th in Washington D.C. alongside King Giant and Serpents Of Secrecy. From there, the band will Read More …

OKKULTOKRATI: Raspberry Dawn Playing In Its Entirety At Clrvynt; Album Out Friday Via Southern Lord + New Tour Dates Announced

[photo by Marius Eriksen] This week, Oslo’s eerie punks OKKULTOKRATI will unveil the unruly Raspberry Dawn — their fourth full-length and their Southern Lord debut — and Clrvynt is now streaming the entire album early. While paying homage to their Read More …

ANAGNORISIS: Louisville Black Metal Act Releases First Single From Peripeteia LP With “5306 Morningside” Premiere At Decibel Magazine

Leading Midwest US black metal collective ANAGNORISIS has issued the first public single from their impending third full-length album, Peripeteia, which is set for release in late October. The exclusive premiere of the album’s expansive “5306 Morningside” through Decibel Magazine. Read More …

AUROCH: Vancouver Death Metal Sect Issues “Say Nothing” Via No Clean Singing; Mute Books Nears Release Through Profound Lore

[photo by Max Montesi] With AUROCH’s predatory third LP Mute Books approaching release through Profound Lore Records in October, a pulverizing new preview of the album is available through a stream of the track “Say Nothing,” as premiered this week Read More …

WANG WEN: Experimental Post-Rock Collective Premieres Sweet Home, Go! Title Track At Ghost Cult

“…an ode to life and the changing of the seasons…”  — CityWeekend, China Sweet Home, Go! is the stunning ninth studio album from Chinese experimental post-rock collective WANG WEN. WANG WEN’s music narrates stories of their inward journey, sometimes gentle Read More …

FREYA: New Noise Magazine Streams Grim Days Before Release; Outfit Bears Members Of Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Soilwork, Megadeth, And More

[photo by Shada Gale Photography] As Fast Break! Records preps the fifth full-length from Syracuse, New York-based FREYA, the monolithic Grim, for release this Friday, New Noise Magazine has issued the entire album for early streaming, including a feature with Read More …

EDENSONG: Entire Years In The Garden Of Years By NYC Quintet Playing At Metal Underground; Album Out This Week On Laser’s Edge

[photo by Waxenvine] Years In The Garden Of Years, the ambitious and visionary second album from New York City-based progressive rock/metal quintet, EDENSONG, is now streaming in its entirety courtesy of Metal Underground, just days ahead of its release through Read More …