Indie Recordings To Unleash Christmas Carnage 2014 Sampler

December 15th, 2014

Just in time for the holidays, Scandinavian hard rock/heavy metal powerhouse, Indie Recordings, looks back on a delightfully debaucherous 2014 with the Christmas Carnage 2014 sampler. Sure to make the season all the more merry, the collection includes sonic devastation from the likes of Viking metal behemoths, EINHERJER, Pagan extreme metallers, KAMPFAR, avant Norse folk duo, SOLEFALD, melancholic folk conjurors/2014 Golden Gods winners, WARDRUNA, up-and-coming tunes from the likes of Norwegian rockers JACK DALTON and psychedelic prog rock sensations, THE OSIRIS CLUB, and more!

Christmas Carnage 2014 Track Listing:
1. EINHERJER – Nidstong
2. KAMPFAR – Mylder
3. WARDRUNA – Løyndomsriss
4. TNT – 10,000 Lovers (In One) Live
5. OSLO ESS – Midnatt
6. VREDEHAMMER – Cthulhu
7. SOLEFALD – Songen: Vargen
8. ISKALD – A Fading Horizon
9. PATRIA – Blood Storm Prophecy
10. BLODHEMN – Evig Heder
11. EXTOL – Sting of Death
12. OSLO FAENSKAP – No Skin, No Armor
14. WOLAND – Conquer All
15. JACK DALTON – 8 Times X Equals This
16. RIWEN – Karlsgrundet
17. POSTHUM – The Black Northern Ritual
18. THE OSIRIS CLUB – Mystery Sells
19. DEATHBED REUNION – Bad Phase

Christmas Carnage 2014 will be released digitally in North America via Indie Recordings on December 16th, 2014. To order, scroll over to iTunes at THIS LOCATION.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – December 15, 2014

December 15th, 2014

COWARDS Metal Hammer Premieres “Beyond My Hands” From Impending Sophomore LP – The online entity of colossal metal rag, Metal Hammer, has premiered the latest single from French quintet, COWARDS, off of their impending sophomore LP, Rise To Infamy. [More]

Southern Lord Recordings Wraps-Up 2014 - As 2014 draws to a close, Los Angeles-based Southern Lord Recordings is wrapping up one of the label’s busiest years to date. [More]

UNSACRED: Noisey Streams Entire Debut LP From Virginia Black Metal Trio; False Light Out Now On Forcefield Records – VICE’s music channel, Noisey, is now playing all of False Light, the dehumanizing debut full-length release from Virginia-based black metal trio, UNSACRED, which is out today on home state-based Forcefield Records. [More]

DIMESLAND: Psychogenic Atrophy Full-Length Out Today; Entire Album Streaming At Invisible Oranges – As DIMESLAND’s first full-length recording, Psychogenic Atrophy, today mainlines its way into public availability, to help disburse it upon the population, Invisible Oranges is running a major feature on the band and a stream of the entire album. [More]

FULGORA: Apocalyptic Grindcore/Death Collective Featuring Members Of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index + Agoraphobic Nosebleed Premieres New Hymn Via MetalSucks; Stratagem Full-Length To See Release Via Housecore Records This February – A name representing the female personification of lightning in Greek mythology, FULGORAis a shadowy grindcore/death collective featuring members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. [More]

THE SHRINE: California Skate Punk Perpetrators Release 12” Maxi Single Via Tankcrimes; New Tune Streaming At Cvlt Nation – In celebration of Waiting For The War, the new 12” maxi single from California skate punk perpetrators THE SHRINE released today via the volume dealers at the Tankcrimes headquarters, today Cvlt Nation premieres second rager, “Rare Breed.” [More]

KARMA TO BURN: Instrumental Stoner Rock Legends Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates; Arch Stanton To See Stateside Release Next Month – West Virginia instrumental stoner rock legends, KARMA TO BURN, will bring their bong-ripping riffery and glassy-eyed grooves to the stage next month on a mammoth live expedition. [More]

DEATH DTA TOURS: Massacre To Sit Out “Symbolic 20th Anniversary” European Trek – DEATH DTA TOURS regret that, due to several factors, Massacre will not be taking part in the “Symbolic 20th Anniversary” European tour in late February/March 2015. [More]

YOB’s Clearing The Path To Ascend Topples Year-End Lists; Band To Level Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar This Weekend – Released early this Fall via Neurot Recordings, Clearing The Path To Ascend, the latest studio album from Portland’s favorite doom conjurors, YOB, has earned mass love and attention from fans and media outlets both stateside and abroad. [More]

PILLORY: Technical Death Metal Strategists Launch New Video Via Revolver Magazine – Boston technical death metal strategists, PILLORY, today unleash their brand new video for “Imbeciles In Defiance.” [More]

ARCANE Leaks Track From New Double-Album Nearing Winter Release Via Sensory Records – Australia’s conceptual prog rock/metal outfit, ARCANE, continues to perform across their homeland on the launch circuit for their impending Known/Learned double-album release, set to hit the streets via Sensory Records this Winter. [More]

THE COMPOUND: New Release Update LAE, DIE CHOKING, GODHUNTER / SECRETS OF THE SKY And More Out Now – Since its inception last year, Earsplit’s DIY label division, The Compound, has been painstakingly forging paths for our close allies, with our seventh official release now out on in the back-alleys of the planet. [More…]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com or dave@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

EARSPLIT ARTISTS ON TOUR:
AEON  – BATTLECROSS – BEHEMOTH  – BL’AST – BLACK BREATH – CANNIBAL CORPSE  –  CAR BOMB – COLOMBIAN NECKTIE – DOWNFALL OF GAIA – EARTH – EXHUMED – EYEHATEGOD – FALLUJAH – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – GOATSNAKE – GOATWHORE – HOD – IDES OF GEMINI – IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS –  INANIMATE EXISTENCE – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – KARMA TO BURN – KING PARROT – MACABRE – MAID MYRIAD  –  MAMMOTH GRINDER – NEUROSIS – ORANGE GOBLIN – PRIMORDIAL – UFOMAMMUT – ULCERATE – USNEA – WOLVHAMMER – ZEX

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ARCANE Leaks Track From New Double-Album Nearing Winter Release Via Sensory Records

December 12th, 2014

Australia’s conceptual prog rock/metal outfit, ARCANE, continues to perform across their homeland on the launch circuit for their impending Known/Learned double-album release, set to hit the streets via Sensory Records this Winter.

In 2013, ARCANE sanctioned Sam Vallen (Caligula’s Horse) to produce their most massive album to date, a two-part conceptual masterpiece entitled Known/Learned, with sixteen expansive tracks encompassing an immense two hours of music. The first movement, Known delivers a more traditionally-oriented progressive rock performance, and the second, Learned, takes a lighter, more acoustic/folk inspired path, the opuses coalescing one central storyline. The recordings were mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre Mastering in Seattle, and the album’s cover art provided by Chris Stevenson-Mangos. A generous crowd funding campaign supported by passionate fans, organizations and fellow bands helped ARCANE produce Known/Learned, yet as the album was seeing completion, the band crossed paths with New Jersey-based progressive label, The Laser’s Edge, who took the album on for worldwide release and distribution upon its recent completion through its Sensory Records entity. A limited run of the album will be dispatched to the loyal funding crowd, while Sensory will release the album on a 2xCD digipak and deluxe digital package worldwide, in North America January 20th and in Europe on February 13th.

ARCANE has released another new single from their new opus, with the nearly eight-minute-long opening track to the Learned half of the album, “Hunter, Heart & Home,” streaming now at THIS LOCATION.

The third track from the Known disc, “Instinct,” is also playing RIGHT HERE.

The band’s ongoing round of album launch shows tied in with the release of Known/Learned concludes this weekend, with the final gig taking place this Saturday, December 13th in Melbourne. Additional tour news for ARCANE will follow shortly.

ARCANE Known/Learned Album Launch:
12/13/2014 The Esplanade Hotel | Gershwin Room – Melbourne

Occupying a unique place in the Australian progressive music scene, ARCANE formed in 2006, and the following year issued their now out of print debut album, Ashes. Since, the band’s transcendental live performances have captivated fans across their home country, and their monumental recorded works draw in fans abroad. Their respectable success is largely to their immersive sound, and the vocals of Jim Grey, something that was immaculately portrayed in their 2009-released critically acclaimed, dark and enigmatic concept album Chronicles Of The Waking Dream, an album which has helped earn them an inimitable reputation as one of Australia’s premier progressive rock bands. On stage, ARCANE’s live show, often accompanied by a backdrop of staggering visualizations, is a vast sensory experience. The band has taken their craft to the maximum, having headlined the annual Progfest tour, providing touring support for Ne Obliviscaris, and performing to capacity crowds at Sonic Forge Festival in Melbourne, and has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Anathema, Soilwork, Queensryche, Dead Letter Circus and hundreds more.

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PILLORY: Technical Death Metal Strategists Launch New Video Via Revolver Magazine

December 12th, 2014

Boston technical death metal strategists, PILLORY, today unleash their brand new video for “Imbeciles In Defiance.” The tune comes by way of their punishing Evolutionary Miscarriage full-length, released earlier this year via Unique Leader Records.

Written, recorded and produced by founding drummer Darren Cesca (Arsis, Burn in Silence, Goratory et al) at his newly-launched House Of Grind Studios in Connecticut during 2013, PILLORY’s Evolutionary Miscarriage is centered thematically around the de-evolution of mankind. A physically and mentally consuming sound excursion, Evolutionary Miscarriage brandishes deranged rhythms, maniacal riff onslaughts, subtle white noise nuances and multi-layered vocals all executed together with near surgical meticulousness, the record’s sharp production allowing each lacerating note to shine while retaining the blunt brutality of its predecessor, No Life Guard At The Gene Pool. Accurately describes Metal Forces, “Album number two offers eleven quizzical cuts that refuse to rest on any laurels, but instead one moment race with a frenzy only to pulverize with perplexing dryness and inaccessible pattern shifts. It belongs in the same algae-ridden corner of space once carved out by the likes of Pestilence, then Cynic, and onto Gorguts, Necrophagist, Origin etc., but it’s only real similarity to these heavyweights is its ability to bewilder and jolt the bones so that they crumble under the sheer force of the unpredictable twists and turns.”

Check out the slick performance clip for “Imbeciles In Defiance,” focusing on the band’s signature intricacies, courtesy of Revolver at THIS LOCATION. Then go home and practice.

Evolutionary Miscarriage is out now via Unique Leader Records HERE.


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YOB’s Clearing The Path To Ascend Topples Year-End Lists; Band To Level Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar This Weekend

December 12th, 2014

Released early this Fall via Neurot Recordings, Clearing The Path To Ascend, the latest studio album from Portland’s favorite doom conjurors, YOB, has earned mass love and attention from fans and media outlets both stateside and abroad.

Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene alongside longtime YOB comrade/iconic sound wizard, Billy Barnett and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, Clearing The Path To Ascend is a wholly visceral listening experience that demands the tandem attention of mind, body, and soul. Rolling Stone ranked Clearing The Path To Ascend at the coveted  #1 spot on their 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, noting “The seventh album from Oregon doom metal sky-gazers, YOB, … makes perfect bedfellows of volume and beauty, pain and transcendence,” further enthusing, “Opener ‘In Our Blood’ extends a simple riff into complex arches, tracing [vocalist Mike] Scheidt’s voice as it moves from an exquisite falsetto to a death-metal bellow in the course of sixteen-minutes. And during the colossal closer ‘Marrow’ — possibly the best metal song of the year, one that uses low notes to play uplifting melodies — Scheidt sings ‘Time will fall inside the dream.’ His voice suddenly reaches out like a clarion’s call, clear and telling and beautiful. It’s a pronouncement from the living, a semaphore pointing into the future.” The record earned the #7 spot on Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2014, the esteemed metal rag noting, “Mike Scheidt’s songwriting has never been stronger or more dynamic… a masterful return to form by an American doom powerhouse,” while Wondering Sound placed the offering at #9 among their 25 Best Metal Albums Of 2014 proclaiming, “The sound on Clearing The Path To Ascend is tactile: You can practically feel vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt’s callused hands sliding up and down the guitar neck…This isn’t a case of fixing what was broken; it’s about becoming greater than they already were.” On their 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums List, About.com lists YOB at #1, championing “Marrow” in particular, “The closing,sprawling eighteen-minute plus ‘Marrow’ takes every previously visited songwriting element on Clearing The Path To Ascend and brings it all together into beautifully melancholic combination of heaviness and melody, a fitting capstone to a gem of an album.” The record ranked in at #11 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2014: “Clearing The Path To Ascend is YOB at their most frenzied (‘Nothing To Win’) as well as their gentlest (‘Marrow’), but taken as whole, its four songs feel like the seasons or the elements: powerful, eternal, wondrous, and bigger than all of us.”  Added Steel For Brains, on their Best Of Heavy Music Releases Of 2014, “For all its heaviness, the album is disarmingly meditative, relying less on forcing the mood for the listener and entrusting that the human commonalities of love, loss, fear, and hope threaded throughout the music will render an altogether familiar place of comfort and strength within the listener.”

In related news, YOB will rumble the infrastructure of Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar this weekend on two special sold out appearances, the first set to take place tonight with Tombs and King Destroy, the second on Saturday with Occultation and Ecstatic Vision with additional US live rituals to be announced in the weeks to come.

YOB:
12/12/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [info]
12/13/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [info]

YOB’s Clearing The Path To Ascend is available now via Neurot Recordings HERE.

“…Mike Scheidt continues to drive his band YOB to new heights of epic, darkly spiritual doom without consideration for trends, self-consciousness or the whims of fickle consumers. At sixty-two minutes yet only four songs, Clearing The Path To Ascend rewards the patient while almost deliberately snubbing the ADD set… Scheidt uses art as catharsis, and that means you as listener as well if you want to take that journey with him.” – Metal Injection


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CORRECTIONS HOUSE: Seward Fairbury Issues Roadside Update

December 11th, 2014


CORRECTIONS HOUSE is currently terrorizing the US on a three-week live takeover. The expedition kicked off on November 30th in Boston, Massachusetts and will draw to a close on December 20th in Portland, Oregon.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury, sent the following roadside missive: “The people of this country are lazy asses who want to sit around and believe the fear and lies that their TVs bring into their homes every night. Although the attendance has averaged around 200 people per night, on more than one night of this tour the turnout to our gigs was affected adversely by the fear-mongering in the press surrounding CORRECTIONS HOUSE. The boys have expressed to me their pleasure in getting out of the Northeast and Midwest and heading to the soul of America in the South and the Wild West were people are traditionally freer in their minds. CORRECTIONS HOUSE brings a very unique and intense performance to the stage every night and we look forward the last eight days of this journey. Step forward Americans, embrace the horror with clear hearts and open arms.”

CORRECTIONS HOUSE Tour 2014 [remaining dates]:
12/11/2014 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
12/12/2014 Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
12/14/2014 Three Links – Dallas, TX
12/16/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/17/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
12/18/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
12/19/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
12/20/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR

In conjunction with the tour, CORRECTIONS HOUSE released Writing History In Advance, a devious testament of sonic decomposition recorded live in Los Angeles earlier this year. The release is available as a CD digipack via War Crime Recordings at THIS LOCATION and digitally HERE.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE features Fairbury alongside sound conspirators Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) and Sanford Parker (Minsk). The collective released their Last City Zero debut full-length via Neurot Recordings last year. Produced by Parker at Electrical Audio, Soma Studios, 60 Psycho Hum and Nodferatu’s Lair, Last City Zero is the audio end product of government conspiracies, societal ruin and psychological decay. The collective recently put the finishing touches on their forthcoming new full-length, set for release sometime in 2015. Further info to be revealed as it develops. Until then, suffer.

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DEATH DTA TOURS: Massacre To Sit Out “Symbolic 20th Anniversary” European Trek

December 11th, 2014

DEATH DTA TOURS regret that, due to several factors, Massacre will not be taking part in the “Symbolic 20th Anniversary” European tour in late February/March 2015. Unfortunately, Massacre also had to cut their participation in the Swamp Leper Stomp ‘14 tour with DTA, Obituary and Rivers Of Nihil by one show.

Massacre bassist Terry Butler and vocalist Ed Webb today issued joint statements indicating that they have formally exited the band:

Said Terry Butler: ”It’s with a heavy heart that I am announcing my departure from Massacre. I wish Ed, [drummer] Mikey [Mazzonetto] and [guitarist] Rick [‘Rozz’ DeLillo] the best of luck with their future endeavors. I would like to thank the awesome fans for their support and loyalty and to those who labored to help bring the band back from beyond. Thank you as well….Arrivederci!”

Adds Ed Webb: ”After much thought and consideration it is with deep regret that I announce my departure from Massacre. This was not an easy decision to make but a necessary one. The last four years have had its share of both unbelievable times as well as some times I wish to forget. I want to thank all of the Massacre fans, those who accepted me as the new vocalist as well as those who didn’t. You guys gave me the desire to work harder than I ever had in the past. I also had the privilege to play some of the most incredible shows, do some killer tours and meet a lot of great people along the way. At this point, I am going to just concentrate on my two main projects [Generichrist and Destined To Ruin] as well as a few other projects I am working on. I want to endlessly thank Terry, Rick and Mikey for the opportunity to record an absolutely crushing CD and get to tour around the world with them. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. I hope to see everyone in the future and thanks for letting me do what I live to do!”

[photo by Kanon Madness]

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KARMA TO BURN: Instrumental Stoner Rock Legends Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates; Arch Stanton To See Stateside Release Next Month

December 10th, 2014

West Virginia instrumental stoner rock legends, KARMA TO BURN, will bring their bong-ripping riffery and glassy-eyed grooves to the stage next month on a mammoth live expedition. Scheduled to launch on January 7th, 2015 in Ohio, the band will crumble thirty-three stages across the US and Canada, coming to a close in their home state on February 13th, 2015. The band will be joined by special guests, Canadian riff rockers, Sierra. In the meantime, turn up and tune out to the sounds of KARMA TO BURN deafening London earlier this year. The show is downloadable for a limited time at THIS LOCATION.

KARMA TO BURN – guitarist Will Mecum, bassist Rob Halkett and drummer Evan Devine — will be touring in support of their Arch Stanton long player. Unleashed in Europe this Summer via Switzerland-based Faba Records, Arch Stanton is the band’s sixth studio album and third since reforming following their seven-year hiatus in 2009. Reminiscent of their now iconic Wild Wonderful Purgatory and Almost Heathen offerings, on Arch Stanton, KARMA TO BURN channels the true spirit of the riff rock ritual with seven monumental new shredders and “23,” a classic number never before heard, re-recorded for the first time ever. Reaping widespread media adoration, The Sludgelord calls the Arch Stanton, “a thrilling and explosive ride,” furthering that, “it firmly puts KARMA TO BURN at the forefront of instrumental stoner rock. On this form, no one comes even close.” New Noise Magazine boasts, “The riffs on this album are absolutely jaw-dropping,” while This Is Not A Scene contends, “if each of the eight tracks on here don’t have you nodding your head, or at least tapping your feet, then you may actually be dead.” Adds The Signal, “Throughout the record, volcanic riffs… surge and snap over winding, propulsive bass in sinister, darkened tones. Cymbals crash and fall in a savage dance around the pounding rhythms. Each instrument comes together for smoldering jam after smoldering jam…KARMA TO BURN re-proves their competency as a meat and potatoes stoner metal band.”

KARMA TO BURN:
1/07/2015 Ripper’s Rock House – Akron, OH
1/8/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
1/09/2015 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
1/10/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
1/11/2015 Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
1/12/2015 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
1/13/2015 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
1/14/2015 TT the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
1/15/2015 The Shaskeen – Manchester, NH
1/16/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
1/18/2015 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
1/19/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
1/20/2015 Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
1/21/2015 The Earl – East Atlanta, GA
1/22/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
1/23/2015 Mangos – Houston, TX
1/24/2015 Mohawk – Austin, TX
1/25/2015 Double Wide – Dallas, TX
1/27/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
1/28/2015 The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
1/30/2015 Loaded – Hollywood, CA
1/31/2015 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
2/01/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
2/03/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/04/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/06/2015 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/07/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID
2/08/2015 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT
2/09/2015 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
2/10/2015 Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2015 Fubar – St Louis, MO
2/12/2015 Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
2/13/2015 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV

In conjunction with band’s tour king off, KARMA TO BURN’s Arch Stanton will see official North American release via Faba Records on January 7th, 2015.

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THE SHRINE: California Skate Punk Perpetrators Release 12″ Maxi Single Today Via Tankcrimes; New Tune Streaming At Cvlt Nation

December 9th, 2014

In celebration of Waiting For The War, the new 12” maxi single from California skate punk perpetrators THE SHRINE released today via the volume dealers at the Tankcrimes headquarters, today Cvlt Nation premieres second rager, “Rare Breed.”

Meticulously melding the hooks and decadence of ‘70s rock and glam with the fuck-all vivacity and rebelliousness of ‘80s hardcore and skate punk, the self-dubbed “destroyers of rock ‘n’ roll,” worship at the altar of MC5, The Stooges, Black Flag and Annihilation Time without ever replicating them. Waiting For The War serves as the follow-up to the THE SHRINE’s critically fawned-upon Tee Pee Records-released Bless Off full-length, which earned a spot on Spin Magazine’s Top 50 releases of 2014 list, likening the band to “Black Flag circa between Damaged and My War if they loved life more than they hated it and liked Thin Lizzy/early Van Halen/old Aerosmith/pre-Nazi Ted Nugent as much as they did Sabbath,” furthering that, “this band’s stop-and-start lurching feels too hamburger-fed and healthy to be hardcore, with one of the most proficiently engine-room-like rhythm sections in recent rock memory, and gratifyingly little if any slow-for-slow’s-sake ‘sludge’ dry-rot or fast-for-fast’s-sake ‘mosh’ malarkey.”

On the maxi-single, THE SHRINE pays homage to 1980s French rock unit, Soggy (known for nailing the Motor City sound) with a spiffy rendition of “Waiting For The War,” playing at Noisey HERE backed by a sick original, “Rare Breed,” currently streaming at Cvlt Nation at RIGHT HERE.

Waiting For The War is out TODAY via Tankcrimes and comes available digitally and on vinyl in wicked red/black/blue striped wax via mailorder (limited to 100 copies) or directly from the band and blue blob vinyl with a download card included for digitally inclined audiophiles. A bitchin’ stocking stuffer. Order yours HERE.

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FULGORA: Apocalyptic Grindcore/Death Collective Featuring Members Of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index + Agoraphobic Nosebleed Premieres New Hymn Via MetalSucks; Stratagem Full-Length To See Release Via Housecore Records This February

December 9th, 2014
[photo by Jody Dorignac]

A name representing the female personification of lightning in Greek mythology, FULGORA is a shadowy grindcore/death collective featuring members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Together they concoct violent hymns of destruction fusing death/grind and hardcorish, vulturine vocal infiltrations.

This past July, the editors of MetalSucks handpicked five unsigned bands from an open application process to record with producer Will Putney at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, New York,  Converse’s completely free, state-of-the-art recording studio. FULGORA ranked among the five with the notorious web portal accurately gushing, “although it might be easy to dismiss FULGORA as just another deathgrind band from guys who specialize in deathgrind bands, it is very much its own project with its own distinct personality: if Misery Index is a determined fanatic seething with the righteous rage of political revolution and Pig Destroyer is the lovelorn, desperate stalker of every woman’s nightmares, then FULGORA is a mad scientist who is going to make you the middle section of his human centipede. FULGORA’s music is unforgiving and furious, but it’s also executed with surgical precision.”

Some weeks later the band joined Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Records for the release of their Stratagem full-length, a nihilistic sound track to a world collapsing from within. “It’s an honor to be a part of the Housecore family,” comments the band, “It’s the perfect fit for us, as they are very artist-friendly, and music fans first and foremost.  We look forward to working with Phil and the entire Housecore crew, and hope to see everyone on the road soon!”

Set for official unveiling this February, the seven-track Stratagem is a collection of limited vinyl singles and samples including the Converse Rubber Tracks recorded “Meridian,” currently dominating the airwaves at MetalSucks, who relays, “…forget a bull in a china shop, this is more like a bull in a china shop trying to dodge flying, electrified circle saws being shot at him from a cannon. While we tend to think of grindcore as genre dominated by a punkish, messy sound, FULGORA’s attack is precise, dominated by right angles and sharp, exposed edges.”

Get mentally abused by the sounds of “Meridian,” currently streaming at MetalSucks at THIS LOCATION.

Stratagem Track Listing:
1. Source
2. Splinter
3. Risen
4. Artifice
5. Design
6. Crutch
7. Meridian

Stratagem will be released via Housecore Records on February 3rd, 2015. Stay tuned for further info including addition streams and live intrusions to be announced in the weeks to come.

FULGORA is cute” – Philip H. Anselmo (haha)


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