British riff-mongers Allfather are back, armed and dangerous, having confirmed the details of their upcoming second album And All Will Be Desolation, to be released via Rotting Throne Records on 7th September. And, being the amiable chaps that they are, Allfather have teamed with Ghost Cult to deliver an exclusive stream of a monolithic slab of riffs, bellows, sludge, hardcore, beards, metal, riffs and fuck you, all by way of the lead off track from …Desolation.Continue reading →
Virginia’s fine purveyors of doom metal, Windhand have released the first track from their highly-anticipated third full-length album Grief’s Infernal Flower (Relapse). You can listen to ‘Two Urns’ at this link here on Soundcloud or in the clip below:
Produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden), Grief’s Infernal Flower is due out on September 18th in a variety of formats and special editions.
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The much talked about death metal/grindcore outfit fronted by a parrot Hatebeak will be releasing their new album Number of the Beak on June 26, 2015 via Reptilian Records. Hatebeak was formed in Baltimore, MD as a studio project of Blake Harrison (now of Pig Destroyer) with Mark Sloan (The Index) and Waldo, a 21 year old African Grey Parrot. The album was mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer,Agoraphobic Nosebleed) will be issued on CD, cassette, as well as limited vinyl runs (including 300 on a special Bird Shit black/white/clear color mix). Featuring a sure-to-be controversial cover by artist Stephen Kasner, one side of the vinyl collects all of Hatebeak’s long out-of-print EPs from 2004-2007 while the other side features six never released songs, the first new avian-metal to surface in eight years! Stream samples below.
Los Angeles emotional pop punkers Stanley and the Search will be touring with This Legend, Dear You and Bad Luck on a May North American Tour. The band will be issuing a new EP this summer via Animal Style Records. In the meantime, visit the stream/pay-what-you want for the band’s previous EP below.
May 01: Malones – Anaheim, CA May 02: Oakland Metro (Side Room) – Oakland, CA May 03: Analog Café – Portland, OR May 04: El Corazon – Seattle, WA May 05: Stage 112 – Missoula, MT May 07: Biggs – Sioux Falls, SD May 08: Warehouse – Lacrosse, WI May 09: The Fallout – Minneapolis, MN May 10: Fizz – Chicago, IL May 11: The Outpost – Kent, OH May 12: Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON May 13: Foufones – Montreal, QC May 14: Simons 677 – Providence, RI May 15: Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY May 16: Planet Trog – Allentown, PA May 17: Empire – Springfield, VA May 18: Bobcat Music – Charleston, SC May 19: Backbooth – Orlando, FL May 20: Vertigo – Ocala, FL May 21: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA May 24: Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS May 25: The Conserv – Oklahoma City, OK
The new record was recorded at Phil “Landphil” Hall‘s studio in Virginia. Hall tracked rhythm and bass guitar, while his brother, Josh, tracked drums, and guitarist Brandon Ellis tracked the majority of the album’s leads. Barnes took to London Bridge Studio (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains etc.) in his new homebase in Seattle, WA to track vocals and in fact holed himself up in the very same booth where Layne Staley captured his words. Mixing was completed by Rob Caldwell (Cannabis Corpse, Iron Reagan etc.) in Sarasota, FL and mastering was handled by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Revocation, Torche, Skeletonwitch etc.) at West West Side in New Windsor, NY.