Lighting Bolt, Pig Destroyer, Goatwhore, TR/ST, Alcest, Panopticon booked for Austin Terror Fest

Austin Terror Fest has announced their full lineup for 2019! Lighting Bolt, Pig Destroyer, Goatwhore, TR/ST (Canada), Alcest (France), Panopticon, Bongzilla, Bongripper, Church of Misery (Japan), Full of Hell, Dalek, Black Cobra, Street Sects, Unearthly Trance, Dorthia Cottrell, Machine Girl, Pyrrhon, Genocide Pact, Dreadnought, Crowhurst, Echo Beds, Temple Of Angels, Mountain Of Smoke, Terminator 2, Deep Cross, and Taverner. Austin Terror Fest (ATF) takes place Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9 in Austin, Texas, Three-day GA badges are on sale now for $150 through ATF’s Official Facebook Event page, below.

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GUEST POST: DÄLEK’s Top 10 of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you another “End Of Year” list, with memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Underground alt hip-hop legends Dälek runs down their list of favorites for us. Dälek released their own acclaimed album Asphalt For Eden via Profound Lore. Continue reading

Dälek Announces Comeback Album, Asphalt For Eden On Profound Lore

DÄLEK ASPHALT FOR EDEN album cover 2016

Underground cult hip-hop trio Dälek have created a new album due out this April from Profound Lore on April 22nd. Asphalt For Eden will be their first full-length album since 2009s Gutter Tactics (Ipecac). They have released 5 other albums and performed with KRS One, Tomahawk, The Melvins, TOOL, Grandmaster Flash, Jesu, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pharcyde, RJD2, DeLa Soul, Prince Paul, Lovage, ZU, Black Heart Procession, Gaslamp Killer, Earth, Flying Lotus, The Bug, Mastodon, Fantomas among others.

Dälek band photo 2016

Dälek – Asphalt For Eden track listing:

1. Shattered

2. Guaranteed Struggle

3. Masked Laughter (Nothing’s Left)

4. Critical

5. 6dB

6. Control

7. It Just Is

 

They have booked a record release show in Brooklyn on April 22nd. Support will come from Dreamcrusher and Psalm Zero.

Dälek record release party, with Dreamcrusher and Psalm Zero

The Bell House

Brooklyn, New York

$12.00 – $15.00

This Event Is 21 And Over

Doors: 8:00 PM – show: 9:00 PM

 

Dälek is:

MC Dälek -vocals/producing

DJ rEk on turntables

Mike Manteca – samplers, effects and co-producer

Dälek on Facebook

Dälek online

Profound Lore online

Profound Lore om Facebook

 

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Corrections House – Know How To Carry A Whip

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Know How To Carry A Whip is Corrections House‘s second album following on from 2013’s unique Last City Zero (both Neurot). Colder, Harder, Bleaker than before, Know How To Carry A Whip takes that what they did before and refines it.

A potent mix of clashing styles hung together with a framework of pounding industrial beats and loops, punctuated with mechanical clanking courtesy of Sanford Parker, leave the listener on the back foot as the rhythm travels down the off-beaten track. This mechanical cacophony brings to mind the factory sounds of the industrial English midlands which famously inspired Black Sabbath and continued with bands like Godflesh of which this shares a sense of aesthetics.

Layers are hammered together disjointedly with crushing and oppressive riffs courtesy of Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), which feels like you could imagine Dälek covering Neurosis’ Through Silver In Blood (Relapse) would sound like, whilst also having a similar feel to DHG in the way the styles are shoved together.

Added to this potent mix, Mikey IX Williams (Eyehategod) puts in one of his finest performances to date with his distinctive lyrics and poetry that’s both persuasive and abrasive, a dystopian flow of decadent imagery and sharp-witted wordplay as evidenced on song titles such as ‘Crossing My One Good Finger’ and ‘I Was Never Any Good At Meth’ delivered with fervour of a manic street preacher who’s doing it for his own amusement rather than to save anyone in particular.

This is most notable on the tracks ‘Superglued Tooth’ and ‘Hopeless Moronic’ which contains some Mikey’s more memorable lines, delivered with cold calculated fury and working in tandem with Scott Kelly‘s intoned incantations and reverberating roars: layer upon oppressive layer of jarring discordance and a cold machine-like calculation make this album a step up from their first album.

‘When Push Comes to Shank’ shows more than a smidgen of influence from Joy Division, but with even more despair: love won’t tear you apart it’ll leave you in an alley missing a kidney. The album finishes on the lengthy ‘Burn The Witness’ a bleak meditation on the industrial world grinding to a halt and tearing itself apart with a fury and efficiency, machines drown in a black sludge of despair.

Know How To Carry A Whip sounds like a soundtrack to the end of the world as we know it, and it sounds more relevant with each and every listen.

 

9.0/10

 

RICH PRICE