Full of Hell recently released their new album Garden of Burning Apparitions is out now via Relapse Records. band has shared a new remix of their track “Reeking Tunnels” by Ghostmane on Revolver Magazine. The band recently announced US Winter 2022 tour dates with label mates Wolves in the Throne Room and UADA. Tickets are on sale now and the full dates can be seen below.
Wolves In The Throne Room will embark on a North American headlining tour entitled Primordial Arcana North American Winter 2022 Tour. The supporting acts on the bill will be Full Of Hell and Uada. The tour will begin January 11th near WITTR’s homebase in Seattle, Washington at The Crocodile. Get tickets and music at the link below. The band recently released their excellent new album, Primordial Arcana, via Relapse Records (review here).
Common wisdom would have you believe that most bands approaching their third decade, and / or seventh album, will have found either a comfortable groove, or a furrow that they like to plough, and that the desire to challenge themselves and their supporters, to expand or revitalise their sound, has probably been dissipated to some degree. The cycle begats the (album) cycle and the artist, conscious of the desired output, sates the audience even if they do make token refinements to keep their own creative beasts content. For while there may be tweaks and tinkerings, there are, deep-down, a forest path of a woodland much explored, not often adventures anew.
Kris Esfandiarihasreleased many different styles of music under many different monikers. There is Miserable, a solo, Shoegaze project of Esfandiari. Then, there’s NGHTCRWLR, an Experimental, Noise, Industrial outfit. With each project more different than the last, Esfandiariis a versatile and inventive vocalist gifted at making transgressive music. On Celestial Blues (Relapse Records), Esfandiari returns as King Woman. Following up 2017’s Created in the Image of Suffering, the sophomore album from King Woman is ashockingrelease that is like horror.
Portland Stoner Rock kings Red Fang have announced an online streaming event for July 30 at 7 pm PST – 10 PM EST, with the performance including songs from their recently released album Arrows as well as tracks from Murder the Mountains. Taking place at the legendary Mississippi Studios, the set will feature two segments in which 10 fans will join Red Fang for a live meet and greet at the venue (meet and greet spots are first come, first serve). The stream costs $5 and you can purchase at the link below!
Fresh off the release of their brilliant new album De Doorn on Relapse Records (review here) Amenra has announced an acoustic tour, the bands’ first ever full-acustic tour. The brief tour of Europe this Autumn will be a special ritual, like all Amenra shows. Their previously scheduled De Doorn headline EU tour with Jo Quail has been rescheduled for April 2022. Tickets are on sale now and you can see the full schedule below.Continue reading →
You want brutal? You got it! The debut album from Yautja (members of Thou, Coliseum, Mutilation Rites), The Lurch (Relapse Records), is that in spades. If you’re into just an all out onslaught of driving grooves mixed with crazy, double stops, and all the above, this is the cut for you! Not to get too into it, but this is right up my alley. I dig it when a band is their own thing, or their own entity, so to speak. They are just themselves.
Long established as one of the greatest live acts on Earth, Amenra has also always had great, purposeful albums with heady concepts. Following their Mass titled albums I through VI, released over fourteen years, the band has rebirthed itself into a new final form. De Doorn begins their association with the mighty Relapse Records, continuously the arbiter of good taste for extreme music. From epic post-Metal, pastoral Folk motifs, moody post-Rock moments, to wicked eruptions of pain and grief stricken movements; Amenra’s music simultaneously feeds the brain and soul.
While Red Fang’s fourth album immediately stands out as their first full-length since 2016’s Only Ghosts, it seems to hearken back to the Sludgy aspects of their earliest ventures. Tracks like ‘Unreal Estate’ and the title track reflect strong Melvins circa (A) Senile Animal vibes with their trudging riff patterns and eccentrically howled vocal lines. ‘Fonzi Scheme’ and ‘Days Collide’ elaborate further the former putting in a particularly potent stomp and the latter benefitting the most from the disorienting atmosphere.
Post-Metal legends Amenra have unleashed a new single and video – “De Evenmens.” The track comes from their new album De Doorn, their first under theory new deal for Relapse Records, due out on June 25th 2021. Watch the new video directed by Dehn Sora, right now and pre-order the album at the link below. Continue reading →