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PNEUMA HAGION set release date for NUCLEAR WAR NOW! debut album, reveal first track

Nuclear War Now! Productions sets December 1st as the international release date for PNEUMA HAGION’s highly anticipated debut album, Voidgazer, on vinyl LP format. PNEUMA HAGION once again joins forces with Nuclear War Now! to release its debut full-length, Voidgazer. The band and label first collaborated in 2015 to bring forth the first PNEUMA HAGION demo, Trinity I, and resumed their allegiance approximately three years later with the release of the Trinity LP, which compiled that original demo and the two ensuing demos in the series. Like the earlier recordings, Voidgazer presents a starkly monolithic variety of death metal that […]

Album Review: In Malice’s Wake – The Blindness Of Faith

Australia (at least within the metal circles in which I move) is much more known for its black/death output than thrash, so I can say without shame that The Blindness Of Faith is my first encounter with IN MALICE’S WAKE, who have apparently been tearing up the band’s local Melbourne scene and beyond for nearly 18 years, and in recorded form for a bit less, the album we speak of today being its fourth since 2008. Coming five years after Light Upon The Wicked, we find the quartet also now two albums deep into its current lineup – and it […]

YAOTL MICTLAN: Salt Lake City Black Metal Act To Release Sagrada Tierra del Jaguar LP Via American Line Productions In October; ‘Nuevo Fuego’ Streaming + Preorders Posted

Stream YAOTL MICTLAN’s ‘Nuevo Fuego’ HERE Salt Lake City, Utah-based black metal outfit YAOTL MICTLAN has completed their third album and is preparing to release Sagrada Tierra del Jaguar in late October through American Line Productions. The band has posted the advance single ‘Nuevo Fuego’ for streaming alongside preorders for the record and more. Sagrada Tierra del Jaguar shows YAOTL MICTLAN – which translates into “Warrior(s) from the land of the Dead” in the Mexican language Nahuatl – delivering their most epic material to date, focusing on an overall deeper Mesoamerican mysticism feel to the music. Eight expansive songs take […]

FUNERAL LEECH: Death Meditation Full-Length From New York City Death/Doom Practitioners Sees Limited CD Release Via Carbonized And Dawnbreed Records

Death Meditation, the crushing debut from New York City-based death/doom practitioners FUNERAL LEECH, is available for the first time on CD format via Carbonized Records. Initially released on LP and digitally earlier this year, Death Meditation spews forty-five punishing minutes of death/doom darkness mired in contemplation of our mortal fragility; a true volatile display of pure sonic sickness. Recorded and mixed at Chapel Black Studios in Brooklyn, New York by Travis Bacon (White Widows Pact, Black Anvil, Hogwasche) and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Tomb Mold), through the fetid resonance of Death Meditation, FUNERAL LEECH believes that death is […]

Album Review: Pimmit Hills – Heathens & Prophets [EP]

The phrase “born from the ashes of” when referring to a band formed after the end of another usually denotes some sort of catastrophe, some event – or string of events – that caused the upheaval. Not so PIMMIT HILLS, which was birthed out of founding rhythm guitarist Dave Kowalski’s decision to leave stalwart Southern troubadours KING GIANT due to family/life obligations. Simple as that. The remaining members were encouraged to continue, and have, this time under the banner of a name taken from the band’s native Pimmit Hills, Virginia. Originally intended as a full-length debut, as thee darke spectre […]

SODOM: German Thrash Metal Legends To Release New Album Genesis XIX November 27th In North America Via Entertainment One; Cover Art And Track Listing Revealed + Preorders Available

German thrash metal legends, SODOM, will release their new studio album, Genesis XIX, on November 27th via Entertainment One (“eOne”) in North America and Steamhammer/SPV in Europe. The album was recorded by Siggi Bemm and mastered by Patrick W. Engel and comes shrouded in the cover illustration of Joe Petagno of Motörhead fame. Find the track listing and cover art below. Genesis XIX will be released as a CD digipak, exclusive 2xLP (on translucent orange with opaque silver swirls – an eOne store exclusive), and digitally. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION Stand by for further info and track teasers […]

REPUKED Conjures ‘Sewer Rain’ in New Video

Stockholm (SE) – Soulseller Records has released the official video for ‘Sewer Rain’, the third single from forthcoming REPUKED album Dawn Of Reintoxication. The single is now available on all major digital platforms, including Spotify. ‘Sewer Rain’ (Official Video) After seven long years since their last full-length release, the Autopsy-worshipping slackers of REPUKED will release new album Dawn Of Reintoxication October 9 on Soulseller Records. Pre-Orders:Americas World The material on Dawn Of Reintoxication is still nasty and disgusting Death Metal, but with an extremely meatier sound and much heavier production than can be found on their earlier recordings. Finally finishing […]

VATICAN SHADOW: Justin Broadrick-Mastered Persian Pillars Of The Gasoline Era LP By Prurient Architect Dominick Fernow Out On 20 Buck Spin

20 Buck Spin releases Persian Pillars Of The Gasoline Era, the new LP from Prurient and Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement architect Dominick Fernow, under the VATICAN SHADOW signature. One of the most prolific underground artists of the 21st century, living his art down to minute detail, Fernow’s penchant for seamlessly spanning underground subcultures finds VATICAN SHADOW now aligned with 20 Buck Spin for the first time, the project’s first album to be released on a domestic label after a very prolific decade of existence. For a decade now, VATICAN SHADOW has blurred the lines of rhythmic industrial, ambient, and soundscapes to […]

WITCHWOOD set release date for new JOLLY ROGER album, reveal first video

Jolly Roger Records announces November 20th as the international release date for WITCHWOOD’s highly anticipated third album, Before The Winter. The album will be available on CD, double-vinyl with gatefold cover and one bonus track, and digital formats. Vinyl colors will be 100 copies on silver wax (exclusive JRR), 100 on mustard wax (exclusive Kozmik Artifactz), and 100 on yellow (exclusive Fu.zu.l. Records). In 2014, from the ashes of the Buttered Bacon Biscuits, WITCHWOOD were born. Buttered Bacon Biscuits released a self-produced CD in 2010, titled From The Solitary Woods (available on CD and LP from Jolly Roger in 2017), […]

Album Review: Big Scenic Nowhere – Lavender Blues [EP]

I would’ve skipped on BIG SCENIC NOWHERE’s Vision Beyond Horizon of earlier this year by virtue of not only the terms “stoner rock” and (even worse) “desert rock” being bandied about, but the trifecta of disinterest was reached with the knowledge that a member of FU MANCHU figured heavily into the band’s makeup. That band and their sonic cohorts in the Dune Buggy/Shaggin’ Wagon set of fun-in-the-sun weed worshippers are just not my type of stoner anything, rock or otherwise. They’re simply doing it wrong. The announcement of the release of Lavender Blues, however, caught my eye in a big […]