ÁRSTÍÐIR will reissue their critically acclaimed third full-length, ‘Hvel’ (“Spheres”), which was originally released in 2015 on February 23rd, 2018.
The eclectic Icelandic independent rockers are offering their amazing track, “Himinhvel” as an introduction to the band via YouTube at the link below.
The cover art of ‘Hvel’ and further information about he album can be found below.
1. Himinhvel (3:39)
2. Things You Said (5:28)
3. Someone Who Cares (3:21)
4. Moonlight (3:51)
5. Vetur Að Vori (2:37)
6. Friðþægingin (3:04)
7. Ró (4:33)
8. Cannon (3:38)
9. Silfurskin (2:29)
10. Shine (4:15)
11. You Again (3:17)
12. Unfold (4:47)
Total playing time: 44:59
ZIFIR have existed for more than a decade in the deep confines of the underground, previously releasing two full-lengths and one split album with Cult Of Erinyes. Now, with their third album Kingdom Of Nothingness, the Turkish two-piece of Onur Onok and Nursuz have crafted a unique piece of darkness. Skillfully blending eastern European and Scandinavian influences into their very own sound, ZIFIR evoke haunting imagery of desolate fields and vast ruins, all soiled in blood. Rather than the standard “Hail Satan” perspective, lyrically Kingdom Of Nothingness is a condemnation of all man made religion, seen from a Turkish point of view.
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Portland, OR ‘Street Doom’ quartet R.I.P. is streaming their forthcoming sophomore album Street Reaper in full ahead of the release date on the 13th October. Hear and share the full album on YouTube and Bandcamp.
came crawling out of the sewers of Portland, OR last year, their grimy, sleazy Street Doom was already a fully formed monstrosity that quickly infected the minds of everyone it encountered. Now, borne from the band’s declining state of mental health and increasing focus on songwriting, Street Reaper
is an even more unhinged and menacing album than their 2016 debut In The Wind
Borrowing equally from 80s Rick Rubin
productions and Murder Dog
magazine aesthetics, Street Reaper
is a streamlined, yet brutally raw manifesto of heavy metal ferocity hearkening to the era when both metal and hip hop were reviled as the work of street thugs intent on destroying America’s youth.
Throughout, Angel Martinez’s guitar and John Mullett’s bass are inextricably interlocked, sounding like a massive sonic steamroller, while drummer Willie D keeps the beat solid and simple for the most powerful impact. And, the band’s extensive touring and excessive virgin sacrifices have clearly endued singer Fuzz with evermore agile vocal chords to drive it all home with extreme precision.
Operating on the belief that doom is not tied to a tuning or a time signature, but rather a raw and terrified feeling, R.I.P. eschews well trodden fantasy and mysticism tropes of the genre and focuses on conveying the horror and chaos inherent in the everyday reality of the human mind. With several years of touring under their heavily studded belt, R.I.P. has distinguished themselves from the interchangeable hordes of bands trying to play heavy metal by crafting an aesthetic and a sound all their own, focusing on the things that make metal heavy rather than adhering to the formulaic confines of a particular sub-genre.
opens with the knockout punch of “Unmarked Grave” and the rest is just sheer bludgeoning for bludgeoning’s sake as the album echoes the grimy vibe of legends like Saint Vitus
, with the no b.s. aesthetic of the early Metal Massacre
will be available on LP, CD and download on October 13th, 2017 via RidingEasy Records
10/13 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge – album release party
10/14 Seattle, WA @ The Highline
Album: Street Reaper
Record Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: October 13th, 2017
01. Unmarked Grave
02. Street Reaper
03. Mother Road
04. The Dark
05. The Other Side
06. Shadows Fools
08. The Cross
09. The Casket
10. Die In Vain
Sweden’s metal/post-rock newcomers ANTARKTIS stream their debut album“Ildlaante” ahead of its October 6th release on Agonia Records. Listen to the album in advance here:
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Canada’s award-nominated psych 6-piece Shooting Guns stream their new album ‘Flavour Country’ today via Bandcamp and YouTube
Shooting Guns is known (and oft-nominated) for their film soundtrack work, but Flavour Country is more like a collection of anthems for your jettison from this universe into the multiverse.
While they’re known for heavy and saturated sounds befitting crazed horror-comedy flicks like Netflix hit WolfCop, Flavour Country features some of the band’s fastest, heaviest and most visceral material to date. Yet, it also features some of the band’s most atmospheric sounds as well.
At times there are slight hints of Ennio Morricone‘s Spaghetti Western twang amidst the looping Meddle-era Pink Floyd heavy psych and driving drone reminiscent of Bobby Beausoleil‘s belladonna laced soundtrack to Kenneth Anger‘s Lucifer Rising. But for the most part here, Shooting Guns is out for blood, regardless of tempo.
Album opener “Ride Free” kicks off with a blistering wall of guitars blaring and rattling out of the gate like mutant progeny to fellow Canadian biker-rock heroes Steppenwolf having duly fired all of the guns, exploded into space and returned to hunt down every last one of us. It accelerates from there: “French Safe” sounds like an unhinged battalion of musicians driving full throttle like a scene from a George MillerRoad Warrior movie. Biting, lengthier tracks like “Simian Shelf” and the title track occupy the heavy end of the psychedelic spectrum, haunting the foggy moor between early, bluesy Sabbath-styled doom riffery and heavy pulse-riding kraut-rock.
Canadian extreme metallers Karkaos have streamed their entire new album ‘Children Of The Void’ on their YouTube channel as a thank you to the fans for the support as their Facebook page reached over 6000 likes. The album was self-released on May 26th 2017 and impressively features some guest appearances from Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle of Filth and Morgan Lander from Kittie.
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