BardSpec, ambient band from Enslaved guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, share track from forthcoming album

  Whilst BardSpec might essentially be the same brain and personality making the music, compared to Enslaved, it is a widely different entity. Thematically and sonically, BardSpec is about minimising, subtracting and meditating upon the simplest essence of “things”; the single points: exemplified through the song titles, like “Bone”, “Salt” and so on, the basic elements and foundations that make up the whole. There is … Continue reading BardSpec, ambient band from Enslaved guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, share track from forthcoming album

Debut EP from Snare of Sixes

Crucial Blast release the debut EP by SNARES OF SIXES on May 5th 2017. Created by Jason Walton, founding member of now defunct Agalloch it is entitled  Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass. Fusing an intense and eclectic range of extreme and experimental approaches into a disjointed and somehow simultaneously seamless hybrid of sounds, Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass features contributions from members of Lawnmower Deth, Winds, … Continue reading Debut EP from Snare of Sixes

Obelyskkh set to release fourth full length album

Three years in the making, Germany’s kingpins of heavy groove Obelyskkh have completed their fourth full-length, The Providence to be released through their steady label home of Exile On Mainstream on April 21st. The title of the album evokes one of H. P. Lovecraft’s iconic poems, providing inspiration for the album’s lyrical content and the artwork . Another dimension to the album is illustrated almost … Continue reading Obelyskkh set to release fourth full length album

Spooky sounds from Crypt Rot

Sinister new Southern Lord signing Crypt Rot  release their debut LP, Embryonic Devils,  on 28th April. Still in their embryonic stages, Crypt Rot were conceived in Ashtabula, Ohio in 2016, however members of the group have been cutting their teeth in various other bands for some time. Crypt Rot was formed by lead vocalist/guitarist Ryan Sposito (former frontman of Homewrecker), drummer/vocalist Matt Izzi (Homewrecker, Scorched), guitarist … Continue reading Spooky sounds from Crypt Rot

Wolfbrigade announce the news of their ninth full-length album

Stockholm-based Wolfbrigade have announced the news of their ninth full-length album, titled Run With The Hunted, set for release on April 28th through Southern Lord. Formed in 1995, initially as Wolfpack, after five years they changed their name to Wolfbrigade. The band have released an impressive volume of LPs and smaller releases, and have toured widely over the years, becoming one of the premier acts of their genre. Their  … Continue reading Wolfbrigade announce the news of their ninth full-length album

Ambient explorations from Gridfailure and Megalophobe

GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE present Dendritic, a collaborative, ambient album with several special guest musicians. The record is set for independent release in late April for Arbor Day – the holiday which celebrates and encourages planting and caring for trees — and the two acts will physically plant a tree for every preorder of the record placed. In mid-January, Brooklyn-based Benjamin Levitt, aka, MEGALOPHOBE, travelled north … Continue reading Ambient explorations from Gridfailure and Megalophobe

Debut Album from Silence Equals Death

Bergen County, New Jersey-based hardcore quintet SILENCE EQUALS DEATH have signed with Eulogy Recordings for the April 2017 release of the band’s pummeling and infectious End Times debut album. SILENCE EQUALS DEATH has been brought together by their love and passion for the music they create and the continued search for a new outlet. The name of the band has meaning not only for the … Continue reading Debut Album from Silence Equals Death