In a moment of spontaneous surprise, Japan's post-rock band Mono has announced that not only will there be a new album this year, but two companion albums will be released on the same day. The Last Dawn, and Rays Of Darkness are the two new albums from the group, which have several release dates that go from Europe (October 24th), the UK (October 27th), North America (October 28th) and Japan (November 5th). Enjoy "Where We Begin" now from The Last Dawn and check out the cover artworks.
With only a few days left before their newest opus is set to be released, Darkspace have given us an album teaser to listen to. Their label Avantgarde Music has released a seven-minute teaser through YouTube with snippets of tracks from their newest album, Dark Space III I. The album is set for release on the 6th of September and will follow his predecessors in being released initially on limited digipack CD format.
It has been four years since their debut LP, The Long Procession, and Italy's Amia Venera Landscape have announced a new song and video for "Weight Bearer". Listen to the new song on the clip below. Moreover, the band has been writing music for their next four albums. So, there's plenty of new music coming in the next few years from them.
Swiss black metal act Darkspace are trying to tell us something. The strange message on Avantgarde Music's Facebook page is a code, a code that translates into a new album that will be released very soon, even sooner than expected. The band's fourth full-length record is finished, and is to be released on the 6th of September, 2014 and is titled Dark Space III I. To add to this, Avantgarde Music has started production on the release of their acclaimed debut Dark Space I on vinyl: this will come again with embossed gatefold cover and will be a double vinyl.
US droners, Earth, announced that their newest song "From The Zodiacal Light" is currently streaming over at Pitchfork. The song is taken from Earth's forthcoming album, called Primitive And Deadly, which is due out in September via Southern Lord. You can stream the song here.
After streaming a new song, Throwdown have just announced the streaming of their entire new album Intolerance online. The opus is due out next week on January 21st through eOne Music but luckily, you can already stream the entire piece through the player available below. Was it worth the wait?
California's Throwdown have released a new track titled "Defend With Violence" from their upcoming LP Intolerance, due out next week on January 21st, 2014 through eOne Music. The new album, the first in four years, was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California with rising producer Davey Warsop and mixed at Planet Z. Tell us what you think about the new song, available below.
According to Bangkok Post, Samong Traisattha, the 36-year-old lead bassist/vocalist of Thailand's black metal band Surrender Of Divinity, was stabbed to death in his house. On January 9th, a self-styled Satanist posted on his Facebook page that he was the one who murdered Samong "Avajee" Traisattha. Jaruvan Surapol, 34, the musician's wife, told police that the killer was Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn, a fan of her husband's band. Prakarn had gone to the singer's house on Wednesday night to screen print some shirts and have a few beers. After the wife had put her child to bed, she went to check on her husband and encountered him stabbed over thirty times and Prakarn gone.
So far, we knew that Alcest's new album would be called Shelter, some guests that will be participating on the album, but not much more. Today is the day to find out more about the band's fourth album to date. Firstly, the album will be released on January 17th (January 21st in North America) on Prophecy Productions. The album cover and tracklist are also available below. As for the music, you will have to wait a little bit more for that.
Metal veterans Melvins are set to release their newest studio album Tres Cabrones, on November 5th via Ipecac Records. Tres Cabrones is the nineteenth studio album by them, and it features their original drummer Mike Dillard, with current drummer Dale Crover playing bass. It is the first official album to feature Mike Dillard, as his only previous appearance before the recordings of this album were on Mangled Demos From 1983 and a handful of compilation and bootleg releases. You can hear the album over here.
An astonishing surprise in the music world today as Robert Fripp has announced on his online diary that the legendary prog band King Crimson are back in motion. On September 6th 2013, Fripp confirmed King Crimson's newest iteration, stating that "this is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers. The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode". Now revealed, the 8th incarnation of King Crimson will be Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp.
Swedish death metal band Demonical are currently streaming their newest album, Darkness Unbound, online via Terrorizer. You can listen to the entire album now. The album is due out on September 20th via Cyclone Empire and the limited digipak and vinyl versions can now be ordered directly from the band here. Has the band improved on their previous work Death Infernal?
Releasing new music for the first time in eighteen years, California stoner band Vista Chino (featuring two founding members of Kyuss, singer John Garcia and drummer Brant Bjork) is streaming their debut album Peace online which can be heard in full at SPIN's website here. The album will be released on August 30th via Napalm Records.