23:14 - Apothecary Pretty much lol, and I mean think of where sludge originated too: New Orleans. That's really all that needs to be said
23:10 - no one i think the raw ugly drunk rasping vocals suits the genre just fine, it's meant for rowdy drunk metal heads anyway isn't it?
23:07 - Apothecary So, uh, new Plebeian Grandstand is awesome? Especially this track [link] , sounds like some fucking evil "blackened drone" or something
23:00 - Karlabos Indeed. i don't get why is it commom sense that sludge singers must all sound like a drunk bad thrash wannabe vocalist. the only bands i like on the genre are the ones with vocals as far away as that as possible
British fun makers, Slugdge, are back again with yet another slab of self-produced, free for stream blackened death metal/sludge metal slug worship, which you can have access to via their Bandcamp now. The new album, titled Dim And Slimeridden Kingdoms, is the follow-up to their well received 2014 record, Gastronomicon, and is streaming in full.
Andrew Markuszewski, guitarist of infamous US blackened sludge act Lord Mantis, has revealed some details about the inner process of making music in the band and future plans for releasing an EP. Fans of recently disbanded sludge metal band Indian could also be happy as seemingly some members of Indian are also going to be featured on the EP.
Christopher Walton, the mastermind of British dark ambient/drone project TenHornedBeast, has announced via the band's Facebook page that he has been recording a lot of new material this year, saying that "2014 has so far been a very productive year, I have recorded more or less constantly since the Spring and have completed no less than 6, yes six!, new recordings."
In a recent interview with Steel For Brains, Jef Stuart "Wrest" Whitehead, the man behind Leviathan and Lurker Of Chalice, has talked about his music, personal life and profession as a tattoo artist. He has also revealed that the new Leviathan album will be titled Scar Sighted and is to be released in early 2015 through Profound Lore Records.
US extreme metal act, Ævangelist, is planning to unleash a new wave of nightmare as a full-length album. The follow up of their 2013 record Omen Ex Simulacra is titled Writhes In The Murk and it will be released via Debemur Morti Production on CD, vinyl and digital this September. Meanwhile, you can have a look at the cover and tracklist here.