Canadian noise/hardcore trio KEN Mode decided to brighten our day by sharing a second song from their upcoming album Success, which will be out soon, on June the 16th via Season Of Mist. The song is titled "These Tight Jeans" and appears to feature a little twist in the band's sound and guest vocalist Jill Clapham. You can listen to it here, and listen to the previously released track, "Blessed" here.
Swedish stoner doom formation Monolord generously unveils another track from their soon-to-be-released sophomore album, Vænir. The ten-minute-long piece titled "Died A Million Times" is the third song to be shared ahead of the album's release on April 28th via Riding Easy Records. Thomas Jäger, guitarist/vocalist, says that "this track's theme is a bit different from the others. It's about getting lost in your mind. A psychedelic mind-trip evoking the feeling that you're dying. Over and over again." If you are curious, listen to it here!
UPDATE: Despite the big line-up changes, Hexis is not over as was just confirmed by vocalist Filip Andersen, who will remain the only original member in the band. The old Hexis lineup will play their last show together at Underwerket in Copenhagen, on August 12th. Meanwhile, Filip Andersen is looking for new members to tour in 2016 and write new material.
As the release date for Cowards' second full-length, Rise To Infamy, is getting closer and closer, the five Parisians treat us with the premiere of a video for the song "Bend The Knee". Rise To Infamy will be released via Throatruiner Records on the 9th of February, and pre-order bundles are already available at this location. You can always stream the full album on Bandcamp or even download the whole opus for free and legally at this location, courtesy of the very generous Throatruiner label. Who's excited?!
Blackened hardcore metallers Hexis and friends This Gift Is A Curse are releasing a new split on six record labels, namely: Protagonist Music (USA), King Of The Monsters (USA), Monotonstudio Records (Germany), Farsot (Sweden), Grains Of Sand (Russia) and Shove Records (Italy). The release date for the physical copies hasn't been unveiled yet, but the record is available for pre-order, at this location. To celebrate, the two bands offered us a free stream of the entire release on CVLT Nation via Soundcloud. Alternatively, you can listen to it here. What do you think of the two new songs?
Nasum have officially announced via their website and Facebook page that all of their four full-length albums will be reissued on vinyl by Relapse Records early next year. The release date is set for January 27th, 2015 and the pre-order is available now here.
Due to Infestvvs' serious health problems, the French Black Metal band had to cancel all the dates of their European tour with Impiety and Spearhead. Infestvvs, vocalist and leader of the band posted the following statement on the official myspace blog:
"The day before the gig in Arnhem I got seriously sick and had to go to the hospital in emergency. They discovered that something was wrong with my heart, the left part is deficient and it causes a lot of troubles (lungs, blood pressure...) and a risk of heart attack in the end. Therefore I am forced to take some rest and avoid efforts & stress for a while... 2 different opinions but the same diagnostic.
The decision wasn't easy as you can imagine, giving up on such a great opportunity and people who relied on GB, but there would be no point playing in those circumstances".