HELMS ALEE FUSE MELODY WITH MELANCHOLY IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SPIDER JAR”

After more than a decade of existence, five studio albums, and a slew of EPs, Helms Alee has managed to conquer new musical frontiers with each release — their forthcoming fifth LP being no different. Named for a bioluminescent marine algae that glows when excited, the Puget Sound trio’s forthcoming album Noctiluca bears a radiancy all its own.

DEATH-INFUSED BLACK METAL BAND VALE ANNOUNCE DEBUT LP

On their debut album Oakland, CA’s Vale channel visions of a grim future in which the world is barren and destroyed, where agents of opportunity consume everything they can get their hands on. Titled Burden Of Sight, the album can be seen as an expression of outrage felt at the pervasive exploitation and avarice that has taken root in the band’s own backyard. From rampant homelessness to the overindulgences of the upper class, it’s all too easy to imagine the harsh reality of decomposing landscapes fraught with cannibalism and religious zealotry that Vale depicts across six tracks of roaring, death-infused black metal.

ALBERICH UNVEILS “CHILSONG CHAMBER” FROM FIRST SOLO FULL-LENGTH IN ALMOST A DECADE

Alberich is the truculent solo project of underground super-producer Kris Lapke. Offering his studio skills to big names including Prurient, Nothing and The Haxan Cloak, Lapke has developed a sonic footprint that spawns as much shock as it does awe. Alberich has achieved a cult on par with many of the legends he works with, and has built a career from outright destroying musical norms.

HAVE A NICE LIFE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN “SEA OF WORRY” TOUR DATES

Following a pair of wildly successful Flenser showcases last weekend, New England experimentalists Have A Nice Life have announced a forthcoming string of tour dates that will sweep North America this summer. Dubbed the “Sea Of Worry” Tour, the duo will be joined by CONSUMER (avant-doom project featuring members of HANL) and one-man post-metal virtuoso Planning For Burial. Tickets for all tour dates will go on sale this Wednesday, March 20, at 10 AM EST. A full tour itinerary can be found below.

XENO & OAKLANDER BRING PSYCHEDELIA TO THE CELESTIAL WITH VIDEO FOR “INSOMNIA”

Electronic duo Xeno & Oaklander are most comfortable in the indecipherable and indescribable. With a curious video for the sultry dance track “Insomnia,” which was directed and edited by vocalist Liz Wendelbo, Xeno & Oaklander tread deeper into the unknown. “Insomnia” is the second single from the twosome’s sixth album Hypnos, out today from Dais Records.