Give a grave enough time and something will grow from it—that’s exactly how Philadelphia four-piece Low Dose was borne to the world. After teasing their grungy, guitar chugging sound last year with “For Sure,” the band has offered another glimpse of their lawless interpretation of alt-rock with the single “Right On.” “It’s about the frustrations of just trying to exist in the world without being bullied by men constantly,” vocalist Itarya Rosenberg said of the track.
After spending part of 2018 sharing the stage with Neurosis and Converge, AMENRA are hitting the road yet again—joining doom metal torchbearers YOB and metal bastions VOIVOD this Spring. Amenra has also announced a forthcoming documentary chronicling the band’s 20-year legacy.
After announcing their partnership with San Francisco-based label The Flenser, genre-defying five-piece Elizabeth Colour Wheel are offering more clues to what they have in store for the world in 2019. The experimental five-piece have announced the imminent release of their first full-length, Nocebo, due out on March 15.
The partnership between New York electro-minimalists Xeno & Oaklander spans all the way back to 2004, with no shortage of reinvention and experimentation coloring those years. The next act in X&O’s storied catalog is the band’s first release for Dais Records, an LP titled Hypnos, due out on March 8.
Boston, MA five-piece Elizabeth Colour Wheel have announced a partnership with San Francisco-based label The Flenser. In Spring 2019, the band will release their debut full-length which was recorded earlier this year and was mixed/mastered by Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Street Sects). Details for the album will surface soon, and the band will tour along the east coast in anticipation of its release — see all tour dates listed below.
COLD CAVE will head out on tour with renown electronic Detroit duo Adult. and Los Angeles post-punk group Sextile in February and March 2019. The legendary Psychic TV will be joining as a very special guest for the Brooklyn Steel date.
Wear Your Wounds are currently recording a new album with engineer Kurt Ballou at God City Studios. This recording marks the first time the live lineup of the band; Jacob Bannon (Converge), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller, etc), Adam McGrath (Cave In, Nomad Stones, etc), Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, ex-Hatebreed, ex-Kid Cudi), and Chris Maggio (ex-Trap Them, ex-Sleigh Bells, etc) have properly written and recorded material together. Creative contributions from Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe, White Horse, etc), and Gared O’Donnell (Planes Mistaken for Stars, Hawks and Doves) are also expected. The new album is slated for an early/mid 2019 release on Deathwish with touring to follow.
Equipped with both sonic and emotional brutality, Cult Leader have never been known to pull punches. With the imminent release of their sophomore LP (A Patient Man — Deathwish Inc.) on the horizon, the Salt Lake City exports are charging out out the gate with a third and final single, titled “Isolation in the Land of Milk and Honey.” Listen to the thundrous track in full now via Consequence of Sound (or directly on YouTube).
Following the release of their acclaimed album Love In Shadow, SUMAC will be embarking on a West Coast tour throughout the month of January 2019, joined by Divide & Dissolve and Tashi Dorji. SUMAC plan to tour Europe later this winter.
Austin, TX industrial/punk duo Street Sects thrive in the midst of infinite possibility and mutually assured destruction. With their new LP, vocalist Leo Ashline and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth unleash a calculated assault on the senses rife with melodic tension, center-stage vocals, and neo-noir themes. The Kicking Mule is official released today via The Flenser — listen to the album in full now via Bandcamp or Spotify.