Thou is a forward-thinking metal/punk band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Through constant output they’ve attained prolific status, having released nearly forty genre bending records, ach one blurring the sub-genre lines that define the sludge, noise, metal, and experimental music worlds.
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Six years since their self-titled debut, the trans-Atlantic project Split Cranium have returned with their sophomore album I’m The Devil and I’m OK. Guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner (SUMAC, Old Man Gloom) and guitarist Jussi Lehtisalo (from legendary Finnish shapeshifters Circle) are joined by Faith Coloccia (keyboards/vocals – Mamiffer, Mara), Nate Newton (bass – Converge, Doomriders) and Tomi Leppänen (drums – Circle, K-X-P) making I’m The Devil and I’m OK simultaneously more sonically rounded and more visceral and vicious than the band’s debut album. “We wanted to make a record that was less straightforward than the first one,” Turner says. “Jussi loves melody and I love dissonance and noise, so that is probably the healthy creative contrast that made this record what it is.”
Hailing from Laval, France, Birds In Row are a melodic and abrasive post-everything band that blurs the lines between hardcore, punk, and related sub-genres. On their new album, We Already Lost the World (due out July 13th on Deathwish Inc.), Birds In Row offer something of substantial weight. Collectively carrying somber hearts and poignant souls, Birds In Row navigate through melancholic seas to shape beautifully hook-laden songs. Listen to the album’s first single, “15-38,” now via Revolver Magazine.