San Francisco-based black metal weirdos Mamaleek are set to release Out of Time, their fifth full-length album and second for The Flenser. Musically, Mamaleek stands apart from the Bay Area’s most well-known black metal exports (Weakling, Leviathan, et al), and their connection to the genre grows more abstract with each release. This is especially evident on Out of Time, where the band has intensified their unique approach to heavy music with a variety of unusual samples—such as crooning from Turkish concerts, advertisements for items that long exist, and fragments of old pop songs.
On September 21st, SUMAC – the trio of Aaron Turner (ISIS, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists, Erosion), and Brian Cook (Russian Circles) – will be releasing new album Love In Shadow. Earlier this year, SUMAC released their acclaimed collaborative effort with legendary Japanese artist Keiji Haino, American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On.
Jaye Jayle, the Evan Patterson-led Americana-noir project have premiered another new single from the new full-length, No Trail and Other Unholy Paths. The slow burning synth track – “As Soon As Night” has premiered via The Quietus, where Evan remarks “’As Soon As Night’ is the most enjoyable song to perform on the album. Originally, I called it ‘The Break Up Song.’ The words are very clear. If there’s any confusion maybe give the song another listen, maybe a little louder this time, and let the sounds just spiral around the story.”
Denver-based industrial duo Echo Beds began as a one-off live set played in a local warehouse in 2010. Sensing immediately that they’d only scratched the surface of their potential, the duo (comprised of Keith Curtis and Tom Nelsen) began experimenting with hand-built instruments and manufactured sounds—such as recordings of broken glass and a metal filing cabinet—in order to explore and interpret the sounds of industry as a sonic landscape.
On their new album, We Already Lost the World (due out July 13th on Deathwish), French post-hardcore/punk band 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. One of those songs has premiered today; album opener “We Count So We Don’t Have To Listen” is streaming now via Metal Injection – listen here.
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.
Modern Life Is War have announced an ongoing singles series titled Tribulation Worksongs and today, the band has released Volume 1. Featuring two tracks, “Feels Like End Times” (which has premiered in music video form via Revolver Magazine) and “Lonesome Valley Ammunitions,” Tribulation Worksongs: Volume 1 is their first new release since 2013’s excellent LP, Fever Hunting.
ast year saw the release of a harrowing studio album and an expansive collection of rarities from Planning For Burial—now, Thom Wasluck is looking to make 2018 just as bountiful. The one-man gloomcore project will be hitting the road this summer, including an appearance at Meltdown Festival and gigs with Self Defense Family and Drowse. Find a full tour itinerary below.
Hidden Gems in Plain Sight #23 features Ghost Town by the The Specials released in 1981 as a single.
Sit Down and Listen #23 features London Calling by the The Clash released in 1979 on CBS Records.