ust over a half-decade since their self-titled debut, Split Cranium have resurfaced with the beat grinding, tongue-lashing I’m The Devil and I’m OK LP. Following up the sonic blitzkrieg of their first single “Evil Hands,” the crust/metal/punk project has dropped a video for the vitriolic d-beat scourge “Ingurgitated Liquids.” Watch the video in full via Metal Sucks today (or directly on YouTube).
Genre-defying metal titans Pallbearer are undoubtedly road warriors, and they will continue to uphold that titled with their forthcoming North American tour dates. Along with a freshly announced batch of headlining gigs, the group is gearing up to support Obituary on an expansive U.S. tour in the coming months.
North Carolina riff-rockers ASG re-emerge with their sixth-full length and first new album in five years, Survive Sunrise, due out June 15 on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Hear the opening, title-track “Survive Sunrise” via Loudwire (or directly on YouTube).
Listen to Dylan Carlson’s hypnotic new track from ‘Conquistador,’ out April 27 from Sargent House
Additional U.S. shows announced in July and August, appearing on select dates with Sleep, Kurt Vile & The Violators, and Marry Lattimore.
COLD CAVE CELEBRATES A DECADE OF LOVE AND DEATH WITH 2019 HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY ALBUM PLAY SHOWSThe group will reprise their seminal debut album Love Comes Close for two special performances in 2019.
What are the actual steps that you take when you are creating? Do you need to enter or go to a certain setting in order to get creative?
Oh, no. Ideas don’t wait for your mood or favorite creative set up. Sometimes they come to me when I’m on the street, or when I’m making love, or when I protest, or when I just smoke a cigarette out on the balcony… I try not to write them down on the spot, but rather to keep’em in mind and play them on repeat there until I go to rehearsal and show them to the boys…
What do you consider your greatest achievement? What is your greatest fear?
I haven’t achieved it yet. Being too old to achieve it.
Baltimore’s War On Women were born screaming—at the world, at the status quo, in the face of oppression. The band’s forthcoming album Capture The Flag calcifies that rage, and no one in its wake is safe. Much more than a collection of songs or sonic experiment, Capture The Flag is a call to action that cannot be ignored – listen to the album in full via Noisey.
What is the main art form that influenced you in creating? Was it only music or did movies and other forms of art influenced your creative process?
Actually it was both: movies and music. The thing is that my main inspiration comes from movie soundtracks, so the music that I loved and listened the most was the one I heard in films. That is why my two main musical influences are Yann Tiersen and Ludovico Einaudi. I first heard their music in movies.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
That I’ve survived this long!