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.
Extreme harsh-grinding quartet FULL OF HELL make their Relapse debut with their most explosive album to date, Weeping Choir, coming May 17th. Dynamic, pissed, and wholly urgent, the highly anticipated Weeping Choir is a definitive statement of intent by one of the underground’s most dynamic and virulent entities.
After releasing post-punk masterpiece The Demonstration and embarking on several massive tours last year, Drab Majesty is back, and on the road in North America now alongside Deafheaven and Uniform. Focusing on the aesthetics of cult ritual and the devastating power of music, Drab Majesty’s live show has become a phenomenon in itself. Fronted by interdimensional muse Deb Demure and anchored by Mona D on keyboard accompaniment, Drab Majesty infuses goth with pulsing synth and shimmery “tragic wave” flourishes.
No Trail and Other Unholy Paths, the wickedly original new album from Jaye Jayle is officially released today via Sargent House, and is now streaming in its entirety. Jaye Jayle are also supporting Emma Ruth Rundle on forthcoming live dates that were announced this week alongside new album news – see the full listings below.
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.
So like I promised in my last post I would like to introduce you to the amazing acoustic realm of Reveal by Elskavon.
Today is Friday so for me it’s German music day or Made in Germany day so I’ve chosen a gem of the Teutonic Thrash Metal scene, The Antichrist 2001 album by Destruction.