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.
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.
Salt Lake City’s Cult Leader have premiered a haunting new music video for their shapeshifting standout track from their forthcoming album A Patient Man. Watch the “To: Achlys” clip today via Revolver Magazine.
French post-hardcore/punk band Birds In Row navigate through melancholic seas to shape the beautifully hook-laden songs on We Already Lost The World. The nine-song sophomore full-length will be released on July 13th from Deathwish Inc. and Birds In Row will tour North America in support of it — first with Neurosis and Converge, then on an East Coast run with Portrayal of Guilt. Check out all tour dates listed below.
Boston-based heavy music pioneers Converge have released a new four song E.P. titled Beautiful Ruin. Recording during The Dusk In Us sessions, this E.P. completes the release of all their recorded material from that time period. Each song on Beautiful Ruin is a staccato burst of emotion from Converge at their most raw; viciously precise yet alluringly out of control.
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.
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.