Contemporary industrial act Alberich doesn’t just have a distaste for convention—he’s built a career from outright destroying musical norms. That commitment to outsider arts blazes mightily on the prolific producer’s new single, “Unity House.” This is the first single off Alberich’s forthcoming noise-art LP Quantized Angel, which will be released via Hospital Productions on April 12.
The partnership between New York electro-minimalists Xeno & Oaklander spans all the way back to 2004, with no shortage of reinvention and experimentation coloring those years. The next act in X&O’s storied catalog is the band’s first release for Dais Records, an LP titled Hypnos, due out on March 8.
As anticipation for Emma Ruth Rundle’s new album swells, the artist has premiered its powerful, propulsive second single, “Darkhorse” today — listen to the track now and read about its influences via Consequence Of Sound’s ORIGINS series.
The world might have heard of Erosion a little sooner if the members weren’t busy sharing duties in a handful of other projects. Guitarist Nick Yacyshyn, drummer Danny Marshall, and bassist Andrew Drury are more widely known for their work in Vancouver’s beloved hardcore veterans Baptists. Rick O’Dell was snagged from his bass duties with sludgy classic rockers Tobeatic and punk rippers Hard Feelings to join Erosion on second guitar while vocalist Jamie Hooper was recruited for the vitriol he unleashed with the triumphant metal export 3 Inches of Blood and the grimy punk band Congress. Given their pedigree, it’s no small wonder that their debut full-length, Maximum Suffering (out October 19 on Hydra Head)exudes the kind of ugliness that only comes from artists steeped in the art of musical ferocity.
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.
San Francisco post-black-metal band Bosse-de-Nage has announced its follow-up to 2015’s whiplashing LP All Fours. Titled Further Still, this new album marks a bold diversion from Bosse-de-Nage’s typically sprawling arrangements in favor of airtight, propulsive song structures. Deliberately succinct and fuming, the grip of nine new tracks finds Bosse-de-Nage pitting their unique lyrical structures against hairpin turning melodies.
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.
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.
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).