ELIZABETH COLOR WHEEL REVEALS RIPPING DEBUT ALBUM OPENER “PINK PALM”

Already one of the year’s most anticipated releases, Elizabeth Colour Wheel’s debut album Nocebo is a masterclass in both aggression and reflection. Backed by San Fransisco-based label The Flenser, the experimental five-piece is poised to dominate 2019 with its thunderous blend of shoegaze, metal, and noise rock. After listening to album opener “Pink Palm,” that prediction becomes clear.

LOW DOSE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TO CELEBRATE RELEASE OF DEBUT LP

As the fanfare revolving around their debut LP swells, Philidelphia’s Low Dose have announced a North American tour commencing this April. Kicking off just days following the release of Low Dose (out March 29th), their live show is sure to include bows to the guitar-chugging maelstrom of ‘90s alt-rock (“For Sure”) and bone rattling elegies to love gone wrong (“Right On”). A full tour itinerary can be sound below.

EROSION (MEMBERS OF BAPTISTS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) ANNOUNCE ‘MAXIMUM SUFFERING’ LP

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.

LISTEN TO SPLIT CRANIUM’S D-BEAT/CRUST/PUNK MASTERPIECE ‘I’M THE DEVIL AND I’M OK’

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.”