Drowse, the nom de plume of Portland-based musician Kyle Bates, has resurfaced with a new chapter in the project’s emotionally brutalizing, musically fearless narrative. Following up his wildly acclaimed sophomore LP Cold Air, Bates has announced the forthcoming release of Light Mirror. The album is due out on June 7 via The Flenser.
Conceived as a means to combat the tragedy he witnessed on the graveyard shift as a paramedic, Jordan Morrison’s project All Your Sisters never fails to poke and prod mankind’s freshest wounds. With his forthcoming LP, Trust Ruins, he dives even deeper into the emotional wasteland of modern living using power electronics and incising lyrics.
On their debut album Oakland, CA’s Vale channel visions of a grim future in which the world is barren and destroyed, where agents of opportunity consume everything they can get their hands on. Titled Burden Of Sight, the album can be seen as an expression of outrage felt at the pervasive exploitation and avarice that has taken root in the band’s own backyard. From rampant homelessness to the overindulgences of the upper class, it’s all too easy to imagine the harsh reality of decomposing landscapes fraught with cannibalism and religious zealotry that Vale depicts across six tracks of roaring, death-infused black metal.
Following a pair of wildly successful Flenser showcases last weekend, New England experimentalists Have A Nice Life have announced a forthcoming string of tour dates that will sweep North America this summer. Dubbed the “Sea Of Worry” Tour, the duo will be joined by CONSUMER (avant-doom project featuring members of HANL) and one-man post-metal virtuoso Planning For Burial. Tickets for all tour dates will go on sale this Wednesday, March 20, at 10 AM EST. A full tour itinerary can be found below.
Informed by graveyard shifts as a paramedic, his fundamentalist Christian upbringing, and a slate of personal tragedies, Trust Ruins is the culmination of the debasement and primality that All Your Sisters virtuoso Jordan Morrison saw in his surroundings. Teetering between disgust and despair, the ten tracks that comprise the LP are the score to a series of de-indoctrinating sermons, armed with marching protest beats. The album’s second single, “Self Medicating,” premieres today alongside a new interview with the artist and perfectly showcases the brooding and bleak tone of Trust Ruins.
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.
With All Your Sisters, multi-instrumentalist Jordan Morrison lends sound to humankind’s darkest depths and deepest debasements. Morrison digs his heels even deeper into neo-punk electro-clatter with the forthcoming LP Trust Ruins, which will be released on April 12 by San Francisco-based label The Flenser.
After announcing their partnership with San Francisco-based label The Flenser, genre-defying five-piece Elizabeth Colour Wheel are offering more clues to what they have in store for the world in 2019. The experimental five-piece have announced the imminent release of their first full-length, Nocebo, due out on March 15.
Boston, MA five-piece Elizabeth Colour Wheel have announced a partnership with San Francisco-based label The Flenser. In Spring 2019, the band will release their debut full-length which was recorded earlier this year and was mixed/mastered by Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Street Sects). Details for the album will surface soon, and the band will tour along the east coast in anticipation of its release — see all tour dates listed below.
Austin, TX industrial/punk duo Street Sects thrive in the midst of infinite possibility and mutually assured destruction. With their new LP, vocalist Leo Ashline and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth unleash a calculated assault on the senses rife with melodic tension, center-stage vocals, and neo-noir themes. The Kicking Mule is official released today via The Flenser — listen to the album in full now via Bandcamp or Spotify.