The oldschool death metal influenced group Gruesome have announced they will release a new EP, “Fragments Of Psyche“, via Relapse Records on March 31st. It’s said the material is specifically influenced by Death’s monumental Human album and will include a cover of the song “Choke It“. Also included are demos of Gruesome‘s early recordings are also featured, including: “Closed Casket“, “Gangrene“, “Gruesome“, “Psychic Twin” and “Savage Lands“. A stream of the title track can be found below which features guest Sean Reinert of Death and Cynic fame. Vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey (also of Exhumed) said of this outing: Continue reading →
Relapse Records has announced their planned vinyl reissue of Death’s legendary fourth album, Human. The reissue will be available as a standard single LP and a limited edition deluxe 2xLP boxset. The deluxe version has been packaged into a super limited (500) vinyl box set containing the full Human album remastered on the first LP plus a bonus 2nd LP featuring instrumental studio tracks and demos from ‘91 (on vinyl for the first time) and is housed in an exclusive jacket with expanded art. Both LPs are pressed on Bone White and Aqua Blue Merge with Blood Red and Bronze Splatter. The box set is accompanied with an album art slipmat, a 22” x 22” album art poster and a 8.5” x 8.5” magnet sheet containing all of Death’s iconic album art and logos. A stream of the album can be found below.
The Philadelphia-based heavy psyche rock band formed from the ashes of A Life Once Lost, Ecstatic Vision, have announced their new release “Raw Rock Fury” will be coming soon. The 4-song follow up to their “Sonic Praise” debut will be issued through Relapse Records in CD/LP and Digital formats on April 7th. They are sharing the new track “You Got It (Or You Don’t)” today and commented on the new album and the track saying:
“With Raw Rock Fury, we set out to make an album that would remind listeners of what an unpolished, dangerous rock recording should sound like. This is the opening composition entitled “You Got It (Or You Don’t)”. Prepare for a searing mash-up of the driving rhythms of Sly & The Family Stone mixed with the sounds of Hawkwind playing Funhouse-era Troglodyte Rock.”
The legendary and recently reactivated band The Obsessed, which I recently interviewed in an exclusive exchange with the new line up (here) have revealed the album artwork for “Sacred“. The new studio offering, The Obsessed‘s first since the band’s seminal 1994 outing, The Church Within, will be issued through Relapse Records on April 7th. The Scott ‘Wino‘ Weinrich-fronted band is now rounded out with guitarist Sara Seraphim, drummer Brian Costantino and bassist (and former The Hidden Hand bandmate) Bruce Falkinburg.
Guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich comments on the new album: “I can honestly say, I think this is the best sounding recording of my career, and I am excited to release it on Relapse. This song ‘Razor Wire,’ I have been carrying around the title concept and main riff in my pocket for a couple years. The full song was born after applying real life experiences, with a little wishful thinking! Fuck control.” Continue reading →
Floridian death metal stalwarts Obituary have shared the second single off their forthcoming, self-titled full-length album with their lyric video for “Turned To Stone” below. Obituary is due out March 17th from Relapse Records on CD/LP and digital formats. Meanwhile, the new track, which follows the earlier-issued “Sentence Day“, takes the guys into a bit of a more slower-tempo and almost, dare I say it, doomier direction for the most part. It eventually picks up steam later on in the song and I find it an intriguing glimpse into where Obituary are at musically in 2017.
Returning New York City-based sludgened doom trio Unearthly Trance are streaming a new track from their upcoming Relapse Records offering, “Stalking The Ghost“. The track, “Scythe“, is the third song to recently surface from the album recorded at Menegroth/The Thousand Caves Studios by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) and featuring cover art by Orion Landau (YOB, Red Fang, Graves At Sea). It was preceded by “Famine” and “Dream State Arsenal” and the album will be released on Feb. 24th.
RVA’s Iron Reagan, the band comprised of past or present members of such bands as Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder, Darkest Hour and more, are streaming their upcoming Relapse Records release. This Friday, February 3rd will see the latest release from these thrashers, “Crossover Ministry“, unleashed upon the metallic masses. Mixed by Kurt Ballou and recorded by Iron Reagan guitarist Phil “Landphil” Hall, the album is an 18-song, 30 minute onslaught of sonic savagery and pure viciousness..and it is streaming here today in full. Joining Phil in Iron Reagan are Tony Foresta, Mark Bronzino, Rob Skotis, and Ryan Parrish and the band will be bringing this latest sermon of shredding to fans live soon when they embark upon the scheduled tour dates below. Continue reading →
Popular progressive metal band Mastodon have revealed the title of their new studio album is “Emperor Of Sand” and it will be released via Relapse Records on March 31st. The follow-up to 2014’s Once More Around The Sun was once again produced by Brendan O’Brien in both the band’s base in Atlanta as well as Los Angeles. Drummer-singer-lyricist Brann Dailor recently told Rolling Stone that the band’s new album grapples with themes of mortality and was inspired by seeing close friends and family diagnosed with cancer in recent years.
Legendary Floridian death metal band Obituary have shared a brand new song from their recently announced self-titled tenth studio album. The song, “Sentence Day“, is streaming below and finds the beloved band in top form and channeling their traditionally unique sound of savagery.
“Obituary“ will be issued through Relapse Records on March 17th in these formats: CD/LP/ Digital. Physical and digital pre-orders are available nowhere.
RVA ‘s genre-mashing band Iron Reagan have released a video for “Bleed The Fifth”, a track from the upcoming February 3rd Relapse Records outing, “Crossover Ministry“. The album was recorded by guitarist Phil ‘Landphil’ Hall and mixed by Converge’s Kurt Ballou and you can watch the video below.