SUNN O))) and ULVER have teamed up for a collaboration entitled, Terrestrials. The result of this union is a three-track recording; “a trio of movements which flow like magma beneath the Earth’s crust, sonically uninhibited, unpredictably cosmic, haunting and stirring, yet simultaneously ceremonious and beautiful.”
Southern Lord shall release Terrestrials in February 2014.
The reissue of Icelandic rock heathens SÓLSTAFIR’s debut full-length, Í Blóði Og Anda (In Blood and Spirit), is now out everywhere. The whole album and its bonus disc, as well as the band’s magnum opus ‘Svartir Sandar’, are streaming at Bandcamp.
Originally released in 2002, Í Blóði Og Anda is SÓLSTAFIR‘s long-lost debut album. A far cry from the refined and expressive post-rock of 2011′s Svartir Sandar, Í Blóði Og Anda is a mix of black metal and crust. The album went out-of-print almost immediately upon its release, and has been out of circulation ever since. The album is now remastered, repackaged, and includes a bonus second disc full of previously unreleased material.
THE OCEAN‘s highly anticipated triple-DVD release, Collective Oblivion, will be released one month later than originally planned. Fans will be able to buy their copies in stores and on-line on Decmber 10th. Until then, the DVD/t-shirt bundle is still available via Indiemerch. Check out the trailer:
Fans will be able to enjoy a thorough and expansive look at THE OCEAN‘s career and touring experiences, including the Heliocentric record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at themuseum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more!
Collective Oblivion includes:
- Multiple camera shots of three full live concerts with a total of 21 individual song performances
- 130 minutes of THE OCEAN history, as told by band members, past and present
- 175 minutes of tour documentaries and live footage filmed in North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, and Europe
- Total run time of 500 minutes!
It comes in a hardcover / book-style packaging with brass-foil print. The book contains 3 DVDs and a +30 pages booklet, with loads of photos, tour diaries and writings by band members and by director Alex Kraudelt, who dedicated two and a half years of his life to traveling with the band around the globe.
Check out the China chapter from the release. If you’ve never been to China, it’s an interesting and different world:
The new video for SATYRICON‘s “Phoenix” off of their new album, Satyricon, is now online.
The footage was recorded during the band’s recent performance in Oslo, Norway with the Norwegian National Opera Chorus. Lead vocals were performed by Sivert Høyem. Amazing footage for an amazing song.
It’s been a long time since MINDGRINDER‘s last album, Riot Detonator, was released (eight years to be exact). The wait is over as the band’s third album, Prop Agenda, is available now on iTunes and Spotify. The album was recorded in Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and MINDGRINDER‘s Barnsville Studios, mastered at Andy La Rocque‘s Sonic Train Studios, and features cover artwork by Eliran Kantor.
Check out the video for the track, “WYSIWYG“:
As a bonus, check out their awesome cover of the EMPEROR classic “I am the Black Wizards” featuring none other than EMPEROR guitarist Samoth on bass:
CATHEDRAL vocalist/Rise Above Records boss, Lee Dorian, recently recorded a video wrap up for Rise Above Records‘ releases this year, including CATHEDRAL‘s swan song, The Last Spire. He provides some really cool info on all the label’s bands and releases. Doom!
On January 7,2014, the good folks at Tankcrimes will release a GHOUL and CANNABIS CORPSE split fittingly dubbed Splatterhash.
Featuring four tracks of rabid, brutalic insanity, the Splatterhash split will be unleashed via 12″, CD and digital download. For their portion of the split, GHOUL returned to Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California where they recorded both Transmission Zero and Splatterthrash. CANNABIS CORPSE recorded at bassist/vocalist Land Phil‘s own Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, Virginia. The split was mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound in Santa Cruz, California and features cover art by Andrei Bouzikov. The release marks the first CANNABIS CORPSE material to feature Land Phil on vocals and Brent Purgason (GWAR) on lead guitar.
Both bands’ entire catalogs can be streamed (and purchased) via the Tankcrimes BandCamp page.
On February 11th, 2012, MASTODON took the stage at London’s O2 Academy in Brixton, capping off the Atlanta-based band’s world tour in support of their critically acclaimed album The Hunter. This sold-out performance was MASTODON’s first show at the legendary Brixton venue. Live At Brixton will be released on December 10th, 2013 so fans will be able to see and hear what happened on that night.
In addition to performing “Curl of the Burl,” “Black Tongue,” and “Dry Bone Valley” from The Hunter, the band dug into their catalog, unearthing such scorching tracks as “Colony of Birchmen,”“Capillarian Crest,” and “Iron Tusk.”
Tankcrimes is very pleased to announce the release of a split 12″ between the Bay Area’s favorite gore-sworn death metal deviants EXHUMED and Virginia hardcore thrashbangers, IRON REAGAN, who feature within their crossover ranks Tony Foresta (MUNICIPAL WASTE) and LandPhil Hall (MUNICIPAL WASTE/CANNABIS CORPSE).
The split will offer up a total of eight tracks, two of which find EXHUMED delivering soul-smearing covers of MINOR THREAT‘s “Seeing Red” and NEGATIVE APPROACH‘s “Ready To Fight.”
The EXHUMED/IRON REAGAN split 12″ will be unleashed January 7, 2014. Further info, including preorders and track teasers, to follow.
EXHUMED/IRON REAGAN Split 12″ track listing:
Side A – EXHUMED
2. “Dead to the World”
3. “Seeing Red”
4. “Ready to Fight”
Side B – IRON REAGAN
5. “Life Beater”
6. “Gave Up on Giving a Fuck”
7. “Mini Lights”
8. “Holy Water Makes Me Wet“