Having just begun their march through Europe, the CORRECTIONS HOUSE legion — Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Bruce Lamont (YAKUZA), Sanford Parker (MINSK) and their minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury — announce a short run of Stateside takeovers to usher in 2014. Set to commence January 2nd in Seattle, CORRECTIONS HOUSE will pillage their way through Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.
CORRECTIONS HOUSE are currently touring in support of their Last City Zero debut, issued via Neurot Recordings in late October. Produced by Parker at Electrical Audio, Soma Studios, 60 Psycho Hum and Nodferatu’s Lair, Last City Zero is an audio product of societal ruin and psychological decay. At once beautifully hideous, graceful and terrifying, the record travels far beyond the confines of any one specific genre and continues to reap the applause of exploratory fans and critics globally.
In related news, CORRECTIONS HOUSE recently unleashed a video for the track “Bullets And Graves“:
LA’s prog metallers INTRONAUT has released their new video for “Harmonomicon” taken from their latest, Habitual Levitations.
The guys are currently in Europe and will be back stateside for a tour with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, DEAFHEAVEN and THE KINDRED.
Japan’s CROSSFAITH have posted their new video of “Countdown to Hell,” which is a compilation of their recent live performances of the song. You get a good look at the type of energy the band bring to a show. Lyrics are included so you can scream along.
If you haven’t done so already, check out their album, Apocalyze.
Poland’s BEHEMOTH have a great new video for the song, “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel,” from their anticipated album, The Satanist. Great visuals and atmosphere.
BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal described the video: “Yes, we took all the time in the world to complete this project. And we did everything that was humanely possible to accurately express our vision. We crossed the Rubicon. ‘Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel’ is an ecstatic manifest of our unrestrained artistic will, where we dare to reach out beyond the limitations of the heavy metal genre. And it’s only the beginning…Enjoy!”
The Satanist will be unleashed on February 3rd in the UK, February 4th in North America and Poland, February 5th in Japan, and February 7th in Europe and the rest of the world.
If you’re looking for a fresh sound in black metal, check out CODE‘s new album, Augur Nox. These Brits have released a new video off of the album for “Glimlight Tourist.” Check it out below.
These guys may not grace the cover of the big metal mags but who cares. Do you really need to gush over the same bands rehashing their previous albums?
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.
Let it be declared that BEASTMILK are destined for stardom. In addition to their songwriting skills, charisma, and musicianship, these Finns have that special intangible that separates the stars from the merely “really cool” bands.
While a long list of bands and labels, such as JOY DIVISION, BAUHAUS, SISTERS OF MERCY, DANZIG, post-punk meets gothic rock, etc., could be used to describe their sound, the band describe themselves as “Apocalyptic death rock from Finland.”
From the first seconds of album opener “Death Reflects Us,” you are overcome with the instant classic feel of it all. The huge chorus just sweeps over you and nirvana ensues. The uber catchy songs don’t stop coming as Climax pushes forward. And it’s not just about the hooks, BEASTMILK create a dark, haunting atmosphere that lends to their charisma.
The closer you listen to Climax, the more it’s clear how much each band member holds up their end. Great musicianship all around.
BEASTMILK‘s debut full length, Climax, is an instant classic – one of those albums that you’ll be spinning nonstop and telling all your friends about. Greatness is here. (Magic Bullet Records/Svart Records)
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: