Sunday, June 30, 2024

Shaving the Werewolf Releases Animated Music Video for "Sentient Husk"

Norway's Shaving the Werewolf, known for their unique blend of noise rock and mathcore, has just released an animated music video for their single "Sentient Husk," which is taken from the band's most recent release, the "God Whisperer" EP.

The video premiered at Metal Injection and is now playing below.  

"The video is a septic mess showing a general apartment complex from the future. People are miserable, the living conditions are hostile, enveloping pollution thickens, the wealth is spread unevenly to a perverse extent and power is centralized to one individual who develops a god complex because of it," says vocalist Ottar about the clip.

He adds, "To withstand existence in such disagreeable conditions, people take to chemical solutions to dampen their symptoms—depression, feelings of alienation, loneliness, suicidal ideation, and general hopelessness. The guy on top is happy to provide whatever keeps the tenants 'happy' as long as he doesn't have to deal with their problems."

Since their inception in 2010, Shaving the Werewolf has delivered disagreeable music for disagreeable people, blending power violence, noise rock, and mathcore into an uncanny chimera. Their live shows, described as a slow-motion car crash or an endless head-smashing into a brick wall, have left audiences both gagged and worried.

They have churned up mosh pits at Høstsabbath, competed with metal extremists like Rotten Sound and God Mother, and even mooned Swedish model Vendela Kirsebom. These rat-fink hardcore pioneers are sure to leave a mark on your psyche.

Throughout their journey, Shaving the Werewolf has released several EPs, singles, and a full-length album. Last year, they released a split-tape with Bergen's hardcore antiheroes Utflod.

Next up is their EP, God Whisperer, inspired by pathological know-it-alls poisoning the world with their selfish and militant ignorance. The band delves deeper into their established sound, offering catchy hooks and jagged edges, all bathed in corrosive dissonance.

God Whisperer was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jørgen Øiseth Berg, with artwork by Martin Mentzoni. It was released on March 22nd.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Killing Spree - French Jazz/Death Metal Project Unleashes New Album "Camouflage" on September 13

Killing Spree
, the audacious musical duo comprised of Matthieu Metzger (Klone, Orchestre National de Jazz, Louis Sclavis, Marc Ducret, etc...) and Grégoire Galichet (Kwoon, Deathcode Society, Dead Season), is set to release their anticipated new album "Camouflage" on September 13 via Klonosphere/Season of Mist.

Following the success of their EP "A Violent Legacy," which featured bold reinterpretations of classic tracks by Death and Meshuggah, "Camouflage" continues to push the envelope with a powerful blend of death-metal brutality and electrifying free jazz textures. This latest offering cements Killing Spree's reputation for combining raw intensity with innovative musicality.

In conjunction with the album release, Killing Spree has unveiled a striking new music video for their cover of Morbid Angel’s "Rapture." 

Filmed in the historic trenches of the Maginot Line in Alsace, this video captures the duo’s unfiltered energy and live performance prowess.

Watch "Rapture" music video below. 

Matthieu Metzger shares insights into their creative process: "The concept of duet covers began with the A Violent Legacy EP. I've extensively studied Meshuggah for my mastery, but the raw intensity of early Death Metal deeply resonates with me as well. We covered Death's 'Symbolic' and 'Jealousy,' which are incredible compositions, along with Meshuggah's 'Electric Red.'

"The real challenge was to play these live, showcasing what two musicians can achieve with these great classics. Grégoire, an avid Morbid Angel fan, suggested 'Rapture.' We filmed it handheld, with no edits, capturing the live show pressure on Thomas Lincker, our cameraman. Scheduling quirks brought us to Alsace, near Grégoire's home, where we found the perfect setting among Maginot Line enthusiasts; the reverb-rich environment complemented the original clip beautifully."

Killing Spree is a groundbreaking duo that merges the intense energy of metal with the experimental essence of free jazz. Formed by Matthieu Metzger and Grégoire Galichet, the band is celebrated for its dynamic performances and genre-defying soundscapes.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Norwegian Blackened Hardcore Outfit Share New Track "The Famine" Via Idioteq

 Norwegian blackened-hardcore five-piece outfit SIBIIR today share another single off their third album "Undergang", which is set to be released on June 14th via Fysisk Format.

Titled "The Famine", this new track is now playing at Idioteq at this location

The band had this to say about this new track: "The Famine is an imagined future scenario of what will happen if we continue to exploit the planet’s resources as we do today, where more and more land becomes dead soil. The lyrics are wrapped in our shared musical references, from 80's thrash to modern metal, culminating in a final part that could have continued into eternity. It’s the last track on the album, so the only right thing was to go for a long fade-out. And fade-out as you know has become retro, so it actually fits the song perfectly.”

Listen to the album's leading single "Placid Waters" here.

Recorded at Caliban Studios at Storsjøen, Norway by Ruben Willem with additional recordings done at FrontRow Studio in Ålesund by Fredrik Ingebrigtsen, and at Brageveien Studio by Øyvind Røsrud Gundersen, mixed and mastered by Ruben Willem, "Undergang" features the cover artwork by Danny Larsen and is now available for pre-order at this location

With backgrounds in such diverse groups as Sigh & Explode, Jack Dalton, Do You Love Melena? and Call:Vega, SIBIIR was formed in 2014 in Oslo, Norway, and since then the band have released a two-track EP and two full-length albums to widespread critical acclaim.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Djiin - French Psychedelic-Prog Rockers Reveal Video For New Song "Blind"

French psychedelic/prog-rock collective Djiin have recently revealed a music video for a brand song of their forthcoming fourth full-length album "Mirrors" due out on May 3 via Klonosphere Records/Season of Mist.

Titled "Blind", this new video has premiered at Everything Is Noise, who commented "Sonically, “Blind” conjures elements of noise, doom metal, and psychedelia to create a spirited, sometimes challenging, sometimes frightening piece of art. It’s an intriguing composition to lead into what will be Djiin’s fourth full-length offering."

The follow-up to 2021's third album "Meandering Soul" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Peter Deimel at Black Box Studio and sees Djiin further honing their exciting and powerful blend of psychedelic stoner rock and 70's progressive rock. Written during the last four years by Chloé Panhaleyx (Vocals/Electric Harp), Allan Guyomard (Drums/Backing Vocals), Tom Penaguin (Guitar/Backing Vocals) and Charlélie Pailhes (Bass/Backing Vocals), "Mirrors" is full of powerful and fuzzy riffs, twisted beats, psychedelic melodies and vocal incantations that invites listeners to embark on transcendental and magical journey. The use of the electric harp in this “classic” rock line-up adds a unique and surprising sonority that accentuate the band’s mystic and ritualistic universe.

If you missed it, watch a music video for the title track at this location.

Djiin is a psychedelic stoner-rock band whose name is inspired by spirits and other beasts of the semitic beliefs and traditions. Influenced by 70’s progressive rock and krautrock bands, doom scene and heavy rock from the glory days of the early Sabbath, as well as other modern references based on the diversity between western and traditional eastern sounds, Djiin crafted a sound of their own, a truly captivating and other-worldly musical universe that will impress fans of Kadaver, Blue Pills and Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats. 

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Burn In Hell Stream Entire New Album "Disavowal of the Creator God" Via Metal Sucks

Sydney’s metallic hardcore unit Burn In Hell are now streaming their entire second album ‘Disavowal Of The Creator God‘ ahead of the release date, this Friday, August 6th, on Reason and Rage Records

The full album is now streaming in full at Metal Sucks, who commented "Their new album, Disavowal of the Creator God, is unbelievably heavy, indescribably punishing, and exploding at the seams with animosity; it’s like the band listened to Converge, Xibalba, and Full of Hell, said “What is this weak-ass ballady shit?”, and kicked everything up twenty-five notches. This album could liquify your brain." 

If you missed it, the video for leading single "Bleach" is still playing at this location

Australian East Coast five-piece Burn In Hell first burst into the scene back in 2018 with their savage and chaotic debut LP “Humanity Plague”. Comprised of current and former members of Vice and Amends, they choose to stand up for their beliefs with lyrics that address social and political injustices crushing contemporary society and to this day this vision remains uncompromised. Drawing musical inspiration from hardcore and metal heavyweights such as Harms Way, Cult Leader and Converge, Burn In Hell have already carved out a name for themselves as one of the heaviest and most politically charged acts around. 

Vocalist Marcus Tamp comments: Growing up in the church you’re somewhat blinded and brainwashed to the true oppressive nature that comes from the governing bodies which trickles down to the local Christian communities. Over the past few decades, the majority of our countries Prime Minister have identified as Christian and have brought their Christian “values and morals” with them, further intertwining religion and state. A lot of this record focuses on the hypocrisy and disgusting postures held by the leaders of the corporate church and this country, and how we continuously build oppressive systems to further the divide making gender, queer and racial liberation almost impossible. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Suncraft - Norwegian Stoner Rockers Share New Song "Lingo Hive Mind" Via Doomed & Stoned

Uprising Norwegian stoner rockers Suncraft have just shared another track from their forthcoming debut album "Flat Earth Rider" due out on August 6 via All Good Clean Records

Titled "Lingo Hive Mind" this new track is now playing at Doomed & Stoned, who commented “Lingo Hive Mind gives you a first-listen to now) comes with a boisterous start that threw me right into the mosh of the beat, like some hapless soul swept away by the ocean’s current. It’s an aggressive, yet quite jazzy start to the song. This is followed in quick succession by verses from front man/bassist Rasmus Skage Jensen, whose vocals are both clean and gruff as the humour insists." 

"Flat Earth Rider" was produced, mixed and mastered by Ruben Willem (The Good The Bad and The Zugly, Okkultokrati, Djevel, etc...) and features six unique tracks that show Suncraft combining elements from groovy stoner rock and riff-based heavy metal. 

Since late 2017, this Oslo-based quartet have played their fair share of club shows in the nooks and crannies of Norway, honing the craft of playing explosively energetic concerts. After releasing released their debut EP, "Saigon" in 2019, the live-performances abruptly ended due to Covid-19. Turning the blow of the pandemic into a positive, the boys put all their efforts into writing their debut album, "Flat Earth Rider" and as soon as the world is safe enough, Suncraft will hit the road again and bring their unique flavor of rock n’ roll to a growing audience.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hymn Reveal Music Video For “Exit Through Fire” Via Metal Injection

Norwegian sludge metal duo Hymn, has just unleashed a music video for "Exit Through Fire", the leading single from their forthcoming second album "Breach Us", which is set for release on August 28th via Fysisk Format Records

The video created by Christian Samuelsen has premiered at Metal Injection, who commented "the band's new song "Exit Through Fire" today, which is nothing less than a sludgy crawl through razors and the ensuing anguished screams." 

 Recorded and mixed by Kim Lillestøl at Amper Tone Studios in Oslo, “Breach Us” is a gargantuan tour de force and a testament to man’s will to exert discipline and human direction to the universal powers of chaos. "Our goal at Amper Tone Studio was to set things up basically as we do on live shows." Says the band. "Facing each other, Marshall JCM 800 and Simms Watts 120 in stereo and a Ampeg 810 stack on full blast. Gibson Les Paul with 74 gauge strings and a couple of fun effect pedals and we are ready to go. We don't want to record anything that we can't perform live, but of course, we always get inspired during the recording process and “shit happens”. That is what makes this band special to us; with only two people there is always room for quick turnarounds and improvisation. We ended up recording the whole thing in about 48 hours." Pre-orders are now available at this location.