Friday New Music Hustle: Putridity, Slugdge, Cult Leader, Soilwork, Nightfell, So Hideous, and More!


So many hot tracks have dropped this week, y’all. As someone who respects the hustle, I have a sworn duty to keep you abreast of the situation.

A couple months back, a single new track from brutal bruisers Putridity surfaced on the internet beneath a layer of grime and sweat. Now the band are finally streaming their obscenely punishing new album Ignominious Atonement over at Invisible Oranges. This thing is heavy. When I told Joe about it, he asked me how heavy. Allow me to answer. Ignominious Atonement is heavier than the combined emotional baggage of Joe’s and Masterlord’s dream journals. It’s heavier than it has any right to be, you dig? Plus, the art and lyrical themes revolve around the jacked-up masterpiece Eraserhead, so it’s impossible for this thing to be any heavier. Stream it over at IO and peep that artwork below.


If you’ve been following the blog since its inception, you’re likely aware of my obsession with the best slug-themed death and black metal band in the business, Slugdge. Way back in July of 2014 (!) I reported that the band was already hard at work on the follow-up to their sophomore album Gastronomicon that they dropped like a trail of slime earlier last year. Sadly, the Euxton duo reported on Facebook yesterday that they are running a bit behind on their third oozing expulsion. However, they have revealed another new track to stem the tide of Mollusca’s wrath. “The Chapter for Transforming into a Slug” will make your skin crawl in all the best ways, showcasing the band’s signature interplay between shell-shattering riffs, militant mollusk martial chants, and dynamic shifts. I eagerly await my slimy rapture.


Utah quartet Cult Leader have risen from the ashes of Gaza like a furious phoenix flaming with vehement vengeance. Fans of Gaza have been hotly anticipating the new band’s debut full-length, Lightless Walk, for quite some time. Now you can actually stream the first advance track over at Decibel. “Suffer Louder” is a deathmarch at lightning pace through shifting, scorching sand; the brutality of this song is as criminal as the bombs over Baghdad. If you missed the 7″ EP Useless Animal that was also released this year, you can jam it below!


Maestros of the melodic Soilwork have returned with another new track that continues to show they are one of the best guitarmony bands in the biz. This new track, “Enemies in Fidelity” doesn’t really break any new, er, soil, but it does include all of the elements fans of this band love. Catchy choruses, flashy solos, and speedy drums abound. If you want to catch the band on tour in support of their new album The Ride Majestic, you can see them on the road with Soulfly, Decapitated and Shattered Sun. Tour dates below courtesy of Loudwire.

09/30 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Fonda Theater
10/1 — San Francisco, Calif. — Regency Ballroom
10/2 — Portland, Ore. — Hawthorne Theater
10/3 — Seattle, Wash. — Studio Seven
10/4 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Rickshaw Theatre
10/6 — Kelowna, British Columbia — Level Nightclub
10/7 — Edmonton, Alberta — Starlite Room
10/8 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — O’Brian’s Event Centre
10/9 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — Park Theatre
10/10 — Minneapolis, Minn. — Amsterdam
10/11 — Joliet, Ill. — Mojoes
10/12 — Des Moines, Iowa — Val Air Ballroom
10/13 — Cleveland, Ohio — Agora Theater
10/14 — Toronto, Ontario — Opera House
10/15 — Montreal, Quebec — Corona Theater
10/18 — Columbus, Ohio — Northland Performing Arts Center
10/19 — Pontiac, Mich. — Crofoot Ballroom
10/20 — New York, N.Y. — Gramercy Theater
10/21 — Baltimore, Md. — Ottobar
10/22 — Knoxville, Tenn. — The International
10/23 — Atlanta, Ga. — Masquerade
10/24 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — Culture Room
10/25 — St. Petersburg, Fla. — State Theater
10/27 — Houston, Texas — Scout Bar
10/28 — Austin, Texas — Empire Control Room
10/29 — Dallas, Texas — Gas Monkey
10/30 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Sunshine Theater
10/31 — Mesa, Ariz. — Club Red – NO SOULFLY
11/1 — San Diego, Calif. — Brick By Brick – NO SOULFLY


Cvlt Nation (and Tyree) tipped me off to a new track from Nightfell. Hot on the heels of their 2014 debut, the Oregon duo is turning up the heat with new song “Rebirth”. Tremolo riffs, infernal barks, and excellent use of atmosphere work perfectly to create a frightening vision of ferocious hell hounds pursuing me across a frozen landscape, eager to drag my weary soul into the terrible abyss beyond. Hopefully I can keep running until their next album Darkness Evermore drops.


Earlier this week So Hideous released a gorgeous new track called “Yesteryear” from their upcoming album Laurestine. If you enjoyed their last opus Last Poem/First Light, you’ll find plenty to love here. The group continues to establish its identity as one of the more poignant and emotive black metal bands by integrating orchestral and choral elements into their music in an intricate and purposeful manner. Those parts are as much of the appeal of So Hideous’ music as the searing black metal facets and help lend these lush, nuanced songs a vibrant and powerful atmosphere. You can pre-order Laurestine here and catch the band on tour with Set and Setting in a town near you. Dates courtesy of BrooklynVegan.

8/22 Tampa, FL – Orpheum*
8/23 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
8/24 Raleigh, NC – Slim’s Downtown *
8/25 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5 * #
8/26 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony * #
8/27 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *
8/28 Brooklyn, NY – Silent Fest @ Saint Vitus Bar * +
8/29 Rockaway, NJ – Backroom Studios +
8/30 Allston, MA – O’Brien’sPub + ^
8/31 Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus +
9/1 Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf +
9/2 Toronto, ON – Coalition +
9/3 London, ON – The APK +
9/5 Chicago, IL – Red Line Tap +
9/6 Cincinatti, OH – Northside Yacht Club + ^
9/7 Dayton, OH – Blind Bob’s ^
9/9 Nashville, TN – East Room ^
9/10 Savannah, GA – The Jinx
9/26 Tampa, FL – Plan B Block Party
10/30 Gainesville,FL – Fest 14


There are plenty of other releases threatening to damn your wallets to the place of weeping and gnashing of teeth, so steel yourselves for the coming storm. Check out some other steel beem melting songs below.

(h/t Tyree, Roshin, Jack Bauer, Karhu, and a couple of you other bros in the Facebook group whose disqus names I can’t recall at the moment)

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