News and New Music Hustle: Convulse, Grand Magus, Schammasch, Morgue Supplier, Southwest Terror Fest, and More
Plenty of new jams for you to dance to while you ghost ride your whip down the block.
Good news, everyone! Nokia napalm nihilists Convulse are back with a brand new record. As I mentioned in my Toilet Tuesday blurb for “Cycle of Revenge,” this new album finds the death metal stalwarts treading waters unknown. What I didn’t realize, though, was just how offbeat Cycle of Revenge really is. Now that I’ve gotten a chance to jam the whole thing, though, I can tell you that this record seriously defies expectation. Western twang, clean vocals, epic leads, psychedelic riffs, and a whole lot of experimentation can be found across this wildly diverse smattering of tracks. Convulse have clearly embraced the more progressive left-hand path, but fret not, for these twisting tracks still crush unrepentantly. If you’re curious to hear more, you can jam the whole thing over at Invisible Oranges. Cycle of Revenge is out Friday on Svart Records.
Hail, warriors, for our glorious heroes Grand Magus return this year on the 13th of May to do battle against the false that poison these lands. Their newest weapon, the divine hammer known as Sword Songs, features nine shimmering tracks and was produced by Nico Elgstrand. This stunning monument against heresy may be pre-ordered via Nuclear Blast at this location. Hold strong, my brothers, for deliverance by the mighty riff is at hand.
The shifting sands of blackened time have revealed a new monolith of profanity to be unearthed this April 29th via Prosthetic Records. The spellbinding, curse-weaving Schammasch are back to unleash their ancient maledictions in the form of unorthodox black metal, and if “Consensus,” the lead single from Triangle, is any indication, the band’s unholy vision is unfurling in spectacular fashion. “Consensus” is an epic of contorting malevolence, weathering percussion, and twisting tremolo riffs that create a noxious superstructure of arcane proportions atop which the surprisingly tangible vocals can launch heresies into the air. I’m stoked. You can jam “Consensus” now and pre-order Triangle here. Will the band’s ambitious triple-release fulfill the destiny promised by “Consensus?” I guess we’ll have to wait to find out. (h/t 365ChaosRiddenDays)
Morgue Supplier just released their second video from their self-titled deathgrind maelstrom of a record. Morgue Supplier has been kicking my butt this way and that since its release, and even if you don’t like videos (and really, it’s 2016; I get it), if you’re at all a passing fan of dissonant extremity, you should check this song out. It’s pure cosmic violence. If you like what you hear, don’t forget to pick up the record here on Bandcamp.
Today in totally bogus news, righteous Finnish hardcore brutes Terveet Kädet have called it quits. They were supposedly in the process of recording/releasing new material, but it’s difficult to say if anything final will come to the surface. If you missed their last release, Lapin Helvetti, now is the best time to revisit the final testament of the speed-junkie kings. Our own Beargod described this swansong as the release on which Terveet Kädet finally took their throne.
If you’re going to be anywhere near the godless wasteland of Tuscon, Arizona this October 20th-23rd, don’t miss Southwest Terror Fest V. Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Nails, Infest, Full of Hell, and many more have already been announced, and that’s just the tip of the bloody spear. If you like to rage and/or mosh, this is the place for you. Stay tuned to CvltNation for further details.
And now, some other important bits of miscellaneous debris.
- There’s a brand new Ghoulgotha song to crush your dick. Hear it via the tube of yous.
- The artwork for Gevurah‘s upcoming debut on Profound Lore has been released. You can see it here. It’s rill pretty. I’m stoked about this new obelisk of obscenity.
- Corrosion of Conformity have been on quite the tear over the last few years, and they’re maintaining that momentum with a vinyl re-release of 2005’s In the Arms of God. Details here.
- Eyehategod are going on tour this spring with a few different acts, including Antiseen, Negative Approach, and Skeletonwitch. You can get the details here.
- Do you like moshing? Well brother, get stoked because Hatebreed are set to release a new album on May 13th via Nuclear Blast. I hope you’re ready to discuss your sins with the floor, because this record is called The Concrete Confessional (I’m sorry). Info and tour dates here.
- Flotsam and Jetsam have signed to AFM Records and have a self-titled album dropping in May. Will it live up to Doomsday for the Deceiver? Probably not, but a man can dream.
- DevilDriver have a new album set for release in May on Napalm Records. Looks like this album will feature a relatively new lineup with Neal Tiemann and Austin D’Amond. If you like DevilDriver, heed Mulder’s advice and Trust No One (again, sorry).
- Longbuttz are back. Stay tuned for some McNulty RFI’s.
That’s it from me. I’m sure there’s something you think is important, so share it in the comments below.