San Francisco's progressive metallers LOWCASTER are streaming their haunting new album 'Flames Arise' in full exclusively via Everything Is Noise today, before its official release on October 25th through Ripple Music.

"No matter where you are in the tracklist, Lowcaster wield an immovable energy, replete and endlessly stoked. (...) One thing that’s never sacrificed for heaviness’ sake is a profound emotionality at the core of it all. There’s mournful moments that will rend your heart in two just as their are celebratory moments of...

Finnish black metal legends Sargeist premiere the new track "The Shunned Angel" on heavily trafficked tastemakers Stereogum.com. The song hails from Sargeist's massively anticipated fourth album,  Feeding the Crawling Shadows, set for international release on March 31st via W.T.C. Productions for the CD version, with a gatefold vinyl version to follow at a later date. More than just a quintessentially "black metal" album title, Feeding the Crawling Shadows is a veritable raison d'etre for...

Bleeding Fist premiere the new track "Brotherhood of Chaos and Death" at heavily trafficked web-portal CvltNation.com. The track hails from Bleeding Fist's  new compilation, Death's Old Stench, released yesterday by Moribund Records. Subtitled "The Deathcult Sessions," with Death's Old Stench, the Slovenian chaos black metallers open up their crypt to reveal an arsenal of unreleased songs from 2011-2013. At a dozen tracks strong, Death's Old Stench unveils a different side to Bleeding...

Iron Bonehead Productions sets April 21st as the international release date for Skelethal's Deathmanicvs Revelation. Skelethal's debut MLP, Deathmanicvs Revelation says everything it needs to in its title: absolute DEATH WORSHIP, wielding the Metal of Death like a scythe, an axe, and blunt hammer simultaneously, all in obeisance to occult forces beyond the mien of man. At 22 lean, licentious minutes, Deathmanicvs Revelation allows this French duo to gallop forth into...

With the dark, prowling majesty of new album Angel Guts Red Classroom just unchained and set loose via Bella Union, Jamie Stewart's Xiu Xiu today announce a springtime tour of Europe and Russia – see dates below.

As befitting the febrile post-punk sonics of Angel Guts...the tour takes in shows alongside legendary US art-rock mavericks The Residents (in St Gallen, Switzerland) and psych-noise provocateurs Psychic TV (two shows in Russia),...

On 21st April paradYse Records present the debut single by 24 year-old London-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Cosmo Sheldrake

Cosmo describes The Moss as “an ode to nonsense for its own sake”. Invoking many of the classic figures of nonsense literature, Cosmo embarks on a peg-legged jaunt, draping finely woven vocal harmonies over an underbelly of electronics, strings, and an Armenian Duduk (recorded at a folk session in a country pub in East Sussex). 

Over...

Reggae star I-Octane blazes onto international charts across the world with the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore album My Journey, now available worldwide in stores and online from DJ Frass/Tad’s Record. The 16-track masterpiece explodes on the iTunes Top Albums Reggae charts at #3 in the U.S., #3 in the UK and #4 in Germany, just to name a few, as I-Octane ignites the charts and lands in the top...

Australian black metal tyrants EREBUS ENTHRONED premiere the new track "Black Sword" at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Temple Under Hell, set for international release on April 2nd via SEANCE RECORDS for the CD version, with a vinyl version to follow on April 30th through WORLD TERROR COMMITTEE, Temple Under Hell proves to be an even stronger statement than EREBUS ENTHRONED's critically debut album, Night's...

"One of those debut singles that is so sit-up-and-listen stunning, you find yourself playing it again and again" Sunday Times Culture

“It's got an appealingly naive quality and yet somehow, simultaneously, an intangibly erotic essence.” Guardian New Band of the Day

“Effortlessly charming… Perfect pop music” DIY Class of 2014

“Our favourite new guitar-pop band” Time Out’s One To Watch 2014

Teleman – 'Tele', from the Greek for 'distance' – are...

Trinidadian Ragga Soca vocalist Bunji Garlin brought the energy this Carnival week on his native island with a brand new EP Carnival Tabanca, available on VP Records. The four-song set will feature his latest crop of Carnival tunes, including the popular title track, its fierce remix, the party starter "Red Light District" and Trinidad's 2014 street anthem "Truck On D Road."  

The self-proclaimed Viking of Soca also unleashes his latest video for "Carnival Tabanca." Produced by Sheriff...

Based in England, The Heatwave is a bashment-style of rave—a non-stop dancehall party—that has been causing insanity across the globe for over a decade now. Watch highlights from its first 10 years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnUIfxdvmw4

Next week, the London crew is taking this party on the road. They will drop by South by Southwest for five premier events (listed below) with some very special surprise guests.  

 

SxSW 2014 Schedule:...

FOREVER PLAGUED RECORDS sets April 7th as the release date for SEPTUAGINT's debut MCD, Negative Void Trinity. Another prospective band from the fertile Greek black metal scene, SEPTUAGINT play a fast black metal style that knows when to pace itself - not much different from some bands under the moniker of orthodox BM, but with their own Mediterranean flair. Lyrically, SEPTUAGINT are very religious, but the duo also distance themselves, to a...

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