death & sludge

Noise Trail Immersion to release new studio album “Symbology of Shelter” on November 2nd 2018

Occupying similar sonic terrain to sonically extreme and abrasive like-minded metallic and mathcore heavy acts such as Frontierer, Ion Dissonance, and Plebeian Grandstand, Turin Italy’s Noise Trail Immersion has been carving out their own demented style of dissonant black metal infused mathcore since 2013.

After dropping a scorching self-titled debut album in 2014, the group got on a lot of people’s radar with the release of their 2016 sophomore full-length album, “Womb”. “Womb” was highly praised by writers and fans alike worldwide and rightly touted as a standout effort in the crowded mathcore field.

Not My Master signs worldwide deal with Extreme Metal music / Rockshots Records

U.S. extreme groove netal band Not My Master ink a worldwide deal with Extreme Metal music / Rockshots Records!

An aggressive mix of Thrash, Groove and Extreme Metal with Southern Rock blasted by a new four-piece act hailing from the U.S. state of Texas, Not My Master was formed back in 2016 and quickly took off, dominating the El Paso local music scene with the bands unique sound

Not My Master prides itself on making “Texas Fucking Metal”, while the band's influences range from Pantera to Nirvana to Eyehategod, and everything in between.

Secret Cutter to release new studio album “Quantum Eraser” on July 6th 2018

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based sludge/grind stalwarts Secret Cutter have announced the July release of their anxiously-awaited sophomore LP, “Quantum Eraser”.
 
For a decade Secret Cutter has steadily built a reputation for their unique genre-bending vision for sludge and grindcore. Their sound is at once familiar, utilizing the blueprint of Floor or Eyehategod, but conveyed through a distorted lens that is as original as it is heavy. The minimalist three-piece - vocalist Ekim, drummer Jared Stimpfl, and guitarist Evan Morey - has created a crushingly heavy, angry sound that is solely their own.
 

Gutlocker release music video for “Bitter Memory”

UK sludge merchants, Gutlocker, hurl out menacing stoner thrash grooves and asylum escape vocals that merge with eerie dynamics and a hardcore grit.

The groove metallers unleash their new EP, “Cry Havoc!”, on April 20th, 2018.

Prior to this, the riff slingers have just dropped the video for “Bitter Memory” - watch it below.

Ever since their birth, Gutlocker have destroyed stages throughout England with their face-melting concoction of groove metal laced with gnarly noise.

Fister to release new studio album “No Spirit Within” on April 17th 2018

Missouri-based doom merchants Fister will unleash the earth-rupturing fruits of their “No Spirit Within” full-length this Spring via Listenable Records.

Manifesting a sound so poisonous, polluted, and nihilistic that “sludge”, “doom”, “funeral” and “death” are the only words close to suitable in description, the Midwestern outfit are overpowering and relentless at a city-leveling volume like a Sisyphean artillery brigade cursed to push two hundred tons of speaker cabinets uphill forever.

Cave Bastard to release debut full-length album “The Bleak Shall Devour the Earth” on March 23rd 2018

San Diego-based brutalizing metal quintet Cave Bastard – comprised of ex/current members of Cattle Decapitation, Gutrot, Ritual Torture, Bridge Jumper, Temblad, and others – has completed harnessing the grinding, blackened scourge of their debut LP, “The Bleak Shall Devour the Earth”, set for release through Accident Prone Records in late March.

Desert Storm to release new studio album “Sentinels” on March 16th 2018

Oxford-based sludge/stoner metallers Desert Storm, have unveiled details of their upcoming album and confirmed their European tour to coincide with the release.

The band entered the studio to lay down the tracks for the new album, which will be titled “Sentinels”.

Check out the video for the new track “Journey’s End” below.

Black Royal to release debut full-length album “Lightbringer” on March 9th 2018

Finnish death ‘n’ sludge unit Black Royal will unleash their debut album, “Lightbringer”, this March via Suicide Records.

A truly dense and obliterating offering both musically and thematically, the ten-track “Lightbringer” centers itself on mankind’s utter failure in finding inner strength and the meaningless trust in fake ideologies.