Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Check out Bedowyn's new EP

Raleigh band stoner/doom band Bedowyn has a new EP, which you can check out here. The band's next confirmed show is at Fuzz Fest at Snug Harbor in Charlotte on Sept. 14. Will post more dates as they are confirmed. Looking forward to seeing these guys.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Batillus releases really creepy first video

Brooklyn industrial doom outfit Batillus have released their first ever video, and it's just about as creepy as you would expect. The song is "Concrete" from the album Concrete Sustain, which was released earlier this year.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New music Tuesday: Windhand and Corrections House

"Orchard," the second single (and opening song) from Windhand's excellent upcoming album Soma is now streaming at a few locations, including NPR, Stereogum and Invisible Oranges. The album comes out Sept. 17, and is already being hailed as a possible album of the year.

Also, "Run Through the Night," the latest from Corrections House (Mike IX Williams, Eyehategod; Scott Kelly, Neurosis; Bruce Lamont, Yakuza; Sanford Parker, Minsk) is now streaming at German blog Noisey/Vice. The album Last City Zero will be released on Neurot on Oct. 29. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Photos and video of Mourning Cloak, photos of Solar Halos

(Mourning Cloak)

(Solar Halos)

Mourning Cloak from Mann's World on Vimeo.

Here are a few photos from Greensboro's Mourning Cloak and Chapel Hill's Solar Halos from Thursday's (Aug. 14) show at Chapel Hill Underground. Bitter Resolve and Curtains of Night also played, but I had to make an early evening of it. I hadn't shot video in a while and decided to get footage of Mourning Cloak. If you like what you hear, they'll be at the Maywood for an early show tomorrow night. More details here. Solar Halos will be on the bill with Sleep at Hopscotch.  See more photos

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New music: Primitive Man, A Storm of Light & Wolvserpent

Lots of good stuff streaming today on some of my favorite sites. The Obelisk is streaming Primitive Man's (above) Scorn (out Aug. 20 on Relapse) in its entirety. Check it out here.

The Quietus is streaming "Disintegrate" off of A Storm of Light's upcoming Nation's To Flames (out Sept. 30 on Southern Lord). Check it out here.

Finally, Wolvserpent's "In Mirror's of Water," complete with a nice write up by Grayson, is streaming at Pitchfork. It's from the upcoming album Perigaea Antahkarana, out Sept. 17 on Relapse. Listen here.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Inter Arma recording new album at Dark Art Studios

Inter Arma announced yesterday that they are back in the studio with Mikey Allred at Dark Art Studios in Tennessee. Allred recorded Sky Burial, which has been my favorite release of the year so far. They have two upcoming shows: Hopscotch here in Raleigh on Sept. 7 at Lincoln Theatre, and Boomslang, Sept. 20-22, in Lexington, Ky. Here's the press release:

With accolades from media outlets and fans alike still surging in on their sophomore LP, Sky Burial, following its release via Relapse in March, Richmond’s genre-destroying INTER ARMA is already back to work in the studio. For the next ten days, the band will be bunkered down in Madison, Tennessee-based Dark Art Studios with producer Mikey Allred -- the same surroundings and setup that captured the monolithic Sky Burial LP -- once again unifying their talents on a massive track, to also see release via Relapse.

“There’s no title yet, but it’s a forty-plus minute piece that was originally written during the summer of 2009 and only played out a few times” stated guitarist Trey Dalton on the track. “We'll have some different people doing guest appearances (noise, synth, strings, vox, and more) as well. We’re trying to make the most completely off the wall shit yet.”

Further details on the recording will be released in the coming weeks upon completion. In the meantime, INTER ARMA has been confirmed to perform at a pair of late Summer stateside music festivals, including a set alongside Pig Destroyer, ASG, Sleep, Kurt Vile and more at this year’s massive Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 5th, followed by a spot on Boomslang Festival in Lexington, Kentucky the weekend of September 20th with Blonde Redhead, Marnie Stern, Locrian, Grails, Chelsea Wolfe and a ton of others. They’ve also been confirmed to storm Holland in 2014 as part of the annual Roadburn Festival. Expect further tour actions to be announced shortly.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Photos of KEN Mode, Inter Arma and Hog

(Inter Arma)

This one's going to be quick. KEN Mode, Inter Arma and Hog played Local 506 this past Saturday night (Aug. 3). All three bands were great, most especially Inter Arma, who put on the best show I've seen by them this year. I know I saw that every time I see them, but each show really is better than the last. I had been on the fence about going to Hopscotch, but now I might get a ticket just to see them on Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre. 

I hadn't seen Hog in quite some time. Their set seemed completely new to me. Their guitarist, Alec Ferrell, told me they have a record done, and are now just figuring out how to release it. I'm looking forward to hearing it. See more photos

Friday, August 02, 2013

Stevie Floyd/Aerial Ruin split now available

Here's something both heavy and mystical to start off your day. Check out this 12-track collaboration between Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle, Taurus) and Aerial Ruin (solo project by Erik Moggridge of Old Granddad, Drift of a Curse, Epidemic). Stream or download it here