Monday, January 27, 2014

New music: Truckfighters and Salvacion

I'm listening to, and thoroughly digging, the new Truckfighters album Universe, which is coming out Tuesday. "The Chairman" isn't my favorite song on the album,  (That would either be "Dream Sale" or "Mastodont") but it's a mighty good one. Check it out, along with other videos from the band, here.

Also on Tuesday, Wilmington traditional metal outfit Salvacion will release God, Gold and Glory, which can be pre-ordered here. They also have a video for "Stroke of Luck"  here.

Friday, January 17, 2014

New Music: Solar Halos, Demon Eye and more

Very glad to start of with TWO local bands who are getting some national/international recognition for their upcoming releases.

Invisible Oranges has a stream of the upcoming self-titled Solar Halos album, plus an interview with singer/guitarist Nora Roger here. Their release party is tomorrow night (Jan. 18) with Irata and Bitter Resolve at Cat's Cradle.

Terrorizer is now exclusively streaming, and has some kind words for, Demon Eye's "Leave the Light" here. Their release party with Colossus and, coincidentally, Solar Halos, is Feb. 1 at Kings.

In semi-local news, if you missed Red Fang's performance on Letterman last week, you can check it out here.

Right now I'm listening to the new Indian release "From All Purity," which is streaming on Pitchfork here. If you need to remain calm and collected for any reason, I suggest you don't listen to this.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

A few things I've been listening to

I'm trying to get back in the swing of posting about new music. In the meantime you really should check out Kim Kelly's new blog, Necrolust, which is a treasure trove of new and obscure heavy music.

Here are a few things that aren't really brand new, but that I've been enjoying:

Noctum: Swedish Old Man Rock that sound equally like Witchcraft and Mercyful Fate. Check out "Liberty in Death" from The Final Sacrifice here.

Indian: The Sludgelord tweeted the other day that they had "survived" listening to Indian's  From All Purity, and that's really the most apt description I've seen. Indian's gnawing, blackened doom sounds like the soundtrack to a particularly brutal murder.  Check out "Rhetoric of No" on Blabbermouth.

No Trust: Ferocious East Bay duo with two brothers (guitar and drums) that sounds a whole lot bigger than it is. Check out their debut, Unfound, on Bandcamp.

Mountain Witch: Classic Doom/Occult Rock from Hamburg, Germany. Check out their second album, Cold River, on Bandcamp.