Entries tagged with: Jesu

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by Andrew Sacher

Sun Kil Moon + Jesu

Sun Kil Moon & Jesu already released two songs from their collaborative album that comes out next week (1/22) via Caldo Verde/Rough Trade, and now they're streaming the whole thing over at SKM's website. As those singles hinted, some of it sounds more or less like just Sun Kil Moon, but Jesu's influence does become very clear on other parts of the album. The first two songs, "Good Morning My Love" and "Carondelet," have Kozelek doing his usual plainspoken wordy delivery over what's essentially sludge metal. It's a cool mix that sounds a lot more natural when you hear it than it might seem. They're also accompanied by some very talented guests, including Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Low, Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock, and Will Oldham. The whole album's pretty great -- check it out here.

As previously mentioned, Jesu and Sun Kil Moon have a few shows together. More dates have been added since we last spoke, and it's been revealed that Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley will be drumming for them. The shows include NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 26. Tickets for that show are still available.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Sun Kil Moon & Jesu streaming collaborative album, expand tour (with Steve Shelley on drums)"

Jesu Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon & Jesu recently shared "America's Most Wanted Mark Kozelek & John Dillinger" from their upcoming collaborative album and now they revealed another, the nine-minute and 45-second "Exodus." It's about Nick Cave and other parents who lost children, and it features Slowdive's Rachel Goswell and the members of Low. Listen and check out the tracklist below. The album's out January 21 on Caldo Verde/Rough Trade.

SKM & Jesu also have shows together, including NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 26. Tickets for that show are still available.

Continue reading "Sun Kil Moon & Jesu share new song "Exodus" feat. Low and Slowdive members (listen)"

Sun Kil Moon & Jesu
Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon (Mark Kozelek) and Jesu (Justin Broadrick) recently released "America's Most Wanted Mark Kozelek & John Dillinger" off their upcoming collaborative album, and now they've announced some shows together. Their only dates revealed so far happen in winter of 2016 in Tokyo and Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn show is February 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/16) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/14) at noon.

Mark Kozelek just played a Sun Kil Moon show at NYC's Town Hall on Friday (10/9), and he has other dates (solo and SKM) coming up too. All of those are listed below.

Also, in addition to SKM's 2015 album Universal Themes and the upcoming Jesu collab, Mark has a collaborative spoken word album with Nicolás Pauls coming out October 27 via his own Caldo Verde Records (pre-order). And on top of that, all Caldo Verde purchases are now coming with a copy of Mark Kozelek's new solo EP, Down In The Willow Garden. It features an original song, a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Sick Again," and two versions of the traditional Appalachian murder ballad "Down In The Willow Garden." You can listen to one of those versions and the Zeppelin cover (via Stereogum) below.

Continue reading "Sun Kil Moon announces shows with Jesu ++ more Kozelek releases lined up (dates, song streams)"

Jesu Sun Kil MOon

A couple years ago, Mark Kozelek covered Godflesh's "Like Rats", and he's since teamed up with that band's frontman Justin Broadrick to release a collaborative album under their respective Sun Kil Moon and Jesu monikers. The album is simply called Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, and it's due on January 22 via Mark's Caldo Verde label and Rough Trade. Will Oldham, Low, and Slowdive's Rachel Goswell will also contribute.

As Stereogum points out, they just released the first single from the album, "America's Most Wanted Mark Kozelek & John Dillinger." It includes references to listening to Sonic Youth's first record, Bob Marley and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny; watching James Blake at a festival; and a letter a publicist forwarded Mark from a fan thanking him for a Sun Kil Moon show in Manchester (which Mark reads in full). You can listen to the whole thing here.

J. Spaceman / Kid Millions at LPR in September (more by Greg Cristman)

One of this year's more interesting-sounding Record Store Day exclusives is a compilation titled Space Project that features songs incorporating sounds recorded in space by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes. Spiritualized, Youth Lagoon, Beach House, Mutual Benefit, the Antlers, Absolutely Free, and more recorded songs for the LP which is being put out by Lefse Records on vinyl, CD and as a 7" boxset. Recorded under the name The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program, you can stream "Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)" and check out the full tracklist and artwork below.

Speaking of Spiritualzed and Record Store Day, you may remember that frontman Jason Pierce and Kid Millions (who played drums for Spiritualized last year) played an improvisational set together at Le Poisson Rouge back in September. A recording of that show is being released as a RSD 12" via Northern Spy with a 24-minute track called "Misha" on one side and the nearly-as-long "Han" on the flip. You can stream "Misha" below.

Continue reading "Spiritualized, Beach House & more feature on 'Space Project' RSD LP; J. Spaceman / Kid Millions live RSD LP too (streams)"


Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago's Union Park from July 18-20 and the lineup was just announced. It includes Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Slowdive (their first reunion show in the US so far), Giorgio Morder, Sun Kil Moon, Factory Floor, Death Grips, the Haxan Cloak, Sharon Van Etten, tUnE-yArDs, The Julie Ruin, Grimes, Wild Beasts, DIIV, Ka, Circulatory System, Pusha T, The Range, Mas Ysa and more TBA. Tickets are on sale now.

In related news, Pitchfork is teaming up with ATP and Primavera Sound for London's Jabberwocky Festival which includes Neutral Milk Hotel, Electric Wizard, Deafheaven, Kode9, Earth, Pissed Jeans, Connan Mockasin, The Ex, Speedy Ortiz, Iceage, Vatican Shadow, Joanna Gruesome, Metz, Jesu, Chelsea Wolfe, Hookworms and more.

Initial day-by-day Pitchfork Fest lineup below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival 2014 lineup announced (Neutral Milk Hotel, Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Slowdive, Sun Kil Moon, Giorgio Moroder, Grimes & more)"


One of the coolest festivals in the world, Barcelona's Primavera Sound will hold its 2014 edition from May 29 - 31. Arcade Fire, Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel were announced as headliners a while back but the fest announced it's headliners today via an online short film. They've outdone themselves this year, as the three day event includes a reunited Slowdive (!), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The National, Television, Slint, Foals, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Majical Cloudz, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Metronomy, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Julia Holter, Cloud Nothings , and more.

Full line-up below and tickets are on sale now.

Continue reading "Primavera Sound 2014 line-up: Slowdive, Arcade Fire, NMH, Kendrick Lamar, Disclosure, QOTSA, and more"

by Doug Moore


As we've mentioned, the ever-prolific Justin Broadrick is preparing to release his wordy new Jesu LP, Every Day I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came. Now that we're less than a week out from the release date (it drops on September 24 via Avalanche Productions), you can stream the whole thing over at Pitchfork. Jesu have also released a music video for the lead single, "Homesick," which you can watch below. It's, um, relaxing.

In other Broadrick-related news, Godflesh's previously discussed tour makes its long-awaited appearance in NYC on October 19 at Irving Plaza. Since we last mentioned it, an opener has been announced -- the excellent Texan sludge-punk band American Sharks, whose debut LP came out this week. Tickets for the show are still available.

Stream the whole American Sharks album (via Revolver) and the Jesu video, along with an updated list of Godflesh dates, below...

Continue reading "Jesu has a new a video, streaming new LP; American Sharks opening for Godflesh in NYC (updated dates)"

by Doug Moore


Oh, how I long for the days of late-'90s/early-'00s metallic hardcore. One of my favorite bands from that era was Kiss It Goodbye, who recently played a reunion show in NYC. Back when KIG initially split in the late 90s, several of its members drifted into Playing Enemy, who had a strong run of their own before splitting up in 2006.

Now that Playing Enemy is toast, guitarist Demian Johnston (who goes all the way back to the KIG days) and Decibel contributor Shane Mehling (also of Playing Enemy) keep the noise riffs coming in Great Falls. We debuted an awesome song from their new album Accidents Grotesque over at Invisible Oranges yesterday eve. From our writeup:

The band recently replaced their drum machine with former Jesu drummer Phil Petrocelli, who turns in a virtuoso performance here. He and Mehling zig and zag beneath Johnston's signature trenchant chord work, but they deliver with a laser-focused intensity that reminds me of the latter days of former Playing Enemy labelmates Anodyne. Johnston's riffwork here is among the best of his career; the recurring pressurized groove in "Milk From Treason" is catchier than anything so jagged has any right to be.
Stream "Milk From Treason" below, or check out the full writeup over at IO.

Continue reading "Great Falls (ex Kiss it Goodbye) ready 'Accidents Grotesque' (stream a track)"


Yes, we're stoked on upcoming Godflesh dates (including Irving Plaza), but it's also nice to hear that Justin Broadrick has not abandoned his other projects. In fact, Broadrick has completed a new Jesu LP titled Every Day I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came, will see release on September 24 on digital/vinyl/CD. The new record will be Jesu's first in two years, since dropping Ascension in 2011.

In addition, Broadrick also recently dropped a Pale Sketcher track over at Bandcamp. Stream that below along with some Jesu material.

Continue reading "Justin Broadrick announces a new Jesu LP"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

JK Flesh/Prurient art
JK Flesh / Prurient split

Between his remix contributions, work as Jesu and other psuedonyms, and overall pioneering work ethic, it seems somewhat appropriate (but sad) to watch the influential labelHydra Head Records sail off into the sunset with a final release from an artist of Justin Broadrick's influence.

But enough with the tears. The new split, titled Worship is the Cleansing of Imagination, features Broadrick as JK Flesh along with the great noise technician Prurient on the flip, each contributing three songs. (The artwork, with a lightswitch in the "off" position is also perhaps a nod to the label's final bow.) Prurient's noisy, instrumental contributions stray from his aggressive darkwave-y LP, Bermuda Drain, which hit the label last year; while JK Flesh's three tracks come off like a glitch-y cross between Godflesh, drum 'n' bass, John Carpenter soundtracks and some of El-P's noisier productions. Stream tracks from the split below including JK Flesh's "Fear of Fear" which makes its debut here. Preorder yours at Hydra Head before the 12/11/12 release. Long live Hydra Head.

In other Justin Broadrick news, Jesu recently dropped the vinyl version of the 2010 Christmas EP via Robotic Empire, as well as his now sold-out contribution to the Matador Singles Club, "Duchess" b/w "Veiled".

Stream that Christmas EP and songs from the new JK Flesh/Prurient split below.

Continue reading "JK Flesh (Justin Broadrick) and Prurient share split for final Hydra Head release (stream it)"

by BBG

Justin Broadrick w/ Godflesh @ Roadburn 2011 (more by Stefan Raduta)
Justin Broadrick

Justin Broadrick's label is called Avalanche Inc, and it couldn't be more appropo. The moniker aptly describes Broadrick's prolific nature, dropping release after release as part of Final, Greymachine, Pale Sketcher, and his pensive and powerful solo project Jesu.

Jesu has released digital singles, EPs and compilations in recent months, but will now release a new LP called Ascension, his first proper album of new material since 2007, and his Calo Verde Records debut. The effort, due on May 10th, will be released on CD/digital and features the alternately crushing and shoegaze-y beauty known as "Small Wonder" which premieres in this post. Stream it below, and stream another track, "Birth Day", at the Calo Verde site, who is currently hosting a pre-order.

Justin Broadrick was also one of the early members of Napalm Death (who is still active without him) and a founding member of Godflesh, who played a full album at Roadburn 2011 over the weekend.

The song stream and some Jesu and Godflesh videos, below...

Continue reading "Jesu releasing 'Ascension' (song premiere)"

by BBG

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Zoroaster at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Markus Shaffer)

Adult Swim have posted an album of FREE downloadable tracks. The record, entitled Metal Swim features rare and unreleased tracks from some familiar names around these parts (Isis, Boris, Skeletonwitch, Ludicra, Zoroaster, Red Fang, etc) including new tracks from Withered's forthcoming LP Dualitas, Torche's Songs for Singles, AND Kylesa's Spiral Shadow among many many others. Download the album at the site or above, and dig on the tracklisting (and some video) below.

Continue reading "new tracks by Boris, Isis, Torche, Kylesa, others on free comp "

words by Kim Kelly, photos by Erik Luyten


It's been a long few days for Kim Kelly, who is currently gallavanting around Europe with Mike Scheidt and YOB, but the metal maven filed the below Roadburn report to tie up the rest of her time at the 2010 edition of the epic festival that took place during an equally historic time. If you're just joining us, check out Kim Kelly's report from Day 1 before continuing below... - BBG

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by BBG

Scott Kelly of Shrinebuilder at NYU (more by Meghan McInnis)

Volcanic ash from Iceland severely disrupted air traffic across Europe for a second day on Friday, causing the cancellation of some 17,000 flights, according to the intergovernmental body that manages European air travel.

Eurocontrol said it expected around 11,000 flights to take place Friday, in contrast to the normal 28,000. The impact will last at least another 24 hours, Eurocontrol said Friday morning.

The ash has spread to parts of northern and eastern Europe and has forced the closure of some of Europe's busiest airports, causing more disruption to worldwide air travel than 9/11. -[CNN]

One unexpected consequence of this volcanic ash situation? Shrinebuilder won't be able to make it to Tilburg today to play the Roadburn Festival. That sucks for The Netherlands, but ends up being great for those of us (also) stuck here! The band was attempting to fly out of NYC, so they've decided to add a last minute show at Europa in Brooklyn TONIGHT (4/16). Tickets will be $10 and are on sale now and at the door. Show is all ages. 7pm. Get stoked!

This is the first example we've heard of the volcano actually causing the addition of a show in the United States. Los Campesinos! couldn't fly which means no show at Purchase tonight, and The Cribs have had to cancel their appearance at Coachella today. Other artists are in jeopardy of missing the west coast fest still too.

Roadburn runs through Sunday. So far Jesu also had to cancel for the same reason. They were replaced by Church of Misery. More about that fest shortly.

Shrinebuilder recently played the Scion Rock Fest in Ohio and before that NYU.

by Klaus Kinski


As a young mullet-headed headbanger growing up in the pre-internet late 80's and early 90's Cape Cod, my only resource for expanding my metal horizons was Metal Maniacs. Sure, I enjoyed the titans of that era (Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, etc) but what I craved was the most vile, lightning fast death metal in the world. Thanks to Metal Maniacs, I was exposed to the likes of Deicide, Napalm Death, Carcass, Entombed, Morbid Angel, Repulsion, Gorguts, Cathedral, Morgoth, and many many more. The one album from that era that immediately blew my mind, and has stayed an important part of my life, is Godflesh's Streetcleaner. To this day the bassy-death-rattle-feedback intro for the lead-off track "Like Rats" still gets me amped.

For the past 19 years I've been avidly following the brains behind Godflesh, Justin K. Broadrick, and his incredibly diverse career. Starting in 1982 with band called Final, a project that is still creating music to this day, Broadrick has released dozens of records and EPs under a variety of pseudonyms and monikers. He's remixed boat loads of tunes by other bands and has dabbled in many different genres including industrial, grindcore, and hip hop. With his latest project Greymachine (listen to a stream here) and many more projects on the horizon, it seemed like a great time for BV to catch up with Justin and discuss his past, present, and future.

Continue reading "an interview with Justin K. Broadrick"

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Final - "Wrong Signal (alt. mix)" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Laudanum - "Invoke" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Infernal Stronghold - "Destruction of Life...Unworthy of Life!" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Infernal Stronghold - "Curb The Trend" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Rot In Hell - "Black Omega" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tournament - "Something Temporary" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jesu - "Deflated" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mother Of Mercy - "Back To The Agony" (MP3)

Laudanum cover art

Laudanum, who released the stunning Sacred Death split with Stormcrow earlier in the year, has released The Coronation on 20 Buck Spin. Featuring members of the much revered Graves At Sea as well as Pig Heart Transplant, The Coronation is a downtuned massive slab of doom interrupted by ominous dark ambient passages. Pick up The Coronation NOW at 20 Buck Spin and dig on one of those tracks, "Invoke", above.

Speaking of Stormcrow, that band along with Converge, Malevolent Creation, Naglfar, Wolbrigade, Deceased, Rompeprop, Gorod, and Nazxul have all been added to the Maryland Deathfest 2010 lineup!

A BIG FAT congratulations goes out to Salome who have signed to Profound Lore! If you missed it, Salome are hitting the road with Batillus and Hull.

French shoegazey black-metaller Alcest is preparing a new album which will contain six tracks, four new and two of which will be re-recorded from the Le Secret EP. Alcest, aka Neige also of Amesouers and Pest Noire fame, will employ Winterhalter (also Peste Noire, et al) to handle drum duties on the release, which should appear in January of 2010. Alcest's last LP was the critically acclaimed Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde

Who likes Dio? Who likes Black Sabbath? Who likes 'em both TOGETHER? I have one pair of tickets to see Heaven & Hell with Coheed & Cambria at the WaMu Theater @ MSG on August 25th! Details on how to win are at the bottom of this post.

In case you missed it, Shrinebuilder are coming to NYC!

Pennsylvania band Mother of Mercy, who features members of the great Blacklisted, recently dropped their killer album III via Six Feet Under Records. This is one seriously pissed off hardcore record... highly recommended! One track, "Divide", is streaming here but you can also download "Back To The Agony" above!

Rot In Hell's 2006-2008 discography, Hallways of The Always, is out NOW via A389 Recordings (vinyl) and Grot Records (CD). The UK band follows a similar path as Integrity and Ringworm... a sick/bleak metallic hardcore, and this LP is a must have for Holy Terror fans before they drop their debut LP on Deathwish! Download a song from Hallways of The Always, "Black Omega", above.

Prepare for another Aaron Turner (Isis) supergroup... Jodis featuring James Plotkin and Tim Wyskida of Khanate! Their debut LP, Secret House, will be released via Hydra Head on 10/27.

Lately, I have been giving the new Infernal Stronghold LP alot of burn. The project, which shares a drummer with the black metal monsters in Woe, treads an old school black metal-punk aesthetic and is one of those bands that can usually be seen at an ABC No Rio matinee. And that's where you can see them on October 3, when the band lands in NYC supporting Cannabis Corpse at one of two shows that day, at the Charleston and ABC No Rio (matinee). Infernal Stronghold's new LP Godless Noise is out NOW via Forcefield Records. Check out a pair of tracks, "Curb the Trend" and "Destruction of Life...Unworthy of Life!", available for download above!

Javelina is currently streaming "Black Blizzard" from their upcoming monster Beasts Among Us, the tracklisting of which is below!

If you have been to a single underground metal or punk show in NYC, chances are you have seen Tournament (though I missed their set at Union Pool on Sunday night). The band's Swordswallower EP was a fave, but now they have a NEW baby, Years Old, out NOW via Forcefield Records. Check out "Something Temporary" available for download above and check out the band at either the Chronic Youth Launch party with Cannabis Corpse on 8/21 or at the recently added Dark Castle show on 9/13 at The Charleston. Flyer is below.

A video from Fuck The Facts, news on Jesu/Final, Goes Cube, Pig Destroyer, Weekend Nachos, and much more as This Week In Metal continues...

Continue reading "this week in Metal (08/20/09)"

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Crowpath - "The Deed" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Crowpath - "One With Filth" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Crowpath - "Plague Bearer" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Graf Orlock - "Run Over By A Truck" (M4A)
DOWNLOAD: Cripple Bastards - "Sangue Chiama" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Ocean - "The Beacon" (Excerpt) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Ocean - "Of The Lesser" (Excerpt) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Kylesa - "Set Controls for The Heart Of The Sun" (MP3, Pink Floyd cover)
DOWNLOAD: Kylesa - "Between Silence & Sound" (Remix) (MP3)


Let us all give thanks to Crowpath. For it is on November 25th, that the Swedes will brutalize us at the highly chaotic crossroads of brutal grind, death, doom, and hardcore with their new album One with Filth. The eleven-track LP One With Filth is currently up for preorder with a shirt at Willowtip Records, but you can download THREE of those tracks above, including "The Deed" available only here!

How can it get any better? Maryland Deathfest have added Napalm Death, Venomous Concept, and Misery Index to the already STELLAR lineup which includes the mighty Bolt Thrower. Tickets for Maryland Deathfest are on sale.

As we discussed last week, the mighty Graf Orlock have a new record on the way, Destination Time Today. The third installment in their cinemagrind trilogy, da Graf have been (un)kind enough to hook us BV'ers up with the new jam "Run Over By A Truck", downloadable above!

Ocean (of Maine) drops their new record, the two-track Pantheon Of The Lesser on Important Records on 11/11... check out the pair of MP3 excerpts available for download above. Likey? Pick it up right cheah...

Trap Them's massive new album Seizures In Barren Praise and the domestic issue of Carpathian's Isolation is out NOW via Deathwish Records. Broke/cheap & want 'em both? Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Trap Them) and win BOTH CDs or BOTH LPs! Include your first and last name, your preference in format (CD or LP)... winners will be selected at random and contacted. Meanwhile, get your listen on at Hardcore Night's Trap Them Listening Party "and Beer Chugging Contest" (awesome) at The Charleston on 11/13.. flyer is below. Trap Them also was interviewed by Crustcake and sat in at WNYU! Download it here (forward to the 27 min mark).

Italian me(n)tal pantients Cripple Bastards dropped their new grinder Variante Alla Morte on FETO Records (owned by Shane Embury and Mick Kenney). Check out "Sangue Chiama", one of the few tracks over 30 seconds long (hell, over 10 seconds long), available for download above!

Neurosis have announced a few new new bands for the Beyond The Pale event at Roadburn 2009 including Om, Six Organs Of Admitttance, Skullflower, and A Storm Of Light! Hmmm, Wino is at Roadburn with Saint Vitus, Scott Kelly of Neurosis is obviously there, and now Al Cisneros from Om is on board.... thats 3/4 of Shrinebuilder... we'll keep you posted for new additions as come up! As originally discussed in February, Scott "Wino" Weinrich has a new solo album in the works... but now it has a name and a date! Look for the new album, Punctuated Equilibrium on Jan 20th 2009, and check out the album art!

That album art plus details on the Amenra US tour, news on Mastodon, Jesu, Metallica, Giant Squid, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and so much more below...

Continue reading "This Week In METAL (11/12/08) "

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Bloodbath - "Slaughter The Will To Live" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Samothrace - "Slaughter The Will To Live" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: North - "Eidolon" (MP3)

Attila Csihar of Mayhem, The Winterdemon (metalnorge)

Highly influential black metallers Mayhem have announced that they will tour the US in spring of 2009! The 21 date tour will be announced soon, but in the meantime, look for the band to announce a new guitarist to replace departing axe-slinger Blasphemer. Mayhem's Attila Csihar lent his unholy vokills to the new Jarboe record Mahakali due Oct 14th on The End. Skip on down for video of Thurston Moore discussing Mayhem.

Doomriders are currently grinding away at their new album due on Deathwish in 2009! In the meantime, look for the band to hit the Autobahn on a European tour with Disfear & SSS. SSS is currently streaming two new tracks from their upcoming record The Dividing Line. Doomriders recently played Europa.

Metallica is streaming six tracks from Death Magnetic. Check out my review for their new record below.

Guitarist Kris Norris has left Darkest Hour and is "actively pursing some producing routes and any band that might want a guitarist".

Corrupted LIVE (tawaraya)

The extremely elusive Japanese doomers (in fact, the above is one of the only pictures I have ever found of them), Corrupted announced a brief West Coast tour with Asunder, check out the flyer here. Asunder's Works Will Come Undone recently dropped on vinyl via Kreation Records, pick it up here. Corrupted's (current? these guys are elusive I tell ya!) bassist Lowell Isles's old band, YOB recently reformed.

Vikings Amon Amarth are streaming a new track, "Guardians of Asgaard", from their upcoming Twilight Of The Thunder God.

Bloodbath, the death metal supergroup featuring Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (Katatonia), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Martin "Axe" Axenrot(ex-Witchery, Opeth), and Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson, will drop their new studio album The Fathomless Mystery on Oct 28th via Peaceville Records. Filled with ""nothing but hateful brutality", check out "Slaughtering The Will To Live" available for download above and stream another track, "Mock The Cross", at their myspace.

Bloodbath's cover art, plus news on Danzig, Celtic Frost, Landmine Marathon, sunn 0))), Necrophagist, Immortal and so much more....

Continue reading "This Week In METAL (09/15/08)"

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Landmine Marathon - "Bile Towers" EDIT (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Suicide Note - "Black Snow" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Toxic Holocaust - "Wild Dogs" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Asva - A Trap For Judges EDIT (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Noothgrush - Unreleased 1994 Demo (MEDIAFIRE, Details At KILL THAT CAT)

Landmine Marathon

I think its safe to say that I am a smidge eager to get my dirty little hands on the new Landmine Marathon. Due October 28th on Level Plane, Rusted Eyes Awake features guest throat by Jonny Davy (Job For A Cowboy) and Antony Hamalainen (Nightrage) and is the follow-up to this year's awesome split with Scarecrow (mems Repulsion, Noothgrush, Dekapitator, Exhumed). Check out "Bile Towers" available for download above!

Toxic Holocaust has posted four songs from their vicious new rabid dog, An Overdose Of Death (due Sept 2nd on Relapse). Check out "Gravelord", "War Is Hell", and "Endless Armageddon" at their myspace and download the ravenous "Wild Dogs" above! The band is currently working on a video for "Wild Dogs", we'll let you know when that drops.

Jesu will drop the Why Are We Not Perfect? EP which is the Jesu part of their recent split with Eluvium with some added bonus tracks. Look for that on August 19th via Hydra Head. Jesu recently dropped their split with Battle Of Mice on Robotic Empire.

Heaven & Hell, Metal Masters Tour, PNC, NJ - Aug 9, 2008 (kitty kowalski)
Metal Masters

In what has to be a first, Black Sabbath (or, in this case Heaven & Hell) have apologized for NOT playing their hit "Neon Knights" at both NY area Metal Masters shows. In related Metal Masters news, Testament has been added to the NYC date of the previously mentioned Children Of Bodom, Between The Buried and Me, and (now official) The Black Dahlia Murder tour.

Tombs are currently hard at work on their new album Winter Hours. It's the follow up to the their collossal self-titled debut on Black Box (Mike Hill of Tombs's label). Look for it to land in Feb of 2009. Meanwhile, the boys are readying a tour of Europe including dates with faves Capsule, Pulling Teeth and Ultra Dolphins.

The Haunted, Trap Them, more Metal Masters, Clutch, Baroness and much more below...

Continue reading "This Week In METAL (08/14/08)"


The last (and first) time Jesu came to the US, the group was plagued with visa issues that resulted in the cancellation of several US dates. Luckily, they got their visa situation sorted out and that March/April 2007 tour kicked off at Irving Plaza with Isis (who'll be there again on 11/1/07 to kick off their tenth anniversary tour).

That premiere show wasn't without its problems; front-man Justin was sick and jet-lagged, their set was short, and the sound wasn't all that great. I've been anxiously awaiting a follow-up headlining tour and I'm happy to say my prayers have been answered. Jesu will headline a CMJ show at the Grammercy on 10/20 with the mighty Torche (tix).

In other Jesu/Justin K. Broadrick/Final related news, Justin has re-opened his web label Avalanche Recordings and with it will be unleashing a TON of amazing Jesu and Final records including:

  • JESU - PALE SKETCHES: 8 tracks of unreleased Jesu material recorded between 2000 and 2007. Available on CD now, and will start accepting pre-orders for the 2xLP edition in January 2008.
  • FINAL - GUITAR & BASS IMPROVISATIONS VOL 1: Only 60 of these suckers will be made. Some will be available online, others will be available at select Final shows. Features 4 songs comprised of bass, guitar, and fx and totals almost 55 minutes.
  • FINAL - GUITAR & BASS IMPROVISATIONS VOL 2: Like volume 1, only 60 of these suckers will be made. Also like volume 1, some will be available online, others will be available at select Final shows. Features 3 songs comprised of bass, guitar, and fx and totals just over 45minutes.
  • JESU - HEART ACHE: The highly anticpated vinyl version of the classic and rare 2004 release. 1500 copies will be made, 300 of which will be red. They'll start taking pre-orders in January 2008.
And if THAT'S not enough, Hydrahead is accepting pre-orders for Jesu's upcoming 4-song EP Lifeline. Pre-order it now.

So, yeah, tons of tour dates, tons of upcoming releases.... now if Final would just do some US gigs I could die a happy man - Klaus

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