by BBG

Rotten Sound
Rotten Sound

With all of the love floating around for the new Trap Them LP (totally warranted), I'm a bit puzzled that their future European tour mates Rotten Sound hasn't rattled as many cages. Rotten Sound's Cycles was a burner, and similarly the band's new LP Cursed pulls from grimy Swedish death metal and combines it with Nasum's grind annihilation. Cursed is due on Relapse Records on March 15th and features "Hollow" and "Self" (both in video form below), as well as "Plan" which you can download above (for the first time) and stream below. Preorder a copy, it rules. Rotten Sound recently played Gramercy Theater and will hit the road of Europe with Trap Them/Gaza in early April.

One grind band that is getting its fair share of attention is Florida's Maruta, whose new LP Forward Into Regression is currently streaming in full at MetalSucks (you can also grab three of those songs for download above). Preorder that LP via Willowtip.

In other news, Holy Grail will team up with Cauldron for a North American tour that will include May 4th at Union Pool. All tour dates are below. Holy Grail released their latest LP Crisis in Utopia via Prosthetic this past fall.

Malignancy will team up with Humanity Falls, Andromorphus Rexalia, Respawn The Ancients, Ambient Death and Legionary to play Manhattan's Bowery Electric on 3/20. Humanity Falls is also scheduled to take on Party Xpo in Brooklyn on 3/26 with Backslider.

After a successful show supporting Eyehategod, Misery Index will return to NYC to support the tongue-wagging NYDM team Suffocation. Look for the pair plus more TBA at Santos Party House on May 15th. Tickets are on sale.

France's Celestia will team up with Forteresse to play Santos Party House (South Pole) on April 29th. Tickets are on sale. Celestia released Archaenae Perfectii in 2010 via Apparitia Recordings

All tour dates, more suggested NYC shows, and some videos, below...

Rotten Sound - Plan



SUFFOCATION - "Abomination Reborn"

3/4 - Paint It Black, Punch, Iron Chic, Vaccine, zombie Dogs @ Death By Audio
3/5 - Cradle of Filth, Nachtmystium @ Starland Ballroom
3/4 - Wojcik, Cesspool, Genuine Imitation, Delta Hotel @ Party Xpo
3/5 - One Win Choice, May Fourth Massacre, Collisions in Grey and Red, +1 @ ABC No Rio
3/5 - The Psychic Paramount, Talk Normal, Eleven Twenty Nine @ DBA
3/5 - Hour of 13, Natur, Pilgrim +1 @ Cake Shop
3/5 - Lord By Fire, Windhand, Bad Dream @ Acheron
3/9 - Atheist, Revocation @ Santos
3/9 - Goes Cube, Rosetta, The Austerity Program, Naam @ The Studio at Webster Hall
3/10 - Steve Ignorant Plays Crass, Goldblade, Leftover Crack, Paranoid Vision, Thulsa Doom @ Santos
3/10 - Phobia, Total Fucking Destruction, Mirrors and Wires, Brick Mower @ The Charleston
3/11 - Dysthythmia, zevious, Smother Party, A Fucking Elephant @ Union Pool
3/11 - Samiam, I Hate Our Freedom, I'm With Cupid @ Santos Party House
3/12 - Fuck The Facts, Psychic Limb, Radiation Blackbody, Swords of Chaos @ Cake Shop
3/13 - Harvey Milk, Occultation @ Union Pool
3/13 - Deep Sleep, Death First @ 538 Johnson
3/14 - Harvey Milk @ Union Pool
3/15 - Harvey Milk @ Union Pool
3/15 - Young Bear, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray, The Montana Masback Mystical Experience @ Acheron
3/15 - Kayo Dot, Vaura, Throat @ The Bowery Electric
3/16 - Woods of Ypres, Gwynnbleidd @ Bowery Electric
3/18 - Beer & Cable, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Violent Bullshit @ Acheron
3/19 - Heldin, Worms in Women & Cattle, Theologian w/ Derek Rush @ Acheron
3/19 - The Men, White Suns, Partial People, Cop City/Chill Pillars @ Death By Audio
3/20 - Malignancy, Humanity Falls, Andromorphus Rexalia, Respawn the Ancients, Legionary @ The Bowery Electric
3/22 - Agalloch, Worm Ouroboros @ Le Poisson Rouge
3/24 - Jarboe, Vampilla, Man's Gin @ Europa
3/24 - Meek is Murder, East of the Wall, Wizardry @ Union Pool
3/25 - Tear It Up, Last In Line, Cell Mates @ Europa
3/25 - Capsule, +2 TBA @ Acheron
3/25 - Helmet, Saint Vitus, Crowbar, Kylesa, Howl, Red Fang, The Atlas Moth @ Irving Plaza
3/26 - Urban Waste, Ultra Violence, Step 2 Far, Down Low NYHC, and many more @ Europa
3/26 - OFF!, Trash Talk @ Santos Party House
3/26 - Sick of It All, Snapcase, Merauder, Razorblade Handgrenade @ Webster Hall
3/26 - Wojcik, Furiosity, Loto Ball, Baby Fire @ ABC No Rio
3/26 - Nunslaughter, Disma, Panzerbastard, Mutant Supremacy, Blessed Offal @ Acheron
3/26 - Hull, Batillus, Caltrop, Horseback @ The Studio
3/26 - Humanity Falls, Backslider, Nimbus Terrifix, Amputee @ Party Xpo
3/27- The Funeral Pyre, The Secret, Ipsissimus @ Union Pool
3/30 - Alpha & Omega, Powertrip @ Acheron
3/31 - Cerebral Ballzy, Big Gunz!, Desensitized @ Cake Shop
4/1 - The Body, Whitehorse, Unearthly Trance @ Acheron
4/1 - Nails, Burning Love, All Pigs Must Die, New Lows @ Union Pool
4/1 - Subhumans, MDC, Death First, Cojoba @ Santos
4/2 - Black Breath, KEN Mode, Clean Teeth @ The Studio
4/2 - Braveyoung, Stephen Brodsky, Thomas Giles @ Santos
4/3 - Wormrot, Goden, Death cycle, Kings Destroy @ Union Pool

Mar 03 The Casbah Charlotte, NC
Mar 04 Volume 11 Tavern Raleigh, NC
Apr 01 Stadtmitte Karlsruhe, Germany
Apr 02 Underground Cologne, Germany
Apr 03 Juha Rosswein, Germany
Apr 04 Exit Chmelnice Prague, Czech Republic
Apr 05 Randal Bratislava, Slovakia
Apr 06 Feierwerk Munchen, Germany

APRIL 15 West Hollywood, CA Viper Room
APRIL 16 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Opera House
APRIL 17 Portland, OR Dante's
APRIL 18 Seattle, WA El Corazon
APRIL 19 Vancouver, BC Media Club
APRIL 21 Calgary, AB Republik
APRIL 22 Edmonton, AB Brixx Bar & Grill
APRIL 25 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert
APRIL 26 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
APRIL 28 Toronto, ON The Wreck Room
APRIL 29 Quebec, QC L'Agitee
APRIL 30 Montreal, QC Il Motore
MAY 1 Allston, MA Great Scott
MAY 2 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
MAY 3 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
MAY 4 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
MAY 5 Washington, DC Red Palace
MAY 6 Columbus, OH The Summit
MAY 7 Chicago, IL Subterranean
MAY 8 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
MAY 9 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
MAY 10 Denver, CO Three Kings Tavern
MAY 11 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas
MAY 12 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre