Melvins Lite Trekking Across Canada (and some US dates) This Summer; Last Call with Carson Daly performance on Apr. 25
The new Torche album ‘Harmonicraft’ leaked on the internet this week and downloads have been fevered and numerous. Since you have probably already heard part of all of this new Volcom release prior to the April 24th official release date…here is a review…
The first Torche release on the Volcom label was destined to be a swing for the fences. Following 2008’s ‘Meanderthal’ and the 2010 release ‘Songs for Singles’, it seemed that this Miami juggernaut could do no wrong. Between endless touring with acts like Valient Thorr and Corrosion of Conformity, and band members participating in other projects like the esteemed Floor and Robotic Empire act Shitstorm, Torche has been busier than a cucumber in a woman’s prison. That said, expectations were high for their Volcom debut.
The opening track of this behemoth wastes no time displaying no flavor. “Letting Go”, the opening track is characteristically upbeat. Uplifting is (more…)
Intent on stimulating your visual senses in addition to simply your auditory receptors with each release nowadays, today UFOMAMMUT have released the final two installments completing the series of five visual accompaniments to each track from their Oro: Opus Primum full-length, as the album sees release in Europe this week, and will see release in North America on Tuesday.
Documenting the final two tracks of UFOMAMMUT‘s Opus Primum, the audio/visual installments of the songs “Magickon” and “Mindomine” finish out the five-part video series that showcases the entire album, following the three previously released clips. To sum it all up, Roadburn.com has hosted the two video pieces, as well as a stream of the entire album. Delve into it all RIGHT HERE. (more…)
“De Vermis Mysteriis”, the new studio album from the Oakland, California hard rock band HIGH ON FIRE, can be streamed in its entirety at NPR.org. Due on April 3 via eOne Music, the CD was recorded in Salem, Massachusetts’ GodCity Studios with producer and CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou. The 10-song effort — touted as “direct, eye-opening and powerfully supernatural” — is the band’s sixth studio recording and the follow-up to 2010’s “Snakes For The Divine” which debuted at No. 62 on The Billboard 200 chart and has been called “wonderful” by The New York Times and “an exhilarating rush” by the Chicago Tribune.
“De Vermis Mysteriis” (or “Mysteries Of The Worm”) takes its title from a fictional grimoire created by “Psycho” author Robert Bloch and incorporated by H. P. Lovecraft into the lore of the “Cthulhu Mythos” (Lovecraft mentioned “De Vermis Mysteriis” as one of the books that “repeat the most hellish secrets learnt by early man”). The album carries a deeply mystical undercurrent, incorporating fantastical themes and lyrics detailing, among other things, time travel, a serum called liao that is made out of a black lotus and “a Jesus twin who can see the past through (more…)