Ulthar Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Debut Album “Cosmovore”

Cosmovore is the debut full-length from Bay Area death metal trio, ULTHAR. Out now via 20 Buck Spin, Cosmovore was engineered, recorded, and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave, Vastum, Noothgrush) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Justin Weis at Trackworx, and unleashes the feral urgency of dizzying, Absu-like black metal with the bludgeoning ferocity of classic death metal.

Stream Cosmovore is its entirety below:

Cosmovore by Ulthar

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Abstracter Premieres “Ashen Reign” From Impending Cinereus Incarnate LP

“Ashen Reign,” the first single from Oakland, California blackened doom destroyers ABSTRACTER’s impending their third album, Cinereus Incarnate is streaming below. ABSTRACTER returns with their most astonishingly telluric, bleak, and hopeless material to date on Cinereus Incarnate, the album recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Autopsy, Noothgrush) in Oakland and mastered at Audiosiege in Portland by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell, Vallenfyre).


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Black Army Jacket Streaming “Closed Casket” Compilation Re-Issue

Magic Bullet is preparing to release two albums by infamous deactivated NYC powerviolence outfit Black Army Jacket. With both records prepared to be re-deployed into the public domain next week, today the entire fifty-track “Closed Casket” collection comes online for streaming.

The collection features various cassettes, 7″s, and splits in one convenient spot, culled from the band’s self-titled, self-released cassette (1996), split with Spazz (1997), split with Corrupted (1997), split with Noothgrush, (1997), and “The Path Of Two Swords As One” 7″ (1998).

Magic Bullet Records, celebrating the label’s twentieth anniversary this year, will issue both “222” and “Closed Casket” on all digital platforms next Wednesday, February 22nd.

BLACK ARMY JACKET “Closed Casket” by Black Army Jacket

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Worm Ouroboros Announces “What Graceless Dawn” Album Details

With third full-length album “What Graceless Dawn,” the dark ethereal doom alchemists from Worm Ouroboros have brought into existence their deepest and most moving work to date. The follow-up to 2012’s “Come The Thaw” LP is set for release this December via Profound Lore.

Recorded and mixed at Oakland’s Earhammer Studios by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Noothgrush) “Graceless Dawn” will see official unveiling on December 2nd, 2016. In the meantime, hear the forlorn sounds of second track, “Broken Movements,” via the player below.

1. Day
2. Broken Movements
3. Suffering Tree
4. Ribbon Of Shadow
5. (Was It) The Cruelest Thing
6. Night

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Swamp Witch Streams “Slither Into The Circle”

West Coast death doom collective Swamp Witch is preparing to unleash the decaying sounds of full-length offering “The Slithering Bog” on vinyl via Tribunal Of The Axe.

Captured during July 2014 at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Annihilation Time, Noothgrush, et al) and mastered at Trakworx in San Francisco by Justin Weiss (Ludicra, Slough Feg, Cormorant, et al), the offering was initially released on cassette last year via Transylvanian Tapes.

In advance of its wax release, today you can stream “Slither Into The Circle” in the SoundCloud player below.

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Necrot Announces “The Labyrinth” Release

Oakland-based old school death metal squad Necrot – featuring within its ranks current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours and Watch Them Die – has joined the Tankcrimes Records roster for the release of “The Labyrinth.”

Featuring eight tracks cultivated from three hard to find and long out of print demo tapes, “The Labyrinth” was recorded at Lennon Studios by the late great Jef “Leppard” Davis (Abscess, Acephalix, Vastum) and at Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Annihilation Time, Noothgrush).

The release was mastered at Mammoth Sound by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust) and will see release this coming April 15th on CD, digitally and deluxe, foil-stamped LP. The track listing is as follows:

1. Consume Control
2. Contagious Pain
3. Into The Labyrinth
4. The End
5. Cycles of Pain
6. Scattered
7. Rebirth In Chaos
8. The Abyss

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Seven Sisters Of Sleep Posts “Denounce” Track Online

Seven Sisters Of Sleep just unveiled a new six-minute-long cut titled “Denounce” off upcoming full-length “Ezekiel’s Hags.”

The album is due for worldwide release through Relapse on CD/2xLP/Digital formats this coming February 5th, 2016.

Seven Sisters Of Sleep will also be performing with Coffins and Noothgrush this February at the “Ezekiel’s Hags” record release show.

2/16/2016 The Complex – Glendale, CA w/ Coffins, Noothgrush

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Seven Sisters Of Sleep Posts New Song “Gutter”

Southern California extreme metal force Seven Sisters Of Sleep just shared “Gutter,” a new song off the band’s upcoming full-length “Ezekiel’s Hags.” Listen in below.

If you missed it, a recently posted video for the album track “War Master” is also still online at this location.

Seven Sisters Of Sleep will be performing with Coffins and Noothgrush this February at the “Ezekiel’s Hags” record release show, and additional tour dates will be posted in the coming weeks.

2/16/2016 The Complex – Glendale, CA w/ Coffins, Noothgrush

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Seven Sisters Of Sleep Releases “War Master” Music Video

Southern California’s Seven Sisters Of Sleep is gearing up to release Relapse debut “Ezekiel’s Hags” on February 5th, 2016. As a follow-up to the album’s lead single “War Master,” which premiered earlier this month, today Seven Sisters Of Sleep has shared a music video for the song.

The sludgy track has been paired with a highly symbolic video comprised of found footage. Check it out below, and you can also see the band live:

2/16/2016 The Complex – Glendale, CA w/ Coffins, Noothgrush

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Noothgrush To Release Split Album With Coffins

Southern Lord has issued the following announcement about bringing forth a split album release from Coffins and Noothgrush this coming November:

“Coffins from Tokyo, Japan churn out some of the filthiest, nastiest noise this year, while Oakland, California’s sludge pioneers Noothgrush rawl from the grave to teach us a lesson in joylessness. Featuring artwork by Josh Graham, this utterly oppressive slab of crushing doom shall be officially released on 12” via Southern Lord in North America on November 26th.

“Noothgrush return with their first new material since they reformed in 2011, and the disdain, the disgust… It hasn’t faded one bit. Their gruesome sludge is rooted in the real life, in the misery, hatred and despair of humanity – there are no traces of fantasy or psychedelic moments of horror movie nostalgia in this amoral cut of agonizing doom. With Dino Somesse, the man who personified anguish in ’90s crust sludge golden calves, Dystopia, joining the band on vocals, this is a rare ignition of the scum-ridden sludge sound which America hemorrhaged during the last decade of the millennium. Noothgrush’s side of the split opens with crawling, pained riffs punctuated with sparse percussion, and then the weight of the world comes down; rasping vocals, disturbing samples, and songs which grab you by the throat and open your eyes to a manmade hell.

“Coffins, the Japanese masters of rocking death-doom, have (once again) succeeded in making exactly the kind of music you would feel comfortable having as your soundtrack whilst riding a Harley Davidson into hell like you own the place. Their hammer comes down heavier than ever on these two tracks, wielding monstrous groove with downright foul tactics. Guttural is an understatement – what comes out of the mouth of vocalist Uchino is a tar-thick gargle with the stench of death, laying to waste whatever living creatures inhale it. Plants will wither, animals scurry, and metal fans… will bang their heads! Channeling the old-school death metal filth of Autopsy with an altogether more rollicking lurch, this is horrific doom metal to rage to.”

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