Vastum Streaming New Track “Empty Breast”

The street date for Vastum’s demanding third LP, “Hole Below,” grows ever closer, and the album is now just over two weeks from pillaging its way into the public domain via 20 Buck Spin.

In advance of the release, check out the suffocating “Empty Breast” below. Vastum also declares that in addition to 20 Buck Spin’s releases of “Hole Below” on digital, CD and LP platforms, Sentient Ruin Laboratories will be issuing a cassette run of the record.

The tape will feature the same cover art as the other formats, created by vocalist Daniel Butler, with a new layout by Stephen Wilson, and will see release on the same day as the CD and digital, Friday, November 6, while the LP will be issued in December.

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Encoffination Streaming New Track “Charnel Bowels Of A Putrescent Earth”

The first single from “III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs),” the suffocating third full-length movement from U.S. death/doom duo Encoffination, is now playing online courtesy of Decibel Magazine. Listen to “Charnel Bowels Of A Putrescent Earth” below.

“III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs)” is the follow-up to Encoffination’s 2011-released “O’ Hell, Shine in Thy Whited Sepulchres” LP, and sees the group building on even more blackened occult passages, incorporating choral elements and organs to the band’s already elementally disturbing hymns.

Poland’s Selfmadegod Records will release “III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs)” on CD and via digital delivery in North America on October 21st, and a month later on 2xLP. A limited edition CD run is also in production.

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Nux Vomica Streaming New Song “Sanity Is For The Passive”

Portland’s Nux Vomica is now streaming the opening track to the band’s self-titled Relapse debut album, due out April 1st.

Check out “Sanity Is For The Passive” below, courtesy of The following press release was also issued about the band:

“Following their previously released LPs — 2007’s A Civilized World and 2009’s Asleep in Ashes — among a plethora of splits and a 7” release, Nux Vomica’s first recording for the mighty Relapse and first full-length from the band in over five years was recorded throughout 2011-2012 at Haywire Studios.

“Blending the suffocating atmospherics of the doom/sludge with the raw ferocity of black metal, punk and d-beat, Nux Vomica constructs an organic heaviness comparably hanging somewhere in the balance between Neurosis and His Hero Is Gone.

“Their self-titled album delivers more than forty minutes of the band’s torrid style through three massive works, creating an emotional odyssey into the depths of human darkness; a flawless combination of epic song structures with crushing melodies and colossal riffs with powerful dynamics.”

Stated the band collectively on the upcoming release: “We are proud to release our new LP, Nux Vomica, on Relapse Records! It’s been a long time in the making, and is our third full length LP after a decade of being a band. We think it represents the pinnacle of our musical achievements so far. In other words… we think this is our best shit yet and we are fucking stoked!”

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