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What’s up, abyss wallowers. It’s round three of our new podcast format, wherein Connor and I endeavor to cover a deluge of new(-ish) singles, EPs, albums, and other developments from the underbelly of extreme music. The vast majority of what we yammer on about can be found in the list down below, but you can expect a few easter egg morsels to be discovered only within the audio.
As is typical, we span the gamut of various genres from doom-laden death metal and excoriating hardcore punk to epic progressive folk and hammering noise rock. Connor gets a bit too giddy with a new soundboard (that may have inadvertently toasted his computer) and we may or may not have dedicated a few too many minutes to a “popular” tune that’s been making the rounds on the web, but we’ll let you be the judges of that.
If you have some artists, albums, singles, or any other form of musical media you’d like us to consider for an upcoming episode, please feel free to send us an email or reach out at one of our various social media channels. We’re going to take a small breather to recuperate over the holidays, so don’t expect a new episode until the first or second week of January. Thank you all so much for your continued support!
Segment 01: Band Developments
Rambles about upcoming music
A new SAOR album is coming out sometime in 2022. As of November 14, the band stated that the new record is off to the label. Also, Andy Marshall, the brainchild of SAOR launched a new podcast named Carved in Stone. To date, three episodes have been released. Each episode features an interview with an artist, the latest one being with Tim Yatras of Austere, Germ, and Woods of Desolation.
Det Eviga Leendet (translates to The Eternal Smile) announced their sophomore LP, Reverence, is coming out in February 2022 via Dissociative Visions. Alongside the announcement, they dropped a preview track titled “Retch”. Their original vocalist, M, is not on the album in full this time around. Taking up the vocal mantle is Jacob of Mare Cognitum.
Regressor, a new project from the Scottish guitarist and producer Joseph Stevenson, debuted its first track, “The Squid King” (feat. Sam Birchall), back in late October 2021. Chill instrumental prog rock/metal. This is the same artist behind StarSystems and other self-titled work.
Blindfolded and Led to the Woods dropped a neat tease that they’re nearing completion of recording their fourth LP, which will be out via Prosthetic Records. Their record Nightmare Withdrawals has been a favorite for both Connor and I since it dropped back in March 2021.
Imperial Triumphant announced that they’ve completed the recording of their new LP. It’s already off to Century Media Records. No other details have been provided beyond that. We’re guessing it will be out sometime in 2022.
Segment 02: "New" Tracks
Rambles about relatively fresh tracks
Climb’s “Pendulum” (feat. Pierce Jordan of Soul Glo). The second single from Boston’s quintet, Climb. This appears to be a new project. In the band’s own words, they are “a band when they want to be.”
Malignant Altar’s “Rite of Krasue”. The first single off of Malignant Altar’s debut LP, Realms of Exquisite Morbidity (out via Dark Descent Records). We recorded this episode before the album was officially released on December 10, 2021.
Wilderun’s “Passenger”. The first single off of the proggy, symphonic folk quartet’s fourth LP, Epigone. This will be out via Century Media Records. Their third LP, Veil of Imagination, dropped back in November 2019.
Segment 03: EPs
Rambles about some newer EPs
Mors Verum’s The Living. A new slab of experimental, proggy death metal with an old-school resonance from Ontario. Inside Death’s Womb, Purge The Living.
Trigger Cut Disaster Relief’s Nooooooo!!! VOLUME II. The second compilation volume (of four, so far) to assist the noise-rockers Trigger Cut with raising funds to replace all of the gear they lost in a fire.
Segment 04: Forgotten Recents
Records we've been digging, but don't have the time for a deep dive
Nightmare Withdrawals by Blindfolded and Led to the Woods. Though this record dropped back in March 2021, it’s consistently been a part of my rotation to this day. Progressive death metal with a core-y twist.
The Ruins Of Beverast’s The Thule Grimoires. Sinister blackened doom metal from Alexander von Meilenwald’s long-running project. This came out all of the way back in January 2021, but Connor’s been digging it as of late, especially since the winter gloom is in full force.
Segment 05: Albums of Focus
Records we dive into with some depth (in order of appearance)
RONGEUR - Glacier Tongue
Timestamp in episode: 01:00:51
The sophomore LP from Norway’s noise rocking post-metallers, RONGEUR. Out via Fysisk Format.
Stormkeep - Tales of Othertime
Timestamp in episode: 01:10:35
The debut LP from Denver’s melodic black metal and dungeon synth quintet, Stormkeep. Features members from Wayfarer and Blood Incantation. Out via Ván Records.
Down with Rent - Lotus Eater
Timestamp in episode: 01:20:48
The sophomore album from Connecticut’s hardcore punk quartet, Down with Rent. They self-released this one.
TEETH - Finite
Timestamp in episode: 01:29:12
A fresh EP from the LA doom-infused death metal quartet, TEETH. Finite comes about two years after their debut record, The Curse of Entropy. Out via Translation Loss Records.
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