‘ello, fellow vacuum drifters! We hope you’re all doing well. Here we are yet again with another episode chock full of word waffling. As you might expect, much of the material we cover in this one is “dated” in internet terms, but we hope a gem or two you might have overlooked these past few months lurks within.
The releases covered range from noir black metallers White Ward and partycorers Steaksauce Mustache to nature-steeped dungeon synth and berserk mathcore. Connor yammers on about becoming primordial space goop and repeats one too many soundbites from a Counting Crows tune. There’s a whole armada of non-sense to wade through. Below you can peruse the entire list of material we blather about. Timestamps are provided for each single, EP, or album, in case you want to jump to any particular segment of the conversation.
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Segment 01: Band Developments
Drain is back in the studio and recording LP 2. No details on a release date have been divulged yet.
ZOMBIESHARK!, a Philly cybergrind solo project helmed by Cory Swope, dropped his first new single, “Smile Support Society”, since his 2020 record, I Will Destroy You, Myself, and Everything I’ve Ever Loved.
It’s not new anymore (at the time of recording it was), but Psycroptic dropped the lead single, “Rend Asunder”, off their eighth studio album, Divine Council. It will be out via Prosthetic Records on August 5, 2022.
Segment 02: New(-ish) Tracks
White Ward – “Cronus” & “Leviathan” (00:14:49)
The two singles leading up to the third album, False Light, from Ukraine’s noir black metal quintet, White Ward. The entire album was released on June 17, 2022, via Debemur Morti Productions.
Imperial Triumphant – “Spirit of Ecstasy” (00:36:00)
The first single from the avant-garde black/death metallers’ fifth record, Spirit of Ecstasy. It will be out on July 22, 2022, via Century Media Records.
Segment 03: EPs, Splits, and/or Demos
Virgin Mother – Marrow (00:43:50)
One of several EPs released by Seb Alvarez’s (meth.) solo / collaborative project, Virgin Mother. It features Nic Kuczynski (Frail Body) on bass and Jon Karel (ex-The Number Twelve Looks Like You) on drums.
Segment 04: Weird Bandcamp Picks
Segment 05: Forgotten Recents
Segment 06: Albums of Focus
Greyhaven – This Bright and Beautiful World
Timestamp in episode: 01:17:09
The third record from Louisville’s progressive post-hardcore quartet, Greyhaven. Out via Equal Vision Records (April 15, 2022).
Black Matter Device – Autonomous Weapons
Timestamp in episode: 01:30:11
The sophomore record from Richmond’s batshit mathcore outfit, Black Matter Device. Out via Dark Trail Records (April 22, 2022).
Pyrithe – Monuments to Impermanence
Timestamp in episode: 01:42:10
The debut album from Pittsburgh’s experimental sludge/post-metal group, Pyrithe. Features guest vocals from Doug Moore (Pyrrhon, Seputus, Weeping Sores). Out via Gilead Media (April 29, 2022).
Steaksauce Mustache - All Juice, No Noise
Timestamp in episode: 01:54:57
The fourth record from Medford’s chaos’n’roll partycore quartet, Steaksauce Mustache. Out via Silent Pendulum Records (May 13, 2022).