Saturday, March 10, 2012

weekly round up: YOB, The Atlas Moth, Serpent Sermon Tour and much more

Photo courtesy of YOB's FB page
Mike Scheidt of the doom trio YOB will release his acoustic solo album entitled Stay Awake this summer on Thrill Jockey. He may or may not perform a solo set before taking the stage for YOB's one off performance at The Bell House on May 23rd after which they hit Maryland Deathfest. YOB will also be featured in Scion A/V label showcase along with The Atlas Moth, Loss, Wolvhammer and Pallbearer on March 31st at The Glass House, CA.

The Atlas Moth, psychedelic sludge band from Chicago did the cover of Hooray For Earth's Black Trees which can be streamed at Pitchfork (also Kim Kelly reviewed the latest Revenge there, if you are interested in reading). The Atlas Moth's cover song will appear on the compilation of soundtracks with likes of Wolvhammer, Mathew Widener, The Austerity Program, members of Zombi for a novel by Decibel's managing editor Andrew Bonazelli named DTV. A reminder that a new black project under the moniker Chrome Waves has been formed by Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth), Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, ex-Nachtmystium) and Bob Fouts (Gates Of Slumber, etc). Stream a recently released track below.

The mighty veterans Cannibal Corpse know the formula- stick to the basics- in and out, no doubt about that. Despite all the glorious reviews and praises (see here or here) for the upcoming album, Cannibal Corpse doesn't excite me anymore. They have been releasing quality materials for over twenty years now and the thing is that it has become too predictable and overly stretched out trek. Anyways, if you are interested, a new song Encased In Concrete which originally surfaced at Decibel is posted below. The new album entitled Torture will come out March 13 on Metal Blade Records.

Marduk, 1349, Withered and Weapon have teamed up for a black metal invasion throughout June. You would want to catch them for sure; I'm aiming for Toronto one on June 5th as I will be there for vacation at that time. Get the full dates here.

UK based atmospheric black metal act Desolate Winds have finally settled for a deal with Lone Vigil Recordings for the debut EP In Times Of Cold which is available for pre order now. Take a listen below along with some other releases from Christian Mistress, Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson (Thick As A Brick 2) and much more.
Mike Scheidt solo in Chicago

Chrome Waves- That Cursed Armored Train

Cannibal Corpse- Encased In Concrete

Desolate Winds- In Times Of Cold

Christian Mistress- Pentagram And Crucifix

Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson
From A Pebble Thrown Sampler
Upper Sixth Street Loan Shark Sampler
Thick As A Brick 2 (official trailer)

Lastly let's take a look at some of the things that we were able to pull out from the beginning:

> we reviewed  Megaton Leviathan, Proclamation, Dodecahedron, VulgaariObolusSalo
> we interviewed Rituals' guitarist G. Colson, Black Chalice's Patrick A. Hasson, Abyssal(UK)
> we tried to find out some of the longest stoner doom tracks 
> we checked out some demos in heavy rotation
> we featured Dead Weight movie & Gilead Media Music Festival
> we released our first Mixtape Vol I

You can now catch us on facebook page.
Much more to come in the following weeks! Hopefully see ya' all on Monday.

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