This sounds really good - cannot wait for the album!
RARELYUNABLE PRESS RELEASE
THE MELVINS PREMIERE "CITY DUMP" VIA THE QUIETUS; TRES CABRONES PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE
Time for another audible insight into the Melvins' brand new album, Tres Cabrones, as we share "City Dump", "a typically juddering slice of guitars dredged from the sewers and rock-solid drumming", so say The Quietus who have premiered the track this week: (http://thequietus.com/articles/13535-melvins-city-dump)
Unlike recent Melvins line-ups, on Tres Cabrones the group returns to a former, near original incarnation with Mike Dillard on drums, Dale on Bass and Buzz on guitar - all sharing vocal duties.
Tres Cabrones is an album of completely new material, written with these 'Tres Cabrones' in mind so says Buzz…"Tres Cabrones is as close as we’re willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up,” explained Osborne. “The best part is it’s all new songs. I specifically wrote tunes that would be good for these guys to play and it worked out great. We had no interest in rehashing tunes we wrote 30 years ago and chose instead to simply create NEW songs. It worked out perfectly.”
The result is a splendidly playful album which, as Zero Tolerance magazine so aptly write in their recent review, "irregularly switches between straight-as-they-get-punk-glammetal ("Stick 'Em Up Bitch"), riotous violent pop ("City Dump"), and excursions into comic oddness ("You're In The Army Now"), all done through the filter of a distorto worldview. Unstoppable."
Relapse Records have put together a killer compilation of
the bands that they handle. Free download, loads of
great tracks - whatcha waiting for!
Relapse Records has released a 26 song label sampler for free download via Bandcamp and Amazon MP3. The sampler showcases the label's eclectic roster across all realms of dark and heavy music including death metal, grindcore, thrash metal, stoner rock, shoegaze, drone, black metal, sludge metal, doom metal, hardcore, and experimental music. A complete tracklisting is included below.
1. Red Fang - Blood Like Cream
2. Toxic Holocaust - Awaken The Serpent
3. Windhand - Orchard
4. Revocation - Invidious
5. Exhumed - Necrocracy
6. True Widow - HW:R
7. Nothing - Dig
8. ASG - Day's Work
9. Ulcerate - Confronting Entropy
10. Obliteration - Goat Skull Crown
11. Baroness - The Line Between (BBC Live)
12. Black Tusk - In Days of Woe
13. Inter Arma - Destroyer
14. Lord Dying - In A Frightful State of Gnawed Dismemberment
15. Howl - Attrition
16. Coffins - The Vacant Pale Vessel
17. Devourment - 50 Ton War Machine
18. Primitive Man - Rags
19. Locrian - Exiting the Hall of Vapor and Light
20. Wolvserpent - In Mirrors of Water
21. Horseback - On The Eclipse
22. Unkind - Kehtoon Tapetut
23. Call of the Void - Napalm Lungs
24. Mumakil - Death From Below
25. Blockheads - Pro-Lifers
26. Weekend Nachos - Satan Sucker
Relapse Records is an independent label formed in 1990 that specializes in forward-thinking heavy music. Current and former artists include Mastodon, Baroness, Neurosis, Red Fang, Dying Fetus, Pig Destroyer, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suffocation, Toxic Holocaust, Pentagram, Death and many more!
Brand new series of ARCHIV HATE interview magazine! On this episode interview with Nomadic Rituals, 3-piece doom/ sludge band from Belfast and Synsophony, dark ambient duo. Transylvania dark art by Luciana Nedelea Artworks. Latvian underground culture "The Media" by Inese Tone. Series of Jason Cantu (of SLAVES BC) haiku reviews and Danial Gambler reviews. Cover art by Janis Burmeisters (TESA). Enjoy!
"Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa" - so spake Rob Tyner on the legendary
Kick Out The Jams album. The Freeks are blazing the same trail
as the MC5 .....
Whilst not quite the mission statement of "Dope, Guns and
Fucking in the Street" - the incendiary rock'n'roll of the Motor
City Five + the burning attack of The Stooges have left a burning
legacy that few bands have ever managed to equal.
But - and this is a big "but" - The Freeks have taken the banner
and produced an album full of passion and high-octane punk
rock'n'roll that many bands have tried before but never with
such results as this.
Psych garage rock played with heart and soul - what's not
to like? Screaming fuzzed-wah solos are machine gunned out
over the cranked up riffs with deadly results. Reverb vocals yelp
and groan with an infectious groove and let's not forget the tunes .....
melody combined with power and catchiness making each quick-fire
track an event worth playing over and over.
The Freeks also know when to embrace their slower, more trippy
side - several songs have Electric Prune/The Nazz type vibe complete
with Hawkwind space effects to really get things cosmic.
As a side note, the band contains ex-members of Fu Manchu, Nebula &
Roadsaw. Rather than combing into a "super-stoner band", they have
to be praised for following their own path.
This is highly recommended to anyone into proto-punk/garage rock.
Many thanks to the band for sending this to me.
Also thanks to the always tremendous Heavy Planet for turning me onto these guys.