Aug 072014

Jet-setter that I am, I’m on the road again this week in my old hometown of Austin, Texas. Until last night I haven’t had as much time as usual to check out new music or write about it. I missed a lot, and am trying to catch up before having to leave the world of metal for the rest of today.

I discovered so many things I want to bring to your attention that I’ve divided them into three parts, this being the third (Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here).


Triptykon’s new album Melana Chasmata is proving to be one of the year’s favorites for me. The band have apparently made two music videos for the album, the first of which has now been premiered by Decibel magazine. It’s for the song called “Aurorae“, and it was directed by Philipp Hirsch (who previously did the video for Triptykon’s “Shatter”).

It appears that Triptykon will be releasing an EP named Aurorae later this year, featuring additional unreleased music. And holy hell, it further appears that Europeans will get to see Triptykon on tour with At The Gates later this year as well. Here’s the video:







I previously reported that that Candlelight Records will be releasing the new album by England’s Winterfylleth, The Divination of Antiquity, on October 6 in the UK and a day later everywhere else. It’s now available for pre-order here.

This is another album that is very high on my list of anticipated 2014 releases, and yesterday brought the premiere of one of the new songs — “Whisper of the Elements”. There are some surprises in this song, which I won’t spoil for you. I’ll just say it’s fantastic.

Unfortunately, this is an exclusive stream at Stereogum, so you’ll have to go here to listen:

Here’s the band’s Facebook:






The new album by Norway’s 1349 is Massive Cauldron of Chaos, which is a great name for a black metal album. It will be released on September 29 by Indie Recordings, and it will include 8 tracks, all with one-word titles. One of those monosyllabically titled songs — “Slaves” — debuted in April, and yesterday we got the premiere of a second one — “Cauldron”.

Once again, this is a premiere I can’t embed, so you have to go to that… uh… authoritative source of black metal, Revolver magazine, to listen:

But seriously, you should go hear the song. It fuckin’ rips.





I’ve written about Obliterations before, a band that features members of Black Mountain, Saviours, and Night Horse, and now I have an excuse to write about them again.

Their new album is named Poison Everything and it’s coming out on Southern Lord on October 28. Recently, Noisey premiered the first advance track, “The One That Got Away”. It’s a two-minute ass kicking of catchy crust punk with scarifying vocal acid and  demented little piece of soloing. I like it.

Um, I hate to say it, but this is yet another exclusive premiere, yet another song I can’t embed here. This is the link for this one:

Or if you don’t want to put up with all the ads loading, you can go here:

This is the band’s Facebook:



  1. I’m loving the Triptycon song. It’s very Fields of the Nephilim, which is about as high praise as I can personally give. Not thrilled about the vocals. They sound like Moonspell trying to sound like Sisters of Mercy. I love Moonspell, and I love Sisters, but Omega White is just awful to my ears. All that said, I’m pretty excited about this album now.

  2. That Triptykon song was absolutely magnificent. I need to get off my ass and listen to Melana Chasmata, as well as most everything else Tom G. Warrior has laid his hands on.

    Winterfylleth’s last record was a great random find for me, and this new track sounds like the new one will be even better than the last.

    Lastly, HOLY FUCK THAT OBLITERATIONS TRACK. I physically, medically cannot stop listening to it. Pure rage in two minutes.

  3. 1349 will destroy all things everywhere ever.

  4. Man I’m loving Triptykon, very mesmerizing video. I thought the vocals were like Leonard Cohen doing metal, which just made it all the more metal 😉

  5. Ha, great music in that list.

    Triptykon is great. And I am really looking forward to the Winterfylleth album. Really dope music, probably to be added to my purchase list.

  6. It sounds like Winterfylleth keep getting better and better.

  7. That winterfylleth track!

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