Wednesday, November 30, 2016

AXIS / Seraph the Light

With the digital release of Axis / Seraph the Light coming up on Friday, December 2nd, Good Fight Music presents a stream of the full EP.


Axis / Seraph the Light is a collaboration between Orlando, Florida's Axis and Memphis, Tennessee's Seraph the Light – the two bands teamed up earlier this year to write and record as one eight-man supergroup. Produced by Jon Nunez of Torche and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell), the collab sees the new unit pound out an almighty-heavy sound inspired by Neurosis, Isis, Cult of Luna, Chelsea Wolfe, and more.

With the EP available digitally on Friday, Axis and Seraph the Light will hit the road for a short US tour, performing the new songs together onstage. (A vinyl release of the EP will follow in January.)

Axis / Seraph the Light:
Dec 2 - Tampa, FL @ Lucky You Tattoo 
Dec 3 - Margate, FL @ Inkwell Pub 
Dec 4 - Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks 
Dec 5 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 
Dec 6 - Nashville, TN @ The End 
Dec 7 - Memphis, TN @ Rock House Live 
Dec 8 - Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse 
Dec 9 - Tallahassee, FL @ Adelaide Schnittman Hall

Coming up in February, Axis (back to its original, leaner, meaner state, minus Seraph the Light) will join Good Fight labelmates Of Feather and Bone for a European tour.

Axis, Of Feather and Bone:
Feb 17 - Brussels, BE @ Magasin 4
Feb 21 - Cottbus, DE @ Chekov
Feb 22 - Prague, CZ @ Klub 007
Feb 23 - Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
Feb 24 - Vienna, AU @ Dasbach
Feb 25 - Zurich, CH @ Klubi
Feb 26 - Genf, CH @ Usine
Feb 28 - Dijon, FR @ Les Tanneries
Mar 1 - Montpelier, FR @ Secret Place
Mar 2 - Rennes, FR @ Mondo Bizarro
Mar 4 - Koblenz, DE @ Juz

Axis' latest release, Show Your Greed, was released on Good Fight in 2015. Of that album, Stereogum proclaimed: "If you think fondly of hateful Philly bands like Starkweather and Turmoil; if you were down with Converge and Coalesce back when they played mathy chugga-chugga-stop breakdowns; if you wish Botch, Burnt By The Sun, and Kiss It Goodbye had released more music: congratulations! You have the chutzpah to appreciate the good kind of metalcore... Axis pretty much stick to the established template for this kinda thing on Show Your Greed, but they are so goddamn good at it..."


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

OvO + Cvlt Nation

"Dirgy ocean of pulsating noise... It's time to get your freak on."
–Cvlt Nation

"Rhythmic, layered, sludgy noise... A David Lynch dance party."
–Decibel


"Punctuated by slamming, swampy drums, squalls of feedback and punchy guitar riffs, as well as Stefania Pedretti's no-holds-barred vocal."
–The Quietus

"They play music – rhythmic noise, really – that simmers with a flat-affect malice, owing equal debts to extreme metal, noise rock, industrial music, and dark electronica. Lurching metal/noise collages topped with wordless shrieking... Feverish energy... A melodic heart that calls '80s slasher scores to mind."
–Stereogum

Cvlt Nation has premiered "Freakout," the latest track off upcoming new OvO album, Creatura. A "dirgy ocean of pulsating noise," "Freakout" is a prime slice of the veteran Italian duo's raw and dramatic sound – a unique mix of primitive industrial, horror-movie ambience, and noise-rock punishment, led by the theatrically demonic vocals of Stefania Pedretti. 


Counting Swans and Diamanda Galas as their biggest influences, Pedretti and co-conspirator Bruno Dorella have spent the past 16 years releasing albums on labels like Load Records (Lightning Bolt, Prurient), and performing across the globe with the likes of Godflesh and Thrones for a total of almost 1,000 shows to date.


Out next Friday, December 9th, on Dio Drone Records, Creatura is OvO's ninth full-length album. It was recorded by Lorenzo Stecconi (Zu, Ufomammut) at a theater company's warehouse in Ravenna, Italy, mixed by Giulio Favero, and mastered by Giovanni Versari (Muse).


Photo by Francesca Morello

Monday, November 21, 2016

HOLLOW EARTH + Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"This expansive and powerful album, resting on a strongly fleshed-out science fiction concept, channels the dynamic between metalcore and stoner metal."
–Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"Sometimes sounding like a hardcore band who accidentally stepped on a phaser pedal, and other times like Slowdive getting beaten up in an alley, it surprisingly plays to the strengths of both ideas – big hooks but also a focused approach that still delivers the riff."
–Decibel

"Moody, tribal, and groovy... One of the finest metallic hardcore acts on the scene today."
–MetalSucks

"Dead Planet is soaked in heavy, and drips with beauty..."

–Metal Injection

"A concept album with a well mapped narrative... Nearly every track has a strong melodic guitar line running through the sturm und drang of Hollow Earth's almost sludgy attack... A fantastic, propulsive energy that draws you in... It's stirring stuff."
–Echoes and Dust

With the release of new album Dead Planet coming up next week on Good Fight Music, Hollow Earth has revealed one more new track. Hear "Convergence in Recollection" on Heavy Blog Is Heavy, here:

http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2016/11/21/exclusive-premiere-get-science-fiction-with-hollow-earths-converge-in-recollection/

Dead Planet pushes Hollow Earth's outerspace obsessions via a full-fledged sci-fi storyline, connecting it to the band's previous release, the Parting Remains EP. 
Concept and music are synced perfectly – monolithic Neurosis-core evokes visions of the deep space void.

Produced by Misery Signals' Greg Thomas, the album features guest appearances by  Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, and Tad Doyle of Tad, and John Pettibone of Heiress. 


Photo by Jacki Vitetta

Saturday, November 19, 2016

BODY STUFF + Decibel

Review in the Jan '17 issue of Decibel Magazine – "It's as though a housebound, pimply-faced dweeb with a rat moustache started writing music after absorbing INXS, Crowded House and Cure in between all the cool stuff that led to him making Roadrunner mix tapes and bootleg Earache shirts... Malice dominates the pumping industrial of 'Coward Song,' 'Ice' discordantly recalls early Jim (Foetus) Thirlwell and 'Cabin Song' is all razor-sharp elegy."

Friday, November 18, 2016

Out today: ION DISSONANCE - Cast the First Stone

Ion Dissonance's new album, Cast the First Stone, is out today on Good Fight Music. It is the Montrealers' first new album since 2010. The band's brand of baffling tech and deep, dark heaviness helped launch a whole scene in the '00s, and has steadily progressed since then; the consensus is that Cast the First Stone is its greatest work to date.

Listen, here:
http://www.revolvermag.com/artist-music-song-premieres/ion-dissonance-premiere-new-album-cast-first-stone/22704

Pre-order, here:
http://goodfightmusic.merchnow.com/catalogs/ion-dissonance

"A jarring, relentless listen, forever tantalizing listeners with meaty grooves that last just long enough to make the next flight of blinding technicality that much more disorienting. Ion Dissonance are absolute masters of this brains-and-brawn dichotomy."
–Stereogum

"The band that kicked you in the teeth back in the early '00s are back with a few new deadly tricks! Their chaotic blend of math-core meets brutality shines though on one of the most intense albums of the year."
–Metal Injection

"One of the most intense albums of 2016, period."
–MetalSucks

"The welcome and highly anticipated return of Ion Dissonance... To say it's good to have them back would be a severe understatement. The Montreal death metal/mathcore band surpass expectations with an album that is even more dynamic, menacing and chaotic than its predecessor."
–Exclaim!

"The best Ion Dissonance record yet... This band are back with a bang and with one of the greats for the year, the genre and the decade."
–Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"Cast the First Stone sees the band firing on all cylinders as they lurch and howl through track after track of jarring, unrelenting, technically flawless rage."
–Pure Grain Audio

"Ion Dissonance has returned to form with Cast the First Stone in a very satisfying way... cementing their legacy as pioneers and innovators who have the ability to craft an impressively haevy offering even after a half-decade or so of inactivity."
–Svbterranean

Ion Dissonance, live:
Nov 18 - Providence, RI @ The Colosseum - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 19 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 20 - Albany, NY @ The Fuze Box - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 26 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
Nov 27 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti Bar
Dec 2 - Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
Dec 3 - Westville, NJ @ South Jersey Metal Fest

Photo by Charlie Baron




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

OvO + The Quietus

"Punctuated by slamming, swampy drums, squalls of feedback and punchy guitar riffs, as well as Stefania Pedretti's no-holds-barred vocal."
–The Quietus

"They play music – rhythmic noise, really – that simmers with a flat-affect malice, owing equal debts to extreme metal, noise rock, industrial music, and dark electronica. Lurching metal/noise collages topped with wordless shrieking... Feverish energy... A melodic heart that calls '80s slasher scores to mind."
–Stereogum

New OvO track "Eternal Freak" premiered today via UK site The Quietus.

Listen, here:

Another anthem of bare-bones industrial-metal occultism, "Eternal Freak" appears on the Italian duo's ninth album, Creatura, coming December 9th on Dio Drone Records.

Counting Swans and Diamanda Galas as their biggest influences, OvO's Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella mark dark magic out of primitive industrial sounds and Pedretti's theatrically demonic vocals. Dorella pounds out minimal cadences on a mix of acoustic and electronic percussion, as Pedretti casts spells in her own arcane language –"there are no lyrics," she explains. A combination of guitars and synths sets a driving, end-of-the-world tone. 

Creatura was recorded by Lorenzo Stecconi (Zu, Ufomammut) at a theater company's warehouse in Ravenna, Italy; it was mixed by Giulio Favero, and mastered by Giovanni Versari (Muse).

For further edification, check out the band's recent video clip for "Satanam," here:

Over its 16-year career, OvO has played a total of almost 1,000 shows across the world, with bands like Godflesh, Thrones, and Nadja. OvO will be touring throughout 2017.

Photo by Francesca Morello


OLD WOUNDS - January 2017 tour

Fresh off a full US tour with Beartooth and Every Time I Die, and a slot on the entire summer-long Vans Warped Tour '16 before that, Old Wounds announces plans to kick off 2017 with a series of mini-tours across North America.

Over the course of three long weekends, Old Wounds will complete a series of three short tours, bringing its noise to parts of the Midwest, Canada, the Northeast, and the West Coast. Supporting Old Wounds on these shows will be some of the band's favorite co-conspirators, including Exalt, Seizures, Safe to Say, Lost Souls, and Poison Headache.

Old Wounds, Exalt, Safe to Say:
Jan 5 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge 
Jan 6 - Saginaw, MI @ Counter Culture
Jan 7 - Toronto, ON @ The Cave 
Jan 8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose 

Old Wounds, Exalt, Lost Souls:
Jan 12 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
Jan 13 - Albany, NY @ Trickshots
Jan 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Jan 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

Old Wounds, Seizures, Poison Headache:
Jan 19 - Sacramento, CA @ The Colony 
Jan 20 - Hayward, CA @ Heart of the Bay Skatepark 
Jan 21 - Kingsburg, CA @ Bullfrogs 
Jan 22 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction 

A standout of today's scene, Old Wounds blends vicious New Jersey metalcore with goth ambience and progressive political ideals. Musical reference points include late '90s metallic hardcore greats like Turmoil and Buried Alive, and icons of darkness like Danzig and Type O Negative, while politically the band is closer in spirit to Fugazi.

Latest album The Suffering Spirit was released in 2015 on Good Fight Music. Alternative Press warned the album would "rip your goddamn spine out," while BrooklynVegan called it "heavy, dissonant... pissed-off," and MetalSucks hailed its "powerhouse heaviness" and "brooding Type O Negative vibe."

Photo by Aaron Kudler

SPOTLIGHTS - Spiders



Heavy dream-rockers Spotlights resurface with a new 3-song EP, Spiders, to be released December 9th.

The Brooklyn-based married couple made waves earlier this year with the release of debut full-length Tidals and a summer US tour supporting Deftones and Refused.

New EP Spiders consists of a reworking of an older Spotlights song, a cover of a song by Danish band Mew, and a remix of one of Tidals' tracks, by former Isis drummer Aaron Harris.

Spotlights' cover of Mew's "She Spider" makes it debut today via BrooklynVegan. "Heavy, atmospheric... Spotlights are a perfect band to put a heavy spin on a Mew song," writes BrooklynVegan's Andrew Sacher. Listen, here:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/spotlights-covered-mew-playing-nyc-with-the-life-and-times-this-weekend/

December 9th, Spiders will be available directly from the band in the US, in digital and CD formats. Spiders and Tidals will both see a UK/European release via Plastic Head Distribution.

Tracklist:
1) A Box of Talking Heads
2) She Spider (Mew)
3) Joseph (Aaron Harris remix)

Spotlights plays its hometown of New York this Friday, November 18th, at Mercury Lounge with The Life and Times. Tickets, here.

"90s rock, luscious psych and rattling sludge... Like a slowly evaporating dream... Makes you want to headbang with tears in your eyes."
–Decibel

"Is it dreamy as fuck? Yes, but what really makes this band's music stick to my ribs is that it packs the punch-to-the-gut of a sludge album... They are just creating music on their own terms..."
–CVLT Nation


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

BODY STUFF + Svbterranean

Svbterranean inteviewed me about Body Stuff 2. Read the full piece, here...










ION DISSONANCE + Revolver

Perhaps the comeback of the year, new Ion Dissonance album Cast the First Stone hits stores this Friday, November 18th, via Good Fight Music.

Six years in the making, Cast the First Stone is now streaming in its entirety via Revolver.

Listen, here:
http://www.revolvermag.com/artist-music-song-premieres/ion-dissonance-premiere-new-album-cast-first-stone/22704

Pre-order, here:
http://goodfightmusic.merchnow.com/catalogs/ion-dissonance

The Montreal band's brand of baffling tech and deep, dark heaviness helped launch a whole scene of bands in the '00s, and has steadily progressed since then.

Ion Dissonance frontman Kevin McCaughey says, "We are really proud and excited that Cast the First Stone is finally set to release this week. Six years is a long time to be away in this business... This is the next step in the Ion Dissonance discography. It's a logical progression of our work to date, and we hope our fans can enjoy it as much as we did creating it."

"A jarring, relentless listen, forever tantalizing listeners with meaty grooves that last just long enough to make the next flight of blinding technicality that much more disorienting. Ion Dissonance are absolute masters of this brains-and-brawn dichotomy."
–Stereogum

"The band that kicked you in the teeth back in the early '00s are back with a few new deadly tricks! Their chaotic blend of math-core meets brutality shines though on one of the most intense albums of the year."
–Metal Injection

"One of the most intense albums of 2016, period."
–MetalSucks

Enjoy the band's newest video, "to Lift the Dead Hand of the Past," here:
http://www.metalinjection.net/video/new-ion-dissonance-to-lift-the-dead-hand-of-the-past-music-video-is-intense

Ion Dissonance, live:
Nov 18 - Providence, RI @ The Colosseum - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 19 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 20 - Albany, NY @ The Fuze Box - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 26 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
Nov 27 - Quebec City, QC  @ L'Anti Bar
Dec 2 - Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
Dec 3 - Westville, NJ @ South Jersey Metal Fest

Photo by Charlie Baron




SET AND SETTING - Reflectionless

"Lush post-rock with an acerbic metal edge... Melancholic beauty suspended in the clouds with a birds-eye view of epic terrain... Passages of jarring skittish prog turmoil that pull things down to a gritty earthbound level... Soul-searing leads and shimmering, bending guitars that convey feelings of wonder and introspection."
–Stereogum

"Set and Setting fire up an imagined narrative in each gorgeous, epic instrumental... The sound they create is more like a rugged, red-rock canyon."

–Paste

"Masters of both mass and craft..."

–Orlando Weekly

With its upcoming, third album Reflectionless, St. Petersburg, Florida quintet Set and Setting establishes a new gold standard for the genre of instrumental rock.

Hear Reflectionless' opening track, "Saudade," via Stereogum, here:
http://www.stereogum.com/1911292/set-and-setting-saudade/premiere/

Driven by two drummers laying down a thunderous base, Set and Setting brings an aggressive attack to the lulls and swells that have come to define the post-rock sound. Set and Setting can do "pretty" – its soaring guitars create absolutely regal vistas of sound – but this band also rocks, hard. On Reflectionless, faint strains of Kylesa, and even Sonic Youth, can be heard in addition to more central influences like Explosions in the Sky. 

Where many peers merely swing back and forth from loud to soft, happy to sad, Set and Setting rolls forward with beastly momentum and keeps the story progressing. Without a single lyric, Reflectionless captivates from start to finish.

Guitarist Shane Handal gives this insight: "Every album we have done has had a concept to it. With Reflectionless I wanted to be a little more vague. This album is based on the idea that external reality is just a projection of your inner self. The particular 'character' here has no idea who they are, therefore having no reflection."

Reflectionless was recorded by Ryan Haft (Torche, Wrong) at Black Bear Studios in Gainesville, Florida, and mastered by Ed Brooks 
(R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie) at Resonant Mastering.

The cover, created 
by Samantha Muljat (Earth, Pelican), was inspired by the artwork of Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis, as seen on Pink Floyd's album covers.


Set and Setting will self-release Reflectionless on January 27th, 2017, on vinyl, CD and digital formats. The band has teamed up with AWAL (Kobalt) to handle the digital release, and with two labels for exclusive color vinyl options in addition to its regular vinyl pressing: Science of Silence Records (US) and Dunk!Records (EU).

Pre-order Reflectionless, here:
Vinyl and CD - http://setandsetting.merchnow.com/
Digital - http://awal.lnk.to/Reflectionless
Exclusive color vinyl (US) - http://scienceofsilence.limitedrun.com/
Exclusive color vinyl (EU) - https://shop.dunkfestival.com/collections/dunk-records

Following recent shows with Nothing and True Widow, Set and Setting plays Destroyer Fest, November 18th in St. Petersburg, Florida, alongside Cough. Past tours include Mouth of the Architect, Inter Arma, and Kayo Dot.

Reflectionless tracklist:

1) Saudade
2) Axiom Dream Within...
3) ...The Idyllic Realm
4) Incandescent Gleam
5) Specular Wavefront of...
6) ...The Mirrored Self
7) Eternal Pendulum
8) Ephemerality

Discography:

Reflectionless - self-released, 2017
A Vivid Memory - Prosthetic Records, 2014
Equanimity - Science of Silence Records / Forcefield Records, 2013

Shane Handal - guitar

Ryan Fugate - guitar
Nick Sibilia - bass
Mark Etherington - drums
Stephen Handal - drums

Photo by Ryan Zarra



Monday, November 14, 2016

OF FEATHER AND BONE - Pious Abnormality

"This Colorado trio have armored their already monstrous sound with heaving death metal and balance that added weight by upping the grind to bone rattling speeds."
–Cvlt Nation

Of Feather and Bone's new two-song cassette single, Pious Abnormality, is now streaming in full via Cvlt Nation, along with a full interview with frontman Alvino Salcedo.

The cassette, pressed as a limited run of 100, will be available only at Of Feather and Bone's upcoming shows with Ion Dissonance.

The Denver trio dropped jaws last year with its Embrace the Wretched Flesh album on Good Fight Music. With Pious Abnormality the band continues on its warpath of dark, encrusted death-grind, inspired by Napalm Death, Phobia, Bolt Thrower, and more.

The new songs were recorded, mixed and mastered by Cephalic Carnage's Steve Goldberg.

Listen, here:
http://www.cvltnation.com/feather-bone-pious-abnormality-premiere-stream-interview/

Ion Dissonance, Fit for an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone:
Nov 18 - Providence, RI @ The Colosseum
Nov 19 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall
Nov 20 - Albany, NY @ The Fuze Box


Friday, November 11, 2016

AXIS / Seraph the Light

Good Fight Music announces the December 2nd release of Axis / Seraph the Light, the new EP documenting the unique collaboration between these two bands. 

Orlando, Florida's Axis and Memphis, Tennessee's Seraph the Light teamed up this year as one eight-man band to write and record this batch of songs. Produced by Jon Nunez of Torche and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell), the collab sees the new mega-band stray from their lanes to pound out a new, almighty-heavy sound in the Neurosis realm.


Hear new song "Crawl," from Axis / Seraph the Light, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AkcfX7i_HU

Axis and Seraph the Light will hit the road in December, performing the new songs together onstage.

Dec 2 - Tampa, FL @ Lucky You Tattoo
Dec 3 - Miami, FL @ The Granary
Dec 4 - Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks
Dec 5 - Atlanta, GA @ 529
Dec 6 - Nashville, TN @ The End
Dec 7 - Memphis, TN @ Rock House Live
Dec 8 - Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse
Dec 9 - Tallahassee, FL @ Adelaide Schnittman Hall

Axis' latest release, Show Your Greed, was released on Good Fight in 2015. Of that album, Stereogum proclaimed: "If you think fondly of hateful Philly bands like Starkweather and Turmoil; if you were down with Converge and Coalesce back when they played mathy chugga-chugga-stop breakdowns; if you wish Botch, Burnt By The Sun, and Kiss It Goodbye had released more music: congratulations! You have the chutzpah to appreciate the good kind of metalcore... Axis pretty much stick to the established template for this kinda thing on Show Your Greed, but they are so goddamn good at it..."

Photo of Axis, by Dana Nichols



GREAT AMERICAN GHOST + MetalSucks

"Fueled by jagged-edged shiv stabs of a main riff and a trampling chorus, 'Destroyer' is an aural smack in the face that will have you begging to be hit again. It doesn't hurt that the song is catchier than fly paper, either; this song will get stuck in your head like a nail hammered into your skull."
–MetalSucks

Good Fight Music presents Don't Come Back, the new two-song digital single from Boston's Great American Ghost, available next Friday, November 18th.

Recorded by Jay Maas of Defeater, mastered by Bill Henderson (Hollow Earth, LVL UP), Don't Come Back is the first new music out of the GAG camp since last year's Everyone Leaves full-length on Good Fight. A master class in dark, heavy, New England hardcore, Everyone Leaves inspired comparisons to Converge and American Nightmare; today, MetalSucks premieres the video for "Destroyer," one of the two songs on the new Don't Come Back single. Absolutely crushing, "Destroyer" is a glimpse at the direction this band is evolving (and a testament to the power of salmon).

Watch and listen, here:

Great American Ghost hits the road next weekend for a trio of shows with the stacked card of Ion Dissonance, Fit for an Autopsy, and Of Feather and Bone.

Nov 18 - Providence, RI @ The Colosseum - w/ Ion Dissonance, Fit for an Autopsy, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 19 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre - w/ Ion Dissonance, Fit for an Autopsy, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 20 - Albany, NY @ The Fuze Box - w/ Ion Dissonance, Fit for an Autopsy, Of Feather and Bone

Photo by Sergio Necoechea




Thursday, November 10, 2016

BODY STUFF + Gear Gods

Ryan Jones and I talked with Gear Gods about the musical, lyrical, and technical ideas behind Body Stuff 2. Check it out...

 

HOLLOW EARTH + Echoes and Dust

"A concept album with a well mapped narrative... Nearly every track has a strong melodic guitar line running through the sturm und drang of Hollow Earth's almost sludgy attack... A fantastic, propulsive energy that draws you in... It's stirring stuff."
–Echoes and Dust

"Moody, tribal, and groovy... One of the finest metallic hardcore acts on the scene today."
–MetalSucks

"Dead Planet is soaked in heavy, and drips with beauty..."
–Metal Injection

Hollow Earth unveils newest track "The Harbinger of Existence" today via Echoes and Dust.

Taken from the band's upcoming new sci-fi concept album, Dead Planet, "The Harbinger of Existence" is a glowing slab of Hollow Earth's monolithic Neurosis-core, evoking visions of adventure in the outerspace void.

Listen, here:
http://echoesanddust.com/2016/11/hollow-earth-dead-planet-plus-exclusive-track-premiere/

Dead Planet comes out December 2nd on Good Fight Music.

Produced by Misery Signals' Greg Thomas, the album features guest appearances by  Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, and Tad Doyle of Tad, and John Pettibone of Heiress. 

Photo by Jacki Vitetta