New Music Redux: Falls of Rauros, Kayo Dot, Couch Slut and More

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Just the other day, our venerable comrade W. nobly attempted to bring you all the best new jams. Alas, he spoke too soon, and a plethora of fantastic tunes have gone up for your listening pleasure in the mere hours since his post went up. I’m sure dozens more have gone up just in the time it’s taken me to write these sentences, but you win some, you lose some, or something. Let’s check out some new music.

https://soundcloud.com/darragh-invictus/oraculum-the-vessel-of-orichalcum

The paragons of good taste and class at No Clean Singing are streaming “The Vessel of Orichalcum”, the first track from Oraculum’s upcoming EP Sorcery of the Damned. The song managed to pack into its 5 minutes nearly everything I love in death metal: slow, trudging riffs, unintelligible vocals, tempo changes with no rhyme or reason and a solo that sounds like every member of Slayer in a blender. Sorcery of the Damned comes out October 27th on Invictus Productions.

A mere day after I first wrote about them, Couch Slut have debuted a new track at AdHoc. “Split Urethra Castle” is a churning, grinding vision of horror drawing amply on the crushing noise rock stomp of early Swans, or as our editor-in-chief so aptly put it, “this song is wicked bad vibes.” If you told me My Life as a Woman was a lost AmRep gem from 1994 I’d be inclined to believe you; presently, the album comes out October 6th on Handshake, Inc.

https://soundcloud.com/user3105090/blue-misshapen-dusk-1

Believe in No Coming Shore, the new album from Falls of Rauros, is now streaming in full via Noisey. To my ears, the band strikes a balance somewhere between Agalloch and Sólstafir, so you nerds should like it. Get the album from Bindrune Recordings here.

Stench’s new album Venture is also streaming in full via Decibel here. I haven’t had time to make it through the whole album yet but it’s sounding solid so far; the band’s core sound is still present alongside the welcome addition of subtle layers of keyboards. Venture comes out October 7th on Agonia Records, who have some details on the album here.

NPR are streaming another stellar new track from Kayo Dot’s upcoming seventh album, Coffins on Io. Much like the first single, “Library Subterranean”, “The Morality of Doves” is a gorgeous synth-laden ballad wrapped in washes of reverberating guitars and evocative vocals an incredible, writhing climax. Coffins on Io is set for release on October 14th; preorder it from The Flenser here.

On that note, I leave you to it, flushers. What were your favorite tracks this time around? What did I miss? Share more tunes in the comments, and uh, stay…toilet, or something.

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  • This just dropped a few minutes ago, holy fuck! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBapV_1JAeE&feature=youtu.be

    • Wait, you mean to tell me that 8 string guitars don’t only have to be utilized in a shitty djent band? I’m in.

      • Howard Dean

        Neither do 10-strings. Byah.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XAE5KDWxc0

        • W.

          Your comment about his ten strings the other day had me intrigued. Alas, I’m still a poser and haven’t listened to them. I keep forgetting to just stream on bandcamp.

          • Tyree

            Riffs, so many glorious riffs!

          • Howard Dean

            Dude, when you get a chance to listen to them, definitely do it. They have such a unique and awesome tone. And like Tyree said, riffs for miles. They are fucking huge!

          • I can see your bolzer boner two states away

          • Tyree
          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Does anyone else think disney is starting to stumble with the marvel movies. They are shooting them out fast and furious with some dubious casting choices and the fact that they didn’t use the REAL GALACTUS is a travesty. I have a 18″ Galactus figure in my room (wait that’s my dick)
            Nuff’ Said

            EXCELSIOR !

          • Howard Dean

            It’s glorious. And priapistic.

          • Howard Dean

            Only 100? Pssh. Dude needs to get into quadruple digits. Byah!

          • crazytaco_12

            Finally bought “Aura” after seeing how highly recommended they come by you, definitely pretty awesome. “The Great Unifier” loses me a little, but I’ve only been listening to it since yesterday, so I’m sure I’ll dig it. Fucking CME and Entranced are excellent though.

          • Howard Dean

            Unifier is so fucking huge that it can be a lot to digest, but you are right about CME and Entranced. They are much more immediate and rocking. The Soma EP is similar in that the first song, Steppes, is more in the vein of CME/Entrances, and Labyrinthian Graves is this massive atmospheric death metal track that takes a little time to work through.

            I think the Bolzer full length will be interesting (and kick ass, of course). I see them continuing the trend of mixing more “straightforward” and riff-filled rockers with longer, more complex atmospheric tracks. I really love that mix. Can’t wait for the album (supposed to be out sometime in 2015)! Byah!

          • crazytaco_12

            Nice man, I’ll have to check out Soma. Any other bands you might recommend in the Bolzer vein?

          • Howard Dean

            It’s tough. They are one band that has a legitimately original and unique sound within death metal, so there really isn’t anyone that sounds a lot like them. For closest relatives, I would try Necros Cristos, Dead Congregation, and Sulphur Aeon. Beyond that, you start to get into a lot of bands that play a similar dark/occult style of death metal, but that are far murkier (like Vasaeleth or Grave Miasma), with riffs that aren’t nearly as sharp or distinct.

          • crazytaco_12

            Thanks!

        • Mother Shabubu III

          Still don’t know what the fuck a “Wolfshook” is.

          • Howard Dean

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfsangel
            It’s actually a “Wolf’s hook,” and they just kinda smashed it together into one word like that. Maybe to distance themselves from the Nazi/NS ties and meaning to that sigil?

      • Spear
        • Unfortunately I can only upvote this once,I would really like to upvote it 1,618 times.

    • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

      didn’t like that drummer in the Bloodstock concert D: but their first album was def a goooooood record <3..

    • Lacertilian

      I don’t know if it’s YouTube or my shitty cpu speakers but the lower parts of the guitar riffs were pretty low in the mix.
      The leads & octave riffs broke through but not the low riffage which I crave.

      • Probably the speakers. I listened to it on my bose earbuds and it sounds perfect.

  • Death

    Loving that Kayo Dot song. I’m waiting for their new album. Hopefully it will be as good as these songs have been.

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Why don’t you all love the new PRIMORDIAL AS MUCH AS I

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=472Qh4l1pFU

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      They are not on spotify, it makes me sad.

      • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

        I don’t much use spotify, only check up a couple artists there that aren’t represented as well on other places.

        • YourLogicIsFlushed

          I take it back, I though that was a Primordium post, Primordial are on spotify. Damn letters.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Easy to mix, but nothing alike

    • Heard this yesterday. Better than I expected.

      • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

        I like the fact that for a change there actually is a chorus

  • I wholeheartedly approve of all the music listed here except Couch Slut. That shit’s kind of irritating after the first minute.

  • Howard Dean

    Not new, not active, and not even alive, actually. But watch this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj8jLyb8x0w

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Not for lifelovers.

    • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      “where dead angels lie”—-

      listen to howard dean speech—while watching the 911 stuff (starts at 35 sec)

      then watch the howard dean speech while listening to the “couch slut” link posted above

      howard dean “brave libtard hurrah “speech
      http://youtu.be/l6i-gYRAwM0

      911–false flag libtard attack on america (people jumping out of windows)
      http://youtu.be/ePN5ugXhwVw

      • Paris Hilton

        You and I are gonna make sure mainstream liberal media never reaches TOH, Third Eagle of the Apocalypse. Ready to get ur fuckin Bill O’Reilly on!!!!!?!?!

        • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          bill o reilley/fox=libtards

          watch “the simpsons”

          fox media did 911

          • Howard Dean

            FOX MEDIA RIDES A HOVEROUND

          • I am actually GL. Srs.

            GL

          • Cock ov Steele

            I WAS SEPERATED FROM MY DEPARTED MASTER!!! (sobs)

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            the clintons did do the okc bombing—

            thats their achilles heel—-you fucking 2 dimensional accessories to mass murder bitchass motherfuckers

          • Howard Dean

            I like to think I have at least 4 dimensions. My space-time genocide skills are particularly awesome.

          • Paris Hilton

            I live in the 5th dimension. I have ascended to the 5th dimension by being so fucking METAL!!!! You plebieans will never experience the 5th Dimension. Dimebag is here.

          • Ask him if he’s received any of the letters I’ve sent him, plz.

          • Paris Hilton

            Dime and I just threw in a huge fuckin Copenhagen chew and are laughing at your fanboying in the letters.

          • : (

          • Howard Dean

            I suppose Dimebag dips only Copenhagen Black-Bourbon (they still have that in the fifth dimension, I presume) and Whiskey Blend. BLACK TOOTH GRIN!

          • Paris Hilton

            He only chews Black-Bourbon and Southern Blend. We’re chewing Southern Blend today. That butthole always bums chews off me.

          • Dime and I were friends. Srs.

            GL

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            yer too much of a coward to commit “genocide”
            =-
            yer a toadie dicksucker of bill clinton—coward slave of murder–and you give yer entire self/being to the sucking—willingly—

          • Howard Dean

            Toadie Dicksucker of Bill Clinton? You’re getting people mixed up here.

            http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Monica_lewinsky.jpg

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            nope—thats you—-bitchass asskisser

          • Howard Dean
          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            piss on yer face

          • Howard Dean

            Piss in your mouth. You love the watersports. I heard they used to call you Kelly Slater back in St. Conspiracy Theory Prep.

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            you and yer kind—-yer days are numbered

            everyone on the internet–is piecing this shit together

            traitor–yes–thats what you are—but –you are also the motherfucker that sucks murderer dick—literally

            and even brags about it on the internet—everyday

          • Paris Hilton

            Traitor against what?

          • Oh Paris, traitor against Lifelovers.

            GL

          • Paris Hilton

            Ah yes! Lifelovers! Not to be confused with Lovelivers.

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            traitor against america===and freedom from tyranny

            the constitution says that no other document/treaty shall have authority over it

            clinton signed the u.n. agenda 21 treaty–and tried to sneak it into american law—to give status to it—as the supreme law

            it is an unworkable totalitarian nightmare—kinda like how tom morello is such a commie douche–he cant even deal with eating at a restaurant

            fuck those mother fuckers—traitors

            911 was a u.n. job—-aggressive attack against “america” in the name of u.n. agenda 21

          • Howard Dean

            Tom Morello did Columbine, naturally.

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            dumbass

          • Howard Dean

            Hey! Watch the name calling, you fucking asshole!

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            shiteater

          • Howard Dean

            Carb-eater! You’re a starch addict! You’re going to have a coronary and die!

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            yeah,,yeah whatever—human styrofoam/shitlicker–fucker of yer own mother–

            people are learning——america>united nations

            stop the msm/libtard/internet harrassment motherfuckers

          • My God, what happened here ?

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            guy keeps harassing motherfuckers—with cliche”anti conspiracy theorist” bs—-also he works for the clintons and illegally harasses u.s. citizens on the internet —while receiving tax payer money as salary—also he did 911 sort of

            anyways—-keifer sutherland—-“special”

            raised by donald sutherland—a sincere anti vietnam war activist–who kind of had a lot to do —with getting that shit ended

            but he got derailed—by the ultimate actor’s dream—-> a role in a fellini movie —and he’s been off the rails ever since

            just like how pete seeger ended the vietnam war—yet got entangled with the pro war rockefellers in the hudson river renewal project –afterwards—

            in a word—they ended up “controlled”–cuz they didnt go after the root cauzse of vietnam—-(rockefeller/u.n assassination of jfk—takeover attempt of u.s.—to use as “war engine” for the u.n.

            anyways—keifer got to be a star pretty easy—but he “Actually” became a star when he stole the movie “bright lights big city” from michael j fox—–who ended up looking like a complete lightweight in comparison to a champion—-

            as keifer laughed over his rotting “artistic” wannabe ass

            time for homeland security to go after the clintons for 911 and the okc bombing

          • kk

          • Paris Hilton

            None of it matters to me. I’m not free. I’m a slave. Slave to the bass drops on the D-Floor!!

          • Paris Hilton

            I for one am NOT a filthy fucking Lifelover! Though I gotta admit: the sex, taking shits, eating, and drinking coffee parts of life make me see why they exist.

          • Howard Dean

            THE CURSE IS A LIE
            YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED
            START COUNTING BACKWARDS
            SCULPTING STATUES OF YOURSELF
            PLAGUE DEEP DRIFTING DROWNING HEALTH

          • YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Z3vQJymSg

            GL

          • Paris Hilton

            Be easy on Third Eagle of The Apocalypse (aka zzzzzzzzzzzzz). Him and I are homies! Isn’t that right Third Eagle!?

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            yeah….fuck you howard dean—–go choke to death on yer own vomit

          • Howard Dean
          • I am elated that you are with us today 🙂 Srs

            GL

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            dude ===the solo on in my dreams–is really inspiring—

            just like —yer some guy—but you got to have the “Shredder dream”—like mtv/music—all lined up—so you could stand in front of billions

            and show them the fullfillment of the shredder dream–

            and knocked it—into the mystic—in front of the entire galaxy

          • I do most of that solo one handed, it is fucking awesome.

            I think you are onto something here…

            GL

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OiMboi7wgE

          • Paris Hilton

            The Clintons did the OKC Bombing

          • Howard Dean

            Timothy McVeigh was on the Secret Service payroll. Terry Nichols was actually the director of the FBI.

          • Paris Hilton

            Beyoncé and Jay-Z masterminded ISIS.

          • crazytaco_12

            The amount of lolbuttz…it’s too much hahaha

    • crazytaco_12

      This dvd was my intro to Dissection, would’ve been awesome to see them live

      • Howard Dean

        Indeed. They were obviously an amazing band in a live setting and I wish I had seen them play, too.

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Falls of Rauros should turn up great

    • Stockhausen

      I’m still waiting on my friggin’ preorder to get in!

  • Tyree

    Mmmmm, that Oraculum track is a tasty burger.

    • Cock ov Steele

      How bout den Blue Misshapen Dusk fries.

  • Cock ov Steele

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the sweet embrace of new jamz.

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    It’s amazing how different this Kayo Dot album is going to be, yet it is still undoubtedly Kayo. Their sound is so flexible.

  • NDNOvHell

    That awkward moment when a co-worker almost sees the Couch Slut artwork. Haha!!

    • I tried to warn ya!

      • NDNOvHell

        It’s cool! I’ve got ninja-like reflexes.

      • Mother Shabubu III

        DIDN’T I WARN YE???

    • Howard Dean

      It’s like when a coworker discovers you looking at crime scene photos. You can never go back from that.

      • NDNOvHell

        What kind of crime scene?

    • Mr.CustodialArts

      “NO, that was an ice cream cone-not a throbbing, drippy cock.”

      • Guacamole Jim

        I’ve had to use that expression more times than I can count…

      • NDNOvHell

        “What was…”

        “DID YOU GET THAT PURCHASE ORDER YET?”

        • I NEED THAT PO NUMBER TO GET THIS ORDER OUT BY END OF DAY!!!!

  • Beunhaas

    ORACULUM: Sounds okayish, but i’m not a fan of the vocals. I didn’t really find anything noteworthy about this one, kind of boring actually. *small flush*

    COUCH SLUT: This is vicious man! really looking forward to this one. It sounds like years of built up anger releasing itself suddenly and uncontrollably. Like an office worker who decides to go on a killing spree.

    FALLS OF RAUROS: Nothing really interesting about this one. It sounds like an intro to some larger song so I can’t really say much about it.

    KAYO DOT: Very soft, floaty song, but stays interesting throughout. Kind of weird that there was no real climax. I think this will be one of those albums that will need multiple listens to become really good.

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      That’s weird, because I totally climaxed through the whole Kayo Dot song.

      • Beunhaas

        You may need to see a doctor for that.

        • YourLogicIsFlushed

          Nah, just the pants store should be fine.

  • Leif Bearikson

    I love that new Couch Slut. *Weird sentences taken out of context*

    • Stockhausen

      Context is for posers. Covch Slvt 5 lyfe.

  • Tyree
  • if I put just Kerry King in a blender would this come out?

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Not really new but worth a listen (don’t let the vocals get to you)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6VIGPMWdjM

  • The toilet had converted me into a total Fall of Rauros fanboy, now….staying on the topic of Tolkien-lore, I’ve got Shadow of Mordor installed and ready to slay some orcs this afternoon after work is completed. I’ve been hearing lots of great things about this game.

    • BEND THEM TO THE WILL OF THE BRIGHT MASTER.

    • W.

      The Masterlord is a fan.

    • Stockhausen

      Killer, I’m glad those articles went over well! I should have an interview with them coming soon.

    • You’re in for a ferkin treat, son.

    • Don’t forget the power metal in the background!

      • Meh…still not too fond of the PM…just a few live tracks, but that’s about all.

  • Paris Hilton

    I was a Couch Slut before it was cool.

  • That new Kayo is great! Also the Flenser store looks to have a great inventory, I’ll be bookmarking that place in my vinyl store folder.

    • Stockhausen

      Dude, The Flenser has been my jam as of late. Check out Mamaleek and Wreck and Reference if you haven’t already. And The Botanist.

      • Botanist I’ve heard of, but not the others. I’ll be sure to give them a listen.

  • Guacamole Jim

    These are all really tasty jams, but Kayo Dot is winning it for me. Great atmosphere, awesome singing. I need to get that album.

  • Digging the new Kayo Dot, still haven’t properly got into their previous material.

  • Virgil the Ghost Poet

    I really like Couch Slut reminds me of Unsane and I love me some Unsane. Falls of R was break pretty but I don’t know its missing something for me.