News And New Music Roundup: Gorguts, BTBAM, Swallow The Sun, Void King And More!

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A list of things to get disappointed over.

Did you hear the news about Swallow The Sun releasing an album in November? Scrap that, they ain’t. They’re going to release three (!) albums in November. Songs From The North I, II & III will be their names, The first will be a “traditional” StS album, which in this case can either mean a melodic death/doom album or something continuing in the goth/prog -influenced vein of their latter works (which is where my bet is). The second will be a funeral doom album (HALLEFUCKINGLUJAH!) and the third will contain atmospheric music performed acoustically.

Century Media will release them all. Ease your pain with their cover of Timo Rautianen & Trio Niskalaukaus’ “Alavilla Mailla”; don’t worry they did it in English.

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Gorguts is going to release a new, currently unnamed, album in spring 2016. According to Luc Lemay it will be a one-track album. I don’t quite know what to make of this. One-track albums are best known to be made by self-indulgent “prog” -bands, the outcome is usually overbloated and severely lacking in content at the same time. Many of these bands, like Dream Theater, actually seem to use the “one long song” shtick as a distraction, an excuse for exercising narcissistic self-fondling.

On the other hand, bands like Deathspell Omega have pulled many longer songs off fine. Though it must be kept in mind that apart from their la(te)st album – Paracletus – the band never dabbled in songs covering the whole album-length, and even that was never officially confirmed to be a suite, ’tis merely the feeling the listener gets.

But I do recall a good, nearly an hour-long song. The debut album of Wyrd -the work of one man, no less – was a well made song. It kept using the same motifs, altering them little by little, right before introducing a new part. And it worked.

But I was supposed to talk about Gorguts and their upcoming album. I’ll say this much: I have confidence in their abilities, but at the same time I suspect their particular style of composition might not be able to pull the weight of the  song, especially if they choose to go the hour-long route instead of, say, 30-40 minutes. Now, let’s watch their whole set from a gig at Saint Vitus on Dec 21st, 2013 and argue whether this is a good thing or not.

Oh, and I love this idea and one-track albums in general.

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ADDITIONALLY

  • Agonia Records has hinted at the possibility of upcoming albums from both, Varathron and Aosoth so keep your eyes open. CVLT Nation also premiered a new song by VI, consisting of members from Antaeus and Aosoth. I kinda wish the new Aosoth would be saved for later next year so this VI album could be given a better chance because it damn right deserves it, and more (another track here).
  • Void King released a new video for a song from their Zep Tepi EP, released earlier this year. “Raise The Flags on Fire” is pretty dope.[h/t Dagon]

  • On the day that became known as Ian Gillan’s 70th birthday, Tähtiportti announced that on the tenth anniversary of Robert Moog’s passing they would start recording the human noises of their sophomore album, Eetterimessu
  • Destroyer 666 has finished recording their new album.
  • On Oct 27th, Horrendous will release their third album – Anareta. See the cover art and track listing here.
  • Between The Buried And Me has announced a tour with Enslaved, Intronaut and Native Construct. Quite the package, if I may say so. See here for dates.
  • A band called Naked (BC) announced that it is going to embark on a tour with ZVI (BC) – who is none other than Ron Varod of Kayo Dot. The dates are yours to see below. Do yourself a favour and don’t miss this.

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  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      That is some wild album art. I will probably jam this today.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Can’t go wrong with Impiety. Still need to get this release. Enjoy, doc.

        • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

          Only ones I have my them is Skullfucking Armageddon and their newest EP. I need more.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Me too. I own Skullfucking, Kaos Kommand 696, Advent Of…, and the newest EP, Impious Crusade. Need their first album. Love the track Anal Madonna. The vocals were different then.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvQ2y5d07Vo

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Yes, much more black metal early on. I saw this CD at MDF and decided to go with Skullfucking Armageddon instead. I should have gotten both, all well I guess. Decisions are a bitch.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Skullfucking is a masterpiece in my opinion. First one I heard by them. The fucking riffs are sick as shit. You made a good decision, and there’s always next time. Hell, maybe there will be a copy at Hells Headbash.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Fuck yes!!!

  • Dubzlinger, Malandro

    I’m very curious to hear what Gorguts is cooking up. From the Facebook post, it sounded like Lemay, Marston, and Hufnagel were being extremely particular about details and trying to make sure that everything makes sense. As you said, the danger lies in it being unbearably long. There are some single-song albums I like, but the most successful ones run up to about 45 minutes.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Sounds like self-indulgent bloat, but who knows.

      • Dubzlinger, Malandro

        Colored Sands was, in my humble opinion, a masterpeice that straddled the line between straight up skronk (like Obscura) and more melodic death metal perfectly, so I remain optimistically skeptical.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Sadly, I still need that release. Gorguts is as techy as I’ll get.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            You could always pick it up with the re-release of Obscura.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I already own Obscura. Need to revisit that sometime. Haven’t been in a techy mood in ages.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Obscura is an exhausting album for me. 1 hour feels like an eternity with that release. So much shit happening that I can’t comprehend.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Nailed it.

          • Hubert

            Exactly. I keep finding cool shit on that album that I never noticed before. The album never stops being exhausting but after s bunch of listens it becomes peaceful in a way.

          • There’s a couple of long drawn out tracks on there that I can do without. The highlight reel is on my iPod so I can enjoy minus the filler.

          • Scrimm

            That’s how I was for years and then a couple ago I listened to it and the whole thing clicked at once. It was like hearing a different album.

        • Dagon

          Colored Sands wins by transmitting a sense of purpose, unlike many other albums who rely on a similar sound. I love it.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      My favorite one song album is Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull.

      • That IS a good…

      • The Voice of Reason

        I’ve gotta go with Light of Day, Day of Darkness by Green Carnation.

      • My favorite is Crimson by Edge of Sanity. It’s probably my favorite song, ever. Sorry I’m so late…

    • Mother Shabubu 4

      Catch 33

    • Lacertilinger

      It’s an EP but this song rips.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbhlzTbJBoQ

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    New Wulfhook. Detroit heavy metal. And yes I’m posting a video. Deal with it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyMs10i7k8k&feature=youtu.be

  • Malted Hate

    Thank you fine folks of the toilet for getting me into Mgla. I’m addicted.
    Not sure if already been posted but here is a song for the new album:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fyhg0PZ87k

    • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

      Have you listened to their previous efforts yet?

      • Malted Hate

        I have. With Hearts Toward None being my favorite.
        Very powerful. The Lyrics are amazing.

        • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

          Indeed, my go to release by them.

    • Listen to their everything.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Enjoy this masterpiece live.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8js5yvkgLM

      • sweetooth0

        my favorite track from that record!

    • I just recently got into them from the toilet post of this song. Some truly great music.

    • 365chaosriddendays

      It was posted here already but you did a good thing in any case, if you dig them try to check a polish Black Metal band called Kriegsmaschine.

  • Celtic Frosty

    Inter Arma’s “The Cavern” was an amazing one song album.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      I still haven’t listened to the whole thing.

      • Pagliacci is Kvlt

        Once you get to the part where Dorthia Cottrell’s vocals come in, the song enters another plane of existence.

        • Malted Hate

          That part is my favorite.

      • Celtic Frosty

        It’s glorious. You should find the time.

    • Dagon

      True. Very well executed.

    • Malted Hate

      YES!

    • Leif Bearikson

      Revisited it the other night. Still incredible to absolutely nobody’s surprise.

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    Would not mind a new Aosoth album. IV: An Arrow in Heart was fantastic. Some really eerie riffs in that album. Great live too!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp_Xlp0zpSk

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      A band I’ve heard of before, but never really checked out. Need to do that.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Whole Arrow In Heart album… On of the best bm albums in the last 10 to 15 years. III is damn good too.

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        It’s the more bleaker and dissonant version of Antaeus. A bitter slower paced too. I bet you’d like it. The new album had clean production, but I don’t mind it.

      • Hubert

        I’ve listened to Arrow in Heart a lot. Incredible album

    • DCLXVI

      HD stroked these guys junk recently on a RotW.

  • tertius_decimus

    The best single-track album. Ever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9uZFSAD5H4

    • DCLXVI

      Crimson II wasn’t too shabby either

      • tertius_decimus

        Yes!

  • 365chaosriddendays

    Oh, new Gorguts, so, one of the best releases of the next year, no, I’m not irrational and no ridiculous forecast, hey, we are speaking about Gorguts, those people that made “Colored Sands”

  • Guacamole Jim

    Gorguts is going to release a new, currently unnamed, dick in spring 2016. According to Luc Lemay it will be a one-dick album. I don’t quite know what to make of this. One-dick albums are best known to be made by self-indulgent “prog” -bands, the outcome is usually overbloated and severely lacking in content at the same time. Many of these bands, like Dream Theater, actually seem to use the “one long dick” shtick as a distraction, an excuse for exercising narcissistic self-fondling.

    On the other hand, bands like Deathspell Omega have pulled many longer dicks off fine. Though it must be kept in mind that apart from their la(te)st dick – Priapletus – the band never dabbled in dicks covering the whole shlong-length, and even that was never officially confirmed to be a dick, ’tis merely the feeling the receiver gets.

    Dicks.

    • Stockhausen

      Hehe, like wieners.

      • Guacamole Jim

        lol dude @ them cocks

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree
    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      The whole cunting album is sick!

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        Goddamn right it is! Sad, I still don’t have a copy of it. On my list for things to find in Cleveland.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Yeah, it’s a pisser you can’t get copies when you want, or put it off, etc. I got mine at Milwaukee Metalfest 2000 or 2001. I’m not sure if there will be other vendors or just Hells.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Good point, I didn’t even think of that. Hopefully others will be there, but I can totally understand why there might not be for obvious reasons.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Exactly. Either way, you’re going to buy shit, haha.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Fuck! You’re not kidding man. I just hate carrying shit at concerts, kind of a bitch is all. Especially all day events.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, I hear ya. There is going to be reentry in case you drive, you can put it in your car. But if you take the shuttle there (if that’s provided by your hotel), then yes, you’re screwed. Or just pace yourself and buy few things each day. Yeah, fat chance of that though, right?

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Yeah if I drive I’ll just have to cut back on my drinking. Yeah… Ok!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            You’re so screwed haha. We’re probably going to drive. So if need be, maybe we can throw some of your stuff in our car. I guess we’ll just see as it’s all a big unknown anyway.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Yeah, no biggie honestly. It will be fun as hell either way.

          • I going to show up in Cleveland just to get the reaction on your guys face when a tall and lanky guy, in a dokken tshirt, and a box of newborn kittens walks up.

            GL

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            That sounds horrifying.

          • I feel like I am almost guaranteed to get a smile from you. But, I better not press my luck.

            GL

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Pressed.

  • Long songs are a deal breaker for me. Sorry Luc…
    http://youtu.be/bFEoMO0pc7k

    • Dagon

      Ever tried Dopesmoker? I think you’d get really impatient haha.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I like Dopesmoker.

      • Electric Wizard or the band? I’ve listened to both and I enjoyed some of it but not sure if it’s anything I can go back to.

        • Dagon

          I meant Sleep’s final album. It’s one long song.

          • Nope never heard that one. When I see song lengths beyond the 6-7 minute range I fear that it’s not going to fly with me. I’ll probably need to be impressed by a 3-4 minute track before I investigate further.

    • The Haunting Presence of Tyree
      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        This song will never leave my head now.

        • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

          LIVE IN TORMENT!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            AHHHHHHHH!

    • “OH LORD JESHSUSISAFIRH” is still a regular saying for me. lolz4days!

      GL

  • Dagon

    Hi I’m just gonna drop this here. Kylesa released a new track.

    http://noisey.vice.com/blog/kylesa-track-shaping-the-southern-sky

  • I really enjoyed that Void King track. They seem much better than others in their genre.

    How is everyone doing today?

    GL

    • Scrimm

      Waiting for the hangover to kick in.

      • Uh oh, is it a late bloomer? Those are the worse.

        *wakes up, feels ok*
        *I should feel worse, maybe I will live*
        *noon-o-clock rolls around, OH THERE YOU ARE MR HANGOVER*

        • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

          That was everyday at MDF for me this year. I just started drinking again to ease the suffering. No fun though, especially in the sun.

          • Scrimm

            I might have to crack one to get going, right now I’m chugging water to head off what I can. Drank a lot last night too. I sure didn’t follow the rule of no drinking when recording last night.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Haha, I never heard of that rule. Guess I’ve been breaking that rule for years now.

          • Scrimm

            It’s only my rule for vocals. I did the bass hammered, don’t even remember most of it. Guitars were somewhere in the middle.

        • Hahahahaha. No matter what you do all morning, that motherfucker is coming.

          • The worst is when you know you are going to chuck. There is just that feeling… “I am going to puke this morning. I accept my fate”

            Then you spend all day remembering those last 4 beers that you definitely thought you needed (at the time), only to realize the next day that you should have had your head examined instead.

            Then there is the very rare and illusive, repeat chuck hangover event. Those are bad, bad, and terribly bad.

            I am suddenly not in the mood to eat my Ramen noodles anymo.

          • You ever get so hungover you can’t even keep water down? Apparently that’s called “dehydration”. I thought I was going to die for sure.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Twice in my lifetime. The first was when I was 18 and the second was the last day of MDF this year. That one was the worst. I was hungover for a week.

          • Yes, unfortunately. I missed two consecutive Christmas’s due to said scenario. The wife (gf at the time) is still pissed about it.

          • Hahahahahahahahaha, your poor wife. That’s hilarious.

          • Scrimm

            That comment made my morning.

          • She is quite an understanding. If it wasn’t my birthday, she would surely have killed me. For the last 5 years I have been the DD on Christmas Eve. Oh well!

            GL

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Missing Christmas is great!!!

          • Cosigned!

          • Scrimm

            Yeah I got alchohol poisoning one year after a birthday party my cousin threw for me. It was just like that.

          • Dagon

            They usually hit right after gym or in the middle of it.

        • Scrimm

          Mine are almos talways a delayed reaction. It will probably kick in right when I have to start recording.

  • I’m pretty excited about the new Swallow the Sun albums. Death doom and/or gothic metal? Yes. Atmospheric acoustic? Yes. Funeral doooooooooom. Oh yes. Don’t know what to think of the new Gorguts album. I still haven’t listened to most of their albums (despite owning most of them) and really wasn’t in the mood for tech death when I listened to Coloured Sands.

  • Stanley

    Favorite one track album although I only have one one track album.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk7h1FD-D0o

  • Stockhausen

    I wonder if it’ll be a true one song album (one track that runs the whole time) or one overarching song that’s split into “movements” by track.

    Someone may have wondered that, but I didn’t read all the comments. Up yours.

  • JWEG
  • Waynecro

    Gorguts is awesome. My main gripe about 40-minute-long songs is that skipping to particularly awesome sections can be a pain in the ass. More irksome is a great song with a needlessly long intro. I dig Mortician, but I certainly could do without lengthy-ass horror-movie samples before every goddamned song.

    • Yeah, I prefer when the “one long song” is actually broken up into separate tracks so you can skip around at will. Devil Doll did this; so maybe did Green Carnation?

      (Where’d the cute doggeh go?)

      • Waynecro

        Hegel (the cute doggeh) didn’t appreciate my using his likeness to post nonsense on the internets. He said if I wanted to keep using his photo, I’d have to get him to sign off on all my comments. Yeah, I could have just bribed him with treats, but that demeaned both of us.

        • STOP TAKING YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY, HEGEL!

          After all, you clean your arse with your own tongue.

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      I hate that too man…its like (push >) next song…

      • Waynecro

        I think Mortician would be pretty good gym music, but I can’t put on something that requires skipping every ten seconds.

        • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

          agreed!

  • Elizabeth Short

    Umm…Crimson from Edge of Sanity?

  • Elizabeth Short

    Shit, somebody else all ready brought that up. Fail on my part.

  • Leif Bearikson

    I wish these comments were a little more Horrendous.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EZt6figl8A

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    Excellent news about Swallow the Sun