The Monday Press: Kayo Dot, Dust Moth, Grave Desecrator, and More!

By the time this is up, I will have completed the insufferable 15 hour ride back to Chicago for a nice week of vacation. I will miss you all this week, specifically none of you, but I did find the time to scrape up some news from the filthy underbelly of the web before I left.

Meshuggah released a short teaser video for their new album due this fall, and also some European tour dates with High on Fire.

Europe is about to get post/sludged to death, with a Minsk and Kowloon Walled City tour coming soon.

One of my favorite female-fronted bands, Dust Moth, released a new song off their upcoming album out July 22nd. (Thanks to Tyree for the heads up last week)

Katatonia posted a new lyric video for a song off their upcoming album. And you can find yet another song even more recently released here.

In not-quite-metal-but-metal-adjacent tour news, spooky doom duo Muscle and Marrow are about to hit the road with Marissa Nadler and Wrekmeister Harmonies. M&M have a new album coming out as well later this month, so you can bet they’ll be crushing crowds with new creepy, avant-garde gloom on this tour. Dates below.


  • Kayo Dot released their first song from the upcoming Plastic House on Base of Sky. It seems pretty similar to Coffins on IO so far, at least compared to the rest of their diverse discography.
  • Cultish blackened thrash band Grave Desecrator released a new song from their album due July 1st.
  • Way back in December, Spear wrote about sorta non-tech death band, Abhorrent Decimation, and now they are signed with Prosthetic Records according to their twitter.
  • Sylosis guitarist Josh Middleton is planning to make “70’s prog” solo album sometime soon.
  • Whispered are streaming their album in full here.
  • If you like old-style doom, with big riffs and flavorful keys, go listen to Cauchemar‘s exclusive track “Chapelle Ardente” over at Deaf Forever.
  • “Ebony Grand Master,” a blazing new track from French weirdos Sektemtum is streaming now over at Invisible Oranges. It’s certainly something.
  • Woo, new Whispered. I will check out Dust Moth when I can.

    Thanks for the round, man!

    • *Listens to new Katatonia first*

      *too sad to listen to anything else*

      • Man, a black cloud is over my office right now… This is too much sadness to handle.

        I love how Jonas’ voice sounds in the verse. The guitar work reminds me of Last Fair Deal Gone Down. I know I will love so much this record.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      That new Cauchemar song is really good.

      • Will check it out, too. Thanks.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          The vocals are in French but the instrumental work is really good. I love the sound they use with their keyboards.

  • Lots of news I canoes this week.

    • *laughs wholeheartedly kayakkayakkayak*

  • Hellkrusher are recording a new album; First album in 19 years. They posted a studio teaser video on their Facebook page.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Will give a listen to the solo album by Josh Middleton.

    • Old Man Doom

      He definitely has me intrigued

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Also since it was announced a few days ago Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin have formed a band and are touring this fall. They’re going to be releasing an album next year.

    • JJD IS BACK m/m/

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      And it’ll be good.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        It will certainly be better than the last Yes album. I hated that shit.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm
    Listen to that fucking snare!

    • I fucking love this footage. Gotta love that Napalm Death “The DVD” that’s including in the Utopia Banished CD package. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched that DVD.

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        Have you heard Goatlord’s stuff with Mitch Harris on vocals? Nothing like ND but still heavy as a removals van driven by Rosie O’Donnell.

        • I don’t think so. I listen to a lot of his side-project Defecation though. Mick Harris on the skins too.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm
          • Ok, I was wondering if you meant this Goatlord. There are like 6 different ones; this is the better known one. The guitarist just recently caused some serious havoc. He gunned down a woman, kidnapped and killed her son and turned the gun on himself. I think it was last October. Fucked up stuff!

          • Waynecro

            Purity Dilution kicks all the asses.

          • Amen!

          • Sploopy Thunderplop

            Scold, his project after ND, is pretty good as well, though I doubt it’s up your alley (it’s dark techno and dark ambient). Menace is pretty good too, but he, for some bizarre reason, got the ‘Drowning In Density’ video taken off the net completely, and seems to have given up on the whole thing altogether pretty quick.

  • Simon PhoenixKing Rising

    There’s also this…

  • Dubs

    I’m stoked for new Muscle and Marrow.

    • Hit the gym and get that transfusion

      • Dubs

        Lulll. I actually have vacation time set aside for a marrow transplant. It’s one of the pre-loaded categories they give you.

        • Who is this “they?” Dubs confirmed to be on illuminati healthcare plan.

          • Dubs

            A secretive group. The only name by which we know them is “The Benefactors.”

          • Sploopy Thunderplop

            Well, he did compliment Finland on their metal bands last week, so perhaps a future in Viking Metal or atmospheric black metal is a possibility after he’s out of office. And if he got Obamacare passed, maybe, just MAYBE he could pass a regulation where Wintersun has to have a new album out every year!

        • I thought that in your field bone marrow transfusion doping was against regulation

          • Dubs

            Only if the Judge of the Change rules that it gave you an unfair advantage in Tier 1 funding acquisition.

          • Just speaking as a fan people want to see superhuman like qualities in their Pro players

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    That new Kayo Dot song is a real good! I am excitement.

  • Guacamole Jim

    That new Meshuggah has me so hard.

  • Waynecro

    Thanks for the news, dude. I’ve never really been into Katatonia, but everything I’ve heard from the new album sounds awesome. Also, full stream of the new In Mourning album:

  • Sploopy Thunderplop

    Might check out the new Whispered, considering that and Frosttide are the best Wintersun songs we got until Time II comes out (cue Jeopardy music).

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    This sounds like it will be terrible