Mutants (Sargent House) is album number three from Stephen Brodsky’s heavy, quirky and often colourful side-project Mutoid Man. And much like his work in Cave In, the music Brodsky creates with Mutoid Man encompasses a whole host of influences, to create a myriad of sounds.
Singer-songwriter and visual artist Emma Ruth Rundle has released her new video “In My Afterlife” today. Self-directed with John Bradburn, the visual is “an expiration of insanity, a lot of Sagazan and influence from Julie Taymor’s circa 2000 film rendition of Titus,”Rundle tells. Watch “In My Afterlife” below. She is kicking off a headlining North American Tour with Patrick Shiroishi kicks off later this month, performing her album Engine Of Hell(Sargent House) in full each night. Read our review of the album here, and watch the video now!
The eighth album from the ultimate instrumental power trio of post-rock / post-metal, featuring guitar wizard Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncrantz and ex-Botch / These Arms Are Snakes bassist Brian Cook, who currently also splits his time playing with Aaron Turner (ex-Isis)in Sumac (editor’s note: and maybe the potential Botch comeback too).Continue reading →
Brutus has shared an end of year update. The band will soon head in the studio to record their next album, one of our most-anticpated in 2022. They also announced some shows and festivals and sdhare a teaser from their recent sold-out live peroformance. Their last album Live in Ghent is out now via Sargent House.
Emma Ruth Rundle seems to have become an artist with a licence to shift around stylistically as much as she wants while still maintaining, and continuing to build, her devoted fanbase. Last year’s revered collaboration with Thou — May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)was dense, heavy, aggressive and complex. Whilst everything Rundle turns her hand to shares a certain delicate and fragile emotional openness, Engine Of Hell (Sargent House) in most other senses explores the opposite end of the Emma Ruth Rundle sonic spectrum.
Chelsea Wolfe is commemorating the two year anniversary of her brilliant album for the ages, Birth of Violence (read our review here), with two new singles and a new documentary. The songs are for purchase on her Bandcamp and streaming at all DSPs, via her label Sargent House. One song is a cover of Folk classic “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell, a definite influence on Wolfe, and another track, “Green Altar.” Both songs were recorded during the birth of Violence sessions. The documentary will be released later today. Check out the tracks now!
Dark Folk and Americana artist Emma Ruth Rundle has shared a new single, “Return,” her first new music from her forthcoming sixth solo album Engine of Hell. The album is due for release November 5th 2021, via her longtime label Sargent House. This will be her first new music since her last full-length, 2018’s amazing On Dark Horses (Sargent House), aside from her recent collaborative releases with Thou.Rundle has commented on social media recently that this album is just her as a solo act, no band with sparse instrumentation. More details for the album to follow, but in the meantime check out “Return.”
Lingua Ignota’s music has always come with a certain duality as her first three albums cycled through the harshest Industrial textures and the most arresting Neoclassical Darkwave. However, that duality has seemingly been phased out with the release of her fourth full-length, Sinner Get Ready (Sargent House). The walls of noise are considerably subdued in comparison to past outings and the vocals are devoid of screams and distortion, leaving the songs to be primarily driven by sparse piano and organs with layers of melismatic cleans.
It’s near midnight and I’m driving down New Hampshire Route 111. I’m not headed anywhere of importance and have no real sense of urgency. Not another vehicle for miles and the sole sources of light are the moon and the occasional lonely lamppost. The accompaniment for this very calming dark drive is Deafheaven’s latest, Infinite Granite (Sargent House). May seem a bit moody or even scary to others, but this drive and soundtrack make for a wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but here moment for me.
Post-Black Metal band Deafheaven has shared a new single and video, “In Blur,” from their fast-approaching new album, Infinite Granite due August 20th via Sargent House. “In Blur” is the first official video from the album and it was directed by John Bradburn. The video tips its hat to Sisyphus, the Greek Mythology story of rolling the boulder up the hill only for it to roll back down every time it neared the top. Watch the clip now and pre-order the album below.