Two songs from Melvins in a quartet formation, four songs from the Eagle Twin duo. In between all that rock, a promise of hellish soundscapes to rain upon us all during summer time, courtesy of a Gnaw Their Tongues & Crowhurst union.
Eagle Twin stream thunderous new record
One of the most anticipated albums of this year over here, Eagle Twin‘s «The Thundering Heard (Songs Of Hoof And Horn)» is set for release tomorrow and can already be heard, all you have to do is scroll down and hit play. As the first released song «Heavy Hoof» suggested, we stand before an easy contender for album of the year.
Interestingly, the band’s vocalist/guitarist Gentry Densley recently revealed in an interview to Noisey (definitely recommended reading material) that the aforementioned «Heavy Hoof» was in fact the first song that him and drummer Tyler Smith wrote together as Eagle Twin and the one who got Greg Anderson to sign them to Southern Lord.
Gnaw Their Tongues & Crowhurst to release collaboration
This summer, two of the most prolific names in the black metal / noise transition will release their first collaborative effort. More concretely, Gnaw Their Tongues and Crowhurst, of Mories and Jay Gambit respectively, have recorded a collaboration entitled «Burning Ad Infinitum», which features guest vocals from The Howling Void‘s Ryan Wilson and Caïna‘s Andy Curtis-Brignell (these days also a member of Crowhurst).Mastered by James Plotkin, its artwork, already revealed and displayed below, is also the result of a collaboration, this one between Brandon Geurts and Caroline Harrison.
«Burning Ad Infinitum» is set for release later this year by Crown and Throne.
Recall that Gnaw Their Tongues have just recently released that beast of an album above by the name of «Genocidal Majesty», one of the most electronic pieces in the band’s catalogue. As for Crowhurst, although their 2017 was abnormally quiet for their standards, they are set to go to Kurt Ballou‘s Godcity studios this summer to record «III», which has as been announced for a while will feature appearances from the likes of Tony Wakeford from Sol Invictus and Ethan McCarthy from Primitive Man.
Melvins release second single from «Pinkus Abortion Technician»
In about one month, the Melvins will hit another milestone and release their first album featuring two bassists in every song, entitled «Pinkus Abortion Technician». As the anticipation grows, the band has released a video for the record’s second song «Embrace The Rub», which was directed by Mackie Osborne and can be seen below.
In «Pinkus Abortion Technician», the Melvins’ legendary core of Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover is joined by Redd Kross and OFF!‘s bassist Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus from the mighty Butthole Surfers. It should be noted that both man have participated in previous records, with McDonald having played bass in «War Pussy», part of «Basses Loaded» and last year’s «A Walk with Love & Death», whereas Pinkus played in 2014’s «Hold It In» as well as in one song of «Basses Loaded».
As the title of the piece suggests, «Embrace The Rub» is not the first song from the upcoming album to have been revealed. Below, recall or discover the record’s opener «Stop Moving to Florida»
«Pinkus Abortion Technician» is set for release through Ipecac on April 20. Pre-orders are available at this location. After its release, the band with the record’s formation will embark on a little ten-week tour through the US and Canada, whose dates can be checked here.