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New A/V project includes collaborators from Full of Hell, Chelsea Wolfe +

Posted April 5, 2020, 9:20 a.m.
New A/V project includes collaborators from Full of Hell, Chelsea Wolfe +

Jesse Draxler - Reigning Cement

Revolver is sharing a new project by visual artist Jesse Draxler and Full of Hell's Dylan Walker. Watch "Time reign cemenT" here, from the project titled Reigning Cement. In this collaboration, Walker's composition is paired with a video filmed and directed by Draxler, and edited by Rizz of the band Vowws.

Explaining the project, Draxler says:

The initial idea came from an exercise I had participated in years ago in which the exact same packet of visual assets were sent to multiple collage artists. Each artist was allowed to do whatever they pleased with the materials and once completed the finished artworks were compiled and published in a volume. The idea for Reigning Cement is essentially the same, only instead of visual collages, I approached each of the participating artists with the idea that they create sound collages/songs using only 34 sonic assets I supplied, with one exception: that they may add vocals if they wanted.

Walker adds:

When Jesse approached me to contribute to this project, I was really thrilled...I'm a big fan of his art and I've always wanted to get more involved with providing sound for physical art. Usually in my world, you'd usually see the album art acting as more of a support role to the music itself. I think it's really cool to see that flipped, to see our sounds and noise serve as a support role to his art. Working with his field recordings was a joy and I felt right at home with the jackhammers and crashing stone and cement. I haven't known Jesse for long, but I suspect we share many of the same guiding principles in our work and I'm honored that he brought me on board.

Participating artists include:
Chelsea Wolfe & Ben Chisholm
Dylan Walker (Full of Hell)
Eric Ghoste (Ghostmane)
Exploited Body
Gendo Ikari
Greg Puciato
Intensive Care
Jaye Jayle
Lisa Mungo (F***ed & Bound)
O Future
Planet B
Portrayal of Guilt
Reeko
Shifted
Street Sects
Surachai
Thirst Church
Trentemøller
TR/ST
Uniform
Seb Alvarez (Meth.)
Vowws

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A new double album from IIVII

Posted April 5, 2020, 9:02 a.m.
A new double album from IIVII

Josh Graham-led experimental ambent project IIVII is bac with a double album titled Grinding Teeth/Zero Sleep on April 10.

Consouling Sounds will release the new record, which was mastered by James Plotkin.

IIVII has shared a video for "Sing Your Death Song," shared below. The song features guests Jo Quail (cello), Dana Schechter (steel guitar, Swans), and Billy Graves (drums, A Storm of Light).


GRINDING TEETH1. Crystalline Beasts2. Disappearing Self3. Bell Ringer4. Sing Your Death Song5. Coda. Ascending Ardor6. Wrapped in Linen7. Afterglow (Little Black and White Things)
Kim Thayil – Guitar on Disappearing SelfSarah Pendleton – Violin on Crystalline Beasts and AfterglowJo Quail – Cello on Disappearing Self, Sing Your Death Song and Ascending ArdorDana Schechter – Lap steel guitar on Sing Your Death SongGregory Simons – Drums on Crystalline Beasts. Percussion on Bell Ringer and Afterglow. Keys on Afterglow.Billy Graves – Drums on Sing Your Death SongShane Ocell – Drums on AfterglowBenjamin Weinman – Guitar on Afterglow
ZERO SLEEP1. All of Us Refugees2. Mirrorlike3. This Chrysalis4. Sun and Solace5. White Light6. Beginning7. Sleeping Dreaming8. Coalescing Bodies9. Bliss

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Records Springtime Wreath

Posted April 4, 2020, 2:42 p.m.

Springtime Wreath

photo by Dave Decker

Formed last year and based in central Florida, Wreak will release a self-titled debut LP on New Granada Records next month. The band features former members of Vacancy, Awkward Age, Leviathan Cross, New Mexican Disaster ...

Music News Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's) memoir

Posted April 4, 2020, 12:58 p.m.

Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's) memoir

All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'N' Roll Memoir

On March 31, Happy Publication Day released All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'N' Roll Memoir, by Kathy Valentine. Valentine was basseist for The Go-Go's, whose Beauty and the Beat album reached #1 back ...

Records Last Note on YouTube

Posted April 4, 2020, 11:48 a.m.

Last Note on YouTube

photo by Chris Goyette

Insturmental post-hardcore band Last Note is sharing their upcoming EP on YouTube. The band, which also draws influence from punk, hardcore, and progressive metal, will release the EP digitally on May 22, and is a ...

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Music News A new visual history book of 13th Floor Elevators

Posted April 4, 2020, 11:21 a.m. in Music News by Loren

A new visual history book of 13th Floor Elevators

image courtesy of Anthology Editions

Written and curated by Paul Drummond and published by Anthology Editions, a new book titled 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History will be available on ...

Records New LP from Umbra Vitae

Posted April 4, 2020, 10:51 a.m. in Records by Loren

New LP from Umbra Vitae

Umbra Vitae - Shadow of Life

The ferocious Umbra Vitae has announced a full-length album called Shadow of Life, set for a May 1 release on Deathwish Inc. The band features ...


Shadow of Life track listing:
1. Decadence Dissolves2. Ethereal Emptiness3. Atheist Aesthetic4. Mantra of Madness5. Fear is a Fossil6. Polluted Paradise7. Intimate Inferno8. Return to Zero9. Blood Blossom10. Shadow of Life Umbra Vitae is:
Jacob Bannon: Vocals, Lyrics (Converge, Wear Your Wounds, Blood From the Soul)Mike McKenzie: Guitars, Vocals (The Red Chord, Wear Your Wounds, Stomach Earth)Sean Martin: Guitars, Vocals (ex-Hatebreed, Wear Your Wounds, Twitching Tongues)Greg Weeks: Bass (The Red Chord, Labor Hex, etc)Jon Rice: Drums (ex-Job for a Cowboy, Uncle Acid, etc)

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Records New Nadja + Hypnodrone Ensemble cassettes

Posted April 4, 2020, 10:38 a.m. in Records by Loren

New Nadja + Hypnodrone Ensemble cassettes

photo by Loren Green

Germany's Midira Records has announced two new cassettes, both originally intended for sale ale live shows featuring Nadja and Hynodrone Ensemble. Nadja's SV ...

Both tapes are available here.

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MP3s Iceage release track for charity

Posted April 3, 2020, 7:49 p.m. in MP3s by Loren

Iceage release track for charity

Iceage - Lockdown Blues

Iceage have addressed the ongoing COVID-19 situation with a new song called "Lockdown Blues." The song, embedded below, considers the global isolation individual's are ...


We’ve felt the urge to touch base now that the physical touch has been suspended and contribute an effort to raise spirit In the face of adversity. Our thoughts are with all those in jeopardy to the many various horrors in relation to the crisis, those situated on the front lines and those who are direly compromised. Stay safe, take care and keep up the good fight, Iceage.

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Records FRND CRCL share a new song

Posted April 3, 2020, 7:23 p.m. in Records by Loren

FRND CRCL share a new song

FRND CRCL -- another band who spells their name in a manner that makes it mandatory to accompany the post with a "prounced as" aside ("Friend ...

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Records Mountaineer share new material

Posted April 3, 2020, 6:52 p.m. in Records by Loren

Mountaineer share new material

On May 22, Mountaineer will release a new album named Bloodletting on Lifeforce Records. But today the band unveiled a single from the forthcoming record ...

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Shows The Fest 19 announces wave 1 of artists

Posted April 3, 2020, 6:39 p.m. in Shows by Loren

The Fest 19 announces wave 1 of artists

artwork by Richard Minino (Horsebites)

In a period with a lot of bad news, The Fest is back with something to look forward to. Provided COVID-19 lets up, The Fest ...

Tickets are on sale now.

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