RECORD CRACK: Boris’ “Pink” album celebrates 10th anniversary this year with a deluxe edition

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It has been ten years since Japan sludge rock trio Boris have released their album Pink and in honor of its 10th anniversary, they are going to release it as a deluxe edition in both the vinyl and CD formats. The LP will be a 3-record set while the compact disc version will be a double disc. The covers for each is just a slight variation of one another, with the vinyl pressing on the left, CD on the right.
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What makes this a deluxe is in addition to a new remaster of Pink, there is an additional album called Pink Sessions “Forbidden Songs” featuring previously unreleased songs done during the Pink session. Here’s the track listing for that:

1. Your Name Part 2
2. Heavy Rock Industry
3. Sofun
4. Non/Sha/Lant
5. Room Noise
6. Talisman
7. N.F.Sorrow
8. Are You Ready?
9. Tiptoe

To give you a slice of the newness, have a listen to track #2 on Pink Sessions “Forbidden Songs” called “Are You Ready?”.

To make things even better, the band are returning to North America for a tour in honor of the reissue that will be released on July 8th so set your coordinates, they’re ready to celebrate and Earth will be joining them on all dates except for the two shows in Canada. Shitstorm will be joining them on all shows, it’s a festival of rock, noise, and mayhem:

July 22 San Diego, CA (The Casbah) !/$
July 23 Phoenix, AZ (Crescent Ballroom) !/$
July 25 Dallas, TX (Trees) !/$
July 26 Austin, TX (The Mohawk) !/$
July 28 Ybor City, FL (The Orpheum) !/$
July 29 Orlando, FL (The Social) !/$
July 30 Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade) !/$
July 31 Asheville, NC (The Orange Peel) !/$
August 1 Nashville, TN (Third Man Records) !/$
August 3 Corrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle) !/$
August 4 Washington, DC (930 Club) !/$
August 5 Brooklyn, NY (Warsaw) !/$
August 6 Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer) !/$
August 7 New Haven, CT (College Street Music Hall) !/$
August 9 Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club) $
August 10 Montreal, QC (Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.) $
August 11 Toronto, ON (Lee’s Palace) !/$
August 12 Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop) !/$
August 13 Grand Rapids, MI (Pyramid Scheme) !/$
August 14 Chicago, IL (Metro) !/$
August 16 Madison, WI (Majestic Theater) !/$
August 17 Minneapolis, MN (Fineline Music Cafe) !/$
August 18 Lawrence, KS (Granada Theatre) !/$
August 19 Denver, CO (Bluebird Theater) !/$
August 20 Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge) !/$
August 22 Seattle, WA (Neumo’s) !/$
August 23 Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom) !/$
August 25 San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore) !/$
August 26 Los Angeles, CA (The Regent Theater) !/$
August 27 Las Vegas, N (Hard Rock Hotel – Psycho Las Vegas) !/$

! = w/ Earth
$ = w/ Shitstorm

VIDEO: Windhand’s “Two Urns”

Grief’s Infernal Flower (Relapse) is the latest album from the gracious Windhand and half a year after its release, it is still as strong and powerful as it was in September. If you’ve had the album for awhile, you’re going to love what they did with the song “Two Urns” but if you’ve been hesitant to get this, maybe this will be the reason for you to get a copy.

VIDEO: Seven Sisters Of Sleep’s “War Master”

Ezekiel’s Hags (Relapse) is the forthcoming album from Seven Sisters Of Sleep to be released oN February 5th. The baby is recorded, mixed and mastered and they began sharing music from it two weeks ago with the song “War Master”. Now you’re able to see the video they made for it, complete with found imagery that may make you go “what the hell is going on?” If so, good, that’s how they want it.

AUDIO: Seven Sisters Of Sleep’s “War Master”

The demons of doomsters are back once again and you know who I’m talking about, right? Well, the person of interest is in the subject line above but it’s SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP, GUNFUNNIT!!! Mark February 5th within your digital databases, as that’s the day SSOS will be reasing a new album called Ezekiel’s Hags (Relapse) and now you can hear one, just one, song from it, the very nice and delicate (right) “War Masters”. Amazon already has the album to pre-order, you may head there below.

FREE DL: Major Kong’s “Galactic Cannibalism” (EP)

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A Polish trio by the name of Major Kong… let’s face it, it couldn’t be any more appropriate. They are a doom metal band who throw in nice slivers of fat and sludge to their sound, which they demonstrate on their new EP released today called Galactic Cannibalism. Stream it in full here, free of charge but consider using the “Name Your Price” option.

VIDEO: Sleep’s full set at Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona last month

When Sleep released their Volume One album in 1991, I was immediately floored. 24 years later, the band continue to show why the remain the best in what they do. I missed out on this when it was announced almost a month ago but the band performed at the Southwest Terror Fest in mid-October, blowing the entire crowd away with their sinister and heavenly dirges. This is the complete 90 minute set, and here is the set list:

  • Dopesmoker
  • Holy Mountain
  • The Clarity
  • Dragonaut
  • Sonic Titan
  • Aquarian
  • Antarcticans Thawed
  • Dopesmoker´╗┐
  • LYRIC VIDEO: The Moth Gatherer’s “Attacus Atlas”

    Out this Friday is a new album from Sweden’s The Moth Gatherer called The Earth Is The Sky (Agonia) and these heavy and intense musicians of the doom and sludge variety (with a hint of post-rock thrown in for the hell of) are presenting a lyric video in support of it, check out “Attacus Atlas”. Get familiar, then wait impatiently for a new slab o’ music from them. This song runs for close to 9 1/2 so let the vibes flow through and immerse yourself in their sinisterisms.

    SOME STUFFS: The Moth Gatherer preparing for release of second LP

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    For a bit of tasty sludge metal with a big hint of doom, you’ll want to look forward to new music from Swedish band The Moth Gatherer. The Earth Is The Sky (Agonia) will be released on the 27th of November so two weeks from now, you’re going to get a nice dose of this heaviness but for now, a slight dose of what you may be floored by with “The Black Antlers”. It’s the band’s second album and for vinyl junkies, the record is being sold in four different color variations (as shown below). pick one or collect them all. Records can be pre-ordered directly from Agonia Records, MP3’s and CD’s can be ordered through by clicking the cover below.

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    AUDIO: Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard’s “Les Paradis Artificiels”

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    The name may sound sinister but perhaps they are, in their own way, ministers. They’re called Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard and they’re happy with that distinction. This band out of Wales are going to release a debut album soon and while it’s great to remember semi-lengthy names, you may also choose to call them MWWB, although doing that means adding an additional syllable. No matter, you’ll get to know the band and you remember them however you’re comfortable with, but I’ll share with you a song from it called “Les Paradis Artificiels”. That may be somewhat difficult for some but if Alex Trebek would be able to say it with ease, then you’ll have to learn to make it flow from your mouth nicely.

    As for the album, it will be titled Noeth Ac Anoeth (New Heavy Sounds) and it only consists of three songs, with an edited version of “Les Paradis Artificiels” being posted for convenience. They’re into this for the long haul and they’re not bothering to take risks, take it or leave it. It may be wise to take it and tell the world about it. The album will be out on December 4th.