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February 2019

POWER ELECTRONICS AUTEUR ALBERICH BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH “UNITY HOUSE,” ANNOUNCES ALBUM

Contemporary industrial act Alberich doesn’t just have a distaste for convention—he’s built a career from outright destroying musical norms. That commitment to outsider arts blazes mightily on the prolific producer’s new single, “Unity House.” This is the first single off Alberich’s forthcoming noise-art LP Quantized Angel, which will be released via Hospital Productions on April 12.

SUNN O))) REVEAL INFORMATION ABOUT A SPECIAL RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE OF ‘LIFE METAL’

Sunn O))) are pleased to collaborate with Record Store Day (#RSD19) to release Life Metal for the first time on CD and vinyl (US) & vinyl (UK/EU) on April 13th via USA/UK/EU indie retail. April 26th marks the official release date of the CD, digital and all other vinyl via Southern Lord, and CD and LP will be available to order fro Sunn O))) and Southern Lord stores on April 19th.

HELMS ALEE DIVE DEEP INTO MARINE PSYCHEDELIA WITH “INTERACHNID”

After more than a decade of existence, five studio albums, and a slew of EPs, it’s easy to imagine Helms Alee continuing on in perpetuity as one of those tightly-guarded artists with an extensive catalog of treasures just waiting for the uninitiated to discover the depths of their riches. But things are going to change with the release of their fifth album, Noctiluca, due out April 26 via Sargent House; the album continues Helms Alee’s tradition of blending girthy sludge riffs, deceptively clever compositions, lush instrumentation, and transcendental melodies into a potent standalone sound and proves why the band has rightfully stuck around all these years.

LOW DOSE GET “LOW” WITH LATEST TRACK FROM DEBUT LP

Low Dose is a band that can take a punch. Whether we’re talking the dissolution of past projects, or the crumbling of a marriage, the quartet live with a resiliency that translates to their truculent sound. Any speculation of that fact can be laid to rest with one listen to their latest single, “Low,” which opens their forthcoming debut LP.

COLD CAVE CONQUER THE “PROMISED LAND”

As they prepare for a large-scale North American tour and close out their second sold-out show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery tonight, COLD CAVE have unveiled a new single. Titled “Promised Land,” the track was mixed by Chris Coady and mastered by Bob Weston, and showcases COLD CAVE at the peak of their powers; propulsive, synth-heavy darkwave that marries vocalist Wes Eisold’s signature stormy croon with Amy Lee’s lustrous and shimmery timbre. Check out the enigmatic new music video directed by Travis Shinn and Jeremy Danger on YouTube.

ELIZABETH COLOR WHEEL REVEALS RIPPING DEBUT ALBUM OPENER “PINK PALM”

Already one of the year’s most anticipated releases, Elizabeth Colour Wheel's debut album Nocebo is a masterclass in both aggression and reflection. Backed by San Fransisco-based label The Flenser, the experimental five-piece is poised to dominate 2019 with its thunderous blend of shoegaze, metal, and noise rock. After listening to album opener “Pink Palm,” that prediction becomes clear.