Released on April 1st, this split by Montreal’s Dark Circles and Oakland, CA’s Abstracter is one terrifying release, with some of the best output by either band. Made up of six songs, the split contains animalistic D-beat courtesy of the former and megaton doom courtesy of Abstracter, each half lovingly flavored with
With all of the fucking madness that is happening around the world on a daily basis, music is an outlet for me and many others to release the anger we have inside! When you’re feeling like the walls of oppression are closing in all around you, it’s good to listen
Okay CVLT Nation fans, friends and family, time to take a seat for what is surely going to be a highlight in your music/audio consumption of early 2016. Relentless, primal, furious, and yes, bestial (as stated in our premiere of the first track “No Beyond” a few weeks back) are
TEN – Deveikuth VII-π-III The amount of power and drone-tastic guitar tones that comes from this band’s amps is reminiscent of the almighty Sunn O))). I understand that making that claim is potentially controversial, but one listen to Deveikuth and any drone metal fan will see the similarities. Deveikuth is basically what
Text and: Adam Murray On the fourteenth night of October, 2015, Glendale was alive with the sound of thunder, both from the sky and the Complex bar. Missed the first band, Dead To A Dying World, unfortunately, as I had heard of them and was curious. However, L.A. rain and
Photos: Josh Ford Every October, as the summer sun finally recedes into its own burning torment, the shadows in Tucson, Arizona come out to play for Southwest Terror Fest. 2015 marks the festival’s fourth iteration, with last year’s third volume containing titanic sets from the likes of Sunn O))), Neurosis
Attention SoCal and Arizona peeps, listen up: Bay Area-based blackened sludge/crust heathens Abstracter are embarking on their first ever tour (you can RSVP to the tour here), a small five-day incursion that will involve mostly selected shows in Southern California, but that will also culminate at this year’s Southwest Terror Fest (you can RSVP
Three awesome dudes from the Oakland-based grindcore band Infinite Waste (namely madmen Jamison, Kevin, and Matt) were rad enough to have the brilliant idea to put together a compilation of Bay Area-based bands to give out for free at this year’s first edition of California Deathfest this weekend in Oakland, to show visitors and outsiders attending
We are so excited to release our seventh comp today, a re-envisioning of a genre-defining classic album, AMEBIX’s Arise!. Plagues, Abstracter, Druglust, Coltsblood, American, Agrimonia, Okus and Larvae have all done their crushing takes on songs that live in the punk and metal hall of fame! We couldn’t be happier
You read that right: this year’s Southwest Terror Fest IV has welcomed Bay Area crushers ABSTRACTER to their already stellar lineup! We just streamed their blasphemous new release Wound Empire – listen here. This sludge/doom band will no doubt destroy the stage in Tucson this October with their massive drones!
The music of Abstracter always seems to have an underlying melancholic tone, which is mainly derived from their use of ambiance. In tracks such as “Open Veins,” this aspect of the band becomes instantly apparent, without meaning that melancholy is the only weapon in their arsenal. The manner in which they build up anticipation with the creeping start of “Lightless,” and the more unearthly perspective of Abstracter in songs such as “Cruciform,” reveals the depth to which this act can travel in terms of sonic versatility.
It’s the first week of 2015, but while listening to the new ABSTRACTER album Wound Empire I found myself thinking of the last days. This band has crafted a brooding soundtrack for the apocalypse! Every song opens heavy unseen doors of despair and behind them are the broken dreams of