Newly available for coverage are three new ear-raping releases from Crucial Blast... the latest releases from GNAW THEIR TONGUES, NADJA and TREES.
Coming in August will be the debut full-length from NOISM as well; more info to follow soon.

GNAW THEIR TONGUES - An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood

GNAW THEIR TONGUES, an enigmatic project from the Netherlands that has wowed fans of messed-up heaviosity with the phenomenal 'Reeked, Pained and Shuddering' CD that was released on Paradigms along with a host of super-limited CDR and cassette releases, is joining the Crucial Blast roster for the CD release of the new full length 'An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood', which was released as a limited edition vinyl release at the beginning of 2008 on Burning World Records. This undefinable mass of black amorphic horror is one of the most intense listens we've engaged in recently, a nihilistic pit of howling orchestral strings and blackened abstract doom, operatic female voices plunging into a fetid sewer of filth and blackness, equal parts avant black metal and splattered sludge and symphonic horror movie score. An overwhelming deathscape scrawled in jagged figures across pieces like "My body is not a vessel, nor a temple. It's a repulsive pile of sickness" or "Sawn asunder and left for the beasts", and flecked with moments of unbelievably crushing beauty that may surprise fans of GNAW THEIR TONGUES's previous work. 

MP3 track excerpts from 'An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood':

"My Body Is Not A Vessel, Nor A Temple. It's A Repulsive Pile Of Sickness":   "Teeth That Leer Like Open  Graves":  "Sawn Asunder And Left For The Beasts":


TREES - Light's Bane

The debut album from the Portland quartet TREES delivers two epic tracks of monolithic, blackened doom metal with a twisted, noise-damaged approach and a dank basement vibe. TREES craft glacial abstract riffs and rivers of ashen amplifier goo that fans of feedback-laden heaviosity will find highly satisfying, a kind of grinding, slow-motion black hole psychedelia that has a similar hypnotic death-ritual quality as artists like Bloody Panda and Khanate, but with their own unique trance state of swirling guitar textures, horrific jet black dronescapes and ghoulish, excoriating vocals. Features members of the PDX psych-sludge outfit Tecumseh (Important Records). 

MP3 track excerpts from 'Light's Bane':

"Nothing":"Black" :  


NADJA - Desire In Uneasiness

Following a wave of recent reissues and re-recorded versions of older CD-R titles, 'Desire In Uneasiness' is an album of all new material from the acclaimed Canadian dreamsludge weavers NADJA. Five colossal jams of eternally-fuzzy, ethereal dirge that are powered by the interlocking bass guitars of Leah Buckareff and Aidan Baker, who set loose a wave of monstrous grinding bass riffs amidst a fog of beautiful, swirling electronic effects. 'Desire In Uneasiness' also marks the first NADJA album to feature a live drummer in place of the drum machine programming that has driven the band's previous recordings, and the difference in the band's sound is apparent from the first crushing beats of album opener 'Disambiguation'. The organic drumming here takes NADJA's music into new realms of spacious jazzy exploration, dubby rhythms and cavernous psychedelia, while also delivering some of the band's most grooving, crushing hypno-bliss yet. Desire also stands out from the rest of the NADJA catalog for it's bizarre artwork that Aidan commissioned from his friend The Reverend Aitor. Aitor's bright, bold lines and textured magic marker artwork gives the gatefold jacket we've presented this disc in the look of a twisted children's book on acid, with weird images of chickens, trees growing through chairs, and more. You'll find the dates for the upcoming US-shows here.

MP3 track excerpts from 'Desire In Uneasiness':
"Uneasy Desire":


Crucial Blast will release the debut CD from Japan's instrumental avant-death shred machine NOISM on August 26th. Noism was formed by guitarist Yoshiro Hamazaki and programmer Tomoyuki Akiyama in 1999 in Tokyo, Japan, and from the beginning the band has  focused on creating intensely complex and crushing death/grind using programmed drums, brain-melting riffs and dissonant shred, which is chopped up and processed into abstract death blasts that defy physics. Early on, NOISM utilized vocals and bass guitar but as the band continued to develop their unique, glitched-out chop shop of Planet Mu-style beats delivered at truly meth'd levels of chaos fused with sweeping technical death metal, those more "organic" elements were phased out. The band self released a few demos, like 2000's 'Brutality And Complexity', released songs digitally through the Net, and appeared on the 2006 compilation Drummachinegun from Relapse Records, but prior to 2008, they had yet to release a real body of work. When Tomoyuki relocated to the US in 2002, the members of Noism began to compose new music long-distance through file sharing, and finally created their first mini-album, ± , which is being issued through Crucial Blast in summer of 2008.
More info coming soon on this release...