Isis To Reissue Oceanic in November


Post-metal pioneers ISIS are set to reissue their classic 2002 LP Oceanic this November, fully remastered and featuring new packaging.

The reissue follows remasters of Celestial in 2013 and Panopticon earlier in 2014. “With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last,” explained drummer Aaron Harris. “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of Weight it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

Oceanic was remastered by Mika Jussila with artwork revisions by Aaron Turner, and hits the stores November 3rd via Ipecac.

ISIS released their final studio album, Wavering Radiant, in 2009.

Oceanic track listing:

1. The Beginning and the End
2. The Other
3. False Light
4. Carry
5. –
6. Maritime
7. Weight
8. From Sinking
9. Hym

ISIS were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 19 and Aaron Turner spoke in-depth about Panopticon recently in issue 50 – both  available to order from our back issues store here:

Video premiere: MoE ‘Let Them Dance’

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Photo: Andre Løyning

Norway’s noise rock trio MoE release their third LP, entitled 3, this week – and we have the video premiere of album track Let Them Dance right here.

The video, showing the band members – Guro Skumsnes Moe (Bass, vocals) Joakim Heibø Johansen (Drums) and Håvard Skaset (Guitar) – dancing with senior citizens at a retirement centre, was directed by Andre Løyning. “This album is our attempt to create universal music, music that gets heads nodding across continents,” says guitarist Håvard Skaset.

3 is out now via Fysisk Format. Watch the official video premiere for Let Them Dance now:

Red Fang announced as second headliner for Desertfest London 2015


Portland, OR heavyweights Red Fang have been confirmed as second headliners for the London edition of Desertfest 2015.

Red Fang will join the previously announced stoner kings Sleep, with Orange Goblin and My Sleeping Karma also set to appear over the weekend, and many more acts to be announced in the coming months.

Now in its fourth year celebrating all things stoner, doom, sludge and psych, Desertfest 2015 takes place April 24-26th in various venues in Camden, London, UK. Tix are on sale HERE

Red Fang were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 46, available to order

Now streaming: L’Ira del Baccano ‘Terra 42′

Italian “doomdelic instrumental rock” crew L’Ira del Baccano return with their second full-length Terra 42, a melting pot of Hawkwind, Rush and Sabbath, and you can hear the whole LP right here this week.

The quartet, featuring Alessandro “Drughito” Santori (guitar/synth/”direction and architecture”), Malerba (guitar/synth), Sandro “Fred” Salvi (drums) and Luca Primo (bass) previously released their debut Si Non Sedes Is…Live, a 56-minute live recording, followed by a split EP with Watermelon Time, and Terra 42 marks their first studio LP and first for Subsound Records.

Check out the full album, in stores now, below:

Mike Patton and Anthony Pateras form tētēma


Following the recent news of Faith No More’s comeback single and LP and the return to the live fold of Fantômas, Ipecac Recordings have announced that the tireless Mike Patton has completed work on the debut set from a brand new duo: tētēma.

Also featuring Australian composer/pianist Anthony Pateras, the pair’s debut recording, entitled Geocidal, is due for release this December.

“Geocidal started when I locked myself in an ex-convent in rural France for 10 days to think about rhythm and sound,” explains Pateras, who has to date released eighteen albums under a variety of monikers, including Thymolphthalein and Pivixki, solo works on Tzadik, a film soundtrack on Editions Mego, and a 5-CD box set of his work for keyboards, orchestra and percussion.  “I then went to Paris to record the drums and prepared piano with Will Guthrie… that was the first thing to go down, then all kinds of analogue electronics, followed by orchestrations including strings, winds, brass and orchestral percussion. This process took about a year and a half, and we started to add vocals in January of this year when I visited Mike in San Francisco. We had the craziest 48 hours together, and somewhere in between finishing each other’s thoughts, it became apparent to us that this music was going to be very, very special.”

He continues: “The interesting thing about the record is that every element is recorded in a different city, and this gives the sound a displaced, almost vaporous intensity – it comes from both everywhere and nowhere. Everything on the record is played live – there are no samples, no sequencing, everything is handcrafted and performed by a human. This is not a Luddite manifesto, it was more a desire to base everything in this music on feel and instinct – to never be told what to do by a machine and embrace the temporal fecundity which comes out of that.”

Geocidal hits the stores on December 8th via Ipecac Recordings.

Tomahawk were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 41, available to order here:

Mike Patton was on the cover of issue 26, available in digital edition here:

Goatsnake To Release New Album In 2015


Goatsnake are set to return with a brand new album in 2015, their first since 2000′s Flower Of Disease.

The new full-length from the doom/stoner legends, reunited in 2010 following an extended hiatus, is due to hit the stores via Southern Lord, and features the line-up of Greg Rogers (The Obsessed, Sonic Medusa) on drums, Greg Anderson (Sunn O))) etc) on guitar and Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool, Earthlings?) on vocals, along with new bassist Scott Renner (Sonic Medusa, Sourvein).

The as-yet-untitled album was once again recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Ghost). Stay tuned for more details.

Video premiere: Foscor ‘Graceful Pandora’

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Barcelona metallers Foscor (‘Darkness’ in Catalan) have released the video for Graceful Pandora, taken from their forthcoming album Those Horrors Wither.

The first track to be premiered from their fourth LP (due on November 25th), the striking video was directed and edited by guitarist Falke in collaboration with Adriá Escanilla (camera) and RFH photography. Watch it now:

The Graceful Pandora 7″ will be released on October 2ndpre-order the single now through Alone Records webstore

Faith No More unveil artwork for forthcoming single


Faith No More have unveiled the artwork (above) for their forthcoming comeback single, Motherfucker.

The brand new track, taken from their upcoming album produced by Bill Gould and due for release in 2015, will see a limited edition 7-inch release of 5000 copies on Record Store Day’s Black Friday on Nov. 28, followed by a digital release on Dec. 9.

Motherfucker was recently premiered at Hyde Park in London, and will be the first release from Faith No More’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, distributed by Patton’s Ipecac Recordings.

Faith No More’s as-yet-untitled full-length, the first since 1997′s Album Of The Year, is due for release in May 2015.

It’s official: New Faith No More LP due in April 2015!

Godflesh Release New Song ‘Imperator’

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Industrial metal legends (and issue 50 cover stars) Godflesh have released another new track from their upcoming full-length A World Lit Only By Fire.

Entitled Imperator, the track is a more melodic follow-up to the previously released New Dark Ages, and unmistakably, vintage Godflesh. A World Lit Only By Fire, the band’s first LP in 13 years, is out on October 6th via Avalanche Recordings. Feast your ears on Imperator now:

Godflesh were recently on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 50! Order your copy from our back issues store here:

Denovali offer free 26-track sampler ahead of Swingfest Essen


Denovali Records have posted a free 26-track sampler ahead of Swingfest, which returns to Weststadthalle, Essen this October following the recent London and Berlin editions.

As usual, the festival line-up is largely built around the German label’s roster, with select non-label artists sharing the stage with Denovali staples. This year’s Essen line-up features issue 47 cover stars Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore and The Haxan Cloak alongside Denovali artists like Petrels, Ensemble Economique, Pan & Me, Origamibiro, and many more.

Denovali Swingfest takes place 2nd -5th October 2014. For the full line-up and ticket info visit:

Stream the free sampler for this year’s event, featuring 26 tracks from 23 artists performing at the festival, below. To download the sampler, visit