The Grindhouse | Spread Thin, Fostermother, Supermodel Taxidermy & More New Loudness

For my money, Wednesday is the heaviest day of the week. There, I said it. And I’m not taking it back. Why is it so heavy, you ask? Well, if you don’t know, I’m not going to tell you. I don’t have to justify myself to you or anybody else. But here’s a hint: It has something to do with the videos and singles below. If you’re so smart, you figure it out:


Spread Thin | Friendly Deception

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Spread Thin are bringing their unique blend of hardcore from Wisconsin to the world with their upcoming debut album World Of Snakes, which drops on July 27. They have already released the single Factory Job, and now they are following it up with the video for Friendly Deception, delivering down-tempo hardcore energy, and showing off a side of the band that fans will no doubt eat up. They say: “We wanted an aggressive record with no filler. We feel we achieved what we sought out to record, but this is the beginning of where we want to go from here. Our very first demos as a band were a mix of old ideas from previous projects, and we felt very early that was not the sound we wanted to make and what we should be making as a group. The single is about when you’ve had someone close to you, who you trusted completely, ever fuck you over. This one’s for you.”

Fostermother | King To A Dead Tree

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Fostermother are a heavy rock band founded in 2019 in Houston by multi-instrumentalist Travis Weatherred, quickly joined by bassist Stephen Griffin. The band made an impression within the stoner and doom scene with their massive-sounding 2020 self-titled debut. Their sophomore album The Ocean reached No. 20 on the Doom Charts Top 100 albums of 2022. With drummer Jason Motamedi officially rounding out the lineup, Fostermother recorded their third album Echo Manor, pushing their sound into heavy psych territory with hints of post-rock and progressive rock. It was produced, mixed and mastered by Weatherred, with an artwork by Kimberly Weatherred. It will be issued on Aug. 23.”

Supermodel Taxidermy | The Hanging Tree

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Coming off their headlining performance at Rock The Rails in Fort McMurray, and their set at Alternative Waves Festival in Medicine Hat, Supermodel Taxidermy have a new video for their track The Hanging Tree to get fans warmed up for the pit for their next upcoming show dates in Saskatchewan and Lethbridge with legendary Montreal punks Ripcordz. The Hanging Tree is off the trio’s new album At What Cost, released this past May. The band comment: “This song was found in one of Reilly’s lyric books. Shawn revised it to suit his singing style but lyrically its content was crossed over from Reilly’s story of an actual hanging tree into Shawn’s vision of paganism and the cycle of death and regrowth. It’s 196 bpm of pure metal.”

Gigantum | Monkey King

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Gigantum, a dynamic new force in the Los Angeles, heavy music scene, announce the upcoming release of their debut self-titled album full of dirty tuneage that will attract the ears of anyone into heavy rock n’ roll. Kicking off this exciting journey is their first single Monkey King, based on the legend of the famous Chinese figure Sun Wukong. Singer-bassist Mia X shares the backstory of how the track came to be: “Mark was telling me about this monkey that ate the sun which I found intriguing and wanted to learn more about, so I started looking up monkeys in Chinese mythology and found out about this compelling monkey with a very wild story that went on for centuries who is known as Sun Wukong. So I wrote all these lyrics for him and guess what? Wrong monkey. I’m glad that I stumbled upon him though. A very interesting deity.”

Traumatony | Womb Of The Desecrated

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Regurgitated in 2012, the international slam band Traumatomy aggressively march forward with their ninth album Triumph of Enslavement, coming out July 5. The second single Womb Of The Desecrated is out now, and coupled with the first single Consumed Into Nothing, they provide a glimpse of the brutal music that can be expected in the EP. The band say: “This may be the most groovy track on the album. For fans of true slamming brutal death metal. It’s very different from the previous single in that it’s more groove-heavy, which shows that we can find a different approach to composing and structuring music.” Womb Of The Desecrated epitomizes the essence of Traumatomy’s sound: slammy, primitive, crushing, gnarly, and brutal. The new EP promises to be faster, more brutal, and rawer than ever before, solidifying their status in the brutal death metal genre.”

Dream Heavy | Song In The Dark

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Dream Heavy are a melodic and enchanting world folk-metal group that weaves together ethereal vocals, rich harmonies, intricate guitar and violin melodies, and a diverse rhythm section that keeps audiences enraptured from start to finish. As the band is hitting the road for music festivals across British Columbia, they are announcing their latest single Song In The Dark. It is a melodic/progressive metal journey with a primitive tribal feel. The song is the story of our species’ evolution from our earliest awareness of the self and our awe at the universe around us to the brilliant, violent, destructive, and arrogant beings we have become. The band explain: “This song was truly a band effort … Our producer/engineer Jane Aurora at Arrival Sounds was also hugely instrumental in influencing the overall “tone” and feel of the song. With the addition of Mary Ancheta’s phenomenal synthesized strings soundscapes and wicked licks, the song truly came to life!”