Xeno Ooze is a three-piece hive-minded grindcore outfit from the scorching Sonoran deserts of Phoenix, Arizona. Formed in 2018 by ex-members of Glitterbomb and Drogheda, Xeno Ooze weaves elements of death metal, crust, power violence and oozing science fiction into a sludgy conglomerate of mach-speed blasting, pummeling riffs, and gutturals from the maws of The Old Ones themselves. Slimewave continues the aesthetic of their 2019 debut “Parasligm Shift” by remaining consistent in their toxic choice of artwork and subverting the expectations of grind.
Cavernous. Brooding. Bleak. Thorn is a one-man project from Phoenix, Arizona specializing in the foreboding and ominous. Weaving elements of death metal, doom, post and grind, the debut release “The Encompassing Nothing” is the ideal soundscape for worshipping pagan gods and making offerings to unknown entities. Created by the guitarist from Xeno Ooze and Glitterbomb.
This is one of those projects I love to promote because of there sheer amount of talking points. Publications will have a field day with this one, for better or worse. Extinction is an aggressively environmentally conscious slam band that weaves samples into the chaotic music to tell a story. Their new album Smouldering Enfoulment is a natural continuation of their 2019 demo Anthropogenic Degradation of Ecosystemic Vegetation and the amount of progression made since last year is very impressive. From the composition to the production, this is a chunky album that delivers on it’s promise to crusade for nature.
This is the debut release from Aeons Abyss who have since released a single and have a forthcoming album in 2021 with additional members for live performances. This duo are a rising star in the underground Australian death metal scene. Below is the press release for the debut, but I work on a lot of Aeons Abyss’ albums as they were my first client who got me into doing PR, so keep an eye out for the news in 2021.
Eternal Rest are an industrious death metal band from Brisbane, Australia with connections to American Labels and Swedish sound engineer/genius Dan Swano, who mixed the band’s 2019 release ‘The Picture Of Hatred’. With a lot more to say the band aren’t ready to relax yet, they are currently working on some brutal new material to elevate their craft, this monstrous release will be hitting our ears mid 2020.