Unconventionally and emotionally sounding metal duo The Moth Gatherer have made their entire new album available for streaming prior to release date. The debut full-length entitled A Bright Celestial Light will hit the shops on CD and vinyl on the 16th of April worldwide via Agonia Records. It can now be listened to in full via the SoundCloud player below.

Haraball is the result of the joyful friction that arises when cocky ex-straightedgers meet highbrow elitist punks, unloading a sharp and ultra-consistent style of old-school hardcore. And now the Norwegian hardcore punk outfit is preparing to unleash their debut album, Sleep Tall, this May via Fysisk Format. Blast the album’s third raging track “Jeremy Smoked” just below, now.

Franchise is a four-piece alternative post-hardcore band from New Jersey. After months of back-and-forth texting and brainstorming, its members brought their diverse influences and talents together in the Winter of 2013 to create something genuine, driving, and powerful. After one session in a hot, dingy rehearsal room in the New Jersey suburbs, Franchise hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back since. Franchise recently debuted the first track off their upcoming full-length expected Summer 2013.

Progressive rock/metal outfit Anciients are streaming their Season of Mist debut, Heart of Oak in it’s entirety – listen below. Named “One of 2013’s most anticipated albums” (Decibel), Anciients’s Heart of Oak is poised to become one of early 2013’s most anticipated albums. The modern, progressive quartet craft songs as nuanced and expressive as the range of human emotion, without eschewing their hard rock/heavy metal roots.

Swedish epic Doom Metallers Memory Garden has launched the third and final single taken off their upcoming new album Doomain online. Head below and hit play to hear “Daughters Of The Sea”! Doomain will be released April 12th/15th via Metal Blade Records in Europe and on April 16th in North America. Doomain was recorded at Annoying Sound Factory and SolnaSound Recording by the band with a little assistance engineering from Mike Wead (King Diamond) during the lead guitar sessions. The mix was done by Dan Swanö at Unisound.

Relapse Records is extremely excited to announce the signing of Brooklyn, NY blackened sludge trio Mortals! Formed in 2010, Mortals have quickly built a reputation for their harrowing concoction of black metal, stoner-swamp-sludge and doom metal. The band will be entering the studio this Summer to record their Relapse Records full-length debut and follow up to their critically acclaimed, self-released EP Death Ritual. Listen to the title track from the EP below, yo!