New Music From Bands to Watch: Steak Number Eight, Call of the Void, In the Silence
All three of these bands will be making serious waves in the metal scene over the course of the next few months and years, not just here but everywhere. I guarantee!
Last we checked in with Steak Number Eight they were running around the streets in giant animal costumes chasing down a malicious poo-slinging banana. Their latest video for a new song called “Black Eyed” is on the more serious side but it’s no less ass-kicking: the clip shows the band in their element — a cramped, sweaty, raucous basement show with the band playing on the floor — getting crazy with their fans. Like the video, this new song — from the band’s forthcoming album The Hutch — shows a much more aggressive side of Steak Number Eight than we’d heard before. The Hutch comes out in late April via Indie Recordings.
Back when Call of the Void were called Ironhorse (a whole 4 months ago!) we featured them in our Unsigned and Unholy column. We also featured them all the way back in 2008. Now these grind n’ rollers done gone and signed to Relapse Records and changed their name (and, since 2008, their sound)! Check out a brand new song called “Bottom Feeder” below courtesy of Invisible Oranges. Dragged Down A Dead End Path comes out on March 19th, and the band will be touring plenty in support of it (dates here).
A press release touting Sacramento’s In the Silence as “dark/progressive” piqued my interest enough to check out the band’s new album, and I’m really glad I did. The press release name-checks Katatonia, Porcupine Tree and Opeth as their musical forebears, and that is most certainly accurate; In the Silence are definitely dark in tonality and they’re certainly proggy, but their music is also really accessible like all three of the aforementioned. The debut (!) album A Fair Dream Gone Mad will be released on April 19th but you can listen to four tracks in full below (via Bandcamp):