Archive for the ‘featured’ Category

Sucker For Punishment: Dig Your Fingers In

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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For some crazy reason the Canadian province of Alberta is on one hell of a roll when it comes to metal these days. The underground extreme side is thriving, yielding death metalers Revenge, primitive thrashers Blackrat, grind aces Wake, and old-school speed metal upstarts Gatekrashör. The Weir delivers first-rate noise, Chron Goblin excel at stoner rock, Death Toll Rising is tremendous tech ...

Dronouncement: New Wrekmeister Harmonies Album, “Then It All Came Down!”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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A little over a year ago, we debuted a stream of Wrekmeister Harmonies' You've Always Meant so Much to Me, a harrowing piece of modernist drone from mastermind JR Robinson (the Alan Moore-looking dude above). We dug it a lot,  so we are super psyched to let you know that he's already recorded a follow-up, Then It All Came Down, and it's coming out October 21. Featuring members of Indian, ...

Eye On the Baal: Exclusive Das Rad Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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Check out our exclusive stream below of Toronto psych-metallers Das Rad cleverly embedding a subversive catchiness into the fuzzy, atmospheric doom of "Eye of Baal," a track off the band's upcoming debut full-length Radiation. And if you like the Hawkwind-meets-shoegaze-meets-Can vibe, there's another preview track here. ...

STREAMING: Nocturnal Poisoning “Doomgrass”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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As one of the greats of American black metal Xasthur left its mark on the indelible and the hard-won. Sadly, Xasthur, as of 2010, is no more but the legacy of main black Scott Conner carries on in not-so-new project, Nocturnal Poisoning. Certainly a sound to divide fans right down the middle of Xasthur's "X", Nocturnal Poisoning has less to do with black metal and more to with bluegrass ...

STREAMING: Apostle of Solitude’s “Luna”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, September 8th, 2014

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What a bummer. Summer is officially over. It's Monday. Our readers who aren't chronic truants are back in school. Pretty much the only upside is that our managing editor's beloved New York Jets started the season with a win, a nice start to their inevitable 8-8 finish. With that in mind, how about a little doom metal from Indianapolis to start off your fall? Decibel is premiering the track ...

KILLING IS MY BUSINESS: A Peek Inside Profound Lore & Housecore Records

By: Etan Rosenbloom Posted in: featured, killing is my business On: Monday, September 8th, 2014

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From a listener perspective, the most important department at any record label is the A&R department. They're the folks that sift through demos and pitches from pushy managers and attorneys to decide which acts you can buy at your local Walmart (or wherever you pick up your Krieg records). And while the A&R capacity of a label is surely an important one, picking bands is just a small part ...

Cremator From Ghoul Answers Fans’ Burning Questions

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, videos On: Monday, September 8th, 2014

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Super sick gore-obsessed metallers Ghoul just kicked off a tour with Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil in support of the band's recent limited edition six-song release Hang Ten and the reissue of We Came For the Dead!!! out tomorrow. Or, as guitarist/vocalist Digestor prefers it... Once again GHOUL is coming to your rotten country to murder and devour your lard-assed, chicken-fried, imbecilic ...

Niklas Stålvind (Wolf) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, September 5th, 2014

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Wolf = heavy metal. Leather, beer, whiskey, spikes, chainsaws, and greasy, long hair. Since the beginning of time Wolf has laid waste to posers (and poseurs) and pretenders, bands and forum-junkies too easy to extol the virtues of some C-level band no one has ever cared about except some A&R guy at CBS who is now flipping breakfast burritos at McDowell's on Main Street. The Swedes have a new ...

Exclusive Video Premiere: Hideous Divinity’s “Sinister and Demented”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured On: Friday, September 5th, 2014

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Looking for some authentic Italian you can't get at Olive Garden? Try this uber-brutal, churning platter of tech-y death metal courtesy Rome's Hideous Divinity. Aptly dubbed "Sinister and Demented," the track is off the band's upcoming Herzog-inspired sophomore effort Cobra Verde, out next month. (Preorder here.) Bon appétit! ...

Getcho’ Nerd On: Deconstructing Sequence

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists, videos On: Friday, September 5th, 2014

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UK time travelers Deconstructing Sequence have recorded a new 2-song EP called Access Code, amounting to more than 16 minutes of new music.  Yeah, that doesn't really sound like a lot, but the futuristic mech-out violence metes out a very high quality to make up for the relatively low quantity.  They pack as much music into these tunes as a doom band can fit into eight hours, so we're not ...