Dutch Pearce

Demo:listen: High Command

December 9, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we march under the crimson banner of revenge into the heart of Secartha to take back the throne with Worcester, Mass’ High Command.

Full Album Stream: Panzerfaust reveal “The Lucifer Principle”

December 6, 2016

Exalt, for the wait to hear the new Panzerfaust album is over. Today we bring you the exclusive premiere of The Lucifer Principle, the fourth album from these Canadians in Satan’s Service. Warning: This material may be hazardous to your soul.

Demo:listen: Nefarious Spirit

December 2, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we bring you the exclusive debut of Greece’s Nefarious Spirit

Reissue Alert: Sadokist say a “Darkness Prayer”

November 29, 2016

Check out “Darkness Prayer,” from Thy Saviour’s Halo, Held by Horns, the debut album by Finland’s most evil black-thrash band, Sadokist.

Demo:listen: Maltheist

November 25, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we look out at the wreck and the ruin, and rather than ask “why,” we just listen to Portland’s Maltheist.

Track Premiere: Insulters deploy “Bastard Soldiers”

November 22, 2016

Check out the exclusive premiere of “Bastard Soldiers” for a taste of what’s to come when Spain’s Insulters finally drop their sophomore album, Metal Still Means Danger.


Demo:listen: Enge Store

November 18, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we stray from all the bestial bombast and smoky clamor, wandering on and on until we stumble upon Oslo’s Enge Store.

Northern Rites: An Interview with Norilsk

November 15, 2016

An in-depth conversation with Québécois doom-death outfit Norilsk.

Demo:listen: Sorguinazia

November 11, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we make contact with a singular entity, something from Canada unlike aught we’ve ever known before, a thing which calls itself Sorguinazia.


The Tomb is Ajar: Hear Putrified’s brand new banger “Sarcophagus (under the lid)”

November 8, 2016

Get your daily fix of Swedish death metal with this exclusive sneak preview of “Sarcophagus (under the lid),” the opening track from Putrified’s upcoming EP, The Flesh. The Scythe. The Tomb.

Demo:listen: Desekryptor

November 4, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we shrink in horror before the monstrous creation of Fort Wayne’s Desekryptor.

Everlasting Death: Stream Totten Korps’ Supreme Commanders of Darkness

November 1, 2016

Fall to your knees before this full stream of Supreme Commanders of Darkness, full length #2 by Santiago’s death metal sacrificionados, Totten Korps—who’ve been lurking in the shadowy depths of the underground since ‘89!

Demo:listen: Sombre Mundus

October 28, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we become acquainted with the majesty of an empty world with Novia Scotia’s Sombre Mundus.

The Heavy Metal Bard: An Interview with Jason Tarpey of Eternal Champion

October 26, 2016

In which I discuss heavy metal, Sword & Sorcery fic, Manilla Road, the modern hardcore scene, and much more with Jason Tarpey, vocalist of Texas’ toughest epic heavy metal band, Eternal Champion.

Conjunto de Guerra: Sacrificio loose “La Sombra en la Ciénaga”

October 25, 2016

Grab a torch and come check out “La Sombra en le Ciénaga,” the first track from the debut LP, Guerra Eterna, by Madrid’s premier dungeon-dwelling, first wave black metal pyromancers, Sacrificio.

Cadaveric Fumes

October 24, 2016

Dimensions Obscure
To elasticity and beyond!
dB rating: 8/10

Demo:listen: Opium Seance

October 21, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we gather round the table, join hands, and, repeating the phrases intonated by the milky-eyed crone, make contact with the UK’s Opium Seance.

The First Taste is Free: Cokegoat premiere “Winter Of Fear”

October 18, 2016

Chicago’s Cokegoat are not your typical goat band. Hell, this sextext ain’t your typical anything.

Demo:listen: FlaktiiN

October 14, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we invade your day with an exclusive premiere of the demo, Souls for the Legions, by Portugal’s FlaktiiN.

Wake Up Dreaming: Quicksand Dream present “The Girl from the Island”

October 11, 2016

After sixteen years of silence, the Swedish epic heavy metal duo, Quicksand Dream, return with their sophomore full length, and we’ve got your first peek with an exclusive stream of “The Girl from the Island.”

Demo:listen: Profane Order

October 7, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we call down the raw and vicious power of Montreal’s Profane Order.

Harder They Wreck: Homewrecker roll out “Prophet Liar”

October 4, 2016

No matter how many times you cop this new Homewrecker track, “Prophet Liar,” you still won’t be able to wait for the Ohio-based crossover kings’ new EP, Extinction by Design.

Demo:listen: Endless Loss

September 30, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we revel in schadenfreude as we experience South Australia’s Endless Loss.

Rot Hard: Scorched drop exclusive track “Rot in Confinement”

September 27, 2016

Get ready for the heaviest death metal record of the year with this exclusive premiere of “Rot in Confinement,” from Scorched‘s debut album, Echoes of Dismemberment

Demo:listen: Malleus

September 23, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we bring the hammer down hard with Boston’s Malleus.

Lessons from the Master: An interview with Paul Speckmann

September 20, 2016

Since the mid 80s, Paul Speckmann has been snarling his sardonic vitriol over pummeling riffs, and over thirty years later he seems less likely to stop than ever. We caught up with the Chicago-born, ex-pat inveterate death-thrasher in an attempt to figure out how, to this day, he remains such a potent force in the international extreme metal scene.

Death in the Grimelight: An interview with Tomb Mold

September 16, 2016

We catch up with Demo:listen alums Tomb Mold to talk their killer new EP, their highly anticipated forthcoming LP, and what it means to shed some skin.

Demo:listen: Óreiða

September 16, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we venture into the surreal, purplish and icy realm of Reykjavik’s Óreiða.

Altered Dead: Exclusive interview & full album stream!

September 13, 2016

Rather than reinvent the wheel, Altered Dead construct a twelve-spoke rolling thing out of rotting corpses. And they do so with such skill and aplomb that they make crafting exemplary death metal look easy. 

Demo:listen: Hegemony

September 9, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we’re dragged off in the dead of night by Birmingham, Alabama’s Hegemony.