J. Andrew

Join Incantation in the “Rites of the Locust”

June 23, 2017

Spin into the whispering darkness with a new track from the masters of death-doom brutality.

Reach the Mortal Horizon With Desecrecy

June 9, 2017

Delve into a cavernous atmosphere of riffs and growls on the latest installment of Desecresy’s forward-looking approach to death metal.

The Ecstatic Joy of “Metal Without Context”

June 2, 2017

Your new favorite, and totally absurd, Twitter feed about metal!

Rest in Power (1964-2017): 10 Heavy Soundgarden Songs to Remember Chris Cornell

May 26, 2017

As we remember the life of Chris Cornell, here are 10 heavy songs from his career that even extreme metalheads can get into.

Feeding the Trolls: Chatting With David Thiérrée

May 12, 2017

“This is something you can’t really control, you must draw, draw and draw again.”

Interview: James Brown from Amptweaker

May 5, 2017

An introduction to the world of James Brown, the master of tweaking metal guitar tone!

Yes, There is a Band Called Tyrannosorceress

April 28, 2017

Tyrannosorceress: the combination of sorcery, black metal and the most legendary dinosaur.

Face Your Karma With 156/Silence

April 21, 2017

if you’re like me, you’re sympathetic to the idea that the 2000s metalcore sound had some real artistic value to it and deserves to be recreated in a meaningful way by future bands. I think 156/Silence are off to a good start.

Reach for the Roots of All Evil with DRÅP

April 14, 2017

The latest in the proud tradition of Swedish crust!

10 Great Albums From 1987

April 7, 2017

A year is just a year. But oh what a year it was: Death, Napalm Death, Mayhem, Bathory, Sodom, Anthrax and more!

Chatting With the Doc: The New Wave of American Heavy Metal

March 31, 2017

A nice fireside chat about metal, hardcore, the early-to-mid 2000s, and the future of extreme music.

Gabriel “Negru” Mafa (1975-2017)

March 24, 2017

A creative and innovative life cut short.

Awaken From the Grave With Soulrot

March 17, 2017

No-nonsense death metal in the classic Swedish style.

March Into the Dark Past With Crimson Throne

March 10, 2017

A look into history with riffs, solos and screams.

Follow the Light of the Morning Star

March 3, 2017

RIYL: Mayhem, Satyricon, Samael, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Jesus and the Mary Chain, St. Vitus, Candlemass, Type O Negative and My Dying Bride. No, really!

Chronicling the Colossus: The Melvins Documentary

February 17, 2017

“I’m trying to make a living doing what I’m doing, and remain true to what I believed in…and mission accomplished!” – King Buzzo

Storm the Gates With Bestial Warlust!

February 10, 2017

Drink from the cup of Blood & Valour with Bestial Warlust‘s new live album!

Hall of Fame Countdown: Samael- “Worship Him”

February 2, 2017

For those of you looking to catch up on black metal classics that came before 1992, go ahead and spin Fallen Angel of Doom, Ritual and Anno Domini, but be sure to make some time for this essential serving of darkness as well.

Explore the “Black Miasma” With Lantern’s New Jam!

January 27, 2017

“The crooked progressions, slimy vibes and otherworldly melodies will explain why this song had to be bestowed with a name as blunt and primitive as ‘Black Miasma.'”

Foreclosure of a Dream: Abandoning the Cult of the Presidency

January 20, 2017

Extreme metal has the unique ability to smash our romantic illusions about life and the world. It’s time to apply that same cold stoicism to executive power, no matter who’s President.

Artisanal Doom: Nicholas Williams of Dunwich Amplification

January 13, 2017

A look into the world of custom-made amps and pedals from CT’s finest.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Enslaved “Frost”

January 6, 2017

A classic Viking metal album to end all Viking metal albums.

Black Solstice: 5 Cold Classics to Get You Through the Holidays

December 23, 2016

When you need a break after hearing “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” or “Jingle Bell Rock” ten thousand agonizing times.

Full Album Stream: Murg’s “Gudatall” Ends 2016 With a Black Metal Triumph

December 16, 2016

Before you put 2016 to rest, here’s one last black metal victory to serve as an elegy.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Immortal “Blizzard Beasts”

December 9, 2016

We revisit Immortal’s transition stage between two regions of Blashyrkh.