James Lewis

Interview: Old-School Dutch Death Metallers Thanatos at 35 Years, with New Compilation, New Label, and New Album in 2020

April 4, 2019

Thanatos celebrate 35 YEARS with a big anniversary show, new label, new album in the works, and the Thanatology: Terror from the Vault 2 CD demo/rarities compilation.

Metal Muthas: Jared Klein (Rivers of Nihil)

March 29, 2019

In this week’s Metal Muthas, get the early years story on Jared Klein of Rivers of Nihil.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Metalion Interview

February 8, 2019

Bazillion Points, the heavy metal publishing house founded by Sound of the Beast author Ian Christe, turns 10 this year. Well, last year, so we’re a little late here, but we’ve got one more entry that’s worth the wait.

Decibel Meter: Red Before (or on) Black (Friday)

November 23, 2018

Cannibal Corpse, Iron Maiden, and High on Fire are far better uses of your Black Friday cash than a TV. Come on, you know it.

Album Premiere: Hellmouth Prophesize Oblivion on New Crossover Rager

January 20, 2017

Politics aside, Oblivion looms close, and when the world burns, Hellmouth will say “We told you so.”

Asphyx’s “Incoming Death” Strikes Today!

September 30, 2016

Embrace the death on the rack the brutal way on wings of inferno as… oh you get where we’re going with this. 

Crush the Monday Blues with Ghost’s “Square Hammer”

September 12, 2016

Who needs pop stars when you have Popestar?

Contest: Dark Descent Megapack (3 LPs, 7 CDs, + Shirt!)

July 29, 2016

One email for a chance to make your collection 10 (ripping, crushing, raging, etc. etc., you get the point) entries heavier. 

Gus McArthur Watches, in Times of Conflict, from the Shadows; You Rock Out, from this Premiere, to Their Soaring EP

July 19, 2016

This full-EP premiere involves an immortal man of legend, a mask used to channel him, a laundry list of musical styles, and a debut that will introduce some refreshing (and quality) variety into today’s listening. 

Primal Rite Sign with Revelation Records, Announce New Releases, Then Punch You in the Throat

July 14, 2016

But it’s a good punch to the throat though, like sort of you-need-to-listen-to-this-now, and you-will-be-angry-immediately-in-a-good-way, sort of thing. 

Through Huge, Hazy Riffs, Earth Ship’s “Hollowed” Contemplates Life, Death, Loss… and Dogs.

June 22, 2016

“The thing people hate most about living their lives is the understanding it’s going to end.” How could you not stream the full album after such an uplifting quote?

Ex-Pyrexia Vocalist Arrested in Alleged Shooting of Three Men

June 14, 2016

Not quite our typical news associated with death metal….

Premiere: Step up to BAT with the Full-Album Stream of “Wings of Chains”

June 10, 2016

Friday is for flying rodents. Or NWOBHM supergroups featuring members of Municipal Waste, Volture, and D.R.I. — your choice. 

Akercocke Returns With Death Metal and Positivity(?!) aplenty

May 23, 2016

Guitarist/vocalist Jason Mendonça is excited and filled with positivity. And you should be, too. 

Book to Film to Crushing Death Metal Song to Intense Video: Hideous Divinity Premiere

May 3, 2016

Yes, that’s a music video of the title track of an album with the same name as a full-length film rendition of a novel. And Hideous Divinity‘s is no less complex in practice, so go ahead and press play for some brain food (/and bludgeoning).

Lyric Video Premiere of Heading-Crushing Heaviness from Australia’s Sanzu

April 29, 2016

A Gojira-like sledgehammer for your skull. That’s what Fridays call for, right?

The Rise of an Evil Sun: True Black Dawn Premiere

April 28, 2016

Finnish black metallers True Black Dawn have preached the good and blasphemous word since 1992. Check out the premiere for the title track on Come the Colorless Dawn, the band’s second full-length, and first album in 15 years.

Giveaway: Win an Incantation Prizepack, Including an Autographed, Pressing NUMBER ONE of the New LP “XXV”

April 27, 2016

Win big (and blasphemous) with this Incantation prizepack giveway for the independently-released LP XXV.

Make Your Day a Bit Uglier with this Musket Hawk Premiere

April 26, 2016

Equal parts bluesy sludge and trudging grind, Musket Hawk bring the slow despondency necessary on the most hungover of afternoons. 

Miss Lava Premiere the Exceptionally Unsilent Video for “The Silent Ghost of Doom”

April 26, 2016

Tune in. Fuzz out. Rock out. Free yourself from the tedium (of boring music). 

Premiere: Head of the Demon Will Inspire Dread in Your Wednesday Afternoon

April 20, 2016

A sneak peek heads-up for the upcoming full-length of hypnotic, unhinging blackened doom from Head of the Demon. 

Get Diagnosed with the Avant-garde in this Virus Premiere

April 19, 2016

Virus doesn’t have any circus music or kazoos, just brooding, skin-crawling metal/rock from ex-members of Ved Buens Ende and other similarly weird entities.