Shawn Macomber

Video Premiere: Departed — “Blood For Blood”

July 21, 2021

If you’re ready to bleed New Jersey metallic hardcore beatdown artists Departed have got the sonic shiv at your jugular.

Track Premiere: Judas Knife — “Warm Hands, Cold Heart”

July 14, 2021

Your ears do not betray you: The post-hardcore vets of The Judas Knife have defied death (seriously) and are here to slay.

Don’t Call it Rap Metal: The Fresh Heaviness of Hip Hop/Punk/Metal Mixologists Old City

July 7, 2021

Philadelphia duo Old City deconstructs classic hardcore, punk, and metal to imbue hip hop with new heaviness.

Transcendence Awaits: Cop Problem/Painbody Frontwoman Deb Cohen On Her Heavy Metal Yoga Practice & Classes

June 16, 2021

Looking to sharpen your corpse pose game? Cop Problem/Painbody front woman Deb Cohen has got you covered.

Pranic Power: Chaka Malik on Orange 9MM reissues, Burn, Ghost Decibels, & the Prophecy and Peace Found In Extreme Art

June 9, 2021

Legendary hardcore vocalist Chaka Malik talks transcendence, time, and the long, impactful tailwind of 1990s NYC hardcore and post-hardcore.

Future Triumph Meets Past Glory: A LOVEBITES NWOBHM Playlist

June 8, 2021

Love may bite, but Tokyo shredders LOVEBITES are here to prove old school heavy metal most certainly does not.

Video Premiere: Burning Tongue — “Cult-De-Sac”

June 2, 2021

Burning Tongue offers up a blackened crust soundtrack to suburban madness on new track “Cult-De-Sac.”

Excavating “Mystical Extraction”: A Gonemage Track by Track

May 19, 2021

Get ready for some 8-bit black metal dimension hopping courtesy Gonemage.

Track Premiere: Our Place Of Worship Is Silence — “Disavowed, and Left Hopeless”

May 12, 2021

The latest soot-encased blast from Our Place of Worship is Silence is anything but tranquil or hushed.

(Still) No Longer At Ease: The Story of Highly Influential NYHC Legends Beyond Finally Told

May 5, 2021

A revelatory new documentary on metal-tinged progressive hardcore outfit Beyond lives up to the band’s moniker.

Track Premiere: Honey — “Dancing With Death”

April 28, 2021

Forget flies. You catch more killer old school thrash riffs with Honey than vinegar, too.

Nancy Barile’s Soundtrack for Punk Rock Rebellion

March 24, 2021

Writer/award-winning educator/hardcore punk trailblazer Nancy Barile curates an eclectic, vivifying playlist to mark the release of her stellar new memoir “I’m Not Holding Your Coat.

Video Premiere: Yossi Sassi & Oriental Rock Orchestra (ft. Mats Levén) — “Hear and Dare”

March 17, 2021

Orphaned Land mastermind Yossi Sassi invites you to hear some new sonic wildness…if you dare.

Exclusive Stream: Merauder — “94 Demo”

March 10, 2021

Revisit the apprentice killer days of metallic hardcore innovators Merauder.

Track Premiere: Demons — “Play Acting Virtue”

March 3, 2021

Norfolk, Virginia’s Demons have got your metal-tinged noise groove fix right here with a smoldering new track “Play Acting Virtue.”

EP Premiere: Venomous — “Tribus”

February 24, 2021

Rising Brazilian melodic death metallers Venomous aren’t about to stay in their subgenre lane for this diverse, killer new EP.

Return of the (Hardcore) King: Parris Mayhew Summons “Chaos Magic”

February 17, 2021

Thirty years after summoning modern hardcore into existence with the Cro-Mags’ debut, Parris Mayhew is back with some new face-blasting alchemy.

Full Stream: Bleach Everything — “Bound/Cured”

January 27, 2021

Bleach Everything breaks on through to the other side on the avant punk hardcore masterpiece Bound/Cured.

Brutal Renaissance: Rich Thurston (ex-Terror/Blood Has Been Shed) Talks Raising Up the High End Hardcore of Lowest

January 20, 2021

Ex-Terror/Culture lifer Rich Thurston talks Lowest, Treason, and lessons from fighting MMA and playing in Blood Has Been Shed.

Track Premiere: Belushi Speed Ball — “Captain Planet Can’t Stop Us”

January 13, 2021

A green superhero sees red on Louisville crossover thrash sluggers Belushi Speed Ball‘s latest high-octane jam.

Radical Sonic Formulas: Swiss Metallic Hardcore Trailblazers Knut Reissue “Leftovers”

December 23, 2020

Knut‘s noisy metallic hardcore “leftovers” are tastier than most extreme music main courses.

Video Premiere: Black Magnet — “Divination Equipment”

December 16, 2020

Black Magnet resurrects classic industrial metal madness via the punishing clip for “Divination Equipment.”

Always Love, Never Fear: Harvey Milk’s Creston Spiers Talks Bringing it All Back Home

December 9, 2020

Harvey Milk frontman Creston Spiers returns with a predictably unpredictable, heavy, fuzzy take on classic rock.

Video Premiere: Claustrofobia – “Riff Cult”

December 2, 2020

Seasoned Brazilian death-tinged toad-thrashers Claustrofobia invite you to join their “Riff Cult.”

Track Premiere: Andrew Leman Reads H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Festival”

November 25, 2020

If you think this Friday is gonna be black, wait until you hear the sinister delights Cadabra Records, H.P. Lovecraft, and Fabio Frizzi are cooking up for Christmas…