Shawn Macomber

(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…

Full Album Stream: Eternal Returns — “Reprieved to Totality”

November 11, 2020

Thane-based death thrashers Eternal Returns dive into their five dynamic, serpentine, ultra-catchy tracks to give you a window into how an Indian farmer may have felt 65 years ago.

Continue the Arise: Brazil’s Metal Scene Lives!

November 4, 2020

Writer/photographer/tireless scene advocate Jessica Marinho takes us on a guided tour of the bustling, burgeoning, extremely extreme Brazilian metal scene.

Track Premiere: Northern Curse — “Ceremony of Loss”

October 28, 2020

New Hampshire black metal tectonic plate shifters Northern Curse erupt once again after a three years deep underground.

An Evening with Loud Night: The Mixtape

October 14, 2020

Current and former members of Ramming Speed, Battlemaster, Backstabbers Inc, and more unite to bring you an extremely Loud Night.

Full EP Premiere: Sun in Shadows & Soul Remnants — “Collection of Skulls: A Tribute to Sepultura”

October 7, 2020

Take a stroll down death thrash memory lane with this sick Sepultura covers EP courtesy Sun in Shadows and Soul Remnants.

Iggor Cavalera On Petbrick Collaboration with LG Petrov; Proceeds to Benefit Iconic Frontman’s Cancer Treatment Fund

October 2, 2020

Can the digital hell of the new Petbrick single courtesy two heavy metal legends help strike a blow against cancer? It’s up to you.

Exclusive Excerpt: Exhumed Mastermind Matt Harvey’s Gore-Drenched Cosmic Horror Novelette “The Vessel”

September 30, 2020

Trading riffs for ‘graphs, Exhumed/Gruesome slayer Matt Harvey deftly summons alternate reality nightmares with “The Vessel.”

Exclusive Interview: The Faith/Embrace Drummer Ivor Hanson Talks “Live at CBGBs”

September 28, 2020

Let the sublimely chaotic, enlivening 1981 set captured on “Live at CBGBs” help you regain The Faith.

Track Premiere: Subzero — “House of Grief”

September 23, 2020

Don’t be left out in the cold — stream the first new music in fourteen years from NYHC legends Subzero right now!

Album Review: Svalbard – ‘When I Die, Will I Get Better?’

September 21, 2020

Bristol, U.K. trio Svalbard didn’t merely make a better record than 2018’s solid It’s Hard to Have Hope, but delivered the first truly great album of their career.