Shawn Macomber

Maze of Zen: Author & Heavy Metal Academic Owen Coggins’ 8 Tracks for Metal Meditation

October 9, 2019

Mysticism, Ritual, and Religion in Drone Metal author Dr. Owen Coggins is here to help you transcend the material plane with a little help from his (extremely extreme) friends.

Video Premiere: R.A.I.D. — “Blind”

September 25, 2019

See Hyderabad, India quartet R.A.I.D. bring the metallic hardcore fire for yourself via this video for “Blind.”

Video Premiere: Sun in Shadows — “Sun in Shadows”

September 18, 2019

Nick Heigelmann of the great 90s melodic death metal act The Year of Our Lord returns with Sun in Shadows, a preconception-obliterating new record, and — seen for the first time ever here — a new video.

Video Premiere: Godeater — “Inertia Haze”

September 11, 2019

Let Glasgow, Scotland’s Godeater take you deep into tech-death waters with “Inertia Haze.”

Track Premiere: Casket Huffer — “Genocide Thralls”

September 4, 2019

Blackened death doom sludge outfit Casket Huffer invites you to breathe in the nihilism of an exclusive new track.

Full Album Stream: Cliterati — “Ugly Truths/Beautiful Lies”

August 29, 2019

Cliterati is bringing the fire on its righteous crusty punk hardcore rager Ugly Truths/Beautiful Lies streaming in full right now.

Track Premiere: H.P. Lovecraft/Fabio Frizzi — “Night-Gaunts”

August 29, 2019

Legendary horror film composer Fabio Frizzi talks helping to bring H.P. Lovecraft’s poetry to life on I Notturni Di Yuggoth.

If You Kill It, They Will Come: Full Terror Assault Fest Turns Five

August 28, 2019

Full Terror Assault is celebrating five years of open air fest mayhem with a wild, brutal four-day party next week.

Track Premiere: Dysrhythmia — “Twin Stalkers”

August 28, 2019

Underground Philadelphia progressive metal kings Dysrhythmia are launching a new mind-bending blitz and we’ve got the exclusive first salvo streaming now.

Full Album Stream: In Cold Blood “Legion of Angels”

August 22, 2019

Cleveland underground metallic hardcore heroes In Cold Blood mount an unlikely — yet triumphant — comeback with Legion of Angels.

Full Album Stream: Leather Lung — “Lonesome, On’ry and Evil”

August 21, 2019

Hey, Leather Lung put a little rock n’ roll swagger and outlaw country sneer in its sludge metal for you! How thoughtful!

Peter Beste is Here to Defend the (Heavy Metal) Faith & Gift You a Hot New Black Magic Jam

August 14, 2019

Celebrated True Norwegian Black Metal music photographer Peter Beste talks battle vests, image capture, subculture, metal, and his related new book Defenders of the Faith.

Full Album Stream: Strung Out — “Songs of Armor and Devotion”

August 7, 2019

Thirty years in Strung Out remains king of the metal-tinged punk hardcore mountain with its ninth full-length.

Track Premiere: Eternal Storm — “Through the Wall of Light Pt. 1 (The Strand)”

July 31, 2019

Extremely black clouds and soaring guitar leads gather over this track premiere courtesy Madrid melodic death metallers Eternal Storm.

Album Premiere: Death Before Dishonor “Unfinished Business”

July 24, 2019

Boston hardcore institution Death Before Dishonor returns after a decade with the ferocious new full-length Unfinished Business.

Back From the Dead, Again: Matt Fox Talks Zombie Apocalypse Resurrection, Shai Hulud’s Future

July 17, 2019

Shai Hulud side project Zombie Apocalypse is outta the grave again…and metal thrashing mad!

Video Premiere & Interview: Møl — “Sundrowned”

July 10, 2019

If you thought you were drowning in sun before, just wait until this new video from Danish blackgaze up-and-comers Møl gets through with you.

Track Premiere and Interview: Japanese Thrash Metallers Gyze Seek to Export “Asian Chaos”

July 3, 2019

Japanese melodic death thrashers Gyze think you’re ready for their brand of “Asian Chaos.” Check out this exclusive premiere to find out.

Track Premiere: Outsider — “Path You’ve Earned”

July 2, 2019

Richmond, Virginia’s Outsider brings the hardcore fury as they drag industrial culture kicking and screaming down the “Path You’ve Earned.”

Track Premiere: Rogga Johansson — ‘Giants Walking At Night’

June 26, 2019

Swedish death metal savant Rogga Johansson brings the fury to his eponymous band’s full-length debut — and we’ve got an exclusive salvo for you to sample.

’80s Underground Thrash Assassins Temporary Insanity Climb Out of the Grave for a ‘Final Walk’

June 19, 2019

If you — like virtually everyone else — missed late, great ’80s Boston thrashers Temporary Insanity here’s your chance to catch up.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: ‘Suburban Grindhouse’ Author Nick Cato’s Top 5 Most Metal Grindhouse Moments

June 5, 2019

Heavy metal devotee and underground writer/editor extraordinaire Nick Cato takes us on a back row tour extremely extreme, metal-friendly cinema.

Video Premiere: False — ‘Neither Path Nor Gate’

May 29, 2019

False adds a striking visual component to the band’s recent Decibel Flexi Series offering “Neither Path Nor Gate.”

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Three Brain-Blasting Heavy Metal Revelations From “Blood On Black Wax”

May 22, 2019

Take an expertly guided tour of heavy metal horror soundscape via the lush, brilliantly curated new book Blood on Black Wax.

Track Premiere & Interview: Temple Koludra — ‘Namarupa’

May 15, 2019

The latest track from German blackened death outfit Temple Koludra is a genre and border busting adventure in heavy metal transcendence.

Track Premiere: Diagonal Path — “The Die-Off”

May 1, 2019

Freya guitarist Brendon Flynn returns with the proggy, atmosphere-heavy Diagonal Path — and we’ve got an exclusive stream of a new track.

Track By Track: Cauldron Burial — “Amanti d’oltretomba”

April 24, 2019

Cauldron Burial is back to give you a little “love from beyond the grave” — and scare the hell out of you to boot.

Full Album Stream: American War Machine — ‘Unholy War’

April 10, 2019

Featuring an all-star line-up and a beyond pissed punk hardcore sound to back it up, American War Machine is here to wage Unholy War on your expectations.