Bay Area metal

Primal Rite Show The ‘Sensory Link Through Pain’ On New Track

January 23, 2017

Primal Rite just keeps cranking music out. “Sensory Link Through Pain” is part of a 7″ that will be released through Revelation Records. 

Warbringer Premiere Video For ‘Silhouettes’

January 19, 2017

Warbringer ponder what happened to the souls of those destroyed by the atomic blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Are their souls trapped in their shadows forever? 

Full Album Stream: Serpent Crown – ‘Incantations of Vengeance’

September 7, 2016

Serpent Crown‘s new album is a no frills thrash effort. Stream it here before it drops on Friday. 

VIDEO PREMIERE: NEXT GEN BAY AREA THRASHERS HATCHET GO “TEARING INTO HELL”

June 15, 2016

Hatchet unleashed its dark thrash smorgasbord Fear Beyond Lunacy on the day before Halloween last year, but these San Fran shredders aren’t done bringing the scary and fucking with your psyche quite yet as our exclusive premiere below of the band’s disquieting video for “Tearing Into Hell” makes abundantly clear. 

Interview: Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle

August 20, 2015

One of the best things about heavy metal is the sense of community it fosters: we’re all in this together because no one else fucking cares. So when an unexpected metalhead pops up in daily life, it’s always a cool feeling. Sometimes it’s that weird guy at work who never says a word to anyone but comes in one Friday wearing a Stargazer shirt…and sometimes it’s an MLB All-Star relief pitcher with more than 200 career strikeouts and a beard with its own zip code.

Remembering Drew Cook with Wild Hunt’s “Scroll and Urn”

May 18, 2015

On April 21, 2015, the Bay Area metal scene—and the underground metal scene as a whole—lost a prolific and talented artist named Drew Cook, guitarist for Oakland-based bands Dimesland and Wild Hunt.