Cobalt’s Phil McSorley moves on to the hateful underworld of Recluse

August 27, 2013

by Kim Kelly Phil McSorley has no interest in talking about Cobalt, and would appreciate it if people would stop fucking asking him about their recording plans. His frustration is understandable, given that he’s just weeks away from the release of his pet project’s first demo and he’s still being bombarded by questions about his…

A Haphazard Chronicle of Cobalt’s First (And Last?) Tour: Part II

June 6, 2013

by Kim Kelly Richmond We’ve got a super-short drive today, so we wasted as much time as possible before hopping back in the van and firing up The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Josh brought along a bunch of brainless DVDs, so between those and Michael’s unwavering dedication to picking on Josh, it went quickly. Richmond is a…

A Haphazard Chronicle of Cobalt’s First (And Last?) Tour: Part I

June 4, 2013

by Kim Kelly As far as American black metal goes, Cobalt have got the market cornered on that classic “convoluted, vaguely threatening backstory” angle. The Colorado duo emerged in 2003 after the demise of Phil McSorley’s solo project, Grimness Enshroud, and quickly armed themselves with a sparse but jaw-dropping catalog. Through Cobalt’s raw, artful compositions…

Cobalt Rising

May 21, 2013

First-class “war metal” masters Cobalt are about to set out on a short (and, no doubt, highly volatile) east coast tour.