Doom

TRACK PREMIERE: MUSTER UP THE COURAGE TO CHECK OUT COWARDICE’S “ERODING ETHOS”

December 7, 2016

Prefer your doom nasty and crusty as fuck? Well, you’re gonna absolutely love capital-“C” Cowardice then. (Your level of adoration for lowercase-“c” cowardice, on the other hand, is a personal matter, but do feel free to confide what you feel you must in the comments section below…) The New Jersey quintet’s admirably expansive and unpredictable debut full-length Without Condolence strives, roughly speaking, to bridge the gap between early Paradise Lost, Black Sabbath circa Vol. 4, and latter day Gorguts — a perfect backdrop for vocalist John Jones’ feral blackened death shriek-growl-shriek. 

Track-by-Track Breakdown: Albez Duz – ‘Wings of Tzinacan’

November 21, 2016

Occult rockers Albez Duz take us through their album, Wings of Tzinacan, track by track.

Track Premiere: Worm Ouroboros – ‘(Was It) The Cruelest Thing’

November 16, 2016

Worm Ourboros is embracing a darker side on “(Was It) The Cruelest Thing.” 

Track Premiere: Theologian and Lament Cityscape Join Forces for ‘Inevitability’

October 12, 2016

Soft Tissue, the collaborative album between Lament Cityscape and Theologian, aims to combine the best elements of both bands. “Inevitability” is the first taste of that collaboration.

Track Premiere & Interview: Mouth of the Architect – ‘Fallen Star’

September 28, 2016

Writing Path of Eight was a different experience for Mouth of the Architect than previous albums, the band says. Listen to a new song and read an interview with the band about writing and recording the new album. 

Shape of Despair Premiere Demo, “Shadowed Dreams”

September 28, 2016

Shape of Despair has released the first offering from Alone in the Mist, a collection of demos from the early days of the band. 

Full Album Stream: Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’

September 28, 2016

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard combine ethereal psychedelic and crushing doom on their latest, Y Proffwyd Dwyll. Stream it now before it hits stores. 

Video Premiere: MoRkObOt – “Ogrog”

September 26, 2016

MoRkObOt unleash wordless doom weirdness in this new video for “Ogrog.”

Track Premiere: Albez Duz – “Sacred Flame”

September 23, 2016

Albez Duz is back and serving up ten minutes of occult doom on “Sacred Flame.”

Live Review: Drive Thru Doppelgangers Mac Sabbath

September 9, 2016

If something smelled like “Sweet Beef” in Philly, it was “Drive Thru Metal” concept band Mac Sabbath.

Doomsters Khemmis Unveil ‘Three Gates’ & Inch Closer to Greatness

September 8, 2016

Stop what you’re doing and listen to the latest song from from Khemmis‘ forthcoming album Hunted. You can thank us later. 

Merchant of Doom: An Interview with Wretch’s Karl Simon

September 1, 2016

Wretch’s Karl Simon talks about how the band’s debut LP came to be, how his friend and ex-bandmate Jason McCash’s death affected his songwriting process, and his plans for a brand-new chapter in his life.

Full Album Stream: Slomatics Prove the Future of Space Doom is Now

August 31, 2016

On Future Echo Returns, Irish cosmonauts Slomatics fuse sci-fi and doom heavier than a dying planet.

TRACK PREMIERE: Lesbian’s Phantasy-Thrash Creates and Destroys New Worlds

August 17, 2016

Psychedelic Seattle shapeshifters warn of shroom-doom and shapeshifting dolphins in the climax of their phantasy thrashterpiece Hallucinogenesis.

Form and Force: An Interview with Spirit Adrift’s Nate Garrett

August 4, 2016

For Nate Garrett, the healing power of heavy riffs is nothing new. Many know the Arizona-based musician as the guitarist in Gatecreeper and Take Over and Destroy, but 2016 introduces a new chapter in his musical career: the one-man doom project Spirit Adrift. With the release of the band’s debut LP, Chained to Oblivion, a mere week away, we caught up with Garrett to talk about the events that led to its creation.

TRACK PREMIERE: SEA Navigate Heavy Waters before Crossing an Ocean

August 3, 2016

Boston post-metal explorers SEA explore the murky depths of post-metal on “Stone Ship” before embarking on a European expedition with WeedWolf.

Hail Peavey! Doom lords Methra debut video for “Dead Ram”

July 20, 2016

The bizarre (yet justified!) worship of Peavey continues in the latest video clip from doomsters Methra.

TRACK PREMIERE: Rot Forever with Paranormal Doom Cult EERIE

July 20, 2016

Psychedelic doom rockers EERIE are here to prepare you for the zombie apocalypse with “Immortal Rot.”

SubRosa Unveil New Track “Key of the Eidolon” Via Decibel Flexi Series!

June 15, 2016

Hear the first new SubRosa recording in three years. It’s the latest release in the Decibel Flexi Series.

Fistula’s “Loyal to the Foil” is the Feel Like Sh*t of the Summer

June 10, 2016

Anti-religion, Drugs, Life, Death. Ain’t no party like a Fistula track debut. 

New England’s Conclave Pick Up the Bong, Not the Change

May 25, 2016

Meet New England’s Conclave, who probably don’t have a baseball jersey merch design. 

Album Stream: From Mars Red Sky… for Serious

May 12, 2016

It’s raining threes for French psych doomsters Mars Red Sky.

WAKE UP & DESTROY: Kosmodemonic Talk Monsters and Dark Psychedelia

May 12, 2016

When I first saw extreme metal Brooklynites Kosmodemonic, they were killing it on a stage Watain doused with pig’s blood soon after.

Make Your Day a Bit Uglier with this Musket Hawk Premiere

April 26, 2016

Equal parts bluesy sludge and trudging grind, Musket Hawk bring the slow despondency necessary on the most hungover of afternoons.