drone

Track Premiere: Amarok – ‘VIII Skeleton’

April 12, 2018

Amarok are well on their way to becoming masters of sprawling, droning doom if the first single from Devoured is any indication.

Track Premiere: B R I Q U E V I L L E – ‘Akte V’

August 29, 2017

Stream a new offering from anonymous post-metal cult B R I Q U E V I L L E now!

Track Premiere: The Bug Vs. Earth – ‘Don’t Walk These Streets’

March 9, 2017

“‘Don’t Walk These Streets’ was really written as a reaction to feeling absolutely alienated and set adrift in the surreal manifestation of the American Dream that is L.A,” Kevin Martin says. “It’s a smacked out jazz, fuzzed up trip, into a social void, that I wrote after realizing there is zero safety net in the States for anyone that falls off the gravy train. And as a pedestrian walking a lot around the city in my stay during the recording of Concrete Desert, I attempted to conjure the feeling of sheer dread that I felt wandering across the Hollyweird landscape.”

Track Premiere: Gridfailure – ‘Hostile Alchemist’

February 16, 2017

Gridfailure reveals the secrets of a “Hostile Alchemist” on the first part of their upcoming EP.

Worm Ouroboros

December 5, 2016

What Graceless Dawn
You had me at “rowan, ash, willow, oak”
dB rating: 8/10

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.

TO THE MILKY WAY & BEYOND: EXCLUSIVE DARSOMBRA PREMIERE

August 10, 2016

“Trans-apocalyptic” psych droners Darsombra are about to hit you up with some seriously weird , perception-expanding atmospherics when the band drops Polyvision — its first album in four years — on September 9 via Translation Loss just six days ahead of a sure-to-be-memorable appearance at Shadow Woods Metal Fest.

Author & Punisher

July 7, 2015

Melk En Honing
Drinking and driven
dB Rating: 8/10

TMaFLH Update: The Cold View

November 7, 2014

Last year we featured a German drone/doom project called The Cold View, who had, at that point, recorded a five-song suite called Weeping Winter that could successfully leech all heat-potential from a newborn star and leave behind only frozen dust and brittle ash. Luckily for anyone still able to feel positive emotion after listening to Weeping Winter,…

Interview: Rick Duncan of Portland bass-and-drum duo Towers talks weird sounds, perfectionism and practice room magic

March 3, 2014

Towers come from Portland, Oregon, and have this awesome sound that’s a strange brew concocted of low-end bass hum and psych-stoner doom, post-punk and krautrock. There is a lot more in there, too. Putatively, it’s metal all right, but with a center so dark and heavy it can pull in all manner of outré influences…

Michael Klassen from Culted on long-distance relationships and reaching for a state of grace in extreme music

February 21, 2014

Michael Klassen has never met Daniel Jansson. OK, you’re thinking, why should he? But given that Jansson is the singer in his band, it is kind of weird. Well, unconventional certainly. Klassen plays guitar, bass and provides other instrumentation in Culted, working out of Winnipeg, Canada, with Kevin Stevenson (Drums), Matthew Freisson (guitar/bass/other) and Erik…

INTERVIEW: Jackson Heath of Lycus

November 4, 2013

Lycus’ debut was one of the best doom albums to leak long-form misery over 2013. A disconsolate epic, Tempest is an album that was thrown up around the desolate heart of a funeral doom sound so dense that it has its own bleak gravity hauling influences from black and death metal, drone and krautrock into…

Label Hack Update: Nonsun Drop More Drone

October 25, 2013

We always enjoy finding cool new sound-sculptors out in the cyber world, especially when we can use this blog forum to turn other people on to some under-the-radar artists.  We love it even more when those artists’ musical ventures make progress beyond their own self-run webpages. Earlier this year, we featured Ukrainian drone-doomers Nonsun as…

Shred Like A Werewolf: Sadgiqacea/Hivelords Tour Diary 3

August 27, 2013

We’ll make this intro concise as possible, so as to allow readers to break on through to the other side that much quicker: A) False Prism and Cavern Apothecary — presented by Sadgiqacea and Hivelords, respectively — are two of the best, most intriguing mindfuck metal releases of the year thus far. B) The bands…

Now stream this: AELTER “Dusk-Dawn/Follow You Beloved”, beat-relieved doom/drone from Wolvserpent’s Blake Green

December 2, 2011

Aelter is a solo project of Blake Green, guitarist/vocalist for Idaho drone/doom duo Wolvserpent. When joined by partner-in-crime, drummer/violinist Brittany McConnell, Green’s work with Wolvserpent (formerly known as PussyGutt) marks its territory across the dividing range that separates riff-orientated doom rock/metal with its abstract spiritual kin, drone. Anyone who has been lucky enough to catch…

UK doom duo Pombagira talk voodoo and Iconoclast Dream

August 29, 2011

It took a lot of guitar amplification to put together Pombagira’s fourth album, Iconoclast Dream. We’re talking some 19, 20 vintage amps and cabs in the arsenal; that’s overkill for most bands, even those more mob-handed in personnel would struggle to justify having such an inventory. But with extreme doom, where tempos are slow and…