Post Metal

Full Album Stream: Lo! – “Vestigial”

October 3, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the new album from Australian sludge collective Lo! now.

Watch: Thera Roya – ‘Static Transmission’

September 29, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch a strange new video from Thera Roya.

Full Album Stream: Dead is Dead’s Constraints of Time

September 14, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko

Dead is Dead write patient songs with a metallic edge with a slight lean towards the darker side of post rock.

Track Premiere: YLVA – ‘Metadata’

September 13, 2017 Vince Bellino

YLVA bring the thunder from down under.

Track Premiere: Rosetta – ‘Détente’

August 31, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new song from Philadelphia’s Rosetta before their sixth album drops tomorrow!

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

August 29, 2017 Vince Bellino

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

Track Premiere: Squalus – ‘The Orca’

August 17, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the debut from Squalus (feat. members of Giant Squid) now!

Track Premiere: The Oxford Coma – ‘Trauma (Maybe I’m Forgetting Something)’

August 9, 2017 Vince Bellino

The Oxford Coma are putting their own unique spin on grunge. Listen to a new song featuring Intronaut guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable.

Track Premiere: INTRCPTR – ‘Turbines’

July 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from Pelican/5ive offshoot, INTRCPTR. 

FULL ALBUM STREAM: HEAVEN IN HER ARMS “WHITE HALO”

June 21, 2017 Shawn Macomber

White Halo — the seven-years-in-the-making third full-length from Tokyo quintet Heaven in Her Arms — is a fierce and lush amalgamation of post-metal atmospherics, classic screamo, black metal, prog rock, and trad metal sure to trigger metalgaze haters even as it subverts and expands the boundaries of that sub-subgenre. 

Video Premiere: The Soundbyte – ‘Solitary’

June 19, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch a new video from The Soundbyte, featuring former The Third and the Mortal guitarist Trond Engum.

Full Album Stream: NY In 64 – ‘The Gentle Indifference of the Night’

May 25, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the entirety of instrumental hardcore/post-metal crew NY in 64‘s sophomore LP, The Gentle Indifference of the Night. 

Track Premiere: Impure Wilhelmina – ‘Great Falls Beyond Death’

April 5, 2017 Vince Bellino

Impure Wilhelmina are streaming the first track from their new album, Radiation

Track Premiere: Heiress – ‘Restless Aim’

March 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Listen to “Restless Aim,” a new song from Heiress‘ compilation release. 

Let Black Sails for Red Seas Float Your Boat with “Palisades”

March 14, 2017 Daniel Lake

Happy Pi Day, nerds!  If you’re looking for some top shelf circumnavigation music, get in here for a listen of a new song by Montreal post-metal powerhouses Black Sails for Red Seas

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

September 28, 2016 Vince Bellino

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. 

Helms Alee

September 26, 2016 Rod Smith

Stillicide
Natural-born explorers get transcending genre just right
dB rating: 8/10

Track Premiere: Pray for Sound – “I Have Seen Hell And It’s White”

September 20, 2016 Vince Bellino

“I Have Seen Hell And It’s White” is an instrumental rollercoaster, capturing excited and calm, collected energy throughout the song. 

Video Premiere: MONO – ‘Requiem for Hell’

September 20, 2016 Vince Bellino

MONO have spent the past almost-two decades crafting vibrant soundscapes and instrumental rock albums. The upcoming Requiem for Hell, MONO’s ninth studio album, treads similar territory.  In a video for the title track, the Japanese instrumentalists tell, visually and audibly, an exhilarating yet terrifying story. The entirely black and white video features a man running…

In The Woods…

September 6, 2016 Chris Dick

Pure
Not-so-strange in stereo
dB rating: 8/10

Neurosis – “Times of Grace”

August 26, 2016 Matt Solis

I’m no expert on multiverse theory, but I’ve listened to enough stoned podcast ramblings to get the gist: Anything that can happen has already happened, and not only that, it’s happened an infinite number of times.

Neurosis – “Through Silver In Blood”

August 26, 2016 Shane Mehling

While debating the musical and artistic impact of each Neurosis release is something many of us are happy to do long into the night, it’s pretty clear that if they ever had a breakout record, that record was Through Silver in Blood.

Neurosis – “Souls at Zero”

August 26, 2016 Daniel Lake

Upon forming in 1985, Neurosis were a punk rock band. Few would classify their output for the past 20 years as such—though the band probably wouldn’t flinch at the association—but in their early years as a pissed-off East Bay quartet, the Oakland, CA, band made their home at the punk-friendly 924 Gilman Street club, and they gathered a following that idealized the lean and the mean.

TRACK PREMIERE: SEA Navigate Heavy Waters before Crossing an Ocean

August 3, 2016 Sean Frasier

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

Goetia Stream “Heliotrope” for Deathbound Release, Le Vide

March 20, 2015 Daniel Lake

Ottawa quartet Goetia have been heaving sludgy post-metal into the great northern atmosphere for some time now, and recently they joined forces with Deathbound Records – home of melancholic crushers Woccon and historical battlefield-stompers Catuvolcus – for an official release of their album Le Vide.  Lovers of grandiose epicness should take note, now that some…

Get Horny: Stream a New RHINO EP

August 4, 2014 Daniel Lake

Sometimes, the unhipness of a sound is a pretty good measure of a band’s dedication to their craft.  While some bands chase trends and recording perfection as if precise alignment will translate directly into merch sales and Facebook likes, other artists burrow their own tunnels, regardless of what they think will be hot this afternoon….

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Lithuania’s AUTISM

June 21, 2013 Daniel Lake

 Because every day another band records another song. Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck. Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm. Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days)…