Profound Lore

Prurient’s New Album is Too Long

November 6, 2017

Prurient will release Rainbow Mirror, a 3-hour long record. That record is too long.

Track Premiere: Soft Kill ‘Insider’ (Tom Petty Cover)

October 3, 2017

Post-punk aficionados Soft Kill feel the weight of Tom Petty’s recent passing. To cope and to honor the legendary musician, Soft Kill have covered “Insider” off Petty’s “Hard Promises” album.

Souls in Isolation, A Q&A With Soft Kill’s Toby Grave

May 1, 2017

We’ve been hitting Soft Kill‘s newest album, Choke, hard for almost six months now. When Choke smashed into winter 2016, it immediately reminded of UK legends The Chameleons (Script of the Bridge is a genuine deserted island-type record), French mopers Asylum Party (whose Borderline album is a must-hear), and Belgian treasure obscure The Names, whose single “Nightshift” went on to inspire contemporary pop-prog outfit like Mew.

Drop Everything and Listen to Loss’ “The Joy of All Who Sorrow”

April 18, 2017

Lie down on the floor, close your eyes, and come to know the “The Joy of All Who Sorrow.” Today we bring you an exclusive premiere of the opening track from Horizonless, the highly anticipated sophomore album from Nashville-based doom-death titans, Loss.

Let Pallbearer Steal Your Heart: Heartless Release This Friday

March 21, 2017

I sincerely hope that everybody reading this piece takes an hour out of their Friday (then several more hours out of their weekend) to soak up the majesty of Pallbearer‘s newest album, Heartless.

Pallbearer

March 20, 2017

Heartless
The power of the urn
dB rating: 9/10

Worm Ouroboros

December 5, 2016

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

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.” 

Dysrhythmia

August 22, 2016

The Veil of Control
Dust never sleeps
dB rating: 8/10

Auroch premiere new song, ‘He Wreaths the Cross’

August 17, 2016

Auroch show no signs of slowing down on the first single from their upcoming third album. 

Video Premiere: Psalm Zero – “Not Guilty”

July 6, 2016

On July 15 New York City band Psalm Zero will release their second full-length Stranger to Violence on Profound Lore Records. If you’re not familiar already, we’re great admirers of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Charlie Looker’s project, which beautifully blends the martial, industrial tones of Godflesh, the post-punk melancholy of Depeche Mode, and the rainy-day doom ‘n’ gloom of Katatonia.

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.

Pyramids Premiere New Song, Interview

February 20, 2015

If you haven’t heard a good oddball metal record recently… well, then your head’s been under a soundproofed rock and you haven’t been reading enough Decibel reviews.  Get out there and listen, man! And be sure to check out the new Pyramids record when Profound Lore releases it in the middle of next month.  It’s dark,…

Streaming: Wolvhammer’s “Death Division”

May 12, 2014

For your streaming enjoyment this Monday we are pleased to bring you the debut track from Wolvhammer’s new album Clawing Into Black Sun. Listen to “Death Division” below. Clawing Into Black Sun will be released by Profound Lore on Tuesday, July 8th. Exclusive preorder packages are available here. Clawing Into Black Sun Track Listing: 1….

INTERVIEW: Carl Byers from Coffinworm on collaborative catharsis and hating humanity on some level

April 7, 2014

Indianapolis’ Coffinworm are essential listening for those who like their extreme metal to open up wide and drown any extant optimism in a genre non-specific swamp of sunken riffs and black metal noise ‘n’ hiss. 2010’s debut LP When All Became None was a loose-limbed doom record that was too anxious and fidgety to plant…

Mitochondrion post demo track “Writhen unto Abraxas”, and it’s pretty gnarly

November 25, 2013

The Internet is the darnest thing. One minute you could be sifting YouTube to harvest bootlegged footage of metal dudes on cooking shows, the next you could be jamming a new track from band whose oeuvre is every bit as esoteric an experience as seeing Marty Friedman on a Japanese cookery show. Maybe there is…

Altar of Plagues: James Kelly on his top five influences outside of metal

March 11, 2013

“RICHIE HAWTIN is someone that I got exposed to when I was maybe seventeen or eighteen, at an age when I was most into the metal scene, and something just clicked with me. He had these records that were so trancey but trance in the sense of trance-inducing not trance dance music. You just get…

Decibrity Playlist: Helen Money

February 7, 2013

Helen Money, aka Alison Chesley, dropped a new album earlier this week via the inimitable Profound Lore Records. As our Brent Burton described in Issue #101, the cellist’s playing is rather unorthodox as she “stretch[es] and distort[s] the possibilities of amplified cello with a bevy of effects.” To celebrate the release of her third record…