October 24, 2022 Addison Herron-Wheeler
Check out the video for “Luxifur” from proto-metal powerhouse Jesters of Destiny!
September 22, 2022 Greg Pratt
Diving into Toad’s hard-rockin’ self-titled 1971 debut.
June 16, 2022 Greg Pratt
Get your proto-metal on with this exclusive full-album premiere of Randy Holden
March 24, 2022 Greg Pratt
Diving into Lucifer’s Friend’s 1970 self-titled debut to see if the proto-metal holds up.
December 2, 2021 Adem Tepedelen
Swedish power trio Nekromant unveil a rambunctious third album with nods to the trad metal greats—from Thin Lizzy to Maiden to Priest.
October 21, 2021 Greg Pratt
Check out a full stream of Russian retro/throwback-doom rockers Scarecrow‘s new album, Scarecrow II, which drops tomorrow.
September 9, 2021 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Sarcofagus‘ second album from 1980 as it gets set to be reissued next week.
August 26, 2021 Greg Pratt
For this Fight Fire With Fire installment, we go proto-metal and pit Blue Cheer and their 1968 debut Vincebus Eruptum, against the more obscure Randy Holden and his Population II.
July 15, 2021 Greg Pratt
Mining Bloodrock‘s self-titled album from 1970 to determine its metallic quantities and qualities.
June 3, 2021 Greg Pratt
Checking out the only album from The Power of Zeus to see if the tunes hold up in heaviness 51 years later.
May 6, 2021 Greg Pratt
Checking out Zarpa Rock’s 1978 album Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis to see if the tunes are as metalhead-friendly as that gruesome cover art.
March 4, 2021 Greg Pratt
Re-examining the 1974 self-titled debut from the curiously named Heavy Metal Kids to find out just how heavy metal they are.
January 21, 2021 Greg Pratt
Re-examining the output of early British punk/metallers Crushed Butler.
October 29, 2020 Greg Pratt
Re-examining Black Widow’s 1970 debut, Sacrifice, in a seasonally appropriate Primitive Origins.
August 3, 2020 Albert Mudrian
Cali rockers King Gorm are the latest episode in proto-metal’s never-ending ’70s show.
July 16, 2020 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Blackwater Park’s only release, 1972’s Dirt Box.
June 18, 2020 Greg Pratt
Revisiting En ny tid är här…, the 1970 debut from Sweden’s November.
April 23, 2020 Greg Pratt
Revisiting South Africa’s Suck and their only release, 1970’s Time to Suck.
September 26, 2019 Greg Pratt
Is Blue Cheer‘s Vincebus Eruptum the first metal record? We dive deep to figure it out.
August 8, 2019 Greg Pratt
Re-examining how Randy Holden foreshadowed Eyehategod’s down and dirty sludge in 1969 on Population II.
July 18, 2019 Greg Pratt
Re-examining New Trolls’ 1972 prog-rock odyssey UT.
June 25, 2019 Emily Bellino
Enter Mirror‘s Pyramid of Terror.
June 20, 2019 Greg Pratt
Does Epitaph’s debut album, from 1971, live up to its ’91-DM cover art? We dig deep to find out.
May 9, 2019 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Toe Fat‘s self-titled debut from 1970 as we continue our proto-metal minings in Primitive Origins.
April 18, 2019 Greg Pratt
Underground Soviet metal from the early ’80s? Sure. Bring it on. Bring it all on!
March 28, 2019 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Hairy Chapter‘s very weird 1971 album Can’t Get Through.
August 9, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Granicus‘ self-titled 1973 album, an underrated proto-metal rager.
July 3, 2018 Adrien Begrand
Lucifer pay tribute to the heavy rock and proto-metal of decades past on their aptly-titled second album, Lucifer II.
April 12, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting The Shiver‘s one and only album, 1969’s Walpurgis.
February 8, 2018 Emily Bellino
Stream the new album from Oblivious now.