Sludge Metal

Thra: “We Always Start With the Riff!”

March 1, 2019

Thra’s “Gardens of Rot” is death-laden sludge metal done right: excellent riffs, crushing beats and blistering vocals. Check out our Q&A and stream the album in its entirety!

Mastodon Announce Limited Vinyl Release of “Stairway to Heaven” for Record Store Day

February 28, 2019

Mastodon will honor late manager Nick John with a rendition of “Stairway to Heaven” on wax.

Interview: Conjurer Discuss Influences, New Album ‘Mire’ and US Tour Expectations

February 25, 2019

UK sludge/post-black quartet Conjurer discuss Mire and their upcoming tour with Rivers of Nihil, Entheos and Wolf King.

Full Split Stream: Primitive Man / Hell

February 20, 2019

Primitive Man and Hell unleash the heaviest, darkest split of the year.

Track Premiere: Novarupta – ‘Ourang Medan’

February 14, 2019

Members of The Moth Gatherer and Domkraft convene for a new Novarupta song.

Interview: Mike IX Williams on Sen. Jason Rapert Controversy and Censorship

February 8, 2019

Mike IX Williams addresses Senator Jason Rapert’s remarks regarding Eyehategod’s show in Little Rock, AR and discusses censorship in music.

Food for Thought: Brainoil Discuss First Album in Seven Years

December 17, 2018

Brainoil reflect on Singularity to Extinction, their first album in seven years.

Full Album Stream: Dirge – “Lost Empyrean”

December 12, 2018

Listen to the atmospheric new album from French quartet Dirge now.

Full EP Stream: Deathkings – “Ex Nihilo”

December 6, 2018

Hot off an appearance at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles Afterparty, this is Deathkings.

Video Premiere: Battalions – ‘Devil’s Footsteps’

November 21, 2018

Check out the newest song and video from UK sludge/groove outfit Battalions.

Full EP Stream: Apneica – ‘Tra Rocce e Cortecce’

October 12, 2018

Italian post-metallers Apneica play around within doom’s framework for their latest EP.

Watch: Unhold – ‘Deeper In’

October 11, 2018

Swiss progressive sludge group Unhold have a variety of sounds within the sludge metal spectrum. Listen and get “Deeper In.”