Sludge

Track Premiere: L.M.I. – ‘Dead Channel Thirst’

May 16, 2024

Philly-area punks L.M.I. get noisy and heavy on “Dead Channel Thirst.”

Track Premiere: Cathari – ‘Weight’

April 25, 2024

Philly noisecore outfit Cathari celebrate the pain of living with the first track from their new EP.

Album Premiere: To End It All – “Of Blood And Memory”

April 18, 2024

Seattle-based doom lords To End It All are back with a new album, Of Blood and Memory out tomorrow (April 19), but you can hear it and get super sad with us now.

Full Album Stream: Nest – “Endeavors”

April 11, 2024

Sink into misery with Nest, featuring Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s John Jarvis.

Album Premiere: Mudshow – Destiny

March 21, 2024

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions present Destiny, the wrestling themed debut album from Memphis, Tennessee’s ultraviolent sludge metal sadists Mudshow.

Interview: Lord Dying on Expanding the Storyline and Keeping it Heavy

January 31, 2024

We caught up with Lord Dying guitarist/vocalist Erik Olson to discuss the sludgemongers’ continued legacy via new LP Clandestine Transcendence.

Track Premiere: Lair of the Minotaur – ‘Dark Sorcery Beyond’

January 30, 2024

Lair of the Minotaur‘s classic lineup got back together to track two new songs—hear the first one now.

Album Premiere: GUHTS – “Regeneration”

January 24, 2024

NYC doom sect GUHTS sound darker than ever on their powerful debut LP from Seeing Red Records and New Heavy Sounds, “Regeneration.”

Video Premiere: Lord Dying – ‘The Universe is Weeping’

January 10, 2024

Hear the title track from progressive sludge outfit Lord Dying‘s new album, Clandestine Transcendence.

Album Premiere: Give Me the Grave – “Mind in Decay”

January 10, 2024

Rust Belt deathcore trio Give Me the Grave bring the grime while smashing the sarcophagus on their debut EP, Mind in Decay.

Track Premiere: Barren Womb – “Squat Walker”

November 9, 2023

Hear grunge-positive Norwegian noise rock duo Barren Womb offer up a punchy new single, “Squat Walker.”

Album Premiere: Slomatics – “Strontium Fields”

September 6, 2023

Irish doom mainstays Slomatics build their 8th LP from crushing riffs, cosmic psych and space dust. Strontium Fields comes out September 8th from Black Bow Records.

Video Premiere: Realize – “Nature Bot”

August 2, 2023

Hear the disaffected and soulless industrial sludge of Tucson quartet Realize on their new single, “Nature Bot.”

Track By Track: Quiet Man – “The Starving Lesson”

July 26, 2023

Philadelphia sludge eulogists Quiet Man smash silence with a track-by-track guide to their dark new record, The Starving Lesson.

Track Premiere: Rorcal – “Early Mourning”

July 4, 2023

Hear Swiss black metal mavens Rorcal rise ’n’ slay on their new single, “Early Mourning.”

Track Premiere: Boozewa – “Maybe I’m a Bird”

July 4, 2023

Pennsylvanian sludge trio Boozewa take flight with their fuzzy new single, “Maybe I’m a Bird.” Featuring members of Backwoods Payback.

Video Premiere: Medicine Horse – “Turning Tide”

June 26, 2023

Hear Indigenous metallers Medicine Horse shed light on the struggles of Cherokee Nation via some of the grooviest riffs on the planet.

Track Premieres: The Mound Builders and Lucifist tag-team split EP “A Mound of Fists”

June 21, 2023

The Mound Builders and Lucifist team up for the cassette-only split EP, A Mound of Fists. Listen to an exclusive track from each band.

Full EP Stream: Orchid’s Curse’s The Decay Waves a Flag For Eastern Canadian Metal

June 15, 2023

Turn back the clock to the late ’90s/early ’00s with the metallic hardcore and epic bright-eyed sludge of eastern Canada’s Orchid’s Curse.

Album Premiere: Inherus – ‘Beholden’

May 24, 2023

New York doom metal dirgists Inherus arrive with the power of a seasonal change. Listen to their stirring debut Beholden now.

Full Album Stream: Come to Grief – “Killed By Life”

May 15, 2023

Because EPs, splits and demos are cumbersome, Come to Grief made it easy for us all and compiled it into Killed By Life, a new definitive document of their output prior to the first album.

Track Premiere: Bongzilla – “Hippie Stick”

March 20, 2023

Hear Wisconsin sludge doom heroes Bongzilla return with their latest super joint ritual.

Track Premiere: Mammon’s Throne – “Beyond”

March 14, 2023

Hear new single, “Beyond,” from Mammon’s Throne, gilded with crusty riffs and authentic Aussie spite.

Video Premiere: Night Goat – “Wendigo”

March 7, 2023

The manic, unhinged fury of Ohio’s Night Goat is unleashed in the band’s psychedelic new video for “Wendigo.”

Video Premiere: Treedeon – “Viking Meditation Song”

March 2, 2023

Hear Treedeon deliver a severely drop-tuned rumbler that hits somewhere between Bleach-era Nirvana and Sleep’s Holy Mountain

Festival Preview: Grim Reefer Fest

March 1, 2023

Achieve your higher form after inhaling our favorite tracks from Grim Reefer Fest’s stacked doom lineup. Baltimore gets vaporized on 4/29.

Video Premiere: Kill Me – “Bloodsluts”

February 28, 2023

Watch the new video from Seattle noise/sludge duo Kill Me, because it’s called “Bloodsluts.”