Mortal Bodies, "Peeled Mirror," from Embodiment (Chondritic Sound, 2017)
Precisely the type of ominous atmosphere and ideological intrigue that I hope for from such realms of experimental sound.
Antiprocess, "Bring it Down" (Self-Released, 2017)
More quintessential industrial metal gold from this one-man outfit.
Shinobi Channels Nirvana, the Pixies, and More; Fights to be Heard on Tape No. 1: Demo Premiere + Interview
Punk at heart by simply being what it is and just not giving a fuck...
The Coup de Grace, "Daylight Dawning," from The Coup de Grace (Red Decibel, 1990)
Catchy, melodic, sort of rock, sort of metal, but not quite one or the other alone...
Interview: Tony Ingala (Joker)
Catching up with Joker's frontman as the hard rock quintet prepares for a one-off reunion show and potential reissues.
Future Faces, "Embraces," from Revolt (Throatruiner/GPS Prod, 2017)
Gloomy, monotone post-punk from this Swiss trio.
Audionerve, "My Own Enemy" (Self-Released, 2017)
Hungarian studio side project comes hard with the groove...
Feral Nun, "Give Me a Reason," from Demo Tape (Negate Everything, 2017)
A raw, loose, and improvisational-sounding take on gloomy, Samhain-ish post-punk.
Krupskaya/Foible Instinct, Split (7 Degrees Records, 2016)
A ferocious new split from the UK and Ukraine...
Quick Hits: Trip Machine Laboratories, Dose: 30 - Dose: 32
A look at the latest trio of releases from Trip Machine Laboratories...
Discolor, "Burn Out," from No Shelter (Self-Released, 2017)
A catchy, heavy, and moody emo-tinged jam from this up-and-coming Smithtown, NY group...
Interview: Scott Schafer (Znöwhite, Cyclone Temple, Rebels Without Applause)
Talking with the underrated thrash bassist about his musical career, and some special new Cyclone Temple reissues.
FRKSE, Desecration Anxiety I (Auris Apothecary/Divergent Series, 2016)
A unique and beautifully-packaged exploration of "false prophets and the empty promises of spirituality."
Track Premiere: Reserving Dirtnaps, “Total War”
A short, powerful, to-the-point slab of vicious metallic hardcore from Memphis, TN's Reserving Dirtnaps.
Truth & Rights, Lies & Slights (My Reality Entertainment, 2016)
Leeway's Eddie Sutton and a cast of unsung all-stars drop an instant best-of-the-year candidate.