Negative Self, “A New Beginning,” from Control the Fear (Beatdown Hardwear, 2018)
Venice, CA by way of Stockholm, Sweden—once more crucial for fans of Suicidal Tendencies!
Hewolf, “Filthy Heartbeat,” from Live for Minimum Wage! (Self-Released, 2018)
Richmond, VA trio returns with another killer five-song EP of gritty-yet-melodic punk rock 'n' roll.
Set the Boy Free Debuts Melodramatic (Hip-)Pop With Jesu-Sampling "Don't Feel Fine": Stream + Interview
Mining One Tree Hill for somber earworms galore...
Review: Jukai, Prologue (Trip Machine Laboratories, 2018)
Early demo collection from top-shelf metallic hardcore up-and-comers out of Long Island, NY.
Stream + Interview: The Offering
Four tracks of doomy, industrialized metal from this impressive Scottish side project.
Review: Tetelestai, Crvsh Svtvn (Self-Released, 2017)
Intense metalcore of the decades-old Solid State/Hydra Head variety.
Security, “Seam,” from Arid Land (Hungry Eye, 2017)
An incredibly impressive experimental form of dark and depressing industrialized post-punk...
Quick Hits: Upstate Records—Volume I, Nailed Down, and Organharvest/Comic Arson
From pummeling metallic hardcore to shredding death metal, this label will be one to watch...
Interview: Niklas Holm (Broken Cross, Dødsleie, Extermination Temple, Apocalyptic Visions)
"Being a lone wolf is a blessing and a curse, and there's a fine line between isolation and connection..."
Full Album Stream: Vegas, Digital Affairs Neurotic
Hear the long-awaited sophomore full-length from hardcore/punk saboteurs V.E.G.A.S.
Rancorous Debuts Diehard Death/Thrash Delights With Into the Nuclear Fire: Stream + Interview
Flawlessly executed late-'80s/early-'90s-inspired death/thrash perfect for diehard metal fanatics!
Track Premiere + Interview: Mystrionics, "Bedside Manor"
A clearly bizarre, surprisingly catchy, truly distinctive fusion of influences from this genre-defiant Portland, OR trio...
Actors, “Bury Me,” from It Will Come to You (Artoffact, 2018)
A cinematically synthwaved brand of forlorn-yet-danceable post-punk with a lush, modernized air of darkness.
Abjection Ritual Debuts Doom-Scorched Death Industrial Reinvention Through "Blood Mother": Track Premiere + Interview
A legitimately hard-hitting, head-turning hybrid of death industrial/doom metal evolution...
Review: Omega Diatribe, Trinity (Metal Scrap, 2018)
Top-shelf "extreme groove metal" packed with hulking rhythms and sinewy, psychedelic leads.
Review: Dødsleie, Dødsleie (Subversive Craft, 2018)
Impressive and well-balanced black metal featuring members of Unreal City and Broken Cross...
Track Premiere + Interview: Gridfailure, "Internalizing"
"...infected dark hardcore, world music for the apocalypse, Eraserhead meets Terminator."
Track Premiere + Interview: Affasia, "Dissolute"
Dark, atmospheric metal perfect for fans of October Tide, Novembers Doom, and other greats...