Catching Up With Cruelty of the Heavens (Plus New Music From Solo Side Projects Goldie and Omertà)
Checking in on lineup changes, new tunes, and so much more...
Shinobi, “The World is Mine” (Self-Released, 2017)
Another rugged alternative/indie rock jammer from one of my favorite new bands.
Drowning Room, “Sunday's Best,” from True Love Always (Glacial, 2017)
Taken from the unexpected 20th anniversary remastered reissue of this unsung gem...
Vegas' Stlth Panzer Lathe-Cut 7" (& More) From The Final Judgment Records
Discussing some of the finest—and most painfully scarce—Vegas releases with the label responsible...
Audionerve: “Burn Your System” Guitar Playthrough + Interview
Hungarian groove metal mastery, just ahead of a long-in-the-making full-length debut.
Review: Khost, Governance (Cold Spring, 2017)
U.K. duo unloads some seriously oppressive and intense industrial metal.
Black Magic Acid Cult, “Mother's Boy,” from Bad Trips & Ritual Murders (Self-Released, 2017)
Take the ride with this "electronic doom noise" duo from the Netherlands...
Track Premiere: Sorrowset, “Heart Beats Disaster”
Salt Lake City trio preps an ambitious debut 2xLP of high-level metallic post-hardcore.
Gevurah, “Crowned With Smoke and Fire...,” from Negate Everything (Negate Everything, 2017)
An unexpected trio of new cuts from these grinding U.K. blast masters...
Track Premiere: Parch, “Mount Misery”
Bitter 'n' Darkthrone-ish hardcore/punk from this New Jersey trio's forthcoming debut EP.
Mystery Grab Bag: Episode 10
Digging back in with Graveyard Rodeo, Paradise Lost, Dare to Defy, Barkmarket, and so much more...
Misery Loves Co., “Happy?,” from Misery Loves Co. (Earache, 1994)
Simplistically depressing industrial metal from this underrated Swedish outfit...
Rusteater, “Drawn Into the Eclipse,” from Live Demos (Self-Released, 2017)
Top-shelf dark ambient/death industrial explorations, post-Teeth Engraved With the Names of the Dead.
The Loveless, “Follow,” from Star Rover (Euphonious/Prophecy, 2002)
An early-2000s "metalgaze" masterpiece from members of Saturnus, Of the Wand & the Moon, etc.
Roy Batty, “A Quality of Mercy” (Self-Released, 2017)
Creatively angular metal/punk with a Voïvod-ian sensibility.
Review: Vegas/Long Gone, Split (Judas Chair Collective, 2017)
Just over 12 minutes of well-paired sinister metallic hardcore madness...
Elizabeth Herz, “Easter Island,” from Elizabeth Herz (Old Glory, 1991)
Sorely underrated early-'90s melodic/metallic hardcore brilliance...