Shelby, “The Golden Boy,” from The Luxury of Time (Gigantic Music, 2005)
Beautifully-produced lush, moody, pop-tinged alternative rock that had mainstream potential.
Sludge Terror, “Voice of the Devil,” from The Thousand Voices of Demon (Self-Released, 2017)
You're in for a Crowbar-worshipping riff fiesta from this Brazilian solo project.
Track Premiere + Interview: Lunar, “Euterpe”
A 12-minute progressive metal epic from an album mandatory for fans of Opeth and other such greats...
Amoeba Men, “What You See,” from Amoeba Men (Whirling Dervish, 1989)
Semi-sarcastic, punked-out crossover thrash with a funky edge.
Indonesian Metalcore Unit Children of Terror Reaches Destructive New Heights With Kaliyuga EP: Stream + Interview
An ample soundtrack to the age of destruction...
Dredged and The Reality Show Join Forces for a New Split 7" and Tour of the Baltics: Stream + Interview
A short but sweet—and diverse—blast of Finnish metallic hardcore...
Reunited '90s Metalcore Act Drowning Room Rivals Their Finest Work With New EP, Monument: Stream + Interview
A seriously standard-setting approach to how it should be done...
Hewolf, “Past Shadows,” from Hewolf (Self-Released, 2017)
Former members of Darkest Hour, Alabama Thunderpussy, and Joyburner bring the rock.
Review: Cosmonaut, The Late Great Cosmonaut (Self-Released, 2017)
'90s-reminiscent trio goes out with another stellar batch of top-shelf alt.-rock gold.
Interview: The Hyperactive Musical Obsessions of Vegas Conspirator Ogirdor Zul
For this fanatical artist, music is in the blood...
Review: Random Violence/Value Lasts, Split (Still Ill, 2015)
Genuine, no-frills hardcore from two Filipino acts.
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...