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Exclusive Video Premiere: Six Feet Tall – Fear Enough

Six Feet Tall | Facebook | Bandcamp Six Feet Tall are based in Perugia, Italy, and made their debut in 2016 with a debut EP for UA’ Records. The band started touring Italy right away and embarked in a UK tour in 2017. In 2019 they revamped the lin …

Exclusive Album Premiere: Sloath – III

  Sloath | Facebook | Bandcamp Six long years after the release of their, some might say classic sophomore album Deep Mountain, the world’s most reclusive sludge rockers Sloath return with their imaginatively titled third album lll. III is co …

Mercury Boys – Return to Cinders

Mercury Boys relives the proto-rock spirits on Return to Cinders, demonstrating nicely that rock is not dead, it’s certainly much alive and kicking.

Under the Influence with Jay Gambit from Executioner’s Mask

Offering a modern take on the classic blueprints set by Pornography-era The Cure, The Sisters Of Mercy and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Executioner’s Mask arrives at the darkest of times with its most haunting offering yet: the 11-song collection …

Exclusive Video Premiere: IIVII – Afterglow (Little Black and White Things)

IIVII | Facebook | Website 2020 will bring Josh Graham’s most ambitious IIVII album to date. The release spans not one album, but two albums at the same time! Where Zero Sleep explores trying to live and trying to sleep, Grinding Teeth will lead you th …

Under the Influence with Guillaume Colin from WuW

WuW is the creative outpouring of two brothers, Benjamin and Guillaume Colin, both classically trained percussionists and veterans of the Paris music scene. Having played in jazz ensembles, classical contemporary orchestras, world-music troupes and alo …

Under the Influence with Thurisaz

Founded in 1997, Thurisaz created their own sound and claimed their spot in the metal scene. Their first album Scent Of A Dream from the Belgian band sums up the best Thurisaz has to offer: very variated, high standard avantgarde doom-metal with lots o …

Under the Influence with Ray Knipe from Huntsmen

Huntsmen will release their new album Mandala of Fear via Prosthetic Records on 13 March. Whilst storytelling has been – and remains – at the core of all that Huntsmen is, they continue to dissolve the boundaries between metal and the more traditional …

Under the Influence with Fotocrime

Buoyed by the crystalline backing vocals of Janet Morgan (Channels), Fotocrime’s latest single ‘Blue Smoke’ is an instant dance-punk classic.  A taut and driving bassline permeates the track while frontman R.’s syncopated earworm guitar line …

Under the Influence with Laurie Morbey from Leeched

Manchester based Leeched have just released their latest album To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse through Prosthetic Records, which is an absolute rollercoaster of a metallic grind attack. Haven’t heard it yet? Don’t wait any longer and make su …

Exclusive Track Premiere: CB3 – Acid Haze

CB3 | Facebook | Website Aeons is the title of CB3’s (Charlottas Burning Trio) new album set for release on the 28th of February 2020 through The Sign Records. The five track album from CB3 is an explosive rock jam experience. It brings the spirit of p …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Elefant – Ultra Plus Ultra

Elefant | Facebook | Bandcamp January 2020 will bring us Elefant’s second album Bejahung. The band intended to create a truly ugly, dissonant, senseless, distorted cacophony as the successor to Konark und Bonark. But instead all these beautiful, k …

Under the Influence with Snow Burial

Last September saw Snow Burial release their debut Prosthetic Records album called Ostrava, which maps where life’s beauty and terror collide.With their roots deep in the vibrant core of Chicago’s heavy music scene, Snow Burial already have two EPs, on …

Under the Influence with Jona Nido from Coilguns

Coilguns has been flying the flag for the DIY scene since 2011. The band counts a total of four EPs and three full lengths in their back catalogue and their history is deeply bound to the development of guitarist Jona Nido’s own label –Hummus Records– …

Exclusive Album Premiere: Nocturnalia – III: Winter

Nocturnalia | Facebook | Bandcamp In the mysterious, vast lands of Scandinavia, where ancient monuments of stone point towards the sun, dark rock quintet Nocturnalia resides. With thunderous and organic sounds of classic rock, ritualistic drum patterns …

Track Premiere: Timeworn – Sky Castles

Timeworn | Facebook | Bandcamp Timeworn has been delivering a solid mix of sludge, hardcore energy and post-metal atmosphere since 2014. The band consists of members from i.a. Eskatol, Summon the Crows, Blodspor and From Below and with hard work, exten …

Under the Influence with Sorxe

Phoenix’s experimental sludge/post-metal band, Sorxe, rely heavy on improvisation, pulling ideas from an eclectic well of inspiration ranging from Neurosis, Swans, Melvins and Pink Floyd. They recently released their album The Ark Burner, which is avai …

Video Premiere: Coilguns – Prioress

Coilguns | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Coilguns have announced their third full-length album, Watchwinders, as well as accompanying tour dates through Europe in support of the release. Watchwinders will be released via Hummus Records (founded by …

Under the Influence with Conny Ochs (+ Exclusive Video Premiere)

ORAKEL ROHBAU MMXIX – C. Ochs´ IllustrationsNovember 26th 2019Alchemical rebus, demons and angels scattering bread-crumbs along their path plus Abraxas magic – the exhibition ORAKEL ROHBAU MMXIX shows original drawings, silkscreen prints and collages b …

Under the Influence with Luggage (+ Exclusive Track Premiere)

Chicago-based post-punk trio Luggage have announced the release of their third full-length, Shift, due out on November 22nd. Recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago with Matthew Barnhart (Shearwater, The New Year) handling the engineering duties, the a …

Exclusive Album Premiere: RDS220 – Hell Is Truth Seen Too Late

RDS220 is a new studio project by Matthias P. Halsberghe and Kristof J. Mondy (also known from bands & projects like Amenra, Liar, VVOVNDS, Stormwind and many others).  Last year some of the tracks appeared on tape through Svartblod, in t …

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