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Exclusive Track Premiere: Private Life – Bloody Blister

Private Life | Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud Texas/California-based psychedelic cyber-synth rock duo Private Life presents their debut LP, Silent Partner, for August release through Dark Operative Digital. Private Life is the collaborative project …

Video Stream: Begat The Nephilim – Cardboard Casket

Begat The Nephilim | Website | Facebook | Twitter Begat The Nephilim is an American blackened melodic death metal band based out of Southern New Hampshire that has a sound comparable to acts such as The Black Dahlia Muder, Behemoth, Cattle Decapitation …

Video Stream: Gyre – Wishful Thinking

Gyre | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Gyre was formed by members of defunct metallic hardcore outfit Junta. Following three well-received EPs, nearly two years of sculpting, chiseling, and capturing ideas went into Gyre’s Shared Visions. Returning to a …

Video Stream: Witchkiss – A Crippling Wind

Witchkiss | Facebook | Bandcamp From the antediluvian shores of the murky Hudson arises a new force in the world of metal. Articulate, elegant and ridiculously fucking heavy, Witchkiss are part of a growing movement coming out of upstate New York in th …

Track Stream: Finnr’s Cane – Elegy

Finnr’s Cane | Facebook | Bandcamp Elegy is the third full length from Prophecy Productions atmospheric black metal stalwarts Finnr’s Cane. The Canadian trio has been carefully plotting a follow up to 2013’s A Portrait Painted By The Sun and the next c …

Ageless Summoning – Demo

This demo release is nothing but promising and should stir the underground death metal scene awake. Ageless Summoning have well and truly arrived.

Exclusive EP Stream: naisian – Rejoinder

naisian | Facebook | Bandcamp Sheffield metal favourites naisian return after a five-year hiatus with their new three-track EP Rejoinder. Originally forming over a decade ago, naisian had since gone on to join other acclaimed bands, including Awooga, A …

Exclusive Video Stream: Ether Feather – Haggard Hawk

Ether Feather | Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp Although they took their name from a Captain Beefheart lyric, Los Angeles psych metal trio Ether Feather seems to worship more at the alters of Budgie, and Pentagram. In many ways the band, with just o …

Under the Influence with Ryan Schutte from Pound

Pound – the duo of Ryan Schutte and David Stickney – takes influence from across the spectrum of grind and doom, from Nasum to Sleep, then chops up these influences and delivers its own brand of hyper-shred-math that twists and turns rel …

Exclusive Track Stream: JCDX/// – May A Chopper Cleave Your Dog Of A Head

JCDX/// | Bandcamp “It was meant to be a mess, like a beautiful cacophany. A nightmarish sea of roiling feedback drones dressed up as art in the mundane clothes of the everyday shit you pass by, but don’t really see… and hell, everybody had heard of us …

Track Stream: Joyfultalk – Kill Scene

Joyfultalk | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter The sonic landscapes conjured by JOYFULTALK reflect a curiosity; a tinkered lightfield of forward motion, a maniac’s grove. The brainchild of composer and instrument builder Jay Crocker, JOYFULTALK is wit …

Under the Influence with Ben Chatwin

Working from ‘The Vennel’, his home studio in South Queensferry, Scotland, Ben Chatwin creates a musical language permeated with a tension between electronic and acoustic worlds. His new album Staccato Signals is set for release on 6th July 2018 t …

Under the Influence with Charlie Schmid from Del Judas

Del Judas is the new solo incarnation of Brooklyn musician Charlie Schmid, known for his work as a drummer in bands such as Vaura and Tombs. Under the Del Judas name, Schmid launches an entirely new persona: singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalis …

Video Premiere: Axegrinder – Rain

Axegrinder | Facebook | Bandcamp Formed in London in 1986, Axegrinder arrived as the ongoing post-punk melting pot began to conjure ever-heavier new hybrid strains of the hardcore punk and underground metal scenes that were still only a few years old. …

Video Stream: SVIN – Cuts

SVIN | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp Since debuting in 2011 with Heimat, SVIN has made their mark on the international music-scene with four albums and a fifth one in the making. SVIN recorded their latest critically acclaimed album, Missionæ …

Under the Influence with Rich Henshall from Haken

Richard Henshall from progressive rock/metal band Haken tells us about his 3 most influential albums.

Monster Magnet • Table Scraps • ¡Pendejo! – The Garage, Glasgow

All in all this was a brilliant gig, with all 3 bands playing solid sets, full of energy, riffs, sweat and rock!

Exclusive Album Stream: Fire Down Below – Hymn of the Cosmic Man

Fire Down Below | Facebook | Bandcamp Belgium desert rock band Fire Down Below will release its new album, Hymn of the Cosmic Man, on June 8 via Ripple Music (pre-order the album here). The surging quartet — once hailed as “a stoner version of To …

Exclusive Video Stream: Limb – Survival Knife

Limb | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter London heavy contingent Limb set the controls for the heart of the sun with their third record on New Heavy Sounds. Saboteurs of the Sun sees Limb hurl themselves skyward to discover new worlds within …

Video Stream: Tengil – I Dreamt I Was Old

Tengil | Facebook | Bandcamp Tengil is a constellation of musicians playing atmospheric, experimental heavy music that is at once nostalgic, quasi-symphonic and spiritually violent. The band recently released its Prophecy Produ …

Exclusive Album Stream: Raum Kingdom – Everything & Nothing

Raum Kingdom | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Formed in 2013, Ireland’s Raum Kingdom (Dave Lee – vocals, Andrew Colohan – guitars, Ronan Connor – bass, and Mark Gilchrist – drums), play what has been described as combination of Neurosis’ haunting post-m …

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