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Exclusive Video Stream: Vonnis – Bikini Season

Vonnis | Facebook | Bandcamp Fans of black metal infused hardcore-crust take note. From the sewers of Ghent – Belgium surfaced Vonnis, a typical product of this wretched age we live in. Their first album, Bikini Season, will suck the disoriented l …

Festival Preview: Roadburn Festival 2019

Dear Roadburn fans, I apologise for leaving this preview way too late. But what can I say? I suppose life got in the way. As the festival has long sold out, I decided to at least share some of the names with you, names of bands and artists I am definit …

Track Stream: Nebula – Witching Hour

Nebula | Website | Facebook |  22 years after their first release and 10 years after their last album, Nebula are back. And you’re thinking “Holy shit!” right now, you pretty much nailed it. Holy Shit is Nebula’s first LP since 2009’s Heavy Psych, …

Under the Influence with Port Noir

Swedish alternative rockers Port Noir recently announced the release of their new album, The New Routine on the 10th May, their first for InsideOut Music and the beginning of a new sound for the band. The new album sees the trio blending old-schoo …

Exclusive Album Stream: Slush – Lizard Skin

Slush | Bandcamp Like Hank Williams Sr., Slush was never born, only hatched. Rising from the ocean floor, the Brooklyn-based, ontological collective returns with a strange and twisted full-length follow up to the protopunk, doom-blues swagger of their …

Under the Influence with Sigils

New York based doom band Sigils released their debut album You Built the Altar, You Lit the Leaves last week, which Geoff Topley described as a very accomplished album that ensures the primal, raw, heavy tones of doom metal are present, but manage …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Vandal X – Blood On The Street

Vandal X | Facebook Where other bands may have given up, Vandal X keeps on thriving on the floating shit we call modern day society. So here we are, in 2019, almost 25 years down the road, and with Blood on the Street — the brand new album that is …

Track Premiere: Latitudes – Dovestone

Latitudes | Facebook | Bandcamp On fourth album Part Island, Latitudes weave emotive metallic power and dream-state vulnerability – summoning a new level of melodicism through cast-iron, heartfelt songcraft. Foregrounding vocals on every …

Echo Chamber: New Frontiers

Toni Martone of Wasted State Records gives his latest opinion on the Internet’s knock-on effect on the music industry.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Runescarred – Being God

Runescarred | Website | Facebook | Twitter Rising out of the ashes of Austin, Texas legends Dead Earth Politics and joining forces with the drummer of regional heroes Southern Front, Runescarred are making a mark on their regional scene and beyond. The …

Exclusive Track Stream: Degraey – Woven Conscience

Degraey | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter  The Barcelona quartet originally formed in 2012 when drummer / vocalist Cesar Perals (Carontte) met guitarist / vocalist Victor Paradis (Boreals) but truly emerged three years later with the creatively rich …

Under the Influence with Antre

Antre will release their debut album, Void, via Withered Hand Records on February 22nd, 2019. The black metal 5-piece band from Nottingham, UK take their name from the old English word for cave or cavern and self-recorded the tracks …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Il Vuoto – V (The Fifth Nail)

Il Vuoto | Facebook | Bandcamp Il Vuoto is the noise of sorrow and distress…a solo funeral doom / drone project hailing from Piacenza, Italy, created by the same mastermind behind the excellent black metal project Chiral. In addition to some demo album …

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Riven – Edge Of Time

The Riven | Facebook | Bandcamp The Riven is an electrifying powerhouse. Envision heavy blues rock, focusing on big choruses and mean riffs; progressive, psychedelic and classical musical elements standing side by side with a soulful and vigorous voice …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Antre – Tyrant

Antre | Website | Facebook  Antre will release their debut album, Void, via Withered Hand Records on February 22nd, 2019. The black metal 5-piece band from Nottingham, UK take their name from the old English word for cave or cavern …

Video Premiere: Volcano – Naked Prey

Featuring trailblazing musicians from San Diego’s groundbreaking psychedelic scene, including members of Harsh Toke, JOY, Loom and Radio Moscow, Volcano merges Afro-beat rhythms, electric rock guitar and dance floor grooves to forge a so …

Track Stream: NYOS – Zebracazebra

NYOS | Facebook | Bandcamp Hailing from Finland, noisy and loop-driven instrumental rock duo NYOS has just recently unveiled the first details about their fourth album titled Now., set for a release on February 22nd 2019. Now. was recorded and mixed at …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Piet Dierickx – Drone Suicide

Piet Dierickx | Facebook Piet Dierickx is well known in the Belgian music scene. Having been the drummer of among others Soulwax, Drums are for Parades and Future Old People Are Wizards, cemented his name in the Belgian music history books. In 2015 he …

Under the Influence with Max Watt from Parasitic Twins

Ripping a page from the Killing Joke school of lo-fi noise, then setting it on fire via the way of Today Is The Day and Godflesh, Hull’s scariest kids, Parasitic Twins unleashed their debut EP; the furious All That’s Left To Do Now Is Sleep With E …

Exclusive Album Premiere: Svarta Stugan – Islands/Öar

Svarta Stugan | Facebook | Bandcamp Gothenburg epic soundscape explorers Svarta Stugan present Islands/Öar, a musical journey running in the vein of atmospheric groups like Earth and Mogwai, in places touching on cinematic composers such as P …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Innerwoud & Astrid Stockman – Elegy II

Innerwoud | Website | Facebook Astrid Stockman | Website | Facebook Innerwoud brings a beautiful mix of ambient, drone and neoclassical. The project is led by contrabass player Pieter-Jan Van Assche en was formed in 2014 in Ghent, Belgium. Musical laye …

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