Articles by Kara Chavez
Kara Chavez was at this year’s Austin Terror Fest, trying to cover as many bands as possible. With a killer line up, 2 venues, over 30 bands, several metal and punk vendors, and only three jam packed days, it was a music fest not to miss.
Kara Chavez chats to Dusty Brooks and Dorian Domi about everything Austin Terror Fest.
City Life reminds me of the likes of Murder City Devils, Rocket From The Crypt, and Dead boys. If you like any of those bands, or some great punk rock-n-roll, be sure to check out City Life from Austin TX!
Kara Chavez asked Liz Buckingham from Electric Wizard some questions about the new album ‘Wizard Bloody Wizard’ and Liz’s influences.
This release captivates the same ethereal emotion that runs along the sludge, creating a whirlwind of emotions.
Kara Chavez asked Shelby Lermo from death metal powerhouse Extremity a couple of quick questions.
Kara Chavez caught up with Alex Citrone from Austin based death metal band Sigil, who have just released their first full length release ‘Kingdom of the Grave’.
Great blackened death intensity and rawness. It literally makes me want to air-guitar the breakdown part, and maybe even blast the volume real high in my car.
Extremity’s debut album ‘Extremely Fucking Dead’ is a 6 track power statement, letting us all know that they are here to go straight to the top of the Bay Area death metal scene in no time.
All in all, this is a great release by Iron Reagan. I highly recommend giving it a listen, and check them out on their upcoming tour! This is going to be an album not to miss live.
‘List’ is a great album and a heavy hitter for lots of top of 2016 lists. If you have not checked it out yet, I welcome you to.
I highly recommend checking this album out – especially if you are in a dark headspace or even hiking in a cold, dark forest and looking for a newer (maybe even better) Wolves in the Throne Room atmospheric type band.
New schoolers, old schoolers, trashers, black metallers, will all enjoy this album alike. It is different in a good way and could start its very own genre. – By Kara Chavez
Haxen’s self-titled full-length is an energetic, dark, and raw black metal experience. – By Kara Chavez
This is one of my favorite splits with Primitive Man, and now I am a Sea Bastard fan. I highly recommend this split if you have enjoyed these bands recorded or live, and of course, if you like blackened doom with a hint of sludge. – By Kara Chavez
All in all, ‘The Unholy Oath’ is a must, especially If you like thrash, black metal, hard, fast, loud, and evil – or a combination of all of that. – By kara Chavez
If you are into technical, slightly blackened death metal, or into seeing amazing musicians, I would advise you to check out their EP and their upcoming full length, and of course, live. – By Kara Chavez
All in all, this is a superb split. This might be my favorite blackened d-beat record of the year! – By Kara Chavez
If you are into psych rock, especially Graveyard, Uncle Acid, etc… check this album out. You may have to skip around, but you’ll be jammin’ by the end. – By Kara Chavez
Across both incredibly heavy songs, something sticks with you – death, fire, and darkness. It truly evokes what black metal should be made up of. This album isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s intense and mesmerizing. I highly recommend this album. – By Kara Chavez
Ninkharsag’s newest album ‘Blood of Celestial Kings’ is very poignant for the occultist black metal scene. It’s heavy, fast, and melodic with an emphasis on sharp sounding guitars and classic guttural black metal vocals. – By Kara Chavez