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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 …

Exclusive Album Premiere: 30,000 Monkies – Are Forever

30,000 Monkies | Website | Facebook | Bandcamp Three years following the release of their critically acclaimed debut full length I Ate Myself to Grow Twice as Big, Belgium’s 30,000 Monkies finally return with their sophomore album Are Forever, due out …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Sorxe – Exiled

Sorxe | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter A process of evolution is necessary to conjure up the cosmic forces required to elicit a new Sorxe record. Each track is honed, formed, stripped down then built back up, shapeshifting all the while; once …

Exclusive Album Premiere: Ghost:Hello – The Sound of Color in Space

Ghost:Hello | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Ghost:Hello is a synth-loving stoner rock family affair from northeast Ohio. Made up of a husband/wife duo and their cousin, the band members have been playing for decades. With extensive individual histories …

Tim Macuga from Consumer & Have A Nice Life (+ Consumer exclusive track premiere)

Our editor Sander asked Tim Macuga from Consumer/Have A Nice Life some questions to find out more about Consumer and their new upcoming album ‘In Computers’.

Track Stream: RDS-220 – Lost God

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 the me …

Video Stream: Goatburner – Drowned Alive

Goatburner | Facebook | Bandcamp Finnish duo Goatburner will release their highly anticipated first full-length titled Extreme Conditions, on September 27th via Time To Kill Records. Extreme Conditions goes through the weather of today, with such unpre …

Exclusive Track Stream: Apprentice Destroyer – Permanent Climbing Monolith

Apprentice Destroyer | Bandcamp Shadowy experimentalists, Apprentice Destroyer, will release their new cinematic release, aptly entitled Permanent Climbing Monolith. The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Steve Peacock (Ulthar, Pandiscordian Necr …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Slutavverkning – Klada, Hosta Och Skit

Slutavverkning | Facebook Suicide Records with support from Dalarna’s finest Dalapop are proud to present Slutavverkning’s new EP Arbetets Sorgemusik – Del II. Featuring members of Dödsvarg, JH3 and Fire! Orchestra among others, Sweden’s Slutavverkning …

Under the Influence with Rise Twain

InsideOutMusic recently announced the signing of Philadelphia-based duo Rise Twain to the label, for the release of their self-titled debut album on the 6th September 2019. The union of Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of …

Album Stream: Colored Moth – DIM

Colored Moth | Facebook | Bandcamp DIM – The ominous 3rd record, of the trio Colored Moth from Berlin, narrates the dim fading of colors, but fights against it at the same time having color in its name. Limitless versatility on 13 new songs, dressed in …

Exclusive Track Premiere: The Fifth Alliance – Black

The Fifth Alliance | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter The Fifth Alliance is a 5-piece from Breda, The Netherlands, who blend bleak and blackish sludge, gut-wrenching doom and hypnotic (post)(black)metal. After debuting with their well-received album Unrev …

Under the Influence with False

Minneapolis black metal band False will release their most pivotal and monumental record of their career on July 12th on all formats via Gilead Media.In the past, False would not participate in interviews and remained anonymous – but tha …

Festival Review: Roadburn Festival 2019

With a bit of delay, here is Sander van den Driesche’s review of the recent Roadburn Festival.

Video Stream: Luna Sol – Sometimes We Get It Right

Luna Sol | Facebook Colorado heavy rock hypnotists Luna Sol, which features in its ranks guitarist / vocalist Dave Angstrom, formerly of Kyuss vocalist John Garcia’s early aughts band Hermano and Lexington, Kentucky’s Supafuzz, released its new LP, Bel …

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