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Under the Influence with Galen Baudhuin from Infera Bruo

Two short years after the release of Cerement, Infera Bruo returns with Rites of the Nameless; a six part subterranean odyssey through modern blackened metal. The transformative powers of those intervening years have elicited a …

Under the Influence with Undeath

Undeath are an old school death metal band from Rochester, NY. They recently signed a deal with Prosthetic Records to release their debut full-length album Lesions Of A Different Kind on October 23rd. The album contains 10 tracks of unique old sch …

Under the Influence with Pothamus

Raya is the debut album by sludge/post-rock band Pothamus, which is a 50-minutes long concept album focusing on a band that is searching for their own stories. “Respecting the intangible, we puzzled existing myths and ideas until new meanings emerged”, …

Under the Influence with Melissa Guion from MJ Guider

MJ Guider releases their new album Sour Bell Cherry today on Kranky. Sour Cherry Bell retains the glassy gauze of her debut, 2016’s Precious Systems, but shaded starker and darker, framed by mechanical rhythms and humid industrial moods. She speak …

Under the Influence with Fires In The Distance

Connecticut based melodic death-doom metal four-piece Fires In The Distance will release their debut album, titled Echoes From Deep November, via Prosthetic Records on September 18th. Over the course of six melancholic tracks, Echoe …

Under the Influence with Steve Redmond from Foretoken

Having recently signed to Prosthetic Records, melodic death metal duo Foretoken are preparing to release their debut album, Ruin (released on September 4th). The core band of Steve Redmond (guitars and orchestral compositions) and Dan Cooley (lyrics an …

Exclusive Track Stream: Asphodel Wine – Romanticide

Asphodel Wine | Facebook Sarah and Zachary’s universes collided in Autumn 2015, when their respective bands SubRosa and Minsk were both invited to support Cult of Luna on a West Coast U.S. tour. Upon returning home, separated by 1402 miles (2256 kilome …

Under the Influence with William Lacalmontie from Ovtrenoir

Ovtrenoir is a post-metal band from Paris, France. Initiated by William Lacalmontie (guitar / vocals) in 2013 as an instrumental acoustic post-rock project, the line-up consists of long-time close friends Julien Taubregeas (The Great Divide – drums), A …

Under the Influence with Thelma Ramon

Thelma Ramon is a singer/songwriter originally from Houston, Texas and currently residing in Belgium. Embarking on her first musical endeavour after years of gestation behind closed doors, these recordings present to the world the first glimpse of the …

Under the Influence with Lorena Quintanilla from J. Zunz

In an era of uncertainty and introspection, frustrations will inevitably arise. Yet there may also be the potential for change. It’s possible that the warping of time and the journey into one’s own headspace that come with altered circumstances allow a …

Under the Influence with Taylor Washington from Paladin

Atlanta based power thrashers Paladin released their debut album Ascension through Prosthetic Records last year, which they quickly followed up with the release of the 3-track Nevermore covers EP Anamnesis last year in December, also through …

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 …

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