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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 …

Exclusive Video Stream: Wire Love – Symmetry

Wire Love | Facebook | Bandcamp Wire Love is a new band from Münster, Germany that has risen from the ashes of Orbit the Earth. Their debut LP Leave The Bones is nothing short of a giant leap in intensity for German post-hardcore. Pummelling groov …

Exclusive Video Stream: Wasted Theory – Bongronaut

Wasted Theory | Facebook | Bandcamp Wasted Theory was born in July 2012, and raised in the Northern Mid-Atlantic salt air states of Delaware and Maryland. Fronted by Larry Jackson, Jr. on vocals and guitar, Brendan Burns on drums, bassist Corey Petting …

Exclusive Track Stream: Gates To The Morning – Rekindled

Gates To The Morning | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Gates To The Morning are a New Jersey post-black metal band driven by the singular vision of Sean Meyers. Having started as a bedroom black metal project whilst still attending Montclair State Univer …

Exclusive Album Stream: Destroyer of Light – Mors Aeterna

Destroyer of Light | Facebook | Bandcamp Formed in 2012 from constantly boiling musical cauldron that is Austin, TX, Destroyer of Light has taken a straight forward approach to tempering the disparate and harmonious parts of their influences into a tot …

Track Premiere: Nebula – Man’s Best Friend

Nebula | Website | Facebook |  On June 7th US stoner rock trio Nebula will release their latest offering, Holy Shit, through the excellent Heavy Psych Sounds Records. We recently streamed the track ‘Witching Hour’ on …

Video Premiere: Dogs For Breakfast – Suiru

Dogs For Breakfast | Facebook Nearly four years since their last release, the Dogs For Breakfast / Bologna Violenta split album, Italian noise mongers Dogs For Breakfast return with Suiru, a jarring dirge in 8 movements that sees the band further evolv …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Dune Sea – Pentobarbital And Ethanol

Dune Sea | Facebook Dune Sea is a power trio from Norway playing a stoner rock mixed with shoegaze and space rock. The Trondheim based group are often compared with bands like Hawkwind and Queens of the Stone Age. The Dune Sea album features nine track …

Exclusive Video Stream: MagnoX – A Walk In The Darkness

MagnoX | Website | Facebook | Bandcamp MagnoX is Lord Hagos (Senser/Lodestar) and Rick McMurray (Ash). Lord Hagos started playing bass and producing in 1988 with an industrial noise band called Sleeping Dogs Wake, then went on to program and produce fo …

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.

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