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Video Stream: SVIN – Cuts

SVIN | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp Since debuting in 2011 with Heimat, SVIN has made their mark on the international music-scene with four albums and a fifth one in the making. SVIN recorded their latest critically acclaimed album, Missionæ …

Under the Influence with Rich Henshall from Haken

Richard Henshall from progressive rock/metal band Haken tells us about his 3 most influential albums.

Monster Magnet • Table Scraps • ¡Pendejo! – The Garage, Glasgow

All in all this was a brilliant gig, with all 3 bands playing solid sets, full of energy, riffs, sweat and rock!

Exclusive Album Stream: Fire Down Below – Hymn of the Cosmic Man

Fire Down Below | Facebook | Bandcamp Belgium desert rock band Fire Down Below will release its new album, Hymn of the Cosmic Man, on June 8 via Ripple Music (pre-order the album here). The surging quartet — once hailed as “a stoner version of To …

Exclusive Video Stream: Limb – Survival Knife

Limb | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter London heavy contingent Limb set the controls for the heart of the sun with their third record on New Heavy Sounds. Saboteurs of the Sun sees Limb hurl themselves skyward to discover new worlds within …

Video Stream: Tengil – I Dreamt I Was Old

Tengil | Facebook | Bandcamp Tengil is a constellation of musicians playing atmospheric, experimental heavy music that is at once nostalgic, quasi-symphonic and spiritually violent. The band recently released its Prophecy Produ …

Exclusive Album Stream: Raum Kingdom – Everything & Nothing

Raum Kingdom | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Formed in 2013, Ireland’s Raum Kingdom (Dave Lee – vocals, Andrew Colohan – guitars, Ronan Connor – bass, and Mark Gilchrist – drums), play what has been described as combination of Neurosis’ haunting post-m …

Exclusive Album Stream: Goddess of Fate – Spiral Orchard Pt. 1

Goddess of Fate | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter  Goddess of Fate is a prog/melodic death metal band from Yogyakarta, Indonesia that initially formed in 2009 as a technical death metal band. The band released their first EP A Reversal of Civil …

Under the Influence with Big Kizz

Big Kizz is the new Swedish rock band featuring drummer Axel Sjöberg (ex-Graveyard), bassist Johannes Cronquist (Vidunderand) and vocalist/guitarist Pontus Westman (Lady Banana). The group recently release its debut full-length, Music is Magic, on May …

Exclusive Track Premiere: H E X – Process

H E X | Website | Facebook This Friday Swiss industrial psych group H EX will release their self-titled debut album via Hummus Records. We are proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of the track ‘Process’, which is a 10 minutes journe …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Soul Grip – Dwaler

Soul Grip | Facebook | Bandcamp Consouling Sounds is very happy to be able to team up with the kindred spirits of Hypertension Records to present this amazing 12” split album. It brings the much anticipated new tracks of Belgian post-metal outfit Soul …

Under the Influence with Liam Phelan from Svalbard

On May 25th UK based hard hitters Svalbard will release their new album It’s Hard To Have Hope through Holy Roar Records and Translation Loss Records (pre-order here). This is their second full length album, which refines their distinctive blend o …

Exclusive Track Stream: Northwoods – City 40

Northwoods | Facebook | Bandcamp Northwoods was first brought together in 2015, by a group of veterans of the Italian underground scene. The members of the band aimed to create something original – fierce, beautiful and honest, in order to contrib …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Spotlights – Faith

Spotlights | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Spotlights, the Brooklyn-based trio who released their Ipecac debut, Seismic, late last year, return with Hanging By Faith, a five-song EP featuring remixes from Void Manes …

Exclusive Track Premiere: The Mon – Relics

The Mon | Facebook | Bandcamp The Mon is the solo name of a new project by Urlo, best known as the lead vocalist, bass and synth player in heavy trio Ufomammut. Where Ufomammut create mind-expanding, heavy psychedelic, almost other-dimensional sou …

Exclusive Album Stream: Old Man Wizard – Blame It All On Sorcery

Old Man Wizard | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter  California’s Old Man Wizard return with their new release Blame It All On Sorcery, a stunning tour-de-force that blends progressive, hard rock and metal into a brilliant 10 track album. The …

Under the Influence with Tobias Grave from Soft Kill

On May 11 Soft Kill will release their new album Savior through Profound Lore Records. Savior is the follow up album to 2016’s critically acclaimed Choke. Soft Kill have matured into a melodic powerhouse; effortlessly blending …

Frayle

Sander van den Driesche caught up with Gwyn Strang and Sean Bilovecky, the duo behind heavy witch rock band Frayle to find out more about the band and their recent signing to Lay Bare Recordings.

Reflections on Roadburn 2018 – Part 2: Simply magnificent

Sander van den Driesche was at this year’s Roadburn Festival and shares his thoughts about the bands and artists he’s seen.

Exclusive Album Stream: Body Void – I Live Inside a Burning House

Body Void | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Coming off their debut release Ruins, Body Void returned to Earhammer Studios and has submitted almost an hour of painful sludge and wretched doom. With 2018’s I Live Inside A Burning H …

Exclusive Track Stream: 1099 – Osiris

1099 | Website | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter  Formed 15 years ago, 1099 is an instrumental post-rock collective from Trondheim, Norway. Having released two double albums, a self-titled debut in 2012 and Young Pines in 2015, the Norwegian fi …

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