Interview: Tom Phillips of While Heaven Wept

Interview: Tom Phillips of While Heaven Wept

While Heaven Wept recently released their new album Stranded At Aphelion. Myron Schmidt took the opportunity to ask co-founder Tom Phillips some questions.

Endless Melancholy – Fragile

Endless Melancholy – Fragile

With their third album, Kiev’s Endless Melancholy have created a neoclassical ambiance that while not pushing any boundaries feels effortlessly comfortable and is a joy to listen to. By Kevin Scott

Reuben – Racecar is Racecar Backwards (Reissue)

Reuben – Racecar is Racecar Backwards (Reissue)

Spawning an impressive 16 tracks, Racecar is a solid set of melodic heavy rocking tunes that have great crunchy riffs, monstrous bass lines and some seriously good drumming. By Geoff Topley

Fugazi – First Demo

Fugazi – First Demo

‘First Demo’, Fugazi’s first release in 13 years containing recordings that are 26 years old, will be eagerly accepted by the band’s dedicated fans. – By Geoff Topley

Yuri Gagarin – Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin – Yuri Gagarin

Most certainly, it’s important that Yuri Gagarin & Linus Andersson maintain their professional relationship, for as space rock goes, as psych rock goes, as MUSIC goes, this just owns. By Jake Murray

Jet Plane – Loud to Sleep

Jet Plane – Loud to Sleep

My only criticism of Loud To Sleep is that it underutilises its biggest selling point, the bagpipes, but even as a more typical post-rock band, they lay out an impressive set of compositions that I would recommend to anyone. By Dylan Schink

Interview: AHAB

Interview: AHAB

At the recent Damnation Festival, Sander van den Driesche sat down with Cristian Hector of German funeral doom metal band AHAB for an interesting chat about the band, influences, and what it’s like to combine a dayjob with the band.

Kontrust – Explositive

Kontrust – Explositive

A collections of eleven tracks that courses with an enthusiastic energy that is complemented by a bucket load of hooks. – By Andrew Rawlinson

Nihill – Verderf

Nihill – Verderf

In a musical world where ‘black metal’ so often means post-rock with tremolo picking, Verderf summons an intense, malevolent claustrophobia in its noise-rusted mastery of metal extremism. – By Owen Coggins

Mothership – Mothership II

Mothership – Mothership II

No doubt clad in denim and leather, you can smell the sweat and fumes coming back off this album as it takes on its heady journey. Full of classic rock riffs and attitude it is like rolling back the years to the 70’s once again. – By Martyn Coppack

Live: Blues Pills, The Vintage Caravan, BlackWolf and Hair of the Dog

Live: Blues Pills, The Vintage Caravan, BlackWolf and Hair of the Dog

Sander van den Driesche went to Audio in Glasgow to see Blues Pills with support by The Vintage Caravan, BlackWolf and Hair of the Dog.

Isole – The Calm Hunter

Isole – The Calm Hunter

It is an album you find yourself returning too as there is so much variation in the riffs and music. – By Martyn Coppack

King Diamond – Dreams of Horror

King Diamond – Dreams of Horror

If you’ve never gotten around to King Diamond before this is the perfect place to start. Dreams of Horror is as close to a greatest hits compilation as you’re going to get, unless you make your own. Hail the King! – By Michael Klassen

11Paranoias – Stealing Fire From Heaven

11Paranoias – Stealing Fire From Heaven

If you imagined Bong and Ramesses as galaxies and these galaxies smashed into each other, then that pretty much sums up 11Paranoias, which is an epic cosmic fusion of the two. – By Richard Collins

Interview: Jürgen Bartsch of Bethlehem

Interview: Jürgen Bartsch of Bethlehem

Grayson Hale chatted to bassist Jürgen Bartsch of German dark metal pioneers Bethlehem about the album trilogy, his near-death experiences and the band’s Facebook troubles…

Rancid – Honor Is All We Know

Rancid – Honor Is All We Know

At 32 minutes it’s short and to the point, ensuring the misfires pass by quickly enough although it is pretty much a holding pattern album. It won’t win any new fans but will tide the existing ones over happily enough. By Andrew Rawlinson

Echoes of the Future – November 2014


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