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Album Stream: Endless Voyage X – Those Who Time Forgot

Endless Voyage X | Facebook | Bandcamp Endless Voyage X was formed by its sole member Jake in May of 2016 and focuses on themes such as the ocean, darkness, and Jake’s personal thoughts and philosophies. Jake describes his project as a mixture of …

Album Stream: Kaspar Hauser – Kaspar Hauser

Kaspar Hauser | Facebook | Bandcamp Kaspar Hauser are a Scottish three-piece specialising in noise-ridden, black-hearted anti-ballads, combining serrated, grinding melodies, effusive, bile-soaked lyrics and an unnatural love for chorus pedals. Formed i …

Video Premiere: Red Apollo – The Slaving Eyes

Red Apollo | Facebook | Bandcamp With six years of existence under the belt, Red Apollo undoubtedly belong to the established bands among those who identify themselves with post-metal, sludge, doom and everything in-between. After a successful tour wit …

Video Premiere: Dystopian Future Movies – Pieces

Dystopian Future Movies | Website | Facebook | Twitter Dystopian Future Movies are a post-rock, post-metal, experimental band based in Nottingham, UK. Taking a Sonic Youth approach, but arriving at some dark place between Neurosis and Chelsea Wolfe, DF …

Album Stream: Drive By Wire – The Whole Shebang

Drive By Wire | Website | Facebook | Twitter Drive By Wire offer an intriguing and unique mixture of fuzz-laiden desert/stoner rock grooves and trippy, hazy vocals of Simone Holsbeek. A trip through the dusty desolate desert landscape, the swampy river …

Track Stream: kolektiv – elevator

kolektiv | Facebook “Solos are masturbation and melody is overrated. We’re sick of four to the floor. Somewhere between Tool, Thrice and Deftones is where we play. who we are doesn’t matter, what does is the kolektiv.” This is how this mysterious Belgi …

Album Stream: Unbowed – Through Endless Tides

Unbowed | Facebook | Bandcamp Time for something truly crushing – utterly hairy metal in the form of Canadian youngsters Unbowed, and their new LP Through Endless Tides. For fans of Behemoth, Amorphis, Einherjer, Amon Amarth and more, Unbowed tread the …

Video Premiere: Warren Schoenbright – Mesa/Geophagy Variations

Warren Schoenbright | Facebook | Bandcamp Warren Schoenbright are a London based three piece experimental noise band. Subtropical, the band’s first release on Hominid Sounds, charts a new, heavier and more dense sonic direction. The introduction of spo …

Album Stream: White Ward – Futility Report

White Ward | Facebook | Bandcamp White Ward is a band from Odessa, Ukraine performing intense, deviant music with the shade of noir. Formed in 2012 and taking roots in raw depressive black metal the band has expounded its boundaries taking inspiration …

Exclusive Track Premiere: The Tidal Sleep – Bandages

The Tidal Sleep | Website | Facebook | Bandcamp Over the last few years The Tidal Sleep have slowly but surely worked their way up to being one of Europe’s most talked about post-hardcore bands. With an EP, two albums and two split releases under …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Innerwoud – Grashelm

Innerwoud | Facebook | Soundcloud Innerwoud and choreographer Lieselot Vanderroost made a dance performance with soundtrack last year for Vrijstaat O (now named Kaap). To document the ephemeral event, a video was made for the piece. The soundtrack …

Album Stream: Aidan Baker & Karen Willems – Nonland

Recorded in a single session at Berlin’s Golden Retriever Studios on June 18, 2016, Nonland combines atmospheric, looping guitar with textural, polyrhythmic percussion. Having played together live only once previously, these sessions were entirely spon …

Supergenius – Supertired: A track by track analysis by Ed Godby

Supergenius | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Last month two independent labels 9000 Records (part of Consouling Sounds) and Hypertension Records joined forces and released the new album Supertired by Belgian ‘supergroup’ Supergenius. …

Track Stream: Elder – The Falling Veil

Elder | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Reflections of a Floating World is Elder’s fourth full length album and second LP released via Stickman Records (EU) and Armageddon Label (US). Long, undulating and dense tracks float between psychedelic …

Track Stream: Kassad – Void

Kassad | Website | Facebook From the onset of Faces Turn Away, an all-encompassing sense of existential dread and claustrophobic anxiety hits you and builds to a crescendo before everything descends into dread and finally nothingness. An album about th …

Exclusive Album Stream: Lucifer’s Dungeon – The Dark Army Raises

Lucifer’s Dungeon | Facebook Lucifer’s Dungeon was founded in 2008 by Cain Black in Thailand, where he lived from 2006 to 2010. Originally it was planned that it would be a one man band called Dark Cellar. In 2009, a demo was recorded, but it was lost. …

Track Stream: The Ditch And The Delta – Sleeping Dogs

The Ditch And The Delta | Facebook | Bandcamp Battleground Records expands the label’s diverse roster once again, welcoming Salt Lake City-based exploratory sludge/math metal trio, The Ditch And The Delta, and is preparing to issue the band’s Hive …

Festival Review: Roadburn Festival 2017

Our metal editor Sander van den Driesche went on his second Roadburn Festival pilgrimage. And he completely fell in love with the festival this time.

Album Stream: Obelyskkh – The Providence

Obelyskkh | Facebook | Bandcamp Germany’s doom/sludge outfit Obelyskkh presents their fourth LP, The Providence, through Exile On Mainstream Records. The Providence was released on all digital platforms, CD, and 2xLP with three …

Video Premiere: Rhys Bloodjoy – Aphrodite’s Mirror

Rhys Bloodjoy | Facebook | Bandcamp Rhys Bloodjoy — “a solo psychedelic explosion” — has been wowing audiences on the underground since emerging on the Manchester live scene in late 2014. Shrouded in mystery with his head hooded, Bloodjoy’s one-guitar- …

Album Stream: When Icarus Falls – Resilience

When Icarus Falls | Website | Facebook | Bandcamp Formed in 2007 in Lausanne, When Icarus Falls materializes the exploration of dark musical universes, oscillating between hazy atmospheres and heavy riffs. When Icarus Falls’ musicians are well known fo …

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