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Exclusive Track Premiere: Horse Head – Inferno

Horse Head | Facebook | Bandcamp Horse Head formed in 2011 after Chris Gisriel and a few other members dissolved the band Nataraja, allowing for a new project with Wilson Hensleigh as lead guitarist, Jonathan Portnoy on bass, and Andrew …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Evil Triplet – We Are the Aliens

Evil Triplet | Facebook Evil Triplet is a heavy psych trio from Austin, TX. The space rock behemoth is comprised of Steve Marsh (guitar and vocals), Kirk Laktas (drums), and Joe Volpi (bass). Marsh traces back to Terminal Mind, a seminal band …

Under the Influence with Nathan Sadd from Shrapnel

We asked lead guitarist Nathan Sadd from Norwich based thrashers Shrapnel to pick three releases which have influenced him as an extreme metal guitarist.

Album Stream: Sum Of R – Orga

Sum Of R | Website | Facebook | Bandcamp Switzerland’s Sum Of R are Reto Mäder (guitar, bass guitar, effects, organ, drums, electronics, synthesizer) and Fabio Costa (drums, effects, synthesizer). The band was created in 2008 by Reto Mäder, f …

Exclusive Album Stream: Church Of Void – Church Of Void

Church Of Void | Facebook | Bandcamp Hailing from the barren wasteland of Finland, Church Of Void is a five men doom rock band. Founded in 2010 by vocalist Magus Corvus and G. Funeral (Ex-Horna, Battlelore), the band’s first sign of life was the l …

Motorpsycho – The Tower

I can certainly say this is probably in my top 5 favourite Motorpsycho albums they’ve released to date. ‘The Tower’ is one of their finest releases of recent years.

Désirée Hanssen from Lay Bare Recordings

Sander van den Driesche caught up with Désirée Hanssen from Dutch independent record label Lay Bare Recordings to ask her about the running of her label, and the huge passion she has for the music she releases.

Video Premiere: BISON – Anti War

BISON | Facebook | Bandcamp Vancouver metal veterans BISON are making a devastating return with their brand new album titled You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient; already a serious contender for the album title of the year award. After 2012’s …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Grey Hairs – On and Off

Grey Hairs | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter On and Off is the latest release from Nottingham’s Grey Hairs. Acompanied by a new film from long-time collaborator Andy Gibson, On and Off is the shortest, sharpest shock from the band’s c …

Track Stream: Briqueville – Akte V

Briqueville | Website | Facebook | Bandcamp Briqueville is a band shrouded in mystery. On stage, they create an instrumental mantra of spooky guitars, modified field recordings and eery sampled chants. These meditative build-ups, based on the pers …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Arallu – Possessed by the Sleep

Arallu | Facebook | Bandcamp Arallu from Israel are imbibing their Middle-Eastern influences and channeling the same using the black metal template that they’ve been trying to perfect for over two decades. Not unlike their label mates in Rudra, th …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Divinity Compromised – The Fall of Æstoria

Divinity Compromised | Website | Facebook | Twitter On July 28th 2017, progressive metal band Divinity Compromised released their sophomore album Terminal via Qumran Records/No Dust Records. The band features Lothar Keller of the Sk …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Little Whales – Seventeenth Century Artisan

Little Whales | Facebook | Soundcloud Little Whales, the solo project of Vrishank Menon from Death By Fungi fuses the influences of shoegaze, slowcore, emo and melodic punk. After the first Little Whales EP, which was more aligned with bands …

Nick DiSalvo from Elder

Sander van den Driesche caught up with Elder frontman Nick DiSalvo when the band played in Edinburgh recently. They had a chat about the new album ‘Reflections Of A Floating World’, touring with a 4th band member and how to categorise Elder’s current sound.

Track Premiere: Biblical – Fugue State

Biblical | Website | Facebook | Twitter Toronto rock and roll band Biblical will release its new album, The City that Always Sleeps, on September 15 via Tee Pee Records (US/UK/EU) and New Damage Records (Canada). The …

Video Premiere: The Dark Red Seed – The Antagonist

The Dark Red Seed | Facebook | Bandcamp The Dark Red Seed is the musical outlet of Tosten Larson, guitarist for Seattle dark folk musician King Dude. A self-coined “metaphor for the heart”, The Dark Red Seed represents a d …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Behind the Shadow Drops – Positive Shadow, Negative Light

Behind the Shadow Drops | Website | Facebook | Twitter Behind the Shadow Drops is the new solo endeavor from Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto, founding guitarist and composer of iconic Japanese experimental rock group, Mono. Established i …

Celtic Frost – The Reissues

The recent Celtic Frost reissues provide a great opportunity for our team of writers to shine a light on these artefacts, though never forgetting the story behind them. This is music people should hear, music that should inspire a new generation.

Under the Influence with Lucas Gadke from Völur

Canadian folk influenced ritual doom metal band Völur impressed us hugely earlier this year when they released Ancestors throught he excellent Prophecy Productions. Owen Coggins wrote “An all around excellent, focused and adventurous add …

Exclusive Stream: Monster Killed By Laser – Hall of Spheres

Monster Killed By Laser | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter Instrumental psych/prog outfit Monster Killed By Laser have been throwing around audacious guitar licks and brooding soundscapes since 2001. Initially starting life as a heavy stoner-inf …

Video Premiere: BOG – Fellow Traveller

BOG | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter The Vienna-based post-metal band BOG present their first official music video of the song ‘Fellow Traveller’ of their debut-album Unshriven, which was released on June 24. With Unshriven, songwriter Tim Pri …

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