On “Directive IV,” Planet of the Dead Commands You To Your Doom (Track + Video Premiere)
Drawing heavily from science fiction and horror, the New Zealand doomsters craft barraging doom with uncommon inspiration. Watch the video for the RoboCop-inspired "Directive IV" now.
Thorn Summons the Void Through “Crawling Worship” (Early Album Stream)
This especially piercing form of cavernous death-doom evokes visions of stark nothingness and unsightly terrors from beyond—stream the band's debut album now in full.
Entering the Underground #10: White Magician’s Mesmerizing Heavy Metal
White Magician (whose members also comprise Demon Bitch) plays a beguiling form of traditional metal rooted in adventurous hard rock. Check out an interview with the project mastermind The Great Kaiser.
Naïve Magic: A Dungeon Synth Digest #3: Live from the Dungeon (Interview + Roundup)
In this dual-duty edition of the Dungeon Synth Digest, we speak with Northeast Dungeon Siege organizers Phranick and Naginah (of Sombre Arcane) and provide another roundup of dungeon synth releases for your perusal.
Heavy Metal Everlasting: An Interview with Howie Bentley of Cauldron Born and Briton Rites
Howie Bentley is behind two cult-favorite bands that were uncompromising outlets for true heavy metal and doom even in the genres' darker days. Read an interview with Bentley and learn more about Briton Rites' recent comeback "Occulte Fantastique" and future plans for Cauldron Bo…
Unearthly Ambitions — The Story of Cynic #3: 1991 Demo, Master and Monstrosity
The third chapter of our Cynic retrospective looks at their 1991 demo, along with other contemporary work by members of Cynic that influenced the eventual shape of "Focus".
Piercing the Veil #4: Wayfarer Strides Into the Old West
The Denver, Colorado atmospheric black/folk metal band has heavily integrated elements of American Western music into not only their sound, but their mentality. We talked to guitarist/vocalist Shane McCarthy to dive into their unusual perspective.
Typhonian’s Murderous Death Metal Clockwork Powers “The Cosmic Pendulum of Time” (EP Revie…
The German death metal group unleashes their first EP following their full-length debut in 2018, with this new release demonstrating their unrelenting commitment to the fundamentals. Read our full review.
Lung Knots’ Blistering Sermon: Open Your “Void Hymnal” to Page Zero (Video Premiere)
Watch a feverish visualization for a song off the industrial and black-metal-tinged noise project's debut full-length "Golden Dirges, Molten Larynges."