Mountaineer Bleeds Postmodern Doom on “Bloodletting” (Album Premiere)
We're streaming the new full-length from the California doom/post-metal sextet -- "Bloodletting" takes hold and just doesn't let go.
Feral Light Exhale the “Life Vapor” of Black Metal (Album Premiere)
We're streaming the entire third full-length "Life Vapor" of black metal act Feral Light before Friday's release -- for a no-frills, hard-hitting exemplar of the style, look no further.
Delivering the Word: Death Courier’s “Pillars of Murk” Echoes Total Demise
Death Courier, a Greek band with a 30-year history, perfects their thrash-laden death metal style on upcoming album "Necrotic Verses" -- we're streaming a new ripper right now.
Editor’s Choice #1: Where to Start When the End Beckons?
In this resurrected column, IO Editor-in-Chief Andrew Rothmund's gaze will illuminate one album and one album only in light of the world at large -- this month, the question is how even to begin?
End Has Just Begun: “Splinters From an Ever-Changing Face” Crushes All (Will Putney Interv…
End, a Will Putney side-project, now includes members from Misery Signals, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and more -- the group's debut full-length combines hardcore and grind into one heavy-as-fuck concoction.
Reeking Aura’s “Groaning Moss” Eats Humanity Alive (Lyric Video Premiere)
This New Jersey death metal sextet (mem. Unearthly Trance, Artificial Brain, and more) recently dropped their debut "Beneath the Canopy of Compost" EP -- it's filthy, devastating death-doom and has us begging for more.
Creature Comes Alive with Avant-Garde Mastery on “Neo Habilis” (Song Premiere)
France's Creature is one-man avant-garde metal taken to every dimensional extreme -- sprawling, exceedingly technical, and totally mad, the project's latest album "Ex Cathedra" hits shelves in late June. Here's a taste now.
The Ascendance of Golden Ashes: “As Sacred Bones Wither Into Nothingness” (Song Premiere)
We've got an early stream of the abstract and elevating opening song from the Maurice de Jong black metal project Golden Ashes' second full-length "The Lugubrious Silence of Eternal Night."
Annihilation and Antithesis: Ulveblod’s “Omnia Mors Aequat” Blankets the Mind (and Soul)
We've got the full stream of Ulveblod's debut full-length -- formed by member Vitriol of retired black metal project Nihill, this latest iteration showcases the musician's penchant for the noisy void.
Calligram’s “Kenosis” Teaches Us What it Really Means to Rip (Song Premiere + Interview)
We're streaming a blackened and blasting new song from the London-based quartet's upcoming full-length "The Eye is the First Circle" -- trust us when we say it, this album tears space and time in twain.