Progressive Excellence: Animals as Leaders @ House of Blues Chicago 4/4/2022 (Live Report + Photos)
Check out photos from Animals as Leaders' double set yesterday at House of Blues Chicago.
Grinding to Death: Estuarine’s “Nyarlathotep” Disintegrates Everything (Early Track Stream)
We unveil a new single DIY playthrough video ("Hooves of Oblivion") for the pithy and powerful new iteration of this Tampa deathgrind project whose new album releases next month.
Lost in the Shimmering “Hinterlands” with Jakethehawk (Album Premiere + Track-by-Track)
The kaleidoscopic doom within the Pittsburghers' "Appalachian Desert Rock" is something you don't come back from hearing unchanged. Stream the whole album ahead of its release now plus a track-by-track rundown from frontman and guitarist John Huxley.
“Yearn”: Intonate’s Intricate Death Metal Invades The Mind (Early Track Stream)
Quebecois technical death metallers return with a followup to their 2016 debut, still as thoughtful and devastating as before. Check out "Yearn" from the album now.
Space is the Place, and Also Our Coffin: Mare Cognitum’s “Antaresian”
Stream brand-new space black metal courtesy of Mare Cognitum; still steaming from an amazing split/collaboration with Spectral Lore, the solo project will deliver a masterful full-length this Spring.
A Stick and a Stone Shows The “Versatile” Nature of Doom (Early Album Stream)
A Stick and a Stone layers together a host of elements into a rich, evocative mix of doom and much more. We're streaming their upcoming album in full.
The Void’s Maw: Basalte’s “L’excroissance du vide” EP is Black Metal Captivation
Stream the two new songs that comprise the latest EP from Quebecois black metal outfit Basalte -- expect lofty atmospherics and lots of mood.
Romasa Tosses You Into an “Insufferable Cave of Rotting Aspiration” (Early EP Stream)
We unleash this three-song trident from Louisiana-based sludge/crust/death outfit Romasa -- "Insufferable Cave of Rotting Aspiration" is not "happy place" music, or is it?
Botanist: Hammering the Dulcimer, Creating “Oxygen,” and Painting the World Green (New Song + Interview)
We unveil a new single from the upcoming Botanist album "Photosynthesis" and chat with project mastermind Otrebor about the new release in context with a storied career in hammered-dulcimer black (or green?) metal.
Angular Soundscapes and Obtuse Visions: Moonlow Asks, “Who Are You?” (Album Stream)
The self-dubbed "apocalyptic noise poetry" from Moonlow doesn't deliver a profound experience; rather, it eases you into having one yourself -- stream the entirety of "Who Are You?" now.