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Editor’s Choice #3: Tumble Dry on High (or Die)
A two-hour black metal magnum opus is the selected soundtrack for this (far briefer) reflection on doing the laundry.
Black Magnet to Release Industrial Metal Debut via 20 Buck Spin (Stream New Single Now)
20 Buck Spin announced today the upcoming debut release of industrial-meets-extreme-metal crossover band Black Magnet -- you can listen to the first single from "Hallucination Scene" now.
Buried Realm’s “Overlord” Bows Only to the Mighty Riff
We've got a groove-laden new song from "Embodiment of the Divine," the upcoming Buried Realm album that also features guests of Scar Symmetry, Soilwork, and Obscura fame (just to name a few).
Amiensus’s Restorative Black Metal Breathes While “Drowned”
We unveil a new music video single from black metal quintet Amiensus -- this decade-long project has only two full-lengths, but a third (and mighty) one is coming later this year. Get a taste now.
Mystras’ “The Murder of Wat Tyler” is Black Metal That Sets Castles Ablaze
We're streaming a new Mystras song (a new black metal project from Spectral Lore's Ayloss) via a lyric video centered around the story of revolt-leading Middle Ages revolutionary.
Drouth’s “A Crown of Asphodels” Gives Life but Tempts Death
We're streaming the closing song from Portland black metal project Drouth's upcoming second full-length "Excerpts From a Dread Liturgy."
Dessiderium’s “Cosmic Limbs” Retrieve Life From The Eternal Void
The solo project of Alex Haddad has reinvigorated the stale mechanisms of melodic death metal with a heartfelt new album "Shadow Burn" -- soak into a new song now.
Summoning “Lions, Tigers and Bears” with Slift’s “Ummon” (Music Video Premiere)
Our favorite music videos contain nothing but the band, the crowd, and the song -- here, we've got the epic closing track from French trio Slift's latest album "Ummon" captured in such a fashion. Super-heavy psych-rock content inside.
Editor’s Choice #2: Holy Shit, Serenity Now!
Defocus and dematerialize in this abstract reflection on the times of now -- IO Editor-in-Chief Andrew Rothmund selects an especially atmospheric album as last month's favorite.
Nodus Tollens Sees a “Willowing” World Withering (Song Premiere)
We unveil a new song from this solo black metal project's debut full-length "Melancholic Waters Ablaze With the Fires of Loss," a gut-stab of raw and emotional atmospherics.