Guitars in Draghkar, Azath, and Serpent Rider. Owner of Nameless Grave Records, and editor of The Highway Corsair print zine.
Entering the Underground #26: Animalize’s Carnivorous Heavy Metal
The French heavy metal band's debut "Meat We're Made Of" is more than an eye-catching album cover, with powerful, catchy heavy metal holding no shortage of surprises. Read an interview with the band here.
Hellish Praise “Goddess Death” With Wickedly Atavistic Thrash Metal (Early Track Stream)
The Chilean blackened thrash metal group return with a third EP, and the album art should clue you into how much this rips. Check out an early track now.
Obscene Drag Death Metal “…from Dead Horizon to Dead Horizon” (Interview)
The Indiana death metal band put their own vile twist on the genre. Read an interview with the band here.
Defenders of the Heavy Metal Faith #1: American Bands That Kept the Torch Lit in the 1990s
Traditional heavy metal struggled in America in the 1990s, but it didn't entirely disappear. The first edition of this series covers genre champions The Lord Weird Slough Feg, Twisted Tower Dire, and more.
Entering the Underground #25: Tideless Combines Death Metal and Shoegaze on “Adrift in Grief”
We spoke to Tideless guitarist/songwriter Carlos Gautan about the San Diego band's debut album, which combined death metal, shoegaze, black metal, and more into a dazzling new entity.
Raven and Riot Act Bring Timeless Heavy Metal To Tacoma (Live Report, 10/6/2022)
Raven is currently touring for the 40th anniversary of their classic album "Wiped Out." We caught them and Riot Act (ex-Riot members) laying waste in Washington state.
Sumerlands Nourish a Love for Heavy Metal on “Dreamkiller” (Arthur Rizk Interview)
With new vocalist Brendan Radigan at the helm, the mighty traditional metal band (members of Eternal Champion, Magic Circle, etc.) delivers energetic, extremely well-crafted anthems on their latest album. Read an interview with songwriter/guitarist Arthur Rizk here.
Autopsy’s Sickening Death Metal Lives On in “Morbidity Triumphant” (Interview with Eric Cutler)
Nine full-lengths and 35 years later, Autopsy remains one of the best death metal bands in existence, as gruesome and creative as ever. With that ninth full-length on the horizon, read an interview with original guitarist Eric Cutler.
Witch Blade Strikes in the Moonlight on “Månsken” (Early Track Stream)
The Swedish heavy metal band returns with their second album next month, full of classic occult-influenced heavy metal. Stream the title track here.
Entering the Underground #24: Cryptworm’s Vile Death Metal is “Spewing Mephitic Putridity”
You don't need to know what 'mephitic' means to appreciate the viciously distasteful riffs this UK death metal band brings to the table. Read an interview with bassist/guitarist vocalist Tibor Hanyi here.