Guitars in Draghkar, Azath, and Serpent Rider. Owner of Nameless Grave Records, and editor of The Highway Corsair print zine.
“The Appearing”: Karloff’s Bloody, Blackened Punk is Here to Haunt (Early Album Stream)
Raucous and destructive, Karloff's approach to mixing punk and metal is heavy on horror and grime. Check out their debut album now before it releases on Friday.
Entering the Underground #12: Obsolete’s High Speed Death/Thrash Will Never Die Out
This Minneapolis death-thrash released their debut album back in April, but the sound captured within it seems much older than that. Read an interview with guitarist Scott Fryxell.
“Bursting Church”: Stress Angel’s Violence Boils Over (Early Album Stream)
Death metal meets black, thrash, doom, and general deranged malevolence on this New York band's debut full-length. Listen to "Bursting Church" in full now and read an interview with drummer/vocalist Manny Sores.
Entering the Underground #11: Malformity Wreak “Monumental Ruin” on Death Metal Conformity
Read an interview with Atlanta's Malformity, who formed back in 1991 but released their debut full-length just earlier this year.
“Even the Demons” Fear Craven Idol’s Black Thrashing Might (Early Track Stream + Interview…
Check out a track from the atavistic English black/thrashers' upcoming third album, as well as an interview with guitarist/vocalist Sadistik Wrath.
Wheel’s Classic, Potent Doom Has Been “Preserved in Time” (Interview)
Powerfully emotional doom is a difficult craft to perfect, and Germany's Wheel are modern masters. We talked with guitarist Benjamin Homberger about their latest album.
Wizard Doom: Olórin Plummets “Through Shadow and Flame” (Early Album Stream)
Hear the debut full-length of Illinois doomsters Olórin (members of Smoulder, Fer de Lance), who funnel Lord of the Rings, and specifically Gandalf, into glacial traditional doom metal—plus, check out an interview with the band.
35 Years of Midnight: Reflecting on Candlemass’s Genre-Defining Classic “Epicus Doomicus M…
For the 35th anniversary of this classic doom album, we contemplate what made it so impactful and its ongoing legacy - plus, check out an interview with founder Leif Edling.
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.
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…