Raining Cats and Rats: Cloud Rat Talks Bonus EP “Do Not Let Me Off the Cliff”
We premiere the bonus EP that is unlike anything the Michigan grinders have ever done before -- it comes alongside "Pollinator," the band's fourth full-length, and we chat with the trio about how it all came to be.
Thrash or Die: Director Adam Dubin Talks New Documentary “Murder in the Front Row”
The definitive book on the formative years of Bay Area thrash is now a documentary -- as director Adam Dubin describes, “[this is] not a Metallica movie, it's a movie with Metallica in it." Screening dates and our extensive interview are inside.
Dead Neanderthals and Scott Hedrick’s Haunting “Ghosts”
"New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz" and the Skeletonwitch guitarist collide in an avant-garde collaboration.
The Niches of Nietzsche: Polemicist Unveil “The Convalescent” and Get Philosophical
We unveil a new track from the blackened Philly quartet Polemicist's upcoming full-length "Zarathustrian Impressions" and talk shop with guitarist Lydia Giordano and vocalist/guitarist Josiah Domico.
Live Report: False, Dumal, and Sonja @ Kung Fu Necktie (Philly)
Last Friday ripped us to shreds: the big riffs of Sonja, the sawing rawness of Dumal, and the outright savagery of False whose latest album made waves.
Unlimited Fuel and Hearts of Steel: Flooring It for 40 Years on the “Highway to Hell”
AC/DC's breakthrough album turns 40 years old today -- here's our retrospective on a record so goddamn rock-'n'-roll that it hardened into musical permanence.
Talking Death: Tomb Mold’s Guitarists Derrick Vella and Payson Power Discuss “Planetary Cl…
We chilled with Vella and Power in the air-conditioned comfort of a Chevy Sonic outside their release-day set in Philadelphia last Friday. Here are the words we exchanged.
Live Report: Eneferens, Gates to the Morning, Windfaerer, and Frost Giant in Philly
The Tusk in Philly was alive last Friday with a slew of emotive, proggy goodness before one-man black metal act Eneferens took the stage -- photos and album streams inside.
Keeping the Torche Lit: “Admission” Sees the Sludge Outfit as Catchy as Ever
Torche's fifth full-length (and first since 2015) is chock-full of all the goodness we've come to expect from the Florida "thunder pop" masters.
Live Report: Primitive Man, Big|Brave, Elizabeth Colour Wheel in Philly
An eclectic lineup of everlasting artists graced Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia on Saturday, from the almighty hammer of Primitive Man to the emotional onslaught of Big|Brave (photos inside).