Metal Shoebox #6: Trevor Van Hook of Putrescine
Trevor Van Hook of San Diego death metallers Putrescine tells us about some of his favorite kicks and crucial album pairings.
Dialing In Death: An In-Depth Interview with Hath Drummer/Engineer AJ Viana
We dive deep into the inner workings of Hath drummer AJ Viana (Cognitive, The American Standard), who also records and engineers their albums, going all the way down to the microphones used and the tom drum sizes.
Ivan Belcic’s Top Albums of 2021
Resident sneaker wizard Ivan Belcic rounds up his favorites of the past year.
Gonemage Draws Down a “Sudden Deluge” of Surreal Post-Black Metal (Early Album Stream + Interview)
On his sophomore record, Garry Brents (Cara Neir), here known as Galimgim, further expands on Cara Neir's "Phase Out" album concept, focusing on a splintered part of his persona now residing in a dream world. Learn more with this in-depth interview and stream the whole album early as well.
Rock Steady: Kanaan Drummer Ingvald André Vassbø Discusses New Album “Earthbound”
In this in-depth interview, the Norwegian psych band's drummer dives deep into the feel of the new record and his approach to learning and playing the drums.
Cool Chair’s “HorrorShow” Is a Bloody Jubilant Joyride (Early EP Stream + Interview)
Mixing pop-punk, death metal, hardcore and more into a singularly catchy offering, Cool Chair's debut EP is a reminder that horror is generally pretty awesome, and that genre labels are increasingly ineffective. Stream it now and check out an interview with the band.
Metal Shoebox #5: Tom Ballard of Allfather & Herzschlager
Tom Ballard, vocalist for Allfather, Herzschlager, and Wretched Empires, shows us a few select sneakers from his closet and pairs them with some high quality albums.
“In Depths We Sleep”: The Doomier Side of Necropanther’s Multifaceted Metal (EP Premiere + Interview)
Necropanther's new EP is the creative brainchild of guitarist Paul Anop, and it's aquatic doom instead of the band's main fare of melodic death/thrash. Check out an interview with the band that dives into the history behind the EP, their take on the metal scene today, and more.
Moral Collapse’s Brain-Shattering Madness Demands “Suspension of Belief” (Video Premiere, feat. Olivier de Sagazan)
The Indian death metal group (featuring Hannes Grossmann, ex-Necrophagist) teamed up with performance artist Olivier de Sagazan for a skin-crawling video accompanying this hectic instrumental track. Check it out, plus an in-depth interview.
Metal Shoebox #4: Ross Sewage of Exhumed
Exhumed bassist Ross Sewage gives us a peek at his extensive Chuck Taylor collection in the fourth edition of Metal Shoebox.