Metal Shoebox #3: Rick Owen of Video Nasties
The UK-based horror metal band's bassist stopped by to pair some of his favorite sneakers to kickass metal albums.
The New Drops of Heart Song “Escapist” Discards Melodeath Complacency
On their second full-length, this Russian melodic death metal outfit proves capable and powerful -- stream the new single "Escapist" from the upcoming album "Stargazers" now.
Complicated, Evolved Terrors Lurk within Asian Death Crustacean’s “Baikal V”
Extreme metal meets jazz in this unforgettably-named combination, offering up the fifth segment of their upcoming album "Baikal" -- stream it now.
Metal Shoebox #2: Ash Gray of Venom Prison
Venom Prison guitarist Ash Gray walks us through his favorite sneakers and pairs them with a ton of kickass metal.
Witnesses’ “Doom II” is Doom Deconstructed with a Vision (Album Premiere)
Witnesses bleeds with doom's essence on their upcoming full-length (premiering here in full) -- the project creates abstract art from massive arrangements with plenty of ambiance.
From Lows and Loss Comes Dismalimerence’s “My Only Love”
We're streaming a sky-reaching new song from the Chicago black metal project Dismalimerence.
Metal Shoebox #1: Chris Smith of Narakah and Grey Aria Design Studio
Here's the first in a series on the crossover between sneakerheads and metalheads -- check out photos from graphic artist and Narakah guitarist/vocalist Chris Smith's collection, plus his take on musical pairings.
Changeling’s “III” Explores The Aftermath of Autocracy (Album Premiere + Interview)
The Minneapolis black metal stalwarts look at what might come after totalitarian rule in their concept-driven new album "III" -- stream it now and check out an interview with the band.
A Deadly Neck of the Woods: “The Annex of Ire” is on Fire (Album Premiere)
Check out an early full stream of the latest Neck of the Woods album, a sensationally technical foray into the blend between death metal and metalcore.
Inescapable Horror Under Beggar’s “Blood Moon” (Song Premiere)
Beggar's upcoming album "Compelled to Repeat" is a blackened, sludgy tale of the grim terrors that our society's future must surely hold -- stream the opening track "Blood Moon" now.