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.
“Medium” to the Maximum: Crusty Grind for Your Aching Mind
Here's a full stream premiere of Argentinian bone-crushers Medium's debut -- this self-titled release is pithy, powerful, and putrid.
Kvaen’s “The Funeral Pyre” is Addictive, Fiery Evil
We premiere the debut full-length from Sweden's Kvaen, a solo project by Jakob Björnfot -- this slab of black metal will thrash its way right into your head.
Little Albert Wears a Hard Blues “Swamp King” Crown
We're streaming a new song from Albert Piccolo's (of doom band Messa) solo hard blues project Little Albert -- "Swamp King" releases next month, but sink into a murky and somewhat psychedelic taste now.
Ivan Belcic’s Top Albums of 2019
Year end list is here, starting with Ivan Belcic's eccentric, varied selections.