Rhys Williams’ Top Albums of 2020
Rhys' underground picks paint 2020 in shades of death metal.
Black Mountain Hunger Hews a “Stone Giant” From Monumental Black Metal (Video Premiere)
On their upcoming debut album, North Carolina upstarts fuse despondent atmospherics with a belligerent onslaught of black metal. Watch the full performance video for "Stone Giant" now.
Rhys Williams’ Top Albums of 2019
Rhys presents his death-and-war-metal-forward picks of the year.
Basking in Progressive, Psychedelic Light with Scott and Zeb of Bask (Interview)
The Asheville quartet released a rocking new album called "III" today; we caught up with drummer Scott Middleton and guitarist/vocalist Zeb Camp to talk shop.
The Pillärs + Wallcreeper Split Splits Skulls
These two Ohio bands combined forces to slice a line right between metal and hardcore on a furious, no-shits-given split.
“Abandoned” No More: Pillärs Go on Tour
Our take on their new album (stream inside); the tour starts in April and hits some key spots on the East Coast, including St. Vitus in NYC
Top Albums of 2017 – Rhys Williams
Returning heavy hitters and rookies of the year
2017.Cult.Supremacy: The Year In War Metal
War... war never changes
Waging Ancient War: Heidevolk’s “Ontwaakt” (Music Video Premiere)
"Heidevolk hits that sweet spot of folk metal, self-aware enough that it doesn't come off as corny, but with a seriousness that keeps it from devolving into Finntroll-style renfair shenanigans."
A Conversation With Electric Wizard’s Liz Buckingham
The guitarists discusses her writing process and the search for a timeless tone