Forever Deaf, Again: Yazuka, Huntsmen, and Chicago’s Heavy Metal Champion Fest’s Return to Beat Kitchen (Live Report)
While 2020 didn't allow for Chicago's local-focused Forever Deaf Fest to celebrate its third year, it got that chance this past weekend. Check out photos + a recap of the night.
Heiress’ Gut-Wrenching Post-Hardcore Yearns for “Distant Fires” (Early Album Stream)
The post-hardcore/sludge band's latest album is a step forward in intensity, delivering pained missives with force and grace. Stream the album here ahead of its release.
Mother’s Tale of Comfort and Calculation Continues: “Interlude I: The Loving Care Of A Mother For A Child” (Video Premiere)
Following up on their debut album "I", the Belgium sludge/post-metal band return with a single-track release and accompanying video that expands the universe of their debut album while also expanding their sonic palette. Check out the full video here.
Rebreather’s “Sick Sick Sick” Sludge Has No Antidote (Early Track Stream)
Rebreather's "Sick Sick Sick" Sludge Has No Antidote (Early Track Stream)
There Is No Entry or Exit to “The Eerie and Radiant Doorless Rooms of Pain” (Split Premiere)
Pseudodoxia (Feed them Death, LaColpa) and The Sun and the Mirror collaborate on an experimental doom-drone/ambient split exploring unique and specific forms of human tragedy.
For Daxma, “Unmarked Boxes” Hold Sorrow and Joy (Early Album Stream)
Inspired by a same-titled work from Persian poet Rumi, the Californian post-metal group's upcoming album reflects on personal sentiments and what lies beyond loss. Stream the full album here.
Wormhog Meets “Wormhole,” Surpasses Reality’s Limitations (Music Video Premiere)
Witness some interdimensional riffing with this music video for the opening track of Athens, Greece heavy rockers Wormhog's latest album "Yellow Sea."
Demonstealer’s Infernal Eventuality: “From Extinction Begins Evolution” (Track + Video Premiere)
Watch a playthrough + lyric video for a new Demonstealer track off their upcoming EP—on this track, the Indian death/thrash/black metal project is joined by members of Marduk, Gorgasm, and Fleshgod Apocalypse.
“Burn” In the Unruly Fires of Ugly Twin’s Polluted Noise Rock (Music Video Premiere)
Watch a weirdly fascinating video about tire speed tests while listening to a track from this Baltimore industrial noise rock outfit.
“Surrounded by Vultures,” Jointhugger’s Ascendant Stoner Metal Blazes On (Track-By-Track Rundown)
The Norwegian stoner band's second album releases today, and it's full of hazy charm and massive riffs—read a track-by-track rundown from the band.