Portland’s Blood Freak have mutilated ear drums since the early aughts with five albums of gore-drenched death metal and grind. Helmed by Maniac Neil, the band has consistently built a discography of horror-themed aural violence rife with well-crafted riffs, memorable vocals, and a healthy smattering of stomach-churning samples guaranteed to
Teddie Taylor interviews Sex Prisoner Tucson, Arizona’s Sex Prisoner take the abrasiveness of the Sonoran and convert it into a sweltering sound as short-lived as the sunset on the desert horizon. In 2016, their brilliantly cacophonous Tannhäuser Gate became an immediate staple in any powerviolence/hardcore collector’s vinyl library; the quartet
When I stepped inside Long Beach’s Dark Art Emporium, I found myself in a very small, yet beautiful establishment. It was clear that the people that ran the place were very enthusiastic about morbidity and creativity. I loved every inch of it. “Do you have any Justell Vonk?” I asked. The
Fade Kainer is the very definition of a creative individual, and someone deeply planted in the musical realm. In this interview we discuss his latest project Statiqbloom, whose upcoming debut album will be released through Translation Loss Records, working in a band setting and a solo project, processing chains, effects, audio
The contemporary classic darkwave band Night Sins, haling from Philadelphia, have finally released their third LP and first on Funeral Party Records, Dancing Chrome. This is their first album release since 2013’s To London Or The Lake, and I’ve gotta say, I absolutely love the direction Kyle Kimball has taken his work.
Unearthly Trance drops their long-awaited new album, Stalking the Ghost, on February 24th via Relapse Records. I caught up with vocalist/guitarist Ryan Lypynsky through email to discuss the creation of the record, their breakup and reformation, and why Europe doesn’t have its head up its ass when it comes to