Text and Photos: Brian Sepanzyk When Nick Yacyshyn told me where SUMAC was going to record their next album, What One Becomes, the first thing I thought was, ‘Someone needs to document this.’ Nick sent me a text with a link to a place called the Unknown: an old church that has been
Billy Bao’s Lagos Sessions, Or: New Takes On Classic Industrial Methodologies For A Post-Industrial Wasteland
How many bands who claim to be “experimental” actually…you know…experiment – as opposed to those who just use a couple dissonant chords and a few effects pedals? Unfortunately, not many. But, powerhouse bands like Billy Bao make up for all that is lacking in the realm of so-called experimental music. Billy Bao is infamous in
Just looking at the cover of Cemetery Glow, the debut release from Light of the Morning Star, you get a black metal vibe. Actually, you might even think it looks a bit like Mayhem‘s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, with the choice of colors and the contrast. This mysterious band sure
Hey Euro blackened-everything nerds, get ready to succumb, BLACK TABLE is about to hit your town and bring serious damage to your scene. Don’t miss the NY-based blackened post-hardcore band as it plows through Europe on their imminent Euro tour. Check the dates below, sneak peak a trailer of their upcoming album
Black metal is a strange art indeed. How can anyone else but the most hardcore of black metal maniacs appreciate an album recorded so intentionally lo-fi because it strikes the charm? From pioneering bands such as Darkthrone and Ulver, raw necro black metal will always be something of an irony.
On November 26th, 2015, we let the world know that our BEST PUNK/HARDCORE DEMO WE HAVE HEARD THIS WEEK was created by a band named BIB! So after a couple represses of their demo tape, it’s now getting the vinyl treatment by our homies over at Deranged Records. This record is
Grind Summit – Chris Dodge from Infest and SIEGE drummer/lyricist Robert Williams discuss forthcoming shows
By now you’ve probably heard – Boston’s proto-grind pioneers SIEGE are returning to the stage with a run of what are sure to be sold-out performances, this first one with LA powerviolence legends INFEST and politi-punk stalwarts Dropdead in Providence this July. Lunglust vocalist and lifelong fan of both bands,
Calling all Doom Heads… give me your ears for around 20 minutes and you will be damn happy you did! Earlier this year, we turned you on to ENDLESS FLOODS, and now they are back with a stellar split featuring UUR. How many times have I listened to the record today?
SALEM’S POT is one of those bands we’ve had our eye on ever since Dan over at Riding Easy put them on our radar. For the past few weeks, we’ve been digging into their new album, Pronounce This!, and these psychedelic doom mongers didn’t disappoint us with this weird trip,
Unholy fuck, check out this brand new VASTATION track, but beware, it will RIP YOU UP. Vastation are despondent and rad as fuck stench-crust overlords from Portland, OR (formerly known as Night Nurse) and their incendiary fusion of crust punk and metal is not to be fucked with. Apocalyptic atmospheres, crushing
Modified Ghost Festival: April 9th at the Rickshaw Theatre The third night of the inaugural Modified Ghost Festival saw what was arguably the most eclectic lineup of the festival, delivering an assortment of acts that ran pretty much across the spectrum as far as metal is concerned. Upon entering the
Via THE BRVTALIST The Brvtalist is proud to present a new mix by Toronto’s Death Kneel. A project helmed by Max Klebanoff, Death Kneel has been a Brvtalist favorite for the past couple of years. Its uncompromising blend of post-industrial and blackened soundscapes perfectly exemplifies what we love about experimental electronic