Inter Arma is a stunning example of how a band improves through time. Their debut album Sundown was in essence a raw diamond, something that the release of their latest EP The Cavern, originally written back in 2009 (before their debut album), established in the best of ways. Suspicions were
The Germanic terrors known as Mantar have returned for another round of sonic pillaging. With the release of their venomous sophomore release entitled Ode To The Flame on Nuclear Blast, Mantar are poised to salt the earth and burn everything within their sight. With a lethal combination of Profane Existence-era
Doom warlords LESBIAN have a new album on the way, and today we’re stoked to reveal the artwork for Hallucinogenesis crafted by the legendary Dan Seagrave. This artwork is stunning, and only makes me more stoked for this release! Hallucinogenesis hits the streets on August 26th via Translation Loss Records. Read what Dan Seagrave has
Are you ready for some humongous megaton DOOM? Then sit back and witness a true BEHEMOTH come to life. Italian blackened doom trio NAGA have brought you something of immeasurable wretchedness and of unbelievable heaviness in the form of their second full-length album Inanimate, a colossal beast that will be unleashed soon
Check out this crushing full set from our homies PRIMITIVE MAN straight killing shit Boston. I will be making the pilgrimage down to Seattle to see them live next week with DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT and I can’t fucking wait. Die slow all corrupt power-hungry figures of authority who oppress the masses worldwide…The
Text & Photos by Castle Tending to the dead is a grave business, whether it’s building mounds or mausoleums, so in keeping with the theme of our current tour and upcoming album, Welcome to the Graveyard, we decided to visit the final resting places of souls alongside America’s highways as we traveled
Photos by Taylor Ferguson It’s always a bit of a bummer when the headliner has to drop off a bill. When the promoter is taking the approach of incorporating local acts to round out a show, it’s inspiring when a certain balance is achieved. Doubly so when the show is
There is going to be a COVENANT III next year, and all I can say is make sure you do whatever you need to do to make it there! The reason why I stress it so much is because this was one of the best fests I have ever attended.
Our German comrades Vendetta Records are among the strongest and fiercest European labels right now when it comes to stuff like black metal, doom, crust and beyond. In a neverending spawn of qualitative musical greatness, the label has recently hit a new peak in its output, releasing three of the best black
I can’t believe I survived this past month, because June was unreal for underground music in Vancouver! From June 15th-18th, The COVENANT II Fest took place and it was INSANE! Again these awesome humans came together to put on one of the best fests I have been to in a long time.
Funeral Moth are, in their own words, an “extreme doom” band from the Kanazawa Prefecture of Japan, and Transience is their second album, released earlier this year on Weird Truth Productions on CD and coming soon on Throne Records on LP (pre-order here). Like most things coming from Japan, especially in the
Purple Sunsets, Powerful Women, Groovy Riffs, FM Radio Blasting Out of an Air Brushed Van rolling down the PCH…are the things that I think about as the new CASTLE song “Down in the Cauldron Bog” blasts out of my speakers. The band’s new LP is called Welcome To The Graveyard and will