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
Dragged into Sunlight and CVLT Nation have teamed up for this five hour mixtape of PURE FITLH-RIDDEN SONIC DEATH! Damian Von Talbot did the artwork for this mixtape, it’s an eternal arsehole – so you know where this mix will take you when you hit play on it below! Their U.S.
Space Bong’s The Death of Utopia written by Lachlan R. Dale Though few know it, Australia is an incubator for some of the darkest and most deranged music the world has to offer. This could be a function of our geographic isolation or lack of historical-cultural roots – but it could
Here we go again with your favorite load of heavy shit coming out of Italy. It’s been a while since the last “Italy is Burning” chapter dropped, and in the meantime, the beloved homeland hasn’t ceased vomiting out some real quality fucking underground grime to torture your ears with, so
I spent many nights in my small Lower East Side apartment blasting ELECTRIC WIZARD’s Dopethrone, silkscreening tees while getting high as fuck! The riffs that floated out of my speakers would take my mind to a space that was free of all stress. I have been addicted to ELECTRIC WIZARD since my
I love a riff that makes me feel like I’ve just opened the door on a Black Mass, and that’s just where the occult-drenched tones of Montreal’s CAUCHEMAR puts me from the opening bell tolls of their upcoming NWN! release, Chapelle Ardente. Montreal is bursting at the seams with amazing music, and this
Text & Photos: Teddie Taylor King Woman and Wax Idols embarked on their co-headlining summer Levitate tour last month. The two groups began their stint of West Coast dates alongside infamous heavy metal founders Pentagram, but dropped out after situations with the band and crew became less than ideal. The