When I first heard the name SKYEATER, I immediately thought of Tibetan Sky Burials – the Tibetan ritual of placing human remains out in the elements to be eaten by vultures. This may have had absolutely no bearing on the band’s choice of name, but when I hit play on
The rise of right-wing neo-fascist governments has made it quite difficult to see the positive side of things lately. However, if there’s one aspect of life that comes in clutch when fascist pigs have you feeling down, it’s music. I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve been overindulging in old Aus
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
Our comrade Frank Huang aka Maximum Volume Silence Live (formerly PitfullofShit) is one of the best heavy music videographers doing it today – if you don’t know, now you know. Earlier this month he caught Converge live at the Regency Ballroom in SF, and this full set is almost as breathtaking
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
Byyrth is an unknown entity comprised of black metal/post-punk psychosavants that only want to bring about the demise of mainstream music and all its absurdity. Byyrth ring notes out in classic icy, black metal tribute and send the rhythm guitar scurrying through breakneck three-chord punk progressions that move the moshpit.