Thrashing, rocking, old-school death metal is always premium. Venefixion has returned with another EP – the always kinetic, never too slow, never boring Armorican Deathrites, care of Iron Bonehead Productions. Iron Bonehead fans know what to expect from the label: darn good metal! They may feature a left-curve band every so
2016 has been one hell of a year for extreme music. We’ve seen a number of freshman acts break through with some stunning debuts. There has been a massive showing of genre-blending releases from both these newer acts and veteran projects, all of which have ultimately help push the boundaries (and
THIEF is the brainchild of live Botanist hammered dulcimer player D. Neal. Not unlike that band, he also affects a curious construction of sound to create a work that is dark, mysterious and deliciously otherworldly. The live line up includes another Botanist player, R. Chiang, and Chris Hackman, but on
My introduction to PRIVATE ROOM was watching them open for DREAMDECAY and Pig Heart Transplant at Blackwater Bar here in Portland last year. I wouldn’t have guessed they were a brand new band because of how established their sound was (most of the members are from the band WALLS). They were one
There are some amazing heavy bands coming from Italy these days, all soaked with apocalyptic visions and dirge-laden riffs. Bands like Saturnine, Ufomammut, Stasis, Kontatto, Feral Thrust, Warpath, and of course, Cancer Spreading. On this new LP, they are darker, harder, wiser and very powerful, like the sound of an
11Paranoias is the vessel of Adam Richardson, vocalist and bassist of Ramesses, which was initially founded around the same time Ramesses went into a form of hiatus. At first, the project also featured fellow Ramesses drummer Mark Greening, who was later replaced by Satan’s Wrath and ex-Capricorns member, Nathan Perrier.