Sunn O))) are towering figures of dread. Their live shows are the stuff of frightening legend, a ritual to pure volume, pushing the concept of metal – and the human body’s capacity for aural punishment – to its absolute limit. White1 is a curious record in a curious discography, marking
Photos by Charles Nickles February saw the 10-year anniversary of The Bees made Honey in the Lion’s Skull. Warm, bright and psychedelic, for many long-term fans this was a time to reflect on a landmark event in doom’s history. But before their expeditions into shimmering folk doom, Earth’s experiments were
Earth’s curious career has led them from drone-rock pioneers to gorgeous Americana-doom, fusing their natural aptitude for stark minimalism with a huge bank of influences. In their distinct second phase, The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull is a creative peak; warmer and busier and sunnier, and already celebrating its
Devil’s Witches is a one man band who is trying to remain anonymous. What we know so far is that his first name is James. He has created an album that has been critically acclaimed (in our small world of underground critics). His vinyl is selling out, and he has
Being on the road with Thou is the antithesis of the wild “metal” tour cliche. Seeking out Starbucks. Carefully choosing the perfect vegan restaurant. Locating the nearest Whole Foods. Listening to Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Sinead O’Connor and Soundgarden. Razzing one another in the van and awaiting the “You gonna
Mike Scheidt’s return to the stage at Northwest Terror Fest last month was a seemingly long-awaited event for YOB fans. Nearly five months after a sudden, emergency hospitalization followed by a live-saving surgery earlier in the year, Scheidt was eagerly preparing to once again play to a sold-out Seattle crowd.