A lineup like this is a must-see. Local noise/experimental composer Jasper Den Hartigh. Doom/sludge/grunge masters Thou. Neo-classical industrial goddess Lingua Ignota. Prolific doom/noise duo The Body. In typical “summer in New Orleans” fashion, the hot and humid atmosphere perfectly echoed the sounds created in Gasa Gasa. Den Hartigh, formerly of
Each week it seems that a new post-punk/dream pop/new wave song catches my ear and reminds me of the unlimited well of music waiting to be heard. After the latest Miserable tour was announced, I realized I had been tragically overlooking Sydney, Australia’s Death Bells. The sextet released a self-titled
In the wake of Father’s Day in the US, we’re bringing you another dark, psychedelic-blues-meets-doom tale from North Carolina’s Dreamy D. Already difficult to categorize or predict, the video for “I Wanna Be Your Dad” further pushes the band away from any generic stereotypes. Beginning with a shot outside of
Formerly known as Austin Psych Fest, Levitation is a citywide celebration of psychedelic, hypnotizing music in all of its myriad forms. From Electric Wizard and DIIV to The Black Angels and Windhand, the 2018 lineup included as many heavy doom moments as it did lighter, more shoegaze ones. On Saturday
In the midst of St. Patrick’s Day insanity in the French Quarter, there was a once-in-a-lifetime show featuring some of the very best bands making heavy, crushing music. The atmospheric, spacey sludge of New Orleans’ own Space Cadaver. The suffocating doom from Iowa’s Aseethe. Canada’s angry queer gloom cult, Vile
Blackened death thrashers Steel Bearing Hand are yet another jewel in the massive treasure trove of Texas metal. Fast, loud and a toxic blend of their influences, from Celtic Frost and and Mercyful Fate to Autopsy and Deicide, they are very much a product of the glory days of metal.