All photos & text by Bobby Cochran Avant-doom masters King Woman and instrumental power trio Russian Circles have joined forces on a country-wide US tour, selling out venues left and right. It’s no wonder, because both of these bands make music heads and tails above what most other genre-crossing heavy bands
A.S.K.E. Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Alexey Volkov, Psychic Hotline and Nott in thee great winter ov Discontent
So it’s been a long ass winter ov discontent here in Glasgow. I haven’t posted much here as I’ve been battling the flu and cold, but as always lots ov rad music has landed at my door so I’m just going to gather it all here in a big catch
In 2016, Spanish black/noise sorcerers BLACK EARTH released an utter monument to sonic disembodiment. Their incredible EP Diagrams of a Hidden Order was released in 2016 on tape by In Solace Publishing and on CD through Malignant Records, and you can read our earlier album feature HERE. It didn’t take long for people to take note of this
Last year sucked in a ton of ways, but it had it’s bright spots. One of the brightest for us was NORTHWEST TERROR FEST! Not only was it expertly curated and seamlessly run, but the passion of all in attendance was palpable. The crowd was made up of people who
Avant! Records: It’s not goth, it’s not post-punk, it’s not coldwave – It’s the dark side of Europe.
Usually, dark songs come from dark places. That’s why when you think of goth, you think of England. Yes, England is dark, not only because it’s mostly cold and damp but also because they were, and sort of still are, one of biggest colonialist countries, and that’s some dark shit
April 30th marks the debut release from Dagger Lust, a power electronics trio with blackened death and grindcore overtones from Portland, Oregon. This is 24 minutes of pure, primal filth. Wash hands before and after listening. The band is somewhat elusive. The members going only by the short stage names