Archive for the Metal Category
The next chapter in Japanese rock legends Boris’ story has arrived; their new double LP LφVE & EVφL is set for release on October 4th via Third Man Records. This double LP exists as two independent works, encapsulating conflicting connotations that interweave and become intricately entangled with one another, gradually […]
Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like “explosive” and “thunderous” barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billowing smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, […]
21 years since their murderous debut, EXHUMED rise once again with gore-obsessed death metal on their new brand new album – Horror. Aptly titled, Horror is an exploration of all things macabre, as the undisputed pioneers of neck-breaking riffs plow through 15 of the band’s most intense tracks to date. […]
Cain was an experimental metal band based in Birmingham in the early 90’s. The band was formed by John Pickering and Pete Nash (Extreme Noise Terror) from Midlands crust punks Doom, along with fellow friends Clive Meldrum on drums and Stephen O’Connor on guitar. Influenced primarily by 80’s Doom metal […]
Highly anticipated debut studio album from these British metal musicians. It features former Cathedral members Adam Lehan and Mark Wharton. Workshed’s self-titled album is a ferocious metal record: a relentless onslaught of scything riffs, verbal vitriol and oppressive aggression. For fans of early Entombed, Celtic Frost, Trouble and early Cathedral.
Repress of 500 copies on red/black/bone coloured vinyl. The third full-length by the US blues/stoner rockers focuses more on heavy psychedelic blues based riffs than their last album.
Japan’s COFFINS return with their 5th full-length album Beyond The Circular Demise. Recorded and mastered at Noise Room Studio, Beyond The Circular Demise encompasses all of the death and doom that has defined COFFINS and their career as the underground’s torchbearers for over 20 years. No frills, no trends, no […]
Very few obscure relics of early-1980s U.S. heavy metal are as storied as those of THE MEZMERIST, a band long shrouded in a mystique that is befitting of its name. Under the creative direction and songwriting of founder/guitarist/vocalist TOMMY MEZMERCARDO, The Mezmerist recorded two EPs and a short demo between […]
On this haunting sophomore offering Dutch black metal specter VERWOED peels back even more layers from its hideous amalgamation of atmospheric black metal bedlam, to expose incredibly dense and much more psychedelic and hallucinogenic cosmic textures than ever before, while remaining yielding in its nihilistic and violent tactics. At times […]
Twenty years ago, on 1st April 1999, Ipecac Records was formed to release Fantômas debut release (a band featuring Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Trevor Dunn and Buzz Osborne from Melvins). During that time, Buzz said, “We told Greg that if they wanted to start a label then the Melvins would […]
The ultimate anthology of this ’80s NWOBHM band on black vinyl, limited to 350 copies. Including two posters and a 12-page booklet containing lyrics and liner notes. All tracks remastered.
“Blood of the Beasts” is ten reflections on the myth of progress, the new old tribalism, the single face of all subjugations, the broken promise of automation, love, loss & obsolescence set against the dying light of a better tomorrow. Vegan straight edge outfit SECT unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, […]
Rein Sanction was a group of reclusive sonic explorers from the 90s. They released two massively powerful and beautiful albums on Sub Pop only then to basically implode into tragic obscurity. Dark, intense, wall of sound guitars akin to Hendrix meets Neil Young with heart-wrenching, emotive vocal emanations. Their first […]
Returning like a phantom four years after Darkness Evermore enveloped the planet, the all-consuming thunderstorm that is Nightfell’s third album A Sanity Deranged is loosed upon a world in fractured turmoil. A dark metal dirge of madness, an anthem to those immemorial and a sonic bloodletting of vitriol and contempt, […]
After the reckless barbarity of 2017’s Poisoned Blood 12-inch, Portland’s Witch Vomit dig deeper into the ground than ever before, disinterring Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave, their second full length torrent of skullbashing wormridden horror from beyond. On this new album the band moves toward perfecting the surgical fusion of […]
Deranged Dutch experimentalists CRYPTAE return with another enigmatic mess of malformed and deviant experimental raw death metal, unfolding a single staggering eighteen-plus-minute track of complete aural delirium. Within the mammoth headfuck of a song the duo cover an enormous amount of ground, letting lose on literally all of their most […]
A thirty four-minute spectral avalanche of largely improvised raw black metal fury, IMPERIAL CULT’s debut LP Spasm of Light was recorded live in 2017 as a single, half hour long trance-inducing movement of embodied chaos designed to dismantle the psyche. The phantasmal vocals, combined with the repetitive intensity of the […]
A compilation of the only two studio recordings from this obscure Colombian cult of raw, hostile black/death/thrash metal. By now, most fans of extreme metal are familiar with the “ultrametal” style that flourished in Colombia in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Medellín was the central node for this scene, […]
This is where it all began for the French duo CÉNOTAPHE. La Larve Exulte, their first demo, originally released on tape by now-defunct label Kuunpalvelus, consists of four tracks (approx. 24 minutes), recorded between 2015 and 2016. The fundamental elements of Cenotaphe’s music are already in place on this demo, […]
Third vinyl release from these Danes on Southern Lord after ‘Blodets Band’ (2015) and ‘Sort Sind’ (2016). Follows in the line of ‘Sort Sind’ with some Black Flag like medium tempo as well as the ever raging D-beat but a few new ingredients have been added to the mix: a […]