STREAM: Doom Metal from ALTARS OF GRIEF June 18, 2018

"Prior to the release of Iris, prairie doom metal band Altars of Grief had already emerged on the Western Canadian doom metal scene with the release of their debut album This Shameful Burden. Originally self-released by the band, This Shameful Burden has been out of print for years, and alas it is f...

STREAM: Neofolk from KREIVESKAI June 18, 2018

"Nonregnum is the second full-length album made by Kreiviskai, the band from Tver, playing at the intersection of folk, ritual and ethnographic-ambient genres. Dainas was the first warning of that we should expect something extraordinary from the second album of this band. Without losing touch with ...

STREAM: Solo Project from The Mass Drummer WRACK June 15, 2018

WRACK is the solo project and sole vision of multi-instrumentalist Tyler Cox, drummer of San Francisco Bay Area jazz-metal quartet THE MASS. Hollow Sun is the second WRACK release, following up 2009s debut ep Graveyard. Released almost nine years after its predecessor, Hollow Sunrepresents a musical...

STREAM: Death Metallers DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN June 15, 2018

"Death metal legends David Ingram (ex-Bolt Thrower, Ursinne, Echelon) and Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Eye of Purgatory, Necrogod) team up to create a new chapter of the heaviest form of death metal/crust you'll hear. With both members being in top form following the resounding success of Ursinneand ...

STREAM: Throat Slitting Black Metal from FUNERAL MIST June 14, 2018

"Each new album by Funeral Mist, a band whose origins date back to the mid '90s, is the equivalent of an earthquake, a devastation of biblical proportions. Salvation, released in 2003, was the epitome of frantic, hostile fanaticism. Maranatha, released in 2009, reeked of an all-engulfing decadence. ...

STREAM: Blissful Atmospheric Post-Metal from KOUROS June 14, 2018

From the mind that also brings the atmospheric black metal of Nightgrave comes a new release from "atmospheric doom /post/shoegaze" project Kouros. This new album is a lush, full experience filled with a number of different approaches to atmospher from the gorgeous, uplifting instrumentals of "Rain"...

STREAM: Melodic Death/Doom from COLDBOUND June 14, 2018

Coldbound is a doom-heavy melodic death metal band out of Finland FFO Insomnium. They recently dropped their latest album The Gale. "The concept of the album is focused to memories of nostalgia , personal struggles and last but not least has the purpose of raising the awareness of those who suffer f...

STREAM: Doomy Black and Death Metal from Arkansas band TORII June 13, 2018

Full disclosure, Eric (vocals) and I are familiar and have collaborated on some articles over at The Grim Tower. That out of the way, A Judgement Divine is a grim and morose celebration of raw black and death metal. Foregoing studio polish and flashy riffs, this feels like a callback to the early 90...

STREAM: Blackened Funeral Doom from BARREN EARTH June 13, 2018

"Bay Area blackened funeral doom collective BARREN ALTAR will release their debut full-length next month. Titled Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth, the morose offering was captured in the summer of 2017 with Greg Wilkinson (Graves At Sea, Necrot, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, Californ...

STREAM: Old School Death Metal from ENGULF June 13, 2018

Gold and Rust is the second EP of a series of 3 from old school death metal band Engulf. Written at the same time as Subsumed Atrocities, Gold and Rust introduces a story arc about a sentient being who scours the universe to recruit powerful, otherworldly entities to execute the event... (Hal Micro...

MUSIC VIDEO: New Track and Lyric Video from EXOCRINE June 12, 2018

"Bordeaux, France based tech death masters EXOCRINE have released a lyric video for their new song "Hayato" today. The track is from their forthcoming Unique Leader debut Molten Giant which will see an August 17th release date. The track effort is a blisteringly technical display of jaw dropping mus...

STREAM: Polish Black Metal from MYSTIC RITES June 12, 2018

Mystic Rites is a black metal band out of Gdynia, Poland. This March, the band released their latest EP, Threads, as a free download on Bandcamp. These 15 minutes represent a maelstrom of raw, unpolished darkness; spiraling into madness. No reason no to check this one out. If you enjoyed this art...

STREAM: Black/Speed Metal Rerecording from TSJUDER June 12, 2018

"TSJUDER have embodied the essence of Norwegian Black Metal for almost 25 years. Their first EP, Throne of the Goat, was the harbinger for the blasphemous, lightning-speed metal attack that is their hallmark. This edition combines the original EP with a complete re-recording from TSJUDER's long-runn...

Episode 3 of TWO MINUTES TO LATE NIGHT Streaming Now June 11, 2018

Imagine Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Gorburger Show, and The Chris Gethard Show all thrown together with a little bit of insanity and corpse paint. Filmed liveat Brooklyn's St. Vitus and hosted byGwarsenio Hall (Jordan Olds), TWO MINUTES TO LATE NIGHT is a self-produced web series making the b...

STREAM: Crust Punk and Hardcore from CONFORMIST June 11, 2018

Conformist is "post apocalyptic thrash grind punk" from the Phillipines. Strongly influenced by the likes of Converge, Trap Them, Cursed, Baptists, and The Secret, their new self titled EP is a noisy, breakneck murderfest that'll leave you gasping for breath over its short duration. Highly recommend...

STREAM: Thrashy Punk and Black Metal from BLACK PESTILENCE June 11, 2018

"Originally formed in 2008 by bassist/vocalist Valax, Black Pestilence has been known for their unique sounding black metal by combining grimy punk rock with electronic noise. Initially, Black Pestilence started out as a one-man studio project, but evolved over the years into a full band. To date th...

STREAM: Sludge/Doom Metal from NY Group FALSE GODS June 11, 2018

False Gods is a sludge and doom metal group out of New York recommended for fans of High on Fire, Carnivore, and Black Sabbath. Late last year thr group dropped their latest EP, Oblivion, mixed and mastered by Tad Doyle. Other highlights from the band's bio: personal interests include "drinking" and...

STREAM: Oppressive Post-Metal/Sludge from LESSER GLOW June 8, 2018

"In todays world, there is an undeniable, ever-growing sea of noise. Like an ocean, it swirls together the sounds of humanity into a churning vat of anonymity, and we are drowning. It is from this abyss that LESSER GLOW was born. A necessary change from the common kind, this Boston five-piece brings...

STREAM: Blackened Doom Metal from ABSTRACTER June 8, 2018

"Perhaps now assuming their ultimate and most ghastly form, Abstracter return with their most astonishingly telluric, bleak, and hopeless album to date. On their third and brand new LP Cinereus Incarnate the Oakland CA dark doom band unravel a blood-curdling sonic tale about a nightmarish world curs...

STREAM: Doomy Finnish Black Metal from KUILU June 8, 2018

Kuilu was formed in 2010 in Lappeenranta, Finland. Early this May the band dropped their debut full-length release, Monumentti, via Deviant Records. Describing their sound as "melancholic black metal," it is certianly a mournful experience filled with doom elements and an overall air of grief. Sombe...

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