Skyharbor- Sunshine Dust

As a part of the early djent movement of bedroom projects that also birthed the likes of TesseracT, the multinational Skyharbor, despite gaining a decent critical reception, almost feel like the forgotten sons in comparison to many of their peers. Two excellent albums in Blinding White Noise and Guiding Lights (both Basick) saw a particularly innovative approach within that sphere, with increasing progressive influences throughout, yet didn’t see them quite reach the heights of the likes of the aforementioned TesseracT or Monuments. Continue reading

Lord Dying Signs with eOne Music, New Album In 2019

Lord Dying has signed a new record deal with eOne Music for a new album, due in 2019. The Portland-bred stoner rock and doom merchants last release was 2015’s well-received Poisoned Altars. They will head into the studio next week with producer/engineer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory/In Flames) at West Valley Recording Studios. Continue reading

High On Fire Share Lyric Video For “Electric Messiah”

In a busy week for the stoner metal legends, High on Fire, has released a trippy new lyric video for the title track of their new album Electric Messiah. Watch it now!

Electric Messiah releases from eOne on October 5th. The band just announced a flurry of tour dates including a tour with Enslaved in Europe and dates with Municipal Waste in the states.

Des Kensel comments about the Municipal Waste:

“Man it’s gonna get crazy every night! Legends will be made on this tour! For after party info contact Dave Witte @ (804) 555-1212.”

High On Fire tour dates:

09/08 – NO, Oslo, Oya Festival

10/08 – BE Belgium, Ieperfest

11/08 – DE Sinzendorf, Void Fest

12/08 – HU Budapest, Durer Kert

8/17/2018 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Psycho Fest)

9/1/2018 – Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Music Festival

9/2/2018 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

w/ Enslaved

30/09 – U Bazyla Poznan PL

01/10 – Proxima Warsaw PL

02/10 – UT Connewitz Leipzig DE

03/10 – Kulturfabrik Esch LU

04/10 – Mezz Jupiler Zaal Breda NL

10/5/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Adult Swim Festival

08/10 – Academy 2 Manchester UK

09/10 – Tivoli Dublin EIRE

10/10 – Limelight 2 Belfast UK

12/10 – The Mill Birmingham UK

14/10 – SWX Bristol UK

15/10 – The Dome London UK

16/10 – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge Paris FR

w/ Municipal Waste

2-Nov-18 – Dallas @ Canton Hall

3-Nov-18 – Austin @ Mohawk

4-Nov-18 – New Orleans @ Southport Hall

6-Nov-18 – Tampa @ Orpheum Theatre

7-Nov-18 – Atlanta @ The Masquerade

9-Nov-18 – Washington @ Black Cat

11-Nov-18 – Brooklyn @ Warsaw

12-Nov-18 – Philadelphia @ Union Transfer

13-Nov-18 – Boston @ Paradise Rock Club

15-Nov-18 – Chicago @ Metro

17-Nov-18 – Denver @ The Oriental Theater

18-Nov-18 – Salt Lake City @ Metro Music Hall

20-Nov-18 – Portland @ Bossanova Ballroom

21-Nov-18 – Seattle @ Showbox at the Market

23-Nov-18 – Sacramento @ Ace Of Spades

24-Nov-18 – Berkeley @ The UC Theatre

High On Fire Set To Release “Electric Messiah” Album This Fall

Stoner metal kings High On Fire have announced they are releasing their new album dubbed Electric Messiah via the eOne Label this October. Some details such as the track listing are available, with the first new music hopefully coming soon. Frontman Matt Pike recently gave an interview to the DC Heavy Metal Podcast in which he shared some of the details, including a headline tour soon with Municipal Waste. The follow-up to 2015’s Luminiferous, Electric Messiah was recorded at producer Kurt Ballou’s GodCity Studios where the last two HoF LPs were created. Additional tracking was done by Bryan Sours of Sour Sound. Continue reading

Black Fast – Spectre of Ruin

In the nearly forty years of thrash metal history, there have been a lot of changes to the sonic map. Aggression, Ferocity. Nihilism. Angst. Triumph. Agony. These are some of the ingredients that fueled our collective fires and stoked this furnace ever since. Fifteen years ago, there was a mini-movement of “neo-thrash” bands in love with the classic style and maybe marrying in a more late 80s crossover flavor as well. Newer bands were born, and while some died on the vine, other had come to rise. One such band is Black Fast, From the toughness of their St. Louis roots to their never compromising style, they have been trying to carve a truly original piece of the landscape for themselves. On their new album Spectre of Ruin (eOne), they have finally moved away from the pack. Continue reading

Impending Doom – The Sin and Doom Vol II

When it comes to Deathcore, artists only have so many areas to explore with such confined boundaries. Impending Doom has continued to stay within those confines with their blend of “Christian” deathcore. Their latest album, The Sin and Doom Vol II (eOne), maintains this pattern across ten new tracks. Overall, the record is a fun deathcore album instrumentally and vocally which I returned to quite a few times. However, I found lyrically that this band continues to be on the cringe-y side in some tracks more than others. Continue reading

Winds Of Plague Share Three Songs From “Blood Of My Enemy”

Winds Of Plague will be unleashing their new studio album, Blood Of My Enemy, on October 27th through eOne Music/Good Fight Music. Continue reading