False Announces Breakup After Sexual Assault Allegations Against a Member

False has announced their immediate break up following the news they were hit with that a member of their band is the subject of sexual assault allegations, reportedly said to be Jimmy Claypool, according to commenters on their Facebook page, under their announcement post. This is disappointing since False has been one of the greatest USBM bands, during their existence. The statement made it clear that neither the other members of the ban nor their label Gilead Media, were involved or aware of the allegations. We’ll continue to follow this story as it unfolds.  Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Wailin’ Storms – Rattle

Having originally formed in Texas, Doom/Punk quartet Wailin’ Storms relocated to North Carolina and it’s possible that both areas may be contributing to the band’s thick soup of rebellion and a life in the darkness. Third album Rattle (Gilead Media) sees the band incorporate a Grungey, swamp-drenched edge to that sound, further uniting related yet disparate genres. Continue reading

Migration Fest Tickets on Sale Now!

Migration Fest tickets are on sale now! Presented by 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media, Migration Fest III has booked False, Mizmor, Spirit Adrift, Yellow Eyes, Immortal Bird, Obsequiae, Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle Obsequiae, Imperial Triumphant, Buried At Sea, Falls of Rauros, Kowloon Walled City, Spirit Adrift, Tomb Mold, Ulthar and many more. The full list can be seen below. The fest takes place July 31st – August 2nd, 2020 and returning to Mr. Smalls in the Pittsburgh suburb of Millvale, PA. Continue reading

Migration Fest Books False, Mizmor, Spirit Adrift, Yellow Eyes, Immortal Bird, Obsequiae, Thou and Emma Ruth and More!

Migration Fest is coming back for its third edition and it looks like a rager! Presented by 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media, Migration Fest III has booked False, Mizmor, Spirit Adrift, Yellow Eyes, Immortal Bird, Obsequiae, Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle Obsequiae, Imperial Triumphant, Buried At Sea, Falls of Rauros, Kowloon Walled City, Spirit Adrift, Tomb Mold, Ulthar and many more. The full list can be seen below. The fest takes place July 31st – August 2nd, 2020 and returning to Mr. Smalls in the Pittsburgh suburb of Millvale, PA. Continue reading

Gilead Media Offers Their Exclusive 2020 Subscription Club

Now in its fifteenth year of existence and awesomeness, Gilead Media has launched their Exclusive 2020 Vinyl Subscription Service. If you are unfamiliar with this label, then you missed amazing 2019 releases by Mizmor, False and Yellow Eyes (and countless others). The 2020 SubClub is a limited time offer with registration is now open only until 1/15/20 and is also available to customers outside the US and Canada for an additional shipping charge. There is an insane amount of value in this offer, beyond all the awesome vinyl and perks. You’ll be supporting one of the preeminent record labels in underground music! Continue reading

Gilead Media Announces Migration Fest 2020

Gilead Media, one of the essential underground metal labels in the world (Krallice, Thou, False, Imperial Triumphant, Falls of Rauros, Yellow Eyes, Mizmor) will again hold their amazing Migration Fest in Pittsburgh in 2020. The fest will be held on August 1st and 2nd, 2020 at Mr. Smalls. The full lineup of bands has been selected and no submissions will be accepted. Announcements coming at a later date. The label made the announcement via their regular newsletter, which you can sign up for here. Continue reading

Falls of Rauros – Patterns in Mythology

Not sure what seems to be reverberating in the extreme music world, but it seems like the hills are alive with the sound pf atmospheric Black Metal these days. Just speaking out of personal experience this is my third week of being charged with reviewing an artsy and multi-dimensional take of the tried and tested subgenre. This time around it’s Falls of Rauros with their new album Patterns in Mythology (Gilead Media). Continue reading

False – Portent

Minneapolis is not a frigid northern waste year-round, but it’s a good stand-in for Scandinavia on a frosty winter day. The music that comes from there often conjures the heartless sounds of the birthplace of Black Metal. While also being home to the funky sex god Prince (RIP), the region has notably given us many great modern USBM bands to hand our hats on. The greatest may very well be False, as the sextet continues to hone their sound to perfection. I won’t event front, I have been a huge fan for some time and while they are “emerging” to mainstream ears, I have been down since the beginning, with several EP’s and splits most prized among my collection. So of course, I was amped for the release of Portent (Gilead Media), their new full-length album, so I got ready to dive in hard. Continue reading

Yellow Eyes – Rare Field Ceiling

Ah, yes, Yellow Eye’s Rare Field Ceiling (Gilead Media), the kind of metal album that asks its listeners if they’ve ever wondered what it would be like to clean out their ears with steel wool. It’s the type of gritty and unhinged music that one plays when you really want to let your neighbors and relatives know that you are indeed collaborating with the dark ones. What would it feel like to have a rabid wolverine give you a back massage? Probably a bit like Rare Field Ceiling. Continue reading

Stream The New Single from False – “Neither Path nor Gate”

USBM greats False are streaming their brand-new non-album track single ‘Neither Path nor Gate’, the track is the latest exclusive from the Decibel Magazine Flexi-Series. The track will not be on the bands’ highly-anticipated new album called Portent, out July 1st via Gilead Media. Jam out to ‘Neither Path nor Gate’now and subscribe to Decibel to get the flexi! Continue reading