Heading up to Club Academy, for the first time in a number of years and I had forgotten how cramped the stage was. The seating around the venue though is a welcome change from most of the other academy venues, it is the most intimate of them, although down in the bowels of the building the phone signal was non-existent.
Experimental Metal band Igorrr has announced a major lineup change with the loss of both vocalists Laurent and Laurie. In a message to Facebook the group announced the major changes each artists reasoning behind the choices. Laurent has decided to step down from the band apparently because he doesn’t want to get a COVID-19 vaccine and the band can thus not tour with him. Laurie has decided to step dpwn from the band as well for pesonand pursue her personal life and be less fo a public figure. The band has added the greek soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou and JB Le Bail as our new vocalists, and Martyn Clement on guitar. This follows the news that the band will embark on a tour to promote their new album, Spirituality and Distortion, out now via Metal Blade Records. Continue reading
Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine is back with a new episode. Time to get your weekly dose anessential mix of the newest extreme music by essential bands and a few classics. This edition by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee features Acid Bath, Frozen Soul, Coffins, Hath, and more!. In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has delved into the depths of the heavy music world to bring you a new mix each week. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Stream the newest playlist right now!
Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine kicks off the new year in style. The episode of the series features the Top 10 albums of 2020, by Metal & Coffee. In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has dived into the deepest depths to find the bands worth your ears. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Mixtape #11 features the new releases from Ulcerate, Chaos Devine, Igorrr, Tombs, Oranssi Pazuzu. and more! Stream the newest playlist right now!
Igorrr is the brainchild of the French musical genius, Gautier Serre and he made it to destroy the limitations of music. Originally a solo project, Serre dug into a variety of contrasting genres to proclaim palatable pieces of art that shouldn’t work, but do. In 2017, he broke barriers when the project gained more members and they released Savage Sinusoid (Metal Blade Records). Now, this bizarre band is back with the full-length album, Spirituality and Distortion (Metal Blade Records) where Serre and the other players are embellishing on the already oddball invention that is Igorrr. Continue reading
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Long-revered European music festival Roadburn kicks off four days of heavy, avant-garde and challenging music and art experiences in Tilburg, NL. Dutch black metal entity Kjeld has been added to the bill due to Cocatenatus dropping off due to a family situation. In a post, Roadburn founder and creative force Walter Hoeijmakers updated attendees on the last minute changes to the bill.Continue reading
Download Festival 2018 has made another major announcement, adding 21 bands and WWE NXT Live! Wrestling to the line-up. Added to the bill are Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, CKY, Nothing More, Black Foxxes, Hell Is For Heroes and many more. WWE will bring an immersive NXT show starring Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, The Undisputed Era and more. Continue reading
After skipping 2017, Heavy Montreal is officially back, and the 2018 lineup is HUGE. Continue reading
Roadburn 2018 is shaping up to be another incredible festival. In addition to the main lineup of bands, and special programs, Roadburn has announced its Cul de Sac lineup of special bands in Roadburn’s most intimate venue as well as the site of its Pre-Party. The festival takes place, as always, Tilburg, NL between April 19-22 and tickets are expected to sell out as usual. Continue reading