Razor Candy, the brainchild of Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson, Deveraux) and Chad Cherry (The Last Vegas, The Claws) released their debut self-titled EP Razor Candy via Sensory Recordings, which released on February 14th 2020. To celebrate the band released their new music video ‘Parents Beware/Razors In the Candy’! The song tells a tale of kids wreaking havoc on Halloween while the old witch in the neighborhood hands out tainted candy laced with razor blades and cyanide. The video was filmed and directed by Brook Hubbs. Watch the clip here! Continue reading
Industrial Metal band 5RVLN5 (pronounced “Surveillance”) will release their debut album, The Black Mark on March 13th. Combining the best throwback sounds of the heyday of the genre, with a bleak vision of the future, 5RVLN5 is here to breathe new life into the style you love to groove to. Masterminded by Chuck Clybourne (former guitarist/vocalist from doom metal Faces of the Bog), the project, and features the production work of Adam Stilson at Decade Music Studio. Check out the new single ‘World of Filfth’ now!
The fifth full-length release from Delain finds the Dutch symphonic metal act looking towards the future with a combined sense of fear and optimism. Appearing to presage dark, dystopian times, the riffs and beats on the latest album Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm Records) are countered (for the most part) by the uplifting vocal melodies of singer Charlotte Wessels as they suggest a more hopeful future. Continue reading
Code Orange has dropped the first salvo from their highly-anticipated new album Underneath, due out on March 13th via Roadrunner Records. That fourteen track album is the follow-up to their 2017 breakthrough Forever (also Roadrunner). Pre-orders are live via the link below and music video is also expected soon for the title track. It’s definitely got a major 1990s industrial metal flavor, on top of the awesomeness Code Orange is already known for. Continue reading
Dark Synthwave/Metal Musicians and visionary artists Patriarchy have dropped their jaw-dropping, genre-hopping new album today, Asking For It via the Dero Arcade label. Made up of duo Actually (aka Actually Huizenga) – LA-Based multidisciplinary artist – and Andrew Means (3Teeth multi-instrumentalist), the pair creates heavy, politically charged, and Gothy tracks that are equal parts KMFDM, Lords of Acid, but also danceable like PVRIS. It’s the perfect album for pre-gaming in your house for a night out with friends, while plotting to overthrow the establishment. Ghost Cult brings you their full album stream right now to enjoy. Continue reading
Even geniuses get beat up by the press and fans sometimes. There were very few albums as big, pervasive in music culture and brilliant as Nine Inch Nails career highlight The Downward Spiral (Nothing/Interscope) was in 1994. The problem is, how do you follow it up, especially when the entire world jumped on the bandwagon and copied your style? Well, you don’t do a belly flop into stasis, you work harder than ever to expand, change drastically and do all the things. The Fragile (Nothing/Interscope) is Trent Reznor doing all the things, really well. Continue reading
One of the best parts about reviewing albums is getting to deconstruct the music on the album and expose the soft squishy underbelly that the band hides deep within the tracks. The newest release from 3TEETH, Metawar (RED Music), is a case in point. The third studio album from the Los Angeles-based band is a cataclysmic master stroke pregnant with thinly veiled innuendo and tightly coiled enigma. Let me break that down for you in Skullgurl terms, this album is fanfuckingtastical. Continue reading