Alcest, Okkultokrati, Inter Arma, Helms Alee, Algiers and More Added to Roadburn 2020

Roadburn 2020 has made a slew of announcements of news bands! Added to both James Kent and Emma Ruth Rundle’s curated portions of the festival is Alcest, on the strength of their new album Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast). Additional artists added to the fest include Okkultokrati, Inter Arma, Helms Alee, Algiers, Dynfari, Bad Breeding, White Ward, Dommengang, Kungens Män, Darsombra, Tau And The Drones Of Praise and more to come! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW – Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear

Alright, guys, it’s time for us to talk about the importance of Cult of Luna. Yeah, that underappreciated Swedish unit that has delivered a consistent series of music both brutal and majestic since 2001’s self-titled effort. Okay, so maybe you arrived late to the party and missed the early portion, but you did catch their mindfuck crossover with Julie Christmas, Mariner, right? No? Well, A Dawn to Fear (Metal Blade) is as good as an entry point as you’re going to get. Continue reading

Roadburn Announces Full of Hell, Lingua Ignota, Health, She Passed Away, DOOL and More

Roadburn 2020 continues to take shape as an amazing looking sonic and visual experience. In addition to new bands Full of Hell, Lingua Ignota, Health, She Passed Away, DOOL; Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator) have shared details of their curated special programs. Already announced for the fest are commissioned projects from James Kent & Johannes Persson, Jo Quail, and Vile Creature & Bismuth, and the return of Julie Christmas. Tickets go on sale September 24th at the link below. Continue reading

Candiria To Headline Rising Pulse Records 10 Year Anniversary Party

Rising Pulse Records, the label owned by John LaMacchia of Candiria, is hosting a 10-year anniversary party this week at Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn. The show will be headlined by Candiria, along with Recon, Netherlands, NYHC veterans Locked In A Vacancy, and SevenSuns. Rising Pulse has been a foil for John to release incredible, challenging music from his own Spylacopa, and also Julie Christmas, Meek Is Murder, Kevin Hufnagel, A Family Plot, Morn and more. In addition to great music from bands, the label creates amazing custom products such as limited edition vinyl, cassettes, and other merch. Tickets are $20 and the link to buy them can be found below. Continue reading

Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas To Release Live Album

Cult Of Luna and Julie Christmas by Rich Price Photography

Cult Of Luna and Julie Christmas are capping off their collaboration together which spawned their release, Mariner. After several years creating, recording and touring together this spring, they are releasing Mariner Live At De Kreun – Belgium via their label Indie Recordings on April 21st. The release coincides with the last ever performance of Mariner, taking place at the Roadburn Festival 2018.  Continue reading

Monarch – Never Forever

The cover art to Never Forever (Profound Lore) sums up pretty well what to expect from Monarch’s latest album; a black and white inverted crucifix fashioned from butterflies, dark and ominous juxtaposed with beauty. The symbolism of the butterfly hinting that this is going to be a tour of the darker recesses of the human psyche. Continue reading

Cult Of Luna Announces The Mariner North American Tour With Julie Christmas

Cult Of Luna and Julie Christmas released Mariner last year via Indie Recordings, and now they are bringing that incredibly powerful new material to the stage here in North America. Continue reading