Fórn – Rites of Despair

Since arriving in 2013 with their self-titled EP (Midnight Werewolf), Bostonian quintet Fórn have allied themselves to the dark, visceral yet mournful slurry plied by the likes of Bell Witch and Lycus. Sophomore album Rites of Despair (Gilead Media) is their first full-length for four years and is another harrowing journey through the mire. Continue reading

Roadburn Festival Kicks Off Today, John Baizley Of Baroness Curates The Weekend


The Roadburn Festival, the world première event for all things heavy, diverse, avant-garde, and underground begins today in Tilburg, NL  at various venues, under the watchful eye of founder Walter Hoeijmakers. John Dyer Baizley of Baroness curates this years’ fest and performs with his band as well. The fest is nearly a sellout with some limited tickets available for Sunday. Full details below. Continue reading

Roadburn Adds Whores, Integrity, Bongnzilla, Oathbreaker, Cobalt, Disfear, Trans AM And More

Whores, by Photography

Whores, by Jonathan Arevalo Photography

This year’s Roadburn Festival just gets better and better. The fest has now added twenty new bands such as Whores, Integrity, Cobalt, Bongnzilla, Disfear, Big Business, Trans AM and more. More details below: Continue reading

Psycho Las Vegas: Part 2 – Various Venues, Las Vegas, NV

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Alice Cooper, by Hillarie Jason


Part II

Saturday at Psycho Las Vegas was no less impressive and perhaps the best single day of the fest band for band, especially if you were still able to stand after the first few days. Starting off with the public première of the Melvins documentary, The Colossus Of Destiny, followed by a Q & A by the director, Bob Hannam; this set the tone for the day. Continue reading

Lycus Announce West Coast Tour, Complete Recording Of New Album


Oakland funeral death/doom quartet Lycus have completed the recording of their sophomore full-length and Relapse Records debut. The album was recorded at Atomic Garden Studios in Palo Alto, CA in April and will once again feature album art from the renowned Italian painter Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Bell Witch). The band have an upcoming West Coast tour run with Dispirit.

*With Dispirit

Jun 04: The Press Club – Sacramento, CA (with Ufomammut, Usnea, Church – NO Dispirit)
Jun 05: The Complex – Glendale, CA (with Volahn)*
Jun 06: The Merrow – San Diego, CA (with Volahn)*
Jun 07: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA (with Lluvia, Gloam)*
Jul 08: Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA (with Arabrot (Norway))*
Jul 09: Club 66 – Ashland, OR *
Jul 10: Panic Room (Formerly Tonic Lounge) – Portland, OR (with Knelt Rote)*
Jul 11: Highline Bar – Seattle, WA (with Predatory Light)*
Jul 12: Obsidian – Olympia, WA (with Predatory Light)*
Jul 13: Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR (with Hiding)
Oct 11: California Deathfest – Oakland, CA (with Immolation, Nader Sadek, Bolzer, etc)

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Music Video + Tour – Atriarch – Bereavement + Upcoming Live Dates


Pacific Northwest atmospheric death/doomers Atriarch is streaming their music video for “Bereavement,” off of their latest album An Unending Pathway via Relapse Records. The band has a string of upcoming live dates coming up.

May 13: Starlite – Sacramento, CA (w/ Samothrace)
May 14: Complex – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Black Mare)
May 15: Psycho California – Santa Ana, CA (w/ Cult Of Luna, Eyehategod, Russian Circles, etc)
May 16: Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA (w/ Lycus)

Album Stream + Tour: Ghold – Of Ruin + Upcoming North American Tour With Arabrot


South London bass and drum duo Ghold are streaming their new album Of Ruin, out now via Ritual Productions in its entirety here. The album was recorded at lss Studio with Dan Miller and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, OLD). The band have an upcoming appearance at Temples Festival, along with an upcoming North American tour supporting Arabrot.

May 31: Temples Festival – Bristol (UK)

North American Summer Tour w/ ÅRABROT:
Jun 24: O’Brien’s Pub – Boston, MA
Jun 26: The Depot – York, PA
Jun 27: Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
Jun 29: The Burlington – Chicago, IL
Jun 30: Fubar – St Louis, MO
Jul 01: Jackpot Saloon – Lawrence, KS
Jul 02: Hi Dive – Denver, CO
Jul 03: Kilby Court – Salt Lake, City, UT
Jul 05: The Highline – Seattle, WA
Jul 06: The Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
Jul 07: Rotture – Portland, OR
Jul 08: Starlight Lounge – Sacramento, CA (w/ Dispirit, Lycus)
Jul 09: SF Eagle – San Francisco, CA
Jul 12: Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
Jul 14: Holy Mountain – Austin, TX (w/ Pinkish Black)
Jul 15: Siberia – New Orleans, LA (w/ Pinkish Black)
Jul 16: The 529 – Atlanta, GA (w/ Pinkish Black)
Jul 17: Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC (w/ Pinkish Black)
Jul 18: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA (w/ Pinkish Black)
Jul 19: The Studio, Webster Hall – New York, NY (w/ Pinkish Black)

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