ALBUM REVIEW: Many Blessings – Emanation Body

Ethan McCarthy‘s myriad recordings under his classification of ‘Noise’ are what many of us might name Harsh Ambient or Ambient Drone. Dystopian, disturbian, yet with elements of clarity that break through the crushing sound (and occasional soundbites of sex), many fans will have encountered these often challenging passages through his work with Primitive Man and here with his solo project Many Blessings. Sophomore album Emanation Body (Translation Loss Records) embraces more atmospheric airs whilst retaining much of that visceral anger. Continue reading

Roadburn 2020 Books Wovenhand, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Giles Corey, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Primitive Man and More!

Roadburn 2020 has added a plethora of new bands today! Roadburn 2020 Books Wovenhand, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Giles Corey, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Primitive Man, Hangman’s Chair X Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Plebeian Grandstand, Mamaleek, Lankum, Hilary Woods, Föllakzoid And Atom Tm, Midwife, Torpor, Sum Of R, Ph, Many Blessings (Ethan Of Primitive Man), Eye Flys and many more still to come before next April. Continue reading

Thou Kicks Off West Coast Tour Tonight, Including “Quiet Shows”

Thou kicks off a huge slate of west coast tour dates tonight riding high on another prolific year of incredible new music with five new releases in 2018 (I Have Become Your Pupil (Split with The Hirs Collective), The House Primordial, Inconsolable, Rhea Sylvia and Magus. The band is hitting the road with MJ Guider, and other like-minded bands like Lingua Ignota, Blood Incantation, Many Blessings, Euth and more followed by more midwest and east coast dates in 2019, a residency at Roadburn 2019, and much more next year. Among the current tour dates will be special “quiet” dates where the band doesn’t quite play unplugged, but chilled out is a good description. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most vital bands in all of heavy music perform live in your town. Continue reading