Metal Blade Records has shared a video of The Ocean performing ‘Ordovicium’, live in India. It’s pretty amazing. Check it out! Continue reading
Portland’s epic post-Metal quintet Alltar (stylized as A//tar) dropped their crushing début album, Hallowed, last month via Monochord Records. The band favors moments of moody simmering dynamics and crushing flourishes of heavy riffs and synths. Ghost Cult has teamed up with the band to bring you their haunting new video for ‘Horology’. Directed and edited by bassist Casey Braunger, the video makes a perfect use of trippy Twin Peaks imagery and brain-warping time-lapse work, the clip is perfectly matched to the track. Watch it now! Continue reading
Post-metal group Chrome Waves will release The Cold Light Of Despair, a collection of both new and previously released singles, covers, and more. The record drops November through guitarist Jeff Wilson’s independent label Disorder Recordings. Following nearly five years of silence, Chrome Waves was revamped and relaunched in 2018 with a new lineup containing former members of Wolvhammer, Nachtmystium, Abigail Williams, Amiensus, and more. The band issued their excellent and highly anticipated debut LP, A Grief Observed, on their own in early 2019, after which it was picked up by Avantgarde Music for vinyl and European release. The band has toured several times throughout the year with the likes of Tombs, Without Waves, Amiensus, and others, and several covers, singles, and more have seen digital release along the way. Continue reading
One of Europe’s most respected instrumental/experimental post-rock and metal music festivals returns in 2019, with AMFest in Barcelona this October. Returning for its eighth edition returns AMFest takes place 10-13 October 2019, Fabra I Coats, Barcelona. Headlining the festivals are Daughters and includes Foscor, Zeal & Ardor, Alcest, Pelican, Deafheaven, Tides From Nebula, Brutus, Portrayal of Guilt, The Album Leaf, Cocaine Piss and many more! Ticket links and other info can be found below. Continue reading
It must be a sign of my own rapidly advancing age but I can scarcely believe that it has been three whole years since we last had music from Chicago’s Russian Circles. The speed at which times move, it is sometimes difficult to take stock. For one though, it is lovely news to have them back. Continue reading
Despite Massachusetts trio Cazador having been a going concern for five years, Failure To Thrive (Self Release) is the band’s debut studio album, even being preceded by a live album. Having started out as a purely Sludge-based unit, their sound has evolved to incorporate a number of styles which makes this effort a short but exciting journey.
It’s for the best that I didn’t partake in any herbal supplements before Batushka‘s Hospodi (Metal Blade) as I feel that the religious themes and spectacle would’ve kicked open a vault of repressed Catholic guilt sitting in the back of my head. You see, the uncertain nature of religion and faith is one of the few things that elicits true fear from me. Well that, wasps, tractor-trailers and large dogs, but who’s counting? Continue reading