Old Man Gloom Shares New Single, Announces New Album – “Seminar VIII Light of Meaning”

 

In a story we have been following for some time, Old Man Gloom have formally announced their highly anticipated brand new album, Seminar: VIII Light of Meaning, out May 22, 2020, via Profound Lore Records. The album will be their first without Bassist/vocalist Caleb Scofield, who died in 2018. Caleb had been a member since 2001 and the album Seminar II: The Holy Rites of Primitivism Regressionism (Tortuga Recordings). Stephen Brodsky of Cave-In/Mutoid Man is now the bands’ full-time bassist. Listen to the new song ‘EMF’ and pre-order the album below. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Insect Ark – The Vanishing

For over eight years, Dana Schechter and Ashley Spungin created heavy, eerie soundscapes as Brooklyn-based duo Insect Ark. When this fragmented last year, with a new album and US tour in the pipeline, leading force Schechter found herself in a tight corner until a serendipitous union with former SubRosa drummer Andy Patterson enabled the renewed probability of both. Tour almost complete, it’s time for the fourth album The Vanishing (Profound Lore Records) to hit the airwaves and Patterson’s influence, together with a more intense writing process, sees the band’s sound throb with added weight. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Godthrymm – Reflections

As a proud Lancastrian all my life, it pains me to acknowledge the occasional superiority of bitter neighbours Yorkshire. One such area of supremacy is within the realm of Doom Metal: Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride have wielded the White Rose over some of the genre’s most memorable, emotional moments of the last thirty years and the latter’s erstwhile guitarist Hamish Glencross is determined to carry on that sound with his latest outfit Godthrymm. Debut album Reflections (Profound Lore Records) oozes the drama, power, and tragedy of his former band. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lord Mantis – Universal Death Church

It’s no secret that Charlie Fell has issues. Anyone reading the few interviews he gave to promote Death Mask (Profound Lore Records), his last outing with Chicago’s Lord Mantis prior to his acrimonious departure from the band, won’t fail to be staggered by some of the personal revelations feeding his lyrical contribution to that album. Coupled with the tragic loss of revered drummer Bill Bumgardner in 2016, it was hard to see a way for the soul of this truly disturbing entity to continue forward: yet here we are with Universal Death Church (Profound Lore Records), Fell back behind both bass and microphone and re-absorbed by the nucleus of Andrew Markuszewski, fellow returnee Ken Sorceron and honorary fifth member, vocalist Dylan O’Toole. Continue reading

Amanda Palmer Interviews Lingua Ignota, Podcast Launching Soon!

Musician artist and activist Amanda Palmer has shared a podcast interview with Lingua Ignota. The episode is a teaser of Amanda’s forthcoming podcast series, launching sometime this fall. Palmer highlights the music of Lingua Ignota, a.k.a. Kristin Hayter and discusses how she became a fan, and then interviews the artist where they connected on many subjects. They chatted when Kristin opened for AFP at South By Southwest this past spring. Her new album Caligula released on July 19th via Profound Lore Records. Palmer’s own new album There Will Be No Intermission (Cooking Vinyl) released on March 8th, International Women’s Day. Continue reading

Dreadnought – Emergence

When allied to a sonic experience the term ‘Dreadnought‘ usually alludes to a bruising encounter with little imagination or subtlety. Not so the Denver quartet bearing that name, whose brand of Prog Metal is an eclectic mix of the weird, heavy and profoundly charming, and which spans many genres of music. Continue reading

Dead To A Dying World – Elegy

One can achieve a great deal with a cello. Just ask Dead To A Dying World, a Texan troupe whose main line of work is a sound which melds Black Metal, Doom Metal, and Prog Rock. This seems to have found an audience of sorts – as they are now onto their third album, Elegy (Profound Lore Records). Continue reading

Portal Detail New Album, New Song “Phreqs” Streaming Online

Portal will be releasing their highly anticipated new album, ION, on January 26th via Profound Lore Records, and we have your first taste of the new material today. Continue reading

Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy

It is not very common where an album hits me right in the chest upon first listen. Full of Hell has been able to do just this with their latest release, Trumpeting Ecstasy (Profound Lore). Twenty four minutes is all it takes to deliver a world of chaos and blistering grindcore by these Maryland natives. The only moments where the album is not blasting your face off is when the noise plays between some of the tracks. However, that is still to keep you on edge until the next song starts. Continue reading