Big|Brave – A Gaze Among Them

If anyone seriously doubts the efficacy and emotion of what is essentially classed as Drone, then they have never experienced Canadian outfit Big|Brave. They have toured with bands more eagerly anticipated than themselves: but those bands oft flounder at the point of displaying true emotion. It’s here where Robin Wattie and Mathieu Ball, along with drummer Loel Campbell, find a real connection while exploiting the wondrous virtues of focus and silence. Continue reading

SunnO))) – Life Metal

Secrecy surrounds the release of Sunn O)))‘s latest opus Life Metal (Southern Lord Records), aimed for a limited release on Record Store Day. Who can blame them? With albums by megastars falling victim to hacks and illegal leaks, it’s frustrating but somewhat understandable to be reviewing a product after it’s initial release. Whatever the strategy an epic journey is guaranteed and, with four tracks spanning seventy minutes, the album doesn’t disappoint in that regard. Continue reading

Agrimonia – Awaken

When your primary musical focus consists of playing in At The Gates, Skitsystem, or Martyrdöd, any and all accompanying projects are going to be subjected to some level of scrutiny. “Yeah, but it’s not Slaughter Of The Soul, is it?” you may hark, but Sweden’s Agrimonia have never been ones to rely on paying lip service to their associated Death Metal and Crust Punk outfits. Five years removed from their last record Rites Of Separation, Agrimonia have presented us with their most ambitious, thematic and musically realised record, Awaken (both Southern Lord). Continue reading

All Pigs Must Die Debut New Song – “A Caustic Vision”

All Pigs Must Die is back! The hardcore super group featuring Hope Conspiracy‘s Kevin Baker, Converge‘s Ben Koller and Bloodhorse‘s Adam Wentworth and Matt Woods, and Trap Them‘s Brian Izzi, have announced that they will be releasing their new album, Hostage Animal, on October 27th via Southern Lord. Not only that, but they’ve premiered a crushing new song too! Continue reading

Nightmare Logic – Riley Gale Of Power Trip Talks Trump, Texas And More!

Power Trip has released one of the undeniably great albums of 2017 thus far with Nightmare Logic, out now on Southern Lord Records. While on tour with Iron Reagan, Ghost Cult’s Keith Chachkes caught up with front man Riley Gale at Webster Hall in New York City to discuss politics, radical philosophy, metal and more. With inspiring music and a chaotic live show, Power Trip are one of the most impressive bands on the scene today. Continue reading

Darkest Hour Is Streaming Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora Online

Darkest Hour will be releasing Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora on March 10th via Southern Lord Records, but thanks to Noisey, you can stream the riff-filled party for your ear holes today. Continue reading

Darkest Hour Debut Their New Song Knife In The Safe Room

Darkest Hour recently confirmed that their new album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, will be released on March 10th via Southern Lord Records, and today we have the first single for your listening pleasure. Continue reading

Power Of The Riff Fest 2016 Books Neurosis And Wolves In The Throne Room

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The Power Of The Riff, the purveyors of the heavy, the hardcore and the underground have announced their headliners for their annual December fest. Continue reading