CONCERT REVIEW: Vader – Abysmal Dawn – Hideous Divinity – Vitriol: Live at The Warsaw

Love was not in the air on this Valentine’s Day. Nope. Instead, it was psychotic screams, blastbeats, shred guitar and a lot of headbanging, beer, and B.O. We assembled on a bitterly cold night in February to a fitting place. The Warsaw is the Home for Polish American’s in Brooklyn, set to welcome the 30-year and counting extreme metal legends, also from Poland, Vader. Vader is preparing a brand new album and recently released a new single, the brutal ‘Shock and Awe’ so lots of good fun was on tap. The Warsaw has actually become one of the better venues in Brooklyn with great beer, awesome bartenders, great event staff, Polish food (pierogies and more) and great sound and lights. We love coming here! The freezing cold night was no match for the sold-out show and a bunch of Brooklyn rowdy metal heshers and hesherettes. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: FROGG – “A Reptilian Dystopia”

Technical Death rising star known as FROGG will drop their new EP, A Reptilian Dystopia, this Friday, January 17th, 2020. Based in the Northeast, the group draws influences Obscura, Arsis, and Born of Osiris amongst others. Masterminded by Sky Moon Clark, after creating the EP with a plethora of guest musicians, Sky is looking to fill out personal for upcoming live performances around New York City. Jam out to A Reptilian Dystopia right now! Continue reading

PHOTO SET: Thy Art Is Murder Live at Fete Music Hall

Thy Art Is Murder

Live at Fete Music Hall, Providence RI

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: King Guillotine – “Annihilation Syndrome”

Ghost Cult has teamed up with rising Pacific Northwest extreme metallers King Guillotine for the debut of their new music video for their track ‘Annihilation Syndrome’. The blistering song is uncompromisingly brutal, has impressive guitar work and will make you want to spontaneously mosh your face off. The band has distinct OSDM grooves, but the flavor and skill of modern European melo-death bands too. Directed and produced by Karl Whinnery and Freddy Heath, you can watch the clip now! Continue reading

REVIEW: Beyond Creation – Fallujah –  Arkaik – and Equipoise: Live at The Sanctuary, Detroit MI

The bright blue paint job on The Sanctuary makes it the most inviting building on Cardiff Street. Nestled in the middle of Hamtramck, a pint-sized town in Detroit, The Sanctuary is actually one of the most inviting music venues in the whole city. The Canadian Death Metal act, Beyond Creation brought their proggy and technical goodness to Ham Town earlier this week. It was the second to last gig on a month-long tour with Fallujah, Arkaik, and Equipoise. The band has been promoting their most recent full-length album, Algorythm (Season of Mist) on this run and hearing it played in full made for a perfect Metal Monday. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites

When bands replace key members of personnel, it can take some time for the new line-up to settle. First albums back can be cagey affairs as confidence and momentum are often exchanged for uncertainty and caution. However, what becomes clear almost immediately with Vile Nilotic Rites (Nuclear Blast Records), the latest offering from US Death Metallers and aficionados of ancient Egypt, Nile, is that no such problems exist here. Continue reading

Obscura Shares “Emergent Evolution” Playthrough Video

Tech-Death kings Obscura released their excellent Diluvium album earlier this year via Relapse Records. Watch guitarist Steffen Kimmerer on this guitar playthrough video for ‘Emergent Evolution”. You can catch the band on tour next winter: Continue reading