Underground Metal Round-up feat. Unendlich, Leach, Pulchra Morte and more…


Look, it’s as cold as a witch’s tit, and I’m not talking about the variety that likes PVC. With that in mind, here are seven attempts by the underground Metal scene to raise the temperature. As it were. (Come on, give me that one. I have an A-Level in English, and everything).Continue reading


Burnt Books Streaming Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire In Entirety


Photo Credit: Sean Rayford]

Photo Credit: Sean Rayford]

Columbia, SC’s Burnt Books are streaming their entire second album Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, out now via Retro Futurist Records below.

The band has these upcoming shows:

BURNT BOOKS Tour Dates:
Apr 02: Milestone – Charlotte, NC (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Pig Mountain)
Apr 03: Odditorium – Asheville, NC (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Uninhabitable, Spliff)
Apr 04: 25 Watt – Richmond, VA (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Slowing)
Apr 05: The Ottobar Upstairs – Baltimore, MD (w/ Crazy Bag Lady)
Apr 06: Legion Of Doom – Columbus, OH (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Checkmate)
Apr 07: Fifth Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Torturess, Voidweaver)
Apr 08: The Bishop – Bloomington, IN (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Torturess, Wounded Knees)
Apr 09: The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN (w/ Crazy Bag Lady. Sky Burial, Thetan, Subject/Rulers)
Apr 10: Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN (w/ Crazy Bag Lady)
Apr 11: Caledonia – Athens, GA (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Cinemechanica, Harsh Words, Savagist)
Apr 12: New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Cinemechanica)
May 02: Caledonia – Athens, GA
May 19: TBA – Atlanta, GA

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Burnt Books Releasing Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire on March 20th


Burnt Books. Photo Credit: Sean Rayford

Burnt Books. Photo Credit: Sean Rayford

Columbia, SC ultra avant/eclectic punksters Burnt Books will be releasing their second full length album Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire on March 20, 2015 via Retro Futurist Records. They once again enlisted Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Lazer/Wulf) to produce their follow-up LP, Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, at The Jam Room Recording Studio in the band’s hometown. Having envisioned a musical scope of intense emotions and vitality within their songwriting and delivery, the group takes the listener on a musical roller coaster with Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, blending their own mix of noisy hardcore, post-punk, mesmerizing and angular riffing and Lollis’ skin-crawling growls, wails, and mocking tones.

Stream “Stupid Game” here.

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire Track Listing:
1. Escape
2. Shadow I Cast
3. Useless Emotions
4. Those Arms
5. Bridges
6. Stupid Game
7. The Harm We’ve Done
8. Burn Virgin
9. La Rosa

They booked a string of upcoming shows coming up.

BURNT BOOKS Tour Dates:
Mar 20: New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC (Record Release Show w/ Glittoris, UnInhabitable, more)
Apr 02: Milestone – Charlotte, NC (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Pig Mountain)
Apr 03: Odditorium – Asheville, NC (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Uninhabitable, Spliff)
Apr 04: 25 Watt – Richmond, VA (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Slowing)
Apr 05: The Ottobar Upstairs – Baltimore, MD (w/ Crazy Bag Lady)
Apr 06: Legion Of Doom – Columbus, OH (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Checkmate)
Apr 07: Fifth Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Torturess, Voidweaver)
Apr 08: The Bishop – Bloomington, IN (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Torturess, Wounded Knees)
Apr 09: The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN (w/ Crazy Bag Lady. Sky Burial, Thetan, Subject/Rulers)
Apr 10: Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN (w/ Crazy Bag Lady)
Apr 11: Caledonia – Athens, GA (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Cinemechanica, Harsh Words, Savagist)
Apr 12: New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC (w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Cinemechanica)
May 02: Caledonia – Athens, GA
May 19: TBA – Atlanta, GA

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