En Minor is a project that had been rattling around in Philip H. Anselmo“s head since he was a child; they are an unexpectedly emotional and deeply serious sound that freefalls out of the genres most of the band members are associated with, including Anselmo himself, and into uncharted territory. Unconventional and, in many ways, experimental, their 2020 release, When the Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out (Housecore Records) is steeped in reverence to the Jazz tradition in New Orleans, and maybe more markedly serves as a morose interpretation of a Jazz Funeral March with hints of Vaudeville; an unironic gothic twist on Tom Waits that Anselmo has since self-described as Depression Core.
Troublesome and tumultuous times politically tends to bring out the best in musicians, with everyone from the world of Metal, Punk, Country, Folk, and Blues to name but a few raising their voices in protest. Wigan’s own John Fairhurst is strongly rooted in the latter camp, with his new album The Divided Kingdom (Unmanageable Records) containing impassioned rallying cries against greed and corruption, Brexit and the lying politicians involved with it, alongside riffs and hooks aplenty.Continue reading
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Record Store Day Black Friday not only supports artists and labels you love but it an opportunity to support small businesses, indie record shops and basically keep your scene alive, And if you can’t get out of the house, for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, don’t have a lot of money to spend, or just plain hate consumerism, consider heading over to our pals at Bandcamp and purchase even one track from one of your favorite bands. Consider joining Metal Bandcamp Gift Club or starting your own with friends. If you are participating in #RSDBlackFriday2018, Ghost Cult has you covered with our exhaustive list below.Continue reading
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For those unaware of the sinister, weird magnificence of David Lynch, his films and series are usually accompanied by equally strange yet wonderful music: edgy, dark, seductive, indulging the seedy side of Americana. Young Widows frontman Evan Patterson’s solo project Jaye Jayle fits this bill perfectly, its Dark Country-style jangle carrying a profound melancholy, and with sophomore album No Trail And Other Unholy Paths (Sargent House) being produced by Lynch’s musical adviser Dean Hurley, there’s an added resonance here.Continue reading
New York’s experimental artists Zeal And Ardor recorded an in-studio session at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1‘s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter. The performance aired yesterday July 9th. You can check it out below.Continue reading
How open-minded are you? I mean, really properly open-minded, not just trying to be too-cool-for-school open-minded? I ask the question because this beguiling, genre twisting and highly evocative second album from Zeal & Ardor will certainly put you through your paces.Continue reading
LA based multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Jonny Polonsky is streaming “Chip Away The Stone” off of his upcoming album The Other Side of Midnight, out May 12, 2015. The album was written and performed entirely by Polonsky and mixed by longtime Lynch collaborator/engineer, Dean Hurley at David Lynch‘s Asymmetrical Studios.
About the inspiration behind the track, which Polonsky coins as “Prince in his goth phase,” he explains, “I wrote this song thinking about 3 Clubs, a moody, old Hollywood vibes nightclub in Los Angeles I used to play at all the time….Keep your eyes on yourself or you get lost in society’s weird whirlpool. My own take on Tom Waits‘ ‘Dirt in the Ground’ (‘We’re chained to the world and we’ve all gotta pull)… We need more sadness in the discos.”
The Other Side of Midnight Tracklisting:
01: Chip Away The Stone
02: Lay Down Your Arms
03: Sunset Night
04: Waiting For Something
05: The Motherlode
06: Forever’s End
07: We Could Last Here Long
08: Going Home