ALBUM REVIEW: In The Company Of Serpents – Lux

Denver Stoner/Sludge outfit In The Company Of Serpents has spent most of its eight years as a fluctuating two-piece, with only vocalist and guitarist Grant Netzorg as the constant. The arrival of Vermin Womb‘s JP Damron to the drumseat has seen an expansion to a trio with the addition of ex-Black Sheep of Kali stringman Ben Pitts and, maybe as a result, fourth album Lux (Self-Release) adds elements of invention and atmosphere to the core sound, demonstrating welcome growth.Continue reading

Southwest Terror Fest V Starts Tonight in Tuscon with Saint Vitus, SUMAC, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer


For the fifth year in a row, the best underground metalfest west of Maryland Deathfest is the Southwest Terror Fest. No other festival brings you the quality of bands from across the heavy spectrum, and Tuscon is just a cool town to host this shindig! Starting tonight October 20th through the 23rd, nearly four-dozen artists from across the US and Canada converging on five stages at multiple venues will wreck brains and eardrums. Full details, with shows and daily lineups are below’Continue reading

Primitive Man Announce Upcoming Tour Dates

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Denver blackened doomsters Primitive Man has announced an upcoming run of tour dates, which are posted below.

Mar 30: Unicorn – London (UK) (w/ Sea Bastard)
Mar 31: TBA – Nottingham (UK) (w/ Sea Bastard)
Apr 01: Roadhouse – Manchester (UK) (w/ Sea Bastard)
Apr 02: South Sea Live – Sheffield (UK) (w/ Sea Bastard)
Apr 03: South Sea Live – Newcastle (UK) (w/ Sea Bastard)
Apr 04: Audio – Glasgow (UK) )w/ Sea Bastard)
Apr 05: Bannermans – Edinburgh (UK) (w/ Sea Bastard)
Apr 06: The Pit’s – Kortijk (BE) (w/ Fister)
Apr 07: Het Bos – Antwerp (BE) (w/ Fister)
Apr 08: Vera Groninge (NL)
Apr 09: 013 Venue – Tilburg (NL) (Roadburn Festival 2015)
Apr 10: 1000fryd – Copenhagen (DK) (w/ Fister)
Apr 12: Modra Vopice – Prague (CZ) (w/ Fister)
Apr 13: Chemiefabrik – Dresden (DE) (w/ Fister)
Apr 14: L’usine Geneva (CZ) (w/ Fister)
Apr 15: Freakout Club – Bologna (IT) (w/ Fister)
Apr 16: Lo-Fi – Milan (IT) (w/ Fister)
Apr 18: Jugendhaus Kloster – Weil der Stadt (DE) (w/ Fister)
May 16: TBA – Omaha, NE (w/ Wake)
May 17: The Black Hole – Cedar Falls, IA (w/ Wake)
May 18: Skeletunes Lounge – Fort Wayne, IN (w/ Wake)
May 19: The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI (w/ Wake)
May 20: Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH (w/ Wake)
May 21 – 24: Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
May 25: TBA – Washington, DC (w/ the Body Water Torture, Wake)
May 26: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Wake)
May 27: JJ’s Bohemia – Chatanooga, TN (w/ Wake)
May 28: The Demo – St. Louis, MO (w/ Wake)
May 30: Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 14: Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA (Oakland Deadfest 2015)

Primitive Man features within their animosity-strewn ranks current and former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death Of Self, Vermin Womb and Reproacher. Home Is Where The Hatred Is serves as the follow-up to the band’s Scorn full-length.

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They have released Home Is Where The Hatred Is EP, which was tracked at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt, etc.) and is currently available as a special 12″ via Relapse Records. It is streamed here and here.

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