We entered a rabbit hole called The Gerogerigegege and it lead directly to the Japan’s noise punk music scene, one which shared (and continues to share) space with the gay and BDSM scenes simultaneously. There we began to understand a mysterious band surrounded by bondage, masturbation, secrecy and noise.
“Industrial came about because a bunch of British avant-garde artists got tired of strictly doing street performance and wanted to start a band.” So begins our latest installment of A Ridiculously Short History of...; this time around, INDUSTRIAL!
Though not the first to don the moniker Hysterics this Newmarket, Ontario three-piece punk band is arguably the most exciting iteration for anyone looking for a fresh take on punk and grunge alike.
Just in time for Halloween, Daughters are finally releasing what is arguably their most anticipated album. Due via Ipecac Recordings, it’s one of the most horrifying things we’ve heard in a long time.
Short film “Down Again” focuses on Mark Hunter (vocalist of Chimaira) and his experience of mental illness. Directed by Nick Cavalier, it's a brilliant short film that manages to have as much aesthetic impact as it does insight.
We got to speak with Poland grindcore legends Bottom, who handed out some scathing and brutal insights on the nature of politics in their home country and their designs on waking up the next generation.
We spoke with Aaron Weaver, drummer for Wolves In The Throne Room, about the finer points of speaking with the forest, recording Thrice Woven, and their upcoming, massive fall tour.
There’s not much to say when the end credits roll on PUNK BAND, a documentary that follows punk rock group Voices Of Addiction as they implode on tour. If the film is attempting to show the futility of playing live music in today’s economy, then it is an earth-shattering success.
Scream interview with Franz Stahl on the Southern Lord reissue of No More Censorship, the Washington, D.C. punk legends’ fourth album, Dave Grohl, 606 Studios, Mastodon and keeping punk alive!
Swindon and Southampton-based prog project The Black Light dropped their new single “Singularity”; check out our impression of how the duo’s effort has paid off.
Derek Hess, one of the most notable artists in the heavy music scene in the last 30 years, has released his new book, 31 Days In May, which is a collection of his darkest and most powerful work tackling his struggles with mental illness and addiction.
To hear someone putting what you feel into crushing, audible assault is gratifying in a way that is dubiously hard to describe, usually dependent on whether someone else has ever shared that experience.
It’s the kind of rock that captures the spirit of those who can appreciate both club nights and roller derbies.
Creepiest Creep is pure adrenaline, a shot in the arm that is indicative of The Dahmers’ brand of consistently thrashy, horror-obsessed garage punk.
“The only reason grunge exists is because the Pacific Northwest was an overlooked, downtrodden shithole that no one gave a fuck about up until the early 90's.” So begins our latest instalment of our Ridiculously Short History of... Series; this time for Grunge!
Neil Young’s inaugural performance at the Roxy Theatre in L.A. in September of 1973 is a similarly exuberant, whiskey-soaked, and macabre performance of a legendary album.
The band are clearly developing their sound and choices, and while this is not an EP I would return to, it is enough to pay them the attention they deserve going forward.
Each of the eight songs is an irreverent example of instrumental freedom and doom-laden heaviness merging with catchy melody and unhinged exploration.
Certainly a band with a lot of eyes on them, their first EP is riding on the waves of attention the super trio are accumulating. Check out our review to see our take on their debut release.
It is apparent that Queasy have found their sound and are capitalising off their strengths. Their latest single, “Fed To The Wolves”, pushes the guys in that same direction.