Cold Black Suns (Season of Mist) is an unforgettable piece of occult black metal art, fusing savagery with frozen beauty – but it is also a selection of nine very separate songs that can each stand on their own as near-perfect examples of the craft Belgium’s Enthroned have been honing for a quarter of a century.
Burlington-based progressive rock band, Wooly Mantis have a technically impressive and downright killer track with their new single “Cosmic Venture.”
West Michigan, melodic metalcore band Amoura just dropped their new single “Back Then” and, to celebrate, bassist Scott Werner offers up his Top 10 favourite WWE Wrestler entrance theme songs.
Fleshgod Apocalypse rewrite the definition of extreme metal on Veleno (Nuclear Blast Records), by taking all the historical aspects of their signature orchestral death metal sound and pushing these to, well, the extreme limit.
Dismissed frequently for being a disco record, “Dynasty” was EXACTLY the album that KISS needed at that time it was released — May 23, 1979. 40 years later, it stands tall as an impressive ROCK record.
Entombed’s Clandestine - Live is the celebration of a monumental album from a magical musical period by a monster band.
Camp Pain, the debut record from 96 Bitter Beings, out via Distant Recordings, is a great record for old fans of CKY or anyone into complex riffage and thought-provoking lyrics layered over a deliciously crisp mix of instrumentation.
Liz Mauritz, lead vocalist for Austin, Texas-based pop-punk group Gold Steps, delivers a fantastic guest blog detailing various Easter Eggs in the video for their newest single, “Empty Space.”
Montreal native and art-rock connoisseur Jesse Mac Cormack lends some insight into his newest record, “Now” (out May 3rd on Secret City Records), with a track-by-track rundown of its ten dreamy, explorative songs.
Out now via Sumerian Records, Shades of Blue, the latest solo recording from Danny Worsnop, sees the Asking Alexandria frontman enter the worlds of blues and adult contemporary with surprising success.
The Wildhearts returned to London and delivered exceptional set at Brixton Electric. With Towers of London and Massive Wagons along for the ride, they made this a nostalgic night to remember!
Broadside take a sharp-but-fruitful turn with “King Of Nothing” and “Empty,” their brand new singles out May 15th via Victory Records.
Full of Hell return with their new full-length, Weeping Choir, via Relapse Records and it is genuinely terrifying. Weeping Choir is an absolute nightmare, and that’s what makes it so brilliant.
When he's not helping to make crushing tech-metal, Thom Gardner from UK bruisers Harbinger likes to play weird video games and he's picked his Top Ten here.
Despite the fun ‘80s horror thematic concept and some excellent songwriting, Night of Whispering Souls (Extreme Metal Music) by Croatian one-man black metal project Tryglav, the album leaves an impression of entertainment rather than long-term engagement.
For those who remember first hearing the debut Weezer record, when it was new, get ready — you’re about to feel a good bit older. The landmark set was released via DGC 25 years ago this past week (May 10, 1994).
Adversus, the seventh full-length album from Italy’s Handful of Hate combines fast, technical black metal with unexpected baroque flourishes to create a record of unique character without resorting to musical gimmicks: an uncompromising vision that sits comfortably on the Code666 roster.
As hard as it will be to say goodbye to the Vans Warped Tour, at least we get one more summer of epic performances, flying fans, and life-altering moments. Here’s our preview of June’s 2-day event in Atlantic City.
Having just released their double album, Visions of The Blinded World Pt. I & II, Lucky, vocalist with electro-metallers Spookshow Inc., talks about five songs that influenced their sound.
Jared Putnam is a very busy man. The creative force behind alternative rock/indie project The March Divide joins us for a guest blog regarding the making of his new single “I Got Lost.”