When I first brought Occultist down to my area and met Jim Reed in person, it was apparent right away that he was not only going to be a lifelong friends but that he was going to have a lifelong impact in music. We could do an entire separate piece
With their latest offering from Hampton Roads’ darkwave synthpop icons, Pain in the Yeahs have honed in on the mastery of their signature no-wave, shoegaze dirges. The album “Dopamine Noir” spirals in and out of anxieties and assurances of frontman James Wagner’s sincerity and beckoning. Channeling pulsations at times from
Some 20 plus years ago I first caught wind of a group of Chicago kids cranking out not only some of the most pummeling powerviolence/grind, but the spirit of actual confrontation and true activism to boot. RACETRAITOR, a name that immediately conjures up a certain demographic, unleashed onto the mid-90s
In the middle of last year, 3 long time friends in the blistering northeast of the U.S. spawned a monster amidst their already hectic lives. TRIPPER is the product of members of Dialith, Iblissian and Abomination In Conflict with Mechanical Death. Now spanning both coasts, TRIPPER unleash the cacophony of
Hear the newest offering from Rochester’s COMING DOWN, featuring members of Achilles, Like Wolves and Soul Control! Having transplanted to the northern Virginia area, right outside of DC and been a huge fan of the capital sound for two decades, this offering shouts loud to the spirit of this region
East Coast gore grind powerhouse Organ Trail have been on a devastating path since their inception in 2013. Bridging the gap both geographically for the dedicated members of their newest and official lineup (spanning over 3 state lines), and for a genre that gets muddied down with one trick ponies.