In the midst of St. Patrick’s Day insanity in the French Quarter, there was a once-in-a-lifetime show featuring some of the very best bands making heavy, crushing music. The atmospheric, spacey sludge of New Orleans’ own Space Cadaver. The suffocating doom from Iowa’s Aseethe. Canada’s angry queer gloom cult, Vile
Blackened death thrashers Steel Bearing Hand are yet another jewel in the massive treasure trove of Texas metal. Fast, loud and a toxic blend of their influences, from Celtic Frost and and Mercyful Fate to Autopsy and Deicide, they are very much a product of the glory days of metal.
VOWWS isn’t a band that allows for a definitive genre: the tracks are industrial and synth-filled, yet with eerie undertones that make the mood foreboding enough to rival the catchier elements. The self-proclaimed “industrial pop” duo, made up of Australia-to-LA transplants Matt and Rizz, release their second full-length, Under the World,
On this so-called most romantic day of the year, we are excited to premiere the new video for “Church,” from North Carolina’s Dreamy D. Existing somewhere in between Tom Waits, Mark Lanegan, Those Poor Bastards and the blackest corners of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, Dreamy D’s love songs
Funeral Chic is a band out for blood. The blackened crust/hardcore/grindcore amalgam that the North Carolina-based quintet creates is a crazed lightning storm of riffs, pummeling drums and guttural vocals; as raw as they sound on recordings, Funeral Chic are exponentially more feral during live shows. With two releases under
The last of Chelsea Wolfe’s Southeastern tour dates was a sold-out show in Atlanta’s Little Five Points. Half an hour before the doors opened, the line was already wrapped around the building and far into the parking lot… In the green room, the two bands were preparing for the night.