The last date of The Friendship Tour was a holy event. Quite literally, Cloud Rat, Moloch, False and Thou played beneath the stained glass of the New Orleans First Unitarian Church. Cloud Rat’s vocalist Madison said she wouldn’t want to tour with anyone else – “except maybe Kate Bush.” Inside jokes
Mike Scheidt’s return to the stage at Northwest Terror Fest last month was a seemingly long-awaited event for YOB fans. Nearly five months after a sudden, emergency hospitalization followed by a live-saving surgery earlier in the year, Scheidt was eagerly preparing to once again play to a sold-out Seattle crowd.
Uada exists in a state of obscurity shrouded by fog and clad in black leather as one faceless entity. While their silhouetted live shows are certainly eye-catching, their monochromatic mystery allows the senses to focus entirely on the sound of the raw shrieks, crisp and melodic riffs and reworked influences
Goatwhore needs no introduction. For 20 years, they have stood at the helm of the American extreme metal scene and put forth album after album of marvelously blistering blackness. Their latest release, Vengeful Ascension, is the band at its most adventurous, divisive and focused. We talked to vocalist Ben Falgoust about
North Carolina is home to an impressive roster of metal groups: Buzzoven, Corrosion of Conformity, Weedeater…and Young And In The Way. Slightly departing from the sludge of the South, they present a feral blend of hardcore and black metal that is powerful, intimidating and utterly unignorable. YAITW crush in every
Usnea shares basic traits with its namesake. The lichen is neither fungus nor alga. Usnea is neither doom metal nor black metal. The grey-green plant grows its branches slowly. Usnea’s protracted songs tell wandering stories that veer off the funerary path. Juxtaposing abrasiveness with gentleness, their dirges profess a full