The end of the year is nigh, but two of the biggest AOTY contender are just rolling in. So hold onto your butts (and lists), folks—we are just getting started. WHAT TO HEAR: I don’t think there’s been a more anticipated, hyped, or meme’d metal record this year than Blood Incantation’s Hidden History of the […]
Down to the final mixes on a personal project this week, so for the sake of my sanity, let’s keep this short and sweet. WHAT TO HEAR: Well folks, black metal Liturgy is officially back with a surprise (surprisingly good) new LP this week, H.A.Q.Q. (YLYLCYN). Although billed as a musical detour before Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s […]
Halloween is dead and gone and we’re steaming for the home stretch now. But before we get to lisztomania, there’s still plenty of new records from incredible bands on the way, so whatever you do, don’t turn that calendar just yet. WHAT TO HEAR: So I’m gonna level with all of you: I’ve never really […]
OK folks, after a two-week hiatus, I’m back and the same flake as ever. But don’t worry, there’s a solid slate of new releases and a full Halloween week of shows to help make up for my heavy metal infidelity. Take me back won’t you, please? WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week are Oakland […]
Welcome to October, folks. This is a 21+ maturity show, so if you call it spooky szn, please see yourself out. WHAT TO HEAR: This week is owned by Arizona death metal unit Gatecreeper, who return after a three-year vision quest with their sophomore full length (and long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Sonoran Deprivation), Deserted (Relapse). […]
It’s hard to believe, but the last release week of September is already upon us. Next week is October and the week after that, 2050. But thankfully there’s plenty of new noise to help drown out the sound of your life rapidly evaporating around you. WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week is Creeping Death’s […]
Another week, another bonkers roster of metal releases. It’s a good problem to have, but I’m not even caught up with August yet. Oh well, onward into the void. WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week is one that I and more than a few other heavy metal degenerates have been waiting breathlessly for since […]
It’s officially September and you know what that means people: FALL RELEASE SEASON TIME WOOP WOOP [airhorn, airhorn, airhorn]. So take to the battlements and brace yourself, because if today is just the beginning, I’m legit scared about what’s to come.
It’s one of the biggest release weeks of the year, so strap in and buckle up. Do whatever you have to do, because this is about to get hectic. WHAT TO HEAR: OK, so first up this week is Fear Inoculum (RCA), the first new music from Tool in 13 years. 19/16 time signature enthusiasts […]
Happy labour day weekend everyone. While many may be fleeing the city for a break, those of us who remain can enjoy a little more elbow room for a few days, and you can enjoy some excellent shows while you’re at it.