The homestretch. The beginning of the end. List season. Hell of earth. Whatever you call it, it’s here. Happy November, folks.
Anddddd we’re back. Apologies for the Thanksgiving-related departure last week, but what’s the point of all this goat-slaying satanic black metal without a nuclear family and a tiny hometown to terrify with it?
We’re in the home stretch of this wretched orbit, where end-of-year lists could read more like obituaries. Let’s try and be optimistic for a few minutes at least, and marvel at the stupendous options we have to entertain us this weekend.
Doom metal is, for want of a better term, very much alive and well in 2015. That’s in no small part to Windhand, who are riding high after releasing their third album, Grief’s Infernal Flower, just last month via Relapse. The record was produced by Jack Endino (whose credits include Nirvana, High On Fire and Soundgarden) and features all the […]
While doom has been in some sort of self-imposed stasis for much of the summer, the lumbering horde returns today with a hammer-wielding vengeance spearheaded by new records from (spoiler alert) Windhand, My Dying Bride, Tyranny, and more. Before we get there, however, we do have one order of business to attend to…
Welcome heshers, hellions, hessians, and hellraisers to the biggest metal week of the year. Stuffed with 2014’s most anticipated releases from bands both old and new—as well as a line-up of wild Halloween-themed bashes—today is one for the elder scrolls. So strap on the combat boots and smear on the corpse paint, we are going […]
5) Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Millie & Andrea, Miles, and more at Output While you’re never going to hear me expound on the cultural importance of Output (nor ever find me there), I must say, this one caught my attention. Every now and then Output books itself a name in the electronic music world, but […]