On Syrian Metal: A Tribute To Fadi Massamiri

September 24, 2012

In Syria, as we know, the metal movement was raw, primal, and repetitive. Then something happened between the years of 2010 and 2012. A new chapter was being written on the history of Syrian metal — a phenomena I’d like

Garrett Heck: Spreading The Disease

September 8, 2012

So, I’ve been kind of lost in the big vat of sauce that we call life and decided to finally conduct an interview that I’ve been wanting to do for ages. It would have been nice to do this in

Help The Last Hangmen fund their next album, and get cool shit!

August 20, 2012

The Last Hangmen have announced their next CD, “Executing Empires”, and they want you to help get it out there! Also, when you donate to the campaign, you’ll get some awesome, unique rewards as well. Donate here until October 1st: http://www.startnext.de/en/thelasthangmen

Advent Sorrow, “Before The Dimming Light EP” Review

July 28, 2012

“…for a self-released (and apparently also self-produced) EP, this is incredible. [. . .] The album’s concept lies in the atrocities of a serial killer and the subsequent punishment for his crimes, and is a deftly woven narrative made all the better by the equally entertaining instrumentals and songwriting.”

Sinister Frost, “Cryotorment” Review

July 14, 2012

“They manage to avoid the tired tropes of their genre (I’m looking right at you, Children of Bodom), while keeping the elements that make it unique. [ . . . ] If Sinister Frost can manage to refine their style just a little bit, with a greater focus on cohesiveness, I think they will grow to achieve great things.”

Kirke Passaro: The Value Of Honesty

May 26, 2012

If you’ve been to a lot of shows or traveled around enough, there are certain faces that you will recognize. The people that are always around, instrumental somehow to that particular scene, but for some reason haven’t gained underground godhood

Casket Robbery to finally release a Full-Length!

May 17, 2012

Southern Wisconsin’s have entered the studio to begin writing and pre-production for its first full length album. All engineering and recording is set to be done by Casket Robbery guitarist Cory Scheider (former guitarist) with extra funding and support to

Hate Field: Split Views From The East

May 17, 2012

Syria’s View By Sam , with their amazing release of “Scary Fairy Tale,” definitely kicked it off. The album is generally well-mixed and the concept is extremely appealing, the thought of mixing industrial metal and Middle Eastern folk tunes is