Is there anything better than someone going out of their way to make a kid's dream come true? Yes, there is. It's an anonymous person going out of their way to make a kid's dream come true.
Time spent indoors due to COVID-19 really exposed me to the deep rabbit hole of music. 2021 had some objectively amazing music, but I would like to take the time to appreciate my personal favorite albums and music projects I listened to last year. This is a subjective list based...
OVERFLOWING STREAMS: HUMAN HARVEST, AEVITERNE, ARKAIK, MESLAMTAEA, PESTILENGTH, CORRUPTER, HYDRA, LOATHE
HUMAN HARVEST (Sweden) A dozen years after the release of their second demo this death metal band (now the formidable duo of Jonny Pettersson and Jon Rudin) has crawled from its crypt again and fashioned a debut album named Flesh Sermons that’s been set for release on January 31st by Iron, Blood and Death Corporation. Last Monday saw the discharge of the album’s first advance track, a macabre monstrosity called “Blasphemy“.
Outbreak Fest 2018 was a momentous affair for several reasons. It marked the 10th edition of the annual celebration of DIY punk, hardcore and metalcore. It saw the likes of Code Orange, Turnstile, Cro-Mags, Higher Power and Jesus Piece wreak sonic havoc upon the now-defunct Canal Mills venue in the English city of Leeds. And it was where one of heavy music’s other shining lights, Vein.fm, inadvertently stumbled upon a key component of what would go on to become 2022’s most savage album.
It’s that time again where I sit down and write endless text about the year that was. Mostly in music, where I count down my top albums of the year but also anything else that happens to spray from the keyboard. Reading through last year’s list is pretty hilarious...
2021 has been, without a doubt, one of the most memorable years in modern music history. The invisible elephant in the room was obviously COVID-19, which triggered the unprecedented year-plus blackout on nearly all live shows. Thankfully this spring's widespread vaccination rollout proved effective enough for the restrictions to lift, and by summer bands were finally able to hit stages throughout the country.
From the punk vs metalhead conflict that nearly ended in murder to blasting black metal in a run-down cabin in the woods, Wolves In The Throne Room drummer Aaron Weaver talks the 10 songs that changed his life. As the man behind the kit in transgressive post-black metal luminaries Wolves...