Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud

Despite album art that is easily likened to a certain Shephard Fairey piece, “hope,” “progress” and “change” are not accurate descriptors for Under the Red Cloud, Amorphis’ twelfth offering as a Finnish metal amalgamation. After debuting as a death-doom band with The Karelian Isthmus (1992), Amorphis metamorphosed on their sophomore…

PHOTOS: The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Maruta—October 13th, 2015 @ The Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC

The Black Dahlia Murder hit the road early October in support of their new album Abysmal. Joining them is Florida Death Metal band Maruta, Chicago’s Hardcore group Harm’s Way [not pictured], and high octane punk/thrash crossover Iron Reagan for IndieMerch’s 10th Anniversary Tour. Maruta and Harm’s Way did a great…

PREMIERE: Lithium Dawn and Sithu Aye Go To The “Point Of No Return”

US-based prog outfit Lithium Dawn may draw parallels to Periphery to Karnivool with their more alt-rock approach to songwriting and melody, but they’re fast forging their own path as one of the new names to watch in the international modern prog scene. Although currently relatively unknown, Lithium Dawn are undertaking…