EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Paper Hero “Think Deep” In First Music Video

Chicago progressive quintet Paper Hero released their Colorless Aquarium EP in July of 2016. Filled with slick riffs courtesy of guitarists Maru Martinez and Brycen Doby, rhythmic drum and bass with Tristan Zemtseff and Austin Ramsey (respectively), and soaring vocal melodies and metalcore-reminiscent growls from vocalist Giovanni Franceschi (with a…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Stream and Obey The New EP From Hero In Error

It’s been a long time since I’ve watched They Live but I’m sure Rowdy Roddy Piper’s character would have proudly played this loud as hell. Hero In Error, back with a refreshed lineup, new music and bigger choruses than you’ve heard anywhere this side of a Mariah Carey Xmas compilation; ready to play riffs and chew bubblegum but there’s no bubblegum so… Riffs. With their brand new EP, Obey, the band punch into the rafters of anthemic, hard hitting metal and we have it streaming for you over the jump. Obey.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: See Red With Diploid’s New Album

Quick question: what do blackened hardcore, skramz, grindcore, sludge metal, and harsh noise all have in common? There are two right answers here: first, they’re all fucking great genres. Second, they’re the base of the dangerously heavy new album from Melbourne, Australia natives Diploid, who return with the followup to 2015’s “Is…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Witness the Rise of “Deus Mecanicus” With This New Dan Terminus Soundtrack

While the metalhead who listens to synthwave has become a cliche, I don’t really care; synthwave is just so good when done right. Sure, there’s a ton of dross out there but hey, metal shouldn’t judge (most of metal is dross, if we’re being honest). But goddamn are there artists out there who nail…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Sink Into Opium Eater’s Ennui

Following exploding genres as they do so is one of the rare pleasures in life. It’s like storm-chasing; you come very close to the limit of something grand and exhilarating, all the while risking going to close and being swept up in the turbulent eddies. Of course, with music, the dangers aren’t quite so life threatening. However, that’s not to say they aren’t without risk at all; the fields of music journalism are littered with FOMO, anxiety and the bias that comes with jumping too deep into a building narrative. One such narrative, one which we have danced with repeatedly at least, is progressive stoner. In the past few years, the groove filled, fuzz soaked, odd metered weather systems of progressive stoner have been constantly barraged with the winds of innovation and creation. Now, it is time to roll down the window and turn our face towards the sea, as an especially refreshing breeze blows from it and onto our faces.

Opium Eater’s Ennui, streaming below in full, is a pleasure to those who prefer their stoner and doom mixed with as much variety as possible.