EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Veilburner Ascend To Greatness With “Upstream and Parallel”

There are plenty of fantastic bands that toil in the margins of relative obscurity. Some eventually find a wider audience and catapult themselves to various levels of fame, while others never reach that coveted status of instantly recognizable. It’s fitting, then, that Pennsylvania upstarts Veilburner signed with the aptly named juggernaut that is Transcending Obscurity Records for the release of their fourth full-length record, A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy. It’s a masterful album that I cannot wait to write more about, but today we’re pleased to bring you a morsel from its confines, “Upstream and Parallel”, a scintillating…

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149 – “Self-Help” (Not Exactly) With Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger

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This week we have a guest, Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger of many talents, including being the guitarist of Amogh Symphony. First we talk about his upcoming projects, like Augmented Reality, but we end up talking a lot about what makes musicians tick, how to survive in the current paradigm of music distribution, and what drives inspiration. Enjoy!

Death’s Door – November 2018

Welcome, once more, to Death’s Door. Wipe your feet on the mat, and be thorough about it. The year is far from done. That’s right, it’s already November. That time when music takes its multi-month hibernation in preparation for the spring release season. Or at least that’s what is supposed to happen, according to all the end of year lists that came out last month. It’s a damned shame really, as quality death metal in 2018 has proven itself subservient to no such calendar-based restrictions. November gave birth to some of the best records released this year, and anyone making…

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Tombtoker – Coffin Texts

Doom? Check. Death? I’m in. Stoner doom? Hell yes, gimme that. Psychedelic stoner death doom? Wait, wha? Such is the nature of metal bands sometimes. So frequently, we want bands to fit into boxes and check off things on our lists. Sure, it helps us writers explain to others what a band sounds like, but it’s way better to just experience the complexities and subtleties of a band as you listen to a record. Such is the “trouble” I had with Tombtoker. I don’t mean trouble in a bad way at all! Just simply describing that Tombtoker has a lot…

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