Rhine – An Outsider

Formed as a solo project in 2011, Seattle based progressive metal band Rhine return on February 5 2016 with their sophomore release, An Outsider. Apart from drum tracking and mastering, founder Gabe Tachell was the record’s driving force; he designed the cover artwork, wrote and performed all of the music…

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast – Episode 9: Songs Of Fire And Ice

Welcome back to Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about the new amazing tracks by Ihsahn, Obscura and David Bowie, and the failure of Soundwave Festival. Then I provide a live show review of the Native Construct/Intronaut/Enslaved/Between the Buried and Me tour, followed by a conversation about the positive aspects of live music we didn’t touch on last week. We then end with an extensive discussion on the links between video games and metal, how they share the same faults, and purity of authorial intent. Enjoy!

Mantric – Sin

Seeing the line “Featuring members of Extol” is a surefire way to get one interested in a band’s music. The Norwegian prog metal geniuses have always put out interesting material, so it only makes sense that the offshoot of the band would also be interesting. Enter Mantric, unsurprisingly a Norwegian…

CONFIRMED: Between the Buried and Me Going Back On Tour Later This Year With Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct!

Look, we know you can’t get enough of Between the Buried and Me. Honestly, we can’t either. With a phenomenal new album in their ever-growing discography, a second leg of touring for it already under their belts [photos], and pretty much no sign of stopping any time in the future,…

Rumor Ecliptic: The Coma Ecliptic Tour Continues Later This Year With Between the Buried and Me, Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct

The above image, courtesy of our very own Mark Valentino, is of a tour poster that was hanging around last night during the show at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom. It depicts a Between the Buried and Me headlining show at New York City’s Irving Plaza, with support from Enslaved, Intronaut,…