Lesser Key – Lesser Key

We’ve covered the issue of influence before and here arrives another example to drive the point home. This example takes the form of Lesser Key’s self titled debut release. It features Paul D’Amour, one of the founders of Tool, playing the bass. Subsequently, it bears the unmistakable imprint of that seminal group. And…

Cormorant’s Earth Diver Now Available For Streaming

Okay, so the departure of Arthur Von Nagel from Cormorant was a huge bummer, but that doesn’t mean the world has to stop spinning. Earth Diver, the group’s latest record and the first with replacement bassist/vocalist Marcus Luscombe, is now spinning exclusively at MetalSucks, and judging by the comments, we’re…

New Opeth Album Pale Communion Announced

To call the new Opeth album “highly anticipated” is a bit of an exercise in tedium, because every single Opeth album in the history of ever is a big deal. However, this particular next chapter is a big deal for Opeth; their last record Heritage was controversial among fans; sure…

Deathwish Fest Looks INSANE

So this is a bit of a pleasant surprise. Deathwish Inc., whom you may know as the record label setup by Tre McCarthy and Jacob Bannon (Converge) have announced plans to put together a couple of all-dayers in July, featuring a whole selection of bands from their roster. It’s every…

Blood Music Unveil More Details About Mystery Release — “the first “professional” open source music release in history”

Remember a while back, we talked about the ‘mystery’ releases that Blood Music were pressing to vinyl? Well, it turns out the story was a lot more complicated than was initially thought and it makes all the more fascinating. Earlier today, Blood Music took to their Facebook page to reveal…