The Atlas Moth – The Old Believer

Three years after An Ache for the Distance, Chicago-based post-metal monsters The Atlas Moth return to bestow unto us The Old Believer, a 50-minute marathon across ten massive-sounding tracks. Having reached untold heights with their sophomore album, The Atlas Moth now turn to explore a duality that is present in…

Between the Buried and Me’s Paul Waggoner Talks Touring, DVD, Writing, and Success with Great New Metal’s Brian Shields

Audiences have never been larger or more receptive to the variety and power of progressive death metal and if you had to name the bands that were responsible for that, Meshuggah and Between the Buried and Me would have to be close to the top of that list. Prog metal fans are getting a double dose of those bands with the current tour that has just kicked off in California. Great New Metal’s Brian Shields sat down with BTBAM lead guitarist and co-founder Paul Waggoner after the second show on the tour in San Francisco to talk about the band’s past, its present, and its future.

Chase The Grain‘ With Panopticon

Panopticon, if you weren’t aware already, is the project of one Austin Lunn of Louisville, Kentucky. Not exactly a burgeoning hive of activity for metal bands but one that has lent itself to produce the unique sound that Panopticon pedals — a mixture of crisp and harsh black metal, with…

The Alchemist‘ Comes Forth From Monuments

Purveyors of the ‘big dick groove’ and all things monolithic and juddering, Monuments have returned with yet another track from The Amanuensis, boss guy and slave-driver Jimmy described as ‘the catchiest album I’ve heard thus far in 2014’. Upon hearing ‘The Alchemist’, I think you might be inclined to agree. Combining what is probably…