Venom – From the Very Depths

Venom might be the single most influential extreme metal band in existence. Their first two albums, Welcome to Hell and Black Metal, almost single-handedly defined the straightforward and blistering sound of the genre named after their sophomore effort, and they are still cited today as an important factor in the…

Hey! Listen to Encircle!

Do you ever get the feeling like there’s just so much music and so much you want to do and write about but you just can’t because there’s not enough time but the world is amazing (I’ve been listening to too much And So I Watch You From Afar)? Well, sometimes…

Experience the Crushing Bliss that is Sumac (Isis, Baptists, Russian Circles)

Shame on us for not posting about Sumac earlier, because this band needs to be on your radar. Sumac was started by Aaron Turner of Isis and Old Man Gloom fame along with (insane) Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn and bassist Brian Cook of Russian Circles and Botch out of a desire to create really heavy music once more, and if ‘Blight’s End…