Sumac – The Deal

Anytime Aaron Turner’s name is attached to a musical endeavor, underground metal fans pay attention. The founder and mastermind of the prolific post-metal band Isis is also the man behind one of metal’s most prolific record labels, Hydra Head Records, whose lineup was ripe with bands and artists who were at the cusp…

PHOTOS: The Contortionist, Revocation, Fallujah, TOOTHGRINDER, Oceanwalker—February 8th, 2015 @ Mojoe’s, Joliet, IL

The Contortionist are basically unstoppable. Having opened for Periphery in the fall of last year, the band continued to play more shows with Intervals, snagging Polyphia on the way for another set of dates ending in Chicago. All in support of their third album, Language [review], which caused much contention…

Deicide to Headline Annual Metal Alliance Tour

Since 2011, the annual Metal Alliance Tour has consistently produced quality tour poster art and lineups that enlist bands with comparable genres but unique approaches. Not to mention that the 2013 installment of the tour saw Anthrax headline each night with a full performance of Among the Living. This year’s installment  was announced…

Gruesome (Exhumed, Possessed, ex-Malevolent Creation) Announce Death-Worshipping Debut Album, Savage Land

Gruesome is a death metal supergroup of sorts with one goal in mind: to worship and celebrate the iconic sound of the early Death records. Consisting of Matt Harvey (Exhumed), Daniel Gonzalez (Possessed), Gus Rios (ex-Malevolent Creation) and Robin Mazen (Derketa), Gruesome has been on my radar ever since they formed last year, and…