The Crinn – Shadowbreather

Mathcore has one of the most glaring misnomers in modern music’s arbitrary and unhelpful genre game. Sure, there may be great degree of compositional analytics required in order to real the gnashing aural beast into a presentable exhibit. But from a strictly sonic perspective, there is not a single element…

PHOTOS: Between the Buried and Me, The Red Chord, Cavalera Conspiracy, Death Angel, Within the Ruins, Jasta, Fit for an Autopsy, The Atlas Moth, Phinehas—April 17th @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XVII, The Palladium, Worcester, MA

Last weekend was New England’s riff-heavy showcase, the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XVII in Worcester, Massachusetts. Several bands brought on-stage devastation for three days (unfortunately, photographer Mark Valentino was only available for two). Contained below the cut, we have a short review of the day as well as…

Hey! Listen To Dumbsaint!

Somewhere in the depths of the Australian outback pulses an ancient artifact that infuses all denizens of that land with exceptional musical talents. That’s the only explanation for the rise of the Australian metal scene we’ve been seeing for the past several years. Allow me now to take you back…

Byzantine Announce Summer Tour With Mobile Deathcamp

With a fantastic album in To Release is to Resolve [review, stream] already out this year, Byzantine are now set to heavily promote their new record with a month-long tour this summer. Joining the groove/thrash act from Charleston will be Mobile Deathcamp, featuring Todd Evans (formerly GWAR’s Beefcake The Mighty),…

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon Collaboration Announced

One of the most famous fringe heavy alternative music groups for some time, Jesu have created a huge name for themselves and accrued quite the following by creating a crushingly heavy sound that blends shoegaze, drone metal, doom metal, and industrial music into a potent combination. The mix is simultaneously…