High On Fire – Luminiferous

  Is it finally safe to say that High on Fire is an institution in the genre? The Oakland-based power trio has been blazing trails and scorching the earth beneath their feet for over 15 years and have one of the most consistent discographies in the modern age of metal,…

Hey! Listen To The Exploding Eyes Orchestra

Introductions are in order: even though we’ve covered a release or two from the wonderful Svart Records, we haven’t officially clued you in on these guys. They’re a label operating out of Finland and they’re the good, awesome kind of weird. These guys handle everything from deep, shamanic techno (that’s…

Lamb Of God Release New Single

I’m very excited that we’re finally getting a new Lamb Of God  record for two reasons. Firstly, because it means Randy Blythe is out of the woods in regards to his lawsuit from the Czech Republic regarding the death of a fan at one of their shows. And second, because it’s…

Tempel Streams New Album In Full

Instrumental metal typically comes in a proggy flavor: the bands that rule the instrumental scene are groups like Pomegranate Tiger, Intervals (on both of their EPs), or Wide Eyes. Does this mean that instrumental stuff doesn’t exist in other subgenres? No, of course not. There are bands in every subgenre…

Protest the Hero to Share Stand-In Bassist Cam McLellan with Friends and Fellow Torontonian Band Intervals

It seems the multi-talented Cam McLellan has become quite the hot commodity in the Greater Toronto Area progressive metalcore scene as of late. In addition to having made a name for himself as a production guru over the better part of the past decade, the Ottawa-born, Toronto-based jack-of-all-(musical)-trades has proven…