BLACK WIZARD – New Waste

Stoner metal, contrary to popular belief, is not all fun, games, and weed. The journey to the riff-filled land is fraught with peril and setbacks, all of which can bring lesser bands to ruin. Although it may look simple from far away, anybody who has spent any time writing any…

After The Burial – Dig Deep

Given the circumstances, you probably couldn’t come up with a better title for After The Burial’s latest LP, Dig Deep. The band has had to deal with one of the most unimaginably awful sets of events within the scene in recent memory.  The untimely and heartbreaking death of guitarist Justin…

A Collective Nod – Northwest Post Rock Collective

Out of the musical collectives we’ve already covered, the Northwest Post Rock Collective might be the most elusive. Online searches lead us to a few Facebook events and posters but not a page for the collective as a whole. However, they also show us that the group is alive and well, hosting shows and bands from their geographical area. It also goes to show that even the most ethereal and loose support network holds some worth and power for musicians of the style; its very existence does that. The bands that I was able to gather up for this post are probably not exhaustive of the collective’s works but they’re pretty damn good, so I hope they’re at least indicative.

ALIASES’ Derangeable Is Coming On April 15th (And So Am I)

Finally. Finally. ALIASES, the frontrunners for the UK’s progressive tech metal scene, are ready to release their sophomore album on April 15th, 2016 via Basick Records.

Derangeable clocks in at 47 ferocious minutes of weedlies and squeedlies, rife with tight rhythm sections, and a delectable combination of vocals, both harsh and clean. The album is sure to attract a lot of interest and attention from fans of the band or those looking for a tasty medley of musical engagements.

Watch Angel Vivaldi, Felipe Andreoli, and Xanthochroid Talk To A Sense of Gravity at NAMM 2016

On Tuesday we showed you our big NAMM montage video. On Wednesday we presented you our very special extended interview with Per Nilsson. And now we’ve got three more terrific interviews for you! Watch the guys from A Sense of Gravity interview three artists and bands, each doing amazing things in completely different areas of the metal spectrum. We’ve got guitarist and social media guru Angel Vivaldi, guitarist Felipe Andreoli of veteran Brazilian metal band Angra, and Sam Meador, Brent Vallefuoco, and Matthew Earl of California progressive black metal group Xanthochroid. Check out all the antics here!