56 – Feeling of Weight ft. A Sense of Gravity

Hey, we have guests this week as well! Namely Brendon Williams and C.J. Jenkins from A Sense of Gravity! We talk about the upcoming album Atrament, how they got to this point, and what it takes to make progressive metal. There’s obviously more to it, so find out for yourself! Then we talk about news items, including the upcoming System of a Down album, Cyclamen’s cover of Linkin Park, the new In Flames album, Betraying the Martyrs, the Ned Flanders themed band Okilly Dokilly, the “incredible” Pain of Salvation artwork, new Behold the Arctopus (also Indricothere), Khonsu, the brother band of Keep of Kalessin, Eagles of Death Metal and the Bataclan, Oathbreaker’s Audiotree session, Hollow Earth, and this dank playlist. In the cool people section we discuss potential movie of the year Arrival. Enjoy!

Panopticon – Autumn Eternal

Like good science, sometimes good music comes from the simple question of “what would happen if we mixed this… with this?” The results can be absolutely spectacular when the sparks fly. Just take a look at some of the incredible results of this process: An Autumn For Crippled Children’s 2013…

For Fans Of: Gorguts

The most common feedback we get from our readers about this site and why they continue to follow us (aside from our dashing good looks, obviously) is that they come to us to find out about bands new and old they might have otherwise never been introduced to. We pride ourselves…

Gorguts – Colored Sands

The original masters of technical death metal with eldritch, unsettling and innovative songwriting have finally come out with a new album after twelve years. The band had broken up due to the suicide of drummer Steve MacDonald. Several years later, Luc Lemay (founding member, guitarist, vocalist) reinvented the band in 2009 with an all-stars lineup consisting of himself, Colin Marston of Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice and several other amazing bands on bass, Kevin Hufnagel of Dysrhythmia on guitar, and John Longstreth of Origin fame on drums. Considering the legacy of the band and how well regarded their 1998 album Obscura is even to this date, making a new album that doesn’t disappoint fans after more than a decade of waiting is an extremely tall order to say the least. Yet here we have Colored Sands, Gorguts’s fifth album, and it’s clear that Gorguts are back again.

Behold the Arctopus – Horrorscension

Every so often there’s an album that can change someone’s perspective on music. For whatever reason, good or bad, this record alters the way a person thinks of music. Records like Gorguts’ Obscura, Cynic’s Traced in Air, or Primus’ Frizzle Fry push musical boundaries and cause people to think of it in a whole new light. Behold the Arctopus’ latest release, Horrorscension, has the potential to be one of those albums for a lot of people.

Death To All — June 28th, Irving Plaza, NY

Being a huge fan of Chuck Schuldiner’s genre-defining musical endeavor Death, I was unbelievably excited to realize that the New York leg of the Death To All tour (which happened to be the closest one to where I live) was on my birthday. I immediately obtained VIP tickets and started…

Behold… The Arctopus Debut New Track

Behold… The Arctopus gets a ton of flak for being terrible, which I think is a bit of a travesty. To me, their music is a showcase of abstract art that really pushes boundaries of how technical and “out there” music can be. A lot of people either don’t get…