Ails – The Unraveling

A musician’s “return” after an extended absence from music (whether that be from an intentional hiatus or otherwise) is an interesting peek into their creative headspace. Do they prove themselves creatures of habit, or were they reinvented over this intermission? In the case of Ails, it’s a little of both.…

New Cormorant Album Dwellings Due Out This Fall!

Whether you call them prog, melodic death metal, or Tiberian ass-bastard folk (an inside-joke that they’ll probably never live down), Cormorant can be summed up as just amazing. Their 2009 album Metazoa made waves, breaking the California-based band through underground local band status and into the spotlight of the online…

Ludicra Calls It Quits

While I’m not the biggest fan out there, I’m actually kinda bummed that American Black Metal band Ludicra have disbanded. Here’s the official word via Facebook: Ludicra has officially disbanded. It’s been a great and rewarding ride. We would like to thank all who’ve supported us and been involved. We…

John Cobbett Needs a High HP Potion

John Cobbett, the current guitarist for Hammers of Misfortune and Ludicra (as well as previously in The Lord Weird Slough Feg (the greatest USPM band of all time)) was on tour when his appendix burst. He is currently in medical care (obviously). But the problem is that he does not…