In more mainstream circles, people talk to death the common perception of how metal died in the ’90s, killed by big record labels and grunge, the torch only carried on by Pantera and maybe Death, depending on who’s pounding a shitty beer and telling the story. More underground-minded genre enthusiasts will rightfully scoff, pointing outContinue reading “Defenders of the Heavy Metal Faith #1: American Bands That Kept the Torch Lit in the 1990s”
A certain section of the death metal community has always ignored what other people think. In 1980s Los Angeles, it was Sadistic Intent playing their hearts out to crowds that would “horseshoe” around the stage to avoid seeming like they were watching Sadistic Intent play. In 1990s Mexico, it was The Chasm giving up onContinue reading “Entering the Underground #25: Tideless Combines Death Metal and Shoegaze on “Adrift in Grief””
Last week on Thursday I ambled over to a venue I’d never been to in Tacoma, Washington to see Raven for the second time. The last time I caught them was playing at a festival; this time it was for a tour that Raven was doing in support of the 40th anniversary of Wiped Out, playing the albumContinue reading “Raven and Riot Act Bring Timeless Heavy Metal To Tacoma (Live Report, 10/6/2022)”
Heavy metal mania from Santiago, Chile, from some young killers that just want to fuck up your day with their sick riffage. This is some of the coolest heavy metal that we’ve heard in a while, full of passion and energy, and we’re excited to have released it! CD release via Nameless Grave Records. ForContinue reading “OUT NOW! Runaway – Abandono CDs”
https://fourthknight.bandcamp.com/ Black metal project between two members of Draghkar meant to evoke the ancient sounds of Bathory, Mortuary Drape, and Varathron. Written in 2017, recorded in 2018, released posthumously in 2022.