Saturday, February 25, 2012

Chelsea Wolfe - A Tribute to Rudimentary Peni (2012)


Chelsea Wolfe covers some Rudimentary Peni songs. Cool.

“Previous Peni incarnations have never sounded like this, though one did actually out peni the Peni!” – Nick Blinko of Rudimentary Peni after listening to this recording.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Proclamation - Nether Tombs of Abaddon (2012)


This band should need no introduction (and I'm not going to give you one anyway), their killer new album.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Alaric - S/T LP (2011)


This got requested a while back. Alaric are a great new deathrock band from Oakland.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Adolf Butler - Holland (2011)


Adolf Butler are a sloppy, sludgy punk band from the Netherlands. They feature members of Malle Pietje & The Bimbo’s, The Devil’s Blood, Dominatör, Malkovich and Safe Swim.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cara Neir - Stagnant Perceptions (2011)

Cara Neir are a black metal band taking influence from a range of different genres including crust, grindcore, grind and post-rock. With a description like that I would often dismiss them as "hipster garbage" without even listening, however I gave this band a shot and it has paid off. Excellent progressive and experimental black metal that actually works and where the different influences make sense and don't just feel like a whole lot of stuff jumbled together for the sake of it.

Magic Circle

Here are a couple of tracks from Magic Circle, a traditional doom metal band featuring members of Mind Eraser (thats what I've read anyway). The vocalist sounds a lot like Ozzy Osbourne and indeed the music isn't too far off Black Sabbath either. Fans of Pagan Altar, Trouble, Pentagram, Candlemass and of course Black Sabbath will love this sound. There was supposed to be an LP coming last year (?) but I can't find any information about it, so if you know anything I'd love to know. These are just 2 tracks from youtube that I've converted to mp3 for your listening convenience. Seriously awesome stuff, if you don't enjoy these songs then there is something wrong with you. Oh yeah, and they are playing Chaos in Tejas this year so check them out there, I know I will be.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Christina Vantzou - No. 1 (2011)


Gorgeous ambient from one half of The Dead Texan.

Voyvoda - Iztok (2011)


More Voyvoda for you to enjoy. I can't get enough of this at the moment.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Aelter


Aelter is the drone/dark ambient side project of Blake Green, guitarist of Wolvserpent.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Concrete Asylum - Demo (2012)


Thrashy hardcore punk.

Skin Like Iron / Nails Split (2012)


Skin Like Iron play melodic hardcore punk, not dissimilar to bands like Tragedy. Their side of this split stands out for me, stellar material and some of the best of this style. Nails play tough and heavy metallic-tinged hardcore punk including a few mosh-worthy breakdowns.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Xothist - S/T (2011)


Raw and mysterious black metal from the US.

Voyvoda

Voyvoda is a balkan band playing a mix of martial industrial, electronic and synthpop. For me, there really couldn't be a more perfect mixture of sounds. Brilliant and highly recommended.