Readers’ Bands: And Now, The Progressive Rock Stylings Of Persona Grata

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If you don’t dig progressive rock, move along. There’s nothing for you to see here. I, myself, am a huge fan of progressive rock and metal — everything from Yes to Opeth to the Mars Volta — so Persona Grata are pretty much right up my alley. In my bailiwick. We received an email not […]

Under The Radar: Kairon; IRSE!

Kairon; IRSE!

Is your girlfriend still not getting into the latest Cavalera Conspiracy or At the Gates albums despite their obvious radness? This could be a problem, as we are entering the holiday season, and with holidays comes tons of traveling. And tons of driving with your girlfriend means tons of Nikki Minaj or whatever the cool […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Septycal Gorge’s Marco Lasano

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By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column was written by Septycal Gorge guitarist Marco Lasano; hear the Gorge here. […]

Lord Dying’s Tour Diary: Meeting Mr. & Mrs. Meth And Getting Black Tusk Tats

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Lord Dying, an incredibly sick band signed to Relapse Records, is out there on the road somewhere, blasting awesomeness while heading to the next gig on their ongoing trek in support of their forthcoming album, Poisoned Altars. The guys have been keeping a little tour diary for us, and what follows is the first installment. […]

Astrakhan Exclusive Song Stream: “Blinded By The Diamond Planet”

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It’s that time, folks. What time? That time when we once again discover something awesome together. That time. Astrakhan is a band from Vancouver (one of the coolest cities on the planet) that will simply resonate with you. What they do, on every level, seduces that junkie side of me. Yes, folks — I’m a […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Fleshworld’s Kuba Leszko

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By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column was written by Fleshworld guitarist Kuba Leszko. Wrekmeister Harmonies Wrekmeister Harmonies is […]

Readers’ Bands: Buried With Children Does Nasty Well

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Remember this day, kids. Why? Because this is the day that you discovered death thrash act Buried With Children, thanks to your old pal Chris. Buried With Children hail from Georgia, and mothershit, they’re fucking good. Think the Black Dahlia Murder, only from Georgia. Good’s an understatement. I actually dig what they’re doing so much […]

Gunshy Assassin Presents: The Disastercast With Witch Mountain’s Nathan Carson

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We are back, people. This podcast was originally supposed to run late last week. Alas, some things came up and I didn’t have time to finish it until this week. So here it is: the 50th episode of GSA’s Disastercast, which 9 times out of 10 is a disaster and a half. Today’s podcast is […]

Black Sheep Wall Exclusive Song Stream: “White Pig”

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This is kind of fucking awesome right here. Today, GSA gets to debut a song from the forthcoming Black Sheep Wall album, which Season of Mist is releasing January 27. The album is called I’m Going To Kill Myself, which coincidentally also happens to be the exact phrase that runs through my head most often. […]

Exclusive: Lord Dying Offer Up The Ultimate Road Playlist

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At this very second, the guys from Relapse Records band Lord Dying are traversing the West Coast, playing shows with Castle to get the word out about their forthcoming album, Poisoned Altars. That record won’t actually be released until late January, much to our chagrin. But to remind you all about their trek with Castle, […]