Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Caveat’s Brandon O’Connell

Caveat

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 Caveat‘s own Brandon O’Connell. Wolf Blood from Duluth, Minnesota. […]

VON Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere: “Muse Of Evil”

Muse of Evil

Sometimes, I’ll learn through a mutual acquaintance that a certain member of a certain band is a regular reader of my irreverent site. Or I’ll run into a dude in a band and I’ll tell him I run GSA and he’ll be all, “Oh, right on…I check it out when I can.” And that’s fine. […]

Readers’ Bands: Get Lost In Near Grey

neargrey

For a second straight week, frustration and/or lack of time prevented me from writing about another band featuring one of our devout readers during the week, so here’s another weekend installment of Readers’ Bands. This week, we talk a look at, and listen to, the Montreal-based instrumental post-metal outfit Near Grey; guitarist Mitch reached out […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Valdrin’s Carter Hicks

Valdrin

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 Valdrin vocalist and guitarist Carter Hicks. The Chasm One […]

Lord Dying’s Tour Diary: Breakfast Burritos, Lamborghinis, Strip Clubs, And Steak

lorddyingreno

Lord Dying, an incredibly sick band signed to Relapse Records, recently finished a brief tour of the West Coast with Castle — all in support of their forthcoming album,Poisoned Altars. The guys agreed to keep a little tour diary for us, and what follows is the second and last installment, written by the band’s Erik […]

Ghoulgotha Exclusive Song Stream: “Austere Urns”

Doom-imbued death metal? Sign me right up, folks. I know you’ll be down with the following tune — an exclusive taste of Ghoulgotha’s full-length debut, which drops January 13. At the end of this post, check out “Austere Urns,” and try to tell me that this San Diego-based band isn’t worthy of your attention. Go […]

Desolate Shrine Exclusive Song Stream: “Black Fires Of God”

Guess what time it is, kids? It’s time for something ominous, gigantic, and nasty. It’s time to meet Desolate Shrine, a phenomenal band with a new album coming out January 13 called The Heart of the Netherworld. Dark Descent Records is releasing the album — the band’s third. The Finnish death metallers boast two — […]

Guest Column: Five Albums That Will Change Your Life By Zero Down’s Lenny Burnett

Zero Down

A long time ago, we asked a bunch of bands to submit columns on the following topic: Five Albums That Will Change Your Life. Today, we bring you an entry provided by Zero Down’s Lenny Burnett. So I thought I would list five records that not only changed my life but also are huge influences […]

Beyond Creation, Ne Obliviscaris Rip It Up Down Under

Beyond Creation

I’ll be real with you all — I completely forgot to write this until now. Last week was been crazy busy for me personally and I haven’t had time to sit down and write this anyway. Professional as fuck, right? Anyway, Ne Obliviscaris headlined this gig but to be truthful I was way more stoked […]

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

Persona Grata

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 […]