Readers’ Bands: From Russia, Here’s Grenouer


The thing about this column, which highlights unsigned or lesser-known bands with members who read the site, is that we don’t discriminate. If you read this site, and your band is shit, it’s not as though I’m going to delete your email seeking coverage. I’ll still give the group a write up, but I will […]

Readers’ Bands: Get Lost In Near Grey


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 […]

Readers’ Bands: Let’s Get Somber With The Howling Void


Last week was an absolute cluster fuck, and in all the cluster fuckery, I totally forgot to run a Readers’ Band column. A thousand apologies. In general, my mind has been overrun as of late. There’s about a hundred rather pressing tasks, errands, chores, or obligations that need to be attended to, but I feel […]

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 […]

Readers’ Bands: Buried With Children Does Nasty Well

Jason, doing his thing

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 […]

Readers’ Bands: Like Evil Shit? Here’s Mordavia


Finally. A one-man metal project from Australia I can get behind. Today’s Readers’ Bands column focuses on a dude named Morgue, and his project Mordavia, which is pure black metal majesty that you’d be a fool to forgo. We received an email from Morgue, who clearly knows the site and that we’re about the filthy […]

Readers’ Bands: Doctor Smoke Project Old School Metal Sound


If you dig the sound of early metal, especially bands like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, and dig modern bands like Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats or Electric Wizard, chances are you’ll dig Doctor Smoke. One of the Ohio band’s members wrote us not that long ago, praising the site and “passing along our free demo […]

Readers’ Bands: California’s Otoño Are Severe


If you like your metal rough, raw, and without all the frills that come with enlisting a capable producer, then you’re going to dig Otoño. From their pictures, it would appear that Otoño has no drummer. Which leads me to believe they use a drum machine. Wouldn’t be the first time a band’s done this […]

Readers’ Bands: Brazilian Thrash From Skinlepsy


This week, we decided to do a little feature on Skinlepsy for our Readers’ Bands column, because we’ve received several emails from the tenacious metallers. Well, we’ve mostly received emails from a dude named Evandro Jr., who plays in the Brazilian thrash act. “We would like to introduce to you our album Condemning the Empty […]

Readers’ Bands: Chris Picha’s A Progressive Pimp


The subject of this week’s Readers’ Band column is one man. Just to clarify. The dude’s name is Chris Picha, and he’s a progressive metal guitarist who releases instrumental albums — the most recent, a four-song EP called Transcendence. Chris’ music follows at the end of this post, folks. Chris wrote us, asking for some […]