Old Man Gloom Album Coming In November

Old Man Gloom

Hot damn! Just hours ago, I reported on the new Old Man Gloom film that’s coming out. Now comes word of a record! It’s a good day to be a fan of Old Man Gloom, as I am. The band, boasting members of Cave In, Converge, and Isis, will issue Ape Of God through Profound […]

Old Man Gloom Movie Coming; See The Trailer

Old Man Gloom

Old Man Gloom is getting into the movie business, it would seem. The band will be releasing some sort of a movie this fall. The feature was produced and directed by Kenneth Thomas, with live audio recording from Scott Evans, and mixing and mastering from James Plotkin. The band boasts members of Cave In, Converge, […]

White Arms Of Athena Working With Converge’s Ballou

White Arms of Athena

So, prior to this week, I didn’t even know there was a band named White Arms Of Athena. I probably would have carried on with my life without ever listening to them; I would have passed them up for that name alone. But I took interest in the band when I learned their as-yet untitled […]

Converge Rejoined By Cave In Frontman During Live Set


Converge were rejoined by their former bassist Stephen Brodsky last night when the band performed the Deathwish Fest in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I know a couple of people who were fucking there, and now I am wishing I had been. Brodsky, of course, left the band in the late 1990s, and went on to form Cave […]

All Else Failed: A Monster Update

All Else Failed

It’s been a spell since we’ve heard word one from Patrick Shannon, the dude from All Else Failed who wrote a bunch of columns for us back in the day. That all changed with an email this afternoon, about a new release coming next week that will be super limited. Here’s what Patrick sent us: […]

Iron Reagan Release New Tune

Iron Reagan

Wanna hear a quick, explosive new tune from Iron Reagan? Then go to the end of this post. There, you will find “Miserable Failure” streaming in all its thunderous glory. The song comes from their new album The Tyranny Of Will. Relapse will issue the disc September 16.

Cavalera Conspiracy Detail Impending LP

The Brothers Cavalera

The Cavalera Conspiracy’s next album will drop in October. The band, led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max and Igor Cavalera, have named their next LP Pandemonium. Napalm Records will release the disc, which was produced by John Gray, who has previously worked with Max’s other band, Soulfly. So that’s happening. The artwork for […]

Iron Reagan Releasing Relapse Debut This September

The Tyranny of Will

Iron Reagan will issue its Relapse debut, The Tyranny Of Will, on September 16. The 24-song wrecking ball of thrash-imbued hardcore punk fury was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, Virginia, and self-produced with Converge’s Kurt Ballou mixing it. The track listing for the disc follows. Iron Reagan, as […]

United Nations Streaming Another New Tune

United Nations

United Nations — the band boasting former members of Thursday and The Number Twelve Looks Like You — has released another new track from their upcoming disc. The Next Four Years drops July 15. The band also purportedly boasts guys from Converge and Glassjaw. At the end of this post, you can hear a song […]

Converge’s Kurt Ballou Releases Solo Track

Kurt Ballou of Old Man Gloom

I am impressed by Converge and Old Man Gloom member and producer du jour Kurt Ballou. He can play a number of instruments and does on the following tune. Kurt was recently asked to record a demo for Stompbox Sonic’’s video series, “Sonic Explorations.” Ballou says “it snowballed into a full-on Kurt Ballou solo song.” […]