The latest release by Hamferð is the short EP Ódn. It only contains two tracks, but is a release that’s not only very enjoyable, but very intriguing too. Both songs are very individual and have an interesting story behind them, which we’ll find out more about below.
Theodor Kapnas, guitarist in Hamferð, was nice enough to talk about both songs, as well as Hamferð in general… Continue reading
Dom Smith is a busy guy. You might not know who he is, but hopefully after reading the below you will, and you’ll want to support the good work that he does.
Dom is in a number of bands, (most notably Parasitic Twins), but also runs both Wobbling About & Rocking Out and Soundsphere, more on which you’ll find out about later. He’s a man with a disability, but he hasn’t let this hold him back. In fact, he is passionate about helping to support musicians and artists with a range of disabilities, as well as actively working to raise awareness of these sometimes hidden or unacknowledged issues. A recent Guardian article has helped to raise the profile of some of the challenges that disabled musicians can face, and it’s people like Dom that are really trying to push things forward and make a difference. Continue reading
If you haven’t yet checked out Totengott’s second album The Abyss, then I heartily recommend that you do. The band’s dark, atmospheric take on doom/heavy metal is quite engaging, and one that has yielded an enjoyable album.
I caught up with the band to find out more… Continue reading
Spirit Adrift’s new album Divided by Darkness is my favourite album yet by this superlative band. Filled with rousing songs, engrossing melodies, infectious riffs, and quality writing, Divided by Darkness is sure to make an impact on many best of 2019 lists I’m sure.
I quizzed band mastermind Nate Garrett about the band’s latest release, and found out a few interesting things… Continue reading
Allegaeon’s fifth album Apoptosis is a progressive metal tour de force that uses technical and melodic elements to its benefit in a number of stimulating and highly enjoyable ways.
Guitarist and main man Greg Burgess tell us more about this latest opus… Continue reading
Heaume Mortal’s debut album Solstices is a monolithic slab of blackened doom, one which unveils more and more dark delights as you listen to it. Getting to know this sterling piece of work is a pleasure, and I heartily recommend taking the time to explore it.
The main artist behind this project is Guillaume Morlat, so let’s find out a bit more about what makes him and Heaume Mortal tick… Continue reading
Contrarian are a personal favourite of mine in the realms of progressive/technical death metal. Bridging the old-school and the new by taking strengths from both, their albums – and new platter Their Worm Never Dies in particular – are very much worth your time.
Guitarist Jim Tasikas tells us more… Continue reading
Crafting their sound from various metallic elements old and new, UK heavy metallers Forged in Black have created an extremely strong and enjoyable second album in Descent of the Serpent. Let’s find out a bit more… Continue reading
Downfall of Gaia’s recently released fifth opus Ethic of Radical Finitude has rapidly become one of my favourites of 2019 already. It’s a very strong album of post-black metal and I implore you to spend some time with it.
Guitarist/vocalist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis gave me some more information about the process that saw the creation of the album… Continue reading
Straight out of the underground come Technical Damage, a multifaceted metal band from Canada who have just unleashed their debut album on the world. The Introspect is a solid and layered slab of metallic entertainment, one which offers meaty substance alongside its obvious style.
Want to find out a bit more about this band? Read on… Continue reading