Telemark (Candlelight Records) is Ihsahn’s personal love letter to his roots, geographically and musically: five tracks that blend black metal, avant-garde experimentalism, Norwegian folk melodies, and surprising cover versions in a Valentines Day EP like no other.
“Blood,” he first single from Kid Be Kid’s upcoming EP on Springstoff, Lovely Genders, is a bizarre, yet highly original blend of jazz, soul and beatboxing that amply deserves the label of avant-R&B.
Running Out of Time Doing Nothing by The Meads of Asphodel is a deeply personal album, full of opinions with a strong introspective slant and influences that run the gamut from punk to goth to alternative to electronica, making for an extremely avant-garde take on black metal.
Calling all weirdo-rock lovers; we’ve got a good one for ya today! Titled “Panic Attack #2,” we’re debuting the funky-fresh lead single off the forthcoming sophomore album, Popcorn, but also House Fire, from New York’s Yucca King.
Fancy some spiky, quirky art-punk with a distinct mod twist and a bucket-load of energy? Step up, Perennial. With debut album The Symmetry of Autumn Leaves comes a fleeting ball of raucousness and experimentation, and with album number two coming soon, we spoke with the band to discuss the past eighteen months.
On Heir to Despair, Japan’s Sigh have, as usual, taken the road less travelled and released yet another fresh, genre-defying album of progressive, avant-garde black metal. This approach may not guarantee popularity, but they can definitely sleep the sleep of the artistically fulfilled.
Due out via Transcending Obscurity, Dødsferd’s, Diseased Remnants of a Dying World is an excellent showcase of a long-running band that refuse to rest on their laurels and instead keep producing quality content.
Welcome to the sonic world of Gematria, a collaboration between Ray Suhy and Steve Honoshowsky which will see the release of their debut self-titled EP this Friday, via Nefarious Industries!
Garage punk quartet, Barbarella’s Bang Bang self-released their newest single “Cowboy Job” on August 31st and, today, are following up with the song’s official music video.
Newly formed, unique musical collective ASHRR, led by singer/songwriter Steven Davis and artists and producers Ethan Allen and Josh Charles, have a new video for “Sometimes.”
Lychgate’s ambitious, academic third album, The Contagion in Nine Steps, is a challenging beast that melds abstraction, philosophy and psychology together in a musical interrogation of contemporary society and crowd behaviour.
Independent Somerville, MA-based musician Dan Curhan has a slick progressive metal project dubbed ISA (pronounced “ee-suh”) of which we’re giving away the single “STAGE VI – LUST”.
Between the Buried and Me rolled into Philadelphia, PA on March 31st for their 2018 spring tour. Their Electric Factory performance included The Dear Hunter and special guests, Leprous.