Kadavar’s latest offering, For The Dead Travel Fast (Nuclear Blast Records) is the Halloween record to top them all; it is music that will thrill and enthral even the darkest and most jaded music fan, and it’s bloody GLORIOUS.
On November 5th, at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Richmond Virginia doom giants Windhand stepped on stage to send Toronto into the deepest realms of stoned-out psych-doom goodness.
Italy’s Psychedelic Witchcraft seek to rock, enthrall, and celebrate with everyone, with their latest live-free clarion call in Sound Of The Wind.
Until the next release rears it’s sinister head, this is some totally satisfying doom-laden metal from rising stars that should be found in your collection.
The classic and occult metal vibes are strong with North Carolina’s Demon Eye; as they tantalize and rock with their second full-length album Prophecies and Lies.
Fresno doom rockers Beastmaker have a hefty album out to throw up the horns to in ‘Inside The Skull’. Naturally, we take a look to see what the fuss is (rightly) about.
The mighty Demon Head rears it’s head after a long Winter 2016, and delivers a devilishly catchy follow-up to their debut in Thunder On The Fields.
While these days you can’t throw a rock without hitting a 70’s fuzz band, Kingnomad has stuck its nose out ahead of the race.
Kingnomad are now streaming their new track “Nameless Cult,” taken from their upcoming Ripple Music release, Mapping The Inner Void.
Aluk Todolo’s Occult Rock is not going to be for everyone. According to their bio, the band are an instrumental trio that play, “Occult Rock, a methodical exploration of the powers of musical trance.” Got that? Now, when I read that I immediately thought that the sound was going to be old-style black metal a la Darkthrone’s Transylvanian Hunger or even early Darkrthrone. And true enough opening song “Occult Rock I” (all of the songs are called “Occult Rock”, followed by a number) is a trance-inducing black metal song through and through – minus any shrieks of course. Most of the rest of the songs however, sound like heavy metal with the occasional dose of black metal.
Ancient VVisdom are an occult rock band similar in style to The Devil’s Blood and Ghost. They’re kind of like a cross between Alice In Chains, Folk Music and 70s rock. Their newest release, A Godlike Inferno, is one of the best albums of 2012 thus far and has been getting rave reviews. Recently singer and songwriter Nathan Oppostion took the time to answer some questions for me about the band, Satanic lyrics and more. Read on to find out more and then pick up a copy of A Godlike Inferno fast!
“Hail to thee, Lord Lucifer. I sing praises to thee and I suffer no longer, Hail to thee god of the underworld, I sing praises to thee and I suffer no more.” These are the words that greet you on Ancient VVisdom’s A Godlike Inferno. “No sympathy for humanity, ignorant human race, this is reality, I am necessary evil.” With something like that, you would think that this was a black or death metal band right? Wrong. Much like The Devil’s Blood and Ghost, Ancient VVisdom lay on the mellow while piling high the praises to Satan. But unlike Ghost, Ancient VVisdom appear to be more like The Devil’s Blood in that they seem to actually be into the whole Satan-loving thing.