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Archive – April 2014


DWELLERS: New Hymn From Heavy Rock Trio Now Playing At The Obelisk

24th April 2014 at 11:27 am


In preparation of the forthcoming new long player from Salt Lake City-based, self-dubbed “gut rock” trio, DWELLERS, leading riff portal, The Obelisk, is pleased to offer up teaser track, “Son Of Raven.” The broody tune comes by way of the band’s Pagan Fruit full-length. Recorded and engineered by…
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Interviews » R-Z

Slough Feg: Alex Varley Questions Mike Scalzi About His Digital Resistance

24th April 2014 at 11:01 am

Slough Feg

Since their inception in 1990 Slough Feg have been a musical anomaly, creating a bold and refreshing take on heavy metal. Band mastermind Mike Scalzi fired back a few questions for The Sleeping Shaman on their most recent album ‘Digital Resistance’ and how the…
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Reviews » Album Reviews » D

Death ‘Leprosy’ CD/LP/DD Reissue 2014

24th April 2014 at 10:14 am


You’re walking in a desert. The sun above you is blistering your eyeballs but you have to keep them open so you can trudge step by step by hundredth step, hoping to find some way out of this arid wasteland before night falls –…
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Download MEGALODOOM’s New EP ‘Tectonic Oblivion’ For Free

23rd April 2014 at 1:38 pm


Humongous instrumental doom quartet MEGALODOOM (featuring members of Bismuth, Year Of The Flood, Nadir & Death Tripper) will be playing the official Desertfest warm up show tomorrow night at the Black Heart, so to celebrate, the band have just released their new EP ‘Tectonic…
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EYEHATEGOD: New Album Available For iTunes Pre-Order; Includes Immediate Download Of New Single + West Coast Tour Underway

23rd April 2014 at 1:11 pm

EyeHateGod - Photo by Dean Karr

Eyehategod, the long-awaited self-titled full-length from New Orleans’ legendary volume assassins, is now available for preorder via iTunes. Sixth track, “Worthless Rescue,” will be available for download immediately, with the rest of the album delivered digitally on May 27th. Pre-Order yours now at THIS…
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Interviews » G-Q

Moss: Glen Westall Questions Vocalist Olly As The Bands Performance At Temples Fast Approaches

23rd April 2014 at 12:24 pm

Moss - Photo by Ester Segarra

Moss made a name for themselves in the early 2000’s doom metal subterranea with an unrelenting take on the genre characterised by slowness, slowness, and more slowness. The most recent album, 2012’s Horrible Night, contained songs more heavily influenced by traditional doom metal as…
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Reviews » Gig Reviews

Roadburn 2014 – Day 1 Review By Paul Robertson

23rd April 2014 at 11:05 am

Roadburn 2014 - Day 1

Considering I don’t much like festivals, crowds or leaving the house for extended periods of time, this Roadburn thing is becoming quite the institution for me, with this being my fourth and with no end in sight if my enjoyment level of this year…
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Reviews » Album Reviews » S

Sky:Lark! / Meadows – Split 7”/DD 2014

23rd April 2014 at 10:56 am

Sky:Lark! / Meadows - Split

Two young and hungry bands, and when I say young I mean nowhere near my age, so that can be up to the early thirties. When I say hungry I mean that they’re both eager and willing to play gigs in smelly little dives…
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Reviews » Album Reviews » H

Hotel Wrecking City Traders ‘Ikiryo’ LP/DD 2014

23rd April 2014 at 10:48 am

Hotel Wrecking City Traders

ISIS – simples. Pelican – simples. Botch – simples. But then I guess there’s always got to be someone to bang the awkward-band-name drum hasn’t there? Hotel Wrecking City Traders have got not just my mind but also my tongue twisted into a confused…
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MIST: Female Doomers Announce Gig Dates & Festival Appearances

22nd April 2014 at 3:28 pm


Slovenian doom metal ladies MIST, which returns to the live stage after a short absence, are set to embark on their first ever European mini-tour by the end of May. For now scheduled shows are booked in Belgium and The Netherlands. Before that they…
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