After three months of intensive care, many surgeries, rehab and more, Madi Watkins of hardcore band Year of the Knife has been released from the hospital. You can watch a video of her release below the band shared on social media. Immediately following the crash, Madi was in critical condition, while other members of the Delaware group have sustained broken bones and other injuries, but were in stable condition. Madi has a long-road still before a 100% recovery and the bands GoFundMe is Still in Effect. The band will release their new album No Love Lost on October 27th via Pure Nosie Records, and the label is donating all proceeds from the album to the band.
Four years and one pandemic on from Orificial Purge, Vastum, the longest running band on the 20 Buck Spin roster, offers up its fifth bludgeoning document of psychic malaise and lost faith with Inward To Gethsemane. As before, the abject disgust unsparingly captured in Vastum’s unique approach continues to drape the music with an aura of discomfiting unease. Stream Vastum’s “Indwelling Archon” here:
One-person French Black Metal project Félonie has released a new single “Le Garde de Fer” from the upcoming new album De Sève et de Sang. The album will be released on October 13th, 2023, via Aural Music / Code666. Bleak and beautiful as the snow capped mountains, the new track is a torrent of kvlt goodness, with unforgiving riffs, killer drums, and unrelenting vocals. Check out the track now!
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World Domination is a big old task. Both in terms of, um, well, actually taking over the world, but also in terms of taking everything about the fifth full-length from Norwegian collective Blood Command in. Twenty tracks, and everything from Black Metal to slick pop, via snarling punk, metallic stomping Hardcore, and even the odd pause for breath (though only a sharp intake before heading off somewhere else, into urban beats, or shimmery synths, or kicking someone’s head in).
Ambient drone/doom outfit DUGA-1 have just released their debut longplayer, Abyss. The album came out September 26th via the Cryo Chamber record label, run by Simon Heath (Atrium Carceri). Check it out in the article below, and dive into some background material from the band.
Cinematic rockers Earthside just shared the official video for their new song, “Pattern of Rebirth”. Featuring AJ Channer (Fire From The Gods) on vocals, it is taken from their upcoming new album Let The Truth Speak, due out November 17th via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. Catch the new video and more below.
At long last – Glacially Musical takes on our Mutant Overlords from Antarctica by way of Uranus – GWAR! We go deep on their formation, Death Piggy, and the debut album “Hell-O!” Is this the best GWAR album?
Singer-songwriter, Jason Charles Miller, has released and acoustic cover of Iron Maiden‘s classic, “Wasted Years.” The transformation infuses the anthem with acoustic charm and a touch of country twang, and serves as a preview of Miller’s forthcoming album, Cards on the Table. Check out the video below.
Today, September 29th, sees the first date of North American touring for Blackbraid and Gaerea, in support of Wolves in the Throne Room. The trek kicks off in St. Louis, MO and concludes on October 24 in Denver, CO. Find the full itinerary and tickets below.