ALBUM REVIEW: Botanist – Paleobotany


Green Metal like Black Metal … hammered dulcimers instead of guitars … gruff, growling vocals as well as clean singing, plus choral voices and symphonic passages. Yes, Botanist are “plant based”. Yes, Paleobotany (Prophecy Productions) is heavy and proggy. And yes, it’s very different, in a good way. Continue reading


Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Books Exclusive North American Shows


Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour has now added just a few exlcusive North American shows to bookend his exclusive shows at The Royal Albert Hall in London. David Gilmour today announced his first live shows in eight years in Los Angeles, California and New York City in support of his new album, “Luck And Strange”, to be released on September 6 via Sony Music. The live shows in New York and Los Angeles will be Gilmour’s only concert appearances in North America and will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 29 and October 30 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4 and November 5. Fans will need to sign up at www.davidgilmour.com to get first access to tickets on Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m. local time. The general on-sale for all shows will take place on Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Sunnata – Chasing Shadows


Poland‘s Sunnata emerges from the cloud of smoke that shrouded the band on their last album to jam out their brand of grunge-out psychedelia. Continue reading


Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Books Exclusive London Shows at The Royal Albert Hall


Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour has booked exclusive shows at The Royal Albert Hall in London. Tickets go on sale May 10th, 2024. This news comes on the heels of other tour dates announced to support David’s exciting new album Luck and Strange, releasing on September 6th, 2024 via Legacy Recordings. David releases the new single and video “The Piper’s Call!” Pre-order the album below and see all the tour dates as well. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical 179 – High On Fire’s “Commeth The Storm” Reviewed and Gimme Metal Vinyl Unboxing


Time for a chaser episode! Let’s review and unbox @High On Fire’s new album “Cometh The Storm” out now via MNRK Heavy! Nik unboxes the vinyl variant from Gimme Metal and we tell the story of Gimme Radio! Nik is also unnecessarily mad at Keefy.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Einstürzende Neubauten – Rampen


Throughout their 44-year career, Einstürzende Neubauten has upheld a commitment to making musical art, with little interest in vapid radio hits. They continue this tradition with Rampen (Mute Records). As one of the first industrial bands, it could be easily argued that the genre owes more to these guys than Throbbing Gristle. Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Hollow Leg – Dust


A tasty slice of rhythmic, headbanging Sludge, this groovy, nicely gnarly EP finds Hollow Leg in fine fettle, smoking hot and leaving many others in their wake – leaving them in the dust, you could say.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Hiverlucide – Abandonne


It’s said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes, but thanks to the anonymous Parisian duo of Void & Moon, we might soon want to add a third item. Abandonne (Self-Released), the duo’s second album as Hiverlucide, continues the pair’s run (whether as Hiverlucide, Non Serviam or Biollante) of having a new release every few months that’ll defy whatever expectations you might have. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Awesome Machine – … It’s Ugly Or Nothing


The start of a new year is the time to look ahead, of course, but fans of great rock music just love to look back, don’t they? Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Strange New Dawn – New Nights of Euphoria


Often our expectations of metal’s various sub-genres can paint bands into neat play-list folders in our minds and deviation can sometimes cause dissonance. A band that manages to defy genres with grace is Norway’s Strange New Dawn which features members of Green Carnation and In The Woods.

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