This Month’s Mini Reviews – June 2016

This Month’s Mini Reviews – June 2016

Jul 08

Ever since starting the podcast for this site I haven’t really had much time for reviewing albums, so I’ve decided to start a new monthly column for little bite-sized rundowns that I can put together in the time I have available and present it as sort of a rundown of the releases that grabbed my attention in the previous month.

Interview: A Flourishing Scourge

Interview: A Flourishing Scourge

Jul 05

An interview with bassist Kevin Carbrey of Seattle progressive black metal band A Flourishing Scourge about their debut self-titled full-length album, recording at Gojira’s studio, and the local scene.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 59

Another Metal Podcast Episode 59

Jul 03

Here’s this week’s batch of new heavy metal, representing the US, Japan, Lebanon, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Australia, Serbia, Scotland, Czechia, China, and Canada.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 58

Another Metal Podcast Episode 58

Jun 26

I’ve had listeners tell me they listen to the show at work, which is where I get most of my music listening in as well. Somehow though, I doubt these people work in retail or customer service, but if you do blast this heaviness where innocent bystanders are exposed to it then horns up to you.

Interview: Bog

Interview: Bog

Jun 24

Austrian post-metal band BOG released their new album, Unshriven, today. Check out this interview with songwriter and mastermind Tim Primbs about the record’s story and the collaborative effort behind creating it.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 57

Another Metal Podcast Episode 57

Jun 19

I hope everyone liked the change-up last week with the Hypnotic Dirge showcase taking the place of a regular episode of the show; it’s good to mix things up every once in a while. But this week I’m back to business as usual with a two hour block of brand-new brutality.

Moving Metal: Hypnotic Dirge Records

Moving Metal: Hypnotic Dirge Records

Jun 12

In the newest installment of my Moving Metal series I talk to Nicolas Skog, founder and head of Hypnotic Dirge Records, a cornerstone label for underground black, doom, and experimental metal.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 56

Another Metal Podcast Episode 56

Jun 05

I should make it a habit of coining new genres based on these playlists… Or not, definitely not. But I will still bring you beautiful people some killer new underground heavy metal every week, just like this new batch.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 55

Another Metal Podcast Episode 55

May 29

I mentioned last week something about the stronger showing of stoner metal and hard rock, genres I usually have at least one full segment of on each episode. Well, somehow I seem to have gone completely in the opposite direction this week.

Interview: Mavradoxa

Interview: Mavradoxa

May 26

With their next album, Lethean Lament on the horizon through Hypnotic Dirge Records next month, front-man Nival of atmospheric black metallers Mavradoxa sat down for an interview about the band, the new record, and the philosophy behind their unique music.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 54

Another Metal Podcast Episode 54

May 23

The title for this week is a bit cheeky; this episode’s playlist seems to be pretty heavy on stoner/doom and death metal. Which makes for a nice change from the black/death mix that I’ve been leaning towards for a while now. Regardless, it’s a brutal set of music as usual, so strap in and crank those speakers.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 53

Another Metal Podcast Episode 53

May 16

Picking two hours worth of new heavy metal is a double edged sword; the kind of sword Cirith Ungol and Manilla Road sing about. On one hand it’s a great excuse to spend my free time listening to truck-loads of new music, on the other hand I have to spend my time listening to truck-loads of new music. I miss you Cirith Ungol and Manilla Road…