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…

Another Metal Podcast Episode 52

Another Metal Podcast Episode 52

May 09

It’s episode 52 for this heavy metal podcast, and even though this is a weekly show it’s actually been going for a bit more than a year; the first couple of months were bi-weekly and I have of course missed a few weeks here and there for. But let’s just go ahead and say it’s been a year of spotlighting new underground heaviness since I never properly celebrated that milestone.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 51

Another Metal Podcast Episode 51

May 02

Welcome to this week’s roundup of new metal. This week’s bunch hails from the US, UK, Slovenia, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Poland, Portugal Italy, Greece, Spain, Mexico, Canada, Ukraine, and Germany.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 50

Another Metal Podcast Episode 50

Apr 24

Here’s the big five oh. Fifty episodes of this little heavy metal podcast, and it’s going strong with no midlife crisis in sight. Many hails to all the regular listeners that have signed on to the weekly cacophony; it’s good to know the bands that I play on every episode are getting some exposure.

Interview: Hellripper

Interview: Hellripper

Apr 13

An interview with James McBain, the man behind one-man Scottish band Hellripper, who’s ripping it up with old-school black-thrash metal in the vein of Bathory, Venom, and Kreator.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 49

Another Metal Podcast Episode 49

Apr 11

If you’re a metalhead, then you’ve heard the question, “Are you angry?” when your music is overheard by ‘normals’ at least 243,198 times in your life. And we all know it’s not the music that makes us angry; it’s the asshat asking the question.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 48

Another Metal Podcast Episode 48

Apr 05

Welcome to this week’s edition of the little heavy metal podcast that could. It’s got lots of brutal new music from lots of different places, like Sweden, US, UK, Poland, Denmark, China, Colombia, Belgium, and more. Give it a listen.