Interview: Event Horizon

Interview: Event Horizon

Mar 09

If you listen to the AMP podcast it’s easy to get the impression that my music diet consists solely of gritty death and black metal, but to be honest I spend a lot more of my personal listening time on the proggier side of metal, with the likes of Opeth, Steven Wilson, Soen, Symphony X, and Nevermore.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 44

Another Metal Podcast Episode 44

Feb 28

I’m convinced that heavy metal is good for the soul, even if that soul is damned to eternal hellfire for listening to metal in the first place. Which is why I do this podcast every week; to make you feel good while sending you straight to Satan’s mosh pit.

Moving Metal: Black Lion Records

Moving Metal: Black Lion Records

Feb 26

Black Lion Records is a newer label, formed in 2015 in the northern Sweden city of Umeå. While a relatively small town, Umeå is nonetheless known as a hotbed of musical output, especially in the world of heavy metal, having been the breeding ground for such acts as Meshuggah, Naglfar, Cult of Luna, Refused, Nocturnal Rites, and many more, including a number of newer groups on Black Lion’s roster.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 43

Another Metal Podcast Episode 43

Feb 22

Here’s this week’s batch of new metal from the global underground. It’s pretty heavy on the death and black, but there’s definitely some curve-balls thrown in for good measure, like some stoner tunes and a little prog rock.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 42

Another Metal Podcast Episode 42

Feb 14

Here’s your 2-hour lump of new underground metal for this week. And when I say underground, I really do mean it; this stuff is dug up from some awfully obscure parts of the metal world at large. Said parts including the likes of the US, Spain, Germany, Italy, Chile, Finland, Iceland, Canada, UK, France, Hungary, and Australia.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 41

Another Metal Podcast Episode 41

Feb 01

Hope everyone got some good headbanging in with last week’s twenty-episode round-up, I like doing those extra sized ones. Which is why the new show length is a regular two hours, up from a measly one. Double the time = double the new underground heavy fucking metal to play.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 40

Another Metal Podcast Episode 40

Jan 23

If you caught episode 20 of this little heavy metal podcast, you’ll remember I tried out an extended recap format where I picked some of my favorite tracks of the first twenty episodes. Well, we’re twenty deep again with episode 40, so this week is another 2-hour compilation of my top picks since then.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 39

Another Metal Podcast Episode 39

Jan 15

Nothing will warm you up in these frigid days like some good ol’ brutal heavy metal. And this week is pretty brutal too, not much clean material and when it does show up it definitely keeps the right mood going. This batch of heaviness comes from the US, Ukraine, Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, and France.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 38

Another Metal Podcast Episode 38

Jan 01

One of the web’s few music-only shows for new heavy metal (it’s true, look it up) took the holiday weekend off, so metal Christmas is coming late kids. And Satan’s version of Santa really does get around the world because this week’s music is coming from the US, Finland, El Salvador, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, France, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Top Ten Heavy Metal Albums of 2016

Top Ten Heavy Metal Albums of 2016

Dec 29

Another year means another rundown of what the calendar offered. 2016 was a good year (I also don’t believe in ‘bad’ years though…) with a lot of new faces in the scene. It was especially good for progenitors of doom and gloom, with many albums of that flavor making up this year’s list.

Another Metal Podcast Episode 37

Another Metal Podcast Episode 37

Dec 20

This week’s episode is equal parts black, death, and doom/stoner with a little curve ball from Brazil thrown in for good measure. Other bands hail from Poland, USA, Iran, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and the UK. You can see all the pretty cover art for all this music below, along with links to the band’s music, website, social media, etc. This is all new music as usual, so go ahead and get inspired to ruin your wallet on Bandcamp.

Album Premiere: In Shadows and Dust – Messe Noire

Album Premiere: In Shadows and Dust – Messe Noire

Dec 14

Back in the early days of this site’s music-only podcast (ie. ten months ago) the very first song played on the very first episode was a furious, crushing, and epic track from a French band by the name of In Shadows and Dust. It came off their debut, a great album of melodic blackened death metal, and the band is ready to build on that foundation with Messe Noire, their sophomore release on Dec. 21st