Demo:listen: Kurse Relic

Kurse Relic are a black metal duo Seattle who self-released their debut full-length, Prodigal Wound, on Bandcamp a few weeks ago in mid-June. Composed of equal parts smoldering black doom ritual, berzerk altar-destroying violence and intoxicating death essence, Kurse Relic’s sound on their debut is at once focused and ever-shifting. At six tracks-long, and with…

Bindrune Releases ‘Overgrow to Overthrow’ Compilation

In conjunction with Bandcamp’s waiving of their usual revenue share, Bindrune Recordings released Overgrow to Overthrow, a compilation that directly benefits Black Lives Matter and Life After Hate. Overgrow to Overthrow features various different artists providing new original music or covers, in addition to remixes, live versions or re-recordings from others. Participants include Doom, Obsequiae, Panopticon, Falls of Rauros, Thou,…

Album Review: Voidceremony – ‘Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel’

A new level Their name may look unfamiliar to many readers, but some of us have anticipated the arrival of the debut full-length from Voidceremony since the California prog-death four-piece released their Dystheism demo in 2014. Forming from the ashes of their high school band the year before, Voidceremony have put out EPs only up…

Album Premiere: GELD – Beyond the Floor

Six years ago four hessian misfits from various scenes, bands and wastelands in and around Melbourne came together to make some noisy-as-hell, acid-influenced metallic hardcore. With members coming from bands like Nuclear Death Terror, Whitehorse and Fuil Na Seanchoille—just to name a wild few!—GELD could’ve sounded like anything. What they came out with, now callused…

Video Premiere: Umbra Vitae – ‘Ethereal Emptiness’

Umbra Vitae‘s debut album, Shadow of Life, is a stylized take on death metal led by Converge frontman Jacob Bannon and including current/former members of Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, The Red Chord, Job for a Cowboy, Twitching Tongues, Hatebreed, Skeletonwitch… you get the point. While the album is already out in full via Deathwish, Decibel joined forces…