Track Premiere: Cryptic Shift – “(Petrified in the) Hypogean Gaol”

Recently we featured up and coming swamp gas-huffing death doomers Slimelord on our Demo:listen column. At several points during that interview, Xander, the band’s guitarist, mentioned that several of the men in Slimelord, including himself, played in another band, Cryptic Shift. Xander used words like “demanding” and “lengthy” in association with Cryptic Shift and its…

Blast Worship: Convulsions

Where they from? Spain. Things are pretty rough in Spain right now, so I’ll save all the jokes for when I write about a band from Nebraska or some shit. Like, really, can you believe people actually live there? Did you know 311 is from Omaha? Isn’t that just insane? You would think they’d be…

Full Demo Stream: Throat Breach – ‘Humiliating Distortion’

Throat Breach are a grindcore unit from Salt Lake City, Utah. Since 2017 they’ve waged a prolific war against serenity and comfortable listening. On their third full length, Humiliating Distortion, Throat Breach’s self-described ‘boiling, tar[-]soaked sludgy grindcore” sound hits with an especially prophetic punch upon learning what concepts and themes inform Humiliating Distortion.  Multi-instrumentalist Ian…

Death Live: Relapse Records presents ‘Death: Non Analog – On Stage Series’

Relapse Records just announced they, together with the Death estate, the label has compiled a series of previously unreleased live Death concerts. According to the press statement: Relapse Records is proud to present Death: Non Analog – On Stage Series. At a moment when the world has been forced to push pause on live music, Relapse…

Demo:listen: Kriegsgraben

Earlier this year a French black metal two-piece flying the banner Kriegsgraben blitzkrieged Bandcamp with Seasons Of Blood & Fire, an 8-track-long debut full-length that indiscriminately chewed up and rolled over everything in its warpath. Seasons Of Blood & Fire appeared as one of those too-good-to-be-true albums. That first listen rings almost like a traumatic…

Graf Orlock to Release X-ray Picture Disc of New Material Via the Decibel Flexi Series!

For the better part of two decades. L.A. cinemagrinders and dB favorites Graf Orlock have been bringing together the meatiest of action movie clips this side of the 1980s with equal parts blasting aggression. So, it should be no surprise that we have welcomed their truly one-of-a-kind sound to the Decibel Flexi Series with open,…

Watch: Town Portal & Kowloon Walled City live collaboration

Last summer, before a 3-day weekender, Danish instrumental rockers Town Portal and Oakland, California’s Kowloon Walled City teamed up to perform two cover songs at Small Pond recording studios in Brighton, England. Small Pond are a unique recording studio because, among other things, they offer filming and photography for the bands who record there.  Kowloon…