Author Archives: Jordan Jerabek

Monolord release new track, are hitting the road

Posted by on July 26, 2016

Swedish trio Monolord know how to keep a good thing going. Since 2014’s Empress Rising, the band has been putting out some of the highest-quality doom on an annual basis. Following last year’s riff buffet, Vænir, our buds at Metal Injection have the premiere of their latest offering, “Die In Haze,” from their upcoming 10″ […]

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Posted by on July 22, 2016

It’s not often Tee Pee Records puts out an album by a band that’s described as black metal. Hell, they’ve probably never put out an album by a band that’s described as black metal. If you’re not familiar, Tee Pee’s wheelhouse is more along the lines of psych, stoner, punk, or garage rock. So when […]

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Don’t ignore this new Goes Cube song

Posted by on July 19, 2016

Goes Cube, a Brooklyn three-piece who wrote probably the only song about one of the coolest cars ever, are back with a new track from their upcoming record Shadows Swallowed the Flood (out October 21 via Old Flame Records). It’s been five years since their last full-length, In Tides and Drifts, although it’s a bit bittersweet as […]

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Opeth to release ‘Sorceress’ this fall

Posted by on June 15, 2016

Opeth have had a fairly busy 2016 so far, working on new beer, publishing a book commemorating 25 years as a band, and now we find that they’ve been in the studio finishing up their 12th record, Sorceress, with producer Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood). Coming off news that the band has signed with Nuclear […]

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Review: Astronoid – Air

Posted by on June 9, 2016

  Boston’s Astronoid made quite the first impression when they debuted the title track to their latest album, Air. It was surreal and breezy for a six-minute track, a refreshing take on progressive speed metal (as was “Up and Atom”). They weren’t throwing the kitchen sink at us with any banjo breakdowns or headache-inducing time […]

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Earthless and Harsh Toke streaming epic two-song split

Posted by on May 27, 2016

San Diego’s Earthless threw me for a loop with 2013’s From the Ages. Two of the albums four tracks clock in at over 14 minutes, while the closer is almost 31 minutes in length. The level of musicianship is impressive – these guys aren’t your stereotypical stoner slackers, these guys are kicking furious rock and roll ass. […]

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Periphery get right on “The Price is Wrong”

Posted by on May 25, 2016

This djent stuff has the kids abuzz. To me, it’s mostly rehashed and polished-up Meshuggah soundalikes that would make great soundtracks to someone falling down the stairs – technical for technicality’s sake. But hey, nothing is perfect. It’s groovy and technical, and that’s all people want sometimes. That’s fine. Falling-down-the-stairs pioneers Periphery have a new […]

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Revocation debut “Communion”

Posted by on May 24, 2016

I’m currently in the process of moving, so unfortunately I didn’t have my morning brew today as I’ve packed away my kitchen gadgets (ugh). As luck would have it, Revocation have me (and whether you’re going caffeine-less or not) covered with their latest ripper “Communion.” Who needs coffee when you have a barrage of maniacal […]

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Spell stream ‘For None and All’ for all and now

Posted by on May 23, 2016

It’s been years since the whole “retro-metal” resurgence became hip. So long in fact, that we’ve moved on to some more creative (albeit mostly useless) labels for the stuff: proto-metal, trad metal, occult metal, vest metal, beard metal. Whatever you want to call it, the classic sound never goes out of style. Something always manages […]

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Sylosis’ Josh Middleton releases solo album

Posted by on May 18, 2016

There’s little doubt that the dudes in Sylosis have some serious chops, but writing an abundance of kick ass thrashy tunes doesn’t necessarily mean you’re free to do everything you want. Let’s be honest, working in the confines of a band can’t always the most liberating creative process in the world. There’s got to be enough rule making, […]

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