Flight’s Metalcore-ner Vol. 7

We don’t have to agree on everything.  Finding common ground has led to a lot of great things.  Let’s put our differences aside and explore some more underground metalcore, shall we? BURN DOWN EDEN This quintet is yet another metalcore act to come to us from Germany.  Seems to be a thriving scene growing over […]

LIVE RECAP: Ulcerate w/ Zhrine, Phobocosm, and Burials at The Raven

THE VENUE The Raven is located on 3100 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland, OR.  It was previously called “The Panic Room.”  I was very pleased with this location as the décor and setup were both aesthetically and functionally exceptional when compared to some of the other venues I have attended.  The biggest highlight is probably […]

Flight’s Metalcore-ner Vol. 6

So maybe some of you have been waiting for this?  I know I’m late, but it’s simply because I have not been wowed by a lot of metalcore in October.  No, I’m not counting Dillinger Escape Plan either.  For one, mathcore is a whole different ball game, and for another DEP simply transcend all genre […]

INTERVIEW and SONG PREMIERE: Vermin Womb’s Ethan McCarthy

I always found Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire to be an incredibly underrated band, as the Denver group’s ability to merge elements of grind, death metal, and other extreme variants together with genuinely inhuman sounding vocals was enticing.  Though they released two full lengths and several other demos/splits, the band flew under […]

INTERVIEW: Progressive Metallers Oddland

Meet Finnish progressive metal band, Oddland. Their new album, ‘Origin,’ just came out early this September, and I am not afraid to say that it was one of my favorite surprises this year. I wasn’t sure what to expect pressing play, and even when I thought I had a handle on it with the opening […]

Hate Eternal announce European dates!

HATE ETERNAL have announced a European tour with VADER and supported by THREAT SIGNAL. The US death metal giants will kick off their rampage at the Druckerei in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany on November 4 and continue to devastate six more European countries until returning to Germany for a final onslaught at Alte Zuckerfabrik in Rostock on the 20th of November. list of all […]

Flatspot Records To Release The Extermination Vol. 3; Compilation Holds Exclusive Tracks From Terror, Take Offense, Countdown, Disgrace, Manipulate, And More

This November, Flatspot Records will release the premier hardcore compilation of 2016 with The Extermination Vol. 3. Flatspot Records takes pride in their scene by releasing the bi-annual The Extermination Compilationtitles, the series showcasing some of the new-blood in the hardcore/punk world, along with established bands that have been proudly carrying to the torch. Past […]

INTERVIEW: Brutal death clan Vulvodynia

Everything about returning South African brutal death band Vulvodynia‘s new album seems painstakingly constructed to make one feel sick.  Their new album, ‘Psychosadistic Design’, represents for me one of the most repellent releases of the year in terms of both intense music and media content.  I also think that the band may have topped themselves despite […]