Donuts & CANTO: The Atlas Moth, Melvins, Tengger Cavalry and more!

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The Atlas Moth

April 27, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, good news from The Atlas Moth: in a new interview with Yr Album’s a Sucker, frontman Stavros Giannopoulos revealed that the band’s new album is 75% done. Oh, and it’ll be out on Prosthetic Records. So, that’s cool!

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Album Review: Hive – “Parasitic Twin”

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Why do I love d-beat? D-beat is easy to like. Punk hardcore whatchamacallit? Call it Hive. Hive’s full-length album entitled Parasitic Twin takes your bare hand and stuffs it into a beehive. What a blast to listen to!

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Profile: Daniel Stollings of Ghost Horizon

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Daniel Stollings

Atmospheric black metal can really be amazing, in the right hands. And with Arizona’s Ghost Horizon the genre is in very capable hands. The band got its start in 2015, released their debut EP Astral Possession (covered here) in 2016 and earlier this month released their second EP Erotics of Disgust (featured here). Both of these EP’s are living, breathing examples of atmospheric black metal and how it can amplify the emotions involved in the writing process. Recently we had the opportunity to ask founding member Daniel Stollings our set of Profile questions, read on to see what he had to say. Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Brujeria, Brendon Small, Full Terror Assault and more!

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April 26, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Brujeria have announced a fall tour with, for some reason, Voodoo Glow Skulls. Whom, you may recall, aren’t even remotely metal. Either way, dates are here.

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Album Review: Soulrot – “Nameless Hideous Manifestations”

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We have, in our pages, covered some really good death metal bands from South America. It’s a region that’s ripe with the kind of bludgeoning obliteration that the genre is known for. We can now count Chile’s Soulrot as a contender for these same accolades on their debut full length Nameless Hideous Manifestations. There’s a lot of familiarity in this bands sound, particularly of the older persuasion, and while it’s true the glory days of death metal and Swedeath have been well-tread, Soulrot use it as the foundation for a timeless sound. Continue reading