Profile: Black Metal Funsters Necrosexual

Necrosexual
Necrosexual

In case you missed the underlying theme in the above band pic, Necrosexual are out for fun, black metal riffage and evidently Mustangs. Grim 1, the band’s debut, will see its release later this week and the nine tracks contained will either make you smirk with knowing affinity or smirk with the sheer amount of fun unearthed. Black metal and fun normally don’t go together but the marriage here is nearly inseparable. Ahead of Grim 1 we had the chance to discuss our set of Profile questions with the band and you definitely will want to read the band’s responses. Head inside to see what they had to say. Continue reading

Profile: DJ Scully of Forward Thinkers Dead Empires

Dead Empires
Dead Empires

Dead Empires fans are going to be in for a treat with Designed to Disappear, the bands third full length since forming in 2009. Waiting in Waves and Secret Snakes / Silent Serpents were instrumental atom bombs of progressive metal with a strong lean towards the sludge palette. But with the addition of vocalist Jason Sherman (Torrential Downpour) the band takes on a new persona. And it’s one of a heavier ilk, steeped in hardcore and death metal but with the balls to still be able to pull out a reggae jam (“A Summertime Song”) and pop melodies (“Ergot”). The hues painted with this album are some of the deepest the band has mined to date and they pull it off with an ease befitted of only the most seasoned vets in the game. It is an absolute must to experience the feelings encountered throughout Designed to Disappear and it’s nearly impossible to put it down once you’ve made this journey. Just ahead of the album’s release we had the opportunity to ask DJ Scully our set of Profile questions so head inside to see what he had to say. Continue reading

Profile: Trevor De Block of Canada’s Heavy Hitters Thy Kingdom Slum

Thy Kingdom Slum
With an interesting promo sheet and heavy Clutch / Down influences, Canada’s Thy Kingdom Slum will be releasing their debut album, A History of Dissent, this week on Slum World Productions. The previously mentioned promo sheet reads like a dossier from a group of mercenaries bent on, in their own words, “reweaponizing musical frequencies to awaken the complacent and inactive dissenters.” The band’s muscular rock swagger throughout will not only appeal to a wide audience but is also more than enough to keep listeners entertained and maybe even jump start this reweaponization. Just ahead of the album’s release we spoke with mastermind Trevor De Block so head inside to see what he had to say.

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Profile: Blind Samson of South Carolina’s Doom Juggernaut Coffin Torture

Coffin Torture
Coffin Torture

South Carolina’s answer to heavy as hell doom / sludge metal is indisputably Coffin Torture who are set to release their debut full length, Dismal Planet, this week on Sludgelord Records. How do I know the answer to the “indisuptable” comment? For one, this band is local and I’ve been following them for quite some time. For two, they share membership with another titan of heavy, CEBO))), whom we’ve covered here before. The thing I’ve always liked about this band is their ability to not care about anything other than how heavy they can be. They make music they want to hear devoid of any agendas. Period. And Dismal Planet is seven glorious hymns of sludgy, downtuned and aggressive doom metal meant for those of who like it wickedly loud and slow. Just ahead of the album’s release we had the opportunity to ask Blind Samson our set of Profile questions so head inside to see what he had to say. Streams are included so hit that play button while you read and SUPPORT. Continue reading

Profile: Psych-Surf, Proto-Punk Rockers The Bad Larry’s

The Bad Larry's
The Bad Larry’s

Psych-surf / proto-punk band The Bad Larry’s just released their latest album Hodads last week and if a surf inspired Reverend Horton Heat appeals to you then this is the album you need to quench that thirst. It’s a roaring good time and if you’re in the mindset of taking a beach vacation these nine tracks will help in a big way. The silky smooth surf vibes interspersed with post-punk attitude and killer grooves are a winner in my book. Just behind the album’s release we had the opportunity to ask the band our set of Profile questions so head inside to see what they had to say and hit that embed link to grab your own copy of Hodads. Continue reading