Profile: Forward Thinking Heavy Metallers Vulturic Eye

Vulturic Eye

The UK’s Vulturic Eye play a progressive brand of heavy metal that nods to the classics while offering difficult song structures and EPIC vocals. It’s an unexpected mix but one that works extremely well over the course of their three song EP, The Crucifixion of Hope. To get the full effect of how forward thinking this band is, the physical edition comes with a 12-panel comic to fully illustrate their dystopian lyrics so if ever there was a time to grab a physical copy, this is it. The EP was released last month and we had the chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions to dig deeper into their views and what makes them tick, musically. Read on to see what they had to say. Continue reading

Profile: Joe Mills of Stoner Doom Metallers Dayglo Mourning

Dayglo Mourning

This Friday will see the release of a split release, Rope Enough For Two, between two titans of doom / sludge / stoner metal from Atlanta, Georgia: Dayglo Mourning and Bludy Gyres and to put it lightly, these two go for broke in keeping it hazy and heavy. Dayglo’s side sounds like a graveyard jam night with the biggest amp stack available and Bludy’s side — one epic track — is a slog through a psychedelic swamp. Tasty! Anyway, just ahead of this massive split we offered up our set of Profile questions to Dayglo Mourning’s guitarist and vocalist Joe Mills so head below to see what he had to say and visit those links to snag your own copy. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Crypteria’s Austin Burleigh and Kevin McCombs on Their New Album and Much More

Nine Circles Audio Thing

Floridian death metal. Those were the three words I was presented with when a friend sent me the Bandcamp link to Crypteria’s recently released full length debut, Crypteria. Based on my roots in this particular branch of death metal I was hooked after just one spin and the infection has grown ever since. So obviously, I had to know more and reached out for some insight and to find out what led them to exploding off the starting line with such a, pardon me here but, banger. Guitarist Austin Burleigh and bassist Kevin McCombs answered the call – the results of which can be heard below. Before you leave, don’t forget to hit the links contained within to grab a copy for yourself but don’t blame me if it rules your listening habits for awhile. Continue reading

Profile: Bulgarian Death Metallers Grimaze

Grimaze

Bulgarian based groove / death metallers Grimaze released their debut full length, Planet Grimaze, earlier this month and, as you will read below, have been busy touring on the strength of that album. Their sound falls squarely in the middle of Roots era Sepultura and Obsolete era Fear Factory which means it has an insane amount of tribalesque rythym and groove along with a punchy industrial feel. It falls in with the more modern metal of late but tips a hat to its influences extremely well without ever sounding bland or uninspired. On top of that, their lyrics are a call to arms for positivity and change in the way we, as a society, view and see the world around us. We recently shared our Profile questions with the band so read on to see what they had to say. Continue reading

Profile: Ken Romlin and Henric Liljesand of Blackened Death Metallers Night Crowned

Night Crowned

The fact that Night Crowned‘s debut EP, Humanity Will Echo Out, is as melodic with its death metal as it is blackened is no surprise given the lineage of its members; The Crown, Nightrage, Cipher System and Dark Funeral. You wouldn’t be remiss in assuming what these three tracks should sound like. However, the big surprises here are how ultra-melodic and ridiculously catchy it is along with how laser sharp and crystal clear the production sounds. It really sets a huge soundstage for the band and absolutely nothing is missed or buried along its quick sixteen minute run time. Just ahead of the November 30 release date we had a chance to ask vocalist Ken Romlin and bassist Henric Liljesand our set of Profile questions to find out more — read on to see what they had to say. Continue reading