Based out of São Paulo, Brazil and being the first heavy / thrash metal act to be recorded my a Muslim woman guitarist, Eden Seed just released their debut Age of Creation. The band seemingly don’t adhere to any set of rules as this debut is a pillar of heavy metal laced with a healthy dose of thrash and progressive elements that recalls many of metal’s most revered bands but sits comfortably in today’s landscape. Just behind this album’s release we had the chance to sit down with guitarist Gisele Marie Rocha and drummer Marcos Henrique with our set of Profile questions to get a better understanding of what they are all about. Their answers are astounding and deserve your attention so read on to see what they had to say. Don’t forget to support the band with some Bandcamp love via the embed contained within.
Margaret Killjoy of Nomadic War Machine reached out to us recently with the first video single, “The Fields Lay Fallow,” off their upcoming album Always///Forever. Between the dark electronic drone and breathtaking images of witches and ceremonies I was instantly glued to what I was seeing and hearing. It had me in a trance so to speak, the music pulls you in and the visuals that Killjoy and Charlotte Taylor came up with are the perfect fit. Since it floored me so, I sent over our set of Profile questions to learn more and Killjoy wasted no time in returning answers. Head inside to find out more for yourself and don’t forget to click the links at the end to support Always///Forever so the rest of this album sees the light of day soon. Continue reading
You might be thinking “Death Blues” and wondering what that means exactly. But, I’m betting you’ve already got a decent idea. Taken from the band’s own bio page: “If the White Stripes, The Black Keys, and Left Lane Cruiser had an illegitimate love child with Lemmy while Hunter S. Thompson documented the whole torrid thing…you might get 20 Watt Tombstone.” The only thing missing in this statement is an evil delta blues vibe to really make it complete. Wisconsin based 20 Watt Tombstone released a split with Left Lane Cruiser in 2016 titled Death Blues vs The Dirty Spliff but now have decided to release it as a deluxe EP with only their songs contained and a couple extras. Good choice indeed, their brand of “Death Blues” is unique and magnetic. One listen isn’t enough to take in all the blues, punk attitude, and those nasty rock chops. Just ahead of this release we sat down with Tom Jordan armed with our set of Profile questions so head inside to see what he had to say and be sure to catch them out on the road now, links contained at the bottom. Continue reading
Last month, Louisiana death metallers Excommunicated released their second full length Death Devout via Satanath Records and its quite the old school force to be reckoned with. I’m getting a strong tie in with Death due to their highly progressive song structures and similar vocal stylings but also a strong tie to classic, old school death metal with the Swedeath feel of it all. Sure that’s a mouth full but with merely one listen you’ll be fully on board with it as well. The band has taken amazing growth steps since 2011’s Skeleton Key in the sense of letting the songs go where they will in lieu of forcing them into a set structure. It’s a whole different animal and one that will leave you wanting more. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with vocalist Chad Kelly to answer our set of Profile questions and as you will see, he was more than generous with his answers. Head inside to see what he had to say. Continue reading
Finnish death metallers Wrathrone have been around since 2008 and with their second full length, Reflections of Torment, newly minted to the metal masses they have firmly planted themselves into Finnish death metal royalty. The difference from debut Born Beneath is astounding. And that’s not discrediting said debut but here the songwriting and overall death metal chops are simply on another level. Two years have made all the difference and the band is much better for it. We’ve touted Finnish death metal here since forever and this album further cements that point but puts the exclamation point firmly on the melodic side. Plainly put, you need this. Anyway, just behind the album’s release we sat down with Matti and Mikael loaded with our Profile questions so head inside to see what they had to say. Continue reading