If you look back at the discography of Japanese death-doom legends Coffins, you’ll see that split singles and other small releases are the band’s bread and butter. They’ve only put out four full-length albums since they started releasing music in 2000, meaning that up to this point, a lot of their output has been scattered, hard to find or vinyl-only. The new compilation, Perpetual Penance, is meant to correct that problem, bringing together tracks from splits with bands like Stormcrow, Hooded Menace, Noothgrush and Warhammer, live tracks and more into a two-disc set. And this is no throwaway B-sides collection; Perpetual Permanence is an exploration of all the sides of Coffin’s sound, and an essential collection for any of their fans. Continue reading
The metal community’s always been great about coming together for a good cause, so today, I wanted to bring your attention to a new compilation from the thrash band Golers, in conjunction with Dewar PR.
This compilation was put together to raise money for Margriet Tan, wife of original Golers bassist Geoff Tan, who’s been diagnosed with brain cancer and is seeking an alternative treatment to radiation. The comp features 11 tracks from underground metal bands across a wide array of genres in the metal spectrum. Some of the highlights? An exclusive track from Desu, (a new project from Dan Jackson of Void Ritual) along with a haunting, atmospheric folk track from Twilight Fauna.
The compilation is available now via DewarPR’s bandcamp page, and all proceeds will go directly to the Tan family in their time of need. If you’re looking to kick off your weekend with some positivity, here’s a way to do it.