Interview: Gabe Grosso (Hobbs) of Drug Honkey on “Cloak of Skies,” Guest Appearances and More

Drug Honkey
Drug Honkey

Drug Honkey are a doom quartet from Chicago. The band plays a unique mix of doom, death metal and sludge and have released four full length albums since forming in 1999. A couple months ago they released their latest, and fifth full length album, Cloak of Skies via Transcending Obscurity Records. I recently spoke to guitarist Gabe Grosso (Hobbs, guitars) about the album, guest features and more so read on to see what he had to say. Continue reading

Profile: Larry Brent of Contra

Contra
Contra

Does that band name ring a bell? It should, it was only one of the biggest selling games of its time. But also, if the riffs found within sound familiar but you can’t quite put your finger on it, think back to Sofa King Killer (say it slow and pay attention). Anyway, video game inspired Contra are soon to be releasing their debut full length album Deny Everything and in case you missed the reference above, this is a riff centered metal band kin to the likes of the groovier than ever Clutch and the doomy side of Down. Heavy but extremely catchy is this band’s trademark and their full length is chock full of it. Just ahead of the July 1 release date we got a chance to ask vocalist Larry Brent our set of Profile questions so read on to see what he had to say.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Fell Ruin and Sin Tax

Receiving the Evcharist

Welcome once again, faithful ones.  I’ll keep this short and sweet today; it’s been a long week and I imagine you want to get this party started as much as I do.  So let’s get right down to it.  You know the drill.  The Metal: Fell Ruin’s To the Concrete Drifts.  The Booze: Mother Earth Brewing Company’s Sin Tax.   Continue reading

Concert Review: Maryland Deathfest XV, Part Four

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[click here for part one]  [click here for part two]  [click here for part three]

As I hit the “Publish” button on this post, it’s a little less than three weeks since Maryland Deathfest wrapped up its 15th edition down in Baltimore. I’d like to tell you that the delay’s been down to me “just processing it all” or “trying to find the right words” or some shit, but let’s be real, I’ve just been busy with other things. However, the timing of my posts should not be construed as a lack of enthusiasm for this year’s fest. In fact, I’ve been quite jazzed about my experience in the time since it all wrapped up. But more on that later; for now, let’s jump into the final recap and see how Sunday closed things out… Continue reading

Exclusive Stream: Moribundo – “Antitesis”

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Despite only recently discovering Moribundo, I couldn’t be more excited to share a shiny new track from their upcoming album Raíz Amarga, set to drop on June 18th. Perhaps shiny isn’t the appropriate word… but we’ll get to that a bit more later. When it comes to death/doom metal, few things have impressed me more in recent years than what I’ve heard from this album. Today, the second track of Raíz Amarga, “Antitesis“, is available to stream below. Just prepare yourselves a bit beforehand. Continue reading