Calling all ghouls, ghosts and freaks: our night is almost upon us and we have, collectively, put together a playlist that will be the perfect companion to whatever debauchery is on tap. But really, it’s a great playlist for anything so head inside to see what’s in store and don’t forget to subscribe here to stay up to date with these things. Oh and hang around until the very end for a couple of extra treats. Continue reading →
By now, NC’s MAKE should be a household name for any metalhead or music lover of a harder inclination. The band’s first two full lengths were heavily steeped in atmospheric doom but with their recently released third album, Pilgrimage Of Loathing, the band is angry and not in the same headspace they were a year ago. They’re angry at the current state of affairs — politically and otherwise — and the resulting sound is one of aggression and abrasiveness. Anyone familiar will be floored initially by the chances they’ve taken here that were necessary to vent and share their unhappiness with as many people as possible. But with an attentive ear this album shows the most growth out of the three and a band that sounds completely reinvigorated and to a point, reinvented. Continue reading →
Let me start by saying I’ve never seen Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man or MAKE live. Yes I know, shame on me. But I’ve spent so much time with all three bands’ recorded output that once this show was announced there was no way I was going to miss it, also no excuse to miss it either as it was on a Friday night. So it goes, another outstanding show at the always stellar The Earl in Atlanta, Georgia. It would end up being a marathon in how much aural — and visual — torment one could endure. But man, was it ever a great show. Continue reading →
After two weeks away, it’s time for another CONCERT POD®! (Not actually ®) The guys chat about recent live shows from Dragged Into Sunlight, The Tallest Man on Earth and Inter Arma, all of which — spoiler alert! — kicked ass. Plus, new albums from Anicon and, well…Inter Arma! (It’s a pretty solid episode for the dudes from Richmond, all told.)
All that and much, much more in Episode 49, so check it out!
You would think, having seen Dragged Into Sunlight perform at Marlyand Deathfest barely a month ago, that I would have some idea of what to expect from their late-June show in Boston. But the reality is this; Dragged Into Sunlight’s live shows have a distinguished reputation for a reason. While they were equally as ferocious this particular evening at The Middle East in Cambridge (basically Boston, for those not privy to the area), there were plenty of elements to this show that allowed it to stand out. In the end, these few hours of live music were among the most jarring and exhausting I had experienced in awhile. And I loved just about every second of it. Continue reading →