Luke Polipnick and Brian Courage of Abhorrent Expanse on their new album “Gateways to Resplendence,” and much more!

Image courtesy of Pemalyn Hessing

Improvisational metal can take many faces, obviously, as it’s about as close as you can get to free jazz, but from a metal lens. Abhorrent Expanse not only explore the world of improv metal, but they make it an extreme ride with black and death metal, funeral doom, noise, and yes, free jazz mixed in on their debut Gateways to Resplendence. Buke sat down with Luke Polipnick and Brian Courage to discuss the new album, improv metal as whole and how on the one hand is incredibly difficult, but on the other hand incredibly fun to play off the artists in the room, how the band literally set up the mics and just went for it, and so much more. We now present that conversation to you in its entirety so grab your drink of choice, a chair, and enjoy. 

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Initial Descent: April 3 – 9, 2022

Terzij de Horde

I told you last week the memes would come hot and fresh and that, at least, did not disappoint. Anyone know what fresh hell will be the new topic no one can shut up about? Ahh, that’s right… no one cares. Anywho, we do have a fresh and hot list of metal new releases this week that kicks off with a black metal favorite in Terjiz de Horde, slappin’ new metal from End Boss, more black metal from Oceansnow, an avant and difficult yet satisfying outing from Abhorrent Expanse (album cover of the week?), and a whole jam packed list that follows. Tune out of the buzz of everything and tune in to all these, you won’t regret it. See you here throughout the week…

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