Profile: Cosmic Riff-Meisters Howling Giant

Howling Giant

Cosmic riffsters Howling Giant are getting busy as of late contributing a track “Matilda Mother” to the Pink Floyd covers extravaganza The Wall [Redux] and Best of Pink Floyd, which will feature a staggering amount of artists, slated for a fall release on Magnetic Eye and an east coast tour that starts this month. And we’ve yet to mention last years full length Black Hole Space Wizard Part 2. Between the pulp inspired cosmic themes and their particular brand of psychedelic riffs thick enough to split atoms, the band’s output thus far has been incredibly satisfying for those of us that like it tuned low and played with an eclectic touch. Just ahead of the tour kicking off we had the chance to sit down with the band and run through our set of Profile questions. Read on to see what they had to say and stick around for the tour dates, you won’t want to miss them if they swing through your town. Continue reading

Profile: The Wizard of PILGRIM

Rhode Island’s Pilgrim are a traditional doom metal fan’s wet dream. Tuning low and playing slow may be the genre’s unofficial catch phrase but this band, thus far, have made a seven year career of finding the heaviest riffs and making them sound larger than life. There has been a lot of progression and different roads taken in doom metal over the years but it’s refreshing when a band takes the original ideals and bends them to their will without losing anything in translation. With two full lengths, two splits and a demo Pilgrim has remained a pure embodiment of traditional and epic doom metal. Just ahead of a March tour with Heavy Temple we asked The Wizard our series of Profile questions, see what he had to say after the jump.

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