Category: Features

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Calcified Beneath The Sunken Obsidian Temple Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings once again, Trav’lers of the Night. As we approach the eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the

Artwork by Garry Sharpe-Young

Diamonds & Rust: Skyclad – The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth

I am the Pagan Man–I speak for all my kind, When I criticise your point of view–your hollow state of mind. You say that I’m an animal–well this at least is true, I’m a thinking,

Staff Infections – October 2021

Welcome, dear readers, to the October 2021 edition of Staff Infections. In this feature we share what we’ve been listening to over the past month in hopes that you, our esteemed readers, will possibly be

Abstracter – Abominion

Oakland, California’s Abstracter have been digging themselves a hole since 2012. Their debut album, Tomb Of Feathers, was but scratching at the topsoil like edging a grave plot with a 48″ Wood Handle Transfer Shovel (available

Riffology – Only Living Witness’ “Prone Mortal Form”

Hello again, my students of the riff. It’s been a while since our last lesson, but, at this point, that’s usually the case, isn’t it? For this lesson, stroll with your professor down memory lane:

Where Angels Dare To Tread: A Solitude Aeturnus Primer

A case can and should be made for Arlington, Texas doom vets Solitude Aeturnus being in the running for the most underrated classic metal band to ever come out of these United States. True, an

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Ensorcelled By The Venomous Blade Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings once again, Trav’lers. It’s been many moons since we last held palaver–in fact, the Harvest Moon just occurred this past Monday, ushering in the season of Pieces. It’s not been for lack of trying,

Staff Infections – September 2021

Howdy, friends. Welcome to the somewhat belated September edition of Staff Infections. Is anybody else sick of people dying? I know it happens to everyone, but does it have to happen to so many people