Category: Features

Tuska Open Air Diaries – Saturday 7/3/2010

Originally written by Juho Mikkonen As the first day of the revelry finally culminated in Devin Townsend’s mesmerizing Ziltoid-spectacle, our quartet of first-string journalism was well on its way to reach objectionable levels of self-imposed

Tuska Open Air Diaries – Friday 7/2/2010

Originally written by Juho Mikkonen For the uninitiated: Tuska Open Air is the biggest and oldest running extreme metal festival in Finland. By no means am I trying to say that it’s also the most

An Interview With Torture Division

Originally written by Erik Thomas. In my many years of metal journalism, I’ve met and interviewed numerous folks. None are more entertaining than Lord K Philipson, he of The Project Hate MCMXCIX and the now-defunct God Among Insects. With

An Interview With Alcest – Luminous Dimensions

Originally written by Patrick Rennick. One of metal’s greatest strengths as a stalwart sonic form is the enduring musical backbone laid down by its original innovators. Within the major metal genres,characteristic musical elements exist. For

Ikuinen Kaamos – Not Yet At Closure

originally written by Juho Mikkonen If someone was to write a book about metal bands and their bad experiences with record labels, that someone would have to be prepared to compile a whole anthology. Almost

Melvins – The Bride Screamed Murder Review

Calling Buzz Osborne eccentric is like saying Tiger Woods is wound slightly tight. It’s among the grossest understatements in the long and storied history of gross understatements. This is, after all, a close friend of

Back Into The Brawl – Same Pit, Different Day

Originally written by Sasha Horn I spent a large portion of my youth dancing like an asshole when I wasn’t head-banging, and there were times that it resulted in face-plants on hardwood or concrete (1996, Murphy’s Law,

An Interview With Negura Bunget – Rebirth and Evolution

Originally written by Erik Thomas. My first exposure to Romania’s Negura Bunget was 2006’s OM. From then I was hooked, waiting four years for a new effort. However, as with many bands, personal issues and creative differences caused