Metal Alliance Tour: The Stars Align

Springtime in New Jersey means two things; we don’t need to pile on 15 layers just to get the mail and the announcements of summer tours and festivals begin. That wish for warm weather shows to look forward to came a little early this year with the Metal Alliance tour. …

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Interview with Blut: Drop Out And Kill

Lo-fi British duo Blut make their home in fucked-up drone and doomed riffing, working hard to sound as inaccessible as possible at any given moment. This is completely on purpose. The band’s warped vision of psychedelic extremity feeds into an overall perspective that is disaffected and hinting at a core …

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Interview With Eric Wagner: Doomed And Doomed Anew

It was a shock when Trouble vocalist Eric Wagner split from the long-running and influential Chicago classic doom outfit. The band’s much-awaited album, Simple Mind Condition, had finally been released, and when Wagner announced he’d begun a new solo acoustic project called Blackfinger, heavy metal eyebrows across the world …

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Interview with Mike Scheidt from YOB: The Union Of Selves

Theirs is among the most inimitable sounds in all of underground heavy music, and with the self-produced Atma, their second album for Profound Lore following 2009’s excellent The Great Cessation, Eugene, OR, trio YOB transcend the upper stratosphere of their generation of doom. Touching and expanding on elements …

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Interview with Ben Hogg from Hour Of 13: The Time Is Now

The new guy in North Carolinian doom outfit Hour Of 13 is anything but. As the longtime frontman of Beaten Back To Pure and Birds Of Prey, Ben Hogg has been a one-man Southern metal massacre for well over a decade, and as he takes the singer role in Hour …

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Interview with Adam Norden from American Heritage: Exploring Our Sedentary Nature

After a six-year interval (the reasons for which are discussed below), Chicago/Georgia outfit American Heritage return with their second Translation Loss full-length, Sedentary. The album, which features a different bassist on every track, is a massive leap forward from 2005’s Millenarian, finding the band throwing off some of …

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Grails: Dug In Deep

After releasing their first two albums on Neurot, Portland, Oregon instrumental unit Grails began their association with Temporary Residence by appearing on the avant Black Sabbath tribute Everything Comes And Goes, covering the mother of all doom tracks, “Black Sabbath.” The newly-issued Deep Politics is Grails’ third full-length since …

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Interview With Scott “Wino” Weinrich: The Prophet Of Doom

In March, legendary singer and guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich will officially release the vinyl edition of his first-ever acoustic album, Adrift, via Volcom Entertainment (the CD is out on Exile On Mainstream). Wino, whose legacy spans a 30-plus-year career in bands like The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The …

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Interview with Jus Oborn from Electric Wizard: Spine Tingle And Soul Burn

Their music is creepier than Christopher Lee overseeing an island of naked ‘70s pagan hippies, and for U.K. doomers Electric Wizard, that’s just how they want it. For nigh on 18 years, guitarist/vocalist Jus Oborn has refined one of the most individual and distinctive sounds in heavy metal, and that …

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Electric Wizard: Worship At ‘Black Masses’

The seventh album from Dorset cult kings (and queen), Electric Wizard’s Black Masses (Rise Above) cements the band as one of the most important and accomplished acts in doom. The burgeoning genre of occult doom—perpetrated by acts like Hour of 13, Cough and, to a lesser …

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