Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
Los Angeles Afro-Nerd hardcore quartet Black Cock (Temple of Dagon, ex-Colombian Necktie) released their debut single, “My Own Shit”, yesterday, March 3, to coincide with the anniversary of the Rodney King police beating. The three-minute stormer radiates with crossover groove and crust grit and oozes with potent ire. Vocalist Dwane Burgess said the following regarding the track:
“My own shit is a declaration of personal autonomy and self reliance. It is an expressed willingness to do whatever it takes to build a foundation that will sustain our families for generations to come. It is a promise that any threat or obstacle will be dealt with accordingly. It is a rejection of any ideas, projections, perceptions or expectations forced upon us. It is a warning to mind your fucking business.”
Check out the track after the break. Continue Reading
Can I just announce to the entire world that The Riot Room is the only place saving Kansas City at the moment? If it wasn’t for this venue, I am sure the entire city would be missing out on most of the great metal tours. Bigger events usually go to The Truman, Uptown Theater or even The Granada, which is all the way in Lawrence, Kansas. The Riot Room hosts many great shows and Feb 18th, 2019 was a special night for a few reason. Soulfly came through once again and brought a tribe of heathens to show us a good time. Starting with the band Alukah, a deathcore band from Maryland. Continue Reading
In Svbterranean’s Album Dissections, artists break down the construction and/or lyrical themes of their records track by track.
Indiana post-black metal trio Chrome Waves (ex-Wolvhammer, Nachtmystium, et al) officially release their epic debut, A Grief Observed, today via Disorder Recordings. The sprawling, 45-minute recording weaves black metal, shoegaze and post-metal into a gloomy, atmospheric sonic journey. Fans of Agalloch and the like will want to take note.
Guitarist/vocalist James Benson was kind enough to participate in our Album Dissections series so we could gain more insight into the lyrical inspirations behind each track. Check out what he had to say below. Continue Reading
I’ll keep this rather short.
Svbterranean will be closing its doors next month. It’s been a long time coming, honestly. Myself and the regular contributors have had a lot of life changes over the past couple of years and our collective free time has diminished and our priorities have shifted. I find myself consistently struggling to provide what little content I can and find my passion for this whole music blogging gig slowly dying. What was once a labor of love has become more laborious than anything else. I feel it is better to just pull the plug rather than sporadically pump-out half-assed content at this point. It’s time for a change.
Endless love and thanks go to Denise Falzon, Ross Hodo, Charles Cure, Danny Katz, Dave Cotton, Thomas Mergel, Eric Nguyen, Jeff Wilson, Joey Liverano, Scott Thayer, Marc Bourgon, Billy Pizarro, George Parr, Christian Segerstrom, Mers Sumida, Ethan McCarthy, Jon Lane, Pete Ross, Andrew Archey, Dave Brenner, Shannon Void, and the COUNTLESS others who have contributed or supported the site in any form or fashion. This couldn’t have lasted as long as it did without you.
Lastly, thank you to the readers. Every kind word, comment, and share made this all worth it. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
There are still a handful of pieces that will be posted here and there, but Svbterranean will quietly fade away after March.
Thanks for everything.
Mission, TX-based thrashers Overt Enemy will release their new EP, Inception, this Friday, March 1. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of the EP’s galloping face-ripper, “Political Cancer”. Fans of the old-school thrash metal will be instantly enamored by its stampeding riffs and air raid siren solos, guaranteed. Check it out after the break and pre-order the record here. Continue Reading
Arizona blackened death/sludge hybrids Thra are poised to release their new EP, Gardens of Rot, on March 15 via Camo Pants Records. The forthcoming record features an unrelenting, 26-minute barrage of eviscerating riffs and murky, filthy tones that runs throughout four massive tracks.
In anticipation of its impending release, we at Svbterranean bring you one of said tracks. Enter “Trial By Stone”; a five-minute onslaught of muddy, buzzsaw guitars that collide with toxic, sludgy grotesqueness. If that doesn’t excite you then we can’t help you.
Check out the track below. Continue Reading