Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In this week’s Mixed, Not Stirred, Swedish extreme metallers Leach curate a playlist highlighting heavy-hitters in the Swedish metal and hardcore scene. The band said the following of the playlist: Continue Reading
Lithuanian post-metal outfit Autism recently released the debut single from their forthcoming album, Have You Found Peace?, which is due out on February 4 via St. Ripper Records. Titled “No Word”, the new track enfolds listeners in deep melancholic atmospheres and crushes them with darkened sludge riffs across 11 full minutes. The track is also the first Autism tune to feature vocals, courtesy of Rosk vocalist Krzysztof Traczyk. Fans of Amenra, take note.
Check out the track below and pre-order the album here. Continue Reading
Milwaukee rockers The Slurs are poised to release their debut full-length record, Shatter Sessions, on February 8. For 28 straight minutes, The Slurs deliver one loud and sleazy punk-infested hard rock jam after the next. Fans of The Stooges, The Bronx, and Murder City Devils should pay attention. Continue Reading
Yeruselem is the new project by Blut Aus Nord mastermind Vinvdsval, and his constant contributor W.D. Feld. If you’re looking for a fully impartial review, I would recommend you go to a myriad of other sites that are covering this. What you’re about to read are the thoughts of someone who’s seeing the spiritual successor to his favorite album ever, Blut Aus Nord’s 777 Cosmosphy, come to fruition and exceed his already lofty expectations.
Italian duo The Turin Horse craft an unrelentingly violent brand of noise rock that forgoes the typical Amphetamine Reptile formula in favor of sludgy insanity. On their debut, self-titled EP, the band weave sludgy grooves with angular chaos and face-melting power electronics into a unique, battering mix. Fans of Sofy Major and KEN mode, take note.
We recently caught up with guitarist/vocalist Enrico Tauraso to discuss the new EP, the noise rock genre, and more.
Photo by Omar Tomaino
Belgium’s Saqra’s Cult unleash an unstoppable half-hour of dense, haunting, and fierce black metal on their sophomore full-length, The 9th King.
Weaving together traditional black metal sensibilities with twisted instrumentation and themes revolving around Inca culture, The 9th King features a unique take on the genre that will rope in listeners of every stripe. With only four songs and 30 minutes at their disposal, Saqra’s Cult make every blistering minute count and will more than appease the forward-thinkers, and even convert the purists. Continue Reading
Wyoming hardcore outfit Closed In (ex-Reproacher) recently released the debut single from their upcoming demo, One With Pain. Titled “Teeth”, the new track features muscular, sludgy riffs that hammer and gallop in the vein of Cursed. Check out the track after the break.
One With Pain will be released this month via Convulse Records. Pre-order here.
New Zealand instrumental metal outfit Into Orbit released a new single earlier this week on January 9. The new single, which follows their 2017 full-length Unearthing, is titled “Shifter” and showcases the duo’s dynamic nature. For nearly six minutes the tune travels through various sonic paths before arriving at its cathartic conclusion. Galloping post-metal à la Russian Circles gives way to groove-heavy stoner metal, which then gives way to psychedelic prog rock fervor, and so on. Check out the track after the break and stream the band’s past efforts here. Continue Reading
“Forgotten Paths” by Saor is a damn good album. Saor is a band that sounds like no other yet borrow from plenty of elements that folk and black metal bands utilize in their own sound. Saor uses atmospheric black metal, Celtic folk and traditional Scottish instrumentation and writing to forge it’s own sound and remain unique among the sea of atmospheric blackened bands out there. Wildly expressive, emotional and beautiful, Saor has always been one of those bands that stuck out to me with its expansive sounds and catchy riffs and imagery. This is definitely one of those bands you listen to while out on a hike, enjoying the scenery and breathing in the air….enjoying life. Saor would make that experience even greater. Of course, you don’t need to be outside to enjoy Saor’s music, it’s perfectly fitting and fantastic anywhere you are.