Doom metal documentary The Doom Doc is now available for purchase on DVD and digital download. The independent documentary offers a fly-on-the-wall look at the UK’s doom, sludge and stoner metal scenes and features interviews and performances from prominent UK bands such as Conan and Slabdragger, alongside other luminaries such as Black Sabbath‘s Bill Ward and Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein. Interested parties can purchase the film here.
In conjunction with the film’s release, UK doom/sludge outfit Kurokuma have premiered a special video diary that chronicles their journey to Reykjavik for a 4/20 weekend event that included the Iceland premiere of The Doom Doc. Check out the video diary after the break as well as The Doom Doc’s official trailer. Continue Reading
With its throttling rhythms, rock swagger, prog flair and technical proficiency, Gyre‘s Shared Visions is an eclectic metal tour de force. Officially out today, the New Jersey trio’s full-length debut combines the best elements of modern metal and rock with nods to Mastodon, Mutoid Man and more. To celebrate its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of the record alongside a track-by-track rundown from bassist/vocalist Ian McCartney. Jam the record in full and check out what McCartney had to say after the break. Continue Reading
Louisville noisy hardcore outfit Comess are poised to release their debut full-length, Botched & Flailed, tomorrow, June 15. Full of angular guitars, tremendous low-end, and grimy dissonance, Botched & Flailed is a brooding and ugly hardcore that packs in as much punch as possible within 28 minutes. Think of the unpredictable chaos of Coalesce crossed with the noisy grooves of Will Haven and you get a basic idea of the violence that awaits you.
In anticipation of is release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive full stream of the record in all its heavy glory. Check out the goods after the break. Continue Reading
Cover by Craig Cirinelli of Housewithoutwalls Design
Long-running Tulsa based music collective ESCAPING THE ORDINARY are set to premiere the fourth instalment in their compilation series this Friday, June 15th. The collective was founded by Ty Griffin with a simple yet effective modus operandi that good music needs to be heard. The first three compilations were a mix of well-established artists like JUNIUS, THURSDAY, DREDG, (DAMN) THIS DESERT AIR, CONSTANTS, and CASPIAN, among others, but also aimed the spotlight at smaller artists.
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 Martin Defatte, Tron Jovi of Guerrilla Ghost, bassist for Volunteer, and part-owner of Triple Eye Industries, curated a playlist of hip-hop and electronic songs that have been influencing his work producing for Guerrilla Ghost. He says in his own words: Continue Reading
Dark, dynamic and undoubtedly massive, Hemelbestormer is an unsung juggernaut within the sludge/doom/post-whatever scenes. Those whose have not experienced this Belgian act’s monolithic tunes are missing out on some truly devastating, forward-thinking “post-metal” that sounds like an environmental cataclysm in audio form. On their newest full-length recording, A Ring of Blue Light, the band continue to build upon their towering sound while incorporating new elements into the mix. The results: crushing as ever.
In this new interview we caught up with drummer Frederik Cosemans to discuss the new album and more.
Sweden’s Craft has inched closer and closer to “mainstream” on every album. Yes, it may anger those with corpse painted balls to admit this, but it’s true. Many fans, myself included, considered their last album Void a bit of a misstep. It’s not great, this is true, however it’s not the flaming bag of shit that it seems to be widely considered. Sure “I Want to Commit Murder” may be the worst song Craft has ever written, but the album is still…uh, fun? Either way, White Noise and Black Metal (don’t stress the title, this is a Velvet Underground reference, and Season of Mist doesn’t release sketchy shit) is a welcome slide in the right direction, but it isn’t without it’s flaws.
In just a few short weeks, Austin metallers Runescarred (ex-Dead Earth Politics) will release their debut EP, We Are. Drawing influence from various areas across the heavy music universe, We Are delivers three tracks that will appease metalheads from all walks of life.
In anticipation of its release we have parterered with the band to bring you the official music video for the EP’s second track, “A Darker Man”. Weaving in-and-out of acoustic ballads and hard rock fervor, this new track is undoubtedly infectious. Vocalist Ven Scott said the following of the song/video: Continue Reading
Gatherers craft an infectious and emotionally-heavy post-hardcore opus with their sophomore full-length album, We Are Alive Beyond Repair. Continue Reading