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