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, Californian progressive heavy rockers Old Man Wizard put together a special playlist that compiles the theme music from James Bond franchise, as well as music from other spy films. The band said the following of the playlist: Continue Reading
The current and ongoing movement of contemporary electric guitar playing has seen the instrument reach new heights in the realm of heavy music. Animals as Leaders and their fretboard wizardry have made them nearly a household name. Acts like Plini, Periphery, and Chon aren’t far behind with their unique, innovative, approach to playing and performing. File Hong Kong’s Oliver Cheung into the “up and coming and tremendously talented” folder.
Photos by Flo Zimmerman
German post-hardcore outfit Remember Why We’re Here recently released the official video for their track “T.D.T.S.T.I.B.O.R.T.U.I. ( (their desire to shroud themselves in beauty only reveals their ugliness inside)”. The intricate and melodic track, which comes from their 2017 debut, Colours May Bleed, is set to a dynamic performance video directed by Julian Pache. Fans of The Fall of Troy and the like should take notice. Check out the video after the break and stream their debut album.
*Stay Trve – an (in)frequent column that aims to help counterbalance potential audio malaise and a nearly total saturation of sub-mediocre artists in the current music industry.
Time has been kind to the sounds of Richmond, Virginia’s Engine Down. Relentless touring and exceptionally high-quality records afforded them a loyal fan base during their 9-year career. Despite a staggering work ethic, the success of the likes of which their peers like Circa Survive, Thursday, and Alexisonfire achieved, eluded Engine Down. Rest assured, going back and revisiting their recordings will move even the most jaded fan of all things brainy, guitar driven, and complex.
New Jersey progressive metal trio Gyre have announce the release of their debut full-length album. The upcoming effort, which follows 2015’s Moirai EP, will be titled Shared Visions and will be released on June 12. The record was mixed and mastered by Kevin Antressian (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and will feature 10 new tracks that will pique the interest of fans of Mastodon, Lazer/Wulf, Mutoid Man and Baroness. Check out the artwork, track listing, and album trailer after the break. Continue Reading
Stockholm’s Svartanatt perfectly captures the sound and spirit of 60s and 70s rock in all its energetic and psychedelic glory. While there are plenty of bands that attempt to pay homage to the music eras long past, most come off as poor mimicry. This is not the case for Svartanatt. While their sound evokes the early Woodstock years, their music doesn’t stop there. As made evident by their forthcoming album, Starry Eagle Eye, the fuzz-laden psych rock of old is combined with elements of prog, dreamlike ballads, and all things eclectic. Continue Reading
Orphaned Land are back with their 6th full-length album Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs. So why is the village noise enthusiast reviewing an album by Israel’s premier Progressive Metal band? Cause this noise head was and still sometimes is a prog head. Just beat me up and stuff me in a locker already.
Back in October, Arizona weirdos The Oxford Coma released the follow-up to their well-received 2015 LP, Paris is Mine, titled Everything Out of Tune. Much like its predecessor, Everything Out of Tune continues to build upon the band’s eclectic sound; a mix of psychedelic rock, grunge, stoner, progressive rock and many others. To promote this eccentric album further, the band created a lyric video for the track “Patterns of Thought”, which we at Svbterranean are proud to present to you. The track is an interesting mashup of acid-laced desert rock vibes and angular, jagged guitar work, which is set to video clips with anti-Trump sentiments. If you like catchy, oddball tunes, or dislike Number 45, check out the clip after the break.
Purchase Everything Out of Tune here.
Finnish progressive metal quartet Edge of Haze are set to release their third full-length album, Deluge, tomorrow, November 10. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of one of the catchiest cuts on the record, “Perfume”. The track weaves together jarring rhythms and “djent”-esque grooves, with shimmering “proggy” atmospheres and earworm melodies and hooks. Fans of Tesseract, Periphery and the like, take note.
Check out the track after the break and purchase the record here.
Brooklyn’s metal obsessed post-hardcore band Husbandry are embarking on a 2 week tour across the US with fellow New York weirdo rockers Moon Tooth. Starting in Philadelphia, PA on 11/1 and returning to Amityville, NY, on 11/16, the 6000+ mile trek takes them as far west the infamous Viper Room in Los Angeles.
With a few stretches in the van as long as 15 hours, we thought it would be interesting to get Husbandry’s take on life on the road with a multi-part tour journal. Follow Arnau Bosc (bass), Jordan Usatch (guitar), Carina Zachary (vocals), and Andrew Gottlieb (bass) on their epic journey across the United States.
Their new 5-track EP Bad Weeds Never Die, is out 12/1 on Aqualamb Records, but is available early from the band on tour now. Pre-orders for the 120+ page book/cd combo are also available at http://aqualamb.bandcamp.com