The eclectic duo of Ray Suhy (ex-East of the Wall, Six Feet Under) and Steve Honoshowsky (Daughter Vision, No Use For Humans) craft hallucinogenic prog rock with their Gematria project. The band’s unique writing method involves the use of its namesake, gematria, which is a Qabbalistic numerological system that relates words to numbers, as well as the works of Aleister Crowley for rhythmic and melodic ideas. This very ambitious and esoteric approach to writing is reflecting in the band’s bizarre sound, as one can imagine. Continue Reading
In Svbterranean’s Album Dissections, artists break down the construction and/or lyrical themes of their records track by track.
Back in late September, Louisiana alternative/progressive rock outfit Ambassador released their debut full-length, Belly of the Whale. To gain further insight into creation of their infectious debut, we invited the band to participate in our Album Dissections to breakdown the album track by track. Check out what they had to say below. Continue Reading
New Jersey progressive metal outfit Gates to the Morning are poised to release their full-length debut, Return to Earth, sometime this November. In preparation for its impending release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive premiere of the album’s infectious title track. “Return to Earth” is an energetic, melodic affair filled with proggy solos, driving riffs, pop sensibility, and commanding vocals performances by guest vocalist Meg Moyer. Check out the track after the break. Continue Reading
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.
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