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New video by King Dude

New video by King Dude

Published: 2017-03-29

Feeling sexy? Alright. O.K. Stream the new video 'Sex Dungeon (USA)' by King Dude from his latest album 'Sex'. More so, catch King Dude on tour in Europe. Find dates at Noisey

Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson releases Concrete Desert

Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson releases Concrete Desert

Published: 2017-03-27

The Bug vs Earth album Concrete Desert is out on Ninja Tune!! Joined forces by Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson. Listen to the single 'Don't walk these streets.'

Don't walk these streets

New video by Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard

New video by Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard

Published: 2017-03-20

Wrexham Wizards (or bastards and by the way, Jess is from South Africa) premiered their new video! Y Proffwyd Dwyll (meaning the false prophet) by Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard is a black widow that seduces you, traps you and calmly but unwaveringly ensnares you in her tangled web. Jessica’s gentle and ethereal vocals is captivating. Melody is catchy yet still heavy. Watch the video on Vevo!

Rewire festival announces the timetable!

Rewire festival announces the timetable!

Published: 2017-03-16

Situated in The Hague (Netherlands), Rewire festival started in 2011. Throughout the years, it blossomed into an exceptional celebration of forward thinking music. Embracing values of education, innovation and experimentation, today Rewire festival attracts mélomanes from all around the world. It’s not simply a festival, it’s an experience. Three days of extreme and adventurous music, conceptual shows by day and club shows at night, talks, workshops, multidisciplinary performances and screenings spread across the city’s key cultural and nightlife venues will please even the most refined of palettes.

March 31 to April 2, the 7th edition invites you to theatres, churches, historical buildings and clubs for Swans, SlowdivePharmakonArcaDaniel LanoisDaniel WohlForest SwordsHelena HauffSHXCXCHCXSH, Jeff Mills & Tony Allen, SUMS: Kangding Ray & Barry Burns (Mogwai), These Hidden Hands and many more contemporary artists. Three days of plunging into a blackened well and lifting up for a euphoric respite. 

The timetable is online now here!

Forest Swords releases new single

Forest Swords releases new single 'The Highest Flood'

Published: 2017-03-08

Forest Swords aka Matthew Barnes nearly gave up making music due to hearing problems… But then in his bedroom Matthew recorded “Engravings”, noting that “if one day my hearing does go, then at least I’ve created things that I’m proud of.” Forest Swords meticulously blend in experimental, drone, ambient with dub and indie producing a warm almost non-electronic sound. Listen to his new track 'The Highest Flood' and catch him at Rewire 2017 (The Hague, March 31-April 2).

 

Forest Swords

Alunah covers

Alunah covers 'A Forest' by The Cure

Published: 2017-03-06

Birmingham doom quartet Alunah, known for slow hypnotic melodies waved like metal lullabies, is releasing their new album ‘Solennial’ on March 17 via Svart Records. Listern to their cover of The Cure’s classic ‘A Forest’!

Alunah

Autism turns into a

Autism turns into a 'full band' and releases a new album 'Film Noir'

Published: 2017-02-27

Autism was born as a one-man-band studio project in the gloomy neighbourhoods of Eastern Europe (Lithuania). On his own Tomhet released two albums - 'Falling Motions' and 'The Crawling Chaos'. A turning point was when Tomhet was joined by his fellow musicians and Autism became a four-piece instrumental post-metal/post-rock band. 
'Film Noir' stands out for its menacing sound and pessimistic themes. The title accurately depicts the style and cinematic feel the band creates within each track. Listen to the full album on bandcamp. For fans of PelicanRussian Circles and Red Sparowes. Stream 'Film Noir' on bandcamp.

 

New track by Zeal & Ardor

New track by Zeal & Ardor

Published: 2017-02-21

New track by the eclectic Zeal & Ardor. Unorthodox melodies, Satanic vibes, provoking lyrics and black metal influenced riffs.

Zeal & Ardor

OHHHMS premiere a new track

OHHHMS premiere a new track

Published: 2017-02-15

OHHMS have a great live reputation. Blending in post-metal, sludge, stoner and psych rock, Britons create an atmosphere which is simply mental! Check out OHHMS new single 'The World' from their forthcoming album 'The Fool'.

OHHMS

Rewire festival 2017

Rewire festival 2017

Published: 2017-02-07

Situated in The Hague, Rewire festival is an event that extreme and adventurous music fans are not allowed to miss. Actually, Rewire is not simply a festival, it’s an experience.  Three days of diverse music, conceptual shows by day and club shows at night, talks, workshops and screenings spread across the city’s key cultural and nightlife will please even the most refined of palettes.

Swans, Daniel Lanois, Helena, Hauff, Pharmakon, SHXCXCHCXSH and so many more. This time I present Arca, the Venezuelan producer known for his transcendental music and collaborations with Bjork, Kayne West, FKA twigs, Kelela Arca (Alejandro Ghersi) will deliver one of the most bizarre performances of the fest.

Mark the dates on your calender - March 31-April 2, The Hague. 

Rewire

 

 

 

The Moth Gatherer releases new album

The Moth Gatherer releases new album

Published: 2017-01-31

Sweden is considered to be the birth place of post-metal. It has given us the mightly Cult of Luna, and now it's about time to discover more. The Moth Gatherer has just released their third album 'The Comfortable Low' on Agonia Records. It is an EP with two new tracks.

Ritual Festival

Ritual Festival

Published: 2017-01-30

Ritual festival is taking place in Leeds, 8-9 April for the second time. This novel platform for underground bands has plenty on offer for anyone with an ear for the extreme. The party starts with a Friday night pre-show featuring Akercocke, Fen, The Infernal Sea and Sathamel. 

 

New video by Absent In Body

New video by Absent In Body

Published: 2017-01-19

Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Mathieu Vandekerckhove (Syndrome/Amenra) and CHVE - Colin H Van Eeckhout (Amenra/CHVE) created a unique collaboration under the name Absent In Body. Watch the official video and stream the 20 min album via Noisey.

Absent In Body

New video by Zeal and Ardor

New video by Zeal and Ardor

Published: 2017-01-04

Zeal & Ardor is one of the bands that does not confine to genre of metal. Enjoy new video for 'Devil is Fine' and do not forget that Americans will play at the Roadburn festival!

Zeal & Ardor

 

 

New project by Scott Kelly, Mathieu Vandekerckhove and CHVE

New project by Scott Kelly, Mathieu Vandekerckhove and CHVE

Published: 2016-12-21

Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Mathieu Vandekerckhove (Syndrome/Amenra) and CHVE - Colin H Van Eeckhout (Amenra/CHVE) started a new project. A record will be limited to 500 vinyl copies, and will be released on Hypertension on January 20, 2017.

 
Absent In Body - The Abyss Stares Back Vol. V Album Trailer

MONO (Japan) released a documentary video

MONO (Japan) released a documentary video

Published: 2016-12-07

Japanese post-rockers released a documentary video "Journey Through Hell", a story about the “Requiem For Hell” through exclusive footages from the studio sessions and interviews with the band. Enjoy!

 

MONO

 

Downfall of Gaia - Atrophy

Downfall of Gaia - Atrophy

Published: 2016-12-05

2016 was not a good year politically.. Then Leonard Cohen died... Yet it is not over, and we have to acknowledge its generosity too. Bleak, mournful, ruthless, Downfall of Gaia have just released a new album Atrophy. 

 

 

New live video by Icelandic rockers Solstafir

New live video by Icelandic rockers Solstafir

Published: 2016-11-30

New live video by Icelandic (atmospheric) rockers SÓLSTAFIR.  Scandinavian titans... or bearded vikings... or Icelandic cowboys... well, epithets do not matter! What matters is that they are recording their seventh album. 

Solstafir

New video (short film) by Mustard Gas and Roses

New video (short film) by Mustard Gas and Roses

Published: 2016-11-22

When boundaries between music and cinema are blurred. New video “Let it Roll” by the Californian project Mustard Gas & Roses is a beautiful short film by Koen Mortier. Moreover, Mustard Gas & Roses, with Mike Gallagher (ISIS) in front offer a pleasant Isis-like sonic experience. 

Mustard Gas & Roses

New track by the body

New track by the body

Published: 2016-11-20

A new track by the Portland experimental metal duo the body.  A contribution to the ongoing Adult Swim Singles Program.

 

New video by SubRosa in support to LGBTQ people

New video by SubRosa in support to LGBTQ people

Published: 2016-11-08

Americans SubRosa premiered their new video for 'Troubled Cells'. 'Troubled Cells' is not only a cinematographic chef-d’oeuvre filmed in the Mojave Desert, it is also a political statement of support for LGBTQ. The video is an effort to spread awareness about injustice LGBTQ people face in the Mormon community. Exclusion from the church is believed to be a major cause of suicides among LGBTQ Mormons.

 

Listen to a new track by Esben and the Witch

Listen to a new track by Esben and the Witch

Published: 2016-10-27

New album 'Older Terrors' by Esben and the Witch will be released on the 4th of November. Review is coming soon ;) For now listen to a 13 min track 'Sylvan' and enjoy the haunting voice of Rachel. For fans of Chelsea Wolfedystopian future moviesFVNERALS and DARKHER.

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Audrie & Daisy documentary features tracks by Russian Circles

Audrie & Daisy documentary features tracks by Russian Circles

Published: 2016-10-25

Audrie & Daisy movie tells heartbreaking stories of raped teenage girls in the USA. Audrey commited suicide. Daisy survived but she and her family suffered great injustice. "This community just wanted to expel the family from within, torture them to the point where they had to leave town. We couldn't believe that was going on in our country", says Bonnie Cohen, one of the directors of the documentary (Cohen also produced and directed Inside Guantanamo).

Hopefully, this documentary will not only expose the brutality of rape culture, but also help to counter it. Besides, the soundtrack includes songs by Russian Circles. Read more on Rolling Stone.

 

Audrey & Daisy

 

Two weeks until Damnation!

Two weeks until Damnation!

Published: 2016-10-22

Among the many things I admire about Damnation is that it is constantly moving forward. The 12th edition offers a meticulously crafted and diverse line-up. Four stages will host European, British and American virtuosos of metal in two weeks time (November the 5th starting from one 1pm, Leeds University Union).  

Swedish post metal heroes Cult of Luna will share the Jägermeister stage with the American heroine Julie Christmas giving us a chance to hear ‘Mariner’, the studio album that apparently was never supposed to be played live. The closing performance on the Jägermeister stage is legendary Electric Wizard.

As if that were not enough, the Terrorizer stage promises the UK death metal outfit Venom Prison and Norwegian extreme metal icons Enslaved.

The Eyesore Merch Stage will fill in the atmospheric space with British post-metalheads Bossk, whereas the Italian headliners Ufomammut will deliver low-frequency psychedelic doom riffs.

There is a tank truck load of more bands on the bill to check out too! The filled-in space between the headliners shines: the fourpiece from Midlands Conjurer, metal folk singer Darkher, Portuguese doom metal Sinistro...   It is clear that a lot of thought has been put into curating this killer line-up. Get your ticket from www.damnationfestival.co.uk 

 

Venom Prison

 

Can metal be sexy? Yes, if it is Oathbreaker

Can metal be sexy? Yes, if it is Oathbreaker

Published: 2016-10-20

Metal? Orgy? Voyeurism? Can these go together tastefully? Oh yes! Oathbreaker presents their new video for "Immortals", a track from their acclaimed new album 'Rheia.' 

 

Oathbreaker

 

Roadburn 2017 killer line-up

Roadburn 2017 killer line-up

Published: 2016-10-19

The line-up for Roadburn Festival this year is ace! Chelsea WolfeDeafheavenSubRosaAluk Todolo, Baroness and so many more. Check it out and get ready to buy your ticket on October 20th!

ISIS left a gap that no one seems to be able to fill in. But what about Mustard Gas & Roses?

ISIS left a gap that no one seems to be able to fill in. But what about Mustard Gas & Roses?

Published: 2016-10-13

Isis is one of those bands whose records play on my turntable for 15 years and I won't ever get tired of them... When the legendary band split up, they left a huge gap that no one seems to be able to fill in. Yet, the Californian project Mustard Gas & Roses, with Mike Gallagher in front offers a pleasant Isis-like sonic experience. Do not miss out on Mustard Gas & Roses and listen to their new album "Becoming" via Invisible Oranges.

 

Be the first one to stream the new album of FVNERALS.

Be the first one to stream the new album of FVNERALS.

Published: 2016-10-12

Listen to the new album of the doomy trio FVNERALS. “Wounds” has a particular atmospheric sound, female vocals and takes you to an unmapped territory, when doom metal meets post rock and shoegaze. 7 very slow tracks.

Stream via Noisey!

 

 

King Dude video premiere -

King Dude video premiere -

Published: 2016-10-08

A new video by King Dude premiered at CVLT Nation. "I wanna die at 69" is a gem from the new album "Sex". Enjoy this satanic sexy audiovisual experience!

 

King Dude

 

Roadburn 2017 first announcement

Roadburn 2017 first announcement

Published: 2016-10-05

ROADBURN has just announced some of its thrilling line-up. This year the festival is curated by John Dyer Baizley (Baroness) and includes Coven, Warning, Gnod, Zeal & Ardor, Perturbator, Schammasch, Pillorian, Les Discrets, Oranssi Pazuzu and of course Baroness.

Tickets on sale Oct 20.

 

For now sit back and listen to metal revisited - blackened blues by Zeal & Ardor, because devil is kind. 

 

Zeal & Ardor

 

Video premiere: CHVE – La Petit Chevalier

Video premiere: CHVE – La Petit Chevalier

Published: 2016-10-04

A new track by Colin H. Van Eeckhout premiered on Echoes and Dust. Gritty, shamanic, schizophrenically repetitive ‘La Petit Chevalier’ takes you to the dark side. Enjoy the chance to hear 'La Petit Chevalier' live - CHVE will hit the (European) road in October-November.

 

CHVE

 

Dystopian Future Movies video premiere

Dystopian Future Movies video premiere

Published: 2016-10-04

Nottingham-based trio Dystopian Future Movies releases a new video for NYD. The post-rockers already shared stage with bands like Amenra and Fvnerals. Do not miss out on the October Fvnerals / DFM tour. Check the UK dates here

DFM

 

Stream the new album of Sydrome

Stream the new album of Sydrome 'Forever and A day'

Published: 2016-10-03

A full stream of 'Forever and A Day' is now available on Soundcloud.

 

New video by legendary Faith No More

New video by legendary Faith No More

Published: 2016-10-01

Faith No More presents their second video 'Cone of Shame' from last year's 'Sol Invictus'  Beautifully shot by Goce Cvetanovski the video takes you to a very dark restaurant in Macedonia.

FNM

 

 

New video by Anna von Hausswolff on The Quietus

New video by Anna von Hausswolff on The Quietus

Published: 2016-09-28

Premiere of the Come wander with me/Deliverance by Anna von Hausswolff music video via The Quietus. Directed, photographed and produced by Anna's sister Maria von Hausswolff. 

 

Anna von Hausswolff

 

MONO video premiere

MONO video premiere

Published: 2016-09-27

MONO releases a new video for Requiem For Hell. The album will be released on October 14 through Pelagic Records.  The band will tour Europe with Alcest in October-December. Syndrome, pg.lost and Sinistro have been chosen as the supporting acts.

 

MONO

 

A Lithuanian gem Erdve releases 2 new tracks on bandcamp

A Lithuanian gem Erdve releases 2 new tracks on bandcamp

Published: 2016-09-24

The faraway country in the Eastern Europe, Lithuania, has quite a few hidden gems to offer. A new and very promising band Erdve unapologetically combines black metal with sludge. Two tracks are now on bandcamp will make your cabin explode!

Syndrome releases Forever and A Day on Consouling Sounds

Syndrome releases Forever and A Day on Consouling Sounds

Published: 2016-09-23

Mathieu Vandekerckhove (also Amenra) releases his second solo album "Forever and A Day". On "Forever and A Day" Mathieu was working with Dehn Sora (Treha Sektori) adding a unique droning aesthetic to the minimalistic acoustic soundscapes. Vinyls and CDs out on Consouling Sounds.

INTERVIEWS


Tom Begley (Bossk) talks about Audio Noir, touring and future plans

Tom Begley (Bossk) talks about Audio Noir, touring and future plans

Christopher Bennett (Minsk) talks self-transformation, layers of synths, vocals and 15 years of Minsk

Christopher Bennett (Minsk) talks self-transformation, layers of synths, vocals and 15 years of Minsk

BARST - One man orchestra takes you to an unmapped territory where metal and electronics meet

BARST - One man orchestra takes you to an unmapped territory where metal and electronics meet

Ufomammut - charging phones, the 8th album and 18 years of rocking & rolling

Ufomammut - charging phones, the 8th album and 18 years of rocking & rolling

Alex Macarte on music for healing, meditation, consciousness, Gnod, AHRKH, ÅRABROT and British politics

Alex Macarte on music for healing, meditation, consciousness, Gnod, AHRKH, ÅRABROT and British politics

Becky Laverty of Pioneer Music Press talks about Damnation: the past, present and the future

Becky Laverty of Pioneer Music Press talks about Damnation: the past, present and the future

Dystopian Future Movies: atmospheric catharsis and colossal heaviness

Dystopian Future Movies: atmospheric catharsis and colossal heaviness

Janis talks about drummer-vocalists, touring with Neurosis, the DIY ethics and 11 years of TESA

Janis talks about drummer-vocalists, touring with Neurosis, the DIY ethics and 11 years of TESA

Syndrome talks about politics, fashion shows, Amenra and life

Syndrome talks about politics, fashion shows, Amenra and life

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard -  oh what a name?!

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard - oh what a name?!

A Place To Bury Strangers smash their guitars in Devilstone fest

A Place To Bury Strangers smash their guitars in Devilstone fest

LIVE REVIEWS


EXE Label Night: JK FLESH, Imaginary Forces, Aaron Spectre and Gore Tech

EXE Label Night: JK FLESH, Imaginary Forces, Aaron Spectre and Gore Tech

Festival preview: REWIRE 2017

Festival preview: REWIRE 2017

Festival preview: Ritual festival 2017

Festival preview: Ritual festival 2017

Neurosis @ KOKO

Neurosis @ KOKO

Damnation Festival 2016

Damnation Festival 2016

Amplifest 2016

Amplifest 2016

Devilstone 2016

Devilstone 2016

Doom Over London 2016

Doom Over London 2016

RECORD REVIEWS


Empusae – Lueur (2017) opens a Pandora’s box

Empusae – Lueur (2017) opens a Pandora’s box

Absent In Body // Colin H. van Eeckhout: "It engulfs you and takes away the air that you breathe."

Absent In Body // Colin H. van Eeckhout: "It engulfs you and takes away the air that you breathe."

Mutual Grimness

Mutual Grimness' Top 10 Releases of 2016

BARST - The Western Lands

BARST - The Western Lands

Esben and the Witch - Older Terrors

Esben and the Witch - Older Terrors

SYNDROME - Forever and A Day

SYNDROME - Forever and A Day

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard - Y Proffwyd Dwyll

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard - Y Proffwyd Dwyll

ABOUT


Elena

Elena Mara Reed


It was Vilnius Punk-Hardcore scene that introduced me to extreme music and radical politics. As a teen activist I found shelter in various underground venues throughout Lithuania and the rest of Europe. Together with my grrrlfriends, we hosted a radio show 'Atviras Galas' dedicated to non-commercial music and feminist issues, we set up gigs and naively hoped for significant socio-political changes. Years went by. I moved to the UK. Revolution did not happen. My taste in music became darker, grittier and more bizarre. Post-metal, sludge and doom. Desolation to spare with industrial, experimental, noise, ambient and dark techno.


One grim day I was chatting with a mate about the disappearance of the DIY culture. Mutually grim we mourned. Out of grimness an exciting idea of starting a new platform for extreme music was born. I wanted to give voice to underdogs of the scene, to add a personal, more intimate approach and most importantly to keep it DIY. Mutual Grimness - for extreme music artists and fans, who find catharsis in riffs (and beats) and refuge from the misery of life in music.

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