Lydia Laska

Ego Death by Voldswagen A hedonistic mixture of all things weird and dangerous! Our musical tastes go far and wide, so we throw in everything we like and cook ourselves a witches brew of proto-punk, krautrock, psychedelia and old school black metal. Not so much black metal perhaps, but it’s lurking there in the background.…

King Apathy

Wounds By Matthias King Apathy is a melodic metal band from Germany. Everyone knows that we are destroying the earth, but hardly anyone fights against this blatant injustice. Plain and simple: a KING called APATHY rules our everyday life. The musicians share interests in the ideas of environmentalism, anarchism and veganism and are criticizing capitalism…

Crone

Godspeed By Phil Jonas Crone is a dark rock band from Northern Germany, led and shaped by Secrets of the Moon mastermind Phil sG Jonas and Markus Renzenbrink (Embedded). ‘Godspeed’ is the group‘s first full-length LP and follow-up to Crone‘s 2014 debut, ‘Gehenna’, an EP hailed as “morose, thick, melodic music for cloudy days”. A…

Brainoil

Singularity to Extinction By Greg Wilkinson & Nathan “Nate” Smith Sludge and Doom are often used to describe Brainoil. To us Brainoil has always been a blend of punk, metal, rock with elements of doom, sludge, crust, hardcore. HMA: What can you tell us about your latest release and writing process? NS: Singularity to Extinction…

Beldam

Pasung By Grahm Reynolds Beldam hails from Tacoma, Wa., playing sludge/doom with blackened touches. With influences like Sleep, Eyehategod, Graves at Sea and Black Sabbath, they pair primordial, buzzsaw guitars and massive low-end bass with earth-shattering drums and intense vocals/lyrics invoking death and despair. Beldam is a Pacific Northwest sludge metal band that incorporates both…