Decrepisy

Emetic Communion with Kyle House Art: Kyle House Dragged from the grimey depths of the rivers of Portland, Oregon, the spirit of Decrepisy made flesh in early 2020 comes ripping with a style of regressive, gut-churning death metal only the likes of Kyle House (Vastum, Acephalix) could manifest. With the addition of Jonathan Quintana (Thanamagus,…

Black Sites

Untrue with Mark Sugar Art: Alexandre Goulet Black Sites’ music is directly descended from classic heavy metal and prog-rock bands, but it builds on what those artists did rather than imitate it. I’d like to think that our sound is familiar yet feels new at the same time. Personally, this band is an outlet for…

The Drowned God

Pale Home with Brandon Baun Art: Can Pekdemir Since its conception in 2015, The Drowned God has been known for creating stories wrapped in chaos. The band dives deep into a lyrical well of emotion while hovering somewhere between black metal and hardcore. The newest release, Pale Home, describes a character swallowed up by paranoia…

The Absence

Coffinized with Jamie Stewart Art: Chad Wehrle Florida’s The Absence came onto the scene in 2005 with their crushing, Erik Rutan-produced Metal Blade Records debut, ‘From Your Grave’. The album and its three follow-ups, 2007’s ‘Riders of the Plague’, 2010’s ‘Enemy Unbound,’ and 2018’s comeback, A Gift for the Obsessed, The Absence showcase the perfect…

Skam

Sounds of a Disease with Mats Andersson Art: Valeria Metzker, Bloodart Skam is a Swedish grind/crust band that released its debut album ‘Sounds of a Disease’ in early 2020 through Redefining Darkness Records. It was re-released on vinyl about one year later through Petrichor. It’s a concept album focusing on mental health in the modern…

Nemecic

The Last Magic in Practice with Niko Anttila Art: Niko Anttila Nemecic is a five-piece melodic death metal band established in 2005 in central Finland, Jyväskylä. We’ve released two well-received albums, ‘The Deathcantation’ 2017 and ‘The Last Magic In Practice’ 2021. Our music is a way to vent all there is inside of us. It…

Dead Soul Alliance

Behind the Scenes with Wolven Deadsoul Art: Mörtuus, Raul Fuentes Dead Soul Alliance began in the summer of 2010 with founding member Wolven Deadsoul. With a demo, two EPs and a full-length release to date, this can be described as death metal of the old-school variety that explores the horrors of the human mind and…