Forgotten Days, Pallbearer’s fourth album, is heavy in more than one sense. Placing the actual music to one side momentarily, the lyrics deal with some serious and difficult themes and concepts. Joseph D. Rowland (bass, harmony vocals), who wrote many of the words, talks about the songs often being a kind of dialogue with his… Continue reading Album Review: Pallbearer’s Forgotten Days
My old buddy Curtis Dewar asked how I would keep up with all the blog stuff once the school year resumed; I told him I had no idea! But somehow, it all continues… In the car, I’ve mostly been listening to Misfits’ American Psycho, Valkyrie’s Shadows, and a burned disc with some Brimstone Coven, Witch… Continue reading Listening Lately: Tantivy, Caravan of Doom, and Many More
In September 2020, Weird Tales announced that they have recently signed INTERSTELLAR SMOKE RECORDS. Together with their label, they are preparing a new release.
By Mark Partin Back in 2007, drummer Nickolas Zinn and vocalist Nate Tyson put their superb talents together and formed the band WITCH HAZEL. Stellar guitarist Andy Craven and bassist Seibert Lowe now complete the quartet. Toiling hard, they self-released 3 albums: Forsaken Remedies (2012), Nocturnity (2015), and Otherworldly (2018) — which all caught the… Continue reading Album Review: SpellBook’s Magick & Mischief (Cruz Del Sur, Sept. 25th)
Connecticut doom rockers Bone Church sat down at Altones last month with Charlie Platteborze to chat about how the band got started, their relationship with Ripple Music, and more. Presented by SCENE Productions, it’s quite the enlightening interview. For instance, find out which member of Bone Church may or may not have a family history… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: BONE CHURCH Sits Down with Charlie Platteborze
After seeing the video premiere for “Trapped” off Crystal Spiders’ debut studio album Molt, I had to find out more about this entrancing North Carolina band. Frontwoman and bassist Brenna Leath talked with me about what’s going on with Crystal Spiders, as well as how she got her start as a musician, her other projects… Continue reading Staying Gold with Brenna Leath of Crystal Spiders and More
Australia’s The Wizar’d have been churning out traditional doom metal since 2004, amassing a solid catalog of four full-length albums and several EPs. Their most recent long player, Subterranean Exile (released April 24th via Cruz Del Sur) is the work of a band comfortable in its own skin. Unlike the death metal-tinged war beat of… Continue reading Album Review: Subterranean Exile by The Wizar’d