Black Doomba and Nude Kangaroos: An Interview with Tommy Stewart

I first became familiar with the work of bassist, vocalist, and audio engineer Tommy Stewart while editing a press release for one of his bands, Negative Wall.  Their intriguing debut album Gammagelu was doomy prog journey through outer space, with three tracks about evil aliens and one Electric Wizard cover.  This Georgia musician resurfaced in… Continue reading Black Doomba and Nude Kangaroos: An Interview with Tommy Stewart

Listening Lately: Sullust, Kurokuma, and Dust Prophet

The latest CD spinning in the Corolla of Doom is Patience is Resistance by Sullust, a Bethel, CT instrumental band.  If I had to throw a dart and try to place the metal subgenre, I’d say doom meets post hardcore.  It’s the most recent offering from a collective of musicians that have been creating together… Continue reading Listening Lately: Sullust, Kurokuma, and Dust Prophet

Listening Lately: Six Twenty Three in the Morning with Necrosexual, Stone Machine Electric, and Digawolf

Fridays are release days and guess who just put some new tunes out??  Our Franzia-loving friend The Necrosexual.  He released his sophomore offering The Gory Hole Overture in F# on May 17th, and dare we say that it has more polished production than Grim 1?  While all the campy fun of the debut continues, the… Continue reading Listening Lately: Six Twenty Three in the Morning with Necrosexual, Stone Machine Electric, and Digawolf

Listening Lately: The Maryland Doomfest Edition

I’m excited to be attending my first Maryland Doomfest in June — both to see bands that I’ve enjoyed previously and to find bands that are new or “new to me.”  To that end, I’ve been looking at the lineup and checking out a few names that were unfamiliar. First up is Wolf Blood, a driving… Continue reading Listening Lately: The Maryland Doomfest Edition

NESDF Day Two Spotlight: Benthic Realm

Benthic Realm --photo by Chuck Losey of C3L Photography.

Benthic Realm has quite a run of weekend warrior dates ahead of them!  The Massachusetts doom trio will be joining our friends Bone Church and Dust Prophet as well as Barbarian Thieves this Saturday at 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence, MA.  Then a couple weeks later, it’s down to Jewett City for Day Two… Continue reading NESDF Day Two Spotlight: Benthic Realm

There and Back Again: Mourn the Light’s Spring Tour Diary

Mourn the Light and When The Deadbolt Breaks in sunny Austin, Texas.

CT doom metallers Mourn the Light took an eight-show jaunt to SXSW and back earlier this month.  Here’s guitarist Dwayne Eldredge’s words from the road… Thursday, March 7: 33 Golden Street, New London, CT Kickoff show for the tour with our local friends Casting Shadows, Sentinel Hill, and Hellitosis. This was a fun, laid back… Continue reading There and Back Again: Mourn the Light’s Spring Tour Diary

NESDF Day One Spotlight: Brimstone Coven and Witchkiss

The more I study the New England Stoner & Doom Festival lineup, the more a weekend pass looks like the only way to go.  How can you choose just one of these days??  Here are some highlights from Day One, Friday May 3rd: Brimstone Coven This hard-grooving trio is coming all the way from West… Continue reading NESDF Day One Spotlight: Brimstone Coven and Witchkiss