Album Review: Pantheïst’s Closer to God

Pantheïst — based in Wales, featuring an international lineup of musicians, and labelled as “cinematic funereal doom” — had managed to pass me by until now in spite of having existed for more than two decades. I’m very glad, however, that my period of ignorance about their music has come to an end. That is… Continue reading Album Review: Pantheïst’s Closer to God

Music News: BLOODYWOOD Shares New Single

From the PR wire… Indian Folk Metal rising stars BLOODYWOOD will be releasing their debut full-length, Rakshak on February 18, 2022! They recently premiered “Gaddaar,” the first single off of the upcoming album. BLOODYWOOD is a Folk Metal band from India known for pioneering a sound that seamlessly fuses Indian Folk instruments with Metal to devastating effect.… Continue reading Music News: BLOODYWOOD Shares New Single

AltCtrlToob Video Roundup, November 2021

Get on the Toob! Here are some cool videos that have come across our path this month… Connecticut doom heavyweights Afghan Haze released an appropriately psychedelic performance video for the song “Satan Ripper,” filmed at Nük Lab Recording Studio in Griswold, CT: C Squared Music continued their discussion of the term “female fronted” in a… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Roundup, November 2021

Curse of the Deceiver: An Interview with Phil Pendergast of KHEMMIS

When a friend heard I enjoyed the band Mammothwing, he suggested I might like this new-ish band Khemmis, a Colorado doom outfit whose recent debut album Absolution had gotten some good reviews. It’s safe to say that friend was correct; the band that drew me in with 2015’s Absolution became one of my favorites with… Continue reading Curse of the Deceiver: An Interview with Phil Pendergast of KHEMMIS

November 2021 Music News: KHEMMIS, DUNCAN EVANS/WILDERNESS HYMNAL, and More

Hello, fine readers! Here are some tidbits from across the internet that Ye Olde Editor is personally excited about this month… Okay, this one is technically from October, but my favorite folk punk family band Black TarPoon released the album Probable Caws on Halloween. Have a listen! Probable Caws by Black TarPoon Our columnist Duncan… Continue reading November 2021 Music News: KHEMMIS, DUNCAN EVANS/WILDERNESS HYMNAL, and More

Album Review: THE SHAPE, The Age of Doom and Fear

by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov The Shape has been a mainstay of the Connecticut scene as long as I can remember. Throughout the years they’ve endured trends, lineup changes, and personal struggles, all the while still managing to crank out album after album. The Age of Doom and Fear is the fifth album from our local… Continue reading Album Review: THE SHAPE, The Age of Doom and Fear

Album Review: XENOSIS, Paralleled Existence

by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov Connecticut has been churning out banger after banger lately; old school heavy metal, melodic death metal, brutal death metal, power metal, doom — whatever sub-genre you can think of, the state has been producing fantastic records. Technical death metal is a daunting beast of a genre; some of the best players… Continue reading Album Review: XENOSIS, Paralleled Existence