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Offering outsiders a look at what’s going on in one of the louder corners of Brooklyn, practice-space cohorts (and soon-to-be tourmates) Batillus and Mutilation Rites are releasing a split 7″ next month via hometown label Shinebox. (That’s Batillus’s cover art above, you’ll find Mutilation Rites’s below.) The record offers a nice mix of extreme styles:… More »

I gave some background info on crusty, cathartic Virginia-based sludge/doom trio Salome when vocalist Kat stopped through to discuss her day job as a massage therapist and a yoga instructor. And I focused on her voice:
She’s an amazing singer, one who doesn’t need a bank of effects pedals to hit a low scowl… More »

Yesterday I saw 12 metal bands before High On Fire hopped onto the outdoor stage at the Mohawk sometime around midnight to make it a perfect baker’s dozen. A few of those were a lot of fun — Chicago’s upswinging Atlas Moth and their three-guitar tapestries (and beer-buzzed banter), frontwoman Grace Perry’s afternoon pit-initiating for… More »

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Every year I'm tempted to -- and sometimes do -- say "this has been a great year for metal." It's a toss-away idea: If you…
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