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Stuff like this is the reason the A.V. Club's "A.V. Undercover" video series exists: Louisville post-hardcore warriors Coliseum, who landed a recent Album Of The Week with their ferocious Sister…   Read Story »
When I was editor at Invisible Oranges, we covered the inaugural performance of something called Wrekmeister Harmonies -- an ambitious and artsy project that combined avant-garde film with live music…   Read Story »
Chicago's Yakuza don’t really sound like anything else in metal, or anything else, period. Vocalist Bruce Lamont (also of Bloodiest, Circle Of Animals) sings in a dark croon not unlike Layne Staley…   Read Story »
Yakuza vocalist/saxophonist Bruce Lamont's a master collaborator (see Nachtmystium, Locrian, Sigh, Minsk, Brutal Truth, etc.) and records regularly with a number of projects (Bloodiest, Circle Of…   Read Story »
In addition to Triptykon, Tom G. Warrior's post-Celtic Frost outfit (and keepers of one of 2010's best records in Eparistera Daimones), you'll also catch longtime Norwegian technical black metal…   Read Story »
Despite booking a series of metal shows in Brooklyn, I'm not really a show promoter, but when a particular tour or invented/imagined potential lineup seems particularly amazing, I pretend to be one…   Read Story »
I gave a bit of background on Chicago progressive-metal quartet Yakuza when we posted "Stones And Bones" from Of Seismic Consequence, their (by far) strongest album to date. (If there's a metal god,…   Read Story »
It's hard to believe Nachtmystium's Addicts isn't out officially until next week. At this point, it feels like it's been debated and praised and derided endlessly. Thing is, as many listens as I've…   Read Story »
Locrian's Territories ends with the torrentially uplifting "The Columnless Arcade." The Chicago duo of André Foisy and Terence Hannum still create plenty of dark, crumbling, murky washes and…   Read Story »
There was plenty to like about Chicago progressive-metal quartet Yakuza's 2007 album Transmutations, but I had reservations. As I wrote in my review at the time: "When Yakuza hits the bulls eye, they…   Read Story »