Friday, May 20, 2022

Dead And Then Some [Weekly Mixtape 5•20•2022]

Temple Of Dread • Savage Necromancy • ULTHAR • Tyrannus
Possessed • Violentor • NECRODEATH • Undeath • Egregore
Skumstrike • QAYIN REGIS • Azaab • MYSTAGOS • Lurking



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Thursday, May 19, 2022

an interview with Dissolve Patterns

Formed from various strands of the Belgian underground (including past and present members of Toorn, Kludde, and Monads) Dissolve Patterns play a progressive and atmospheric style of metal this blog likes to refer to as "avant noir". Their eponymous debut came out recently through Brucia Records; and as their name suggests, it deconstructs their black and doom influences to create something novel, personal and unpredictable. The band (cellist Annabel Van Eester, guitarist/vocalist Bram Van Den Broecke, guitarist/bassist/vocalist Nemo Raes, and drummer/vocalist Rien Beersmans) were kind enough to answer my questions as a group.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

226: Ufomammut

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 226 features an interview with Poia and Urlo of Ufomammut.

[cover photo: Francesca De Franceschi Manzoni]

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Friday, May 13, 2022

an interview with Pyrithe



Pyrithe sidestep expectatations of what it means to make heavy music with their chimaeric, oft-improvised blend of noise rock and sludge metal. The Pittsburgh trio's first studio album Monuments To Impermanence is out now through Gilead Media, and it gives this jaded hesher hope that the underground is still capable of creating something original. Drummer John Kerr was kind enough to answer my questions about his band's origins and songwriting. [Special thanks to Shannon Void from Perfect World Productions for coordinating this interview.]

Jason Takes Up Badminton
[Weekly Mixtape 5•13•2022]

Johnny Cash • Mortician • Cannibal Corpse • Sick of it All • Suicidal Tendencies
Vio-lence • Slayer • The Crown • Chakal • VHS • General Surgery
Videogram • Motörhead • Beastie Boys • Samhain • December Wolves



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Sunday, May 8, 2022

225: Cartilage

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 225 features an interview with Mark Wallace, Ria Wallace, and Mike Flory of Cartilage.

[cover photo by Chris Johnston]

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Friday, May 6, 2022

an interview with Tzompantli



Tzompantli is a rising death/doom entity based in Pomona, CA, which utilizes indigenous Mesoamerican themes and instrumentation to personalize their oppressive sound. With their first full-length Tlazcaltiliztli out now through 20 Buck Spin, I reached out to the band to find out more about their origins. Founder/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Itztekwanotl was kind enough to answer my questions in record time. [Special thanks to David Brenner from Earsplit PR for facilitating this interview.]

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Xylazine Side B
[Weekly Mixtape 5•06•2022]

SOL • Blut Aus Nord • Swami Lateplate • Chaos E.T. Sexual
Mizmor & Andrew Black • Pentagram • Endtime


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