Songs to Live by: Sylvaine’s Katherine Shepard

June 19, 2019

At its heart, music is all about emotion. One-woman Scandinavian metal outfit Sylvaine, a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist Katherine Shepard, know this. Just listen to Sylvaine’s last album, this year’s Norwegian Grammy-nominated Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone, and you’ll hear a full […]


Songs to Live by: Glassing’s Jason Camacho

May 15, 2019

At its heart, music is all about emotion. Austin, Texas-based blackened post-hardcore outfit Glassing know this. Just listen to their new, sophomore album, Spotted Horse — due this Friday, May 17th, via Brutal Panda Records — […]


Songs to Live By: Druids’ Keith Rich

May 1, 2019

Iowan stoner-metal trio Druids evoke everything from the sludgy prog of Mastodon to the bong-hitting riffery of Sleep to the classic gallop of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal on their recently released new album, […]


Songs to Live By: Wormwitch’s Colby Hink

April 24, 2019

Canadian black-metal trio Wormwitch recently dropped its epic, frostbitten new album, Heaven That Dwells Within, via Prosthetic Records. Shortly before its release, we caught up with the band’s Colby Hink (guitars, auxiliary instruments) to find out […]


Songs to Live By: Death Angel’s Rob Cavestany

April 17, 2019

Back in 1987 when Bay Area thrash crew Death Angel dropped their debut album, The Ultra-Violence, they made waves in an already crowded scene with their whiplash rippers — and the fact that at the […]


Songs to Live By: Psycroptic’s Todd Stern

April 3, 2019

Australian technical death-metal crew Psycroptic have been shredding out forward-thinking extreme music for the past 20 years and they’re still going strong. The band has a slew of dates lined up for 2019, including the U.S. tour with Cannabis […]


Songs to Live by: Lord Dying’s Erik Olsen

March 27, 2019

Portland heavy-metal outfit Lord Dying is gearing up for the release their upcoming third LP, Mysterium Tremendum, which is due April 26th via eOne (you can pre-order it here). “We set out to write a record about life,” […]


Songs to Live By: Polyphia’s Clay Gober

March 13, 2019

Texan progressive-metal crew Polyphia do not give a fuck. Unrepentant smartasses, they’ll troll anyone: haters, lovers, Ronnie Radke, their own fans. Tongue-in-cheek hypebeasts, they regularly wear the most ridiculous streetwear imaginable and pose for band […]


Songs to Live by: Demon Hunter’s Ryan Clark

March 6, 2019

Demon Hunter are nothing if not ambitious. The long-running alternative metal band recently dropped not one but two albums, the simultaneously released and conceptually intertwined War and Peace. Not surprisingly, the latter record indulges the […]

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