Gopota – “Music for Primitive” Album Review

It's often a challenge, albeit a welcome one when I receive something that is difficult to put into a proverbial "box."  Moreover, it's always great to see an artist stretching limits of style. In this case, we have the Italian/Russian project, Gopota with the Music for Primitive release on Luce Sia; an album of tracks between 11 … Continue reading Gopota – “Music for Primitive” Album Review

Noise Cluster – “Planet of the Lost Dolls” Ltd. Tape Review

Planet of the Living Dolls is the latest release by Noise Cluster on Luce Sia Records.  The duo is comprised of Flavio Derbekannte and Arianna Degni Lombardo.  This is a concept release for which the band notes: "was inspired by the story of Don Julian Santana Barrera and the Island of the Dolls in Mexico. … Continue reading Noise Cluster – “Planet of the Lost Dolls” Ltd. Tape Review

Army of the Universe on tour with The Birthday Massacre & Ludovico Technique

ARMY OF THE UNIVERSE Announces Under Your Spell North American Tour 2017 Dates With THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE & LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE Army of the Universe is an absolutely killer band that mixes techno, industrial and rock elements in their own unique way.  And with an intense live energy....Definitely.... NOT to be missed.  Look for an interview … Continue reading Army of the Universe on tour with The Birthday Massacre & Ludovico Technique

Gatecreeper – “Sonoran Depravation” Album Review

Remember in the early 1990s when many of the Century Media and Earache Records bands created sounds that were unique and consequently influential?  Take Entombed, Unleashed, Dismember and Grave to name a few.  It was that Swedish-born, raw, down-tuned gritty sound that was truly distinctive. If you grew up then, you know what I'm talking … Continue reading Gatecreeper – “Sonoran Depravation” Album Review

“Oriental Abyss” 5-Way Split Album Review – black metal from Japan

Now we are going to take a trip to the far east; Japan to be exact, for a detour back into black metal for the moment.  Yes, Japan very much has some black metal exports thanks to labels such Zero Dimensional (and Weird Truth Productions, to their credit).  This release came out in 2010 but … Continue reading “Oriental Abyss” 5-Way Split Album Review – black metal from Japan