The brainchild of performance artist-sculptor Frank Haines, Nastie Band certainly makes a strong first impression. In this interview, keyboardist Roddy Bottum explains the serious drama at the heart of the art-doom collective's work.
If the baby blue unicorns chomping sweets and exhaling rainbows on the cover of Torche’s 2012 album "Harmonicraft" didn’t quite give it away, the Miami-based quartet prefers to explore moods that don’t fit the stereotypes one would expect from the band’s often pummeling metallic sound.
Hard-rock quartet Baroness started to stray from its sludgy Southern metal roots as early as its third album, 2012’s decidedly ambitious double-length "Yellow & Green." But even longtime fans already aware of the band’s eclectic inclinations can expect to be wowed anew by the sprawling range of latest effort "Gold & Grey," due June 14 via Abraxan Hymns.
If you thought the passing of Soundgarden frontman Chis Cornell in 2017 would permanently sideline the iconic alt-rock quartet’s activities, in 2019, the band is, at least in one sense, still very much active.
In his new documentary, 'Murder in the Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story,' filmmaker Adam Dubin revisits the earliest days of a genre that would permanently alter the course of heavy metal.
With the first official vinyl pressing of "Black Dots" in over 20 years arriving March 29 via Wax Audio Group and Think Indie via Universal Music Special Markets, we get another opportunity to appreciate how Bad Brains arrived more or less fully formed right out of the gate. The one-time pressing of 1,500 white vinyl units will be followed by a run of black vinyl in April.