Band Interview: Thanatos Eternal

Metal music is anything but a stagnant genre. Off-shoots and subgenres wax and wane constantly, frequently with other  types of music that are often associated with metal due to their dark or aggressive tones. Industrial is a fine example. Its avant-garde fusion of rock and electronic has and still is grouped in to other types…

Album review: Napalm Death – Apex predator – Easy Meat

  25 years and 15 albums later Napalm Death still shows no signs of writing a power ballad. Napalm Death cares not for your relationship woes, your dragons or your schlocky horror movie revenge fantasies. No, Napalm’s music is firmly rooted in real life suffering and subjugation, despite what the exhumed-esque gory cover art(above) would…

Band Interview – Exhumed

By Matt Albers There are many different types and styles of extreme metal. And there are countless bands that can be categorized and marginalized into all different subgenres within extreme metal based on their sound. Each one of those bands and their corresponding subgenres conjure up their own unique identities as well. While deathgrind is…

Concert Review: Back To The Black U.S. Tour 2013 at Fubar

Matt Albers             Being a Midwestern-based fan of extreme underground music naturally yields an unspoken understanding toward a lack of numerous, unique bands and tours making stops in your city. Larger cities and their surrounding areas like Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cleveland, or even Detroit regularly host a wide range of big and small metal…

Cavalera Conspiracy next release to be total Grindcore?!?

Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.) has a different direction in mind for the next release from him and his brother Igor “Iggor” Cavalera‘s band Cavalera Conspiracy. Max recently told live-metal.net that the groups new album would be “all grindcore”. The following exchange took place with the above-mentioned site in regards to that: “On the other hand–again,…