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CONNOISSEUR: Oakland Beatdown Stoners Cough Up ‘Your Ass Is Grass’ Official Video; Split LP With TRAPPIST Out Now On Tankcrimes

Oakland’s most baked moshlords CONNOISSEUR have exhaled an official video for ‘Your Ass Is Grass’. The track is found on the band’s Cross Faded split LP with Los Angeles’ TRAPPIST, a lethal convergence of fastcore, sludge, powerviolence, and underground hardcore punk, out now on Tankcrimes. Self-described as “full blown marijuana addicts from Oakland, California playing really fast and very sludgy at times”, and likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they “smoked weed and listened to Spazz”, the bongclobbering members of CONNOISSEUR exhale raging upbeat/d-beat surges packed with resin-coated sludgedowns and brutal cheeba-charged vocal exhalations that consume the listener in a […]

FOREVER AUTUMN RELEASES NEW SONG, ‘Amoung The Roots’, from Hail The Forest Dark

FOREVER AUTUMN has just released ‘Amoung The Roots’, a new song which presents a beautifully idiosyncratic approach to blackened doom metal. The uncompromisingly dark track has just premiered at Sleeping Village Reviews and is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP, Hail The Forest Dark. The whole Hail The Forest Dark EP represents something of a sonic departure from FOREVER AUTUMN’s usual acoustic doom / blackened folk. ‘Amoung The Roots’ brings Autumn Ni Dubhghaill’s harsh distorted guitar and terrifying black metal screams to the fore, whilst folk-style instruments reinforce the song’s chilling and ritualistic atmosphere. Ni Dubhghaill commented about the EP: […]

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT tribute album out January 2022 on Ripple Music

Californian powerhouse RIPPLE MUSIC is proud to confirm a January 2022 release for its anticipate all-star tribute album, Dominance And Submission: A Tribute To BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. The album will feature covers by Steve Hanford, Mark Lanegan, Billy Anderson, Zeke, Mondo Generator, members of High On Fire, Quasi, Fu Manchu, and many other names of the heavy rock world. This special tribute album was initiated by Poison Idea’s departed drummer Steve Hanford, in conjunction with Ian Watts of Ape Machine. Founded in 1967, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT are considered pioneers of occult rock’n’roll, marking generations with timeless anthems such as ‘(Don’t […]

InsideOutMusic/Sony Music announce the signing of JETHRO TULL

InsideOutMusic/Sony Music are extremely pleased to announce the signing of progressive rock legends JETHRO TULL to the label. The band has already completed a new album titled The Zealot Gene, which can be expected in early 2022. Ian Anderson had this to say about the new signing – “After 54 years in the world of music recording, it is with great pleasure that I now sign JETHRO TULL to a record company which reminds me, in many ways, of the old Chrysalis label – both as an independent and in its later years in partnership with EMI. Here are real […]


Coming off their most successful album yet, Paradigm (which includes the massive single ‘Viva La Victoria’ that has 15 million streams and counting), Sweden’s ECLIPSE return with their new studio album, Wired, on October 8, 2021. A new single and music video from the album, ‘Bite The Bullet’ is out today. Watch the video HERE Pre-order/save Wired at THIS LOCATION The album will be available in the following formats: CD Crystal Vinyl (available worldwide) Red Vinyl (exclusive to Frontiers’ US & EU webstores and Nordic retailers – Limited to 500 copies WORLDWIDE) Cassette (exclusive to Frontiers’ US & EU webstores […]

FRONTIERER: A Trail Of Noise Tour Documentary From Scottish-American Tech Metal Act Now Playing At BangerTV

Scottish/American progressive/tech metal quintet FRONTIERER presents A Trail Of Noise, an engaging documentary filmed on tour with the band across the UK and Europe in 2019 before the COVID pandemic ended touring for over a year. The engaging short film is now streaming at the popular BangerTV. Back in June 2019, Canadian film producer Bradley Zorgdrager flew to the UK to join the masters of chaos on a three-week tour of Europe and the UK. FRONTIERER commissioned him to film a mini-documentary after connecting through Zorgdrager’s shout-outs of the band through BangerTV. His love for the band’s technical metal and […]


Two decades into their journey as ritualistic black metal conjurers, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have emerged from the forest with Primordial Arcana, their most majestic album to date, and their first release via Relapse Records (North America only) out August 20th. WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM share the second single from Primordial Arcana. Watch the ‘Spirit Of Lightning’ visualizer video, filmed by the band, on YouTube HERE WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM comment on the new song: “‘Spirit Of Lightning’ returns briefly to the earthly plane as a tribute to the human connections forged in music. Metal is a […]

LANTLOS present third Wildhund single ‘Lich’

With love comes pain: On ‘Lich’, the third single taken from their forthcoming full-length Wildhund (“Wild Dog”), LANTLOS reveal their claws by not shying away from multi-layered dissonance and noise elements. The album is scheduled to hit stores on July 30, 2021. The German alternative metal project headed by multi-instrumentalist Markus Siegenhort has previously revealed cover art, tracklist, and further details of the new full-length, which can all be viewed below. Pre-Orders HERE Watch ‘Lich’ at THIS LOCATION LANTLOS comment: “The song ‘Lich’ revolves around the theme of getting lost”, states Markus Siegenhort. “It is shaped by the idea of […]

Cruz Del Sur Music Announces The Return Of ONWARD

Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce the signing of cult U.S. power metallers ONWARD! The label will release their studio album Of Epoch And Inferno sometime in 2022. Formed in 2000 by guitar hero Toby Knapp, ONWARD broke onto the international metal stage with 2001’s Evermoving and 2002’s Reawaken, both of which were released via Century Media Records. The albums showcased Knapp’s superlative guitar skills that blended neoclassical and melodic sensibility, as well as original vocalist Michael Grant’s smooth delivery. Grant sadly passed away in 2012, leaving Knapp to issue his final recordings on 2014’s New Fathoms Dawn. […]

Quebec Death Metal Trio OBVURT Release Video of Elementary School Performance

Quebec (CA) – Death Metal trio OBVURT has released a video of its performance at Saint-Albert-Le-Grand Elementary School. Guitarist and music teacher Phillippe Drouin, who re-learned the instrument using his left hand after a car accident robbed his picking ability, explains: “The physical education teacher and school principal introduced me to this idea. He was thinking about a party to celebrate the end of the school year by doing a show in the school backyard where Philippe teaches music. He knew about the release of The Beginning on March 31, and thought about the idea to bring The Beginning to […]