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Album Review: Gematria – Gematria II: The Spindle Of Necessity

“Gematria” is not just another made up word used as the name of a metal band, but an ancient system of Jewish numerology that reduces words to numbers which reveal inner meaning. OK, that’s out of the way, how about the band of the same name? It’s a two-man combo that actually uses the process of gematria to put together their music, which can best be described as progressive instrumentals with elements of metal, jazz and electronica. Whatever magic or method they use, it works! Gematria II: The Spindle Of Necessity is a delightfully energetic romp of coherent instrumental music […]

MACHINIST! To Release 10 Years Of Torture LP Compiling Their First Two Albums, Confirmed For August Release Through Nefarious Industries; New Promo Video And Preorders Posted

After some time off, Southeastern mean muggers MACHINIST! burst out of hibernation with the announcement of 10 Years Of Torture, an LP compilation containing the band’s first two full-length albums on wax for the first time ever. The release includes 2015’s Pronegative and its 2018 follow-up Closer To Death on sides A and B respectively. For this endeavor the band is continuing their relationship with Philadelphia-based Nefarious Industries who is co-releasing the record with Gainesville, Florida-based Salvaged Records run by MACHINIST!’s own Jeremy McGuire. Vocalist Jeff Hill had this to say: “We’ve been doing this for a decade now. Some […]

NEQUIENT: Chicago Hardcore/Metal Outfit To Release Darker Than Death Or Night LP Via Nefarious Industries In March; ‘First Casualty’ Streaming + Preorders And Tour Dates Posted

Nefarious Industries presents Darker Than Death Or Night, the second full-length from Chicago’s metallic hardcore outfit NEQUIENT. Confirming the album for March release, the label has issued the cover art, track listing, preorders, and the lead single, ‘First Casualty’. NEQUIENT is a four-piece metallic hardcore band from Chicago. Building on a foundation of thrashing d-beat, they draw influences from a broad spectrum of aggressive styles including grindcore, crust, sludge, death metal, black metal, and noise rock. The result is a uniquely punishing sound that emphasizes percussive intensity and razor-sharp hooks. Formed in 2014, NEQUIENT’s first official release was 2015’s Infinite […]

PLUM GREEN: Melbourne-Based Ambient Dream Folk Conjuror Unveils Chilling ‘Raspberry Vine’ Video Via The Spill, Somnambulistic Full-Length Out Now On Nefarious Industrious

Melbourne-based ambient dream folk conjuror PLUM GREEN has unveiled her latest in a series of stunning video clips with ‘Raspberry Vine’. Now playing at The Spill Magazine, the tracks comes off of her enchanting Somnambulistic full-length, released earlier this Fall via Nefarious Industries. Somnambulistic is a rousing collection of dark lullabies. Each of its nine stirring tracks ebb and flow with otherworldly grace manifesting one pulsing dream narrative. Guided by guitar, PLUM GREEN’s voice travels through walls of bowed soundscapes. Offers GREEN of the latest track, “A stranger lures you into the forest, following the wraith deeper and deeper until […]

Album Review: Bangladeafy – Housefly

The last time I encountered BANGLADEAFY, they were a mind-melting avant-garde bass-and-drum assault that probed the limits of fusion playing. Strike that memory of BANGLADEAFY. Delete it and wipe it from your memory core. This version of BANGLADEAFY is a completely different beast. And it’s a totally refreshing one. For those who don’t know, the band is a duo. Powerhouse drummer Atif Haq originally hails from Bangladesh and bassist/vocalist Jon Ehlers has hearing impairment…hence the name. Housefly finds them reinventing themselves as a synth-driven rhythm bulldozer and erasing their former electric bass gymnastics. In fact, the bass does not exist […]

OXX: Danish Hardcore Act To Release The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance LP Via Nefarious Industries; Preorders Posted

This summer, Nefarious Industries will deliver the destructive new LP by Aarhus, Denmark-based avant hardcore outfit OXX, The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance. The record has been confirmed for August release while the band takes off on tour in support of the record, and preorders have been posted. OXX is shamelessly doing whatever pleases them. The band been working toward an auditory mindfuck since 2012. All three members of OXX have previously been active in both the Danish punk/metal scene and heaps of weird shit such as avant/free music, afrobeat, […]