2020 Shadow Frost lineup poster revealed! *updated*

Radamanthys – Another Dimension

Radamanthys Another Dimension. I fell in love with this band a million years ago (like 7 years ago or something) and my interest in their progression has not waned. Today they have released this blazing 4-song EP that showcases this group's superior musicianship and dedication to all things tech death. Of the 4 tracks, one is …

Lord Dying – Mysterium Tremendum

The riffs are true and heavy with just enough prog to satisfy my nerd factor.

Thonian Horde – Downfall

Today I have been listening to Thonian Horde's latest effort, to be released on Grimoire Records May 24. The album is called Downfall (no Hitler puns) and features what can only be described as 10 scathing heavy blackened rock and roll tracks. The snarling vocals and anti-cosmic lyrical themes are definitely black metal. The rhythm section thick, sludgy …

SHADOW FROST MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL: First Annual Two-Day Indoor Winter Event To Take Place In February 2020; Early Bird Weekend Passes Available February 1st, 2019

Shadow Woods Productions, LLC, is pleased to announce the inaugural SHADOW FROST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, Maryland's exclusive indoor winter gathering featuring more than a dozen rock and metal bands, games, workshops, art, vendors, fun, and of course a pool party from Friday, February 21st through Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at the Clarion Inn and Event Center in Frederick, Maryland. Shadow Woods …

Reviews and Interviews: What would you like to see?

I have been so immersed in doing shows and planning Shadow Woods Metal Fest that I have really let my writing on this blog slip! I should not let something that's been going fairly well for almost 6 years fall by the wayside! Find me more hours in the day! I would like to do …

Völur, 1476 and Jerome Deppe set to slay The Depot March 6.

Coming up Tuesday, March 6 at The Depot, 1728 N. Charles St. Baltimore. Doors at 7pm; music at 8pm. $10. 1476: New England’s +1476+ creates dark, atmospheric, album-oriented music that draws upon elements of many genres including metal, punk, neofolk, and ambient. They harbor an energy & mood that reflects the environment of the old, …

Godthrymm: A Grand Reclamation

When a band calls itself "epic doom metal" that kind of sets the listener up for what might come. Musically the UK's Godthrymm is pretty epic and has a lot of great "invisible orange" moments. Heavy riffs, building tension in the rhythm section, aggressive melodies that simultaneously remind me of Bolt Thrower AND Candlemass But …

Affasia: Adrift in Remose

Vast, melodic and slightly gothic, Affasia's album "Adrift in Remorse" grabbed me right away, it has elements that might appeal to folks who dig epic death doom, but the blend of growling and clean vocals moves it away from more depressive bands like Evoken.The music itself is more on the post-metal side of things. Some …

Keeping up with music reviews

I receive dozens of records to review very week. And for a while I tried to pick a few to do a thorough review. But I got so far behind. So no more. From now on, it's gonna be hot take reviews from me. I can't guarantee how many I will get to but it …