Black Witchery forges on with blasphemous new axeman

Under the name Black Witchery, vocalist/bassist Impurath and his horde have been offering up some of the most aggressive, brutal and primitive black metal on the American scene since 1999. This month, the group reconfigured their lineup with a new man on guitar. They continue to play one-off shows and fests across the country, including …

Horde of the Eclipse: blackened impurity from central PA

Friday night I ventured into the darkened back room at Guido's Speakeasy in Frederick to see/hear Dweller in the Valley, Sloth Herder and Horde of the Eclipse. These three are among my favorite local black metal bands and so to have them all together was a treat. Today, I want to talk a little about …

Websites from The Ocean Collective to soothe your brain

I am super tired today. I have gone to or watched shows nearly every night this week since Sunday. I have had less than 5 hours of sleep each night and have worked each day. I am going to a show tonight and also Saturday night. I am going to die. Thankfully it is Friday. And …

Why you might want to check out Summer Slaughter

I typically would not attend a festival tour like Summer Slaughter, but this year's lineup caught my eye. Many of my favorite groups were playing including The Ocean, Revocation, Animals as Leaders and The Dillinger Escape Plan. This same lineup probably infuriated long-time followers of this fest, which since 2001 has featured more traditional death …

Maryland Deathfest 2014 early-bird tickets go on sale Aug. 7

Hey folks. If you have not noticed this update from Maryland Deathfest, here is the latest on those early-bird tickets. Copied and pasted: Early-Bird tickets will go on sale August 7 at 3pm EST. Cost will be $199 and these tickets will be good for all days/bands/venues. This is a special offer, only 150 will …

Help Us Raise $250,000 Dollars For Bolt Thrower to Play My Daughter’s Birthday Party

Tyranny of Tradition takes an artful stab at our current culture of crowd-funded musical projects....with hilarious results. And really, how much DO you think it would cost to get Bolt Thrower to play a child's birthday party? I swear, they'd probably do it.

(the) Melvins up close and personal

I know (the) Melvins play like one million shows a year, but other than the madness that was their performance at Maryland Deathfest, I have not seen this band up close. The Ottobar was the place to be for that Friday night. I'd worked a full day and still wearing my dress from work but …