The Oracle thumb their noses at your elitist metal attitudes

The Oracle from Maryland brings the collective musical influence and experience of four well-established performers to create something unique that they hope will challenge the elitist attitudes of all the metal subgenres they meld together. It's a little bit sludge, a little bit doom, a little bit black metal and maybe even a little bit …

Podcast 4: Autumn Screams Doom

Doom, stoner metal and sludge seem to be what the kids wanna hear these days. So this time on the podcast, we talked to Hasan and Dan about the fall fest Autumn Screams Doom, October 25 and 26 at The Ottobar. Specific details of the fest can be found on the Facebook event page here. …

New Iron Man video single posted on YouTube

Maryland doom engineers Iron Man have released a video single from their forthcoming album, South of the Earth. The track  "Hail to the Haze," is posted below. Iron Man recently signed to Rise Above Records in Europe and will be distributed stateside by Metal Blade Records. You can pre-order your very own copy (CDs, for now) via …

Podcast: Review of Windhand – Soma

Metallomusikum is proud to announce the launch of our very first podcast! My good friend Derek and I discuss the new album Soma by the Richmond, Virginia group Windhand. We also talk about some of the upcoming shows we plan to attend. We hope to make this podcast a weekly thing, and we look forward …

Iron Man band sign to Rise Above Records

For the last several months, fans of the doom metal band Iron Man have been teased--nay--tortured by Facebook status updates about a new album. Then there was a YouTube video previewing songs for this new full-length.  Not long ago, we learned the name of that record-- South of the Earth. I have heard most of these …

REVIEW: War Injun/Doomdogs 7" split

International penpals were once a method people had to learn about other cultures. Maryland’s War Injun and Sweden’s Doomdogs have created such a dialog with their new 7" split released by Svart Records. In this case, however, it’s a dialog of doom.War Injun describe themselves as power doom, though I’d put them squarely in the stoner …

REVIEW: The Almighty Propagator of Doom and Despair, plus philosophizing with Ptahil

I like to imagine that somewhere in northeastern Indiana there lies a portal to the Underworld where the members of the Ptahil have set up camp to receive messages directly from their Dark Lord. I am probably not too far off, based on  the content of their most recent recording.Ptahil, which in gnostic mysticism can …

Days of the Doom 3 tickets on sale Dec. 1

Unless you are planning a wedding, June 2013 might seem pretty far off. But for the organizers of Days of the Doomed 3 (or III if you like your numerals Roman), June can't get here soon enough.Billed as the biggest doom fest in the midwest, DOTD3 will take place on June 21 and 22 at …