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 …

Countdown to MDF X: (2) Saint Vitus

The word "legendary" is usually never appropriate when describing even the most well known musical acts. Its overuse can make it meaningless. In the case of doom metal band Saint Vitus,  however, the description of legendary may qualify as officially sanctioned.Hailing from Los Angeles, Saint Vitus quite possibly invented doom metal.  I won't insult you …

INTERVIEW: Tatsu Mikami wants you to join his Church of Misery

I am not a fan of church membership in general. But if I were to be a congregant in any church, it would be Church of Misery from Japan. Spacey, psychedelic, doomy and ultra heavy, rest assured Church of Misery will do a great job transitioning the audience at the 2012 Maryland Deathfest on Sunday …

Scott "Wino" Weinrich performing "Hold On Love"

Scott "Wino" Weinrich is among Maryland's most talented and well respected musicians. I recorded this clip during a Feb. 11, 2011 acoustic only performance at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. This was among one the best "small" shows of last year for me.Wino has contributed to a dozen bands in his career so far including The …