Archive for Sludge Metal

The Saviours talk about women with shotguns, Mordor, Mariah Carey and Japanese drum kits…

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , on October 26, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

American (Stoner) Metal band Saviours played the Sonic Ballroom in Cologne on October 19th (check out some photos at my flickr-page). Right before the show, I was able to conduct an interview with drummer Scott Batiste and guitar player/singer Austin Barber.

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Monumental Sludge from Little Rock, AR: “Rest” by RWAKE

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on October 25, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

Melancholic, yet playful melodies herald another very interesting Sludge Metal release by Relapse Records, hitting the shelves this autumn. Little Rock, Arkansas, based RWAKE (pronounced Wake, according to vocalist C.T.) manage to come up with an almost progressive sounding album; in terms of Sludge Metal progressiveness, that is…

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Music to Smash Some Heads to: “Cracking The Sledge” by Basanos

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on October 13, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

Basanos, hailing from Vienna, Austria, are one of the big Thrash surprises I came across this year. After somewhat withdrawing from the scene in favor of new genres and bands like Mastodon, Isis, Kylesa or Black Tusk, I’m very pleased to discover that the genre is still alive and full of exciting bands like this four-piece.

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Smoked up in Savannah, GA: “Set The Dial” by Black Tusk

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on October 11, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

Charlie Daniel’s was right, the devil truly must have gone down to Georgia some day. To Savannah, to be precisely. The latest barrel in Black Tusk’s arsenal of hard hitting weaponry provides enough evidence for this and lets you dial your very own doom.

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Black Cobra’s “Invernal” finally released

Posted in News with tags , , on October 11, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

The latest album by the infamous Sludge Metal Doomster Duo Black Cobra is finally released today! You can check out a stream of “Invernal” at www.brooklynvegan.com!

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Review: “The Hunter” by Mastodon

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , on October 6, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

I recently bought the latest Mastodon album, called “The Hunter”. So what’s up with the successor of their opus magnum (up to now, that is…) “Crack The Skye”? Well, it follows the footsteps of “Blood Mountain” and “Leviathan”, therefore much emphasis is put on riff-laden, mostly short and hard-hitting stompers and by that the album moves away from the epic conceptual approach that made up their 2009 masterpiece.

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Interview mit Scott Kelly von Neurosis

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , on September 11, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

Im Zuge des Neurosis-Gigs im dortmunder FZW am 27.07.2011 nahm sich Scott Kelly, seines Zeichens Frontmann und Gitarrist der Band, ein Paar Minuten Zeit, um über Aktuelles, Vergangenes und Alltägliches zu sprechen.

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