Monthly archives: January, 2019

Review: Mark Deutrom, The Blue Bird

Ex-Melvins bassist ascends heady new heights in his trippy post-rock journey Austin-based multi instrumentalist Mark Deutrom has carved a wide niche into the trunk of post-90s experimental music. Entering the scene in the 80s, Deutrom co-founded San Francisco’s Alchemy Records, producing the likes of Neurosis and Melvins, and eventually playing bass for the latter in



High On Fire Cancel Tour; Cite Medical Emergency

News dropped this morning that veteran metallers High On Fire will not participate in the 2019 “Electric Messiah Tour” sponsored by Revolver Magazine. Fans can refund their tickets through the point of purchase. Frontman Matt Pike has provided a statement: “Dear Friends and fans, To my brothers, my crew, and anyone else this affects. I



Flotsam And Jetsam Guitarist Hails Latest Album as “Our Heaviest Release Yet”

Arizona metallers double down on their thrash roots with their strongest outing since No Place For Disgrace Flotsam and Jetsam, the Phoenix-based five-piece led by originals A.K. and guitarist Michael Gilbert (along with longtime bassist Michael Spencer, guitarist Steve Conley and drummer Ken Mary) entered the fray at the dawn of thrash way back in



Swedish Prog Metallers SOEN Announce February Release Date for “Lotus”

On February 1st, 2019, Swedish-based progressive metal group, SOEN, will release their fourth album, Lotus, via Silver Lining Music. Having spent the last six months digging deep into the muddy depths of their emotions, the nine songs comprising SOEN’s Lotus are intoxicating, addictive aural therapies, questioning much of today’s darkness while juxtaposing them with moments of