The indomitable Stavros Giannopoulos, throat and axeslinger for Chicago psychedelic sludge fiends the Atlas Moth, was recently named in the Chicago Reader as the Best Mustache in a Local Band, a category one might suspect was creatd entirely with him in mind. A quote from the article describes his sweet 'stache as a "classic
The Atlas Moth have had a busy couple of years. Their Candlelight debut, 'A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky,' was recently released to an immensely positive response from press and doomheads alike, and the perpetually-moving quintet have notched quite a few high-profile tours under their belts since then, sharing dates with EyeHateGod, Harvey Milk, Coalesce and more. They recently announced a nationwide tour with fellow Chicago psych-fiends Nachtmystium, Atlanta doomhaulers Zoroaste
Recent Relapse signees and veteran brutal death metallers Devourment are one of the most well-known examples of the style, and have undoubtedly inspired countless others within the ranks of the slam nation. It's not much of a stretch to assume that many of the modern deathc
Life as a touring musician is far from easy. Forget the endless drives, stomach-destroying fast food and scummy promoters -- one of the most constant, looming fears of anyone who tours for a living -- or at all -- is getting equipment or a vehicle stolen
A Forest of Stars are about as far from 'ordinary' as you can get before turning into Lady Gaga. This U.K. quintuplet have been raising eyebrows and banging heads in equal measure throughout their short ca
As soon as we'd recovered from the metal mayhem of Maryland Deathfest, a new presence has risen to darken the horizon. Hostile City Deathfest has entered its second year of existence, after last year's baptism in blood from Absu, Deicide, Anal C---, Master and more. The Philadelphia-based festival is committed to bringing the bruta
When both Fenriz of Darkthrone and the Yob guys are flipping out about your band, odds are you're doing something right. Endorsements from cult album artist Dennis Dread and, uh, NPR can't hurt, either. Extreme tastemakers 20 Buck Spin
There's more to Belgium than great beer and mouth-watering chocolate -- a lot more -- and some of it is a great deal scarier than the price of a pilsner. Legendary black metal horde Enthroned also rose from t
There are supergroups, and there are supergroups. When this writer first heard tell of a project that was to feature members of Revenge, Conqueror, Axis of Advance and Primordial into one entity known as Blood Revolt, the initial reaction was, "Whoa, awesome!!!" followed quickly by, "Er, how will that work
This writer is incredibly excited to see that Richmond, Va.'s heaviest psychedelic doom lords, Cough, have announced a new partnership with Relapse Records to unleash the band's next negative opus, entitled 'Ritual Abuse.' Their first two releases (2007's 'The Kingdom' EP and 2008's 'Sigillum Lucif
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