Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Kill to Kill’ by Necro

Necro are a death metal band from a small country with a big sound. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Necro have been around since 1995. Their first concert, which was held in a bar, was a tribute to Metallica.  More than 20 years later, they’ve continued to move forward, and from what I hear in “Kill to Kill,” they’ve been busy making their sound better … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Kill to Kill’ by Necro

Sepulchral Sunday: ‘Barathrum’ by GPKism

When it comes to the big umbrella of what can be called “goth” music, Japan produces its own unique strain. Case and point, GPKism. The Japanese take on goth tends to keep the dark content, but combines it with faster beats and much more in the line of theatrics, sometimes giving you an almost overwhelming experience when all three come together. Case and point, GPKism’s … Continue reading Sepulchral Sunday: ‘Barathrum’ by GPKism

Female Friday: ‘Got to Fight’ by Anashi

Anashi haven’t been a band for almost 30 years but their music survives on YouTube. Hailing from Sweden, they churned out three demos of metal that you could say was in the vein of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Their existence was pretty short, forming in 1987 and disbanding in 1989 before Metallica and grunge took over the hard rock world. I’ve picked out “Got … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘Got to Fight’ by Anashi

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Vultures Don’t Die’ by Overthrust

Overthrust are probably the best known death metal band in Africa. Upon listening to “Vultures Don’t Die,” you’ll find their growing fame is well deserved. The band from Botswana are giants in the African metal scene for a good reason, they produce quality tunes. It’s from their 2015 self-released album Desecrated Deeds to Decease. They’ve already seen their fandom spread into Europe and we can … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Vultures Don’t Die’ by Overthrust

Female Friday: ‘In My Hands’ by Amathyst

Amathyst were one of the bands that could be described as part of the Nu Metal scene that was big in the aughts. The Australian band shared many similarities to Linkin Park, particularly its use of two primary vocalists, with one handling the typical metal vocalist role and one handling the rapping vocals. Like most Nu Metal bands, they mixed a variety of metal influences … Continue reading Female Friday: ‘In My Hands’ by Amathyst

Throwback Thursday: ‘Mother’ by Danzig

Danzig (Dan-zig): Noun 1. The German name for Gdańsk in Poland. 2. Glenn Danzig, lead vocalist and songwriter/composer for the band Danzig. We all know the song “Mother.” It didn’t get much attention in the mainstream in its initial release on Danzig’s self-titled album. Those of us who had a copy of that prior to 1993, always recommended that song. What happened in 1993? Danzig released … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Mother’ by Danzig

Aural-Visual Assaults: ‘Light Follow, Dark Stay’ by Svart Sorg

Svart Sorg are a black metal band that hail from Seoul, South Korea. I don’t know a lot about them, but I do know they are part of a “black metal circle” known as the Kvlt of Black Maria, which includes other black metal bands in the country. Upon listening to their song “Light Follow, Dark Stay,” the first thing that will jump to your … Continue reading Aural-Visual Assaults: ‘Light Follow, Dark Stay’ by Svart Sorg

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Damned if You Do’ by Metal Church

Metal Church are approaching the end of their fourth decade of existence and what better way to mark it than with a new album. Sure, Damned If You Do will still be around a year shy of their 40th year of existence, but hey, you can’t wait around for anniversaries when it comes to the musical spark. Anyway, this is the video for “Damned if … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Damned if You Do’ by Metal Church

Retro-Review: ‘Calling Ov the Dead’ by Velvet Acid Christ

Man, if there’s one artist I’d call a master of electronic music, it would be Bryan Erickson, the one-man band otherwise known as Velvet Acid Christ. Velvet Acid Christ has nailed a formula that has allowed for the production of songs that are memorable, have emotional impact and experimental all at the same time. Erickson’s output is so consistent as far as quality, one has … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Calling Ov the Dead’ by Velvet Acid Christ

Sepulchral Sunday: ‘Unfulfilled Promise’ by Astari Nite

Florida is probably best known as a land of sunshine, beaches, invasive species and gun-toting Republicans. It’s not the kind of environment where one would expect to incubate darkwave music, let alone have much of a darkwave scene. But, it is the home of Astari Nite, the band who wrote the rather old-school goth sounding “Unfulfilled Promise.” It’s a pretty good song with all the … Continue reading Sepulchral Sunday: ‘Unfulfilled Promise’ by Astari Nite