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

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

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

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

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Empty Streets’ by In the Woods …

In the Woods … is described as a “psychedelic black metal band” on their Wikipedia entry. Whether I agree with that remains to be seen as they are new to me and I’ve only hear a handful of songs. So far, I’m not sure what separates “psychedelic black metal” from “black metal.” “Empty Streets” is from their upcoming album Cease the Day, which will be … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Empty Streets’ by In the Woods …

Sepulchral Sunday: ‘God Machine’ by VV & the Void

VV & the Void are a band that can fit under many different labels: Goth, dark wave or drone. Whatever you want to call them, they strike all the chord that all goth music should. “God Machine” is the video from their first album The Upper Room. It was released earlier this year on Cleopatra Records, which is known for its support of artists on … Continue reading Sepulchral Sunday: ‘God Machine’ by VV & the Void

Throwback Thursday: ‘Never’ by Souls at Zero

Souls at Zero was pretty much Wrathchild America under a different name. The name change was apparently driven by the fact they were dropped from their label and that they were adopting a different sound. How different? I really don’t know. I never really had much of opportunity to listen to Wrathchild America before Souls at Zero. From what I hear, the biggest change is … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Never’ by Souls at Zero