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

Monday Midnight Music: ‘Vixen in Disguise’ by Clan of Xymox

Clan of Xymox has been around a very long time. Formed as a trio in 1981, they released 16 albums since then. “Vixen in Disguise” is from the Dutch group’s 2017 album Days of Black, released by Metropolis Records. Only one of the original trio, Ronny Moorings remains in the band. As you can tell, Clan of Xymox is a goth-rock group, in the same … Continue reading Monday Midnight Music: ‘Vixen in Disguise’ by Clan of Xymox

Thursday Midday Music: ‘Henkselipoika’ by Korpiklaani

Admittedly, I’m not very familiar with “folk metal.” But from Korpiklaani’s video for “Henkselipoika,” I think it’s something I can get into. What is folk metal? According to Wikipedia: Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. It is characterized by the widespread use of folk instruments and, to a lesser extent, traditional singing styles. It also sometimes features … Continue reading Thursday Midday Music: ‘Henkselipoika’ by Korpiklaani

Monday Midnight Music: “Zero Day” by Nothing

Relapse Records is releasing Dance on the Blacktop by Nothing, a band out of Philadelphia, on Aug. 24. To pave the way, they released a video for the song “Zero Day.” It’s sort of like a metal version of shoegaze rock, which was popular in the late 1990s and early aughts. Anyway, I haven’t heard anything else on the album or any other songs by … Continue reading Monday Midnight Music: “Zero Day” by Nothing