Premiere: Sentiero dei Principi's Bittersweet Black Metal Harshness

Back again with The War Inside My Head interview series, our exploration of the musical obsessions and inspirations behind some of the best and most exciting in contemporary extreme music. This time we're… להמשיך לקרוא

The War Inside My Head: An Interview with Nero di Marte

Italian force of nature Nero di Marte are, to be blunt, one of the most life-affirming, creative, and spellbinding music around. Their latest album, 2020's masterful Immoto was a mesmerizing symphony of crooked and desperate… להמשיך לקרוא

NINE SONGS I LIKED THIS WEEK IN LIST FORM AUG 29 – SEP 4 – PLAGUE EDITION #73

So, a very busy week in MMHQ, with one premiere of a fantastic slab of black metal from CogaS and a new Albums of the Decade interview with the incredible Nadja. Too busy?… להמשיך לקרוא

Machine Music's Albums of the Decade: An Interview with Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff of Najda

This is the 45th installment of the Albums of the Decade series of interviews. For the rest of the series go HERE.] Artist: Nadja Album: Sonnborner Year: 2018 Label: Broken Spine Productions / Daymare Recordings… להמשיך לקרוא

Premiere: Enter the Black Metal Wastelands of Cogas

It with great joy that we present the latest in our series of exclusive premieres, this time a fantastic track from U.K. black metal project Cogas, coming from their upcoming full-length debut due… להמשיך לקרוא

The War Inside My Head: An Interview with Succumb

The War Inside My Head series is supposed to be, basically, fun. Fun for bands participating, since it focuses on the music they like as opposed to their own, and fun, for me,… להמשיך לקרוא

NINE SONGS I LIKED THIS WEEK IN LIST FORM AUG 15 – AUG 21 – PLAGUE EDITION #71

I know I say "wow what a week of music" every week, but this one was really, really special. 10s across the board, and a lot of cool exciting stuff to look forward… להמשיך לקרוא

Album Premiere: Enter the Unbound, Avant-Garde Metal World of Spintria

And now, to quote the great Monty Python, for something completely different. Spintria, whose debut is due next week via Moonlight Cypress Archetypes, is a new avant-garde, post-modern, free-form, and and other kind… להמשיך לקרוא

NINE SONGS I LIKED THIS WEEK IN LIST FORM AUG 8 – AUG 14 – PLAGUE EDITION #70

Another week of incredible music, which was in fact an exceptional week of incredible music. Also the week we had the distinct honor of exclusively streaming the new track from the upcoming album… להמשיך לקרוא

Track Premiere and Interview: Crushing Death Metal Dissonance from Defacement

It is my/our/whatever distinct pleasure to present a new installment in The War Inside My Head interview series, a pleasure inextricably tied to just how fucking great this band is. Oh, and there's… להמשיך לקרוא

NINE SONGS I LIKED THIS WEEK IN LIST FORM AUG 1 – AUG 7 – PLAGUE EDITION #69

Hey all, hope you're good and healthy. Another exhausting, anxious week, but also another week of amazing music. Maybe the two are somehow related!? Whatever, take care of yourself. Music time. Check out… להמשיך לקרוא

NINE SONGS I LIKED THIS WEEK IN LIST FORM JULY 25 – JULY 31 – PLAGUE EDITION #68

What is the meaning of this strange enterprise of mine? I'm beginning to wonder that. I love talking to artists about art, it's inspiring and life-affirming and it feels like it informs what… להמשיך לקרוא

NINE SONGS I LIKED THIS WEEK IN LIST FORM JULY 18 – JULY 24 – PLAGUE EDITION #67

Not going to lie, this wasn't an easy post to write given everything that's been going on. But no one cares (no one is reading this anyway!) so let's get to it. And,… להמשיך לקרוא

The War Inside My Head: An Interview with Lykhaeon

I'm a fan of pretty much anything and everything that has been produced under the Swiss flag of the Helvetic Underground Committee. A collective of like-minded-yet-different bands and artists, the HUC has excelled… להמשיך לקרוא

NINE SONGS I LIKED THIS WEEK IN LIST FORM – DREW HAYS EDITION

This is usually that space in the weekly post where I actually don't have anything to write and/or I promote the week's long-form contributions (here's this week's, btw). And, really, the state of… להמשיך לקרוא