Articles By: Black Box Bob

Listen to Old Iron's Track "Gravewax" (Photo By: Matt Koroulis)

Listen to Old Iron’s Track “Gravewax”

Old Iron is a Seattle-based metal trio that packs a wicked punch! The band will release their sophomore LP Lupus Metallorum via Good to Die Records on August 18th, and it comes laced with references to “the Devil’s interval,” alchemy, and serious psychedelics. The band’s guitarist/vocalist Jesse Roberts explains: “There was never any intended theme, but in hindsight, half of […]

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Listen to Chelsea Wolfe's Track "16 Psyche." (Photo By: Bill Crisafi)

Listen to Chelsea Wolfe’s Track “16 Psyche”

Chelsea Wolfe‘s track “16 Psyche” is off her upcoming LP Hiss Spun due out September 22nd on Sargent House. Recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge) in Salem, Massachusetts this past Winter, Wolfe’s sixth full-length also features guitar work from Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, Failure) as well as a guest appearance from Aaron Turner (Old Man Gloom, SUMAC) […]

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Listen to Gaytheist "Avenged Seven-Minute Abs" Track. (Photo by: James Rexroad)

Listen to Gaytheist’s “Let’s Get Astrophysical” Track

Gaytheist premiered their “Let’s Get Astrophysical” track this week via Decibel. The Portland-based metal trio is readying their Let’s Jam Again Soon LP for release on June 16th via Seattle’s Good to Die Records, and this new listen in on the upcoming album is a seriously heavy affair. Cavernous low-end opens the track before it quickly takes a downward death-spiral […]

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Watch Boss Hog's "Shh Shh Shh" Video.

Watch Boss Hog’s “Shh Shh Shh” Video

Boss Hog‘s Brood X LP is out now on In the Red Records and it’s the NYC band’s first effort in seventeen years. Cristina Martinez, with husband/band partner Jon Spencer and company, sound like they’re in prime form on the album and their return to the rock game couldn’t come at a better time. Discussing the record, Spencer says of […]

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Listen to Damaged Bug’s Track “Rubber Lips”

Listen to Damaged Bug’s Track “Rubber Lips”

Damaged Bug‘s track “Rubber Lips” is on an upcoming split 7″ with Black Pus due out April 7th via Famous Class Records. The release is part of the label’s Less Artists More Condos series that honors the passing of Famous Class partner Ariel Panero. All the past proceeds from the series’ digital sales have been donated to the Ariel Panero […]

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Watch John Frum's "Memory Palace" Video

Watch John Frum’s “Memory Palace” Video

John Frum‘s outstanding new “Memory Palace” video was created by Christopher Konopka. The Boston-based artist uses an analog video synthesizer to create complexly textured, multi-layered imagery and his optically searing visuals are the perfect accompaniment to John Frum’s volcanic death metal. Watching the video, you can see that Konopka has an intuitive understanding of the band, and likewise, the “Memory […]

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Watch White Hills' "Attack Mode" Video.

Watch White Hills’ “Attack Mode” Video

White Hills have a new video for “Attack Mode” off the band’s upcoming LP Stop Mute Defeat due out May 19th on Thrill Jockey. The group’s bassist, Ego Sensation, returns to do the visual honors here, and, like the track itself, the imagery is politically motivated. White Hills’ guitarist Dave W. stars as “Attack Mode””s psychedelic impresario, and he haunts […]

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