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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Experimental metal trio Locrian break their seven-year silence with the exploratory New Catastrophism by Luca Cimarusti

Experimental metal trio Locrian have spent the past 17 years branching out into unknown realms, but lately they’ve been reexamining their roots. Formed in Chicago in 2005 by guitarist Andr…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 07:00AM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Black Magnet turns his devotion to 90s industrial metal into something even meaner and heavier by Luca Cimarusti

In 2020, Oklahoma City musician James Hammontree released his first full-length as Black Magnet. Hallucination Scene uses all the best parts of 90s industrial metal—even the radio-friendly…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 07:00AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Adam Elliot of Times New Viking returns to cranking out damaged noise-pop with Long Odds by Luca Cimarusti

Of all the bands to emerge from the mid- to late-aughts “shitgaze” explosion in Columbus, Ohio, I loved Times New Viking the best. Despite breaking up a decade ago, they still get plenty…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 07:00AM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Steve Von Till of Neurosis gets stripped-down and cinematic with his solo material by Luca Cimarusti

Neurosis have spent more than three decades redefining what heavy metal is and what it can be. They’re a multifaceted beast, moving in many directions depending on where their creative for…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 07:00AM
Friday, June 10, 2022

Era- and genre-defining posthardcore act These Arms Are Snakes hit the road on a reunion tour by Luca Cimarusti

Formed in Seattle by former members of technical hardcore powerhouse Botch and mathy indie-rock outfit Kill Sadie, These Arms Are Snakes defined an era and a movement of thinking person’s …

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 07:00AM
Monday, May 23, 2022

Deftones merge metal and dream pop to remain one of rock’s most enduring heavy acts by Luca Cimarusti

Even though the ongoing reappraisal of nu metal has recognized that era as a significant cultural moment, Sacramento band Deftones still manage to catch a bad rap. Sure, they came up as part…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:30PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Cave In rise from the ashes with their most direct and focused release to date by Luca Cimarusti

The title and story behind Cave In’s 2019 LP, Final Transmission, led many to believe that the eclectic rock band’s two-and-a-half-decade run had come to an end. Following the tragic pas…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 07:00AM

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