L.A.'s own Saint Vitus are doom metal legends. "Why do they make life so hard/ when it's so damn easy?" is the central question of this new song. Judging by the difficulties being suffered by the people in this video, there is no easy answer. Director: Michael Panduro / Siegfried Productions. From the groups new [...]
It looks like I will be able to see Saint Vitus and Weedeater live in 2012, as Saint Vitus have announced a headlining US tour with Weedeater and Sovereign which actually kicks off tonight (9/14) in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Scion A/V-sponsored tour will run for 5 weeks, hitting every major market. The legendary doom-masters will also be releasing a limited edition live 12" through Scion A/V. Only 600 copies will be pressed, so if this is something that tickles your insides, you better hurry. Check out the artwork and tour dates: (more…)
Thursday is here and while I'm gearing up for Metal Night, here are the new tunes I'm listening to…
Shadows Fall are set to put out a new album, Fire From The Sky on May 15th and to kick things off, they have premiered the title track on Noisecreep. While I may not be the biggest Shadows Fall fan, I think this is a pretty killer track. Some of their heaviest stuff to date. (more…)
Man, Austin, TX really knows how to party. Between South by Southwest and now Chaos in Tejas, downtown Austin must have a ton of whiskey puke on it's streets. This year's Chaos In Tejas lineup looks pretty fucking metal as well, with performances announced by Nasum, Moss Icon, Saint Vitus, Best Coast, Drop Dead, The Clean, Iceage, Church of Misery, The Abused, Ringworm, Ghoul, Phobia, Antisect, The Mob, Municipal Waste, Ceremony, and just announced, a Sham 69 reunion. Get the full lineup right here.
Welcome to Revelations of Doom, Metal Injection's portal into the seedy underworld of extreme metal. Your tour guide is, as always, Grim Kim, and this time around, I've got something for you that's colored a little lighter than the usual sludge fiends and black metal tyrants that populate this column. Imagine the unholy union of Blood Ceremony, Mourn, Jex Thoth, and Dead Meadow- all fuzzy guitars, psychedelic meanderings, hints of '70s sexiness, haunting female vocals, and just enough doomed resolve to keep things firmly on the heavy side of the spectrum. Meet Uzala.
Boise, Idaho isn't exactly the most happenin' city around. The Midwest is a fertile breeding ground for sweet metal bands (see: the Chicago scene as a whole, plus the Indianapolis-bred Coffinworm, Black Arrows of Filth & Impurity, and The Gates of Slumber to start) but I can't think of a single notable band that's come out of Boise (correct me if I'm missing someone obvious). Either way, cheers to Uzala for leading the charge! I discovered this doomed quartet on accident. I reconnected with my friends Chad and Darcy (who are also both killer tattoo artists) at this year's Roadburn fest, and they happened to mention that their band had just finished recording a demo. Of course my interest was piqued, and a few days later, Uzala's maiden voyage into the unknown showed up in my mailbox. My first thought was, "Whoa! Four songs in nineteen minutes? Slow down there, speed racer! Isn't this supposed to be doom?" (more…)