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To Hell And Back

Halloween Is for Heavy Metal Lovers

Whether you're gore-obsessed or looking to haunt a London dungeon, Halloween belongs to the heshers (also, check out new tunes from Without, Northumbria, Integrity, Druj, and more!).
Kim Kelly
11.1.18
To Hell And Back

You'll Never Listen to All the Music You Want to Hear Before You Die

We'll never fully catch up, so settle in with the new album from Bosse-de-Nage, and new tunes from Dödsrit, Tragedy, Ancst, and Pallbearer.
Kim Kelly
9.13.18
To Hell And Back

We’re Already in Hell, So You Might as Well Blast Some Evil Metal

Everything sucks but at least we have new tunes from Ilsa, Chthonic, Paroxysm, Black Awakening, Untamed Land, and more.
Kim Kelly
9.6.18
To Hell And Back

The Zen of Cleaning Out Your Black Metal Record Collection

The only silver lining to moving tons of vinyl, plus some sweet tunes from Thou, False, Habak, Neckbeard Deathcamp, Penance Stare, and more.
Kim Kelly
8.2.18
To Hell And Back

The Angry, Healing Records I Revisit When Everything Feels Broken

Reflections on the healing power of old abrasive favorites, plus new tunes from Twilight Fauna, Lifeless Dark, Lindow Moss, Sick Shit, and more.
Kim Kelly
7.19.18
To Hell And Back

Chicago Is For Doom Lovers

Some thoughts on doom and friendship in Chicago, Indian's return, and new tunes from Cliterati, Dispirit, Infernal Coil, and lots more.
Kim Kelly
7.12.18
To Hell And Back

Here Are 10 Dope Metal Bands Because the World Is on Fire

I'm exhausted post-#OccupyICENYC and don't have much to say, so let bands like Black Tusk, Dakhma, and Skeleton soundtrack your own revolt.
Kim Kelly
6.28.18
To Hell And Back

There's No Room In Metal for Racists, Abusers, and Bigots

A meditation on enabling oppression, As I Lay Dying, Emperor, and taking accountability for one's own mistakes (plus some sweet new metal tunes).
Kim Kelly
6.22.18
Premieres

Ride the Storm of Venomwolf's Grimy Punk-Infused Black Thrash

Stream 'Stormriding Power' from the lupine Scottish black thrashers, out March 13 via Iron Pegasus.
Kim Kelly
3.12.18
Premieres

Ilsa's Rotten Satanic Antifascist Death/Doom Will Make Your Ears Bleed

Stream the DC death/doom punks' raging new album, 'Corpse Fortress,' out March 2 via Relapse Records.
Kim Kelly
3.1.18
Op-Eds

Agrimonia’s New Album Shows What Can Happen When Crust Grows Up

The Swedish post-metal iconoclasts display deep crust punk roots on new album 'Awaken,' and the way they interpret the genre says a lot about its past—and its future.
Kim Kelly
1.25.18
Premieres

Indian Political Punks False Flag's New EP Is No Joke

With influences like His Hero Is Gone and Oathbreaker, these young Pune radicals have hit upon something special on their self-titled debut.
Kim Kelly
12.21.17
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