News Posts

Long Island sludge metal trio Restless Spirit unleashed video single ‘Marrow’ from upcoming album ‘Afterimage’, set for release via Magnetic Eye Records in October!

Sludge and noise outfit Sunrot unleashed another track with ‘Trepanation’, in anticipation of next week’s release of ‘The Unfailing Rope’ via Prosthetic Records!

Downfall of Gaia unleashed the new single ‘Existence of Awe’, a track from ‘Silhouettes Of Disgust’, the new album set for release via Metal Blade Records in March!

Belgian sludge/doom supergroup Predatory Void released more details on their upcoming debut ‘Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Being’, set for release in April via Century Media Records and unleashed new single ‘Endless Return To The Kingdom Of Sleep’!

New Jersey sludge and noise outfit Sunrot announced their upcoming new album ‘The Unfailing Rope’ to be released via Prosthetic Records in April, and unleashed a first single with ‘Gutter’!


The summer festival season is over, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of exciting fests happening over the next couple of months this autumn/winter in Finland with Helsinki Techfest and Kaamos Metal Cruise already this weekend, HKI SKEPU FEST V, Lost In Music, Steelchaos, Hellsinki Industrial Festival 2023, Fall Fest 2023, Black Box Mikkeli, Melancholy Mass Festival 2023 and Unholy Winter Fest!

The first Tuska 2023 day is here! In a handful of hours the gates will open and 3 days of heavy music will begin! Besides the headliners and some big names, we’ve picked out about 10 bands and artists we believe you should give a shot while you’re at Tuska this weekend with Vended, Kouta, Foreseen and Miseria Ultima today, A.A. Williams, Orbit Culture, Dirt and Nakkeknækker tomorrow, and Vermilia and URNE on Sunday!

This list is not for the faint of heart. A selection of releases that we experienced as being some of the most intense unleashed during 2021.

Darkness, underground, dripping of hate and vile regret… our editor-in-chief has delivered his ode to absolute and relentless black in his albums of the year 2017…

Photo Reports

A true challenge for him, our photographer went to capture the performance art that is a live show of HIDE at Kuudes Linja in Helsinki a couple of months ago, with support from Keretik!


Liège-based sludge metal outfit Cottrell’s first show in Flanders in our very own Asgaard venue showed a whole lot of potential!

Pictures of the 2nd day of Tuska 2023 with Oranssi Pazuzu, Reckless Love, VLTIMAS, Stam1na, Blind Channel, Amorphis, Baroness and Mercyful Fate.

When the line-up of the 2018 edition of Blow-Up festival got released bit by bit, we decided that we couldn’t let this event pass us by. With some of the biggest names in the sludge and doom scene and a few really special and rather rare sights on a stage over here, it’s something we’ve […]

The smoky pictures of a night of doom, sludge and stoner at the Blowup vol. 4 Pre Festival Club!


Earlier this year, we talked with vocalist Lina from Predatory Void about how things came together both as a band and for the debut album, and what she hoped to accomplish with the album.

We talked with John Baizley about his music, new guitarist and dealing with constant pain in the rock ‘n’ roll life.