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New York based solo/collaborator projects GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE unveil their third collaborative album together, Harbinger Winds, confirming the jazz-influenced record for early September release through Nefarious Industries.


Culminating nearly five years of unpredictable progression, regression, erosion, and transformation, Harbinger Winds was finally completed in February of 2022, a wide array of guest contributors helping shape this album’s post/avant lo-fi jazz direction. Engineered, recorded, and mixed by GRIDFAILURE’s David Brenner at The Compound in Rockland County and MEGALOPHOBE’s Benjamin Levitt at Forked Audio in Brooklyn, the two contribute a wide array of vocals, guitars and basses, keys and synth, drums and percussion, accordion, theremin, cello, harmonica, and more, electronics/effects, tape manipulation, nature recordings, and more.


Joining Brenner and Levitt on the album are platinum session musician/performer Mac Gollehon (Duran Duran, Chaka Khan, Buddy Rich, David Bowie, Blondie, Onyx, more), Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Ionophore), Sally Gates (Titan To Tachyons, ex-Orbweaver), Christian Molenaar (Those Darn Gnomes), Morgan Evans (Walking Bombs), Matt Bacon, Rosa Henriquez, Rob Levitt, and Denise Fillion. The cover art, photography, and videos for Harbinger Winds were created by Brenner, with additional photos and video by Levitt, the album then mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Kool Keith, Lost Dog Street Band, Thetan).


Levitt writes, “This one was a long, long time in the making. We gathered up the original recordings and gathered them together because we heard something like a coherent record in there somewhere. Some years, and a whole other collaborative record later, we finally went back and listened to what we had. We stripped everything down and, for me at least, that was when the sound and the vibe of Harbinger Winds really emerged. Everything we added after that point — instruments, field recordings, vocals, all of it — was all chasing that vibe. Moody, sexy, dark with some shards of light piercing through. Then to have so many friends and collaborators add their sounds elevated the whole thing. We are so lucky to have these amazing musicians listen to these strange tracks and know just what they needed to do. We’re stoked to have them on the record and are incredibly excited to finally, after all this time, put this out into the world and have everyone else hear it.”


The fourteen-plus-minute title track closes Harbinger Winds with a massive amalgamation of sounds where all nine outside collaborators who appear on the album converge, the song presented to the masses through an intense, psychedelic video.


Watch GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE’s “Harbinger Winds” video and find other streaming options for the single RIGHT HERE.

Harbinger Winds 
will see release September 9th through all digital providers and as a limited Opaque Red cassette. Find preorder/merch options at Nefarious Industries HERE.


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The latest Deeper Graves effort The Colossal Sleep is one of our top selections of the month, a post-punk informed shadow work that really demands attention and at the end of the day rides alone genre-wise. Jeff Wilson (also of Chrome Waves, Contrition and a slew of other past bands of varying degrees of notoriety) has made one of his most piercing and lachrymose, yet decidedly unpretentious records yet. Catch the first video HERE.

It was a good time catching up with my friend and learning more about the current state of his life, label and musical endeavors.

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Common Humanity or Covidiocracy?

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:47 AM (PST)
I finally watched The Hunt last night cuz couldn’t sleep and I LOVE Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank. Absolutely loved the movie and thought it was one of the funniest I have seen in a long time as well as a smart send up of many relevant things. The ending twist was great and showed how expectations can be inaccurate and people can also all fall for some falsehoods no matter who they are or make poor decisions or statements under stress.  The low Rotten Tomatoes and critics rating is not a shock, sadly. Because it was actually great. Anyway, I thought it was very sharp about perceptions that distort people from seeing ANY mutual humanity.


As a non-binary AMAB person who takes estradiol and is a progressive, I also am well aware of the concept of “not uniting” with people who might want marginalized people dead, as is commonly voiced when people say we need a new Rainbow Coalition-type revolution to change things for real equity for the poor. Maga and Antifa or BLM have some incompatible fundamental bedfellow beliefs as to what they are comfortable rubbing elbows with, though ironically some of them did come together recently to protest mandates. The problem is, both sides generally see the other as wanting them dead or actually want it instead of growth or healing or no gaslighting from racists. Discussion does not work on everyone and emotional labor can lead to many a wasted effort if someone is a lost cause, but we also can’t give up hope for better communication in the world or it is all over, in any subject.


I almost went into a diabetic coma last year and part of my care since I got out of the hospital clinging to my life force like a blanket is that I need to keep my stress low. It is very hard nowadays as the entire country wants to make terrible generalizations and rip one another into pieces. I try my best to zoom out and forgive unto others and remember everyone has different concerns stressing them out into treating one another badly. I honestly say the Lord’s prayer every day for the whole fuckin’ world. I am really trying to walk a path now of doing less harm and not exploding.


I have people on both sides of the vaccination issue very dear to me, and they are not all republicans. Including on the anti vax side my friend Chaka from Burn/O9mm, including my recent ex-partner of the last 4 years Globelamp who wont get it because she is vegan and Puerto Rican (who were experimented on a lot in history by the US Government)…and yes, I do know Puerto Rico leads in vax rates. That doesn’t mean everyone with that background trusts things. She will never trust those Big Pharma companies that frankly are shit more often than not. I cannot force her to feel comfortable with potential menstrual irregularity, even if it is short term.


I am never going to kick anyone out of my life who decides not to get it for their own reasons and I also am not gonna say they shouldn’t have medical care. We shouldn’t TAX the unvaxxed more and cite medical costs as the reason when we ought to be taxing huge companies and billionaires more who created the environment where we have to even be discussing health care costs needing to supercede people’s individual choice or conditions where we couldn’t all get paid leave through the pandemic until it died off so we could just have waited it out in the first place. Fucking ELON and AMAZON could have bankrolled THAT and we wouldn’t be debating half of this shit and hating one another every day. We certainly could have trimmed our bloated endless wars ‘DeFeNSe BuDgEt’ to allow more people of all stripes to wait things out at home but you aren’t hearing anyone say that (and definitely not the GOP).

I also am gonna ask those people who do not get it as well as those who do to also try to be as safe as possible based on their choice and not parade around making fun of others or being reckless.  Because people do not have to humor you if you downplay risk and cuz end of the day…EVERYONE is afraid of some different facet of this, be it control or agendas or dying or censorship or long covid or any way you slice it. If anti vaxxers weren’t also afraid they wouldn’t care about losing their jobs, so maybe don’t call everyone sheep. Counterproductive af. Just like it is not productive for pro vax people to call every vax hesitant person names. It fucking all sucks. So everyone please stop calling one another commies and nazis and walking dead and all kinds of unhelpful crap.


Please can we also agree and know there needs to be a huge health care overhaul and emphasis on real health in this world? That also doesn’t stop transmission alone. That said, I am immunocompromised and 2x vaxxed but also believe in body autonomy in all aspects of life. Way too easy for that to go off the rails and be used as precedent in the future. And what is killing me is seeing so few people realize no one will ever all agree. We need more mutual solutions.
And I hate seeing people argue STILL that Covid can’t kill anyone unless they are “just fat or old”. So untrue. Cuz that is part of what is killing others.


People who are blaming Dems for mandates in schools also should recall that Trump had all the damn shit forced to close down anyway because of his own piss poor willful denial initial response, which led to thousands and thousands more deaths which could have been prevented, UP TO 80% OF WHICH could have potentially been avoided? 


People can’t try to find common things they can agree on at bare minimum to show compassion and trust build. For example, I was very upset to see France is gonna fucking charge people more to be tested who aren’t jabbed and others get it free. That is coercion, sorry.


I think testing needs to be free worldwide and everyone should be masking regardless of vax status. Testing availability and emphasis should have been way more prominent the entire fucking pandemic and not harder for poor people then or now. It is gatekeeping. While health officials are split on testing use for admission tickets and at jobs for multiple reasons, it certainly could have prevented things getting so bad in the first place. For some people even that is too much.


Libertarians argue often that private free market decisions should be basically akin to God’s law, despite how power accrues that way with no regulation and destroys “choice” anyway. I also am not naive enough to think Government really answers very often to the people. Look at the current quite intentional gridlock in Washington conveniently blocking meaningful economic reform for the poor and voter disenfranchisement. So you essentially have different type mafia states-either capitalism or bought off politicians- with the illusion of participation anyway. That said, we should still participate because any leverage we can get can also matter from the bottom up, especially locally. And sometimes things do get shoved through and good can triumph.


Another thing…Regardless of what one thinks of federal level mandates… private companies have a right to their own decisions and to face the consequences of that for better or worse, whether people are upset that some people lose jobs or whatever the situation. That said, I think as many choices available as possible to allow people to keep their jobs is the way to go. My ex’s step dad is a pilot and has flown countless flights safely and been tested very regularly to high standards and should not have to lose his job if he is careful enough and social distances. Airlines can afford to do shorter term and longer term test varieties on their employees.


Even with the death tolls vastly showing more danger to unvaxxed people, you still can’t pretend one size fits all and that there is never any harmful reactions to it either (regardless of how small that pool is). That said, anti vax people also need to stop downplaying long covid and pretending it is “the same as the flu”. Which can be bad enough, anyway. People also need to be able to ask questions. Treating Eric Clapton, who got vaxxed, as the anti-christ for wanting discussion is not helpful, nor is mocking his son’s death as some “gotcha” sick fucking troll response. I also think it is fair af to critique any artist who advocates for no meaningful safety precautions whatsoever.


But are we saying any kid who raises their hand in class deserves to never be called on? That is what happens on social media when shite algorithms and poor moderation flag or ban way too many things instead of just linking to more data. I am for fact checking and deplatforming actual fascists, not people with genuine questions. Especially since tons of these platforms still don’t do a good job at all policing sexism, hate speech towards lgbtq, racism and any manner of other things more long term dangerous than someone wondering aloud about menstruation changes or mandate ethical questions.


We should have had a much better rollout for testing and emphasis this whole time.  I know many people who have lost loved ones who died of different ages and body types and health levels…and denying that builds anger and resentment. Just like people making tests too expensive in many places for hesitant folx or ANYONE is to me the same as…well, how can I want socialized medicine but argue testing shouldn’t be free?! I want insulin costs for my diabetes down, y’know? Similar principal. I just see both sides of the issue doing things that will backfire on the results they want and it is a shame. Comparing it to Nazi Germany when we have a temporary mandate in some cities is grossly disproportionate and will only make divides stronger, surefire way to get pro vaccine people to say that these measures wouldn’t be needed if other people would take the pandemic seriously (but they also stopped mostly masking themselves, which is hypocritical to me regardless of vax status).


I have been to three events in the last several years and at each I made sure to be as safe as possible and also tested after the one that was indoors where I was briefly unmasked. It can mutate and everyone can transmit it and regardless of vax status and survival rates etc. someone is at risk from that . Someone who is loved. And people are also too cocky, imo.


It ALSO never was gonna inspire more trust when CDC used the July 4th shit to try to make Biden look good but in my opinion rolled back masking way too early for vaxxed only. It was reckless. It gave them an inflated sense of bravado like it was all over, just like I didn’t like how Trump politicized it and was very dishonest throughout the pandemic about a million times. Or how companies making the vax or pushing alternatives are both profiting immensely from lack of transparency of “intellectual data” or just being plain shitty, which does not inspire confidence. Or how the NYHC show in Tompkins that was rightfully controversial had tons of unvaxxed dudes not masking and acting like transmission is a joke or being ableist and contrarian, which also doesn’t help stop jack shit. This time period is causing a lot of pain and stubborn rifts in communication and I think THAT is the biggest lasting danger of all cuz that will fracture everything if it runs unchecked. One love, we need to remember that.


I also don’t think anyone of any belief should ever trust any historical event at face value and regardless of any choice, that is also never a good stance to just automatically believe anything without discourse or to put it past people to run multiple moving parts. So I get people not trusting every book by the cover. That said, I also tell the people who think it might have a chip (it doesn’t) or be eugenics that we don’t need to be chipped because we have phones and secondly that maybe the eugenics plan could be that they are also putting out a mostly safe vaccine but you are being tricked into not getting it and are being eliminated that way, no? If you are gonna dive in the pool consider every scenario, y’know? Because black and hispanic people, for example, are dying a lot from Covid.


Anyway you slice it, this time period fucking sucks. It is breaking my heart.

PIJN sign to Prosthetic Records.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 7:29 AM (PST)

Photographer credit: Gobinder Jhitta


Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of Manchester, UK based uplifting post-everything ensemble, PIJN. The band has recently completed work on the follow up to 2018’s debut full length, Loss, with more news due in the coming months. They will be on tour in the UK in November, with Mountain Caller as support.

Of their signing to Prosthetic, the band commented: “We’re incredibly excited to be working with such a strong team of people at Prosthetic. Everyone has already made us feel incredibly welcome and taken care of, and it feels like we’ve found a new home for our weird music.”

Prosthetic’s Becky Laverty added: “PIJN are a band with big ideas and endless potential. We’re really looking forward to taking the next steps of their journey alongside them, and excited to see where this will lead.”

The size and shape of PIJN has ebbed and flowed over the years, expanding to as many as fifteen performers. The core of the group is Joe Clayton (guitar), Maggie Lister (cello), Luke Rees (bass) and Nick Watmough (drums, piano), who are frequently joined by a revolving cast of collaborators. Loss was released to widespread critical acclaim, and saw the band perform alongside artists as diverse as Oathbreaker, Conjurer, The Armed, Inter Arma and A.A.Williams, as well as notching up sets at festivals such as Arctangent, Complexity and Roadburn.

PIJN November UK tour (with Mountain Caller)

10 November – Nottingham, Salutation Inn

11 November – London, 229
12 November – Manchester, Factory251
13 November – Leeds, Boom
14 November – Edinburgh, Bannermans

Photo credit: Bob Hannam

Those zany MELVINS (one of my all time biggest influences) have announced a huge upcoming acoustic release, Five Legged Dog. WAY cooler than Five Finger Donkey Punch! I never thought I would type the phrase “acoustic Night Goat”, but here we are. Strange pandemic times, indeed. Fear not, shit is going to rule. I love how the aforementioned “Night Goat” (below) still has Dale basically wailing the shit out of his drums in parts at full volume. Some of the tunes on here I literally cannot imagine acoustic, classic barn burner “Revolve” or solid wall of heavy grooves “Anaconda” among them. Rad to see “Lovely Butterfly” included from Honky. I can imagine that getting warped and mutated into something really cool, as the original was already a total headfuck.

Five Legged Dog (Oct. 15, Ipecac Recordings), a 36-song newly recorded, acoustic collection featuring a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death, the entire gamut of the legendary band’s catalogue is represented.

“I knew I wanted to do something ridiculously big,” explains Buzz Osborne of the band’s first ever acoustic offering. ”36 songs reimagined by us acoustically is certainly ridiculous but it works. The magic of the songs is still there regardless of it being acoustic. Since we weren’t touring we had the time to do something of this size. I’m very excited about this record. Dale and Steven did a fantastic job on this. I think it’s a very special record. I can’t think of anyone else who’s done something like this.”

The band previews the impressive offering with the release of “Night Goat” ( Dale Crover noted: “I think people will be surprised that we can do an acoustic version of a song like ‘Night Goat’ without losing any of the heaviness. We also worked hard on the vocal arrangements. People are going to freak out!”

The collection, which is available for pre-order now (, will be released digitally, as a double-disc CD, both on Oct. 15, with a 4LP colored vinyl release arriving on Jan. 28.

Five Legged Dog track list BELOW.

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Hi folx.
We had a former admin recently say homophobic comments on some Facebook groups and it super pissed me off. I am a pansexual demiflux/non-binary trans person (as I documented in this song I often refer to as my own Korn’s “Daddy” of my personal enby journey). Thus, it fucking sucked to see someone I didn’t even know still had admin roles not only pretend to be a deceased person (long story) but also say messed up things through our site’s official Facebook capacity.  A site which has been held together mainly by lgbtqia people the last half decade plus. I have the screenshots somewhere of which members posts were flagged. Suffice to say they weren’t mine even though I run all the social media except for these weird ass thrash groups this dude was posting in. Which is over now. I have full control over things imminently and want to be absolutely clear…that shit is not cool.


There are not just cis straight men in the scene. Get used to it. Why the eff would you want that anyway?!! Not to mention, in society in general! More trans people exist in metal than you probably know, though it is awesome Liturgy, Life Of Agony, Cretin etc. have become more visible. Here is something I wrote on my Facebook the other day after seeing yet more trans bigotry in some forums.


Tw for those w dysphoria- gender stuff.
Happy pride month wrap up. Sex and gender both exist on a spectrum and science backs this. Use Google. If you think the following is just word salad you might just be lazy, cis centric and bigoted. I am a valid non binary person without lifting a single performative painted nail or if I ever go back on HRT again or not , if I choose. A binary trans person who hasn’t access to care is also still trans pre op. Stop creating climates of performative dysphoria pole vaulting.


Bioessentialism is misguided gatekeeping. PeriodT (pun intended). No I am not mocking periods in general. Perspective. Trans people who are pre transition are not “biological men and women.” Neither are enbys. They are trans people who are becoming and/or already are their authentic full selves. God (if real) is non binary and also created variety in nature. Not just a binary.
Bioessentialism upholds gender norms far more than any trans person and that is just obviously true, because trans people otherwise wouldn’t threaten anyone’s heteronormativity sensibilities (which also often falsely assume/equate sexual w gender identity) . Most trans people are actively deconstructing gender norms.
Of course male privilege exists. Not all trans people were Amab. Reducing all trans people to an imposter cis male boogeyman out to get you is insulting in many levels and completely narrow . You know what else definitely rampantly exists? Transmisogyny and transphobic rhetoric. Trans people are not trying to and literally can’t erase the existence of cis people. That’s absurd.


That said , you are also allowed to have sexual preferences for ANY reason. It could be a trigger or just any number of reasons why you like or dislike something or someone. That’s autonomy. You are never obligated to do anything. It might not always be quantifiable though some might be sociology, sure. But Genital preferences don’t mean you get to go around misgendering trans people. You should never reduce anyone to their genitals anyway. That is dehumanizing.


Trans and cis people have many different experiences and many similar as well as areas of semi-overlap. We can’t dismiss cis women for wanting to discuss specific medical concerns or historical obstacles and we also can’t yell over trans men or enby peeps who say to please include them as potential child bearing or period having folx. Because they are. And trans people are not mentally ill.


“On the whole, bioessentialism reduces individuals to their parts. It restricts free expression of gender and sexuality, limiting our self-presentation critically. It gives rise to harmful stereotypes that marginalize every one of us who cannot conform: men who don’t subscribe to the traditional ideas of masculinity, women who rise above their stations, and transgender and gender-non-conforming (GNC) people. Of these groups, the trans and GNC community suffers most disproportionately. Their struggle is also the most ignored.” – women’s republic

Band Spotlight: Jenn Taiga

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:42 AM (PST)

Not many albums can serve as revelation and entertainment, teacher and confidante, mystical portal and emotional rescue, yet Lunar Nocturnes and Esoteric Incantations manages all this and more. Massachusetts dwelling synthesizer magic-user Jenn Taiga charts course for one of the most highly memorable musical destinations of 2021, and by that I mean the album is a world unto itself. Light and dark, welcoming and inhospitable…sometimes in the same song. A deep meditation and major statement. Fave track: “Braziers are Burning” Tridroid has the cassette version HERE.

Noise architect Gridfailure, the experimental ongoing catharsis of David Brenner, has teamed up with world-renowned trumpet player Mac Gollehon for an entire album, Dismemberment Cabaret. Stream it at MetalSucks HERE in advance of its official Nefarious Industries release tomorrow, May 21. Open your mind and let these masters of avant-garde brain melting noise jazz  alter it forever. RIYL Miles Davis, Nadja, Boredoms, John Zorn, Painkiller.

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Today RIGHT HERE or HERE you can pre-order the forthcoming (5/21) Dismemberment Cabaret collaboration release between noise scientist Gridfailure and esteemed jazz trumpet and pop genius Mac Gollehon. You can also see an eerie but colorful and nightmare jazzy visualizer for track “Roaming Blackouts”.

Dismemberment Cabaret Track Listing:
1. Evisceration Guest List
2. Transient Fault
3. Crime Scene Designers
4. A Diet Of Maggots
5. Roaming Blackouts
6. Fracture Mechanics
7. Gusher
8. El Temblor
9. Pieces
10. Harakiri Afterparty

Following the release of Dismemberment Cabaret, Nefarious Industries will also release the new LP from MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS later this year. GOLLEHON is also featured on the third GRIDFAILURE collaboration with Megalophobe which will also see release later this year.
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When Swans released Soundtracks For The Blind back in the day it was hailed often as a type of soundtrack to a non-existent film. A similarly immersive experience awaits those who dare to tread the seventy three minute new collaborative piece by NYC’s experimental artists RACK and GRIDFAILURE, subtly entitled The Sun Exploded. Rather than a non-existent film, this one reminds us more of watching Tetsuo: The Iron Man on PCP.

There is a lot of great new stuff out today (as usual for Bandcamp Friday) from the one man Viking dreams of Feskarn’s Raven’s Way to a new extra chill Soft Kill two song release to Sweden’s progressive sludge metallers Vokonis’ new ominus banger “Blackened Wings”. This Rack and Grid team up us by far the scariest, however.

The Rack (Jon Paris) contributions are about a decade old, files that Dave Brenner of Gridfailure then manipulated and wove amidst his unique process of noise sculpting to create not just a seamless call and response but an altogether new uncharted territory. Power electronic ritual sacrificial bloodbath ensues over more traditional elements for a thrilling and terrifying end to the sliver of hope you had left for an anxiety free day!

Recorded by David Brenner and Jon Paris.
Mixed/designed by David Brenner.
Mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering.
Art/design by David Brenner.

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Hear GLOBELAMP and Chris Cheveyo (ex- ROSE WINDOWS) cover PINK FLOYD today

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:58 AM (PST)

A lot of big music news today, from a Tribulation line-up shake up to a new Greta Van Fleet album pre order and Gemini Syndrome fresh material, Terminal Bliss signing to Relapse in a promising pairing and so much more.  On this rainy day off I am listening to Moonspell’s melodic and shadowy “Incantatrix” from the brilliant and catchy yet even more underground and gothic Omega White material , a somewhat secret and cult release from Portugal’s finest gloom wolf poets.

That all mentioned, it is also the last Bandcamp Friday of 2020 and we wanted to bring attention to a special collab for all you fans of Pink Floyd out there. Yes, it is not metal. We know however that most metal heads have mad love for one of the most compelling and insanity navigating acts out there in classic rock history. Follow the link below for a compelling quarantine made DIY trippy cover of “Brain Damage” by psych folker Elizabeth Gomez aka GLOBELAMP. She has enlisted the very talented Chris Cheveyo of ROSE WINDOWS fame on guitar for some of the classic parts. It amounts to a thrilling pairing of masterful and darkly beautiful psych folk. The two know one another from the PNW music scene.

“I am a big fan of Syd Barrett and this song – often called “Lunatic” early on – alludes to the struggles he faced,” says Gomez.  “I am into wordplay and it is a clever way of drawing a connection between the moon and lunacy, using the cycles of the moon as a reference to feeling crazy. It is smart how the song was not called Dark Side Of The Moon, which you think might be the song title.”

Brain Damage | Globelamp (


The Wild Bunch 2 is gonna be lit.
(Photo by Sarah Hoster)

We need the art/discourse of our world to speak to our times. Homogeneity is hopefully impossible but we always seem to strive for it as a species to brand ourselves within confines that constitute an allegedly safe, capitalist ‘normal’ – even as we scramble to buy sugary drinks that would kill any mildly diabetic person, indebt ourselves as we purchase crap we don’t need at all for a false sense of upward mobility or adhere to impossible beauty standards.

It is hard to face our grief and collectively or individually mourn. It is oh so easy in these times of Covid and racial conflict to go numb with sorrow. Some people even construct false confidence, like people in denial as they swagger around all while catching Covid at a fucking Smash Mouth concert. I can’t help but also think of the false bravado of Tom Waits in Jim Jarmusch’s still hard to top Down By Law, drinking and driving around New Orleans with no seatbelt on in a stolen car and mumbling half hearted attempts at self-encouragement like his shitty life isn’t about to hit the skids even worse (as if getting dumped by Ellen Barkin isn’t a sad enough fate for any down and out character). As Waits noted himself on Blood Money, “Everything Goes To Hell” anyway.

Thankfully now we have a record called Dream Griever from the excellent new project BLEAKHEART. It will startle your senses open like a bucket of ice water dumped on your head, even when the music is quite mellow.  Initially the endeavor served as the solo project of JP Damron (Vermin Womb, In The Company Of Serpents) who soon recruited friend Kelly Schilling (Dreadnought) to contribute her voice. Following the release of their first demo they were joined by Mark Chronister and Josh Kauffman.

“The Visitor” is a beautiful and stark channeling of melancholia that calls to mind some of the more ethereal solo Jarboe material, the spacious chill of B I G | B R A V E or even some hallucinatory psych rock Western film score paired with mournful, frustrated humanism. It is an anthem for the pain of repeating past mistakes. Will we ever learn?

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By juxtaposing somber, low-fi, guitar-driven soundscapes with shimmering, ethereal vocals and keys, Dream Griever seeks to reflect on the absurdity of the human condition. “The album explores the patterns of destruction and turmoil created within ourselves, and the time we lose within those fleeting cycles,” says Schilling. Through anger, deception, loss, and wanting, Dream Griever presents a vulnerable and beautiful atmosphere of introspection around the pitfalls of human experience. “The record goes to all of those places – the acknowledgement, the attempted escape, and the inevitable missteps into the depths of our own machinations.”
Dream Griever was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Pete DeBoer (Blood Incantation, Dreadnought) at World Famous Studios in February/March 2020 and comes swathed in the art of Brian D’Agosta (Gostworks Art).

BLEAKHEART‘s Dream Griever will see release independently on CD, cassette, and digitally with Sailor Records handling the vinyl edition. For preorders, visit the band’s Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.


Dream Griever Track Listing:
1. Ash Bearer
2. Heed The Haunt
3. The Visitor
4. The Dead Moon
5. Dream Griever
JP Damron – guitars
Mark Chronister – guitars
Josh Kauffman – drums
Kelly Schilling – vocals, keys

Scott Harris

‘I’m using a black metal format with an intro piece and ending piece (ala Bathory) and how Mortician uses their intro and outros on tracks with movie excerpts, except I tune them down for a more trippy freaky effect’. – Scott Harris

Welcome to Hororhaus. A blend of 80’s synth, horror creep, goth and black metal inspired elements, the Scott Harris helmed project released one of the best EP’s of 2020 with the low key underground banger Entrance EP. Check out a full stream below and an exclusive interview about this sophisticated mercurial marvel of murky and menacing body moving music below. It is one of the best and most haunting escapes you could take during this surreal time.


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GHØSTKID sign to Century Media Records

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 9:32 AM (PST)

German noisemakers Ghostkid have signed to Century Media Records.

Ghostkid is comprised of Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler, Steve Joakim (drums) from Sweden, Danny Güldener (guitar), and Stanislaw Czywil (bass, former To The Rats And Wolves).

The band will release their first single, “Start A Fight” with accompanying video on August 7. “Start A Fight” comes from the forthcoming self-titled album, produced by renowned producer Sky van Hoff (Rammstein, Emigrate, etc.). The album is scheduled for a November 2020 release.

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New York City-area hostile faction GRIDFAILURE today unveils Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II through Nefarious Industries. All sales from the outfit’s Bandcamp for the entire month of June will be donated to Black Lives Matter.

Performed/arranged, recorded, and mixed by GRIDFAILURE’s David Brenner at The Compound in Valley Cottage, New York, who also drew the cover art, the record was mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee (Kool Keith, Benjamin Tod, Krieg, Thetan).

The album features contributions from GRIDFAILURE live members Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe), Greg Meisenberg (Oxx, Maid Myriad, A Fucking Elephant), and Richard Muller (The Third Kind, Vise Massacre, Great Planes), as well as Mac Gollehon (David Bowie, Miles Davis, Onyx, Madonna, Blondie), Liz Ciavarella-Brenner, Faith Ciavarella, Pete Tsakiris, Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Fyrhtu), Nathan Verrill (Fyrhtu, Cardinal Wyrm), No One (T.O.M.B., Dreadlords), Clayton Batholomew (Mountaineer, ex-Secrets Of The Sky), Dave Small (Cutworm), Christian Molenaar (Those Darn Gnomes), Lane Oliver (Feel Happiness, Yatsu), Christopher Henry (Fuck Your Birthday, Humans Etcetera), Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves), Matt Bacon, Andrew Hess, and Chuck Schaaf (Deadbird, ex-Rwake) and his family Star, Izzie, and Mason Schaaf.

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