Blocland Presents: Blocland’s Best Metal Albums of 2017

I read an account on the 1970s CBGB scene, once. I’d credit it if I knew who wrote it or if I could find it again. For the most part, it was exactly what you’d expect...

Primal Rite – “Immutable Law”

My 2018 musical prediction is: it's about to be a banner year for thrash metal. There's a whole slew reasons for this that I'm not going to get into now, but one of those reasons is...

Insect Ark – “In the Nest”

The multi instrumentalist duo, Insect Ark, comprised of Dana Schechter and Ashley Spungin are set to release Marrow Hymns in February. If you take a look at the band's Facebook page, you'll see "whiskey" noted as the sole influence....

Harakiri For The Sky – “You Are the Scars”

The Austrian black metal duo Harakiri For The Sky will be returning in February with their fourth full-length record, Arson. The duo of vocalist J.J. and multi instrumentalist M.S. play a strand of black metal that leans toward...

I’ve Heard It: Converge – The Dusk In Us

When you put out one of the most beloved pieces of art of the 21st century, you deserve a free pass. In an ideal world, you’d be allowed to fuck around. You’d be allowed to get...

Gatecreeper – “Sweltering Madness” and “Mastery of Power”

2016 was a big year for Gatecreeper. Their album Sonoran Deprevation went on to become one of the most popular extreme metal albums of that year, which is a tough thing to do. Extreme metal never truly reaches...

Tribulation – “The Lament” Video

Tribulation impressed a whole hell of a lot of people with their 2015 death metal ripper The Children of the Night. Today, the band has shared the first single and video for the followup Down Below. The track is called...

The Blocland Special: Special Playlist for a Special Sandwich Day

by Cooolin, LeMonjello, & Lobsterman In honor of #NationalSandwichDay, we here at Blocland have created our own Dagwood-worthy stacked playlist. Meats and cheeses and some little surprises, sandwiched between sturdy indie-rock bread. Open your ears, open wide. So...

Debutante – “Du machst dich wieder lächerlich”

The calendar may say Halloween's over, but that doesn't mean you have to take down your bat wall decals and pull the plug on your George Romaro marathon just yet. Yesterday, the United Kingdom based label...

Godflesh – “Post Self”

Industrial metal behemoths Godflesh will be returning in two weeks with a new album titled Post Self. Today, we're getting our first exposure with the album's throbbing title track. The single features dense, mechanical guitar riffing and...