Ghost – “Rats”

Hear that? Those are the agonized groans of the Blocland metal establishment over this post. But I won't be deterred. I have a soft spot for Ghost's brand of goofy pop-metal and commitment to their absurd...

Deafheaven – “Honeycomb” Video

Big news, people! The most buzzed about band in metal are back with a new single titled "Honeycomb". And, let me tell ya, it's a real motherfucker. "Motherfucker" in the sense that there's a lot to...

Tomb Mold – “Abysswalker”

Toronto's aptly named Tomb Mold will be returning with their sophomore album Manor of Infinite Forms in June. Today they have shared the album's lead single "Abysswalker". It's exactly what you'd expect from Tomb Mold, but that's not...

Bloc Metal I

  Hey, hey! New column alert! 'Bloc Metal' will be Blocland's recurring column covering the happenings in extreme music and rounding up all of the releases we believe to be worth your time and admiration. We'll be...

Messa – “Leah” Video

The Italian doom unit, Messa, impressed a hell of a lot of people (including this crustacean) with their 2016 debut album Belfry. The tracks are overpoweringly heavy with a strong sense of finesse brought into the fold by...

I’ve Heard It: Harakiri For the Sky – Arson

We begin with crisp, melancholic piano placed directly in the foreground. A twisting tremolo picked guitar line unspools somewhere out in the distance. Turn up the volume and start it over as needed. You want to...

Stream Agrimonia – Awaken

Holy shit! There's a lot to talk about in metal today. Just to name a few, we have the stomping hardcore of Primal Rite, the reliably wormy Portal, and that Tribulation album that you're either infatuated...

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....