Pallbearer – “I Saw the End”

The Arkansas doom goliaths, Pallbearer, are set to release Heartless at the end of the month. Heartless will be the group's third album and will be the follow-up to 2014's monolithic Foundations of Burden. Pallbearer specializes in a kind of massive,...

Listen to Blanck Mass’ World Eater

It's a bold move to title your album World Eater. We here at Blocland are happy to report, with his third album as Blanck Mass, Benjamin John Power absolutely backs it up. Power does so by throwing in everything including...

Succumb – “Survive”

The San Franciscan death punks, Succumb, have shared the first offering from their upcoming self-titled debut album. It's a doozy. Listening to the track furiously writhe into unexpected places is something else, but keep your ears...

Black Mecha – I.M. Mentalizing

Black Mecha is the drone project of Fortress Crookedjaw who serves as one half of the blackened noise outfit, WOLD. The sophomore album, I.M. Mentalizing, takes a relatively laid back approach compared to WOLD's output and Black...

Artificial Brain – “Synthesized Instinct”

The New York progressive death metal-ers, Artificial Brain, are set to release their new album, Infrared Horizon, this April. The album follows along the story line of a dystopian future where robots and cyborgs have outlived human beings...

Album review: Power Trip’s Nightmare Logic

Punky Texas thrashers Power Trip have returned with their brand of knuckle dusting hardcore savagery, and the timing couldn't be better. Unlike recent, polished (and also excellent) efforts by relative newcomers Vektor and scene veterans Kreator...

Mike Scheidt (Yob) Needs Your Help

A couple of us bloclanders were pumped up for Yob this Friday but that's not important right now. Mike Scheidt, Yob mainman, all-around great guy, and shamanic bringer of cosmic doom, had emergency surgery for diverticulitis...

Unearthly Trance Is Back

Who?  Unearthly Trance man!  Brooklyn's bludgeoning battering ram of curb stomping urban doom has returned.  'Famine', below, is not starving for corrosive riffery (plus some sweet soloing). Clobber some Nazi's and prepare to die. Stalking The Ghost...