I’ve Heard It: Yellow Eyes – Immersion Trench Reverie

US black metal roars once again as October the 20th sees Will and Sam Skarstad return under the banner of their most well known project, Yellow Eyes. This time it's with a new album, the strangely...

Wolves In the Throne Room – “Born From the Serpents Eye” Video

Blocland readers, today is a good day. Today the Olympia, Washington black metal perfecters, Wolves In the Throne Room, are back. With their first video ever, Wolves In the Throne Room give us the first taste...

Heavy Metal Is Confounding

So let's talk about metal. And maybe keep it really simple. As I personally think one of the biggest hindrances to people actually trying to get into metal is how knotty the music and the history...

Interview: Wolves In the Throne Room’s Aaron Weaver on Justice and Thrice Woven

During the early 1820s to 1830s, American philosophy took a turn toward Transcendentalism. The movement's bedrock was based around fierce individualism and the idea that society was a corrupting force toward man. The major theme running...

Converge – “I Can Tell You About Pain” and “Eve”

After five years of silence, the classic Boston hardcore unit, Converge, have returned with two new tracks. No surprise, but the two new tracks showcase a veteran band that has not lost an ounce of vitality...

Converge / Neurosis @ Warsaw, Brooklyn

Your boy D Frye and I had an amazing fucking night last Friday. We got to see two of the best metal bands of all time, Converge and Neurosis, play together on the same bill. The...

Interview: Nate Garrett On Spirit Adrift’s Curse of Conception

As an esteemed colleague pointed out, metal is confounding. It's a confusing mass of intertwining and opposing ideas and aesthetics that'll lead you down infinite amounts of bandcamp wormholes. Metal is saturated with so many subgenres...

Coffin Hunters – Coffin Lord EP

Aside from troves of interest and understanding from the outside world, being a metal fan often means you're treated to metal-centric posts on social media. Typically, this means you facebook feed is treated to targeted ads...

I’ve Not Heard It: Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper

Stentorian Seattle Doom titans Bell Witch return this October with their 3rd album Mirror Reaper, via the ever reliable Profound Lore records. Now, normally at this point I'd attempt to convey my enthusiasm for this impending...

Blut aus Nord – “Apostasis”

The mysterious French black metal entity Blut aus Nord is gearing up to release its new full-length Deus Salutis Meae at the end of the month. The new album will be the followup to 2014's great Memoria Vestusta...