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...

Artificial Brain – “Infrared Horizon”

The New York tech death band, Artificial Brain, are back with Infrared Horizon at the end of April. Infrared Horizon is the followup to their 2014 debut album, Labyrinth Constellation. They have already treated us with the albums first single,...

I’ve Heard It: Botanist – The Shape of He to Come

Verdant black/green metal artist Otrebor returns on the 1st September with a new Botanist album, the curiously titled "The Shape of He to Come". On the evidence of its title track the album will once again...

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...

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...

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...

I’ve Heard It: False – Hunger

When I think of think of black metal, I think of the woods. I think of endless landscapes of trees reaching out beyond the horizon. I think of snow tipped pines in the twilight with the...

I’ve Heard It: Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy

"Of course, there's a lot of misery. But it is the same misery that is all around us. The trees here are in misery..." That's a quote from Werner Herzog's 1982 film Burden of Dreams. Herzog's musings...

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...

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...