Blocland’s Best Metal Albums of 2017: Around the Halfway Point

Blocland's Best Metal Albums of 2017 Around the Halfway Point A Necessary Post Now that we at Blocland have posted our list of our favorite music, it's time for a token metal list. The other half a Blocland got...

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...

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...

Loss – “All Grows On Tears”

Doom purveyors, Loss, are prepping their new come-back album and are now back with a new single titled "All Grows On Tears". The new album is called Horizonless and will be out toward the end of May. Horizonless is the...

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...

Prurient – “Naturecum”

Noise king Dominick Fernow is getting ready to release his new album under the Prurient moniker, Rainbow Mirrror. The album will be the followup to his 2015 masterpiece Frozen Niagara Falls and will be over three hours in length. Which...

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...

Listen to Pharmakon’s Contact

Contact opens with "Nakedness of Need". The track features what we've come to expect from the Pharmakon auteur, Margaret Chardiet. Heavy drones, blasts of noise, and her blood curdling shrieks are all front and center. It's an...

Listen to Monarch’s Ominous Maximalist “Of Night, With Knives”

Ambient French funeral doomers, Monarch! are gearing up to release their new album Never Forever next month. For the record's second single, they have shared the hefty opening track. Clocking in at just over fifteen minutes, "Of Night,...

I’ve Heard It: Hell – Machitikos

August, that time of year synonymous with sun, sea, warm evenings, relaxed attitudes, cold beer, barbecues, holidays, happiness, and DOOM!!! Hell have kindly obliged us on the last point and are about to drop a new...