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...

Underworld – “Brilliant Yes That Would Be”

As long as Old Man Winter won't GTFO, I'll keep on subjecting myself to a soundtrack of long-winded, melancholy electronic music. And just in time, Underworld -- UK legends who were new to me until their...

Darkness On The Edge Of Margaritaville

Recently, it was announced that Jimmy Buffett will at long last realize his dream of a Broadway musical fashioned in his own image. The “Escape To Margaritaville” is iminent. What started as a benign celebration of...

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...

Pinegrove Superfans Only: Which Pinegrove Song Are These Lyrics From?

WARNING This Quiz is ONLY for Pinegrove super-fans. If you are not a Pinegrove super-fan please turn around. There is nothing here for you.  You have been warned. 

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: Hookworms – Microshift

Google "hookworms" and you're greeted with a barrage of information on a particularly nasty parasitic worm, which infects helpless humans through contact with "hookworm larvae found in dirt contaminated by feces." Ick! They're insidious little buggers....

Elvis – “If I Can Dream (Live)”

"HBO is releasing a three hour two film, Elvis documentary titled Elvis Presley: The Searcher on April 14th. The documentary chronicles his life from childhood to his final recording sessions in 1976.  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qULBo4iPV8M] Along with the documentary Legacy...