This three-man Oakland death-metal powerhouse formed in 2011 and quickly began releasing appetite-whetting demos and singles, but on their debut full-length, 2017’s Blood Offerings, they proved they had the energy […]
Kolkata blackened death-metal band Heathen Beast are atheist, antifascist, and pointedly anonymous, and their self-released album The Revolution Will Not Be Televised but It Will Be Heard is 35 minutes […]
Chicago’s Like Rats have been at it for more than a decade. Consisting of current and former members of earth-shaking metal and hardcore acts such as Weekend Nachos, Hate Force, […]
Polish death-metal legends Vader have seen many major world changes in their 35 years as a band, some of which have directly impacted their career. Following the fall of the […]
Beloved and influential Swedish progressive metal band Opeth play Chicago for the first time in nearly three years in support of a new album, last fall’s In Cauda Venenum (“Poison […]
A roundup of the Reader‘s favorite music-related writing from the past week
Veteran Sao Paulo death-metal band Nervochaos embark on a rare stateside tour to support The Art of Vengeance.
Judging by the new Death, Endless Nothing and the Black Knife of Nihilism, Adversarial have been prepping for a world-ending war against an army of extradimensional abominations.
Nature Ganganbaigal translates his Mongolian culture into the international language of metal with a combination of throat singing, horsehead fiddle, and galloping riffs.
Current obsessions of Reckless Records buyer Dave Hofer, Gigan guitarist Eric Hersemann, and the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti
Ævangelist’s gnashing, evil tornado of blackened death metal touches down at LiveWire Lounge on Saturday.
Nothing says “sunny summer day” quite like dark, primitive, inhuman death metal
How extreme metal makes gender irrelevant