Whenever an outsider style of rock music finds crossover success, it’s inevitably plagued with a surge of mediocre newcomers, but one band to rise above that fray in recent years is Swedish trio Monolord. The Gothenburg group formed in 2013 and released two promising albums on Rising Easy before making their Relapse debut with 2017’s […]
Alexi Front’s Scorched Tundra metal festival covers even more ground in its second Chicago year
This year’s Chicago installment of the Swedish-born Scorched Tundra fest features the likes of Oxbow, Fistula, Acid King, and Wolvhammer—plus a beer from Pipeworks and a burger from Kuma’s.
Norway’s Kvelertak and Local Option’s Voku Hila: Metal makes beer taste better
Local Option tapped its Voku Hila maibock at Sunday’s Kvelertak show, and the combination was one of few things that could’ve improved either.