Chicago’s Nequient hit the ground running in 2015 with the EP Infinite Regress. By the time of their 2018 full-length debut, Wolves at the Door, they’d solidified into a brutal, versatile metallic-hardcore unit. They’d also established their studio methods and favorite producers (Pete Grossman at Bricktop Recording), and they accumulated some DIY touring experience. The […]
Sour hearken back to thrash metal’s glory days on their self-titled debut
If you blindfolded me and played me the self-titled debut from Aurora thrash band Sour, I’d totally believe it’d been recorded in 1984 with a cassette four-track in a dusty garage. They recall thrash metal’s glory days with guitar shredding that makes you want to skateboard off your roof, drumming that erupts with cavalcades of […]
Dungeons & Heshers on the gig poster of the week
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Adam Luksetich for his series Cafe Must Thrash.
Toastamania: Halloween Havok collides rowdy bands and gonzo wrestling for the wildest show of the season
Chicago thrash band Texas Toast Chainsaw Massacre headline the latest of their Toastamania debacles this Saturday in Pilsen.
Metallica fought fire with fire at Soldier Field
On Sunday night Metallica played their first Chicago show since 2009 (not counting Lollapalooza in ’15) to support last year’s Hardwired . . . to Self-Destruct.
Let the Lollapalooza lineup predictions begin
Gossip Wolf guesses about the Lolla lineup, the Hideout throws its annual party for local acts heading to SXSW, and more.
There’s a new Slayer song!
Slayer releases the first official single from their long-awaited upcoming LP for Record Store Day.
Oozing Wound keep shredding away on ‘Drug Reference’
The local thrash unit have a full-length coming out in October, but this track from the Adult Swim Singles series should tide you over until then.
Oozing Wound and Black Pus ready a split LP
The loud and weird collaboration is due out on Thrill Jockey on 6/17.
12 O’Clock Track: New melodic thrash from Boris
Boris is back with more heavy metal on their 24th studio full-length.
12 O’Clock Track: “Bong Water Torture,” 39 seconds of extreme from Philly’s +Hirs+
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Bong Water Torture” by +Hirs+, one of the 22 bands that played Two Piece Fest this past weekend.
More material from Oozing Wound
Local thrash trio Oozing Wound, whose debut full-legth came out a month ago, drop some brutal new jams.
Oozing Wound signs to Thrill Jockey
Local thrash trio Oozing Wound have signed with huge local label Thrill Jockey, and Rotted Tooth Fest is announced.
Artist on Artist: Brian Chippendale of Black Pus and Lightning Bolt talks with Seth Sher of Zath and Psychic Steel
Brian Chippendale of Black Pus and Lightning Bolt talks drums with Seth Sher of Zath and Psychic Steel.
Taste the Waste: Three Floyds and Municipal Waste’s Toxic Revolution Stout
Thrash metal may go hand-in-hand with shit beer, but the stout that Municipal Waste brewed with Three Floyds is world class.