Thursday, November 26, 2015

I'm very excited to be writing for Metal Bandcamp, in addition to the reviews I write for Heavy Metal. Here's the latest Metal Bandcamp review of a fantastic band, Magic Circle.

Composed of veterans from a slew of well-regarded Boston hardcore bands, Magic Circle are about as unlikely a doom band as you can imagine. They’re also not terribly visible. There’s no Facebook page or dedicated Bandcamp page (you can find some info on their website and the 20 Buck Spin Bandcamp page), and they don’t seem to play live very often. Any publicity about Magic Circle is almost entirely word-of-mouth from dedicated doom fans and blogs. After gaining a lot of underground attention with their 2013 self-titled debut album, they’ve just released Journey Blind on 20 Buck Spin. Read the full review here.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Castle, Bedowyn, Irata and Caustic Casanova

Caustic Casanova




Here are a few photos from the Castle/Bedowyn/Irata/Caustic Casanova show at The Maywood on Nov. 21. I had to miss Castle the last time they were here, so I was interested in seeing them again. Honestly, though, I was most looking forward to both Bedowyn and Irata, both of whom have released stellar albums this year. It's really exciting to have two bands of this quality in North Carolina. It was also good to see Irata in fine form again after illness caused them to cancel their last tour. Here's video of "Keepers Maker." See more photos on the Flickr page

Also, looks like I'm back on Youtube!