346: DEVIN TOWNSEND

The fact is, I could continue the format of the past two days, spending each day focussing on various projects and chapters of the great man’s influential and biblically prolific career, but there’s less than three weeks left of the year. Today’s post, in a sense, is about the man himself. Strapping Young Lad and … Continue reading 346: DEVIN TOWNSEND

318: DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA

Diablo Swing Orchestra are a very new discovery for me. I found them via their latest album, ‘Swagger & Stroll Down the Rabbit Hole’ which was released earlier this month. Yet, according to Last FM, it’s already my second most played album of the entire year. You could say I fell down that rabbit hole … Continue reading 318: DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA

317: MUSHROOMHEAD

An army of masked band members in matching outfits coming up in the 90s - it’s obvious who you think I’m talking about, but this is Mushroomhead, and they’re a unique beast. Mushroomhead’s music has always been a broad mix of genres, with surprisingly avant-garde leanings. There’s big, alt metal style guitars, big keys and … Continue reading 317: MUSHROOMHEAD

282: GWAR

Where does one even start with Gwar? How about the Metal Archives, normally quite particular about such things, simply lists Gear’s genre as various. Fucking various. As genre-hopping as some bands are, there aren’t many that even the infallible Metal Archives find themselves unable to categorise. Throughout their 37-years-and-counting lifespan, Gwar have dabbled in various … Continue reading 282: GWAR

201: SCHAMMASCH

Formed in Switzerland at the very tail end of the 2000s, Schammasch started out somewhere between black and death metal. Over time, however, their sound has become more genre-defying and avant-garde, featuring influences from post metal, ambient, and even traditional music. The band themselves remain shrouded in mystery, appearing costumed and identifying only as initials. … Continue reading 201: SCHAMMASCH