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

220: SONORAN REBEL BLACK MAGICK

In 2019, Andrew Markuszewski of Lord Mantis released ‘True Western Doom’ under the solo project Sonoran Rebel Black Magick, and not only is the album exactly as advertised by the title, he also basically just created a new genre. SRBM combines doom, gently strummed acoustic guitars, sinister synths, pulsing beats, vocals ranging from metal screams … Continue reading 220: SONORAN REBEL BLACK MAGICK

194: MR BUNGLE

When Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, and Trey Spruance formed Mr Bungle as teenagers, nobody could’ve predicted the evolution of their sound, or the influence they would have over a generation of alternative metal bands. For their debut full-length, Mr Bungle were primarily an alternative/funk metal band, but experimented with instrumentation (incorporating brass instruments and samples, … Continue reading 194: MR BUNGLE