Gibson Guitars are on the verge of bankruptcy per an article in the Nashville Times. The famed company is currently in a shitload of debt and its bondholders are panicking as their CFOs are abandoning ship. Despite bringing in a billion dollars last year, the prospects of Gibson are uncertain which begs the question: What future do high-end guitar brands have in a world that’s gravitating towards electronic music? And more importantly- is the death of electric guitar closer than we think, like many are claiming?
Tags: bankruptcy, death of the guitar, decline, doom, Gibson, guitars, high end guitars, Korean guitars, news, panic, Paul Reed Smith, Taylor Guitars, trends
I’m not liking this opening track. It’s like I’m listening to Summoning but it’s not Summoning. Holy shit! What the hell? “My day will come!” and a boring interlude again.
Tags: 2018, adult contemporary, AOR, black 'n roll, boring, Napalm Records, review, Summoning
Summoning premiered a new track off their upcoming 2018 album With Doom We Come
Tags: Austria, autism, boring, new track, news, progressive rock, Summoning
Earlier this year, independent music distribution platform Bandcamp claimed that many stoner rock bands are in fact doom metal. This is a common logical fallacy based around associating the pace and instrumental tone of the music with actual musical content. The stoner “doom” trend of bands that started in the late 90s and early 2000s and has continued non-stop right up until the present almost twenty years later was one of the earliest hipster attempts to assimilate heavy metal before the waves of speed, death, and now black metal aesthetics rehashed into pop rock for the safe space generation.
Tags: bandcamp, candlemass, doom, Doom Metal, hard rock, hipster bullshit, hipster idiocy, hipster invasion, idiots, pentagram, posers, poseurs, saint vitus, stoner, stoner doom, stoner rock
Occasional Death Metal Underground contributor and Dawning and Pale Existence mastermind Steve Cefala was interviewed by Doom-metal.com about his No God Only Pain project. Want to read Steve discussing his influences, the corporate metal of Bob Rock and Scott Burns, survivalism, Hillary Clinton, and how the world is moving into a new dark age of uncertainty following the collapse of neoliberalism? Let’s find out!
Tags: Black Metal, dawning, Doom Metal, doom-metal.com, Heavy Metal, interview, no god only pain, pale existence, steve cefala
Sombre Doom is the new EP from Dead Congregation. The riffing is in the same Immolation and Incantation style with simple but effective variations as on their past releases while the production is a less compresssed version of Dead Congregation’s prior album, Promulgation of the Fall, some of The Best Underground Metal of 2014. Thankfully gone are the cheesy Kerry King style leads and guitarists AV and TK have markedly improved the song structure.
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Greek death metal band Dead Congregation have posted the entirety of their upcoming Sombre Doom EP on Youtube for streaming. Fans of the band should have a listen before purchasing:
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