Jamie Ludwig

stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 9 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

The Kendrick Lamar-curated 'Black Pather: The Album' tops this week's list of essential new projects.
Colin Joyce
Alex Robert Ross
Annalise Domenighini
Jamie Ludwig
2.10.18
Premieres

The Atlas Moth's Noirish New Video Flies in the Face of Metal Conventions

Check out the title track from the Chicago psychedelic doom metal outfit's unexpectedly brutal new album, 'Coma Noir.'
Jamie Ludwig
12.15.17
Premieres

Year of the Cobra Gives Desert Doom a Seattle Twist on 'Burn Your Dead'

Stream the new EP from this fire-breathing, punk-influenced, genre-hopping doom duo, out October 27 via Magnetic Eye Records.
Jamie Ludwig
10.26.17
Rank Your Records

Rank Your Records: Bill Steer Looks Back at Carcass’s Six Studio Albums

The founding guitarist looks back at the pioneering metal band's three decades of output.
Jamie Ludwig
4.27.17
Premieres

French Doom/Hardcore Hybrid Verdun Spare No Souls on 'The Eternal Drift’s Canticles'

Verdun's blend of psychedelic metal, post-hardcore, and cavernous atmospheres is not for the faint of heart or casual doom listener.
Jamie Ludwig
4.29.16
Interviews

Stockholm’s D-Beat/Crust Lords Victims Sound the Alarm on Their New LP, 'Sirens'

"It would be comfortable to sing about war, sound like Discharge, and have pictures of blown-up babies on the cover on every record, but it would also be boring. "
Jamie Ludwig
4.11.16
Premieres

Explore the Power of Myth on Black Cobra's New Video for “Eye Among the Blind"

The Bay Area sludge duo share some heavy lifting with Sisyphus in a new Zev Deans-directed clip.
Jamie Ludwig
4.8.16
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PREMIERE: On 'Dane On,' Baltimore Noise Punks Baklavaa are More Weird than Sweet

Stream the sludge-riddled new bloods' Grimoire Records debut in full.
Jamie Ludwig
2.29.16
Op-Eds

David Bowie's Spirit of Transgression Made Him Metal Before Metal Existed

Whether directly or indirectly, his influence can be felt across every generation of heavy music makers, from Hawkwind to Behemoth.
Jamie Ludwig
1.13.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Get Mesmerized by Bloodiest’s New Track, “Mezmerize”

Stream the Chicago noise-meet-metal collective's new album’s opening track, and enter Bloodiest’s darkened world.
Jamie Ludwig
11.11.15
Interviews

Wrekmeister Harmonies Take on Organized Religion and Murder on Their Chilling New Record

'Night of Your Ascension' was recorded in a crematorium and features Marissa Nadler, Alexander Hacke, Indian, The Body, and more—stream it in its entirety here!
Jamie Ludwig
11.4.15
Premieres

Premiere: Die Choking Busts Out of Mental Prison with Grind Crusher “Dwell”

Because we all know that reality is a sham, right?
Jamie Ludwig
9.8.15
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