Rock / Heavy Metal

The Only Rule is Cool At Australia’s Best Punk Label

This article originally appeared on Noisey Australia. Image: Carmen Suarez Power’s “Slimy’s Chain” perfectly captures the feel and attitude of their Melbourne label Cool Death records. Taken from their upcoming LP, Electric Glitter Boogie, the track featuring a strutting kick and Nathan Williams surly snarl, represents the tough Aussie punk and non-bullshit style and approach […]

Rock / Heavy Metal

Castrator's Brutal 'No Victim' EP is a Perfect Feminist Death Metal Revenge Fantasy

Photo by Jorge Riaño When I first saw the name Castrator, I hoped in my heart of hearts that I'd somehow stumbled across some kind of badass feminist death metal killing machine. How awesome would that be, right? Given death metal's traditional approach towards the concept of feminism (and women in general—that's a whole 'nother thinkpiece […]

Rock / Heavy Metal

Marriages Breathes New Life Into Post-Rock On Their New Album, 'Salome'

Photos by Nick Fancher Marriages emerged in Los Angeles in 2011 as a collaboration between members of instrumental post-rock group Red Sparowes and dreamy folk-pop band The Nocturnes. A 2012 EP, Kitsune, expanded on Red Sparowes sprawling flavors, with vocalist/guitarist Emma Ruth Rundle’s ethereal, often effects-soaked vocals gently flowing through intense peaks and valleys.  Rather than continue […]