Minneapolis and Midwestside represent right now! The homie Kaspa with a collection of conspirators mostly near, but also a little far, all representing the M.I.A. jungle/d’n’b family. It’s all love though. The vibe here is oldschool big room drum’n’bass with a nod to classic jungle at the same time. Kaspa delivers some chat and a   Read More …

It always amazes me what’s lurking out there, in terms of killer music! I don’t even know where I originally copped this, but it came up in my play list tonight and I was absolutely certain it was gonna be some old obscure band well out of print and offline. To my surprise, this is   Read More …

Rising from the ashes of Angels On Acid, a band I got to conjure up logo art for at one time, is the North Carolina outfit calling themselves BASSTHYRIAN. Brandishing a healthy and proper dosage of blackish deathy roughness, the flavor here is new school death metal along with a hint of djent stylings and   Read More …

Welcome to the best reason to spend money via Bandcamp in a good while if you’re an Amen junkie, junglistic badbwoy, breakcore aficionado, and all around cool cat. There certainly must be something about the Netherlands and oldschool metalheads when it comes to crafting killer electronic music of a decidedly harder edge, especially jungle/breakcore. I   Read More …

Minneapolis represent! Jamaican transplant Murphy Ranks and hometown hero Virgo are at the helm while collaborating with some others on this absolutely massive EP. Murphy is as legit on the mic and riding the riddims as any seasoned veteran. Virgo flexes some absolutely stellar riddims for Murphy and company, truly the likes of which I’ve not   Read More …

Super rad offering from the ever incredible Transylvanian Tapes label from a west coast band calling themselves Cloak. Brandishing a particular blend of death metal, black metal, punk, and a nod to sludge for good measure, “Succumb” is a beast of a debut outing. As the release notes so perfectly state: “Pummeling Black/Death Metal executed   Read More …

First track from the forthcoming double full length from the audio assaulter known as Prurient, and it’s fucking gorgeous. If you need a beginners course on Prurient, it gets no better than this.

Fanu has always been a favorite at Grindthieves headquarters. From his early work over 10 years ago as Fanu, FanuSamurai, and Samurai through his evolution across all aspects of jungle and drum’n’bass into his hip hop alias Fatguyver – the Finnish DJ and producer is in a class of his own. Well regarded and highly   Read More …

John Zorn is a brilliant multi-instrumentalist, composer, and more. Wildly revered in the leftfield realms of jazz most especially, he has delved into and tinkered around with practically every genre sensibility there is at one time or another. His newest effort is 2015’s “Simulacrum” and this is the first offering made available from it, the   Read More …

Really cool new single from Chilean black metal outfit Lapageria Rosea. I first stumbled upon this one man black metal band a couple years ago as a result of a split entitled “Pureza y Caos” with fellow Chilean one man black metal artist Macáes, but it was the Lapageria Rosea material that really stood out to me. Efforts   Read More …