Good things come to those who wait. Asva’s latest album, Presences of Absences, was brewed to perfection over three years and it’s their most daring effort to date.
Our favourite band Kayo Dot returns. We say favourite with good reason. Listen to Gamma Knife.
Experimental French outfit Nooumena leave this LURKER speechless with their debut venture into the realm of experimental, avant-jazz/rock. Stream the album here.
Bands and musicians reveal their worst moments on stage and the reasons why. This episode features Toby Driver, N. Imperial and Johan van Hattum.
Ulver offer up their most compelling work since their Black Metal days.
Presenting a passage of subdued serenity that haunts the waking mind, Bryan W Bray conjures subtle, tense melodies intended for evenings of melancholy contemplation.
During a month of music-induced delirium, one lurker gazed a little too deep into where rock has been and where it is going.
Insights into Pyrrhon’s unique brand of death metal.
Vicious, uncompromising and experimental, Neige Morte are another fine example of France’s indispensable contribution to the underground. Out now on Aurora Borealis.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign and a huddle of fan-funded donations, Tartar Lamb II has surfaced with the surreal majesty of Polyimage of Known Exits.
Book Of Sand’s debut for Paradigms is a prime example of ‘zen’ black metal. Meditative oriental hymns meet with the scathing assault we all know and love.
Although the Netherlands has a wealth of metal oddities plying their trade throughout the country, it’s difficult to identify a cohesive scene. Many bands seem to bury their noses in their work and pay little heed to what others are doing. As a result, the Dutch scene has exploded in a torrent of originality.