The Belgian trio Brutus are back with their sophomore album, Nest, on March 29th, and the band has teamed up with Heavy Consequence to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new track “Django”.
“Django” starts out with a pounding drum beat from singer-drummer Stefanie Mannaerts, who then delivers a powerful roar over a robust riff from guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden, making for an anthemic track from beginning to end.
“The best or most interesting heavy music isn’t always defined by the same qualities. There’s no disputing the power of the riff—the central unit of measurement against which most forms of metal, hardcore…
The Red Bull Music Festival is in full swing here in Los Angeles, with exciting upcoming shows from Robyn and the music from Red Dead Redemption on the way. Earlier this week, one of the highlights of the music festival came as a part of its concurrent film celebration Center Channel, hosted at East Hollywood’s Ukranian Culture Center, which is known for hosting a Pyanska Festival to punk rock shows. This performance was particularly special, as it saw drone metal legends Earth provide their take on a live score for the 1920s-era Danish silent film Häxan.
Belgian post-rock trio, Brutus, know how to create an impact. Their debut album BURST which released in 2017, is a thirty-seven minute long, intense, rollercoaster. With their second LP, NEST, dropping later this month, LOCK spoke to the band’s vocalist and drummer Stefanie Mannaerts.
Saudade is a diverse supergroup featuring Deftones singer Chino Moreno, his bandmate in side project Crosses Chuck Doom, famed keyboardist John Medeski, and Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know. Adding more creative juice to their already-stacked lineup, the collective has now collaborated on a track with goth siren and current Revolver cover starChelsea Wolfe titled “Shadows & Light,” and the outcome is an opulent, melancholic slow burner that flexes the softer side of Wolfe and Moreno’s expansive ranges.
Emma Ruth Rundle doesn’t lend herself to passive listening. Her latest album, On Dark Horses, released last fall via Sargent House, finds the artist sharing personal struggles, combining atmospheric and emotionally gripping instrumentation. Rundle explores some difficult and complicated terrain, such as challenges with mental illness; in creating the record, she sought to present a work of music that would be empowering and provide hope.
Chelsea Wolfe has escaped into the woods and she’s not about to come back. You’ll find the singer-guitarist in the mountains of Northern California, hours from her Sacramento hometown, where the closest she gets to city life is in some tiny, ancient hamlets left behind from the Gold Rush days.
Below, Lingua Ignota mastermind Kristin Hayter explains why Downward represents “an era of crushing pubescent defeat, self-loathing, unstoppable acne, braces” and how Trent Reznor’s complex architectural compositions influenced her own creativity.
Throughout her storied career - which has included stints with post-rock supergroup Red Sparrowes, alt-rockers Marriages and drone-metal legend Dylan Carlson - Emma Ruth Rundle has proven herself a dreamweaver of expansive guitar textures.
Thirty years after launching their career, drone metal veterans Earth are back with a new song “Cats on the Briar”, premiering right here at Heavy Consequence. Moreover, the band has announced details of its new album along with dates for a US tour.
Featuring the core duo of guitarist-bassist Dylan Carlson and drummer Adrienne Davies, Earth will release the album, Full Upon Her Burning Lips, on May 24th. It marks the band’s first full-length release since 2014’s Primitive and Deadly.
Next month, the Belgian post-metal trio Brutus will release their sophomore LP, Nest. It is a masterpiece. It is obviously a masterpiece. Even if you’ve only heard lone lead single “War,” you already know Nest is a masterpiece. “War” is like DeLillo’s “Pafko At The Wall“: a heart-stopping early introduction to a magnum opus.