Covering Nirvana is a trusty maneuver any punk band can rely upon, and Minneapolis trio VIAL are the latest to attempt it. The band’s version of Nevermind burner “Territorial Pissings” is out today. Like Rid Of Me’s take on “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” it’s slightly rawer than the Butch Vig sparkle we’re used to hearing, and it sets up VIAL with a crowd-pleasing cover to perform in perpetuity. Listen below or buy it at Bandcamp.
Take Offense have been quiet since their 2020 EP Cause & Effect. Today, the Chula Vista crossover thrash crew is announcing their next album T.O.tality and sharing the lead single “Greetings From Below.” Vocalist Anthony Herrera explained the song “touches on certain Mexica beliefs of our underworlds.” He continued, “It’s believed these are places we […]
A couple of decades ago, Alcest, the project headed up by the French sonic auteur Neige, pioneered the combination of black metal and shoegaze. Alcest’s vast, crushing, emotive sound has influenced entire generations of bands, and it’s safe to say that underground music would sound very different if they’d never existed. (Since 2009, Alcest as […]
It’s not just musicians that shaped rock and roll history — so did their guitars. These iconic axes are almost as important as an extra band member and lent their unique sound and look to some of rock’s most talented icons. Randy Rhoads’ Polka Dot V We’re not saying the Polka Dot V is the […]