James
Author Archive

James

Music appreciator, Videographer & Tape pusher. Currently residing in the Bay Area. My goal is to bring exposure to Bands/Artists that I think are worthwhile.

Follow my video archive at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/hellsasick

Follow my music label at:
http://transylvaniantapes.bandcamp.com/

Fresno is located in the heart of California. It is the fifth largest city in the best state in America. I spent over a decade living in the area. I dedicated a lot of time and energy focusing on building unity within the underground music community in the hopes of

Read More

/ımpəˈfɛkʃ(ə)n/ (the phonetic spelling of ‘imperfection’) is Nadja‘s second collaboration with Japan’s ‘brutal orchestra’ Vampillia, originally released as a limited tour-only CD for the two groups’ 2014 Japanese tour and now newly reissued on vinyl by Spain’s Throne Records. An expansive inversion to their earlier team effort, the dense forest drone Primitive World,

Read More

Hoodslam is a Bay Area-based Wrestling Family that congregates every first Friday of the month in Oakland (((California))). They have grown their organization exponentially over the last few years. Hoodslam bills themselves as an accidental phenomenon, but after attending several events, I can assure you that their outbreak of popularity

Read More

Electric Wizard from Dorset (((England))) are one of the heaviest bands on the planet. Electric Wizard plays psychedelic doom metal influenced by Rock’n’Roll and cosmic horror. Jus Oborn is the mastermind behind the band, and he has been the driving force since the late 80’s, when the band was playing

Read More

Dispirit is emerging from the immense shadows cast by the brilliance of the other incredibly influential and groundbreaking bands that have been associated with the mastermind behind it all. John Gossard is a Metal God, and his legacy is impenetrable. His reign of excellency has left some of the most

Read More

Noothgrush is the best Sludge Band in America. They have been crushing eardrums for over 2 decades. The story of the formation and the progression of Noothgrush is miserably wonderful after all. Tom Choi was one of the first members to be involved in the band, at the same time

Read More

These were my favorite recordings that were released in 2014. Listed in reverse alphabetical order covering a variety of different artists creating Death Metal, Hardcore Punk, Trip Hop, Underground Rap & Indie Rock. Wreck and Reference – “Want”, (((Experimental Duo from Davis/Los Angeles))) Witchrist – “Vritra”, (((Primitive Death Metal Ooze

Read More

Worship, or Daniel P., has long been seen as one of the Kings of Funeral Doom Metal. At this point in time, Worship is the musical outlet for one tortured soul. Worship is one of the heaviest bands on the planet. Worship, Corrupted and Asunder are the unholy trinity of

Read More

Deadpressure is an aggressive Hardcore band from San Jose (((California))). They draw influences from West Coast Powerviolence legends Capitalist Casualties as well as SJ local fastcore heroes In Disgust. They are one of the most devastating bands to emerge from San Jose. On point. Plague Widow is a Death Metal

Read More

Thanks for tuning into the tenth installment of the Heavy Hour! DeathgraVe is new Hardcore Punk band from San Jose/Oakland(((California))). Featuring members of Brainoil, Cyanic, & Bird, this pummeling pedigree delivers on all fronts. They is some of the earliest footage of a killer new bay area band. Bog Oak

Read More

On 8/10/14 in San Francisco (((California))), deep within a haunted cave an evening of cataclysmic doom occurred… Imagine being lead down a pitch black sandy cave, with an unrelenting thunderous roar of waves crashing into the earth that you stand inside, and having that drowned out by a tunnel of

Read More

Bädr Vogu is a Sludge band from Oakland (((California))) that started out in 2010. Formed from the ashes of World Eater, Midnightmare and Hotblack Desiato, they have been crushing and garnering a loyal following throughout the underground since their inception. They have played some of the most killer shows I’ve

Read More