It’s been relatively quiet here in the Chicago Doom Confederacy camp. Well, at least until one of Chicago’s hardest working bands dropped a neutron bomb of an EP, ushering in a cruel winter. Black Road’s self-titled EP will be distributed by DHU Records in the States and BloodRock Records for European fans. The album begins […]

Quick on the heels of the release of their newest EP, Melt, Chicago riffers Long Live the GOAT are heading out on tour. Spanning parts of the Midwest, the Northeast and primarily Canada, the tour kicks off at Moe’s Tavern on September 30th here in Chicago. The full list of dates follows – thanks to We […]

Wasteland surrounds you as your motorcycle powers through the desert. Cacti raise needle-ridged arms to the dying sunlight, moribund addicts seeking salvation from waning light. An oasis appears on the horizon, containing what your thirsty body needs: FOX 45’s Ashes of Man. My first impression was checking out the song names and seeing the outstanding […]

Welcome to Doomtopia, where the barren wasteland is pockmarked by dead trees bearing decrepit branches, rabbits lay dead in fields, and rotting corpses serve as reminders that there is but one escape. This hellscape’s soundtrack? Salvor by These Beasts, a three-piece operating out of Chicago. The EP’s opener, Bone Marrow, sets the mood with a […]

Making good doom/drone is pretty damn hard. The less notes you play, the less chances you have to keep things interesting. Plague of Carcosa, a one-man project, has successfully defeated this hurdle in their new EP, The Color Out of Space. Of course, I also have to give props for the Lovecraft reference. The Color Out of Space kicks […]

Usually I listen to music on bus-rides, but with fifteen songs spanning seventy-nine minutes, this is an album that was just meant to be played on a stereo at home. Everything about the album is leisurely, but not necessarily relaxing. Ronald Strojny’s voice mimics a Sabbath Bloody Sabbath-era Ozzy, with extra reverb and delay to […]

One of the things we appreciate here at Chicago Doom Confederacy HQ, with our super-computers comprised of old fuzz pedals and our inter-dimensional gateway with a fast-pass to Satan’s personal area of space, is riffs. We love them plenty. Your song can have a dozen of them or merely a couple repeating, but we appreciate […]

I was very happy to receive in my inbox a request to review the 12” Record Store Day Split from two of the Midwest’s riff progenitors, The Mound Builders and Pale Horseman. Each band contributes two songs to this split, which will be released by Failure Records and Tapes on April 16th, and none of them […]

Via a press release from the Mound Builders themselves, find below the official word on an extremely interesting release just about to hit the shelves – and stay tuned for a CDC review of the split! In the wake of a tumultuous and triumphant year, Indiana riff-crafters The Mound Builders have announced their vinyl debut […]