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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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