The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

New Sadness Album

It’s been a couple of weeks so, obviously, we were due for yet another release from blackgaze artist Sadness. You can listen to I Want To Be There here, and but it if so inclined. I reviewed Rain a few months back, and this is the second full-length album released since then. Dude keeps busy!

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New Project Hate Album (Hopefully)

My favourite band of all time has material written for their next full-length and have begun their 5th donation experiment (read: crowd funding). You can get the details here, along with a lengthy history on the project which dates its origins back over 2 decades. I hope the goal is reached, because I really want […]

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New Falls Of Rauros Album

In a brief posting on their Facebook page, Falls Of Rauros have announced the follow-up to 2017’s White Granite will be titled Patterns Of Mythology and will be released on July 19th. Pre-orders will go live on Gilead Media’s Bandcamp page some time tonight.

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Lords Of Chaos: The Movie

I haven’t seen it yet, and I’m not sure when I’ll get around to it. It’s been almost 15 years since I read the book, and I still don’t know how they managed to make a movie out of its contents. There’s not a lot of substance to the book, it’s just a series of […]

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Slipknot Fires Percussionist Chris Fehn

As the band continues to work on their next full-length album, Slipknot released a statement that they have fired percussionist Chris Fehn. The reason for the firing is a dispute over the band’s financials, and Fehn’s demand for a full forensic accounting of the band’s finances. The meat of Fehn’s complaint is as follows: Fehn […]

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New Darkthrone Album In May

Veteran black metal legends Darkthrone have announced their new full-length album, Old Star, will be coming out on May 31st. I’m stoked to hear the group’s follow-up to Arctic Thunder — I can’t wait. I’m thinking I should do some reviews of the band’s older albums prior to the new record dropping… Stay tuned.

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RIP Luke Perry And Keith Flint

Today was a bit of a rough day for anyone really attached to the 90s. I can’t say I really count myself among the ranks of the decade’s fans, but I did grow up in that time, and it’s a little weird to see a pair of huge stars of that era dead already. I […]

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New Deafheaven Single

In addition to posting some cryptic photos of themselves back in the studio, Deafheaven dropped a new single today titled “Black Brick.” As noted on the Bandcamp page for the single, this track is a B-side from the recording sessions for the band’s most recent full-length album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (review) that was deemed ‘too heavy’ to […]

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New Lil Pump Album

While I’ve not been blown away by any of Lil Pump‘s recent singles, I’m still going to be checking out his forthcoming new album, Harverd Dropout, which releases tomorrow. So far, my main criticism is the new material makes him sound a lot more like a generic mainstream rapper than the goofy, dumb kid that put out […]

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New Unreqvited EP

A little outside the project’s usual fare, Unreqvited released an ambient EP titled Rain. As far as ambient releases go, it’s quite good; a calm, mellow listen that fades easily into the background. For $4 USD, it’s not a bad price; I have not bought it yet, but will almost certainly do so as I […]

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