Portfolio: Xeno Ooze – “Slimewave” 2020 (Death Grind)

Xeno Ooze is a three-piece hive-minded grindcore outfit from the scorching Sonoran deserts of Phoenix, Arizona. Formed in 2018 by ex-members of Glitterbomb and Drogheda, Xeno Ooze weaves elements of death metal, crust, power violence and oozing science fiction into a sludgy conglomerate of mach-speed blasting, pummeling riffs, and gutturals from the maws of The Old Ones themselves. Slimewave continues the aesthetic of their 2019 debut “Parasligm Shift” by remaining consistent in their toxic choice of artwork and subverting the expectations of grind.

Portfolio: Rise to The Sky – “A Cold Embrace From Life” 2020 (Death Doom)

Rise The Sky is the solo project of Chilean musician Sergio G who has wasted no time this year and is back already with follow up the critically acclaimed October LP “Death Will Not Keep Us Apart”. The heart of this new EP, “A Cold Embrace From Life” is an atmospheric death doom experience that trudges through the emotions of grief and a stinging lack of closure. It embraces the signature sound of the band while also exhibiting various improvements over previous releases. Sergio says of the album:

Portfolio: Rise To The Sky – “Death Will Not Keep Us Apart” 2020 (Death Doom)

Rise To The Sky is a solo death doom project that borders on the funeral side of things. After making releases for a couple of years Rise To The Sky cements their style and aesthetic with this new album Death Will Not Keep Us Apart. Between the compositions, sound and album artwork, this is very far from a run of the mill made in a bedroom kind of solo project. It’s miles ahead in quality and preparedness. Enjoy the story telling and longform doom atmosphere with this brand new LP.

Portfolio: Thorn – “The Encompassing Nothing” 2020 (Death Doom)

Cavernous. Brooding. Bleak. Thorn is a one-man project from Phoenix, Arizona specializing in the foreboding and ominous. Weaving elements of death metal, doom, post and grind, the debut release “The Encompassing Nothing” is the ideal soundscape for worshipping pagan gods and making offerings to unknown entities. Created by the guitarist from Xeno Ooze and Glitterbomb.

Portfolio: White Crone – “The Poisoner” 2020 (Traditional Heavy Metal)

“Lisa Mann made a career as an award winning blues artist, but never lost her love of metal music. Growing up in the mosh pits of the 1980’s, she was inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Black Sabbath, Manowar, Dio and more. A mostly one-woman project, White Crone is a love letter to this grand era of metal, and a lyrical homage to mystical storytelling traditions of yore”

Portfolio: Extinction – “Smouldering Enfoulment” 2020 (Slam)

This is one of those projects I love to promote because of there sheer amount of talking points. Publications will have a field day with this one, for better or worse. Extinction is an aggressively environmentally conscious slam band that weaves samples into the chaotic music to tell a story. Their new album Smouldering Enfoulment is a natural continuation of their 2019 demo Anthropogenic Degradation of Ecosystemic Vegetation and the amount of progression made since last year is very impressive. From the composition to the production, this is a chunky album that delivers on it’s promise to crusade for nature.

Portfolio: Molog – “Tri” 2019 (Black Metal)

Molog are a duo from Melbourne Australia that combine the harshness of raw black metal with melancholic story telling, resulting in a large impactful sound. Not many people have heard this one and such is the nature of underground Australian black metal. It’s a different beast from many American and European acts we’ve become accustomed to. It’s not just raw for the sake of being raw, it has a strong audio thesis and will entice you in accompanying it on the harrowing journey that is Tri. The band is currently in the process of making a diverse and expressive follow up.

Portfolio: Aeons Abyss – “Impenitent” 2019 (Death Metal)

This is the debut release from Aeons Abyss who have since released a single and have a forthcoming album in 2021 with additional members for live performances. This duo are a rising star in the underground Australian death metal scene. Below is the press release for the debut, but I work on a lot of Aeons Abyss’ albums as they were my first client who got me into doing PR, so keep an eye out for the news in 2021.

Portfolio: Eternal Rest – “The Picture Of Hatred” 2019 (Death Metal)

Eternal Rest are an industrious death metal band from Brisbane, Australia with connections to American Labels and Swedish sound engineer/genius Dan Swano, who mixed the band’s 2019 release ‘The Picture Of Hatred’. With a lot more to say the band aren’t ready to relax yet, they are currently working on some brutal new material to elevate their craft, this monstrous release will be hitting our ears mid 2020.

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