Here are the best loud rock releases of April and May for your listening pleasure. Also, please remember to donate to KZSC’s Spring Pledge drive happening right now. KZSC is unique in putting punk and metal music on the radio, where it is otherwise absent. Help keep this tradition going strong!


1. Ghost Bath – Starmourner [Blackgaze]

2. The Obsessed – Sacred [Doom Metal]

3. Oranssi Pazuzu – Kevät / Värimyrsky EP [Black Metal]

4. Artificial Brain – Infared Horizon [Technical Death Metal]

5. Loss – Horizonless [Death/Doom Metal]

6. Sarcasm – Within the Sphere of Ethereal Minds [Death Metal]

7. Possession – Exorkizein [Black/Death Metal]

8. Fuoco Fatuo – Backwater [Funeral Doom]

9. Samsara Blues Experiment – One With The Universe [Stoner Metal]
10. Wounded Giant – Vae Victis [Stoner Metal]

Tune in to The Emo-Show-Null (Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm), Angry, Young and Dorm (Monday nights from 12am-2am), Que Te Importa (Sunday nights from 12am-2am), and From The Swamps (Sundays from 10pm-12am) for all of your loud rock needs!


The quarter is coming to a close, and the air continues to drop in temperature…

End-of-year lists are being prepared, and folks are turning in for the holidays…

But that doesn’t mean the month of December can’t be host to some quality metal releases!

Here are my picks for this month:

  1. Ash Borer – The Irrepassable Gate (Atmospheric Black Metal)
  2. Sithter – Chaotic Fiend (Drone/Doom Metal)
  3. Gnaw Their Tongues – Hymns for the Broken, Swollen, and Silent (Black Metal/Noise/Experimental)
  4. Nails/Full of Hell – Nails/Full of Hell [Split] (Grindcore/Powerviolence/Hardcore)
  5. Bethlehem – Bethlehem (Black Metal)
  6. Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn (Doom Metal)
  7. Scum – Garden of Shadows (Death Metal)
  8. Revel In Flesh – Emissary Of All Plagues (Melodic Death Metal)
  9. Fistula – The Shape Of Doom To Cumm))) (Sludge/Doom Metal)
  10. Superjoint – Caught Up In The Gears (Sludge Metal)

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for interviews with the bands Domkraft and Slomatics! They are some of the first bands to be announced thus far that are performing at doom extravaganza, Psycho Las Vegas in 2017. As more bands are announced, I will continue to release interviews…

You can hear metal like this and more on Cries and Whispers, every Monday evening from 10 to Midnight with DJ Catfish and Firey Nairi!




So much beautiful metal is released this time of year…must be the weather, I suppose! Here’s some of my top picks for the brutal-est and grooviest metal out now.

  1. Urfaust – Empty Space Meditation (Black Metal)
  2. Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis (Death Metal)
  3. Red Fang – Only Ghosts (Sludge Metal)
  4. Khemmis – Hunted (Doom Metal)
  5. Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation (Death Metal)
  6. Deathspell Omega – The Synarchy of Molten Bones (Black Metal)
  7. Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law (Black Metal/Grindcore)
  8. Auroch – Mute Books ( Blackened Death Metal)
  9. Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation (Mathcore)
  10. Witchery – In His Infernal Majesty’s Service (Blackened Thrash Metal)

You can hear metal like this and more on Cries and Whispers, every Monday evening from 10 to Midnight with DJ Catfish and Firey Nairi!


The spookiest season of the year is here! Perfect time for some charts of the best Loud Rock albums that have come out recently or are coming out soon! Blow out your eardrums and headbang along to these tasty new jams…

  1. Neurosis – Fires Within Fires
  2. 40 Watt Sun – Wider Than The Sky
  3. Subrosa – For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages
  4. Negura Bunget – Zi
  5. Truckfighters – V
  6. Pallbearer – Fear and Fury EP
  7. Blood Incantation – Starspawn
  8. Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder
  9. Brujeria – Pocho Aztlan
  10. Beelzefuzz – The Righteous Bloom

For doom metal fans, definitely check out Neurosis’ new album, especially the first track, “Bending Light.” SUPER heavy without using riffs as a crutch. Honestly up there with some of their best releases.

For those that like their metal faster, I would definitely recommend “Chaoplasm” off of Blood Incantation’s new album Starspawn. Death metal that immaculately balances raw aggression and atmosphere.


Catch DJ Catfish along with Firey Nairi Mondays 10 – Midnight on Cries & Whispers!


Loud Rock Charts – First Week of January

Top Ten:

  1. BARONESS — Purple
  2. HATCHET — Fear Beyond Lunacy
  3. LEFTOVER CRACK — Constructs Of The State
  4. ZULUS — II
  5. GRAVE BABIES — Holographic Violence
  6. MADAME MAYHEM — Now You Know
  7. SHINING — International Blackjazz Society
  8. DRACONIAN — Sovran
  9. USELESS EATERS — Live In San Francisco
  10. LOVE JUNKIES — Blowing On The Devil’s Strumpet

Top Adds:

  • BARONESS — Purple

Loud Rock Charts – First Week of December


  1. MEDICINE MOON – Medicine Moon EP
  2. KILLING JOKE – Pylon
  4. IAMX – Metanoia 
  5. ZULUS – II
  6. ATOM AGE – Hot Shame 
  7. GRAVE BABIES – Holographic Violence
  8. LOVE JUNKIES – Blowing On The Devil’s Strumpet 
  9. TIMMY’S ORGANISM – Heartless Heathen 
  10. SPORTS – All Of Something

Okay, FINE, take a break from studying. And instead, listen to this track off of Medicine Moon‘s EP: