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Episode 435: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard's "Infest The Rat's Nest"

Episode 435: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard's "Infest The Rat's Nest"

For their 15th album (and 2nd this year), Australia’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard take yet another musical turn, this time into THRASH METAL. Infest The Rat’s Nest has everything: HUGE CRUSHING RIFFS! THUNDERING DRUMS! SCI-FI ECO-DIMENSIONAL HORROR! It even has SATAN!

But it’s that second-to-last point that’s so important. Somehow, impossibly, King Gizzard has made a metal album that not only sounds timeless but speaks to the horrors we’re all going to face as man-made climate change runs its course. Metal enthusiast Casey Rae (William Burroughs and The Cult Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Dead To Me) joins us as we follow King Gizzard down the highway towards oblivion on an all-new episode of Discologist!


Episode 290: Reflections Of A Floating World - Elder

Episode 290: Reflections Of A Floating World - Elder

There's really no other way to say it: Music journalism is kind of in the sh@#@er in 2017. We're panling up in the basement to consider how things got this bad, could we all have done anything to stop it, and, most importantly, where do we go from here?  

Elder is a metal/prog band from Boston. We like Elder. Elder has a savage new album out, Reflections Of A Floating World. We like savage things. Seems like a thing we'd need to talk about, yea? 

PLUS! Colin Stetson is back and he's bringing his friends! This time the "heavy metal" wizard is diving headfirst in to metal/prog with his new band Ex Eye (featuring Stetson, Liturgy's Greg Fox on drums, Toby Summerfield on guitars, and Shahzad Ismaily on synths) and  and the results are as wild as you would expect. "Xenolith; The Anvil" is your first taste of this righteous sonic assault that's coming for all of us later this month. 


Episode 270: Emperor of Sand - Mastodon

Episode 270: Emperor of Sand - Mastodon

Atlanta's Mastodon, arguably the kings of modern metal, are back with a crushing new album that cements their legacy as much as it catapults them into the future. After playing it straight for two albums, Emperor Of Sand is a return to the concept album, this time exploring some very real, and very close to home, battles with cancer.  Andre and Marcus join Kevin in the basement to talk through this savage masterpiece from one of the fiercest bands in the land.

PLUS! Saltland aka Rebecca Foon is back with a sublime new LP entitled A Common Truth, and we've got a listen to its latest single to help you come down. 


Episode 202: Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows

Episode 202: Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows

Warner Music has delivered what may be a crippling blow to small record record stores everywhere. But does it matter? 

Since 2006, Richmond, Virginia's Inter Arma has been setting the heavens on fire with an unholy mastery of metal that promises as much doom as it does unrepentant beauty. On their latest album they're upping the ante and have produced not just the best album of their career, but one of the finest albums of 2016. #SPOILERS

Don't know Xenia Rubinos? We've got you covered. Get a taste of her latest album Black Terry Cat. Thank us later.