Shrouded and Veiled
— The Rhode Island and Portland Maine corridor is filthy with metal and cool tiny venues, like Machines with Magnets, http://www.machineswithmagnets.com/venue-about. Shabti has members from Obsidian Tongue and Panopticon who mix cool heavy metal guitar solos mixed with technical death and badass shredding and riffs.
Of Harvest, Scythe and Sickle Moon
— Melody creates space within multi-layered percussions, multi-faceted vocals, and multiple horror effects.
FROSTHELM (North Dakota)
— Riffs fly swiftly over the North Dakota coal-scorched tundra.
TEMPLE OF THE FUZZ WITCH (Detroit)
The Glowing of Satan
— Yes, we all hate fuzz don't we? This is the fuzz band that proves it is still relevant with magic vocals and each song that grooves so hard.
The Knell and the World
— Woe is best known for its black metal within plaintive melodies; just gorgeous.
DEVIL MASTER (Philly)
Christ's Last Hiss
— Philly pours us PBR after having way too many double IPAs. Refreshingly gleeful.
CHROME WAVES (Chicago)
Take Another Sip
— Members from Apostles of Solitude, The Gates of Slumber, Abigail Williams and Wolvhammer that have created a modern, innovative post-metal that redefines post-metal.
Of Ghosts and the Grave
— A mix of aggressive writhing death that breaks into loose proggy instrumental.
DEAD TO A DYING WORLD (TX)
Empty Hands, Hollow Hymns
— Viola, piano and various percussion builds sweet atop ferocious black metal with vocal guests Jarboe and members of Swans and Bell Witch.