Author: IC

About IC

I spend a lot of time meditating on why Insect Warfare broke up and cleaning off my Wolves in the Throne Room records. I play in bands on four strings and vocal. Residing in Boston, MA, USA.

Here are my most recent posts

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Hanzo – The Debut Self-Titled.

Hanzo – Rugby, England, United Kingdom. Hanzo’s self titled EP fell into my lap, presented to me as a Garage Rock trio that dishes out sounds drawn in from Rocka, Psycho, and other various billies as well as Surf Rock. Straight from the cover of their self-titled, you’re assaulted with...

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The Black Swamp – MS and IC Take On ‘I Am’.

The Black Swamp – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (Above) Photo credit: Rob Rizza LIVE – Click Here. Queensland, Australia’s The Black Swamp came to my attention at random. My interest was piqued by the process of hearing Sludge, or otherwise known as “Stoner” Metal interpreted outside of its saturated and well...

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Cara Neir – ‘Perpetual Despair Is The Human Condition’.

Cara Neir – Dallas, Texas, USA. Cara Neir has been a name in the burgeoning, often praised, often ill-spoken lump of a ‘scene’ that is American Black Metal. That being said, Cara Neir has never really fit in amongst glazed over, super compressed shoegazey bands that have taken away from...

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Fresh Picks: Unyielding Love – Not For The Faint of Hearing…

Unyielding Love – Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Photo credit – Shane Malone. Unyielding Love is a band I stumbled upon via ‘Heavy Blog Is Heavy’ journalist Jake Tiernan (who has a remarkable taste in music as I’ve come to learn), who satisfied a necessity in extreme music I didn’t...

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Electric Fox – ‘Run Around’ Single Review.

Electric Fox – Bristol, England, United Kingdom. ‘Run Around’ by Bristol, England based Electric Fox immediately struck me with a danceable, catchy drum beat and a tastefully fuzzy bass thaelet built into the frame, to then be filled in by twangy Surf Rock riffs and crooned vocals that tell me...

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Through The Side Door- Entry #1: So Hideous.

Boston – Massachusetts – USA. This was a show that had me on the edge of my cramped polyester seat riding the T (Boston’s subway system) back to my side of town to link up with a handful of very talented musicians, for a show that had been the talk...

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Through The Side Door: DIY Boston.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA. From my first house show in Boston. The smell of stale beer and the creek of decades old wood might have you think that you’re in some matter of a party at your university, but the feedback coming from the basement and the guy in the Leftöver...

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Fresh Riffs: Our New Writer IC, And A Window To Whats Important…

(Editors Note – We’ve branched with our new writer. IC is American and currently living in Boston Massachusetts. Here a few words about his musical journey so far. MS.) Having bounced from the state of New York, then to Connecticut and now Massachusetts, and being the son of an artist and a...