Tuesday, 14 November 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 75 - Core of Destruction Radio 11/11/2017

The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show on Core of Destruction Radio every Saturday @ 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm CET and 8pm UK

Links to the awesome bands played on the show last weekend.


The Brothers Keg


Psychic High


Deaf Proof


Thursday, 9 November 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 74 Core of Destruction Radio 4/11/17

The Shrieks From Below, Core of Destruction Radio each Saturday @ 2 pm CST, 3PM EST, 9pm CET and 7pm UK.

Posting links to the amazing array of bands played on the show 4/11/17

Band Order:




Hundred Year Old Man


Operator Generator

Ape Cave


The Goatbox Rebels


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

DEAD BY DAWN - Life is a Death Sentence (2011)

Dead By Dawn, Portland, Oregon

Tightly controlled groove, riffs lined up like carcasses hung from a butchers shop window. A ground zero of crunchy sludge laced with punk rawness.

Personally, I reckon the frequent sludge tag  Dead By Dawn is tarnished with is a little off the mark. Sure, the opening track 'Life is a Death Sentence' has a whiff of Eyehategod, but much of the remainder of the album lacks the sloppiness that true sludge bands drown the listeners ears with. Here, riffs chop down around you polluted with the growling vocals of Eddie, ensuring the album sounds cloaked in a layer of grime and gives it a suitably dreary feeling.

'Life is a Death Sentence' is perfect for those who want to dip their toes into the sludge bucket, but not dive in head first.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW - The Oregon Trail Core of Destruction Radio 28/10/2017

The Shrieks From Below on Core of Destruction Radio @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK

This Saturday, The Shrieks From Below continues its journey across America. So far we've stopped in California and New York, now we're arriving in Oregon, and that mecca of heavy music, Portland which has one of the most vibrant metal scenes in the world. As always, I'll be avoiding the most obvious bands, in fact, there are a few here who are no longer active, but there are some hidden gems to be found here that are yet to be discovered by some.
The show starts on Core of De...struction Radio. at 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK.

Bandcamp links

Dead By Dawn

Witch Vomit

Grand Head

Die Like Gentlemen

Mammoth Salmon



Ion Storm

Sons Of Huns



Space God Ritual

Sunday, 29 October 2017

ROOMS OF RUIN ~ All Is Ended

Rooms Of Ruin, Middletown, New York.

What the band says~ "Formed in early 2011, Rooms Of Ruin explore a slow, sludgy sound with lyrical themes drawn from author Stephen Kings 'Dark Tower' series of novels"

Currently on hiatus due to bassist / vocalist Ken Faggio's involvement with Morpheus Descends, Rooms of Ruin, has released a couple of albums so far, All is Ended (2012) and Into The Black (2015). Their brand of sludge has a gloriously crunchy filling, abrasive rather than the dreary, suffocating style of bands such as Accept Death. Both albums are packed full of undulating riffs you can surf on.

The sound on All is Ended, to my rather battered and bruised hearing anyway, is pretty immaculate, giving the guitar sound of Dave Mayer full reign to wipe a smile off your face aided and abetted by a juggernaut of a rhythm section featuring the aforementioned  Ken Faggio in tandem with the precision drumming of Annie Terror.

There are lots of albums and bands that deserve way more attention that they currently receive, Rooms Of Ruin is one of them. 

@photo courtesy of Metal Archives

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 73 - Core of Destruction Radio 21/10/2017

The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show - Core of Destruction Radio, every Saturday @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK

Playing THIS Saturday on Core of Destruction Radio 2pm cst, 3pm cet, 9pm est and 8pm UK, The Shrieks From Below presents to you over an hour of some of the very best underground acts. Discover your new favourite band, reacquaint yourselves with forgotten gems. Tune in here http://theshrieksfrombelow.blogspot.co.uk/ or here http://www.coreofdestructionradio.com/
Whether you're into doom, death, stoner, sludge or just good old fashioned heavy rock, its all here.

Eagle Twin

Caveman Voicebox




Android Empire

Canyon Creep



Monday, 16 October 2017

The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show - New York, New York 14/10/2017

The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show ~ Core of Destruction Radio each Saturday @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK

This Saturday on The Shrieks From Below Show, I'm continuing my trek across as many states as I can. Last week I played bands from California, this week it will be New York, and I guarantee there ain't no Sinatra playing. The show plays on Core of Destruction Radio @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK. You can listen here http://theshrieksfrombelow.blogspot.co.uk/ or here http://www.coreofdestructionradio.com/
Bands featured are : Rooms Of Ruin, Funeral LeechBegottenIron TidesSpacelordIRONWEEDDoOoMArchonSun Black Smoke
As you can see, I've kept away from some obvious ones, but I want to portray some of the 'underbelly' of the scene, even though a couple of the bands are no more.

Band Order

Rooms Of Ruin

Funeral Leech


Iron Tides





Sun Black Smoke