Welcome back to the Disposable Underground newsletter, featuring a roundup of what’s new at the blog since last time and some music news bites from around the web.
New at the Blog
Meshuggah has a new music video for the track “The Abysmal Eye” from new album Immutable. Being a fan of the band, I wrote a little about the record, which sounds really good, by the way. Here’s the story —>
Interesting Times Gang has a new EP called Are We OK. It’s an electronic project that one of the guys from Kowloon Walled City has been releasing music under. Read the review—>
Sepultura is on tour for the band’s latest album Quadra, and when the guys came to Baltimore I filmed a clip, a deep-cut song from the new record called “The Pentagram.”
Man’s Body, an indie rock band, released the A Set of Steak Knives album and I received a CD promo for it in the mail. I always take notice when a label or PR company sends physical music for coverage, even if the music isn’t totally my kind of thing. Here’s a review—>
Hyste’riah is a band that also sent a CD in for review, this time for the record Badassery. This one is more in my wheelhouse because it’s metal. The review—>
The war in Ukraine is seeing bands cancel tours and festival appearances. Groups of different shapes, sizes, and sounds are citing the conflict when cancelling. I talked about that a little at the blog. Check it out—>
More Music News
Ukrainian musicians are joining the fight in different ways, whether it be taking up arms or sharing news via their social media channels or playing their music in defiance. Mark Savage writes about this at BBC News.
Killing Joke is one of my favorite bands, so I was happy to hear that the group’s documentary, The Death and Resurrection Show, is up on YouTube. Here’s the Facebook announcement—>
Rest In Peace
Taylor Hawkins, the drummer of Foo Fighters, died last month while the band was on tour. Kat Bouza has the story at Rolling Stone.
Michael Belfer died last month, his old bandmate Geoff Stanfield writes for Tape Op. Belfer was an influential guitarist in the California punk scene.
Thanks for reading and see you at the blog!