Technical ecstasy! Lorcan Archer talks to two of the most creatively daring bands in the underground: first Sam and Keith from Artificial Brain, about their critically acclaimed "Infrared Horizon" - then Chthe'ilist's Philippe Tougas about his own journey into the netherscapes of extreme metal.
You'll most likely know him as the frontman for Neurosis. But for the last decade, Steve Von Till has been making quiet, introspective acoustic albums of real haunting depth. His new one is incredible.
Alan Averill wanted another outlet from Primordial - and for Dread Sovereign he had to find a guitarist steeped in rock. Meet Bones. And hear how their new album has changed from dirge to fist banging metal.