Staff Playlists – May 2020

Another month goes by and we give you another month’s worth of staff picks and playlists from some of the folks at Hellbound. Feel free to add your own picks of the month in the comments!

Arta Gailuma

Listening to: Saor

New releases:  1. …And Oceans – Cosmic World Mother. May 8th, 2020 via Season Of Mist & 2. Green Carnation – Leaves Of Yesteryear May 8th, 2020 via Season of Mist

Non-Metal: Dzivia – Rujnuj

Gruesome Greg

Listening to:  Anthrax – Spreading the Disease

New release: 16 – Dream Squasher

Non-Metal: Ramones – Poison Heart

Wild card: There are more bro hugs and tough-guy tears in one episode of Sons of Anarchy than an entire season of The Sopranos.

Danielle Griscti

Listening to: SPIRIT POSSESSION – Spirit Possession. Chomping at the bit to hear the rest of this absolutely delectable little morsel.

New release: YARROW – We Made What God Could Not. The ice cream sundae equivalent of this month’s picks.  Doomy & sludgey flavours with dark-ambient sprinkles.

Live: ORANSSI PAZUZU – Mestarin Kynsi. An absolute dream of a set, which was intended for this year’s Roadburn.

Non-Metal: OLD TOWER – The Last Eidolon. Is “dungeon synth” metal? I don’t know, what I do know is I have rinsed this little gem and it hasn’t lost its shine yet.

Wild card: IRN – Promo MMXX. A 6-minute journey towards a black hole.

Sean Palmerston 

Listening to: Celtic Frost – Monotheist (Century Media)

New release: Paradise Lost –  Obsidian (Nuclear Blast)

Live: Clutch/Crowbar – Live From the Doom Saloon webcast on May 27th

Non-Metal: Robert Wyatt – ’68 (Cuneiform Records)

Wild card: Rush – Permanent Waves (Anthem)

Sarah Riley

Listening to: Coroner – Mental Vortex (Noise Records, 1991)

New release: Alukah – Descending (Stay Sick Recording, May 29th, 2020)

Non-Metal: Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel (Partisan Records, 2019)

Daniel Smith

New release: Esoctrilihum – Eternity of Shaog

Non-Metal: Interpol – Our Love to Admire

Wild card: My Night at Mauds (1969) – Eric Rohmer