Jon Porras

Review: Jon Porras’ Black Mesa

Jon Porras: Black MesaJon Porras: Black Mesa (Thrill Jockey, 4/17/12)

“Into Midnight”

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Guitarist Jon Porras, otherwise known as one half of drone duo Barn Owl, has returned for his sophomore solo effort via Black Mesa, a concept album of sorts about an outlaw’s desert journey as he comes to discover another universe.

Roadburn Festival 2012

Roadburn Festival 2012

Holland’s annual Roadburn Festival begins today, featuring some of the most adventurous names in metal (and beyond) from across the globe over four days of festivities. This year’s ALARM favorites include: Ancestors, Michael Gira (of Swans), Killing Joke, OmSleep, Pelican, Manorexia (JG Thirlwell), Nachtmystium, Barn Owl, Jucifer, La Otracina, Justin K. Broadrick SavioursTombs, and The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation.

See the complete schedule here. Though the festival is sold out, it’s never too early to plan for 2013!