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Listen In: Blood Knight Made You a Playlist


07.23.13 Andy Cush

Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging.

This week’s “Listen In” comes from Blood Knight, a self described “lo-fi nerd metal” band from Maryland whose name comes from a Magic: The Gathering card and whose music combines the crusty sonics and vocal assault of black metal with melodic guitar playing that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Built to Spill record. Their playlist leans heavily on metal and noise rock, with offerings from fellow Maryland-bred acts like Double Dagger and Chaos Destroy, and closes on “The Gael,” a Scottish tune Blood Knight’s Max Heimberger describes as “so so fucking awesome it is literally hilarious.”

Betrayal, Blood Knight’s second EP, was released this month, and I cannot  recommend it any higher. Listen here.


“Mind Collapse,” Cough, 2010


“2 Morro Morro Land,” Lightning Bolt, 2005


“Vordhosbn,” Aphex Twin, 2001


“CHAOS DESTROY 3,” Chaos Destroy, 2012


“Birth Control Blues,” Arab on Radar, 2001


“IIIIIIIIIIII,” Krallice, 2012


“Foreign Bodies,” Double Dagger, 2013


“Det Iskalde Mørket,” Throne of Katarsis, 2009


“Sick Dolphin,” Videohippos, 2007


“Läuft…Heisst Das Es Läuft Oder Es Kommt Bald…Läuft,” Faust, 1973


“Etna,” Sunn O))) & Boris, 2006


“The Gael,” Last of the Mohicans theme, composed by Dougie MacLean, 1992