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Video Premiere: Throne of Vengeance’s “Live Evil”

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, videos On: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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Calgary's Throne of Vengeance was one of the bands mentioned in a recent edition of our "Throw Me a Frickin' Bone," the magazine's space for demos and self-releases as curated and delivered by some half-black Canadian nerd face. In said edition of the column we affectionately refer to as 'boner,' said hack described the band with the following: ..."straddles the hard rock/thrash line, sounding ...

Decibrity Playlist: Cormorant

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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Back in early 2012, Chris Dick sung the praises of Cormorant's Dwellings. Since the band's recently released follow-up is yet another quality entry in its still nascent catalog, we asked Nick Cohon to tell us about some of the "darker country music" that he listens to (the guitarist is also rocking a Gov't Mule Dose shirt above, which, while neither dark nor country, must be mentioned). As he ...

Sucker For Punishment: When Less Equals Way More

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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The Canadian/American collaboration between singer/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell and guitarist Mat Davis bowled me over three years ago with the shockingly good Blacklands album. It was a big improvement on their 2010 debut In Witch Order, a clever blend of NWOBHM influences and the classic doom sounds of Pentagram. Not unlike Witchfinder General, only highlighted by Blackwell’s unique, husky ...

Sandrider: Preview of “Dogwater,” Non-T-Shirt Version.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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We used to love Akimbo around these parts. I say used to, not because they suddenly betrayed their clangy, mathy roots for a combination of slick radio rock and Drake covers, but because they up and broke up. So, I guess in a roundabout way, we still love Akimbo even though the band doesn't really exist anymore. A few years ago, former Akimbo members Nat Damm (drums) and Jon Weisnewski ...

Vincibility is for Suckers: Exclusive Fucking Invincible Premiere!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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Providence, Rhode Island-based FUCKING INVINCIBLE -- featuring faces that will be familiar to fans of Daughters, Dropdead, Soul Control, Sweet Jesus, etcetera -- gave themselves a lot to live up to with their chosen moniker, but, as the exclusive stream of "Ape As Man/Man As Ape" below ably demonstrates, these dudes have good reason to have confidence in that powerviolence swagger. The ...

Metal Yoga With André Foisy #2

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured On: Monday, May 19th, 2014

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André Foisy plays guitar in Locrian and is a certified yoga instructor who teaches at Turbodog Yoga in Chicago, IL. You can find his yoga teaching schedule and more information about him on his blog. --- You’re on the road and you’re late for your next show because you woke up late after partying too hard. You’ve been on the road for days and you’ve been eating nothing but potato ...

STREAMING: God Macabre “Lost”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, May 19th, 2014

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Back in 2002, Relapse had the hairy balls to reissue a relatively unknown yet cult favorite in God Macabre's The Winterlong. This was well before labels X, Y, and Z got on the reissue bandwagon of unfurling low visibility releases like they were unmined gold. Anyway, organized with full consent of the band by ex-Relapse death metal curator Tom H., the 2002 reissue featured updated artwork ...

Instruments of Lord Shiva: Dying Out Flame

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, May 16th, 2014

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Kathmandu, Nepal's Dying Out Flame play Vedic death metal -- that is, in the words of the band's charismatic and eloquent frontman Aabeg Gautam, "Hindu themes derived from ancient Vedic philosophy/mythology and literature, incorporating ancient sanskrit shlokas, and fusing traditional Hindu classical music to brutal death metal." Sounds pretty esoteric and spacey, right? Well, get ready, ...

Sucker For Punishment: Snakes ‘N’ Balls

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Friday, May 16th, 2014

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Few bands, metal or otherwise, have built a reputation over the last 15 years as sterling as Agalloch has. Ever since the 2002 landmark The Mantle the Portland band has put a very unique spin on extreme metal, its blend of folk/pagan influences and atmospheric black metal yielding startlingly beautiful music that many didn’t dream possible in such a harsh genre. And just like the pace of the ...

“We Like to Write No-Brainers from the Heart,” and Other Quotable Gems: Anti Ritual Interviewed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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With 17 billion bands, labels and PR people all clamouring for a piece of the attention pie, it sometimes gets to the point where you want to grab a small stack of classics and go stick your head in the proverbial sand of that deserted desert island people claim to be listening to their favourite albums while stranded on. But there's always good and great out there, you just have to take the time ...