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STREAMING: Nocturnal Breed “Speedkrieg”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, January 20th, 2014

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The last time lead Nocturnal Breed headman Kenneth Svartalv (aka S.A. Destroyer) ushered his forces into war was back in 2007, just as world financial systems were crumbling under their own gluttonous weight. Now, some seven long-ass years later, S.A. Destroyer returns with the Breed in tow and V. Fineideath replacing A. E. Rattlehead on riffs and six-stringer Axeman I. Maztor returning from ...

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

By: admin Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Still a little slow around here, if you know what I’m pecking about. But let's just dive into it, shall we? Culted release Oblique to All Paths on Relapse.  Culted are a file-sharing kind of group that never really all get into the same room. Amazingly, though, they’ve crafted an angry, nasty ambient drone/black metal/sludge amalgam that seems like they’ve been jamming this in the same ...

Your Regional Openers for the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour Are…

By: andrew Posted in: featured, the decibel magazine tour On: Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem aren't nearly enough. Here are the regional openers who'll kick off select dates of the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour.   Maruta Tues, March 18 / Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater Founded in the swamplands of South Florida in 2005, Maruta have been blurring the lines between grindcore and technical death metal ever since. The band ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Do not fear the can. The can is a beer drinker's friend. Especially when the beer is coming all the way from Maui. It protects and helps keep the product inside cool (metal chills faster than glass) and fresh. The folks at Maui Brewing Co. would be foolish to package their product any other way, due to the inherent difficulties in getting it from a tropical environment to North America. And the ...

STREAMING: French sludge-metallers DRAWERS new self-titled album

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Ladies and germs, courtesy of the good people of Kaotoxin Records, it is our great honor to host this online premiere of Drawer’s self-tilted sophomore album. Drawers are a five-piece outfit from Toulouse, France, who play sludge or a variant thereof; Drawers is really just big-riffed, amp-worshipping metal. This is sludgish metal. Indeed, calling Drawers honest-to-God sludge kinda shows ...

Did You See Them Live? Sam Black Church Documentarian Duncan Wilder Johnson Interviewed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews On: Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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The email came in from Ol' Man Mudrian a few days ago and it went, in part, like this: "Have you ever heard Sam Black Church? People from the New England area like to blow them incessantly, but people like me who "never saw them live" just think they accidentally invented nu metal. Either way, this is worth watching for what happens at the three-minute mark." Turns out the occasion is that ...

Live Review: Clutch

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, live reviews On: Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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The latest Clutch album may be the band's best since 2005's Robot Hive/Exodus, but the live setting is where these Marylanders have built their name over the years. So it was fitting that the quartet opened up its recent set in Port Chester, NY with "Earth Rocker", a tune that in many ways sets forth the group's mantra that if you're gonna do it you'd better take it to the stage, or don't do it ...

STREAMING: Godhunter’s “Brushfires”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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For your streaming pleasure today we are premiering the track "Brushfires" from Arizona's Godhunter, a nasty hybrid of thrash and sludge. Preorder the album City Of Dust here from The Compound. Some details on the track follow the stream. Brushfires is an analogy for the divisiveness that embroils the political nature of mankind. In that political realm, when governments or corporations ...

EXCLUSIVE: Danny Lilker Elaborates on Departure from Brutal Truth

By: admin Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews On: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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On Friday, January 10, Brutal Truth bassist Danny Lilker announced via Facebook that he "will be retiring from being a full time recording and touring musician" on his forthcoming 50th birthday, October 18, 2014. The news flash resonated throughout the entire online extreme community, who, in the process, appears to have disregarded Lilker's commitment to forge ahead in a variety of other bands. ...

Sucker For Punishment: The New Wave of Moose Molten Metal

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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I had an interesting conversation with a metal peer over coffee yesterday, and was asked what makes a “traditional” heavy metal album made in 2014 worth spending money on when all I have to do is listen to a Judas Priest album. I had to pause and consider that for a minute. For a writer like me, the appeal of old-school heavy metal revivalist bands boils down to three factors. First is ...