Archive for the ‘stupid crap’ Category

BREWTAL TRUTH: The Next Generation

By: adem Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, liver failure, stupid crap On: Friday, March 28th, 2014

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We'll get the self-congratulatory crap out of the way right up front. We've been writing about craft beer in America's only monthly extreme music magazine since 2009. No one else was writing about beer and metal at the time. So, we'll go ahead and plant the we-were-there-first flag in that one. But, if you've been following along, you've probably noticed that we are no longer the ONLY media ...

Kevin Stewart-Panko’s 7 Inches of Pleasure, Pain and Mediocrity

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, stupid crap On: Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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I get sent a lot of shit* to review; more than I can fit in any one place at one time. But because folks out there take the time to send me their wares, I usually feel obligated to give some sort of mention, nod, kudo or deliver a full-on scathing, hatchet job to those releases that find their way to me. It's kinda like Adrien Begrand's column, except without the comprehensiveness, quality ...

Streaming (some of) the Monuments Collapse/Breag Naofa Split and Why Physical Copies Don’t Suck

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, killing is my business, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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The fucking hassle and amount of fucking time I wasted just to put this stupid stream up wasn't worth it. San Francisco's Monuments Collapse and Seattle's Breag Naofa have had a split release available since last month. It originally came out around the Christmas rush and was probably forgotten/ignored for that reason. Here, we present it for you and your perusal. However, let the record show ...

Starting the New Year Off with a Bang: Random Glen Benton Quotes.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, stupid crap On: Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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Long-running, God-poking death metal crew, Deicide released their eleventh album, In the Minds of Evil in late November. This had journalists the world over gleefully rubbing their nubs at the thought of another round of press with the ever-quotable Glen Benton. Those nubs were rubbed a little less vigorously when it was learned that the bassist/vocalist was rumoured to be looking into the ...

New Year’s Metalutions

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, stupid crap On: Tuesday, December 31st, 2013


In 2014, I resolve to: Descant the insalubrious. Yoko Ono Chimaira. Stop smashing hammer faces. Train my army of attack hamsters. Look into whether or not goat sacrifice requires a permit. Resist your touch of evil. Follow Darkthrone on tour. Convince Albert to do a Hall Of Fame on Nightwish’s Wishmaster. Transcribe Obituary lyrics. Watch more porn. Actually listen to albums before ...

In League with Santa: A Metal Holiday Gift Guide

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen, stupid crap, videos On: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013


If you’re like me, you’re super lazy and wait until the last minute to buy gifts for people. If you have a metalhead in your life, though, it can be difficult to find that perfect present. After all, it just doesn’t seem that clever to get them yet another set of Death reissues. Don’t worry, though – this year, I’m here to help out! Here are some suggestions, broken down by the ...

Weird moments in metal #1,327: Richard Pryor’s Black Death

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, stupid crap, videos On: Monday, December 16th, 2013


The late, great Richard Pryor was many things. With his game face on he was the funniest man on the planet; Jerry Seinfeld said he was the Picasso of comedy. Pryor was a proper maverick who offended a whole bunch of squares who needed offended, and fittingly turned up in the weirdest of places, perhaps none weirder than David Lynch’s Lost Highway, in what would be Pryor's last film role. When ...

For Those About to Squeak: October 2013

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen, stupid crap On: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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I have a pet hamster. His name is Ozzy. He is adorable but terrified of everything. However, over the course of his cohabitation with me, he’s become acclimated to the sounds of heavy metal, probably due to the fact that I play it for 16 hours a day. I’ve discovered that he actually has quite discerning taste, and reacts differently to the different things I play. So, in this column, I’m ...

This is Hardcore: Through the Eyes of Hardcore Guys

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, listen, stupid crap, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, August 8th, 2013

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Today's the first day of four of 2013's This is Hardcore Festival. Last week, we spoke to owner and operator, Joe "Hardcore" Mckay about his background, the fest's humble early years and most everything else concerning the annual Philly throwdown. Read it here. This week, we tracked down members from a few of the 54 bands performing this year to ask them a neat and tidy question: as briefly as ...

Aesthetic Mess: Crappy Legacy Metal Act Cover Art in the 21st Century

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, stupid crap On: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013


Guys in metal bands grow old. We know that. It’s natural and can’t be helped. Sometimes they continue to put out good music, sometimes they lose the fire that drove them back in the day. That’s fine. We aren’t here to talk about the music. We are here to take a look at some of the terrible, terrible album covers these legends of metal have chosen to grace their recent releases with. Your ...