Tour Diary

Wolvhammer Star In: Yet Another Tour Diary, Except This One’s Maybe Funny and Original (Part 4)

November 15, 2010

When they’re not getting down with the Cinnabon sickness at the Mall of America, Minneapolis BM punks Wolvhammer enjoy decimating faces on tour. Drummer/resident smartass Heath Rave will give us the gory, hopefully idiotic details. Wednesday, Nov. 3, Austin, TX After a brutal overnight drive, including a stop at a clinic (sore throat, not sore…

Top 5 Appalachian Authors by Nate Hall & Meghan Mulhearn (U.S. Christmas)

November 12, 2010

By Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas) #5 John Ehle: The Land Breakers, The Winter People, Trail of Tears. (Describing the Cherokee) Male and female, they were hospitable but uneffusive. The men appeared to be respectful but remained aloof, were secure within themselves. They would shake a stranger’s hand silently while looking off toward the horizon, securing…

A Day in the Lives of Tim Goergen, Joe Cocchi & Jay Van Schelt (Within The Ruins)

November 11, 2010

By Tim Goergen (Within The Ruins) It is always good to come back to the East Coast. Today was in Greenville, NC. After a 10-hour drive through the night from Columbus, GA we finally arrived in Greenville around 2:00 p.m. and immediately hit up the first Wal-Mart we could find. I grabbed some chicken strips…

Wolvhammer Star In: Yet Another Tour Diary, Except This One’s Maybe Funny and Original (Part 3)

November 11, 2010

When they’re not getting down with the Cinnabon sickness at the Mall of America, Minneapolis BM punks Wolvhammer enjoy decimating faces on tour. Drummer/resident smartass Heath Rave will give us the gory, hopefully idiotic details. Saturday, Oct. 30, day off Drove all day to Denver. Took a different way than what I’m used to coming…

Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) Tour Diary: Part Three

November 5, 2010

Hot on the heels of this summer’s Profound Lore debut, Of Seismic Consequence, Chicago prog-monsters Yakuza scored perhaps the baddest-ass black metal tour of 2010, scorching the States with Triptykon and 1349. Frontman/White Sox fan-for-life Bruce Lamont will periodically fill us in on the gory details. Day 12—Detroit Detroit Majestic Theater. This is a gig…

Wolvhammer Star In: Yet Another Tour Diary, Except This One’s Maybe Funny and Original (Part 2)

November 4, 2010

When they’re not getting down with the Cinnabon sickness at the Mall of America, Minneapolis BM punks Wolvhammer enjoy decimating faces on tour. Drummer/resident smartass Heath Rave will give us the gory, hopefully idiotic details. Thursday, Oct 28, Fargo, ND Um, what can I say about Fargo? We’ve played here many times now. It’s an…

Wolvhammer Star In: Yet Another Tour Diary, Except This One’s Maybe Funny and Original II: The Secret of the Booze

November 1, 2010

When they’re not getting down with the Cinnabon sickness at the Mall of America, Minneapolis BM punks Wolvhammer enjoy decimating faces on tour. Drummer/resident smartass Heath Rave will give us the gory, hopefully idiotic details. Thursday, Oct 28 Good morning/afternoon/evening to all of my fellow fans of heavy music (i.e. snobby, opinionated, nerdy shitheads). I’ve…

Valient Thorr Tour Diary, Part 667 (Skipped 666; Final)

October 29, 2010

By Valient Himself (Valient Thorr) Alahoyus. This will be the final transmission of the VALIENT THORR FALL- INTO MADNESS TOURR. Or the VALIENT THORR AUTUMN OF 1000 CHARACTERS TOURR. Or whatever. I like to change the name nightly. We have definitely met some interesting cats out there this go round. When we last left off,…

Day in the Life of R. Loren (Sailors With Wax Wings), Part I

October 21, 2010

By R. Loren (Sailors With Wax Wings) Wake up. Email. Feed, dress, entertain daughter. Take daughter to daycare. Go to work. Scramble to prepare lesson plan on Mary Shelley and the Gothic Novel while listening to Xasthur’s Portal Of Sorrow. Respond to emails on my phone from Derek at Solid PR regarding press for Sailors…

Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) Tour Diary: Part Two

October 21, 2010

Hot on the heels of this summer’s Profound Lore debut, Of Seismic Consequence, Chicago prog-monsters Yakuza scored perhaps the baddest-ass black metal tour of 2010, scorching the States with Triptykon and 1349. Frontman/White Sox fan-for-life Bruce Lamont will periodically fill us in on the gory details. Day 4—Baltimore Showed up around doors. A good friend…

Valient Thorr Tour Diary, Part 665 (Almost Over)

October 15, 2010

By Valient Himself (Valient Thorr) Alahoyus Broskeetos, and Broskeetas. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you from out here in the concrete jungle.  This tour should have been called something with the words awesome, endurance, wisdom, speed, courage, and hecticness in there.  Come see Valient Thorr in the SUPER AWESOME SPEED…

Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) Tour Diary: Part One

October 11, 2010

Hot on the heels of this summer’s Profound Lore debut, Of Seismic Consequence, Chicago prog-monsters Yakuza scored perhaps the baddest-ass black metal tour of 2010, scorching the States with Triptykon and 1349. Frontman/White Sox fan-for-life Bruce Lamont will periodically fill us in on the gory details. Day 1—drive day Got Pat Clancy from Nachtmystium (sitting…

A Day in the Life of Chris Grigg (Woe), Part Drei

October 7, 2010

By Chris Grigg (Woe) Hello once more, Deciblog! Been a while. Not long enough, some would say… but their opinions don’t matter. In case you missed the earlier installments of this series, my name is Chris Grigg and I am in a band called Woe. On October 12, Candlelight Records is releasing our new album,…

Ashmedi’s (Melechesh) biographical column & chaotic metaphysical thoughts, Part XV

October 7, 2010

This was a hectic summer. The album recording took all my time and attention. I lost track of night and day, was locked up in the studio for around over a 100 days. Give or take a few days. So, am I excused for the delay in delivering this edition? I would like to thank…

Cephalic Carnage / Summer Slaughter Tour Diary Pt. 2

July 22, 2010

Today, I learned about “feather footing.” Y’see, I’ve never driven a 15-passenger van before, let alone one with a trailer the size of my dining room towed behind it. During my quick tutorial, I learned that in order to prevent the engine from overheating, you’re supposed to not depress too hard on the gas and…

Cephalic Carnage/Summer Slaughter Tour Diary

July 21, 2010

Day 0 – BUFFALO, NY – SAN DIEGO, CA This year marks the 28th anniversary of the first and last time I ever visited my mother’s country of birth, the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica. There are a lot of things about that journey that are surprisingly fresh in my memory: the hurricane-beaten exteriors of…