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Grave Disclosure: Funeral Chant interview & stream

February 23, 2017

In which we make contact with the Bay Area’s latest morbid abomination, Funeral Chant.

Primal Rite Show The ‘Sensory Link Through Pain’ On New Track

January 23, 2017

Primal Rite just keeps cranking music out. “Sensory Link Through Pain” is part of a 7″ that will be released through Revelation Records. 

Remembering Drew Cook with Wild Hunt’s “Scroll and Urn”

May 18, 2015

On April 21, 2015, the Bay Area metal scene—and the underground metal scene as a whole—lost a prolific and talented artist named Drew Cook, guitarist for Oakland-based bands Dimesland and Wild Hunt.

Let’s help Jason Becker

September 18, 2013

The folks who work hard to bring you the extremely extreme each week might be cantankerous but that doesn’t mean we don’t look out for our fellow man. Case in point: the gifted guitarist Jason Becker, who was struck with with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which most readers know as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease…

Dublin Death Patrol Deliver a Bay Area Beatdown

September 11, 2012

Like London, Ontario and Paris, Texas there’s a city in the California Bay Area with the same name as one of the great metropolises of the world. Yep, Dublin, CA was named after Ireland’s capital, but this East Bay suburb is probably best known in the metal world for being the hometown of some heavy…