Profile: metal trader Sean Clark

by Brett Stevens
April 27, 2015 –
profile_-_metal_trader_-_sean_clark

Sean Clark has been a part of the metal underground trading and selling circle for a long time, hunting down CDs and rare vinyls across the globe. As he gears up to sell some of his excess to finance further purchases of rare Profanatica material, he was able to answer a few questions for a...Read more

Tags: , , ,

Blaspherian reaches milestone in recording new album

by Brett Stevens
blaspherian_-_band_photo_-_october_2014

Texas cult primitive occult death metal band Blaspherian has recorded five tracks for its upcoming Reborn through the Black Flames of LuciferLP/CD and another single track for a 7″ with another band, the band said Monday. This release will follow the triumphant Upon the Throne‚Ķof Eternal Blasphemous Death 7″, the 2014 release of the bands...Read more

Tags: ,

Blasphemy reissues Fallen Angel of Doom on Nuclear War Now! Productions

by Brett Stevens
blasphemy_-_fallen_angel_of_doom_-_reissue

Grindcore/proto-black metal band Blasphemy has announced the re-issue of its classic album Fallen Angel of Doom on Nuclear War Now! Productions for CD and vinyl, with Blasphemy official merchandizing arm Ross Bay Cult issuing a cassette version. The band announces the “tentative” release date as June for teh CD and July for the LP. In...Read more

Tags: , , ,

Hot Fuzz (2007)

by Brett Stevens
April 25, 2015 –
hot_fuzz_movie_poster

In the grand tradition of send-ups like Naked Gun, Tropic Thunder and Tucker and Dale Versus Evil, this goofy UK film tears apart movie stereotypes and cliches while providing relatively harmless laughs. It bears no relation to reality and exists solely as distraction but serves an important role in revealing movie tropes for the empty...Read more

Tags: , , , ,

Helsingin Sanomat cites comments on Adam Gadahn

by Brett Stevens
April 24, 2015 –
helsingin_sanomat_logo

Finland, the world’s best country, possesses a large newspaper named Helsingin Sanomat which covered the recent death of Adam Gadahn and quoted yours truly: “He [Gadahn] took it very seriously. He got into the music and studied it as well as he could,” says a death metal DJ using the pseudonym Spinoza Ray Prozak to...Read more

Tags: , , , , , ,

“Don’t let death metal become death by metal”

by Brett Stevens
tri-met_operation_lifesaver_-_dont_let_death_metal_become_death_by_metal

Oregon transportation authority Tri-Met is running a series of ads on billboards and posters warning people against the problems of distracted pedestrians, especially those lost deeply in their MP3 players. The campaign includes the above amusing reference to death metal, “Don’t let death metal become death by metal,” although both sound pretty cool to us....Read more

Tags: , , ,

Deceased releases Cadaver Traditions tracklist

by Brett Stevens

Longstanding US speed metal/death metal band Deceased has completed work on its upcoming two-disc album of covers, Cadaver Traditions, which will be coming out on Hells Headbangers Records this summer. Cadaver Traditions will include 53 tracks in total, with two of those being brand-new recently written Deceased songs which had previously been released on vinyl....Read more

Tags: , ,

Absurd Asgardsrei: possibly the worst re-issue in metal

by Brett Stevens
absurd_-_asgardsrei

In 1998, a few black metal musicians — many of whom faced legal troubles in their home countries — came together to make a recording. The result, Asgardsrei, captured black metal in transition: its epic past, its roots in punk merged with Oi, and its tackling of unpopular subject matter, in this case out-of-the-closet NSBM....Read more

Tags: , , ,

Remember the fallen (Adam Gadahn)

by Brett Stevens
April 23, 2015 –
adam_gadahn_-_letter

Remember those who never had a chance. Like many of us, they grew up in a wasteland of broken families, pointless wage-slave jobs, hippie ideals and grim social collapse mundanities, a utopia of fond visions and a dystopia of nightmarish collisions with the reality those denied. They had nothing to look forward to but a...Read more

Tags: , , , ,

Castrator – “No Victim” (2014)

by Brett Stevens
April 22, 2015 –
castrator_-_no_victim

Approaching deathcore like a doom metal band, Castrator mix invariant riff-chorus pairs with extended solos over slower riffing and hybridize the chromatic riffing of their influences with Judas Priest style hard rock riffs. The strength is the melodic soloing which, while very much cut from a conventional metal/rock mold, guides the slowly looping slow-paced riffs...Read more

Tags: ,