Profile: Death Curse Productions (Germany)

by Brett Stevens
April 28, 2015 –
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Death Curse Productions represents the new wave of smaller underground labels who are targeting niches within the mainstreamed post-underground instead of trying to drop out from the methods used by normals to exchange music. Despite offering some unconventional formats, Death Curse Productions keeps its offerings accessible to the world at large, as if daring them...Read more

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Nausea – Condemned to the System (2014)

by Brett Stevens
April 27, 2015 –
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Yes, this is a metal blog, and yes, this is a punk album and also yes, people who try to be ironic are annoying. Nausea Condemned to the System is worth your time if you enjoy energetic and powerful music of any kind. Born out of a punk album, this half-hour terror extends to grindcore...Read more

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Profile: metal trader Sean Clark

by Brett Stevens
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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

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Blaspherian reaches milestone in recording new album

by Brett Stevens
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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

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

by Brett Stevens
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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

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

by Brett Stevens
April 25, 2015 –
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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

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Helsingin Sanomat cites comments on Adam Gadahn

by Brett Stevens
April 24, 2015 –
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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

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

by Brett Stevens
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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

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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

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Absurd Asgardsrei: possibly the worst re-issue in metal

by Brett Stevens
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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

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