Supuration – Back From the Crematory

Brand new (09/2011) compilation CD from the very early days of Supuration including the full “Sultry obsession” MCD tracks (1990), the first ever Supuration demo tape tracks (“Official rehearsal” – 1990), the very first studio demo of Etsicroxe (Supuration’s former name), “Haunted”, dating back from 1989, as well as a nine song live set dating back from that same era.

Not a digipak… awesome.

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Rigor Mortis live in Houston

You know these guys: they basically invented the fast melodic style of metal that bands from Mayhem to At the Gates borrowed and developed to great effect. Do you love ripping metal? Want to die weltering in blood? Hope that immense battle, horrible suffering, apocalypse and desecration appeared right before that? Then you’re all for it. Rigor Mortis live tomorrow night.

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Dallas Toler-Wade makes a go with Narcotic Wasteland

From Duane Timlin:

So the Fairly big news, after our conference call between those of us in Narcotic Wasteland, the decision was finally made to let the cat out of the bag. Im sure some of you have noticed that name pop up, Now it’s time to come clean about it.

Narcotic Wasteland is the brainchild of Dallas Toler Wade. For those of you living under a rock Dallas is from the mighty Nile! He recruited longtime friend and old bandmate Ed Rhone (Teratosis, Dukallian Rebirth) Who then recruited me (almost every band).

We’ve been hard at work the past few months coming up with material, which were at eight songs now and more on the way, as well as a gameplan for this band. The idea behind Narcotic is to play what we want to play be it punk, thrash, death, black, whatever we feel at the moment is what were gonna do. Were ready for this news to spread, I’ll be posting videos with Sickdrummer after the camp, and will be throwing more bones at ya’s between my auditions, and while Dallas is filling his duties to Nile,( New album early spring!) and the Narcotic will be around there spring, early summer.

We look forward to getting out there and killing you, or at least watch you kill yourselves! It’s Time to Die…….

And remember to sodomize the fallen, Duane. We love the band name. Hail Satan!

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Winterwolf – Cycle of the Werewolf

I like this album, after having had it for two years and kicked it around during that time. I am constantly suspicious of those who resurrect the sound of the past; however, in this case, the band develops its own voice, although to make a quality 2nd album it will have to do so even more thoroughly. In addition, this gives you the rush of old school Swedish/Finnish death buzzsaw guitars and promise of doom.

Post everywhere! This band deserves your support.

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VOIVOD demo to be released on CD/LP

From MNN:

Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD will release their original demo tape from 1984. Entitled “To the Death 84”, the set will include material that was recorded in the band’s Quebec jam space in January 1984. The lineup for this record includes Snake (Denis Bélanger) on vocals, Piggy (Denis D’Amour) on guitar, Blacky (Jean-Yves Thériault) on bass and Away (Michel Langevin) on drums.

In addition to material that would later appear on the band’s “War And Pain” debut, this collection includes several other early VOIVOD offerings, as well as covers of MERCYFUL FATE and VENOM.

“To The Death 1984” will be released on November 22 as a CD or double LP via Alternative Tentacles.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Voivod
02. Condemned To The Gallows
03. Hell Driver
04. Live For Violence
05. War And Pain
06. Incantation
07. Buried Alive / Suck Your Bone
08. Blower
09. Slaughter In A Grave
10. Nuclear War
11. Black City
12. Iron Gang
13. Evil
14. Bursting Out
15. Warriors Of Ice

My inner metal nerd gets excited for this.

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The proof and the expiation

Grunge is indie rock — look at the years:

In fact, grunge’s roots can be traced back to the 1980s, if not further.

“Deep Six,” the 1986 compilation on Seattle label C/Z Records, is recognized as the first record to document this burgeoning regional sound. It featured a half-dozen local bands: Soundgarden, Green River, the Melvins, Malfunkshun, the U-Men and Skin Yard.

The Melvins, who have essentially never stopped touring or recording with 20 studio albums to their name, were friends and mentors to Nirvana’s Cobain and Krist Novoselic, who hailed from the same rural part of Washington state. As Novoselic once said of the sway Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne held over him: “Buzz was the preacher, and his gospel was punk rock.” The Melvins sonic influence on Nirvana’s first album is unmistakable. – CNN

Punk gave rise to post-punk and then emo (Fugazi).

At the same time, indie rock arose: part punk, part folk, part 60s revivalism (Pink Floyd, 13th Floor Elevators, etc.)

Their goal: to reduce angry punk and metal to humanist, sociable, feelings-oriented music.

With Nirvana, then Opeth, then modern metal, they succeeded.


(Also see Faux culture.)

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Asphyx finalizing “Deathhammer”

Following up on the extreme success of their latest studio album release “Death…The Brutal Way” and its “Live Death Doom” DVD/Live-CD successor, Dutch Doom Death Metal legends ASPHYX are currently busy with the final recordings for their newest studio effort, programmatically entitled “Deathhammer”.

The band checked in with the following status report about the new album:

“By now, all the guitars, drums and bass tracks for the upcoming “Deathhammer” album are recorded. Drums were recorded in the classic Harrow Studio, known from the ASPHYX classics as “The Rack” and “Last One On Earth”. The guitars and bass were recorded in The Mörser Studio. In a few weeks the vocals will be recorded in the Harrow Studio as well and then Dan Swanö will do the album’s mixing and mastering, just as on “Death…The Brutal Way” and “Live Death Doom”.

“Deathhammer” promises to be a darkened successor of “Death…The Brutal Way”. Almost every band is praising their newest album to be heavier and more brutal than the previous one, but actually in this case it’s the harsh truth. “Deathhammer” is in every way heavier, doomier and darker. Maybe it’s because of the fact that most of the songs were written in late Autumn/Winter?! We do not know…but it’s easily our heaviest effort so far!”.

“Deathhammer” is scheduled to be released via Century Media Records in early 2012.

For the rest of this year, ASPHYX will be playing a string of quality shows in Europe, including an appearance at this weekend’s underground institution NRW Deathfest on Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at AJZ Bahndamm in Wermelskirchen, Germany. Additionally, ASPHYX have chose to perform two very special “full album setlist” concerts on October 15th at Metropool in Hengelo, The Netherlands (where the band will be playing their complete “Last One On Earth” album) and at this year’s Eindhoven Metal Meeting on December 16th at Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (where the band will be playing their complete “The Rack” album for its 20th anniversary of release). Do not miss these truly special events…

Upcoming ASPHYX live shows in 2011:

17.09.2011 NRW Deathfest – Wermelskirchen (Germany)
23.09.2011 Vera – Groningen (The Netherlands)
24.09.2011 Salzmann Factory – Kassel (Germany)
01.10.2011 Skullcrushers – Dresden (Germany)
15.10.2011 Metropool – Hengelo (The Netherlands) * Special “Last One On Earth” show!
12.11.2011 Stromgitarrenfest Vol. 2 / H.O.F. 23 – Berlin (Germany)
10.12.2011 Madrid In The Dark Festival – Madrid (Spain)
16.12.2011 Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven (The Netherlands) * Special 20 years “The Rack” show!

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Metalenema on in 20 minutes

The all-new Metalenema on No Control Radio, 1071-2 HD! Death/Black/Thrash every Saturday night from 10PM-12AM CST. Streaming available on

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