Death Metal Underground

Supuration – Back From the Crematory

September 30, 2011 –
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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.

Rigor Mortis live in Houston

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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.

Dallas Toler-Wade makes a go with Narcotic Wasteland

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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!

Winterwolf – Cycle of the Werewolf

September 29, 2011 –
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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.

VOIVOD demo to be released on CD/LP

September 23, 2011 –
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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.

Metal Core Fanzine needs submissions

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Chris Forbes writes:

Hey I am looking for bands to review for Metal Core Fanzine, which has been around for 24 yrs…bands/labels send me a cd for a 100% honest review

Metal Core
c/o Chris Forbes
PO BOX 622
Marlton, NJ 08053

The proof and the expiation

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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.)

Are You Morbid? on KRFP 92.5 and streaming

September 21, 2011 –
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Death Metal
Black Metal
Speed Metal
Heavy Metal
Dark Ambient
Thrash & Punk

Saturdays 6-8 PM PST
KRFP Moscow 92.5 FM

or streaming

Nightlord rises from abyss

September 18, 2011 –
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British Thrash Metallers Nightlord have just been confirmed to support Classic Thrash Metal Legends Onslaught at London’s Relentless Garage on September 23rd. Nightlord, who reformed last year after 17 years away, also recently played as main support to Sepultura in May this year, showing a new generation of Metal fans what they are capable of, gaining critical acclaim along the way from printed press and online zines alike.

Zero Tolerance magazine proclaim in their latest issue, “All things come full circle – Nightlord have returned with full force and two decades of punishing riffs.”

Please feel free to download promotional copies of the recently released and re-released albums for review and radio inclusion:

These zips also include the press packs with full release details, press releases and all artwork necessary for inclusion. If you have any issues with the download links, we have found the Orbit Downloader (from to cure most of the problems people with less-than-stable internet connections are experiencing.

If you just want a sneak preview while you wait for your download to complete, please check out the website at:

If you’d like to post a link to your review on our Facebook page, please do:

If there’s anything else you need, or if you would like to arrange an interview or guest-listing for the show, please feel free to get in touch.

Kind Regards,

Ferenc Collins
+44 (0)7956 236921
Quotes so far:

Approaching Thunder
“Lightning lead playing around every corner and adrenaline bursting from every note.”
“Every song has something about it, a sense of quality”
“This album keeps on growing in stature the more you play it”

Cult Of The Moon
“Immediately demonstrates progression and increased maturity”
“An excess of riffs – loads to listen to, loads to enjoy.”
“My metal life is slightly the richer for this little beauty being unearthed.”
“Will we get to hear any more of this excellent band’s potential realised now that the Nightlord has awoken again? Let’s hope so.”

“Approaching Thunder is a must-have for the fanatics, the die-hard Thrash Metal ‘freaks’ and record collectors among us” 78/100
“the best environment to enjoy the Nightlord was in live conditions”
“…with the improved studio recordings on Cult Of The Moon even the modern day Thrash fan will be content!” 90/100
“Only one thing could make me happier, and that’s for someone to convince the guys that they have good reasons for reforming properly”

“It’s thrash from the era part-way between Annihilator, Megadeth, Metallica and Kreator (especially singing), a good compromise between European and American influences.”
“There can be a refreshing character to listen to this prehistoric music and played completely youthfully with enthusiasm and innocence of these young Englishmen.”
“At least, the sound of this disc stays organic, raw, a long way away from the far too digitally compressed recordings of current productions.”

Asphyx finalizing “Deathhammer”

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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!