One of death metal’s pioneering vocalists has passed away today. Frank “Killjoy” Pucci of Necrophagia died this morning as revealed on the band’s Facebook page. One of the original tape traders of death metal, Killjoy’s legendary vocals on the phenomenal Season of the Dead album (which predated Death’s Scream Bloody Gore by several months) paved the wave for the death/black metal technique and inspired some of the greatest artists in metal.
Tags: death, death metal, Horror, Killjoy, metal, necrophagia, news, pantera, phil anselmo, Season of the Dead, Viking Crown, Wardulak
You know your nation has reached peak sadism when kids are using the shooting deaths of their classmates to catapult themselves into celebrity stardom. That means the time has come for frequent, merciless, rapid fire sadistic metal reviews.
BUCKLE UP, BECAUSE THE RIDE NEVER ENDS
Tags: Bal-Sagoth, between the buried and me, BTTBAM, cradle of filth, dead kids, death metal, dimmu borgir, djent, Grindcore, Jinjer, king crimson, metal, metalcore, Nightwish, Old Man's Child, sadism, sadistic metal reviews, school shootings, sentenced, smr, the black dahlia murder, toilet grindcore
Article contributed by Nicholas Lien
(Editor’s note: This review has been redacted after author went to the comments section and bitched about 20 meaningless paragraphs being edited out. Let this be a lesson: there’s no whining in death metal. Don’t be a pussy!)
Tags: 2005, death metal, Denmark, metal
This band from Germany has been around in one form or another since the 90s. Besides having a reputation as an under-rated act, they actively tour and record. They are considered technical/brutal death metal. I would probably count them as old school death metal. Several releases are available, and it feels somewhat unfair to look at just one release and judge, but lets try.
Tags: Brutal Death Metal, death, death metal, Defeated Sanity, Disposal of the Dead Dharmata, Hindu, mysticism
Angel Witch and Dead Congregation are booked to play the Interceptor 2017 festival which will be held October 5-7 in Bordeaux, France.
Tags: Angel Witch, dead congregation, death metal, festivals, france, news, NWOBHM, upcoming shows
Schattenmann Publishings has reprinted the sixth issue of the Deadhead Fanzine featuring interviews with Mike Browning and Richard Brunelle from Morbid Angel about the band’s earliest days when they wrote their best material. The original pressing sold out quickly so get yours while it is still available. Schattenmann is planning to recreate and republish other back issues of the Deadhead zine in the future too.
Tags: afterlife productions, deadhead fanzine, Euronymous, fanzines, Interviews, mayhem, mike browning, morbid angel, repress, richard brunelle, schattenmann publishings, slaughter, venom, zine, zines
Metal Blade Records is reissuing Cirith Ungol’s King of the Dead in an “Ultimate Edition”. The “Ultimate Edition” of King of the Dead is being remastered by Patrick W. Engel and Metal Blade is including a DVD of a 1983 Cirith Ungol live show too for bored time wasters. The original CD release from the late 90s sounded fine.
Tags: cirith ungol, compact disc, Heavy Metal, reissue, remaster, vinyl
Gorgut‘s debut Considered Dead turned twenty five this year. Gorguts shockingly were once an excellent death metal band. Considered Dead combined a rhythm riffing style reminiscent of Death but arranged those riffs into almost neoclassical compositions which unfolded over the course of each track, surprising with sudden shifts of utmost aggression into cathartic sonic violence.
Tags: anniversary, Canadian Death Metal, considered dead, death metal, gorguts, Luc Lemay
Dead Congregation annouced a new Greek tour to promote their recent Sombre Doom EP today on their Facebook page. Only two dates have been announced so far but more are coming.
Tags: dead congregation, death metal, death-doom, Doom Metal, greece, upcoming tours