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Metal / 0peth
« on: May 18, 2010, 05:42:20 PM »
This is weird, but...I was listening to something unfamiliar on my girlfriend's car's satellite radio the other day, and it turned out to be 0peth.  I absolutely loved it.  Far more "transcendent" than I expected based only on the stereotypes I was perpetuating (never actually heard them previously).

I'm thinking of doing a DLA blog post on this relevation.  Is that a bad plan?  I don't want to be too out of line.

Metal / New Board
« on: May 13, 2010, 05:34:48 AM »
This should take care of any problems with people seeing our admin stuff.

I have a list of dozens of people I am going to delete as soon as I get a free minute.  I'll try to get it to you this evening.

Interzone / Was the link in the post?
« on: March 16, 2010, 04:22:31 PM »
How do we exterminate hipsterism in metal and kill off the awful styles of deathcore and metalcore?

The metalcore/deathcore trend is dead; the indie/emo blackmetal-flavored rock trend is still gaining momentum. It helps to volunteer for people who are providing information for those biologically able to appreciate it. For those who are congenitally clueless, the only solution is general eugenics.

Ok. Where do I sign up and what do you guys want me to contribute?

I have some web designing\programming skills. I can write some reviews/recommendations. I am also a "musician" trained in carnatic classical music for one year, have played in various bands including a black metal band and currently in a death metal band.

I was the "editor" for LNSG's zine Blut und Boden first issue, if this helps my writing credibility in the eyes of ANUS staff.

Are you serious?  The link is right in his post.

Metal / Glorious Times: Old-School DM Book in the Works
« on: October 22, 2009, 08:41:32 PM »
I found this on deathmetal.org; everybody here should be reading it for just such gems (and they should have an RSS feed to make it easier).

The idea for this book came over through an off the cuff statement made in an email. Little did we know those few words would transform into a monster spanning 2 1/2 decades. All of the photos in this book come from the years 1984-1991 and none have been made available to the public at large - the majority of which have never been seen before. They stem from the combined private collections of both authors and the overwhelmingly generous contributions of several of the pioneering spirits whose recollections make the mortar with which this pictorial sentiment becomes the foundation. These two essential elements are what is used to build this photographic testament to our GLORIOUS TIMES. The book is brought to you by those who LIVED in the glory days, with heart felt recounts by those individuals whose efforts together CREATED what is known as extreme music today, and the photographic evidence to back it up.

Glorious Times MySpace (warning: a visual mess; hope they get a decent graphic artist for the book itself)

« on: October 22, 2009, 07:52:37 PM »
PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION, the new band featuring former DEADHORSE members Greg Martin, Ronny Guyote and Scott Sevall along with D.R.I. frontman Kurt Brecht on vocals and former Angkor Wat bass player Mike Titsworth…
Kurt Brecht - Lead Vocals (D.R.I.)
Ron Guyote – Drums / Backing Vocals (DEADHORSE)
Greg Martin – Guitar / Backing Vocals (DEADHORSE)
Scott Sevall – Guitar / Backing Vocals (DEADHORSE)
Mike Titsworth – Bass / Backing Vocals (Angkor Wat)

Pasdena Napalm Division on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pasadenanapalmdivision

Metal / CRAIG PILLARD in Old-school Band DISMA
« on: October 22, 2009, 07:43:52 PM »

The band just recorded and released a three-song demo, which appears to be streaming at the site.  Features other ex-INCANTATION and FUNEBRARUM personnel.

Metal / MASTER - New Album Artwork and Album Title Announced
« on: August 15, 2009, 03:30:22 PM »
Legendary long-running Death Metal veterans MASTER has announced their upcoming tenth full-length album as “The Human Machine”.

The band has also tapped in Israeli artist Eliran Kantor (Aghora, To-Mera, GWAR, Sickening Horror, etc) to work on the visual aspects of “The Human Machine”, whom was also recently responsible for Testament’s “Formation Of Damnation” album cover.

The album artwork for “The Human Machine” can be viewed below.

MASTER are scheduled to start working on "The Human Machine" after completing a series of upcoming Mexican and South American tours and the band will be expected to enter the studio in December 2009.

MASTER blog, with short interview

« on: July 17, 2009, 05:56:46 AM »

Quote from: King Diamond
"Both King Diamond and Mercyful Fate have worked out a deal with C1rca Shoes to have featured artwork on several of their sneakers. At this point, C1rca has mentioned a possible release of an 'Abigail' sneaker and a 'Don’t Break The Oath' sneaker for this fall. Further approved designs for possible spring 2010 release is 'Them' and '9'.

Don't Break the Oath

Metal / Trying this out
« on: June 28, 2009, 09:40:42 AM »
New space to discuss classical music.

Think this, but also independently from the strictly "metal" side of this board.

Metal / New HAVOHEJ Full-length in June
« on: May 18, 2009, 06:52:43 PM »
In the style of Dethrone... to some degree, it seems:

CD, 12" LP (w/ alternate artwork/layout), DIE HARD LP (brown vinyl, back patch, 111 hand-numbered copies), PICTURE LP (w/ jacket, 111 hand-numbered copies).

The second full-length album is now complete! Deemed to be the grand master of unholy darkness and black perversion, "Kembatinan Premaster" destroys all past work & is the definite Havohej ritual to be observed by ALL devotees of the genre. Easily the ultimate contender on the bestial black throne of metal to deliver such complete utter fucking darkness so very few can capture. "Kembatinan Premaster" is a single meditation consisting of 8 parts in 37 minutes of total fucking blackness with acclaimed black vocal vomits and signature style profanatic percussion. This is the continuation of the now classic Ledney atrocities committed in 1993 and yet again breaking major ground 16 years later.


Metal / ATHEIST US Tour Dates
« on: April 15, 2009, 01:26:22 PM »
Florida technical metal band, ATHEIST will be touring North American this July with THE FACELESS, Psyopus, The Agonist, and Gnostic. GNOSTIC, is a band made up of 3/4 of ATHEIST’s members. Atheist and Gnostic drummer Steve Flynn comments on the tour:

"We're absolutely thrilled to be doing this tour with such an incredible lineup of brutal technical bands. This bill is going to just peel your face off. Not only are all the bands insanely technical and heavy, but the lineup also covers a broad spectrum of style - from the almost avant-garde sound of PSYOPUS to the straight up technical death metal sounds of GNOSTIC and ATHEIST. Then you throw in the more modern break-neck technicality, unrivaled musicianship and speed of THE FACELESS, and the brutality of THE AGONIST, and you've got yourself one hell of a night. This will also be somewhat experimental in the world of technical death metal, as 3 of us (me on drums, Chris Baker on Guitars, and Jonathan Thompson on bass (in GNOSTIC) and guitars (in ATHEIST)) are in two bands and playing TWO shows per night. I can't recall a similar situation in technical death metal. It will be a marathon-esque physical and mental exercise. This tour will also be GNOSTIC's debut to the world as we're supporting our first release via Season of Mist: 'Engineering the Rule' in July."

Season of Mist will release GNOSTIC "Engineering the Rule" on July 14th in the US with plans to release ATHEIST's yet-untitled 4th album at the end of the summer.

ATHEIST’s tour dates are as follows:

07/08 - Atlanta GA, Masquerade
07/09 - Raleigh NC, Volume 11
07/10 - Springfield VA, Jaxx
07/11 - Allentown PA, The Sterling Hotel
07/12 - New York NY, B.B. King Blues Club
07/13 - Cleveland OH, Peabody's
07/14 - Mokena IL, The Pearl Room
07/15 - Nashville TN, The Muse


Interzone / ANUS Book List
« on: April 07, 2009, 06:43:52 PM »
Yes, this board has a lot of literary topics.  As there are often literary-minded people here, that's hardly surprising:

http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,1327.0.html -- intro

From the above, we are seeking a definitive aggregate list that we can integrate into the main ANUS site.  One should be able to pick up and read any one of the books from said list and understand how they mesh with ANUS philosophy and the universe at large; because earthly time is limited, books that repeat similar themes as other entries or obscure the view of this bigger picture should be omitted.

Suggestions, helpful commentary welcome.

Interzone / Deathmetal.org
« on: April 01, 2009, 07:05:04 PM »
http://www.deathmetal.org appears vibrant.  Well done.

Metal / PESTILENCE - Resurrection Macabre
« on: March 18, 2009, 08:47:56 PM »
PESTILENCE - Resurrection Macabre

Did you ever wonder what would happen if you streamlined the dry production of PESTILENCE's Testimony of the Ancients to meet modern standards, and kicked around substandard versions of some of the band's backcatalog riffs into mind-numbing ABABCAB cut-and-paste architecture?


What if the illiterate jazz was jammed in every song in the form of the guitar solo?

To give you an idea how unfathomably unimaginative this album is, the vocals on the first two songs begin by repeating their respective, inane two-word titles immediately after the opening riff.  In fact, this happens on no fewer than five out of the eleven tracks on the album.  Nary a song passes without hammering the one- or two-word song title home as chorus in some manner; the bafflingly sophomoric lyricism is merely occasionally deferred.  The vocal delivery is so dispassionate that it persuades you they know exactly the kind of boilerplate tripe they are spewing.

Maybe even more convincingly braindead: they've introduced a sequel to a song in Dehydrated II (how does that happen a second time?).  They've cleverly lifted the opening riff from the original track and inverted the melody in order to buy themselves another three minutes (inverted old-timey riff, chorus riff, inverted old-timey riff...etc.)  Unfortunately, they've also revealed their entire comeback formula by failing to come up with only one more cliché title.  Just another testament to the pervasive laziness of this entire affair, and revealing of the pathetic scheme they are implementing in trying to sucker in the most ancient of the longtime fans.  Without that motive, it is nearly incomprehensible that a band would return from a giant sabbatical to cobble together this rubbish.  However, this is, after all, Patrick Mameli's brainchild: a mediocre death metal mind in the first place, a childish anti-genre bloviator when it suited him, and now a forty-something slave to misguided nostalgia and his lost young adulthood, seeking the meager attention of others like him, i.e. the old, bored and standardless.

I spent an agonizing ten minutes with this piece of abject trash and could not bring myself to endure a single complete track.  Thankfully, the three "bonus track" (oh boy!) re-recordings (of Martin van Drunen-led songs, of course) will be left forever off-limits to these ears because of it, lest the last of my youthful enthusiasm be dried up along with this terrible shell of a band. 

These "comebacks" are beyond pathetic and beyond insulting.

Metal / HELLWITCH (US-FL) Debut CD Re-issue on Displeased Records (HOL)
« on: February 24, 2009, 07:23:38 PM »
05-02-2009 HELLWITCH debut album to be reissued!
Displeased Records is proud to announce the official reissue of "Syzygial miscreancy",
debut album of Florida's premier Death Metal Veterans HELLWITCH! Years ahead of its time upon first release, this killer cult album now gets a true collector's treatment! All pre-album demos will be included on the disc as a bonus! Additionally, loads of Early Years art, all lyrics and new liner notes will be used. This is a mandatory release for fans of this (still active!) band as well as fans of Extreme Metal in general!


The inclusion of all the demos (there were many) is a nice touch.

HELLWITCH in Audiofile

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