National Cat Day playlist

October 29, 2014 –

According to my calendar, October 29 is National Cat Day, or a day for celebration of all things feline. As mentioned in earlier posts, metalheads love their kitties and bands have been known to put their felines before careers. In the spirit of this holiday, here are some songs that while not kitty-themed, at least…

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What “we” should do is nothing

October 22, 2014 –

‘ Currently the gaming world struggles with something called “GamerGate,” which involves two groups of fans. There are those who want gaming to be more socially responsible, and those who want it to be more like 4chan. Sound familiar? Some thing we should create the same division in metal: Heavy metal fans have been targets…

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Neverlake (2013)

October 19, 2014 –

Neverlake attempts the holy grail of postmodern horror film: to unite the supernatural and the modern into a single narrative where one reveals the other. Despite focusing perhaps too much on “atmosphere” at the beginning of the story, the movie creates compelling supernatural narrative within a very modern plot. The plot centers on a young…

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Death Metal Zombies (1995)

October 18, 2014 –

Death Metal Zombies Horrorscope Productions, 1995. 90 minutes. Unrated Those of the death metal persuasion tend to value content over surface. This idea emerges from the basic thought of metal: beauty in darkness through structure, social appearance be damned. As such, the death metal audience tends to ignore the differences that millions of dollars of…

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Sadistic Metal Reviews 10-18-14

What are Sadistic Metal Reviews? As you lie on your deathbed and look over life, you will divide everything you know into things you will miss and things you have forgotten already. Some metal is worth remembering, but the vast majority is just background noise. We hail the former and smite the latter, salting their…

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Kraftwerk nominated for Rock and Roll hall of fame

October 17, 2014 –

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, whose work along with Tangerine Dream and Dead Can Dance influenced all of black metal, have received a nomination from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to finally be recognized by the semi-official industry group. Kraftwerk burst into electronic music in a time before the personal computer or the programmable…

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Organic (formerly Organic Infest) release new material

October 13, 2014 –

Puerto Rican death metal band Organic Infest took a new direction with new members and became Organic, which has re-issued its discography and recently unleashed a new track, “The Holocaust,” which shows the direction the band will take upcoming recordings. As usual defying the conventional method and trends alike, Organic features a drummer, a bassist…

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Summoning at work on new material

Flowing black metal band Summoning have issued the following update: After having turned our attention on different things during the first half of this year, we are back to concentrate on summoning again. There are already some new riff composed and rearrangements have been done of songs from the O.M.D session. Protector also started to…

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Soulburn unleashes “Under the Rise of a Red Moon” from upcoming The Suffocating Darkness

Dutch underground metal band Soulburn — formed from the ashes of Asphyx and related acts — carries on in a new direction with new track “Under the Rise of a Red Moon” released in advance of forthcoming November release The Suffocating Darkness. This track shows more of a black metal vibe and trope to this…

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Sadistic Metal Reviews 10-13-14

What are Sadistic Metal Reviews? The first metal album that you really connect with should be a magic experience, one that transforms your life. But a large group of people want you to apply that same feeling to their album so they can take your money, but their music is mediocre. SMR is the dividing…

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