…you’ve missed lively, Siskel vs. Ebert-esque discussions on directorial filmographies, genres, cult television and music like:
Death Courier - Necrotic Verses, HENRY KANE - Age of the Idiot, INNARDS - Back From The Grave, LIVE BURIAL - Unending Futility, MEDIUM, NOCTU - Gelidae Mortis Imago, Straight In Your Face, third eye cinema podcast, Transcending Obscurity Records, WARDAEMONIC - Acts of Repentance, Xpus - In Umbra Mortis Sedent
How’s everyone holding up through this long hunker down? We’re doing surprisingly well, actually. Continue reading
BUTCHER - 666 Goats Carry My Chariot, Crypt Dagger - From Below, Dying Victims Productions, Hexenbrett - Zweite Beschworung: Ein Kind zu töten, Karloff - Raw Nights, MIDAS - Demo Tapes, Sandstorm - Time to Strike, Schizophrenia – Voices, Tøronto – Under Siege, third eye cinema podcast, Warlust - Unearthing Shattered Philosophies, Zatyr - Ornament of Proposition
Another couple of days, another change in weather…and while the cold, rainy days earlier this week left us with a false hope that people were finally starting to apprehend just how serious a situation we’re in, the warmer, sunnier temperatures today have proven the absolute worst.
AND NOW THE OWLS ARE SMILING – THE COMFORTING GRIP OF MISERY, ANTE-INFERNO - FANE, APOLLO STANDS - MINDS (FEBRUARY 28), ARGESK – REALM OF ETERNAL NIGHT, ARX ATRATA – THE PATH UNTRAVELLED, BLACKENED DEATH RECORDS, Clobber Records, Comatose Music, DEADSPAWN – PESTILENCE REBORN, DOMINIA - THE WITHERING OF THE ROSE, ENGUTTURALMENT CEPHALOSLAMECTOMY – GLAM NOT SLAM, GAYLORD – WINGS OF THE JOYFUL, Gore House Productions, GOREVENT - FATE, INVERTED MATTER - DETACH, LETHAL SCISSOR RECORDS, MORNING STAR HEATHENS MUSIC GROUP, OATH OF DAMNATION – FURY AND MALEVOLENCE, Plague Pit - Labyrinthine, PURULENT NECROSIS – CADAVERIZED HUMANITY, Pythia - "Hold Of Winter", SOULPHERNUS, THE MEDEA PROJECT - SISYPHUS, third eye cinema podcast, TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE – A RESTING PLACE FOR THE WRATHFUL, UKEM RECORDS
It’s been a few days since we spoke, and while we enjoyed a few operas (check the Facebook page) and the nation and globe at large continue to increase their crackdowns on social isolation…Trump and friends are suddenly pushing to get everyone back to work, as in one week from today. Yay, mass deaths! Profits over people, every time, that’s the folks WE need in government, right?
BÂ'A - Deus Qui Non Mentitur, ENEPSIGOS - Wrath of Wraths, GLACIATION - Ultime Eclat, Leiru - Ido, Osmose Productions, PIRKAN, SATAN'S CROSS - Celebration of the Fallen, Solipsism - Trhliny v (ne)skutocnosti (The Ruptures in (Un)Reality), Sun & Moon Records, third eye cinema podcast, WINTER DELUGE - Degradation Renewal
And it’s time for yet another one of these Coronavirus specials, the extra time locked down in that Evil Dead cabin in the woods allowing us to converse some more with those wild and crazy demons in the cellar.
And what fun loving guys they are! Such pleasant chats we have, about all sorts of things: the state of swallowing your soul, what’s the weather like when swallowing your soul, the proper technique and what fashions are like this year in swallowing your soul…aah. Just like listening to a lot of “extreme” metal, there’s so much variation and different stuff going on!
…well, look, anything’s going to sound intelligent and wide ranging compared to the sheer genius of radio pop and rap…
BOLZER - Lese Majesty, Bythos - The Womb of Zero, Eternal Death, Gloom (Slovakia) - Awaken, Goathorned Productions, Hohenstein - Weisser Hirsch, Inferna Profundus Records, Lightning & Sons, Order of Orias - Ablaze, Purity Through Fire, Revenant Marquis - Youth In Ribbons, Ritual Clearing, Serpens Luminis - Bright Euphoria, Slovak Metal Army, Terratur Possessions, third eye cinema podcast, Thy Dying Light, To Conceal the Horns - Purist, W.T.C. Productions
So here we are again, with another one to get you through the Coronavirus doldrums. Fear not, for these’ll keep on coming so long as we’re holed up with nothing much better to do…well, you know, after that.
And hey, who knows, we may actually wind up catching up on this stuff at last!
Shall we dance? Continue reading
Amor Fati, Black Vice - The Alchemist's Vision, Caligari Records, Crown and Throne Ltd., Curse Upon a Prayer - Infidel, DomJord - Sporer, Ensnared (Sweden) - Inimicus Generis Humani, Funeralopolis - ...of Deceit and Utter Madness, Grieve, Haxanu - Snare of All Salvation, Head of the Demon - Deadly Black Doom, Invictus Productions / Dark Descent, Invictus Productions / The Ajna Offensive, Korgonthurus - Kuolleestasyntynyt, Kurnugia - Forlorn and Forsaken, Memento Mori, Memento Mori / Dawnbreed, Nebular Carcoma / Postmortem Apocalypse, Necrostrigis - From Bleak Cavernous Chambers, NOROTH - It Dwells Amongst Us, Pyre (Russia) - Chained to Ossuaries, Saturnal, third eye cinema podcast, Vidfare Productions (a division of NoEvDia) & The AJNA Offensive, Werewolf, woodcut records
And as we all hunker down amidst our homemade snow fortresses of bog roll paper (as if the directive was to keep a clean ass rather than hands…says a lot about today’s America right there!), told to stay away from even the few things left to us like parks (what, schools, libraries, parades, concerts, baseball games, theatre and movies weren’t enough? Damn, those commies really did a good job with their germ warfare experiment gone awry…), there ain’t a hell of a lot to do besides watch the idiot box (hopefully self directed exploration of movies and shows outside the mainstream and from a more worthy past…) and blast some tunes…and catch up on nigh on 100 back episodes of the podcast.
Not good enough for ya? How about 77 (sometime soon it’ll be 78) Weird Scenes podcasts? How about a literal decade’s worth of print reviews of music, DVD and Blu, cult BBC audio dramas, Decadent literature and more?
Yeah, there’s lots to dig into right there. Bon appetit!
And for those of you who are all caught up and chomping at the bit for new material, well, I’ve arranged it with the wife that we can still get out plenty of reviews of new and recent material for your delectation. So consider this the Coronavirus Special Edition, with more to follow. Continue reading
AHNA - Crimson Dawn, Broken Spirit - Demo Collections 2012-2017, Caligari Records, Dunkelheit, Goatblood (Germany) - Apparition of Doomsday, Goatowarex, Horrid (Italy) - As We Forget Our Past, MUSCIPULA - Little Chasm of Horrors, Nefarious Spirit / Void Prayer, SEVENTH CIRCLE - Cycle of Violence, SIGN OF EVIL (Chile) - Psychodelic Horror, SKUMSTRIKE - Execution Void, THE HOLY FLESH - Emissary & Vessel, third eye cinema podcast, Vritra - Deinde Signum Mortifera
And as the title suggests, we’re still wending our way, label by label, through a backlog of materials, some releases dating back to late last year, others still upcoming presently.
Needless to say, these will keep coming until everyone’s more or less up to date going forward…if that ever comes to pass, who knows!
Amnutseba - Emanatism, Beast Of Revelation - The Ancient Ritual of Death, Blooming Carrions - Sisters in Blooming Flesh, Blot & Bod - Ormekongens Argelist, Disharmony (Greece) - Messe de Minuit, Dodenbezweerder - Vrees de toorn van de wezens verscholen achter majestueuze vleugels, Invictus Productions, Invocation (Chile) - Attunement to Death, iron bonehead, Jordablod - The Cabinet of Numinous Song, Kawir - Adrasteia, Necrobode - Sob o Feitiço do Necrobode, Possession (Belgium) / Spite (US) - Passio Christi Part I / (Beyond the) Witch's Spell, Possession (Belgium) / Venefixion - Passio Christi Part II / Necrophagous Abandon split, Reaper (Sweden) - Unholy Nordic Noise, THE TRUE WERWOLF - Devil Crisis, third eye cinema podcast, Werewolf, Witchbones - The Seas of Draugen, Worm (USA) Gloomlord
And yet another label or two get a bit of the ol’ catch up, letting you know what you may have missed (or what may be just on the horizon).
Don’t mind the corpsepaint and candleabra.
Shall we? Continue reading
ABHOMINE - Proselyte Parasite Plague, ÆVANGELIST (Finland) - Nightmarecatcher, CIANIDE - Unhumanized, HAVOHEJ - Table of Uncreation, hell's headbangers, NYOGTHAEBLISZ - Abrahamic Godhead Besieged by Adversarial Usurpation, Osmose Productions / Hells Headbangers, PERDITION TEMPLE - Sacraments of Descension, third eye cinema podcast, VAULTWRAITH - Light the Candle In Honour of Devils
Another day, another label to catch y’all up on…
A World Ablaze, Aural Music, Brass Owl - State of Mind, Cam Bird - The Devil's Hands, code666, Dictator Ship - Your Favorites, Dynfari - Myrkurs er porf, Electric Valley Records, Goblinsmoker - A Throne in Haze, Habu - Distant Thunder, kariti - Covered Mirrors, Night Goat - Milk, Sludgelord Records, The Sign Records, third eye cinema podcast, Turkey Vulture - In the Pines, Void of Sleep - Metaphora, Weed Demon - Crater Maker
And here’s another batch of indies, this time more focused on doom, stoner,
sludge and related genres to which yours truly has been immersed in of
Fire up a fatty and bring on those huge riffs!