On first listen, one would think this was just another generic metal album. Personally I don’t tend to gravitate towards the cookie monster vocal set and I get really bored with paint by numbers metal acts. On this record all of the metal stereotypes are on display, but I think that’s the point, and dismissing … Read moreTemple of Void-Of Terror and the Supernatural
I received an email this morning from the folks in Thelema. I for one am looking forward to hearing some new music from them. Here is the text from the press release: Dear Listeners, Autumn has arrived, the days are getting shorter now. This is the right time to slow down a bit. Listen to … Read moreEye of the Inner Universe – Thelema brings you new Music !
Buzz Rodeo is an Art Punk/Noise Rock Trio from Germany whose latest release “Sports” could easily fit in well on the Touch and Go label. This three piece wears its influences on its sleeves. Very familiar without being obvious. Elements of Man or Astroman, Shellac, and Arcwelder abound on “Sports”, simultaneously pointing back toward the … Read moreBuzz Rodeo – Sports
I’m very proud to announce the re-release of Porkfist’s lone studio album “Plastic” in all its newly re-mixed and mastered digital glory! It’s taken almost a year from start to finish but like a good brandy, these things take time. Please enjoy responsibly. Porkfist was the last live band I have played in to date. It … Read morePorkfist’s 2005 release “Plastic” has been remixed and mastered!
Kowloon Walled City’s “Grievances” is one I discovered through an NPR countdown of the 100 best metal records released in 2015 http://apps.npr.org/best-songs-2015/#. It was one of a handful on the list that grabbed my ear. I admit that I’ve lost my patience with most of what passes for metal these days, but curiosity got the … Read moreKowloon Walled City – Grievances
This past weekend I spent a great deal of time working on a few of the amps we have in the studio. Three of them have issues severe enough that I thought I’d have to take them in to Al’s Diner for proper repair, but after doing some reading I decided to at least attempt … Read moreAdventures in amp repair.
For the record this is not going to be a review of the album. That’s been done to death. What I want to write about is the relationship I have with this album. First released in 1986 when I was in high school, Slayers “Reign In Blood” hit me like a dead body from a … Read moreSlayer – Reign in Blood
Thelma’s “Hearing the Light” is one of several albums DJ Anomaly threw at me for Christmas. I knew nothing of the record or the artist going into it so I had no expectations short of it likely not sucking. He has impeccable taste. Thelema have been making music since the mid 90’s in Austria and their … Read moreThelema – Hearing the Light
Soiled Utilities Productions is proud to present the first full length album by Edweird since 2011’s Day Trip To The Insane Asylum. The Hunt for Blue Harvest is a short story told in sweeping soundscapes about grand space exploration, cosmic battles, great escapes, and… awww who are we kidding. It’s a blatant homage to one … Read moreNew release from Edweird! “The Hunt for Blue Harvest” available now!
I Shall Die Here is the fourth studio album by American sludge metal band The Body. Released on April 1, 2014 through RVNG Intl. record label, the album was produced by British electronic musician The Haxan Cloak. It’s rare sometimes that a recording comes along that won’t allow you to skip tracks. This is one … Read moreThe Body-I Shall Die Here