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0:25-8:20
THE CLEARING PATH (Italy)
Stargazer Monolith
Sweet angular Italians. This was such a meditative journey. Don’t be scared of angular, these guys do it to perfection.

9:28-17:13
DESOLATE SHRINE (Finland)
The Silent Star
Chilled Finnish death metal with a dollop of swirling black metal on top. One of the top offerings for death metal this year, do NOT miss this album

17:41-20:40
SOFT KILL (Portland)
Insider (Tom Petty cover)
Rough gazey post cover of Tom Petty. Free: https://anopendoor.bandcamp.com/

21:04-28:00
MORVIGOR (Netherlands)
No Repentance
Dynamic Morvigor, vocalist packs an emotional punch. Top notch.

28:37-36:47
PURPLE HILL WITCH (Norway)
Ghouls in Leather
Norwegian classic rock, nostalgic beautiful doom.

37:28-44:06
KRALLICE (NYC)
Kronus Deposed
Krallice is bludgeon metal, expanding and pulverizing. More of the same: which is really really good.

44:57-48:17
LADY BEAST (Pittsburgh)
Lone Hunter
Last year’s E.P. from Lady Beast is SOOOOO badass. This new full-length is a bit softer, but still speed and roaring riffs.

48:44-52:46
HEXIS (Denmark)
Sacrificium
Suffocating, demonic and brooding Danish.

53:41-END
GODFLESH (UK)
Be God
Godflesh still has the same noise-y attitude, but it also feels like they’ve redefined themselves. This is relevant.

Behind My VocalsHuman Tetris; Ruh; Pink Turns Blue; Pleasure Symbols, Phosphor; Sad Lovers and Giants; Sixth June; Boy Harsher

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0:25-6:00
HORN (Germany)
Retrograd
— Folk has never been my favorite, so to start with a folk song means I fucking fell in love. Just the perfect black metal song infused with gorgeous folk. This EP will contain dulcimer and trumpets, stoked for it to be released. I love that the pictured released was a band member with his arms wrapped around a dulcimer (nerd).

6:56-14:10
RAM (Sweden)
Gulag
— Romping 80’s heavy metal style, done Swedish.

14:41-17:41
CONVERGE (MA)
Murk & Marrow
— What the hell do I need to say about Converge, these guys are gods.

18:14-24:54
CLOAK (GA)
Beyond The Veil
— Debut album, groove perfection, infectious, endearing, need to get it on vinyl. They claim Fields of the Nephilim as one of their influences, which is a very influential gothic band. I don’t hear goth in this band, but definitely a touch of psychedelic and rock, which Fields skirted.

25:35-32:05
RED SCALP (Poland)
Faces
— Really, Poland is erupting as a powerful scene. Now they are excelling in jamming psychedelic stoner riffage? Not expecting that.

32:30-40:28
BLAZE OF PERDITION (Poland)
Weight of the Shadow
— The other obvious spectrum of Polish metal: bleak, dark, gritty black metal. The vocalist is a badass. What stands out in this sound is the melancholy undertone.

41:01-43:15
WITHERING HERD (OH)
Perfect Recursion
— Fuck. You know when you are middle-aged and cranky and miss the power of the music of your youth? I thought industrial was fucking over. Withering Herd is a 2-piece redefining this genre; and I love the incorporation of synth and electronic – it sounded like the soundtrack of 70’s B-movie horror. https://witheringherd.bandcamp.com/releases

44:10-49:27
AUÐN (Iceland)
Í Hálmstráið Held
— Yet another STUNNING Icelandic black metal band; but this one is intensely rich and lush and I soaked in it.

50:03-53:39
PROCESSION (Chile/EU)
When Doomdays Has Come
— One member left in Chile; the others scattered across Sweden, Berlin, Amsterdam, Denmark. How easy does that make recording? Epic, heavy metal, doom.

54:20-END
BERGRIZEN (Ukraine)
Der Unsterbliche Geist
—One of the best black metal releases, the Ukraine gots it goin’ on.

Behind My Vocals
John Maus, album - Screen Memories (2017)

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0:25-6:38
MINISTRY (1984)
Every Day is Halloween

6:39-14:06
BAUHAUS (1982)
Bela Lugosi's Dead

14:08-18:41
DEPECHE MODE (1986)
Black Celebration

18:42-24:58
OINGO BOINGO (1985)
Dead Man's Party

25:16-29:02
SKINNY PUPPY (1992)
Killing Game

29:03-33:25
SISTERS OF MERCY (1985)
Black Planet

33:26-39:02
PINK TURNS BLUE (1987)
I Coldly Stare Out

39:03-44:12
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT (1990)
Do You Fear (For Your Child)

44:43-49:36
THE CURE (1980)
A Forest

49:37-55:33
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (1981)
Night Shift

55:34-END
XYMOX (1989)
Tonight

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0:25-3:19
LAPIN HELVETTI (Finland)
Noutaja Otti
— What's not to love about a Finnish band that is reminiscent of super early Metallica.  A bit more punk.

4:23-8:46
THROANE (France)
Et ceux en lesquels ils croyaient
— Swarming weirdo experimental French that still retains the groove.  You gotta love the French.  

9:15-15:38
WITCH TRAIL (Belgium)
Splendour
— Belgian post-punk that erupts in noise and black metal and hardcore.
 
15:55-24:38
PUBLIC PSYCHE (Belgium)
New Days
Belgian post-punk that swirls into krautrock and noise.  So frigging cool.  

25:09-28:46
PARTISAN (Belgium)
Change
— Belgian post-punk that dives into dark shoe-gaze.  

29:04-34:34
BELLTOWER (Brooklyn)
Echoes Sung by Winter Winds
— Oh hell, more black metal from Brooklyn.

34:59-44:00
YOUNG HUNTER (Portland)
Black Mass
— Female and male vocals are a highlight in rocking catchy melodic Young Hunter.  

44:37-50:08
AFRAID OF DESTINY (Italy)
Hear Me
— Afraid of Destiny released a full-length earlier in the year.  This is from a just-released split with Eyelids.  Italian black metal.  
 
50:23-54:14
NIGHT VIPER (Sweden)
No Escape
— Swedish husky female vocals fronting a heavy metal band.  Fuck. Yes.
 
54:45-END
ROPE SECT (Germany)
Death is your lover
— Jamming blues and doom in a sweet post-punk band.

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0:25-9:25
SPECTRAL VOICE (CO)
Dissolution
— Members hail from Blood Incantation, but this is another style of death – falling into horror noise and the unexpected.

10:33-13:39
DAEVA (Philly)
Deathcrush
— Crypt Sermon’s guitarist; Philly filthy gritty thrash with a scraping vocalist.

14:10-19:01
GNAW THEIR TONGUES (Netherlands)
Never Give Up The Dream Of Total Annihilation
— Fucking weirdos.

19:28-22:56
ARCADEA (GA)
Infinite End
— New band with Mastodon drummer and Withered’s vocalist, creating psychedelic synth.

23:39-27:50
ARCHSPIRE (Vancouver)
Human Murmuration
— Too difficult to listen to, so just move forward. Also, great.

28:12-31:22
HARD ACTION (Finland)
Nothing Ever Changed
— Oh the Finnish are taking over the world. 70’s rockin’, bell bottoms and pop.

31:43-35:42
STASS (Sweden/GER)
Warriors Land
— Chomping death made to kill your neck.

36:16-40:17
AUTHOR & PUNISHER (SD)
Pressure Lover
— Metal-infused industrial for snobs.

40:43-46:54
BLACK ANVIL (NYC)
Ultra
— The melodic vocals really are a wonderful touch here.

47:40-51:54
DEAD IS DEAD (Milwaukee)
Wolves
— Milwaukeean sludge with a kick of hardcore boots.

52:36-END
BELUS (Brooklyn)
Illusions
— You gotta love Woe’s vocalist added to yet another Brooklyn black metal band.

Behind My Vocals
(electronic disco) Manuel; Expansives; Decadance vs Italoconnection; Freak Electrique; Steel Mind; Laser; Pineapples; Body Electric; Louis

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0:25-7:27
ARKHON INFAUSTUS (France)
Yesh li el yadi
— French grim neck-wrenching yet groovy.

8:43-15:45
SPIRIT ADRIFT (Arizona)
Spectral Savior
— Guitarist from Take Over and Destroy is one of my favorite vocalists. No longer a one-man band, bro is a boy band now.

16:24-21:46
BLUT AUS NORD (France)
Apostasis
— Uneasy and threatening, horror and texture. French bros are insane.

22:07-26:10
RADIO MOSCOW (San Diego)
New Beginning
— I immediately bought the vinyl.

26:54-30:47
REDENIK (Serbia)
Otpadnik
— Did you think about the fact that your band name sounds like "redneck"? Filthy chomping black and thrash and a touch of hardcore goodness.

31:16-38:39
HORRIFIED (UK)
The Perceiver
— Somehow all the genres, death and black flows into doom and minimalist at points.

39:13-41:32
VIRGIN IN VEIL (Finland)
Qedesha
— Yes, here is Christian Death influence on Finnish. 'nuff said.

42:25-47:26
THE MOTH (Germany)
Jupiter
— Bowel-releasing bass. Don't pass out. Great female and male vocals.

48:43-54:22
PRIMITIVE MAN (CO)
Sterility
— Noisy and explosive. Wait, that sounds gross.

55:13-END
SUNROT (NJ)
Riverbed
— New Jersey is the new cool, with sludge and hardcore, experimental and spacey.

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0:25-5:34
ALL PIGS MUST DIE (MA)
Slave Morality
All-star All Pigs Must Die releases after 4 years - and it is worth it. A filthy hardcore encrusted sound that dives into death.

6:59-12:08
UFOMAMMUT (Italy)
Core
Ufommamut is hella heavy-hitting doom, but still retain their modernized space acid trip.

12:56-16:37
GRAVE PLEASURES (Finland)
Joy Through Death
One of the best post-punk band out there. This is their second release, still catchy and unique and romantic and nostalgic.

17:09-21:55
SEROTONIN (Netherlands)
Grey Hell
Dry and sharp black metal that feels very Oranssi Pazuzu: eclectic and weird, and bringing in different elements like vocal styles and synth.

22:18-28:22
YELLOW EYES (NYC)
Immersion Trench Reverie
FUCK. YES. NYC Yellow Eyes, I have loved every single one of their albums and prmoted them from day fucking one. This is melodic American raw black at its best.

29:02-33:04
FUTURE FACES (Switzerland)
Embraces
Aw. shit. So glad I didn't miss this very special romantic synth cold wave from Switzerland. Released earlier this year.

33:28-37:11
THE WAKE (Romania)
Trial Against Humanity
Romania. Let's imagine the natural: vampires. And what would these vampires love? Heavy fucking shit.

37:40-47:10
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM (WA)
Born from the Serpent's Eye
OK, everyone apparently hates Wolves, cause they were fucking awesome at one point. So let's pull them down now. This was a solid dense black metal album. As usual.

48:45-51:30
KUBLAI KHAN (TX)
True Fear
If music manifested into the physical, this would manifest into a punching, violent skinhead. (non-racist).

52:01-56:09
SATYRICON (Norway)
Dissonant
Fuck I hate the name of this band. I never knew these guys were a two-piece. Hella talented dudes, vocalist is a story-teller from hell.

57:00-END
MONOLORD (Sweden)
Wormland
Swedish thick. That's right.

Behind My Vocals
(all new 2017 albums except Lebanon Hanover, that came out 2013) Lebanon Hanover; The Wraith; Chain of Flowers; Virgin in Veil; Marbled Eye; Pawns; Nerve Quakes; Arcane

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Special “upcoming shows” set – showcasing bands that are on tour and will be playing in the bay area soon. 

0:25-9:05
COBALT (Sunday, October 8, Elbo Room)
Hunt The Buffalo
— The original duo of Cobalt ended 2015 in public social media battle, sort of like CNN and Trump. It ended with one of them holding the reins of Cobalt, and adding the vocalist from Lord Mantis. What a boon, the vocalist is expert in intensity, desperate and emotional. For a duo, this strong of a vocal is a must. And holy shit, the original member did all the instrumentation.

9:05-12:19
VERMIN WOMB (Friday, October 13, Thee Parkside)
Rank & File
— Vermin Womb won my 2016 Best Grind album of the year. “Shit yeah bro” is what you say when you hear this debut full-length Vermin Womb album. Vocalist from Primitive Man fucking howls perfectly. Fortunately, Vermin Womb is way more dynamic and furious than Primitive Man. Maybe purists will say there is too much sludge and crust to make this truly grind, but fuck that. Shit just makes the album great.

12:20-16:32
NOISEM (Sunday, October 8, DNA Lounge)
Cascade of Stars
— Noisem is ambient, death, thrash, grind, punk and technical hardcore. Tons of grind, but their young energy breaks it up into a ripping hardcore album. They won my Best 2016 Hardcore/Punk-influenced.

16:33-21:17
STATIQBLOOM (Tuesday, October 10, DNA Lounge)
Despair Are Shadows
— Fade from Batillus is the modern EBM/Industrial leader. His industrial offerings are relentlessly danceable and dark. I fucking love this new album.

 

21:17-25:27
CULT LEADER (Friday, October 13, Thee Parkside)
Sympathetic
— Members of Gaza. Suffocating grind infuses this album, breaking into pummeling hardcore. Produced by Kurt Ballou.

25:27-32:51
WARNING (Wednesday, October 18, DNA Lounge)
Footprints
— Warning broke up in 2009 after releasing two albums, including a critical favorite in 2006 (Watching From a Distance). Two members went on to form 40 Watt Sun. Highly influential in the genre of emotional, dense, down-tuned doom.

32:52-37:18
ALTAR DE FEY (Friday, October 13, Hemlock)
Veil Of Death
— Old school deathrock in a new album from 80's band Altar De Fey, proving that the Bay Area indeed had a thriving deathrock scene in the 80's. You can tell they existed at the same time as Christian Death. This album is a mix of new and newly recorded old; and the vocalist strikes that perfect note of whine and badass.

37:18-41:07
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN (Tuesday, November 21, DNA Lounge)
Anchored To The Inlayed Arc
— Artificial Brain is mostly technical, raw, pummeling and painful all around. They incorporate just the right amount of progressive to keep your neck in a whiplash from the tempo changes. Vocalist scrapes the bottom of his throat and vomits it out. Just a stunningly talented band.

41:38-49:09
ATRIARCH (Saturday, October 21, Golden Bull (Oakland))
Inferno
— Atriarch have a great twist of retro industrial and post-punk mixed with intense bleak sludge leadup to a black hole in your heart. The album contains traditional industrial “remixes” to their songs, including one by Statiqbloom!

49:09-56:05
PILLORIAN (Sunday, October 22, Cornerstone (Berkeley))
Forged iron crucible
— Lead singer from defunct Agalloch. This album contains pretty melodic atmosphere and shining moments of black metal density with a diversity of vocal styles.

56:05-END
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT (Tuesday, October 31, Brick and Mortar)
A Daisy Chain for Satan
— One of my favorite industrial bands of all time, and on Halloween? Come on.

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0:25-6:33
BELPHEGOR (Austria)
Apophis - Black Dragon
— Hot Austrian vile that is so fucking evil.  Breathes life into my withered soul.

7:29-11:08
THEN COMES SILENCE (Sweden)
The Dead Cry For No One
— Swedish dark wave dances happily on a gloomy coast in a trench coat in the 80’s with spiky black hair in its face. You know?

11:57-20:21
BOTANIST (SF)
The Shape Of He To Come
— New album starts another series of Botanist albums that are a collaboration between all six members. Ethereal vocals are reminiscent of Controlled Bleeding's Songs from the Ashes – beautiful and airy against a storm of sounds. I do love the evil vocals also; and the compositions retain melody throughout. Probably my fave Botanist album yet.

20:33-23:01
ISOTOPE (Oakland)
Wake Up Screaming
— Oakland has a vivacious crust scene. Can I say vivacious? We are all so fucking vivacious.

23:28-27:42
DAWN RAY'D (UK)
Future Perfect Conditional
— Gorgeous use of violin that cuts a clean melodic swathe through dense black metal.

28:23-32:09
CANNABIS CORPSE (VA)
The Fiends That Come to Steal the Weed of the Deceased
— Song title: "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Protect Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Bong Water". Bro from Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan. Solid and technical beyond the hilarity.

32:38-39:49
USNEA (Portland)
Lathe of Heaven
— Pacific Northwest style: epic sludge with brutal vocals mixed with stellar riffage brah pass the spliff.

40:11-42:12
PLAQUE MARKS (Philly)
Plaque Marks
— Scraped off the sidewalks of Philly. Dirty and filthy noise.

42:43-49:02
SATOR (Italy)
Heartache
— Unusual vocals drifts into Italian-style psychedelic space.

50:05-56:06
NIGHT (Sweden)
— Third album is light retro psychedelic rock, with harmonizing guitars in the forefront.

56:29-END
KRIEG (Philly)
— Slithering vocals against raw.

Behind My Vocals
Notchnoi Prospect; Velvet Condom; Sect; Message; Ikon (cover of She Likes Parties); Trentemøller; Clan Of Xymox; Lebanon Hanover; She Past Away; Linea Aspera

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0:25-5:06
BLOODLUST (Perth)
Death the Conqueror
— Perth thrash, so you know it'll be venomous. Those kangaroo-loving weirdos.

6:04-11:11
GIGAN (Chicago)
Plume Of Ink Within A Vacuum
— Left-handed progressive jazz and death in Gigan's 4th release.

11:44-19:38
EHNAHRE (Boston)
The Marrow
— Haunting, skulking horror soundscapes.

20:07-27:50
PORTRAIT (Sweden)
Martyrs
— Classic heavy metal from Sweden with emotional vocal storytelling.

29:10-34:36
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT (Germany)
Skepsis Part II
— Dynamic, sparse and dense, cold and heartbreaking. Germanic meditation.

35:12-42:07
RUBY THE HATCHET (Philly)
Lightning Strikes Again
— Lush vocals and melancholy 70's blues.

42:39-47:00
AKERCOCKE (London)
Unbound by Sin
— Akercocke plays with vocal styles, soft to guttural, multi-dimensional tempo, death and thrash.

48:58-53:14
WAR CLOUD (Oakland)
No Man's Land
— Oakland grooves? Hells yeah.

53:59-END
CRAFTEON (Denver)
— Smoldering. Oh, and black metal and shit.

Behind My Vocals
The Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash, Outkast, Beastie Boys,
Biz Markie, Snoop, Tone Loc

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