Wed, 19 June 2013
SPECIAL SHOW THIS WEEK going over bands with albums that is completely addictive, from start to finish. These are some of my favorite albums of the last couple of years, you shouldn’t miss out on any of them.
Idylls of the Chosen Damned: Cultes Des Ghoules (Poland) New! (0:28-7:34)
Gritty, neck ripping riffs from Cultes Des Ghoules. Super long songs, I had to cut 8 minutes off this one.
The latest album from Oranssi Pazuzu is one of my top albums of the last couple of years. The whole album encompasses a bunch of different genres, including evil. Super stylish and weird – not surprising they are Finnish!
Komeetta: Oranssi Pazuzu (Finland) 2011 (8:44-15:17)
Vektor is like the little brother of Skeletonwitch – technical but catchy, super speed.
Echoless Chamber: Vektor (Arizona) 2011 (15:54-21:08)
Magic Circle has badass on top of sexy 70’s riffs. Can’t get enough of this new album.
Magic Circle - Cloven In Two: Magic Circle (Boston) New! (21:24-28:50)
Spin-off of White Wizzard – check out their ridiculous youtube videos:
However Holy Grail is definitely not tongue-in-cheek.
Bleeding Stone: Holy Grail (LA) 2012 (29:34-33:53)
One of the loudest bands of last year, with industrial blood pumping through, Black Shape of Nexus is also very German.
400H: Black Shape Of Nexus (Germany) 2012 (34:24-40:20)
Bezoar has some of the best vocals, just happens to be female, and great deep bass accompaniment.
Friend Of My Enemy: Bezoar (Brooklyn) 2012 (40:39-45:42)
I love Fade from Batillus, drool.
Cast: Batillus (Brooklyn) New! (46:27-50:34)
This is an album that has heavy rotation on the weekends in my house.
Chain up the Masses: Sons of Tonatiuh (Atlanta) 2012 (50:51-55:18)
Fister is twisted, I love the two albums I have heard. They have a brand new live album, which makes me really really want to see them live.
Gemini: Fister (St. Louis) New! (56:00-END)
Wed, 5 June 2013
Hairy Berlin band Kadavar has made the leap from TeePee Records to Nuclear Blast because I guess they are getting popular. One of the best 70’s Revitalist bands, up there with Graveyard.
Doomsday Machine: Kadavar (Berlin) New! (0:28-5:12)
New Church of Misery is fun.
Brother Bishop: Church of Misery (Japan) New! (5:54-13:09)
Evile started off as a Metallica cover band and it shines through. Kill ‘Em All and James Hetfield all over this. Classic thrash.
Words of the Dead: Evile (U.K.) New! (13:36-17:50)
French Seth is speed (reminds me of Skeletonwitch!) and black and horror, but lighter than dark.
In Aching Agony: Seth (France) New! (18:16-24:19)
One of my weirdo friends is in Young Lions.
TheCracksInEverything: Young Lions (Oakland/SF) New! (25:12-30:58)
EPIC Eibon is catchy raspy epicness. 2 new songs and 40 minutes, I had to cut this song short.
The Void Settlers: Eibon (France) New! (31:28-38:02)
New Mercyful Fate! Ok, a new Norwegian band that definitely loves Mercyful Fate anyway.
Master of the Temple: Magister Templi (Norway) New! (38:16-44:13)
Estonians make beer-riffic rock. It is an amalgamation of sludge and 70’s and weird vocals.
Wooden Spaceship: Liblikas (Estonia) New! (45:07-51:22)
Instrumental stoner band bros.
Perlenbacher: Wangunst (Netherlands) New! (51:30-53:13)
English band loves their Sabbath roots.
Rush of Power: Age of Taurus (U.K.) New! (53:27-END)