Saturday, February 28, 2009

High on fire

Holy shit.

This rules!

So far today:
- Kylesa
- Torche
- Skeletonwitch

To come:
- infinity more.

Yesssss. Toxic Holocaust up next

Friday, February 27, 2009


Yeah so some shit came up and I ran outta time on the Electric Wizard posts. So much for day of the doomed... Wait! Fuck that! I got 4 Eyehategod albums up there! Just listen to that shit! Problems solved.

Right now I'm sitting in Newark airport waiting for a delayed flight to Atlanta with the lovely miss Vic to see the shit out of some unreal metal. Updates tomorrow...

EYEHATEGOD - Day of the DOOMED part 1

Remember how yesterday I promised you the THE DAY OF THE DOOMED!? Well I wasn't fucking around. In honor of traveling hundreds of miles in order to see hours and hours of the heaviest music in existence, today I will post as much fucking Eyehategod and Electric Wizard as I can manage/see fit. I haven't posted it before because I've been saving it for the right time (or some other bullshit excuse for my own laziness...). Well motherfuckers, the augurs have spoken, the entrails have been read, the planets are aligned, and the leaves are settled. IT IS TIME FOR DOOM! Right here is the first 3 Eyehategod LP's + the cabal of awesomeness that is Southern Discomfort. In living stereo hi-fi and in chronological order for your listening pleasure.

If you read this blog for the music and not just appease me so I shut the fuck up and stop nagging you, then you probably have all this shit. How do I know this? Because EHG, is a major, major foundation stone of the new doom revival. Pretty much every slow band I post on here that recorded after the year 2000 is in massive debt to the style, sound, and legacy of this band. Jimmy Bower, Joe LaCaze, Mike Williams, Brian Patton, and Steve Dale represent the lowest, dirtiest, most fucked up, angriest, grimyiest, grimmest, shit in the city of New Orleans. They defined the 90's southern sludge movement and to this day nobody has done it quite like them.

Shut your blinds, grab your Old #7, smash your phone, spike a fucking vein for all I care (mike certainly has...), and let the doom wash over you.

Eyehategod - In The Name of Suffering

Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain

Eyehategod - Dopesick

Eyehategod - Southern Discomfort

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Earth - Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version

As a little teaser for the day of doom coming up tomorrow here's a fucking classic. The first LP from dronedoom originators Earth. Ever heard of speed metal? You know, motorhead, early Metallica, that kinda shit? How bout Power Violence? You know, the genre with the ridiculous, inanely ironic song titles longer than the actual songs themselves played at blinding speeds? Yeah, this album ain't that. In fact, this album is so far from that it's fucking mindblowing. This is about as slow as you can possibly get. So slow that for the vast majority of the record there's not even a discernible beat. Sunn0))), Boris, Khanate, etc etc etc. basically all copped their sound from this album. In fact, Sunn0)))'s name comes from a joke that they orbit Earth. Not funny and you already know this I know, let me feel important. Haterdick. Just listen to this if you need to get your heart rate way the fuck down.


Earth - Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version

WOW! Literally. WOW...

Grow a stache... for the kids...?

No dude not like you camaro driver... My friend Allyson and a few of her friends are having a stache-off for the month of march to raise money for a local kids writing center in DC. Fuct if I can tell you details but check out this website and donate some dosh. She basically taught me how to write... wait forget I said that... Anyways, donate cash, help the fucking kids or yer a heartless nazi pigfucking fiend.

DC Moustache-a-thon for kids writing centers

Asta Kask - Kravallsymfonier 78-86

Considering that I'm still fucking sick yet at work and totally backed up again, I feel beholden to you all to continutally waste energy, time, and harddrive space to provide you with the best in the worst music. Anyways, I don't gotta lot of time to write about this one but I've been meaning to post it for days. Asta Kask was a fucking killer Swedish punk/hardcore band from the 80's that sorta reformed a bit later and is still touring in one form or another to the best of my knowledge. A bunch of songs are definitely of the more melodic sort bordering on some streetpunk goodness. They definitely rock the drunk-a-long chorus like champs (even though I have no fucking clue what these crazy ass swedes are saying). If you're in the mood for some catchier punk, here's your jam.

Asta Kask - Kravallsymfonier 78-86

The Best New Band You Ain't Heard Yet

Is called Hibagon, they're outta Brooklyn, it features ex-members of Atakke/Bones Brigade/Cuddle Machines/Same-Sex Dictator they shred like 3200meter mountain of cheese graters on top of a valley of meat grinders surrounded by Brinks document destruction services encapsulated in an ocean of razor blades. Yeah, it's like that. My band, Haunted Castle and Hibagon both had our first show at that party I threw last Saturday (that I'm still fucking sick from...) to a surprisingly into it crowd and shit was off the hook. Here's some videos of Hibagon doing their worst. I'll spare you any audio of Haunted Castle, you know, because I like y'all (and we sound like a ziplock bag full of limp dicks)...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Iron Horse - Fade to Bluegrass & Black and Bluegrass

I'm sick and I feel like fuckin with ya. I'll put the art up tomorrow but if you can't figure out what you're getting yourself into with these two then you probably have it coming...

Iron Horse - Fade to Bluegrass & Black and Bluegrass

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tracks of the Week (In no particular order)

Old ones out new ones in. Here's last weeks.

* Absu - Amy
* Aus Rotten - Tuesday, May 18, 1993
* G.I.S.M. - Endless Blockades For The Pussyfooter
* Cavity - Pulling Up the Stakes
* Cursed - Into the Hive
* Tragedy - The Intolerable Weight
* World Burns to Death - Apparatus
* Zoroaster - Terminally Charged
* Napalm Death - Deceiver
* Blitz - New Age

Monday, February 23, 2009

Black Cobra - "Bestial" + "Feather & Stone"

Ok so I'm fucking destroyed from this weekend. Massive fucking party at my joint, my band played it's first show with 5 other great bands to a shit ton of people. Shit was off the hook. Way, way, way too much cheap polish vodka was the word of the day. I'm still fucking shaking. Fuck. In fact, the only thing that's helped me get through this day has been side A of Black Flag's My War and the two Black Cobra LP's.

It's doom. It's good doom. It provides the fucking mountain of weight required to start your week. Heavy? Yeah, fuck yeah. It's heavy. Here's both their albums. I wound up seeing them open for the Sword a couple of years ago. The Sword eat a dick live but these dudes really impressed me (especially because they were competing with a douchetard fratboy crowd). If you get a chance to check em out please do. I posted their video for Sugar Water the other day. Go watch that first for a visual.

Black Cobra - Bestial + Feather & Stone

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Busiest Day Ever - Here's some Vids

No real post today, been in fucking meetings since 9am yesterday. Here's some doomed out vids to make up for it.

And for possibly the lamest doom video ever with the best song ever.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Unruh - Setting Fire to Sinking Ships

So I posted that Enewetak shit a few weeks ago or something and found out along the way that they did some splits or shared some members with this band Unruh. Yesterday my friend Junior hollered at me about this crazy band Unruh that he can't stop listening to. So I got that shit off him, put it on and now I can't stop listening to it. Your turns next...

Anyways, despite my best efforts I just can't put this shit in to any of my ridiculous, massively anal-retentive, completely worthless subcatagorization of heavy music so I'll let you all figure it out for yourself. It's basically hardcore/metal/grind with some doomy breakdowns... See what I mean?

Unruh - Setting Fire to Sinking Ships

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Become my Disciple

So I finally figured out how the hell to allow you fiends to show your allegiance to the No Gods way of life. If you look under the poll thingy there's a new section that says follow this blog. Sign the fuck up for it? Pretty please?


So the queefs over in the Sleepies are finally unemployed, bored, and self important enough to have started a podcast. It's alright, you know, for a buncha queefs.

I can't wait for the Haunted Castle vs. Sleepies musical swordfight to the death that is bound to happen in the future. Just you wait motherfuckers... Just you wait.
Up The Drunx Podcast

Last Week's Tracks of the Week + New TOTW up.

As always in no particular order. If you want any of em leave me a comment and I'll post em or send em or something.

* Jodie Foster's Army - Guess What
* Black Sabbath - Hole in the Sky
* Corrosion of Conformity - Holier
* Electric Wizard - Supercoven
* G.A.T.E.S. - Long Live the Evil
* Hirax - Defeat of Amalek
* Government Warning - Railroaded
* Lifes Halt - No Estoy Loco
* Metalian - Shredded Beef
* Motörhead - Iron Fist

Absu up on Mishka's blog

So my boy John Prolly (Prolly is not probably) is copping my game by posting up some fucking gnarly metal jams over on the Mishka blog. Unfortunately for me, he's better at this game then I am and picks the best fucking jams so I should really just throw in the towel, beat one off in the shower and shed some more goddamn tears...

Dr. Freud...?

Right anyways, he just upped this new album by this band Absu from Tejas. Long and short is they're basically a blackened thrash band with some hints of Motörhead and great production that actually helps/doesn't hinder their sound at all. Fuck what I gotta say, just read his shit, he's on point.

Absu on Mishka's blog

Amenra - Mass III-IIII

Last Sunday Zoroaster came to town with this crazy ass Belgian band Amenra in tow to play a gig at Europa up in Greenpoint. Shit was off the fucking chain. I, Parasite and A Storm of Light opened and the whole night basically blew the fucking doors off the joint. Sadly, I missed I, Parasite (who, though I'm not quite sure how they sound, have some sick artwork) but SOL (featuring the visuals guy from Neurosis and an ex-member of local favorites Tombs) warmed the crowd up on some solid modern Neurosis worship jams. A little cheesy, but definitely heavy.

What really blew my mind though was this band Amenra. Drummer, 2 guitars, bass, singer. I guess the easiest way to describe it is solid no frills contemporary doom in the 00's/post-sleep/EHG vein with definite notes of the repetitive riffy Southern Lord/Om/Stonerdrone sound. Sludgy but not too sludgy vox tie the whole thing together and drop like a fucking anvil. The singer just gets in to this crazy kind of rocking twitch the whole time and just kinda yells at the fucking drummer with his back to the crowd. Nightmareishly loud and massively riffed out I really really recommend you try to catch these guys on their way back around in a few weeks.

Zoroaster was like a giant cloud of the worst fucking trip known to man. Drowned in smoked, lit like fire and brimstone with something like $15,000 worth of amps for 2 dudes they murdered it. So brutally loud I could feel my bowels quaking. If hell has a house band they're probably it. I am stoked as fuck to see them again in Atlanta. For real.

Amenra - Mass III-IIII

Friday, February 13, 2009

Totalitär - Wallbreaker 1986-1989

After playing a bunch a d-beat last night I thought it might be appropriate to up some classic Totalitär. Here's a collection of their old shit. Put it on and fight the system.

Totalitär - Wallbreaker 1986-1989

Still the Fucking Best

Know what? After all these year's the Ramones are still the greatest band that ever existed.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Torche - Meanderthal

So in honor of going down to ATL here's some Torche. I can't stop listening to this shit as of Tuesday. So fucking good. I'm pretty hit or miss on melodic stuff but when it's good and there's a big fat heavy ass of bass underneath it how the hell can you resist. I would kill a puppy for the guitar tone on the song "Meanderthal". I am definitely stoked to see these guys again. I know people are iffy on their newest album but last time I saw them open for Boris was one of the heaviest shows I've seen.

Torche - Meanderthal

Going to Scion Rock Fest in ATL

So I just dropped more fucking money on a plane ticket than I have to spend just to get down to the Scion Rock Fest in Atlanta. I ain't nevah been to ATL before so I'm going with my friend Victoria to get smashed, see some metal, ride bikes, and fart around for a weekend. If anyone down there is reading this and wants to meet up for a beer or happens to be in some capacity to get me a fucking press pass I'd be much obliged. Anyways, ATL here the fuck I come.

The Wipers - Is This Real? + Alien Boy E.P.

It's sunny and warm out. As you may have figured out my musical mood is often dictated by weather (aka cold and dark = black or doom metal, warm and sunny = the fucking Cardigans or something. Fuck you, I like that band, they cover Sabbath). Anyways, on this warm sunny day I'm diving back in to the classic punk tracks with some Wipers. Their first album "Is This Real?" is the shit. West coast punk sounding like punk should sound, good old fashioned, simple, catchy, driving shit. You really can't argue with it. I'm including the version with the "Alien Boy E.P." attached so you can get a few more choice cuts out of it.

Don't settle for the crappy imitations, the Wipers were the OG Pacific NW shit. So good.

The Wipers - Is this Real? + Alien Boy E.P.

Note: This took over an hour to upload. Fuck that noise.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Party at my place 2/21

For $5 come see Torpedo with Kendra Morris (rock 'n' roll), Fake Hooker (punk rock 'n'roll), the Sleepies (pop-punk rock'n'roll played by a bunch of fucking muppets), Old Testament Heroes (like the sleepies, just smaller. So so small.) and possibly, if enough beers are consumed Haunted Castle (the worst fucking band in the known universe. Come see it just for the fucking spectacle... Seriously, this shit is like the wheelchair basketball of heavy metal.

Dance all night to the sounds of DJ K-Tel and possibly guests.
Drink cheap fucking beer and booze!

Use Dan Bones extraspecial stranglebation hook that he keeps above his bed! It'll be a hoot!

Just show the fuck up and bring a shit ton of people.

A friendly request.
NO FIGHTING, NO TAGGING! Other than that it's fair fucking game kids

DOORS AT 8:00 FIRST BAND AT 10/10:30


To save all of us some damned finger movement I just registered!

Sweet. No more of this .blogspot crap.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Zoroaster - Zoroaster

The doom gods must be appeased. I offer forth Zoroaster. Bask in the heaviness. Fairly standard 00's era heavy doom/sludge done extremely well. Lumberingly slow, massively downtuned, heavy heavy heavy. You get the idea. I liked both of their LP's and I'm pretty stoked to see them this weekend at Europa. We'll see how it goes then but as of now I'd say be on the lookout, they're on tour.

Zoroaster - Zoroaster

Candlemass, don't ever change. Ever.

It starts slow but it's worth it, I promise. Especially right around 6:15

Led to the Grave album art up

Led to the Grave
The led to the grave album art I forgot to post is now up. Scope it out.

Monday, February 9, 2009

New Tracks of the Week Up

New TOTW are up. If you want me to post a downloadable list lemme know. Otherwise I ain't wasting my time for 2 people to grab it (yes, I can track this shit.)

Just comment or somethin'...

Last (two) weeks Tracks of the Week

These lasted 2 weeks cause I'm lazy. Sorry dudes.
* Kylesa - Where the Horizon Unfolds
* Amebix - Axeman
* Metallica - Creeping Death
* Bathory - Dies Irae
* Severed Head of State - Sacrifice
* Toxic Holocaust - Nuke the Cross
* Enewetak - Tragedy
* Dr. Know - Fistfuck (Again, it's just too good)
* Gwar - Fishfuck ('Cause one good turn deserves another)
* T.S.O.L. - Code Blue

Bathory - Bathory says of Bathory, "In a musical realm where scale of influence has little to do with commercial success, few originators of the extreme metal arts evoke as deep a sense of mystery, or incite such hushed, reverential tones of admiration, as Sweden's Bathory." They then go on to talk about all the other sweet shit that has come out of this band. In general I think their little blurb is pretty on target... cept for that first statement. My point of disagreement comes specifically with the "hushed, reverential tones of admiration" part. I disagree because there is NOTHING FUCKING HUSHED ABOUT MY REVERENTIAL TONES OF ADMIRATION GODDAMNIT. Motherfucking Bathory rules. From the first to the last album this band is the fucking best there was. Easily one of the most influential metal bands of all time, there's just no fucking around with Bathory. 1 dude, a garage and a whole lot of terrifying noise. You just can't get better than that. Brutal, dark, harrowing shit right here.

The first time I put this album on my turntable I almost lost my shit. It's perfect, basement quality recording, side darkness and side evil, pentagrams and the goat, black and white, stark as fuck. This shit almost singlehandedly defined all extreme metal to come (you know, besides that whole mercyful fate/venom thing going on...). Even with the weather warming up a little, there's never a bad time for Bathory.

Bathory - Bathory

A Steeley start to the week

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kreator - Pleasure to Kill

After listening to a bunch of Dissection lately some Kreator just came on. I always forget just how much the goddamn scandis (in general, not necessarily Dissection. Last thing I need is some crazed Norse satanist sending me crucified rats with threatening notes...) ripped off from the Germans. Don't believe me? Listen to this shit for like 35 seconds.

Kreator - Pleasure to Kill

Dissection - The Somberlain & Storm Of The Light's Bane

So it's really fucking cold in New York right now. Cold like, "Fuck this shit, I ain't getting out of bed goddamnit!" cold. But, despite my lack of wanted to go anywhere or do anything, cold weather is good for a few things. Consumption of wine and heated liquors, trying to get other people to stay in your bed, you know, "for warmth," and most of all motherfucking BLACK METAL!

Dissection was the best fucking black metal bands to come out of Sweden. Jon Nödtveidt and his crew definitely stood out for spanning the wide gap between death and black metal at the time and in the process, made some of the most haunting, heavy shit of the era. Sadly Nödtveidt got involved in some fucked up shit and spent form 1997-2004 in jail for killing a gay man in Gothenburg effectively killing the band. Jon killed himself in 2006 but these first two albums are still timeless extreme metal classics for the eternal winter of life.

Dissection - The Somberlain & Storm Of The Light's Bane

Amebix - Arise! (Plus Two)

Since the Amebix show a bunch of people have told me to post some more up so here it is. Arise! is their first full length (on Alt. Tentacles) put out in 1985. 15 years later in 2000, AT reissued Arise with an aditional 7". It's sweet, you should get it. Anyways, this is the defining album of classic Amebix. Largactyl, Axeman, Arise!, pretty much every song defines what crust should and did sound like (at least the good shit.)

Amebix - Arise! (Plus Two)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Full Amebix/Kylesa review is up

Hey all, I finally got around to writing about the Amebix show. It's a few posts down but if yer too fucking lazy here's the link.

Amebix Review

Fucking Brilliant

I have no idea who this dude is but seriously, this almost makes me want to do my fucking laundry.

Heavy Metal Laundry Tips Original Post

Heavy Metal Laundry Tips - by Scott Truemetalradio Maxwell

"A friend of mine, a true headbanger of triumphant steel and fellow traveller on the quest of destiny through the vale of evermore (we shall call him "Tim"), once asked me, "Scott, how do you get your metal shirts to stay so black?"

What Tim had astutely observed was that my metal kit maintains its abyssic darkness, despite the scores of metal concerts I have attended where I have moshed, headbanged, sweated, had beer and other substance spilled on me, and in general soiled my shirts in every manner possible, and despite hundreds of hours of agitated hydromatic abuse to purge them of these effects. Years of heavy metal mayhem have not cast the pale light of hope on my wardrobe of doom.

You know what I'm talking about - the guys whose ultra-vintage Slayer shirts are now grey dishrags where the print is barely discernible. At a distance, they might as well be wearing the same wolf shirts and ancient NASCAR merch as their bucktoothed brethren.

But for you, the truly elite metalheads, I am here to bestow the darkest secrets of Laundromancy upon thee. I have consulted tomes of ancient wisdom (i.e., I asked my mom) in preparing this guide. May it serve you well... in darkness:

1) WOOLITE IST KRIEG. Your precious metal shirts are meant to be handwashed, so as to preserve the ink prints and the integrity of the fabric. Woolite is expensive, but it is an investment in your metal cred. In recent years, WOOLITE DARK has been introduced, formulated for dark clothes exclusively. USE IT! Immortal would endorse no less.

2) COLD WASH ONLY. Allow your clothes to soak in waters as cold as the rivers of Blashyrkh itself, without agitation. HAND WASH, or use the "hand washables" cycle on your washing machine. Your precious metal shirts get enough violent agitation when you're wearing them in the mosh pit.

3) NEVER USE FABRIC SOFTENER ON METAL SHIRTS. "Softener" on a metal shirt? Are you kidding? Does the Snuggle bear really look like he knows the difference between Iron Maiden and Iron Angel? Not only should true metalheads welcome and relish Unsoftness, but fabric softener works by expanding the fibers of the fabric, thereby subjecting your battle armor to undue wear and tear. There's time for that later.

4) AIR DRY ONLY. Dryers are false metal. The cold north winds will serve you well. But keep them out of the sun's rays! The sun, as always, is the enemy of darkness.

In conclusion, I would like to address the concerns of those who proudly remark that laundry, showering, and other matters of personal hygiene are NOT "heavy metal." Well, right on, brother, that's hilarious, but will you still be laughing when you die a virgin?"

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Enewetak - Onward To Valhalla

The last two days have been busy as shit and annoying and whatnot, sorry about that. All you need to know about this album is that it's heavy as shit. Grinding doom, sludgy as fuck, and gnarly. Oh yeah, the secret song rules. West coast shit from the 90's, these dudes were about as down and dirty as you got back then. Imagine something along the lines of a more grindy Eyehategod descended from Orange County Hardcore instead of the bayou.

Enewetak - Onward To Valhalla