Friday, December 16, 2011

Ictus - Imperivm

Blake just turned me onto this fucking epic, in the literal sense of the word, jam. Seriously, clocking in at 39:00 even, this is like the insane Neo-Crust/Black/Thrash Dopesmoker or something. For fans of Alpinist, Black Breath, Masakari, Skeletonwitch, Burning Spirits HC, Tragedy, Martyrdod, with touches of Thou in the middle there etc.

Click the pic for file.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jonas Akerlund, I Love You

It's a cold day in hell. This is a Rammstein post. On NGNV. What the hell.

Rammstein - Mein Land from Rammstein on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sometimes I Fucking Love Halloween

Warcry at Acheron and Bike Kill both on a Saturday?

Fuck yes.

The DOH Mandates...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spite Extreme Wing- Vltra

If you like Amebix, Ancient, Sacramentum, Vried, or Taake- this is for you. I'm a fan of all these bands (only early Ancient though) so it really hits the spot for me. Not to say that S.E.W. bite anyone's style in particular- in fact I find their particular Italian amalgamation of black metal to be quite original. But let's say you're cooking and there's something missing. This may be the spice you were looking for.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Shit is tight. If you didn't already know.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hemorroid Carnage DEMO

Going to and playing shows in Japan, I've amassed quite a collection of demo CD's from bands trying to get their act off the ground. It's something I didn't experience much in NYC, so I appreciate the custom. Last night I played a gig with death metal masters Gotsu-Totsu-Kotsu (兀突骨) and it was my first time to experience them live. I may have heard a song or two by them, but I must have been multitasking or something at the time cause I had no idea what I was in for. They're a tight trio who play what they refer to as Samurai Death Metal. Needless to say, I'm suffering from the worst bangover in recent memory as I write this! After the gig, I talked with the guitarist Atsushi and he gave me a demo for his side-project called Hemorrhoid Carnage. Never before has a demo gone straight from my bag, and onto my speakers, but after last night's performance, I was definitely curious. The demo is so good, that I'm putting it right here for your listening pleasure. Go see Gotsu-Totsu-Kotsu or Hemorrhoid Carnage if you get the chance!

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Raise Em Right

Glöm Dä is Good Shit

Just got sent a crazy ass Korean Pop video by a solid Swedish punker. Here's his band. I'm digging it, especially the vox. Somehow, it doesn't sound like the same old d-beat, clearer but harder. Cool shit for a Thursday D-beatdown fix.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

MDF 2011 Final Day Recap

Main Room 1:15-8:15 (excluding Oak): If I hear another fucking blastbeat I am going find Miles Ratledge, punch a hole in his throat, and rape it.

Oak: Meh

Gravehill: These dudes are fucking great. I would never listen to this at home but these motherfuckers are working their asses off and look great doing it. And yes, that is the first time I've ever said that about a huge, sweaty man, in a spiked leather harness, covered in fake blood. Fuck yeah Gravehill.

Orange Goblin: If I hadn't locked my fucking keys in my truck this would have been the highlight of my day. They were everything I expected. Everything they were supposed to be. Nothing more. Nothing less. Just a bunch of dudes playing heavy rock. Nothing new or surprising or groundbreaking or mind blowing. Just good old fashioned stoner metal.

Nuclear Assault: In case you were wondering, the only way to have a successful band ever is to have Danny on bass. Seriously. Danny was the reason Mozart was a hit. He kickstarted the Rolling Fucking stones. He is probably Geezer Butler's father. And if you want a hit band, you must have him. Nuclear Assault, we love you, ease off the weirdo banter.

Bastard Noise: Well, ain't nobody like them around that's for fucking sure. Thank god somebody's keeping it interesting.

Coroner: Where the fuck have these dudes been? Ok so maybe their a little weird, and maybe they have some "funky" parts, but all and all one of the more interesting bands I've ever heard. Also, sweep picking into tapping into sweep picking without sounding like Yngwie J is pretty fucking impressive. Would see again.

Wormed/Last Days of Humanity: See Main Room 1:15-8:15 (excluding Oak). Also, refer to the 15minute grind rule.

Ghost: I'll have a post about this on Cvltnation one day. Way too much going on here for me to capture in one idiotic snarky comment.

MDF 3rd day Recap

Masakari: If I miss this fucking band one more time I'm gonna lose my shit. Godddamnit.

Creative Waste: This song was totally better the first 46x. Waittaminnit... isn't this a Machetazo covering Rotten Sound covering Carcass Covering Napalm Death cover?

Mammoth Grinder: I am ALL A-FUCKING-BOUT bands with "grind" in their name that play killer slow parts, crushing d-beat sections, and hardly ever use blastbeats. now if only we could get all the dis-bands to do the same. MamGr, yer ok! Also, Welcome to Hell is always the right choice.

Cretin: Well, that's brutal. It takes balls to rock a set of tits like that. Not that it makes any fucking difference. Once brutal, always brutal. Quote of the set, "Nothing I like more than titties except cock. As long as I don't have it..."

The Kill: "Mom Problems."

Nunslaughter: A solid candidate in the race for best one-liners. It's definitely gonna be close between these guys and Cretin. Come for the Hesh, stay for the standup. At least they rip hard at the hesher shit.

Acid Witch. If this is a joke it's already old. If it's serious, it should have been a joke. If it's both, it's still fucking lame. Bummer, totally wanted to like this little respite from fucking blastgrinddeath.

Voivod: Maybe, if I really devote myself to the study of metal, by the time I die, I may, possibly, be able to begin to wrap my puny mind around the might of Voivod.
... but probably not.

Exhorder: More good death metal. Nuff sed.

Hooded Menace: Hmmm... it's like the white dude, Finn version of Coffins. The one that hasn't been left in the Japanese-make-shit-all-totally-fuckedup-insane-creepy machine. That's in a good way though. It's pretty good. Problem: Hard not to laugh when thinking they should be named Hooded Pennis.

Stay Punk Kids

MDF Rundown Day 2

Fuck it, here's day 2!

Funebrarum: "The singer yells "FUCKING' METAL" a lot. That about sums it up.

Aura Noir: If Haunted Castle didn't suck we would have almost sounded like this. In our fucking dreams. And that's including the fact that they say shit like, "Here we go!"

Machetazo: Hearing dudes with fancy Castillian accents play meaty, gnarly grind is pretty funny. They'd make a killer doom band if they just played their opening riff for like 20 minutes though.

Cripple Bastard: Well, I guess we figured out where all the people in Italy actually getting shit done instead of sitting around drinking cappuccinos are... They're in Cripple Bastard making sure that we know the world has gone to the fucking dogs.

Corrosion of Conformity: Jesus, way to live the hardcore life fellas. At least it still sounds hardcore. Really hardcore. Shit, well this is pretty good! I'll be damned!

Neurosis: Still the best in the business. This band was absolutely worth tearing my shorts in to make pissing all over my left foot so I didn't lose my spot at the front gate [editors note: true story. I did that. It was worth it.]. Seriously, nothing heavier.

Exhumed: Oh, now I remember why I like death metal played by punks! Because it's fucking rad! That's why! And I don't even like deathgrind all that much.

Marduk: This sucks less than I thought it would! A lot less. Dunno why I thought this would suck but it's pretty rocknroll. Always a plus for black metalers to avoid the fucking synth.

Monday, June 13, 2011

True Kvlt Surf Music

Good Monday Morning. The description to the first video is brilliant.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The MDF 2011 Rundown Begins

As you might be able to figure out, I don't post here much anymore. I post slightly more at cvltnation (but not nearly enough to make Sean and Meg happy...) but that's a different thing. One of the main reasons for my lack of posting is sheer fucking laziness. Yeah, pretty much that's it. It takes a fuck ton of work to keep this shit updated and I got lazy about it apparently. The other main reason I don't post as much as I used to is because my fucking camera broke and it's gonna cost like $180 min to fix that shit. That's a huge bummer for me because I really like shooting pics and $180 isn't exactly piss change (yeah this is a real thing. Some places in Europe those bastards actually make you pay like 30 cents to take a fucking leak. Pretty weak huh?). Either way, it gives me a lot less shit to share with the internets. In lieu of my posting photos, just go check out the work of dudes like Fred and Samantha and co over at Brooklyn Vegan. They're at pretty much all the shows I'm at anyways.

However, now that I've apologized and begged on bendedfuckingknee for your collective forgiveness, I'm going to at least make some minimal effort to do a rundown of Maryland Death Fest 2011. Since I don't believe in fucking Twatter or whatnot I'm going to put all my useless blurbs here. Because of dead camera syndrome, in order to remember what the hell I had seen, I relied on a little notebook thingy in which I hand wrote my random retard thoughts. Now y'all gotta deal with them. I'll do 3 a day until they run out or something. Maybe some longer posts for bands that struck my fancy.


Day 1:


Not being from New Mexico is rad because it means I'll never have to be as gnarly or fucked up as these dudes just to survive


Ask a Swede "Who's better? Dismember, Anti-Cimex, or Candlemass?" If they're in this band they'll answer, "Yes." Also, the singer looks like my friend Barney John.

Flesh Parade:

If Mardi Gras had a retarded grindcore party with cockshaped pool noodles & crusties it'd be kinda like this, but prolly less fun. They're like the Weedeater of Grindcore.



Your pleasant next door neighbors hardcore band. The one whose mom bakes rad cookies.


Yup, still Buzzov*en. Thank fucking god.


Seeing Tragedy is kinda hard to sum up in one sentence. Although when they played Conflicting Ideas I guess I could sum that up with, "NNNNNNGGGGGGHHHHH FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU *zblut* Ohhhhhhh...... mmmm......."


You see that shirt? Yeah, that just about says it all. Amazing.

Rest in Peace Brant

One of the few good ones. A life lived with no regrets for sure. We're going to miss you man, you were a helluva guy.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Dear Grind Bands,


Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm About To Climb A Fucking Bell Tower With A Goddamn Sniper Rifle

MK Ultra. Chicago power violence band that shared a drummer with Los Crudos and Charles Bronson. They have a 2xLP discography released by Youth Attack floating out there some time.

You should find it for the song titles alone.

Friday, April 1, 2011


WHOA! One of the most influential bands in punk HIS HERO IS GONE are doing a one time reunion matinee show at ABC NO RIO, SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH. There are no pre-sale tickets. It's first come, first serve. Members are currently in TRAGEDY, DRAIN THE SKY, CRIMINAL DAMAGE, and a whole bunch of other bands.

Here's a live set from Much More Than Music fest in Ohio back in 1998:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NGNV Wednesday Fuck the World Mix

I haven't posted shit here in forever because fuck it, that's why. So, that's the name of this mixtape. Anyways, all apologies but I was feeling all motorhead d-beat inspired today, which lead me to listening to a bunch of shit that lead me to listening to a bunch of other shit, which lead me to throwing this all together in no particular order.

I got some other shit coming soon, and it'll be big, it's just taking a while. Enjoy.

Click the pic for the dl.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Surf Grind

It's no secret that I'm still a surfer at heart. But when I'm surfing, the last thing going through my mind is two-beat poppunk or shitty indie electrogarbage. I got a little GoPro video camera and took it out for a surf the day after a big storm. Waves were awful and the water was cold. Perfect day to try out a new video camera!

Surfer is me, music is Magrudergrind.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Deafheaven signs to Deathwish

BrooklynVegan Presents: Deafheaven - Violet (edit) from Roads To Judah by brooklynvegan

I really don't like Converge or most bands on Deathwish, but this band rips. American Black Metal from SF. Why the fuck are they on Deathwish? Who knows. What I do know is that they have a demo floating around. This track is from their Roads to Judah LP.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stroking the "NYC Sucks" Comps

Fuck me. Well I realized a sad thing has finally come to pass- I started reading people's blogs who aren't my friends. I know, it's terrible. It's like a gateway drug. Soon enough I'll figure out how to work an RSS feed and then I'm totally face fucked. I blame my increased computer usage on Japan. I have to make all these reports now and watch banned TV online. Wah wah wahhh!

Well one good thing can come of all this before I'm a complete shut-in otaku type who eventually commits suicide; I found these pretty cool comps on of NYC metal bands. Actually they just released VOL 2 today. I'm all for guilt-free and free-free downloading, not to mention promoting young guns. I haven't had the chance to listen to it yet, but I know about half of the bands from seeing them live or playing shows with them and a few are friends of mine & the NGNV crew. Crank it to 11 and then go see them live!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pg. 99 Reunites to Play Doc. #8

I missed out on seeing this band live. I was willing to drive from Indiana to DC for their last show, but couldn't find anyone who wanted to go. From what I heard, it was a packed bunch of kids in some barn in Virginia or something. Well, they're playing Best Friend's Day this year, and I think it'd be cool to see them.

I also think Doc. #8 isn't thier best record. However, I'd be willing to go down to Richmond for A) the biscuits and gravy at the 821 cafe and 2) seeing a bunch of emo kids rolling around on the ground.

I just hope they can corral the band so the show starts on time. There's something like 10 people in this group.
More info here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Anti Cimex Lives... On Film!

Fuck me man, sometimes I get sent the best shit ever. Just got this from 138 over in Sweden. It's a little movie from 1985 of Anti-Cimex just kinda, doing shit. Awesome footage of them practicing, playing gigs, taking bubble baths, shopping a the leather daddy store, etc. You know, punk stuff. Anyways it's pretty fucking epic, thanks for that 138. Check his site out at Can't Hate Enough. It's all in gobbledygook foreignspeak though...

Anti Cimex - Other Measures from Jack Crank on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Downsided - Demo 2011

I got this sent in by Sean from Boise ID, with this email:

Sean:You probably get this shit all the time, and I really don't give a shit if you don't end up posting it or whatever, but I thought it'd be good to let you know. I'm in a hardcore punk band from Boise, ID called Downsided. We started about six months ago, we've played a number of shows, and now we have a demo up for download. If you wanna get around to checking it out, that'd be rad.

Well Sean, your not giving a fuck seems to have worked my friend. Because here's me giving a fuck and posting it. Well, maybe it was a combo of your not giving a fuck, me actually being on top of my shit for the first time in fucking months, and this demo not being a complete fucking turd. In fact, I'd even give this the "pretty fucking good for a demo" seal of approval. Go out and get this shit mixed and mastered and you've got a great start to a full length.

Long and short, this is definitely some hardcore shit for sure. Definitely thrashy, dipping in to some Power Violence moments but still solidly punk rock. Excellent pit music, I'd see em for sure.

For fucks sake man, lay down a full length.

Click the pic for the link.

Devil - Magister Mundi Xum EP

Because Prolly gave us shit for posting a bunch of "shit from 2010" and then made fun of ME for posting Ghost (that was totally Blake man...) he said we could redeem ourselves by posting this Norwegian Witchfinder General knockoff called Devil.

Well Prolly, it's good. Rarely do I get to use the term knockoff as a compliment, but when you pull off WG as well as these dudes do, I'd say it's a good thing. Nothing new here folks, just old school doom metal?NWOBHM played by younger fellas. Whatever the fuck these dudes, Witchcraft, and all those cats are drinking up in Northland, it's keeping shit slow. Keep imbibing it fuckers.

Click the pic for the link.

All Pigs Must Die - All Pigs Must Die EP

Every once in a while, Brooklyn does something other than give the NY Times some hackneyed ass shit to discover. Like when they spew forth a band like All Pigs Must Die (Henceforth, APMD, cuz that shit's long to type.) I have no real idea who these dudes are, but, apparently, they're from brooklyn, they include Ben from Converge/Acid Tiger, and they play that weird ass metal punk crust hybrid I dig so hard. Shit's pretty fucking solid. If you like Black Breath, you'll like this. Cuz' the drummer's better. And they play faster. But they're not quite as catchy. But they're definitely hardcore as fuck.

Right anyways, fuzzy, fast, loud, hardcore, metal, punk, shit. Good. Getsum. You've probably already got it though cause we at NGNV pride ourselves on being like 4-5 months to 35 years behind the times. Fuckit man.

Click the link for a picture.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crucifyre- Infernal Earthly Divine

Pretty good black thrash my buddy Christauf tipped me off to recently. No doubt his knowledge of this band has to do with it's pedigree with former members from bands such as Nasum, Morbid, and General Surgery. With an album title that gay, you know this band wouldn't even be a blip on the radar if they weren't from Sweden. A promising first album. I'm looking forward to see where they go from here.

Click image for DL

Deafheaven - Demo 2010

Deafheaven are one part mid 90's PV hardcore (Clikitat Ikatowi, Angel Hair) and one part Black Metal. It's just a demo, so I've got high expectations for their full length.

A Reminder of Better Times

Monday, February 7, 2011

Style Never Dies

John Cardiel Cash Money Vagrant from dlxsf on Vimeo.

Note the proper use of Bad Brains to fucking charging.

RIP Gary Moore

RIP Gary Moore. Ripping the twinguitarmonies in shredheaven

Rape Revenge

Here's a cool mid-90s throwback in 2011. This is Rape Revenge from Calgary. Female-fronted grind with some hardcore breakdowns. Their gear setup is awesome.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Whorehouse of Representatives - Discography 1993-1999

In honor of Shants, here's something I've been meaning to post for.fucking.ever. Nothing takes your S.A.D. and gives it a Liam Neeson in Taken style throatpunch. It's good old fashioned punkrock time.

Click the pic for the link.

Things I Won't Be Doing

Moving to Malawi

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ghost - Opus Eponymous

I feel weird listening to this album. It's cheesy, clean and extremely calculated. But for some reason, I have no problem with it. It's strangely addicting. My buddy who turned me on to them feels that the lyrics are subliminally forcing me to enjoy it. Satan is all up in my brain!

Click pic for link.

EDITORS NOTE: Ghost's corporate ass, limpdick nonmetal sound is apparently backed by equally corporate ass, limpdick nonmetal lawyers and they took the link off mediafire for us. Thanks for saving me the trouble you thindick fucks.

- Jack

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More Weird Hybrids From The Innanet

For Today's Mexican Vocab Lesson the word is Estar. In a sentence: Yo Holmes, las nigh I saw dis band Metalachi. ¡Dey were huge ese! ¡Dey gonna be estars mang!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

When Worlds Collide...

The things you find on the internet these days. I was thinking of creating a black flag logo for my band, since it's all the rage. Or maybe, I'll just make a quilt.

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Comment on Comments

Due to an increasingly large number of comments being left by weirdo, jackass religious spambots that confuse the shit out of all of us, I've disabled anonymous commenting. If you don't like this send an email to and I'll change it back, but for now I'd like to keep this website entirely fucking heathen.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

All Pigs Must Die - ST 2010

All Pigs Must Die - ST 2010

Members of Converge and Red Chord (and some others), this album is straight forward hardcore metal at its finest. Great riffs with pissed off vocals with a touch of Godcity love.

Low Places - ST 2010

Low Places - ST

Low Places are heavy pissed off hardcore punk. Trust me, there's nothing more you need to know.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Taking advantage of the current snow-pacolypse and in attempt to get my shit together and "accomplish something", here's my first unholy contribution to NG, NV. It seems appropriate to start things off with a band from my hometown, Indianapolis. Between the five of the them, the Coffinworm dudes have most likely had a hand in anything heavy, brutal and awesome coming out of Indiana over the last 10-15 years. Every description of the band I've seen so far has included the words "black" "death" "doom" and "metal" so I'll let you all draw your own conclusions as to their musical stylings. Anyway, here's a song from "When All Became None" (2010), and behold their works, ye Mighty, and despair.

If you happen to be in the Midwest around March 6, they'll be playing with Thou and Overpower at the Dojo, a show so good that you'd probably go blind and deaf if you attended.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Alpinist - minus.mensch

The Duggernaut forwarded me this one with the tagline, "You copy their riffs and you don't even know them yet." Frankly, that's good nuff for me. Solid new school crust from Germany. Heavy on the PNW sound without being boring. A nice way to gnar the day.

Newsflash: Wolves Think Creed Sucks Too!

Click the link to find out more.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chaos in Tejas

This is a great lineup, but I think I've seen most of the headlining bands already.
I'm curious to see FYP and LARM though. I think this child mostly sums up how I feel about Tejas every year.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Doing it Right/You're a Fucking Puss

Some people just get it. The rest of us are a bunch of nancy boy pantywaists.

Friday, January 14, 2011

the band called Nothing playing at lulus right now is fucking awful

Usually I don't do this when im out at a shoe but this band is so fucking awful that I feel obliged to warn you all. The band "Nothing" currently playing at lulus in brooklyn with bad dream ia the worst band on earth. Seriously, this band Fucking sucks. Harder than words will ever allow. Never see them. Kill on site.

That is all.

Too Much Spare Time...

Some people blow my fucking mind man. And I thought I was a bored individual.


Pentagram, Hull, Bezoar, Judas Priestess @ Europa, Jan 6th, 2011

Pentagram are gods. This much is a given. They're just one of those unfukwittable things in life. Like loudly farting in a crowded library or beer for breakfast, they're always the right choice. More on them later though.

So I haven't been to many shows lately, one here or there, but hardly the number I was hitting 6 months ago. Anyways, many moons ago, my buddy Tyler of Bezoar/the Levee fame told me that he was opening up for Pentagram at Europa in January. I, of course, was fucking stoked for him because Bezoar is one of the best bands around Brooklyn right now and they totally fit that bill. On top of that, he mentioned that perennial favorites and excellent all around dudes Hull would also be on the bill. A fucking success before it even starts.

So I showed up nice and early to catch Bezoars set. Well. Fucking. Worth it. Everytime I see that band they get just a little weirder, just a little heavier, and just a little better. Straight stonerdoom morons, maybe sit this one out. This band involves though, and the ability to deal with a solo and some psyche. Now for the rest of us who can handle big boy/girl music, get this fucking album and see them live. Sarah's vox are eerie and evil as fuck, Tyler has some of the best tone in the city, and the new drummer Justin(?) totally gave the band new life. He's fucking heavy. 'Nuff Said.

Next on was Judas Priestess. They're good. They cover Judas Priest and they're all ladies. I'm sure plenny has been written about them elsewhere so I'm gonna move on.

After that, Hull. This band will be remembered in the future. Mark my fucking words people. They're one of the few bands out there tight enough to exist as a 5 piece with 5 singers and 3 guitars, claim having an awful night, and still have the entire audience raving like fucking lunatics at the end of their set. Fuck it, they're heavy enough to blow the power out of my old house, they're heavy enough to blow your fucking mind. Got it? Good. Go see Hull. Now. Asap. Stat.

Finally, Pentagram. Now, despite the fact that I truly believe in the unholy, unquestionable power of this band, I've seen them not at their best in the past. Every once in a while the sound just isn't up to par, the crowds fucking lame, Bobby's nodding off in a smack induced haze, etc. Whatever the excuse, they're not 100% reliable live.

This was not one of those shows. Easily the best I've ever seen them. Europa was a perfect fit for the crowd, the band, the vibe, just everything. Not too big or small, the sound was absolutely fucking killer, and they were tighter than a nun's cunt. Their tone was dialed, their set was on fucking point hitting a good mix of old and new, and Bobby was a fucking wildman. Now that shit, was a blast. If you missed em then, find them soon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

R.I.P. Nick Poot and Atakke

Just found out today that NYC Punk staple Nick Poot lost a hard, hard fight with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Rest in Peace Nick, NY misses you.

In further sad news, NYC MetalPunks Atakke called it quits after 4 loud, brutal, rad years. Keep ripping y'all.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Blood Freak - Multiplex Massacre

Here's a little gore grind from Oregon. Apparently they just signed to Willowtip. Good stuff.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blake's Top 10 of 2010

I already contributed some of these to this blog, so I'm just gonna package them up in one tidy little zip file. You'll find a song of each band in there, as a sampler. If you like it, find it on the internets. Or better yet, buy it in a record shop and support them when they tour. All of this stuff probably sounds a million times better live or on vinyl.

DL - Here

Here they are in alphabetical order

1349 - Demonoir

Ceremony - Rohnert Park

Concussion - Dried Blood EP

Hollow Leg - Instinct

Iron Chic - Not Like This

Kvelertak - S/T

Lightning Swords of Death - The Extra Dimension

Masakari - The Prophet Feeds

Nails - Unsilent Death

The Secret - Solve Et Coagula

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top 5 Records of 2010

Following in the footsteps of Thom, I'm going to post some of my favorite records from 2010. However, since I am an underachiever, I am only going to post my top 5

1. Forgetters - 2x7"
This record is some great punk rock. Great lyrics and awesome melodies, this is by far one of my favorite records to come out this past year. They're playing the cake shop this saturday (1/8) so you best get to the show.

2. Kingdom - Helmetraan
I can't stop listening to this droney shit. Check out my earlier post for a clip.

3. RVIVR - Life Moves 7"
Pop punk from Olympia that reminds me of J Church. They played a great show here in Brooklyn at Lulu's and man, did people get into it. I sure hope they stop by here again

4. Inter Arma - Sundown
RVA metal hardcore that is fucking brutal. Great record with a ton of really interesting influences.

5. The Estranged - Subliminal Man LP
I like this band. They remind me of the Cure and the Wipers. I reckon they also got the drummer from Hellshock to take downers so he could play the drums all punk-goth tempo.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Positive Changes Abound

Here's to making some positive changes around here... Like maybe getting our Download feature out of broken hell...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Skuld's Top 10 albums of 2010

Everyone does these top 10 year-end deals, and so here's mine. The difference here is I could care less about new [read: current] music let alone new bands. If I hear about something new that sounds interesting, fine, but I'm certainly not pulling my hair out over this list. I don't really care what anyone thinks, this is just what I've actually been listening to that came out in the last year. And don't come to me complaining about how it's mostly just black metal or there's some Nazi on the list cause I just don't care.

A couple albums are late-comers to my ears, but I'm definitely not polishing apples here. I also want to make a special mention for Forbidden's comeback album. Not as good as Sacrifice's comeback in '09, but a thrasher nonetheless. Jack will probably hate me for excluding Electric Wizard, and while I like it a lot more than any of their other albums (I actually own 2 CD's of theirs), I can't honestly say it's my jam or that I've been playing it much. On that note, I'd like to see what everyone in the NGNV crew would say and where our tastes overlap. So guys if you're reading this and don't like it, make your own goddamn list!

In no particular order:

Skyforger- Kurbads

The Batallion- Head Up High

Darkthrone- Circle The Wagons

Burzum- Belus

Sigh- Scenes From Hell

Triptykon- Eparistera Daimones

1349- Demonior

Black Breath- Heavy Breathing

Enslaved- Axioma Ethica Odini

Forbidden- Omega Wave


Here's a consolation prize list of bands who made albums this year that may actually prove to be better over time but didn't make the list cause either I didn't listen to them much, it didn't make the cut, or I didn't actually listen to it but will probably get around to it sooner or later.

Electric Wizard



High On Fire




Charred Walls Of The Damned

Blind Guardian

Decrepit Birth