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