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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