Receiving the Evcharist: Outer Heaven and For Whom

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Outer Heaven’s Realms of Eternal Decay and Campanology Brewing Company’s For Whom.   Continue reading

Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – October 19, 2018

wake up and smell satan

The Adversary is seeing much invocation of late. A man declaring himself the son of Satan has been acquitted in the attempted murder of an elderly woman. Meanwhile, a woman who says she is Satan is in jail in a shooting case. Elsewhere in crime, Satan has been declared innocent as instigator of a fire pit in Arkansas. “As far as the spiritual Satan goes, we’ve ruled that out. … He didn’t come up and stick his pitchfork in the ground and blow that hole out.” Continue reading

Interview: Joel Violette of Thrawsunblat on “Great Brunswick Forest,” Musical Reinterpretation, and How to Spot a Moose in the Wild

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Over the course of three albums and a handful of EPs, Thrawsunblat have carved a space for themselves in the genre of black metal by integrating the Maritime folk of their home province of New Brunswick, Canada. With their newest album Great Brunswick Forest, which is out October 19, the trio of Joel Violette, Rae Amitay and Keegan MC immerse themselves and their listeners wholeheartedly into that Maritime folk. Careful listeners of the band’s discography should recognize the familiar elements that make Thrawsunblat what it is, and yet this does feel like a big step forward. We reached out to Joel to talk about the creative process for the new album, his fascination with re-interpreting songs and also a bit of Maritime tourism. Continue reading

Profile: Genre Defying Metallers Wills Dissolve

Wills Dissolve

Texas based Wills Dissolve are on the cusp of releasing their extravagant full length debut The Heaven’s Are Not On Fire… and it’s another shining example of what can be accomplished in the progressive metal arena. I say extravagant for two reasons: one – it’s a concept album based on a devastating meteor shower in 1833 and two – the music contained within is a cohesive amalgam of post-metal, death metal and extremely controlled chaos. They even went as far as making the song titles form a sentence taken from the concept. So yea, extravagant fits the bill nicely. Ahead of the October 26 release date we had a chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions so stick around to see what they had to say and hit the links to grab a copy while you’re at it. Continue reading

Initial Descent: October 14 – 20, 2018

Exxxecutioner

As we get deeper in the year the metal just gets better and better. And amazingly, it hasn’t been shabby to this point so count your blessings folks. The list gets a little longer each week from here on out and I could’ve easily put way more than four up here. Be sure to stick around at the end of the list for picks from last week we missed but have since rectified it with extended listening sessions and vinyl purchases. Yea, I’m that guy AND I’ve got tapes too. Nerd.

Anyway, kicking these festivities off in a raucous way is the debut, Death Sentence, from England’s Exxxecutioner and if you thought this was porno grind you’re dead wrong. It’s eight tracks of kick ass blackened speed metal perfect for a night of drunken debauchery. Next up is one of NY’s shining death metal legends, Internal Bleeding, and thank Satan the brutish death contained within Corrupting Influence is so much better than that artwork, just sayin’. Following that is Outre-Tomb with Nécrovortex and good god almighty this is down and dirty morbid death that needs to be in your ears, NOW. Switching it up a bit, tempo wise, is Domkraft‘s Flood which flips the Neurosis meets Ufomammut switch but adds major apocalyptic heft which makes for a devastating second effort.

So, crushing top slots here but fear not as there’s more where that came from directly below… Continue reading