Yelphammer, Epistle VIII: Chili’s, Jersey City

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In Which Sweet Torment Taints Tom G. Warrior’s Chili’s Dr. Pepper-Glazed BBQ Ribs Experience… Continue reading

Interview: A Conversation with At The Gates’ Tomas Lindberg


I found At The Gates in a roundabout way. It was 1998 or 1999,  I think, and I was still in high school and living in a shitty little town in South Arkansas. At The Gates was already history by then, having broken up after releasing their landmark achievement, 1995’s melodic death metal masterpiece, Slaughter of The Soul. While I had other European imports like Emperor and In Flames handed to me by friends (and friends’ older brothers/cousins), I heard At The Gates by association, via poking around the other way we found new music: mIRC. Through the bustling community of metal listeners in Dalnet’s #mp3_deathmetal and similar channels, I became acquainted with At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Dissection, and a number of other bands I still love to this day. But, even from that initial first listen, nothing left a mark on me quite the way Slaughter of The Soul did. Continue reading

Yelphammer, Epistle VII: Heini der Clown, Währing, Wien, Austria

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In Which Tom G. Warrior Sends In The Clown… Continue reading

Yelphammer, Epistle V: StrengthRX CrossFit of Hollywood

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In Which Tom G. Warrior Is Unimpressed By CrossFit’s Lack of Crosses To Bear…
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