Everyone, slow down a bit and enjoy the season and yourselves. I say this because in a matter of a couple days, rounding up some groceries and random crap we needed, I saw at least ten people nearly kill each other either over a parking space or a shopping buggy — it was like watching MMA but for free. Come on guys, dig deep and find that inner peace. Or not and continue on as you were. Either way, seems like the best thing to do in the midst of all this craziness is barricade ourselves in with some tunes we all jammed on last week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel then head inside and let the barricading begin. Continue reading →
To lead things off, we say farewell to Pilgrim’s Jon Rossi. Perhaps old news at this point, but I had to mention. Also known as The Wizard, Jon passed away at the age of 26 last week. I remember seeing Pilgrim last year in Portland. It was incredible. He will be missed dearly. RIP.
“I stare at the stricken, the follies of man, and the horror that lives in your eyes. And once we’re forgiven, the mind explodes in waves of terror. Burn my eyes, tear at the skin. The crawling beneath will begin. Side by side, pounding the heretic drums as we rise or we fall.”
Last month marked the 26-year anniversary of Annihilator’s thrashtastic debut full-length Alice in Hell. I always have a little listening party around the original release date, so the past month has been my “anniversary party,” so to speak. If I had to choose one song that I go back to the most and that has stood the test of time, it would be “Alison Hell,” which is the focus of this Throwback Thursday. Continue reading →