Initial Descent: September 3 – 10, 2016

Colosso
Colosso

First off, happy weekend. Second, it’s Saturday and I’m sure you thought we weren’t running Initial Descent. Well, fooled you. If you have an opinion regarding this running on Saturday let us know in the comments otherwise let’s get on with it. Another week and another list of metal for you to check out; death metallers Colosso are back with their third full length Obnoxious, Divebomb Records is releasing Bewitcher‘s Self-Titled debut on CD format, Tardive Dyskinesia gets crazy with Harmonic Confusion and of course Devin Townsend Project return with Transcendence. But wait, there’s so much more, click that “continue reading” link. Continue reading

Profile: Mort from Curezum

Pushing the limits of what one might call a “supergroup,” Curezum, at its core, is an extreme metal tribute to The Cure featuring a motley crew of some of metal’s most seemingly disparate characters. Implausible as it may sound, after a discussion about mutual musical interests, Mort (Megaton Leviathan, Vaital Deul, Alfheimr) and Martti (Barrowlands) discovered they were both, independently, keenly aware of how simple it would be to take the album Pornography by The Cure and re-imagine it as a black metal record.

From those coincidental, yet inauspicious beginnings, Curezum was born. After some initial runs with a handful of trial members and bit of a hiatus while both Mort and Martti’s other projects released material, Billy Anderson (Melvins, Blessing the Hogs, Porn) signed on for additional production duties, and a wide array of Portland area metal artists were drafted for a variety of guest performances. As of this writing, the first Curezum album is currently in production, and live rehearsals have begun in earnest. Meanwhile, Curezum’s members are stocking up on popcorn to eat whilst reading comments regarding the weird Cronenberg monster they’ve birthed.

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The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 30 (November 28, 2014)

It’s time for Episode 30 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

It’s Thanksgiving week at Horns Up and the guys are doing, well…nothing particularly Thanksgiving-y on this week’s podcast. They are, however, checking into new albums from Primordial and Fen, plus news on the long-awaited System of a Down reunion. Plus, Dan recounts the single most adorable moment he’s had all year. (Not metal enough for you? Don’t care.)

All that and much more on Episode 30, so check it out!

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