Throwback Thursday: Milestone Anniversaries for Death and Gorguts!

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So, can we talk about how tricky it can be finding post-worthy anniversaries for specific dates on Throwbacks like these? I tried looking back through and finding cool stuff that’s happened or dropped on June 21, and…couldn’t find much of anything I felt like writing about. Damn you, history.

BUT…break outside the strict adherence to post-date alignment, and suddenly, things got easier. After shifting the search parameters to include “+/- a day or two,” I came almost immediately upon two death metal classics: Death‘s Individual Thought Patterns, which turns 25 tomorrow; and GorgutsObscura, which crosses 20 on Saturday. THROWBACK TOPIC DECIDED.

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The Nine Circles ov… Strapping Young Lad

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Let’s give it up for The Lad! Obviously, you are all aware of how much we talk about Devin Townsend on this blog. He’s one of our favorites out there, so we tend to cover him on a regular basis. That said, what we don’t revisit nearly enough is the Devin Townsend- fronted Strapping Young Lad. I am fully aware that this project came to an end almost a full decade ago, but even today it’s still a project worth revisiting from time to time. And that’s basically all it took to bring us here. So let’s take a look at some of my personal favorites from SYL. Continue reading

Quickies: Hellfest, Death, and a new video for Triptykon’s ‘Tree Of Suffocating Souls’

So I’m halfway through the week. Most of you are not. This is good. For me.

The opening track from this year’s Melana Chasmata is all levels of awesome.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.