Profile: Atlanta’s Deathrashing Maniacs Murder Van

Murder Van

Old school death metal is a wide open field full of fresh (rotting) fruit and much the same can be said for 90s era thrash, that’s a good thing by the way. Atlanta’s Murder Van combine, and capitalize on, the two for a no frills, balls to the wall approach on their impending self-titled debut. While their influences are vast and traces of them seep through these eight tracks, the band’s ripping execution is a blast to witness. And especially for those of us that cut our teeth listening to many of these same influences. Just ahead of the album’s release, we had the chance to ask them our set of Profile questions so stick around and see how it went down. And, don’t forget to toss them some support. Continue reading

Scene Report: Columbus, Georgia

columbus - georgia

Columbus, Georgia is situated roughly 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and just across the Chattahoochee River from Phenix City, Alabama. It is the second largest city in Georgia (population over 200,000) and the home of Columbus State University, one of the biggest urban whitewater rafting courses in the world and Fort Benning is close by. Atlanta may be the city you all are familiar with for metal and live shows but, as Cole (@KVLTLand) points out in this Scene Report, the bands that follow and The Estate make Columbus a definite must visit to see some very good homegrown metal. Continue reading

Concert Review: Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man and MAKE (July 22, 2016)

The Earl Concert Bill

Let me start by saying I’ve never seen Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man or MAKE live. Yes I know, shame on me. But I’ve spent so much time with all three bands’ recorded output that once this show was announced there was no way I was going to miss it, also no excuse to miss it either as it was on a Friday night. So it goes, another outstanding show at the always stellar The Earl in Atlanta, Georgia. It would end up being a marathon in how much aural — and visual — torment one could endure. But man, was it ever a great show. Continue reading

Concert Review: Part 1 – Decibel Magazine Tour 2016; Tribulation and Inferion (March 19, 2016)

Decibel Magazine Tour 2016

After seeing four Decibel Magazine tours come and go without me being in attendance at any of them, it was finally my turn to see what all the fuss was about. Being a long time subscriber to the magazine I’ve read all the recaps and noticed just how stacked each bill has been. This one was no different, and for once it was a weekend show. And a no-brainer, so I made the road trip to the almighty Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. Between the performing acts, the huge crowd in attendance, and the always welcoming and friendly staff this event was, from my viewpoint, a huge success and one I won’t forget anytime soon. Continue reading

Concert Review: Corrosion of Conformity, YOB and Black Cobra (November 12, 2015)

COC Bill

Earlier this year Corrosion of Conformity reunited with Pepper Keenan and shows were announced. The only question is why would you not be there? I mean, the shot to get to see them live particularly like this was a no-brainer for me. But this date was particularly special as YOB and Black Cobra were on the bill. Picture perfect union if there ever was one. A true dream bill that more than lived up to what I had been hoping and waiting for. Continue reading