Let’s forget about the frustration that was the lead-up-to / early-departure-from Autopsy and pretend instead that Friday simply went out with a bang. (With Vader, duh.) We were a full day and change into a festival that — judging by the nuanced reactions of THE INTERNET — was supposed to be a total disaster, and yet things were…not just going off as planned, but also actively thriving? Well, spoiler alert, Day 3 at MDF would only prove to be a continuation of that. Let’s get into it. Continue reading
“Behold all that you now know… evil, evil.”
- Amon Amarth officially has a new drummer. And that would be Jocke Wallgren. He has been playing with Amon Amarth on their most recent tour. So this shouldn’t be that surprising.
- Maryland Deathfest has confirmed the rest of their 2017 lineup. Highlights from the last announcement include Candlemass, Grave, and Oranssi Pazuzu. I’m still not going.
- Steel Panther have announced their new album, Lower The Bar, will be out February 24, 2017. I’m sure some people are super excited about that.
- Eh, why not mention a new tour? That weird stuff known as Kayo Dot will be hitting a few spots in North America this October and November. I hear they are good.
- Finally, here’s Mastodon in a phone sex ad (of sorts) because why the fuck not?
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
When it comes to classic Swedish death metal (aka, the “Sunlight” sound), everyone talks about Entombed, Dismember and Carnage. And rightly so, these bands and their classic albums are foundational to the development of the death metal genre. But more people need to recognize Grave. Additionally, more people need to recognize 1992’s You’ll Never See as a classic death metal album. Continue reading