Initial Descent: April 15, 2016

Phew. We’ve had a few big weeks in a row, so I’m not gonna lie…it’s kinda nice to have a bit of a slower one this week. And also, I’m off work today, so I can actually catch up on some of this stuff! Anyway, “slower” doesn’t mean “slow,” though. There’s still a bunch of cool stuff dropping: from Swedish hardcore legends Victims (whom our own Manny-O-War just interviewed), to the debut full-length from Chicago death crew Nucleus. As you can see, this week’s no slouch — so let’s not waste any more time talking about it. Here’s what’s on tap for Friday, April 15:
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CANTO: Kirk Hammett loses friends, Lita Ford shares secrets, and more


“Willingly guided into heresy. Beneath the surface, stark emptiness. And you’d pity my conviction, whereas I thought of myself as a leader.”

  • The doctor involved with the death of Slipknot‘s late bassist, Paul Gray, is heading to supreme court. A wrongful death suit has been filed against him.
  • Lita Ford‘s new book, Living Like A Runaway, will be available next week. In it, she discusses abuse issues within her relationship with Toni Iommi. Allegations at this point, but we will see how it develops.
  • Kirk Hammett has managed to piss off just about everyone. In a recent interview with Music Radar, he may have made the claim that he is the first guitarist to ever break into the pedal line. Which, well, yeah no.
  • Lots of serious stuff, so let’s lighten the situation up a bit. Any interest in a Gene Simmons mask? An authentic(?) version of The Demon can be all yours… for a slim grand.
  • SIG:AR:TYR are back! It’s been six years since they last released new music. Check out “Vinland” below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Judas Priest and Mastodon join forces, that baphomet statue finds a home, and updates from Deafheaven!


There sure are a lot of things going on today. Most of them are fun! Some aren’t.

That track is called “Waiting for Blood” and I’m sure many of you enjoy it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”