With the sudden and unexpected tragic death of Bolt Thrower’s drummer, Martin Kearns (affectionately known as ‘Kiddie’) I figured we would take a look at what is easily one of the best and most important metal albums of all time: Bolt Thrower’s 1993 release The IVth Crusade. The album marked a switch for Bolt Thrower as they dropped the speed, thickened the bottom end and essentially invented death doom as we know it today. And yes, Martin Kearns didn’t play on the album, Andy Whale did, Kearns spent over twenty-one years playing these tracks live. Continue reading
The guys touch on amusing news from Abbath and Sabaton, then dig into new albums from Windhand and Funeral Throne. (Okay, a new album from Windhand and a reissue from Funeral Throne. Whatever.) Plus, a rant about waste-of-life, hedge-funder-turned-pharmaceutical-executive Martin Shkreli!
All that and much, much more in Episode 18, so check it out!
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Last day of the week for me. I believe Dan will be making an appearance tomorrow for these. But anyway, still plenty to cover today.
- RIP Martin Kearns. The drummer for Bolt Thrower passed away this past Monday at the young age of 38. This is terrible news and our thoughts go out his friends and family.
- Taking this in a bit of a lighter direction, Wes Borland, guitarist for that band we make fun of called Limp Bizkit, has a home improvement show on the DIY Network.
- At this point, you should have all had a chance to listen to the new Slayer album. You’ll hear our input soon enough, if you haven’t already. But more interestingly, Tom Araya shared some very honest insight into Repentless.
- Anyone remember that Metallica fan that was murdered back in 2009? Well, the alleged killer has been indicted by a grand jury. That means he’s going to court. For those I confused with the prior sentence.
- Finally, here’s a new Children of Bodom track called “I hurt.”
“Ein Bier… bitte.”