Burial In The Sky‘s third full length The Consumed Self is an absolute beast of progressive and technical death metal that easily stands out from the crowd with its clarity, punch, and originality. And, it blasts past their last two albums even though both of those were no slouches. This one is the culmination of all their hard work to date and should, by all accounts, make them household names for any fan of the extreme spectrum of metal. With that said, head inside for an in depth discussion via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.Continue reading
It’s been a fun couple of years for Crypt Sermon. A well-received (and terrific) debut album, an appearance at last year’s Maryland Deathfest, an absolutely stellar interpretation of Mayhem‘s “De Mysteriis dom Sathanas” as part of Decibel’s flexi series…the Philadelphia epic doomers have certainly covered some ground.
With a new album in the works and a trip to France to play at next weekend’s Hellfest, guitarist Steve Jansson and drummer Enrique Sagarnaga took some time out of their busy schedules to chat with Dan about…well, all manner of things: how they’ve grown into the doom genre, close encounters with Dave Mustaine at the Decibel Metal and Beer Fest in Philly, how that Mayhem cover came about, and more. Check out the full conversation after the jump! Continue reading
Philadelphia, PA based hardcore outfit Pulling Punches don’t shy away from aggressive music that comes straight from their heart. Their most recent EP, The Old Colors are Dead, is a brutal, punk rock attack on the current social dialectic we take as normal in the United States of America. We had the chance to chat with their vocalist, Michael, about the band. The results are after the jump. Continue reading
Nearly a year ago today, Philadelphia power trio No Stayer released their debut EP, Rogue, on a very limited cassette pressing via über-local, tape-only Philly label Suicide Bong. (Don’t worry, digital copies are available on Bandcamp). Don’t be fooled by the Zdzisław Beksiński artwork on the cover, though; this is a power-trio fully content to bring back the old-school sounds of heavy metal. Continue reading