The Nine Circles Audio Thing: a chat with Steve and Enrique from Crypt Sermon!

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Drummer Enrique Sagarnaga (left) and guitarist Steve Jansson (second from right) join Dan for a chat on the Nine Circles Audio Thing!

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

Profile: Vocalist Michael of Pulling Punches

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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

Throwback Thursday – No Stayer – “Rogue”

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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