Initial Descent: September 6 – 12, 2020

Dead Quiet
Dead Quiet

It’s Labor Day but my guess is that a lot of you are laboring away like it’s not a holiday. The advantage of not laboring today is getting a jump start on this week’s list of new metal, otherwise you’ll have some catching up to do. Anyway, for some truly enjoyable and fun heavy metal by way of the good ol’ classics look no further than Vancouver’s Dead Quiet who offer a full length jam packed with it. For anyone looking for soul crushing sludge and doom, Jupiterian have you covered with six tracks of earthquake inducing jams. The Death Wheelers are like listening to a metal version of sleazy outlaw biker movie soundtracks straight out of the 70s but that’s the point and this week’s full length is all that and a bag of 30 weight oil, or DTA in this case. Last up top this week is Mastodon who share some rarities and a new track—-it’s Mastodon so it’s an automatic in for me. Whether laboring away or not, there’s a ton to dive into here, enjoy.

Continue reading

Just the Tip: June 24’s New Releases in Brief

It’s another HUGE new release Tuesday and, naturally, Spotify doesn’t have half of the stuff we want to share with you! So setting aside new releases from Allegaeon and Alraune (not to mention STILL NO new Atlas Moth), here are the albums we’ll be covering on this week’s podcast:

June 24, 2014

Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun (Reprise)


Septicflesh – Titan (Prosthetic)


Incantation – Dirges of Elysium (Listenable)


Tankard – R.I.B. (Nuclear Blast)


Take a listen for yourselves and then check back for our thoughts in Episode 11 later this week!

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.