Interview: Vitriol on Identity, Originality and Bearing the Torch for Extreme Metal

Vitriol – courtesy of Charlotte Gane
I’m seeing more and more coverage for Oregon’s Vitriol and honestly I couldn’t be happier. My first exposure to this barbarically brutish death / extreme metal band was through their “Victim” video — within the first minute I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It was savage in its sound, relentless in its pace and ultra-technical in its construction but the standout was in how much of the death metal I came to know and love long ago was contained in these few minutes: gritty, violent and absolutely true to the genre. Pain Will Define Their Death sees its release next week and within the three songs contained, the exact same can be said for all. We’ve featured them in a recent Profile and in our Monday morning playlists, today we are proud to feature them in a band and album focused interview that is extremely enlightening on things such as, but not limited to, band identity, originality and bearing the torch for death and extreme metal. Carve out some time to see what they had to say… Continue reading

The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 26 (October 24, 2014)

It’s time for Episode 26 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, Horns Up hits the half-year mark and the guys go all in on their review of Slipknot’s .5: The Gray Chapter. Plus, discussions about the Decibel Magazine Tour 2015, “gamergate” and how, LOL-you-guys, nobody’s buying records anymore.

All that and much more in this week’s episode, so check it out!

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Just the Tip: October 21’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday! Here’s what we’ll be checking out on this week’s episode:

October 21, 2014

Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner)

Scott Walker / Sunn O))) – Soused (4AD)

Take a listen to these for now and check back later this week for our thoughts in Episode 26!


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