Initial Descent: April 15, 2016

Phew. We’ve had a few big weeks in a row, so I’m not gonna lie…it’s kinda nice to have a bit of a slower one this week. And also, I’m off work today, so I can actually catch up on some of this stuff! Anyway, “slower” doesn’t mean “slow,” though. There’s still a bunch of cool stuff dropping: from Swedish hardcore legends Victims (whom our own Manny-O-War just interviewed), to the debut full-length from Chicago death crew Nucleus. As you can see, this week’s no slouch — so let’s not waste any more time talking about it. Here’s what’s on tap for Friday, April 15:
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CANTO: Kirk Hammett loses friends, Lita Ford shares secrets, and more


“Willingly guided into heresy. Beneath the surface, stark emptiness. And you’d pity my conviction, whereas I thought of myself as a leader.”

  • The doctor involved with the death of Slipknot‘s late bassist, Paul Gray, is heading to supreme court. A wrongful death suit has been filed against him.
  • Lita Ford‘s new book, Living Like A Runaway, will be available next week. In it, she discusses abuse issues within her relationship with Toni Iommi. Allegations at this point, but we will see how it develops.
  • Kirk Hammett has managed to piss off just about everyone. In a recent interview with Music Radar, he may have made the claim that he is the first guitarist to ever break into the pedal line. Which, well, yeah no.
  • Lots of serious stuff, so let’s lighten the situation up a bit. Any interest in a Gene Simmons mask? An authentic(?) version of The Demon can be all yours… for a slim grand.
  • SIG:AR:TYR are back! It’s been six years since they last released new music. Check out “Vinland” below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey