Feb 062021


As I was trying to go to sleep last night I mentally fidgeted about what I was going to do for NCS today. The problem was that last week I didn’t have the time or patience to go through our e-mails carefully or do the other things I usually do to sniff out new songs and videos that would be fodder for a round-up. Most weeks I have long lists of possibilities to check out by now. As of last night I had made no such list.

As I tried to find sleep, I grudgingly resolved that I would have to spend a few hours this morning doing what I’d failed to do since last Monday, and make that list — and then start listening. I had to trash that idea this morning when I realized I had slept for 10 hours and that a big chunk of the morning was already gone. So, making the big list of newly released songs and videos will have to wait. Here, I’ve picked from things I already knew about a week ago, and added just a couple of songs more recently recommended to me by valued sources.


“Obfuscâre Veritas”, the first song now up for streaming from Apocryphal Parabolam, the new album by Kentucky’s Klexos, is dissonant and deranged, twisted and ever-twisting, brazen and brawling — and generally berserk. The vocals display a lot of harrowing dynamism as well. The song exhibits impressive technicality, which is necessary, given how wildly and rapidly the music veers and careens. It will also give you a vigorous beating, which you probably deserve. Continue reading »

Aug 082019


The particular brand of horror that inspires the Italian death metal band Fulci is disclosed in their name, chosen in honor of legendary Italian director Lucio Fulci, “The Godfather of Gore”, whose filmography includes “City of the Living Dead”, “The House by the Cemetery”, “The Beyond”, “The New York Ripper”, “Zombi 2”, and more. They also honor the director’s trademark graphic violence in their music, which is obliterating and eviscerating.

In 1979, Lucio Fulci achieved his international breakthrough with “Zombi 2“, a violent 1979 zombie film that was marketed as a sequel to George Romero‘s “Dawn of the Dead”, which was known internationally as “Zombi”. Fulci‘s film tells the story of a Caribbean island cursed by voodoo, whose dead residents rise as zombies to attack the living. It’s that film, “Zombi 2”, which became the basis for the latest record by Fulci (the band), a concept album called Tropical Sun that was released this past May by Time To Kill Records.

What we’re bringing you today is an official video for a track from Tropical Sun called “Legion of the Resurrected“. The video has a distinctively ’90s look, and is based on a representation of a corpse-raising voodoo ritual. Continue reading »