Jan 062022


There was a modest but noticeable slowdown in the release of new songs and videos over the holidays, but things have kicked back up into high gear again, as evidenced by the enormous number of tabs I’ve opened up for new music and video streams just since last weekend. I’ve made my way through many (but not all) of those and made the following selections across many metal sub-genres in the hope of brightening (and darkening) your day.


A dozen years after the release of their second demo this death metal band (now the formidable duo of Jonny Pettersson and Jon Rudin) has crawled from its crypt again and fashioned a debut album named Flesh Sermons that’s been set for release on January 31st by Iron, Blood and Death Corporation. Last Monday saw the discharge of the album’s first advance track, a macabre monstrosity called “Blasphemy“. Continue reading »

Mar 032013

Nobody likes a fuckin’ whiner. This is an established fact, even among naturally sympathetic people. However, it does not prevent people from whining. It’s kind of like chewing your food with your mouth open. No one likes to watch that, but it doesn’t prevent people from doing it. So, I’m going to chew with my mouth open now.

I’m on Day 7 of being away from home on a work project that’s still going day and night and fucking up my blog time. I was up ’til 1 a.m. last night working. And when I got in bed I immediately suffered an attack of foot cramps that didn’t really go away until 4 a.m. Basically, I got about 3 hours of sleep and feel like death warmed over at the moment — with another long day and night ahead of me. Fuuuuuuuck.

Still, though bleery-eyed and in a fuckin’ foul mood, I did start my crappy day checking out some new metal, and found the following three items involving three under-the-radar bands that managed to improve my mood.


That photo above isn’t me, though it kinda looks like I felt when I started the morning. The subject of the photo is Davis Hay, the vocalist for an Eastern Canadian band named Kryosphere. The photo was taken recently by a really talented Edmonton-based photographer whose work I follow — Kafir Judas of Kefkism Design. Continue reading »