Oct 162016



I started this Sunday morning in Oakland earlier than I would have liked, but it had its compensations. Grabbing coffee and my smokes, I sat for nearly an hour along the Oakland waterfront enjoying the peacefulness of it, with no one else around except a hopeful seagull and a swooping flock of starlings.

Yesterday was not peaceful, but it was electrifying. It was the second day of this year’s edition of California Deathfest. Between a late lunch, a dinner break, and my inability to physically make it to the bitter end, I only caught about two-thirds of the 12 bands on the line-up. And as was true of yesterday’s write-up on Day One, I’m not going to take the time to write reviews of the performances. Instead, here’s what I’ve done: Continue reading »

Mar 062015


In the years that have followed the 2010 release of Perdition Temple’s debut album Edict of the Antichrist Elect, the band’s line-up has undergone changes. Now, the group’s founder, guitarist Gene Palubicki, is joined by Immolation guitarist Bill Taylor (a comrade of Palubicki in Angelcorpse during the ’90s) and Black Witchery vocalist Impurath — along with drummer Ron Parmer and bass player Gabriel Gozainy.

This new Perdition Temple collective have recorded an album entitled The Tempter’s Victorious that will be released imminently by Hells Headbangers, and today we bring you the premiere of the album’s fourth track, “Goddess In Death”. Continue reading »

Oct 242014

I’m about to bolt for the airport — not because of the fucking day job, for a change, but to visit family in Austin and maybe have time for a bit of the Housecore Horror Film Festival. If the wi-fi works on the airplane, I might turn up again, but otherwise this round-up of new music will be today’s final post. Although this post isn’t a long one, trust me, it’s a good one.


I have BadWolf to thank for the discovery of this first new song. It comes from a band named Perdition Temple. Despite the fact that they have two albums out in the world (Edict of the Antichrist Elect from 2010 and 2014’s Sovereign of the Desolate), I don’t think I’ve previously explored their music.

The band’s line-up, which includes some veteran names, is as follows: Continue reading »