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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Immortal Goes Back to the Beginning with “Northern Chaos Gods”

Posted by on June 18, 2018

It’s been a painfully long wait, but Norway’s grimmest and darkest have finally emerged from Blashyrkh with their newest full-length release. What this is not is All Shall Fall part two.  Not even a little.  Demonaz clearly decided to take Immortal’s sound more in line with their earlier records.  Northern Chaos Gods is lightening fast […]

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Behemoth Unleashes Wolves Ov Siberia in Reading, Pennsylvania

Posted by on June 18, 2018

Behemoth continued their domination of the global metal scene with another breathtaking performance in Reading, PA on June 4th, 2018 as part of the final Slayer tour. With an impressive lineup and a jam packed, completely sold out arena, each band was clearly bringing their A game. Though limited to six songs, Poland’s masters of […]

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A Faster, Punchier Marduk is found in “Viktoria”

Posted by on June 14, 2018

Marduk is back with their latest release entitled, Viktoria on Century Media Records, which comes out on June 22. Marduk has always kept us guessing with what they’re going to do next. Those who have followed the band since the beginning realize that Marduk is constantly changing their style and sound every number of years. […]

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Ghost Dances Macabre Through Camden, New Jersey 5/19

Posted by on June 1, 2018

  As they say, “If you have Ghost… you have everything.” And Ghost seemed to bring everything to Camden, New Jersey at their performance during the WMMR Barbeque last month. While there were no sightings of the dearly departed Papa Emeritus I, II or III, Cardinal Copia brought along an overflowing collection plate of accouterments […]

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Satyricon and Goatwhore Slay New York

Posted by on May 30, 2018

I must admit, this was a melancholy show for me. Not because the show was sad or depressing. In fact, it was the opposite. Rather, I knew that this was likely the last time I would be seeing Satyricon live in the United States. And yes, I do travel to Norway quite often, but there’s […]

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Interview: Taake live guitarist Aindiachai talks about new project Ovate

Posted by on May 22, 2018

As we published here a little over a week ago, Norway’s Ovate is set to release their debut record.  The band is a collaboration between Taake and Gorgoroth live guitarist Aindiachai and Taake live drummer Brodd.  Ovate has released two songs from the five track record and both really hit it out of the park.  […]

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Alice in Chains Dazzle in Camden

Posted by on May 22, 2018

There has been tremendous buzz about Alice In Chains as of late. With the release of their new crushing new single “The One You Know,” and multiple sold out shows on this recent tour (see Wes Orshoski’s amazing photos), both new and old heavy rock fans are coming out in droves. If Alice In Chains’ […]

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STP + WMMR BBQ = GR8T

Posted by on May 21, 2018

It had been nearly 17 years since I last saw Stone Pilots perform live. That was back in 2001 at Brixton Academy in London. Amazing show right in the heyday of Weiland’s torrid affair with the megaphone. So much has changed with STP since then, yet, as demonstrated by their intensely crowd-pleasing performance in Camden […]

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Norway’s Ovate Offers Stunning Debut

Posted by on May 14, 2018

I had the extreme pleasure of a listen to Ovate’s self-titled debut record on Soulseller Records.  To be frank, it is a stunner.  Western Norway, yet again, brings us some brilliantly crafted black metal. Taake, as we know, is generally a one man operation in the studio but a five piece live. Taake’s current lineup […]

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Review: Obituary, Skeletonwitch and Pallbearer Slowly Rot Their Way Through Philly

Posted by on May 10, 2018

While the pairing of Pallbearer with Obituary and Skeletonwitch may not seem to make a ton of sense at first, pairing a doom metal band between a seminal death metal band and a popular thrash one made for a well-rounded evening of extreme music. The tour rolled through Philadelphia last week,, hitting the TLA, and […]

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