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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Origin unveils “Mind Asylum”

Posted by on March 23, 2019

Origin recently premiered it’s newest video for the song “Mind Asylum,” which comes off the Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence record that is releasing on May 3 via Agonia Records.  The record can be pre-ordered here.  The record showcases the band’s “opening chapter” in Origin’s musical journey and a “prequel to the Origin we […]

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Horrendous Wakes the Dead and Shakes the Living at Philadelphia Mausoleum

Posted by on March 19, 2019

Those of you who read my work regularly know that I see a ton of bands each year and listen to a lot of records. Those long daily commutes to work in Lancaster County from my home in Philadelphia require substantial listening material as the last thing in the world I want to listen to […]

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Immolation scorches on the Decibel Magazine Tour

Posted by on March 15, 2019

As we recently covered here in Metal Insider, the 2019 Decibel Magazine tour has been brutalizing cities across America. Last week, New York’s Immolation took over the reigns from Cannibal Corpse and we were there to cover the tour’s newest addition in Philadelphia at the Theatre of the Living Arts. Immolation is a band with […]

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Morbid Angel Performs live in fish tank on Adult Swim!

Posted by on March 15, 2019

This past Tuesday, (12th), Morbid Angel took a short stop from the Decibel Magazine tour to perform on “Fishcenter Live” on Adult Swim. The band tore through nearly 20 minutes of live material into three tracks from their latest record Kingdoms Disdained including “Piles of Little Arms,” “D.E.A.D.” and “Architect and Iconoclast.” The band then […]

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VLTIMAS’s ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ is wickedly brilliant

Posted by on March 4, 2019

If I had a dollar every time I was pitched a blazingly brilliant announcement about metal’s newest “supergroup,” I’d have enough to overpay for one of those VIP Kiss experiences on their very last tour… until their next very last tour. Sometimes supergroups work, but let’s face it, most times they don’t. So when I […]

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Mystifier’s “Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia” is their strongest record to date

Posted by on February 18, 2019

Mystifier is one of those bands that has always held this nebulous position in the underground metal scene. Somewhere between death and black – but undoubtedly filthy. This, of course, is part of their allure. While Mystifier has an extensive catalog, their upcoming release, Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia, contains some of their strongest work to […]

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Interview: Ewigkeit’s James Fogarty on new album ‘DISClose’

Posted by on February 11, 2019

Ewigkeit’s new album DISClose is scheduled to arrive digitally on February 23rd and physically on March 23rd via Death to Music Production. This will be the overall eighth studio effort from the British multi-instrumentalist James Fogarty (In The Woods, Old Forrest, Jaldaboath, etc.) as his experimental black metal project unveiled the single “Guardians of the […]

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Misery Index’s “Rituals of Power” is anything BUT miserable

Posted by on February 5, 2019

Misery Index’s Rituals of Power is an unabashed wallop of aggressive extremity. These nine tracks are going to whack you right in the forehead and just never give up. There is an obvious urgency here, even a bit more apparent than past Misery releases. There is little doubt that Rituals of Power makes a determined […]

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Top 5 things I want to see on the upcoming Slayer tour

Posted by on February 1, 2019

Top 5 Things I’d Like to See on the Final Slayer Tour: 05) Opening with “War Ensemble.” Yes, I love the opening that they do with “Repentless,” however, there’s no topping “War Ensemble” as a way to really work the crowd into a frenzy. I still remember dropping the needle on Seasons of the Abyss […]

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Book Review: Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful book of bass

Posted by on February 1, 2019

Rush’s iconic bassist and lead vocalist has just released a beautiful and majestic coffee table style book entitled, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass: A Compendium of the Rare, Iconic, and Weird. The book, of course, is anything but weird but rather a thick and insightful tome that you’ll spend hours reading and enjoying […]

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