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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Cloak makes their mark strongly with impressive ‘The Burning Dawn’

Posted by on October 11, 2019

Atlanta, GA’s Cloak have been rapidly gaining momentum since their 2017 acclaimed release To Venomous Depths. I loved that 2017 record. Their newest, forthcoming release, however, The Burning Dawn is even better and this is the album that’s going to make the metal world really take notice. Cloak, in fact, gives us little choice because […]

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1349’s “The Infernal Pathway” might be their best record yet

Posted by on October 4, 2019

  1349 is one of those black metal bands that traditionally relied heavily on speed, abrasiveness and chaos. 1349 still incorporates all of those things in their latest release The Infernal Pathway, however, the Norwegians also add a great deal of finesse, and more straight-forward songwriting. In this respect, The Infernal Pathway sounds closer to […]

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Editorial: Michael Denner needs to be part of Mercyful Fate reunion

Posted by on September 30, 2019

As we reported last month, Mercyful Fate has announced that they will reunite in the Summer of 2020 at a number of European events. It was announced that the lineup would be King Diamond on vocals, Hank Shermann on guitar, Bjarne T. Holm behind the kit, and Mike Wead also on guitar. Timi Hansen, who […]

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Editorial: The Misfits should have Bobby Steele and Arthur Googy perform at final MSG show

Posted by on September 27, 2019

The Misfits featuring original members Jerry Only and Glenn Danzig will be playing (allegedly) their final show this October 19, 2019. Jerry Only’s brother and “final” guitarist in the long line of guitarists, Doyle, will be joining them. While Doyle is known for his work on the Misfits’ Earth A.D., there was indeed another guitar […]

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Interview: 1349’s Ravn on new album ‘The Infernal Pathway’

Posted by on September 20, 2019

Norwegian black metal stalwarts 1349 are releasing The Infernal Pathway on Season of Mist records very soon and they are also embarking on a tour of North America.  We took a few minutes to catch up with vocalist Ravn to talk about this new record.   One of the songs that really stands out on […]

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Editorial: Now that the Misfits reunion shows are ending it’s time to bring Michale Graves back

Posted by on September 20, 2019

Sadly, it’s been reported that the Misfits (classic Jerry/Danzig lineup), will perform their final show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on October 19, 2019. While many have speculated as the reasons why this show will be their last (slow ticket sales, ticket prices too high, contractual agreements, etc.) given the drama upon drama that […]

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Interview with engineering master Jarrett Pritchard on new 1349 record

Posted by on September 12, 2019

Jarrett Pritchard is a name that we keep hearing more and more in the world of extreme metal. Pritchard made his mark in the Tampa death metal scene in the early 90’s with Eulogy. More recently he became a member of Wolvhammer and he started a new band called Pulchra Morte. But Pritchard has become […]

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Top Five best King Diamond/Mercyful Fate promo videos

Posted by on September 12, 2019

With the announcement of the upcoming Mercyful Fate reunion shows in 2020 and the forthcoming King Diamond release, The Institute, we thought now would be a good time to count down our Top 5 favorite promotional videos featuring King Diamond in either his own band or with Mercyful Fate. 01) “The Family Ghost” Ah, the 1980’s.  […]

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Interview: Necronomicon’s Rob “The Witch” on new record ‘Unus’

Posted by on September 12, 2019

Canadian extreme metal veterans Necronomicon are soon releasing a follow-up to 2016’s  Advent of the Human God with Unus, which will be released on October 18th via Season of Mist. This new one is definitely worth checking out. We spoke with Rob The Witch about the new record. The new record is entitled Unus, which in latin […]

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