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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

You’ll want to pounce on Possessed’s first LP in three decades!

Posted by on May 7, 2019

It’s been literally three decades since Bay area death thrashers, Possessed have released a complete studio album. Naturally, given the legendary status of Jeff Becerra and company, the expectations are quite high. So, how does this record sound? Well, to be quite honest, it sounds exactly like a Possessed record – with a strong nod […]

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Metal Insider talks with Tom G Warrior about HR Giger, Hellhammer and more!

Posted by on April 29, 2019

Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski and Jeff Podoshen were on hand to fully cover Decibel Magazine’s 2019 Metal and Beer Festival this past April 13-14. Contributor Jeff Podoshen, who studies HR Giger in his life as an academic, was able to meet up with Tom G Warrior right before his performance with Triptykon at the festival. […]

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Taake covers The Cure at Inferno fest in response to Talib Kweli

Posted by on April 23, 2019

This past Saturday (20th), Taake played Oslo, Norway’s famous Inferno Festival and ended their set with a little twist on a Cure cover song. Prior to the song, Hoest gives a little introduction, “We’re going to do a little cover song now. Of Mr. Talib Kweli… The song is called ‘Fuck You Nazi Lover.’” For […]

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Helheim makes it rain with their newest LP “Rignir”

Posted by on April 19, 2019

Helheim is one of Bergen, Norway’s most prolific bands, with a new release nearly every other year since 1995’s classic Jormundgand. This year brings us the band’s newest release entitled Rignir, (Rain). An aptly named record for a band that hails from a city that experiences an average of about 260 days of precipitation per […]

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Pulchra Morte’s ‘Divina Autem Et Aniles’ is simply divine doom

Posted by on April 16, 2019

Engineer extraordinaire and guitarist of Eulogy, Jarrett Pritchard, has an incredible new band out called Pulchra Morte. Pritchard, as our loyal readers will recognize, helmed the controls on the brilliant (and brilliantly sounding) Vengeful Ascension by Goatwhore as well as Exhumed’s Death Revenge and Wolvhammer’s Monuments of Ash and Bone. So when I learned of […]

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Horna Played Pennsylvania and Metal Insider Was There

Posted by on April 15, 2019

  Taake t-shirt?  Check. Shining CD to listen to in the car?  Check. Behemoth jacket?  Check. And with that, I left the house to head up to Jabber Jaws Bar and Grille in Allentown, Pennsylvania to experience, Finland’s Horna. In case you didn’t know, there’s been some controversy about this band. As a Norwegian black […]

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Let’s Dial Back the Speculation in the Holden Matthews Case

Posted by on April 12, 2019

Holden Matthews, a 21 year old American, has been arrested in Louisiana for allegedly burning three historically black churches. Let’s not mince words, here, this crime is disgusting and revolting. And Matthews, if guilty, should be locked away for a very long time. But the idea that his motive is already known (as many media […]

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Numenorean Give Us Much To “Adore”

Posted by on April 9, 2019

As a dyed-in-the-blood-soaked wool True Norwegian Black Metal enthusiast (I wear that emblem proudly by the way) I am always highly skeptical whenever I see the terms “post black metal” pop up. Immediately, those Ray-Ban wearing Deafheaven guys come to mind and I find my body recoiling in utter horror, yearning to go buy a […]

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Norway’s Brilliant Black Magic Brings Back “Wizard’s Spell”

Posted by on April 9, 2019

Norway’s Dark Essence Records is re-releasing the incredible underground speed metal masterpiece Wizard’s Spell EP by Black Magic this Friday (12th). As someone who started listening to metal regularly in 1982, I can say that Black Magic totally nailed the vibe of the early 80’s as well as the sound. Wizard’s Spell actually sounds like it […]

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Big Business Shows Their Best With “The Beast You Are”

Posted by on April 5, 2019

Big Business’s The Beast You Are is the band’s sixth studio album and second since their return to a duo. Fans of the band are not going to be disappointed.  This is classic, tried and true Big Business, but, at the same time, there is some obvious evolution and sonic widening. Difficult to classify, the […]

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