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Jeff Podoshen’s Top 5 Metal Releases for First Half of 2020

Posted by on June 23, 2020

  No matter how you look at it, 2020 is going to go down as one of the most dismal years in modern history. And the music industry, unfortunately, took a massive hit with the shutdown of all touring and live performances across the globe. With that being said, however, there have been some incredible […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s favorite quarantine metal videos thus far

Posted by on June 22, 2020

  No doubt these past few months have been a real downer for so many reasons. No live shows, limited mobility and just plain sheer boredom for so many.  Thankfully a number of musicians in the metal community have been coming together to create a myriad of really well done stay-at-home or “quarantine” videos to […]

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Editorial: Youtube’s ban of Roddy Bottum’s (Faith No More) Man on Man ‘Daddy’ video is completely misguided

Posted by on May 28, 2020

  Faith No More keyboardist and rock legend Roddy Bottum recently released the first single from his new project, Man on Man, entitled “Daddy.” This new song release came with a video that features Bottum’s boyfriend, Joey Holman. The video was made by the pair while in isolation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Daddy” […]

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Behemoth’s ‘A Forest’ EP is exactly the treat we all need right now

Posted by on May 18, 2020

  This pandemic has been dismal and metal fans have been hit especially hard with the lack of any actual shows or events for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, Poland’s Behemoth has crafted a short four-song EP to help get us all through. As Nergal states: “We hope this brings some respite for anyone struggling during […]

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A conversation with Tom G. Warrior on Triptykon’s ‘Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019)’

Posted by on May 15, 2020

  Triptykon just released their live record, Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019), and we spoke with Triptykon and Celtic Frost main man Tom G. Warrior about the new release. Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019)(46:00 min.) is composed of three chapters: 01) “Rex Irae” (06:34 min.) (First appeared on 1987’s “Into The Pandemonium” album by Celtic Frost) 02) […]

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A conversation with Benighted’s Julien Truchan on new album ‘Obscene Repressed’

Posted by on May 11, 2020

  French extreme metallers Benighted are back with a brand new record! Obscene Repressed is a brutal, grinding album, and there’s little that is actually, well, repressed on it. We discussed this record and its rather shocking themes with Benighted’s mainman Julien Truchan.   Can you tell us about the lyrical content and themes for this […]

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Interview with Cadaver’s Anders Odden on new EP D.G.A.F.

Posted by on May 11, 2020

  Extreme metal masters Cadaver – creating brutal metal since the late 1980s –  are back with a new EP on Nuclear Blast Records called D.G.A.F. It’s amazing and you should definitely check it out. We caught up with Anders Odden from his home in Norway to talk about Cadaver and it’s exciting new endeavors. […]

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Two Minutes To Late Night covers Danzig’s ‘Snakes of Christ’ and it’s one of the best things you’ll see all year

Posted by on May 11, 2020

  Gwarsenio Hall, host of YouTube’s vastly under-appreciated Two Minutes to Late Night, has created another “stay at home” video with a cast of metal all-stars. These videos have all been great, but this one featuring Danzig’s “Snakes of Christ” is, perhaps, the apex of this stay at home series. Not only does this lineup […]

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Barishi’s ‘Old Smoke’ is doomy, heavy and sludgy and definitely not stale

Posted by on April 22, 2020

  You might have been introduced to Season of Mist’s Barishi while they were on tour with labelmates Weedeater and Tombs, or maybe you’ve seen them on one of their own, more intimate shows. They’ve been known to place pizza shops in their early years – if only I was so lucky to see them […]

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Helfro’s debut is rippingly raw black metal that is a true reflection of our desolate times

Posted by on April 22, 2020

  Helfro is one of the newest Icelandic black metal bands that have really impressed me a great deal. In fact, with new releases from this band and bands like Nyrst, we’re starting to really see Icelandic black metal come into its own. This self-titled, 8 track release, is filled with the tons of tremolo […]

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