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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Iceland’s Nyrst releases video for the raw and dark ‘Orsok’

Posted by on March 16, 2020

Well, I’ve been stuck at home for the past number of days because I’m here living in the “coronavirus hot zone” on the east coast. Sulking because I should be in Scandinavia right now exploring the northern winter, I’ve been checking out some new music. Here’s a new Icelandic black metal band, Nyrst with their […]

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Album Review: Hyborian – ‘Vol. II’

Posted by on March 9, 2020

  Without any doubt, I feel and hear a lot of Baroness in this record, especially the opener “Driven by Hunger” and not just vocally, but in the guitar a bit as well. Not a bad thing, because Baroness is one of best bands out there in heavy music today. But it’s not anything near […]

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‘Pakt’ split MLP from Norway’s Taake and Whoredom Rife showcases Norway’s brilliant black metal scene

Posted by on February 18, 2020

Review:  Pakt MLP Split  – Taake and Whoredom Rife (Terratur Possessions) While there are many acts out there calling themselves “black metal” these days, there’s no doubt that the Norwegian bands, specifically from the Bergen scene, hold the torch for the most authentic representation of 2nd wave black metal. And Terratur Possessions, aptly based in Norway, […]

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Necrowretch provides blistering black attack on ‘The Ones from Hell’

Posted by on February 7, 2020

Album Review: Necrowretch The Ones From Hell (Season of Mist) France’s Necrowretch impresses the hell out of listeners with their latest offering on Season on Mist records. In fact, right from the opener, “Pure Hellfire,” the band makes a massive statement with punchy blackened death goodness. A rather new sound for this band, I immediately heard […]

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David Vincent’s autobiography ‘I Am Morbid’ is an informative, enjoyable read

Posted by on February 3, 2020

David Vincent, former frontman/bass player for the legendary Morbid Angel, and current lead vocalist for extreme metal supergroup VLTIMAS, is releasing his autobiography, I Am Morbid: Ten Lessons Learned From Extreme Metal, Outlaw Country, and the Power of Self-Determination on Jawbone Books this February. Being the huge fans of Evil D as we are here […]

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Editorial: Danzig needs to get original lineup together for Danzig II set at Psycho Las Vegas

Posted by on January 31, 2020

Just recently, the acts for the 2020 incarnation of Psycho Las Vegas were announced. No doubt, this is going to be their best lineup yet. And of course, the exclusive North American Mercyful Fate reunion set really caught my eye (sadly minus Michael Denner) as did the announcement of Satyricon, Watain and so many more […]

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Heilung Mesmerizes New York City on 1/24/20

Posted by on January 27, 2020

Show Review // Heilung // January 24, 2020 @ Webster Hall, New York City Nordic experimental folk band, Heilung, made their first stop in New York City on their first ever US Tour and Webster Hall was completely packed for this sold out performance. In fact, if you’ve secured a ticket for any of their […]

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A conversation with anonymous dark metal collective Deathwhite on new record ‘Grave Image’

Posted by on January 22, 2020

Deathwhite is an anonymous dark metal collective based in the eastern United States (with two members residing in Pennsylvania) that is demanding notice with the impending release of their second record Grave Image on Season of Mist records. If you’re a fan of bands like Wood of Ypres and have been yearning for something new […]

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We got our hands on Lorna Shore’s ‘Immortal;’ it’s relentlessness grabs you and doesn’t let go

Posted by on January 15, 2020

Review:  Lorna Shore – Immortal  (Century Media) Yes – we have THAT record in hand. And we’ve heard all the songs… the one the internet is squawking about. And let me say this from the beginning – from a musical standpoint, Century Media and Lorna Shore was right to release this record as it was recorded. […]

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Review: Greta Van Fleet rocks the Met in Philadelphia

Posted by on January 2, 2020

Greta Van Fleet Philadelphia, PA @ The Met – 12/30/2019 So I know some of you loyal readers are already saying, “Not metal!” with foam coming out of your mouth. And maybe you’re right, they’re not metal. But then there’s also this: Greta Van Fleet are really, really good and there’s an awful lot for […]

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