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Tag Archives: Rotten Sound

Rise & grind; here’s a primer of some quality grindcore

Posted by on November 16, 2016

Maybe it’s just me, but 2016 has seen a lot in way way of quality grind. The year started strong with solid (and not to be forgotten) releases from Gadget, Magrudergrind, and Rotten Sound. Weekend Nachos, Nails, Vermin Womb, Wormrot, and Car Bomb have all carried the torch throughout the year releasing critically acclaimed records […]

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Recap: Maryland Deathfest 2016 – Part 1

Posted by on May 31, 2016

Over the past weekend, the biggest annual gathering of metalheads in the US took place with the latest installment of the Maryland Deathfest. The eagerness for the “America’s biggest metal party of the year” was visible among my list of friends and foes planning to lose their necks and minds over the excellent list of […]

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Full Terror Assault reveal lineup for 2016 edition

Posted by on May 2, 2016

If you live in the midwest, or are willing to travel for cool festivals, you may know about the open air festival Full Terror Assault in Illinois. The festival started last year and had a very good initial lineup with headliners like Obituary, Napalm Death, Terrorizer and many other domestic bands worth the time and […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/6: Asking Amon Amarth about Alexandria

Posted by on April 6, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Hot damn, how about that alliteration in the title, huh? Also: hot damn there’s fourteen debuts this week. April is definitely off to a monster start with all these albums, and there’s only more […]

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Legendary west coast festival Murderfest is getting ready to come back

Posted by on March 25, 2016

If you happen to live in the west coast and are older than 30, you may have heard of a classic metal festival that used to take place in Los Angeles, CA called Murderfest. The festival started back in 2003 with subsequent editions throughout 2009 which could’ve been compared to the more known Maryland Deathfest, […]

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New & Noteworthy, March 25th – Coming of the Tide

Posted by on March 25, 2016

If there’s one appropriate way to close out “March is Metal Month”, it’s by having the last Friday in March be the busiest day on the release calendar up to that point for the year. So it is today, with a deluge of new albums taking over the charts and our ears. The most intriguing part […]

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Insect Warfare are back, announce appearance at Obscene Extreme 2016

Posted by on January 21, 2016

Grindcore is a genre that only some can find an appeal on but some bands transcend the barriers of styles and make a dent on the extreme metal scene. Insect Warfare was one of the best American acts of the genres in the mid 2000’s before they disbanded in 2009 and many have cried for […]

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Baroness Spring Tour Dates Revealed

Posted by on April 1, 2013

We knew it was a matter of time before Baroness started to tour again. John Baizley’s solo acoustic set at SXSW proved that he was more than capable of playing onstage, and even in his post confirming the band’s lineup changes, Baizley said that he and Peter Adams had found replacements. And while those replacements […]

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New & Noteworthy, March 19th – 50,000 Unstoppable Watts

Posted by on March 19, 2013

The title says it all this week – with the quality of new releases that we have coming out today, there is nothing that can stop the heaviness from infiltrating the charts. This is a week to really make a difference for the new albums you care about, so get out there and pick up […]

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Grace Perry Of Landmine Marathon: “Metal Has Grown Up”

Posted by on July 18, 2012

Taking the grindcore world by storm is Phoenix’s female-fronted Landmine Marathon. Heavily influenced by genre pioneers Napalm Death, they’ve toured with the likes of Warbringer, Nasum, and Prothestic Record labelmates Skeletonwitch. Personally selected by James Hetfield to play the inaugural Orion Music + More, the band is certainly headed in the right direction. Frontwoman Grace […]

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