Album Release: Polterchrist – “Badge Of The Assassin”


The death metal apocalypse is upon us! Polterchrist’s brand new monsterpiece “Badge Of The Assassin” has seen the light of day and is now available for the cost of a medium sized Double Whopper value meal from Burger King. Angelcorpse and Marduk are channeled to perfection in this showcase of extremity. You no longer need to scare your children with tales of the Bogeyman living under the bed, this is more terrifying. Guaranteed to level the house of that asshole neighbor who borrowed your lawnmower and returned it in three pieces. Get it!!! Ten fucking bucks for ten fucking inverted crosses!!!


Open Letter To The Band NAILS


Dear Nails,

I’d like to thank you for the disinvite to be ‘one of you’, but I have to say that such an action on your part was completely unnecessary. Y’see, although we may have similar taste in music and other hobbies, I don’t WANT to be one of you. Sure, it’s nice and all to have this mythical club of disenfranchised, ostracized, and/or socially outcast likeminded thinkers if that is what you need, but I don’t find the need to belong to it. I am a much bigger fan of individualism. You continue to be you, and your group can continue to be part of what ever it is that the rest of us will never be one of, but as for me, I’ll just be me, and be fine with that. You will never be one of me, I will never be one of you. Perhaps that is the way it should be. We’ll agree to disagree and go on with our lives. Peace!




Led By Serpents – “Karmic Execution” Coming October 1!

Led By Serpents Karmic Execution

If you are bored with the current state of blackened death metal, then “Karmic Execution” by Led By Serpents will no doubt with the energy burst you need when it is released on October 1. All I can tell you from experience is that this band is the audio equivalent of being trapped in the center of an EF5 tornado. This thing will level entire planets!

Here’s a pre-order link if you are interested:



Metallica – “Hardwired” Quick Review After One Listen

Metallica Hardwired To Self-Destruct

Metallica released a song yesterday. Usually, that inspires an ‘I don’t give a flying fuck” from me because none of their original music has interested me since “…And Justice For All.” Call me an elitist, whatever, I don’t care. I miss the days of their long epic tunes and James screaming rather than attempting to sing. I’d rather hear a cat orgy than anything from the Black album. Don’t even get me started on “Load”, Reload” or “St. Anger.” I will concede that “Death Magnetic” was at least a slight nod to the old school fans with mixed results, but very average at best. When it comes to “Hardwired” (the song, can’t speak for the album yet, obviously), it at least seems as though they are pounding out aggression yet again. Will it turn into obsession? God I hope so. It is short and angry to the point of possessing a punk ethos. Honestly, I don’t hate the song. Maybe in time I can even learn to ‘like’ it if the rest of the album has some of the same fire behind it. If not, well, at least there is new Sodom, Running Wild, Darkthrone, and Testament coming 🙂 Listen for yourself, and share your thoughts.


Solid Silver – “The Amulet”

Solid Silver The Amulet Canadian Doom


This is a piece of spooky doom (think Ghost if they had balls or were an actual metal band) from one man fear factory Solid Silver of Montreal, Quebec. This is the sonic expression of one Matthew Germain and surely will leave you in a mood for some retro horror.


Bonus, for the record, here are my three favorite Solid Silver tunes so far:


Check Matthew’s other works with Solid Silver and other projects on SoundCloud and YouTube.


Military Cover Band Plays Gig For Passing Seamen

Navy Cover Band

Landing their first major gig after a grueling three weeks of band practice, Amber Waves scored an audience of 300 Navy Crew members Sunday afternoon. “It was a complete rush and well worth the hours spent in Jack’s (Riddendorfer, tubist for the band) mom’s shed! I can’t wait to do this again!” said drummer Nick Turner. “On behalf of the band I just want to thank the audience for being so great for those few minutes. Today the dock, tomorrow the Grammy Awards! Next show we’ll even mix in a couple originals! It is going to be some next level stuff!”

The ship passed by within minutes and only got to here their rendition of “America The Beautiful in Cm”, but the band was sure that they made a life altering impact on their audience. For those curious, their next gig will be in Annapolis on Thursday night. Although they are still looking for a specific venue to show up at, they guarantee they will set up and play even if they have to settle for a quick time slot at The Royal Octopus opening for local power trio Jazzsnatch.