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Shit I guess we just did 100 of these things. Thanks to everyone who has been with us from the beginning and all our new listeners we roped in along the way. Here’s to 100 more! We kept things normal for the first part of the episode and talked about all the new stuff we’ve been checking out and then brought on our special guest Phil Wadey of Phil’s Breakfast Metal Podcast (highly recommended) to talk about 5 different Avant-Garde Metal albums. We finished off with an interview with Zachary Ezrin of Imperial Triumphant.

This was a long episode so here’s the time breakdown in case you want to listen to it in parts:

New Music Talk – 0 to 49 min
Avant Garde Spotlight – 49 min to 1hr 49 min
Imperial Triumphant Interview 1hr 49 min

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Music Played on this Episode:

Terminal Nation “Disciple of Deceit”
Gulch – Self Inflicted Mental Terror
Serpent Column – Antihelical
Kiko Loureiro – In Motion
Havukruunu – Tahti-Yo Ja Hevoiset
Deathlehem – Mindflare
Spiritworld – Nightterrors

Phil Wadey’s Solo Material
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Ved Buens Ende – Rememberence of Things Past
Ephel Duath “The Passage – Pearl Grey)
Code – A Sutra of Wounds”
Pan Thy Monium – The Battle of Geeheeb
Rainer Landfermann – Vertieft
ESOCTRILIHUM – Exh-Eni Soph
Imperial Triumphant “Rotted Futures”

3499715D-9664-496B-92C0-43EDB326A8ACWe kept things simple for this episode and just focused on getting caught up with some of the new releases we have been jamming plus we have an interview with David Torturdød of Undergang, Phrenelith, Ulcerot, & Wormridden. He also runs the label and distro site Extremely Rotten Productions at Extremely Rotten Productions.

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Music Played on this Episode:

Fulci “Eyes Full of Maggots”
Make Them Die Slowly “Murder Night”
Diminished Empires “Washed Upon the Forlorn Shores”
Ripped to Shreds “Opening Salvo”
Sweven “Reduced to an Ember”
Inexorum “Moonlit Navigation”
Greyhawk “Dont Wait for the Wizard”
Undergang “Efter Obduktionen” & “Englemagersken”
Phrenelith “Conquering Divinity”
Crypt Worm “Festering Maggot Infestation”
Mephitic Corpse “Unpleasant Throbbing Sensation”

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Episode Recorded on April 22

Derrick Vella of Tomb Mold is back and for the first half of the episode we kept it casual and talked about quarantine life, Tomb Mold, his new doom project, what metal we’ve been listening to including new stuff and a lot of older stuff, joining Outerheaven, favorite hardcore bands/albums, and a whole lot more.

The 2nd half of the podcast is were things get weird and is all about our love for the band The Drive by Truckers. For those unfamiliar, they are basically an alternative country/southern rock type band but really pretty hard to classify. There’s no metal to be found here. We realized we are both obsessed with this band a while back and Derrick through out the idea of ranking our top 20 songs from them. I loved it. You probably wont. Thats ok. It just gave us something to break up the quarantine boredom and have some fun with. Even if your not into it there was a lot of interesting side conversations throughout so its worth giving a chance to. For the two of you out there that get all the way through the episode we solute you!
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Music Played on This Episode

Tomb Mold “Infinite Resurrection”
Kvaen “Revenge by Fire”
Sweven “By Virtue of a Promise”
Cryptic Shift “The Arctic Chasm”
Human Remains “Chemical Life”
Oblivion “From this Day Forward”

And a lot of fucking Drive by Truckers songs

 

53A4B96E-5E44-4DED-B262-9F1E20690134For episode 97 we did a special spotlight on Death Metal legend Martin Van Drunen by focusing on 3 albums he has been a part of including Pestilence “Consuming Impulse”, Asphyx “Last One on Earth”, and Hail of Bullets “Of Frost and Winter”. Plus we talked about all the new music we’ve been listening to and have an interview with Greg Mackintosh of Paradise Lost.

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Music Played on this Episode:
Rotting Out “Reaper”
Black Dahlia Murder “Sunless Empire”
Wolfheart “Horizon on Fire”
Black Curse “Charnel Rift”
Noroth – “It Dwells Among Us”
Temple of Void “Self-Schism”
Pestilence “Suspended Animation” & “Chronic Infection”
Asphyx “MS Bismark” & “Last One On Earth”
Hail of Bullets “Berlin” & “Advancing Once More”
Paradise Lost “Fall From Grace”

Hey guys I did an interview on April 2nd with Phil Tougas of Chthe’ilist, Frist Fragment, Funebrarum, Eternities End, Cosmic Atrophy, Atramentus and previously of Zealotry, Equipoise, Serocs, and a few others. We talked about his 5 favorite death metal demos, got deep into the debut Chthe’ilist album, finding his vocal style, playing bass on that album, the writing for the new album, his upcoming doom project Atramentus, as well as the 2020 Spring tour that was cancelled. I tried not to talk too much because when I did it was messing up the internet connection so at least you wont have to hear to much of me! Hope you guys enjoy and the whole crew will be back soon for a normal episode soon!

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Music Played on this Episode:

Chthe’ilist “Voidspawn” & “The Voices Beneath the Well”
Disgrace “Inside the Labarynth of Depression track 2
Ripping Corpse Rehearsel Tape – Track 2
Crypt of Kerberos “Yule Horror” 2nd Demo 1991
Amorphis – Privalege of Evil “Black Embrace”
Crematory “Wrath of the Uknown Demo” “Wrath of the Uknown
Condemnation – Entering the Tates of Doom EP (track 4?)
Zealotry “Lethe’s Shroud”
Cosmic Atrophy “The Void Engineers”

 

CFAAEE42-A00A-4EAD-8495-0AEB5938D3FFYes the world is falling apart around us with the coronavirus and maybe we should have picked a more uplifting topic but hey this is metal right? This one was in the works for a while so there was no turning back especially after all the hard work our guest Tyson Tilly put in to bring us some background on what he considers 5 of the most essential Death Doom releases. Ty writes for metal website Heaviest of Art so make sure and go check out the site and give them a follow. Go check him out on Instagram as well at “Tytilly” for a lot of great metal recommendations and content. We also talked about what we’ve been listening to and have an interview at the end of the episode with Aaron Stainthorpe of My Dying Bride to talk about their latest album as well as there classic “Turn Loose the Swans” album. Its a long one but what else would you expect when talking death doom?

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Music Played on this Episode:

Code Orange “In Fear”
Afterbirth “Terminal
Berzerker Legion “I am the Legion”
Ethereal Darkness “Smoke and Shadows”
God Dethroned “Book of Lies”
My Dying Bride “Your River”
Winter “Servants of the Warsmen”
Disembowlement “The Tree of Life & Death” & “Funeral at Ornons”
Unholy “The Second Ring of Power”
Spectral Voice “Thresholds Beyond”

 

Whats that you say? You didn’t get enough best of lists from the end of the year? You want more? Well in that case here you go!  For this episode we tortured ourselves with the impossible task of picking 15 of the best albums from 2010-2019. Part 2 coming soon…

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2019 AOTY Lists

Spoiler Alert!! Make sure and listen to the episode before reading but here’s our printed list for those who have!


Shadie

1. Origin Enigma- Valtari
2. Garden of Storms- In Mourning
3. Pantheon of The Nightside Gods- Belzebubs
4. Apoptosis- Allegaeon
5. Death Atlas- Cattle Decapitation
6. Panikhida (Funeral Service) Drabikowski’s -Batushka
7. Vile Nilotic Rites- Nile
8. Simulacrum- Hideous Divinity
9. Walk Beyond the Dark- Abigail Williams
10. Veleno- Fleshgod Apocalypse
11. Demiurgus- Equipoise
12. Clockwork- Inanimate Existence
13. Interdimeninonal Invocations- Xoth
14. Rhizomes of Insanity- Fractal Universe
15. To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice- Vitriol
Honorable Mentions
Fear Inoculum- Tool
Terraformer- Thank You Scientist Undying Light- Fallujah
Monuments of Tragedy- Pandemonium

Jason (extended list)

1. Blood Incantation “Hidden History of the Human Race”
2. Cattle Decapitation “Death Atlas”
3. Mephorash “Shem Ha Mephorash”
4. Gatecreeper “Deserted”
5. Tomb Mold “Planetary Clarvoiyance”
6. Spirit Adrift “Divided by Darkness”
7. Full of Hell “Wheeping Choir”
8. White Ward “Love Exchange Failure”
9. Enforced “At the Walls”
10. Ossuarium “Living Tomb”
11. Fuming Mouth “The Grand Descent”
12. Wormwitch “Heaven that Dwells Within”
13. Desecrecy “Towards Nebulae”
14. Vitriol “To Bathe From the Throat of Cowardice”
15. Baroness “Gold and Grey”
16. Idle Hands “Mana”
17. Misery Index “Rituals of Power”
18. Nile “Vile Nilotic Rites”
19. Mayhem “Daemon”
20. Inter Arma “Sulphur English”
21. Abigail Williams “Walk Beyond the Dark”
22. Crypt Sermon “The Ruins of Fading Light”
23. Imprecation “Damnatio Ad Bestias”
24. Valtari “Origin Enigma”
24. Krypts “Cadaver Circulation”
25. Judiciary “Surface Noise”
26. Cloud Rat “Pollinator”
27. Employed to Serve “Eternal Forward Motion”
28. Never Ending Game “Just Another Day”
29. Teitenblood “The Baneful Choir”
30. Nightfell “A Sanity Deranged”
31. Memorium
32. Venom Prison
33.Obsequaie
34. Abbath
35. Lunar Shadow

Stan

1) Valtari “Origin Enigma”
2) Gatecreeper “Deserted”
3) Belzebubs “Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods”
4) Blood Incantation “Hidden History Of The Human Race”
5) Judiciary “Surface Noise”
6) Borknagar “True North”
7) Tomb Mold “Planetary Clairvoyance”
8) Abigail Williams “Walk Beyond The Dark”
9) Fuming Mouth “The Grand Desecent”
10) Crepuscle “Heavenly Skies”
11) Festerday “Ilhtallan”
12) Spirit Adrift “Divided By Darkness”
13) Nile “Vile Nilotic Rites”
14) Amon Amarth “Berserker”
15) Finsterforst “Zerfall”
HM) Eternal Storm “Come The Tide”
HM) Misery Index “Rituas Of Power”
HM) Crypt Sermon “The Ruins Of Fading Light”
HM) Tool “Fear Inoculum”
HM) Insomnium “Heart Like A Grave”
HM) Rotting Christ “The Heretics”

The Moment you’ve all been waiting for! Part two of our top 15 albums of 2019! Plus we talked about all of our honorable mentions that almost made the list AND we have an interview with Chase Mason of Gatecreeper!

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Here’s part 1 of our best of the year episode! We counted down from 15-8 and ended with an interview with Karl Sanders of Nile. Stay tuned for part 2 soon. If you want our printed lists we’ll post those in about a week or so on our Facebook and website.

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Episodes 90’s main feature is a discussion on some of the best lesser known melodic death metal albums. We had Thomas Gilliam, one of our long time listeners and expert on all things Swedish melodic death metal on to bring us his favorite picks. We also gave some of our own so get ready for some melody! Plus don’t worry we still talked about what we’ve been listening to, a Shadie rant, and have a live interview with Luca Indrio
the vocalist and bassist of Death Metal band Necrot that took place right after their set on the Gatecreeper/Exhumed tour.

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Music Played On This Episode:
Left Behind “Peeling Wax”
Abigail Williams “Ever so Bold”
Crepuscle “In the Winds of Glory”
High Command “Mercilis Steel”
Hideous Divinity “Pray to a Vision”
Blood Incantation “The Giza Power Plant”
Sacrilige “Lost in the Beauty You Slay”
Insomnium “Mortal Share”
Eternal Storm “Through the Wall of Light Pt. 1”
The Ever Dawn “Sombre Autumn”
Eucharist “My Bloody Tears”
The Crown “Under the Whip”
Moaning Wind “Lost Forever”
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
Valtari “Bitterness”
Ebony Tears “Harvester of Pain”
Kalmah “The Grown of Wind”
Gates of Ishtar “Where the Winds of Darkness Blow”
Necrot “Empty Hands”

Episode 89 is here and its a long one so here’s the breakdown in case you get sick of us and want to jump around!

Intro: We got caught up on some of the new music we’ve been listening to
45 mins: Live Exhumed Interview
73 mins: Discussion on what albums got us into each of the main genres of metal

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Music Played on This Episode
Vomit Forth “Formless One
Nile “Seven Horns of War”
Insomnium “The Offering”
In Mourning “Heirophant
Borknagar “Thunderous”
Obsequaie “Ceres in Emerald Streams”
Gatecreeper “From the Ashes” & “Puncture Wounds”
Exhumed “Naked and Screaming and Covered in Blood”
Pig Destroyer “Trojan Whore”
Antrhax “AIR”
Necrophagist “Stabwound”
The Faceless “Prison Borne”
Queensryche “Eyes of a Stranger”
As I Lay Dying “Confined”
Blind Guardian “Im Alive”
Candlemass “Solitude”
Electric Wizard “Black Mass”
Stick to You Guns ”
Emperor “I am the Black Wizards”
Cannibal Corpse “The Time to Kill is Now”


Ep 88: We talked about albums we feel are under appreciated/underrated and got Derrick Vella of Tomb Mold back on the cast to join in with some his favorites and more.

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Pyrexia “God”
Pestilence “Soul Search”
Edge of Sanity “The Forbidden Worlds II”
Brutality “Ceremonial Unearthing”
Deteriorate “Rotting in Hell”
Immortal Souls “Under the Northern Sky”
Job for a Cowboy “Sun of Nihility”
Dissection “Dark mother Divine”
Insomnium “Down with the Sun”
Cemetary “Dead Red”
Scar Symmetry “Technocalyptic Cybergeddon”
Naglfar “Exalted Above Throwns”
Ripping Corpse “Anti-God”
Fleshgod Apocolypse
Dismember Massive Killing Capacity”
Insatanity “Under the Baphoment”
Mangled Torso’s “Lost Emotions”
Achrosticon “Zombies”
Nex Carnis “Darkened Rights of Existence (Part 1 & 2)
Zealotry “Mutagenesis”
Mithras “When the Stars Align”
Urza “Lost in Decline”

We recorded a full episode but decided to split it in half for the sake of time… so more to come on that! For now though here’s some new recomendations and an interview with Gabe Franco of Idle Hands! Stay tuned for Part 2 soon…
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Music Played on this Episode:
Tool “Tempest”
Enforced “The Heath”
Infant Annihilator “A Rape of Sirens”
Vitriol “Legacy of Contempt”
Pandemonium “In Search for Euthanasia”
Shylmagoghnar “Transience”
Dessecrecy “Towards Nebulae”
Nightfell “No Life Leaves Here”
Idle Hands “Nightfall”

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We talked about some older music we’ve been listening to and a few new ones including Edge of Sanity, Wintersun, Demolition Hammer, Hinayana, and Allegaeon, discussed Mastodon’s Crack the Skye since it turned 10 this year, and answered a Patreon listener’s question – Pick a band to cover any album from another band. Plus we have an interview with Gina Gleason of Baroness.

Music Played on this Episode:

Knocked Loose “Mistakes like Fractures”
Hinayana
Allegaeon “The Secular Age”
Demolition Hammer “Skull Fracturing Nightmare” & “.44 Caliber Brain Surgery”
Edge of Sanity “Unorthodox”
Wintersun
Mastodon “Oblivion”, “Divinations”, “Crack the Skye”, and “The Last Baron”
Baroness “Seasons” & “I’d Do Anything”

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This episode features talk on and music from Tomb Mold, Memoriam, Nightrage, Belzebubs, Thank You Scientist, Immortal Souls, and a little debate about whether the new Nocturnus or Possessed album was better. We also have an interview with Austin Haines of Outerheaven that starts at the 12 min mark and Nate Garett of Spirit Adrift/Gatecreeper which starts at the 1 hr and 10 min mark!

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Music Played on this Episode:
Tomb mold “Planetary Clairvoyance”
Outerheaven “What Lies Beneath” & “Putrid Dwelling”
Memoriam “The Veteran”
Immortal Souls “Blue Flame Fire”
Thank You Scientist “Terraformer”
Beelzebubs “Cathedrals Of mourning”
Possessed “No More Room in Hell”
Nocturnus AD “The Anti-Chamber”
Spirit Adrift “Hear Her” & “Divided by Darkness”

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We talked about new albums from Fetid, Idle Hands, Batushka (Krystov Drabkowski’s version), & Krypts. Than we talked about how the 3 of us reunited for the Slayer farewell tour with Cannibal, Lamb Of God, and Amon Amarth as well as Shadie’s review of the Tech Trek tour with Archspire, Inferi, Virgin, and Wormhole. Plus we’ve got interviews with Archspire (at the 45 min mark) & Inferi (at 1 hour at 20 min mark)!

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Breakdown: Termibal Nation “Church Of the Gun”

1. Fetid “Cranial Liquescent”

2. Krystov Drabkowski’s Batushka “Nechb 4”

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3. Idle Hands “Blade and the Will”

4. Krypts “Circling the Between”

5. Archspire “Remote Tumor Seeker” & “Relentless Mutation”

6. Inferi “The Promethean Kings”

We talked about new music from Employed to Serve, Wormwitch, Altarage, Warforged, Full of Hell, Nocturnus AD, Inferi, Spirit Adrift, and Amon amarth and did a throwback discussion on Arch Enemy’s first album “Black Earth”. We also interviwed Anthony Natarmaso of After the Burial about there recent tour with Killswitch Engage/Parkway Drive, the new album “Evergreen”, how it compared to recording the last one, his last conversation with Justin, playing live as a 4 piece, becoming comfortable as a front man, and more.

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Intro & new music recommendations

50 min: Arch Enemy “Black Earth” Review

1hr 15 min: Interview

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– Employed to Serve “Beneath it All”
– Wormwitch “Two Wolves”
– Altarage “Knowledge”
– Warforged “Nightfall Came”
– Full of Hell “Ygrumal the Many”
– Nocturnus AD “Aeon of the Ancient Ones”
– Inferi “Gatherings in the Chamber of Madness”
– Spirit Adrift “Tortured by Time”
– Amon Amarth “Fafners Gold”
– Arch Enemy “Bury Me an Angel”, “Idolatress”. “Eureka”
– After the Burial “Behold the Crown”

Its time again for America’s favorite game show – Into the Combine Trivia with returning listener Old Man Dave! Plus we have an interview with Mark Kloeppel of Misery Index and plenty of new music recommendations.

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Intro & new music recommendations

34 min: Trivia

1hr 15 min: Interview

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Music Played on this episode:

Cast Down “Pantomine Mine”

Children of Bodom “This Road”

Equipose “My Suite of Flesh”

Before the Dawn “Phoenix Rising”

Creeping Death “Revenge”

Brymir “Hails from the Edge”

Imprecation “Baptized in the Blood of Satan”

We started off with new albums we’ve been listening to including Venom Prison, Diabolical, Valtari, Rotting Christ, & Saor and than jumped into a discussion on our opinions of band gimmicks, live theatrics, etc, and reviewed the recent movie about Mayhem and the Norwegian black metal scene “Lords of Chaos”. Stay tuned at the end of the episode for an interview with Ash Gray of Venom Prison! We talked about the difference of writing an album when they were relatively unknown compared to after blowing up in the scene, pushing the aggressiveness and technicality of the new album, the new styles incorporated into the album, Larissa’s amazing vocal progression, their touring experiences over the last few years, and a lot more.

Intro – New Music Recommendations

28 mins: Band gimmick/theatrics discussion

43 mins: Lords of Chaos Review

1 hr 10 mins: Venom Prison Interview

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Music Played on this Episode
Venom Prison “Uterine Industrialization”
Diabolical “Inception”
Valtari “Forever”
Rotting Christ “Heaven & Hell & Fire”
Saor “Forgotten Paths”
Mayhem “Freezing Moon”