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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Music Played on this Episode:

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.

Time Stamps:

Intro & new music recommendations

50 min: Arch Enemy “Black Earth” Review

1hr 15 min: Interview

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Music Played on this Episode:
– 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”

We talked about new music we’ve been listening to, whether or not lyrics matter in metal and to what extent quality of vocals are important ,and discussed Entombed’s classic album “Clandestine”. Plus we have an interview with Steve Tucker of the mighty Morbid Angel! We talked about Steve’s passion for death metal, his path to extreme metal, the first time he heard Morbid, how it was to join the band, experience working on Formulas Fatal to the Flesh and Gateways to Annihilation, his vocal development, and some talk about metal in general. Interview starts at 1 hour and 10 min mark.

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Music Played on This Episode:
Judiciary “Social Crusade”
Ossuarium “Corrosive Hallucinations”
Festerday “Kill Your Truth”
Soilwork “Wolves are Back in Town”
Misery Index “The Choir Invisible”
Entombed “Sinners Bleed”, “Severe Burns”, “Stranger Aeons”
Morbid Angel “D.E.A.D.

The suspense is over! Here is the rest of our top 15 albums of 2018, all our honorable mentions and an interview with Derrick Vella of Tomb Mold! Interview starts at 1hr 33 mins if you get sick of us. Our full lists will be posted on our Facebook/website in a week or so but no spoilers yet!

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Strap in boys and girls we finally present to you part 1 of our 15 favorite albums of 2018! Written lists will be posted along with Part 2 on the website to keep you in suspense and avoid spoilers. Oh and there’s also an interview with Scott Vogal of Terror! Terror has been a favorite of each of ours for a long time so we were stoked to finally get a chance to talk to the hardcore legend himself. Enjoy and stay tuned for part 2 later this week!

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For episode 77 we celebrated the disgusting work of our Finnish metal brethren!!
We were joined by Sam – Finnish Death Metal enthusiast and one of the hosts
of “From the Pit” podcast, to talk about some of the best death metal bands
Finland has to offer. If you have never dove into Finnish death metal you’re in for a
murky, dark, twisted, and heavy surprise… if you’re ready for it! There’s also some new music recommendations at the beginning.

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Music Played on this Episode:
Cult Leader “Craft of Mourning”
Kever “Back from the Netherworld”
Haken “Puzzle Box”
Slugathor “Slow and Painful Death”
Hooded Menace” “Charnel Reflections”
Demilich “When the Sun Drank the Weight of Water”
Convulse “False Religion”
Rippikoulu “Musta Seremonia”
Adramelech “Heroes in Godly Blaze”
Amorphis “Exile of the Sons of Uisliu”
Mors Principium Est “Reclaim the Sun”
Insomnium “While We Sleep”

So we talked too long on the “Black Metal for Beginner’s” episode so we broke it into two episodes. Here’s the other half! We talked to Julien Nutz Deyres – the vocalist of Gorod about the French extreme metal scene including what it was like in the early days, how it has evolved, what its signature sound is, and how it is today. We also talked about their new album “Aethra”. He was a super nice guy with a lot of great view points (sorry for the background noise – Julien was in a loud cafe!). As for the rest of the episode we talked about the new music we’ve been jamming as well as live show reviews for Damnation Fest, Inferi, At the Gates/Behemoth, and Rivers of Nihil/Exhumed/Revocation. Stan is still away raising his child in the deep woods of Norway in order to all allow the metal to seep deeper into her veins so Phil of Phils Breakfast Metal was with us as our guest host. Stay tuned for the return of Stan the Man on the next Episode… coming soon!!

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Phils Breakfast Metal Podcast: Soundcloud or iTunes

Void Titan: Bandcamp

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Music Played on This Episode:

Arsis “Fathoms”
Panopticon “Blatimen”
Scorched “Disfiguring Operations”
Skalmold “Sveroio”
Saor “Tears of a Nation”
At the Gates “Suicide Nation”
Gorod “The Sentry”

Stan is away being a new dad so on this episode we were joined by two special guests to help fill in. We have listener Phil Wadey from the podcast “Phil’s Breakfast Metal” and the band “Void Titan” as well as listener Young James who has a Youtube series going right now documenting his journey into death metal. Find all those links below. The challenge for this episode was to pick 15 albums to convince someone who isn’t into black metal that they should. James was our test subject as he is not a fan of black metal at all. So hit play and see how well we did! Stay tuned for a live interview with Dave Davidson of Revocation at the end! Interview starts at the 1 hour 25 min mark if you get sick of us.

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Music Played on this Episode:

Unearth “Incinerate”
Batushka “Yekteniya III: Premudrost’
Gorgoroth “The Rite of Infernal Invocation”
Uada “Natus Eclipsim”
Death Spell Omega “Abscission”
Enslaved “Ethica Odini”
Nachtmystium “Assassins”
Wolves in the Throne Room “Vastness and Sorrow”
Dissection “Where Dead Angels Lie”
Ulver “Hymne 1”
Abigail Williams “The World Beyond”
Dark Funeral “The Secrets of the Black Arts”
Wiegdood “Svanesang”
Satyricon “Mother North”
Watain “Malfeitor”
Horn “Bocksfub”

Alight guys its that time of year…if your anything like me you’ve already started your Horror marathons, haunted house visits, and are drinking tons of Otoberfest and Pumpkin beer. To celebrate the most metal month of all we have a special horror and metal themed episode with interviews with 5 different metal musicians who are also passionate about horror. First up is Mike Hill of Tombs as well as the host of Everything Went Black Podcast & Necromania’s Podcast. Second is Slasher Dave, the frontman of Acid Witch as well as his solo synth based/horror soundtrack/instrumental project Slasher Dave. Third we have Matt Harvey of Exhumed, Gruesome, Expulsion, Pounder, and more. Fourth up is Sven de Caluwe of Aborted and last but not least, we have Jeremy Wagner, the guitarist and lyricist for death metal band Broken Hope. Jeremy is also a horror author with a new book out now called “Rabid Heart”.

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Music Played on this Episode:

Slasher Dave – “Frizzi”

Tombs “Old Wounds”

Acid Witch “I Hate Halloween”

Exhumed “Defenders of the Grave”

Aborted “Vespertine Decay”

Broken Hope “Mutilated and Assimilated”

Topics On This Episode

What we’ve been listening to including new music from Outer Heaven, Embalmer, Omnium Gatherum, Revocation, and Horrendous.

Show reviews for Dying Fetus, Incantation, Gatecreeper, & Genocide Pact tour as well as the Pallbearer/Tribulation tour

Review of the new Pig Destroyer album “Head Cage”

Throwback discussion of Dissection’s Storm of the Lights Bane

Interview with Blake Harrison of Pig Destroyer

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Music Played on this episode: 

– Pig Destroyer “Phantom Limb”
– Outer Heaven “Putrid Dwelling”
– Embalmer “The Casket Calls”
– Omnium Gatherum “Gods Go First”
– Revocation “Of Unworldly Origin”
– Pig Destroyer “Head Cage”,”Circle River”, and Terminal Itch”
– Dissection “Where Dead Angels Lie”, “Maha Kali”

We talked with the guys from Horrendous about their new album “Idol”, including what went into making it, progressing as a band, having a new bass player, the state of the current Death Metal scene, and a lot more. Stay tuned for a normal full length episode next week!

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Music Played on this episode: 

Horrendous “Soothsayer” & “Devotion(Blood for Ink”

Morbus Chron “Chains”

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We talked about our new music recommendations, what our gateway death metal albums where, and what albums we would give to someone who wants to explore the great genre of Death Metal. We also have an interview with the legendary Demon himself, Mr. Glenn Benton of Deicide which starts around the 1hr and 25 min mark. We talked about the new album, writing old songs, Jack Owen leaving the band, the Hoffman brothers plan to play old Deicide songs live, politics in metal, and more.

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New Music Discussed:
Terror “Mental Demolition”
Burial Invocation “Abiogenesis”
Chthe’ilist “Beneath the Crypts”
Amorphis “The Bee”
The Lions Daughter “Die into Us”
Mortuous “The Dead Yet Dream”

This episode is all over the place as we start with the more extreme side of things with new music recommendations from Immortal, Skeletonwitch, Torture Rack, Sentient Horror, Varathron, & Frost Koffin and than move into some newer hardcore recommendations from Patreon member and long time listener James Branstetter. The albums he brought in included new stuff from Jesus Piece, Turnstile, Code Orange, Harms Way, & I Am. We ended the episode with an interview with Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats were we talked about the surprise release of their latest album, writing feel good dirt biking songs, making better albums without having to progress out of their genre, and a lot more. Check it out at the links below & find more bonus content over at our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecombine

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00:00 Intro & All the New Stuff we’ve been listening to

00:40 New Hardcore Recommendations from Listener James Branstetter

01:20 Interview with Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats

Music Clips Featured on this Episode:

Frost Koffin “Brain
Torture Rack “Festering Castration”
Cancer Bats “Headwound”
Skeletonwitch “Devouring Radiant Light”
Immortal “Into Battle Ride”
Varathron “Tenebrous”
Sentient Horror “The Crypts Below”
Turnstile “Right to Be”
Jesus Piece “Curse of the Serpent”
Code Orange – 3 knives or the hunt
I Am “Face of Death”
Harm’s Way “sink “
Cancer Bats “Lucifer’s Rocking Chair” & “We Run Free”

 

This episode features an interview with Phil the vocalist and guitarist of Khemmis. We also talked about the new music we’ve been jamming including Vein, Zeal & Ardor, Tomb Mold, & Skinless. Than we brought on doom and sludge enthusiast and long time listener August Furhman on to talk about the new Khemmis album along with some sludge and doom recommendations.

 

Music Played on this Episode:
Vein “Demise Automation”
Zeal and Ardor “Dont you Dare”
Tomb Mold “Bloodmirror”
Uada “Snakes and Vultures”
Skinless “Savagery”
Dopethrone “Vinum Sabathi”
Khemmis “Isolation, Maw of Time,
High on Fire “Slave the Hive”
Sleep “Giza Butler”
All Father – Death and Hell Followed With Him
Windhand “Two Urns”
Usnea “Eidolons and the Increate

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We talked about new music, discussed the new At the Gates Album, listed each of our top 5 debut metal albums, and finished off with an interview with Adrian Erlandsson of At the Gates.

 

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