Tuesday, August 30, 2011

True death metal folklore

On June 6, 2006 (that's 6/6/06), we sat in a sweltering hotel room in El Paso. We drank cheap rum with Antti Boman. It was here that he revealed to us that his main influence when starting  Demilich as a teenager was Bolt Thrower. Though I always appreciated Bolt Thrower, I never associated their raw, grindy crunch with the jazzy ambience of Demilich and did not see a connection. Almost 3 years later to the day, I had the chance to see Bolt Thrower live for their first two appearances in the U.S. in 15 years at MDF 2009. It all made sense to me in two separate moments of astral death metal synchronicity. Watch this video of "World Eater" from the first of two onslaughts at Maryland Deathfest 2009 and experience Death Metal that transcends time and space to conquer generation upon generation without compromising sight or sound. Find the Demilich in Bolt Thrower.

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