Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Good Old Days

When Metal was still dangerous and scary to christians. OK, I was 8 years old when this was filmed, but it still seems cooler than now.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


There are rumors that these guys are no longer going to play Death Metal in a vegan bakery.
Horde of Worms
In case you can't tell by the picture, Horde of Worms is evil, brutal and oldschool. If I'm not mistaken, 2012 will mark 15 years for these Toronto based maniacs. Catch up on what you missed.

Even if Horde of Worms aren't playing, this whole show looks pretty oldschool and true. Some creatures are definitely going to lurch out of the abyss for this one.

Monday, December 26, 2011

I'm speechless

 I'm still trying to digest what I just watched.


Fuckin Europe. Holy shit.
This guy is living my dream life. Fuck me.I'm gonna go blow my brains out now.

George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, Death Metal hero

"We're always gonna be Death Metal, we're always gonna be proud to be called Death Metal, we're not gonna shy away from that terminology. We're a Death Metal band and we sing what we sing about, it's no compromise, I'm not gonna apologize for it and if you don't understand it - go fuck yourself." 
- George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher
(Vocalist - Cannibal Corpse, Paths of Possession, ex - Monstrosity)


Chris who?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Satanic Ice Ritual

Best present ever: not being born in Siberia, where a large population of young people end up doing a drug that makes crack or meth look like a trip to Disney World. It is to heroin what bathtub moonshine is to Zima. It's called Krokodil (because users skin turns green and scaly like a crocodile) and it makes your flesh rot away.  Let's hope this catches on with heroin obsessed American Black Metal bands.Warning: extremely goregrind and dark. Peep it:


In other sad news, the Vatican condemned attacks on churches during christmas services by Islamist extremists in Nigeria today. I guess the pope is still on the fence about the whole child molesting thing, but at least he has his mind made up when you start killing people who are his main source of revenue. Not to make light of this tragedy, but this officially means black people are better at Black Metal than white people - all results/ no music.

Best Smith family Christmas day dinner quote:
"The best Black Metal band in the world today is this band, ""Revenge", from Canada".
- Adam Rotella

You be the judge...

Merry reverse hymen christ burst to all and to all a good night.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's goin down

Saturday, January 14th 2012
4pm Metal Matinee @ ABC NO RIO (NYC)
AbcNo Rio.Org

Artificial Brain
So Hideous My Love

See you there, tough guy.

We will be playing songs from our forthcoming EP, to be recorded early 2012.
Ra will be in attendance. Oldschool shit.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Morals like frozen piss" is a line from a Thought Industry song

While editing that last post, I stumbled across this - a new Biolich guitar cover on youtube - posted just earlier this month. Brought back memories of when we wrote that song in Andrews basement. For the record, I came up with the little guitar/bass/drum/vox pass-off routine between 1:04 - 1:10 - I'm all about teamwork, bro. The birds at the end of the song during the fadeout were completely accidental, I swear. We recorded the drums in a friends basement and he left the window open. We couldn't have pulled that off if we tried. One more thing, I have NEVER performed clean vocals on any recording for any band, ever - it's not me, I swear. Anyway, nice job, dude, I'm glad someone got something out of all the shit we went through.

And here is the original "Morals..." guitar cover by the guitarist of Level Above Human. Ironically, Kylesa was one of Dan Olivencias favorite bands around the Biolich era. Level Above Human sent me their EP a few years ago and it never left my car. As a matter of fact I was just playing it last night for Adam Rotella and he remarked that it reminded him of Damnable from Poland. Certainly a fitting comparison in terms of over the top guttural vocals and powerhouse, wall of sound death metal. L.A.H. are a modern beast all to themselves, though, and push the barriers of this style with jazz and electronic music excursions to break up the breakneck gravy gurgles that might bring to mind a certain shitty band of NY wierdos that broke up forever in 2006.Here they are  keeping it sick and displaying awesome hair in their Gothenburg rehearsal spot. Apparently somebody says something funny in Swedish at the end of the video.

Biolich @ Rock Star Bar, Brooklyn. 3/9/06. Notice Ra (Black baseball
jersey, left/above Andrews head) singing along. I am buried in the crowd.
This was a Palindrome show booked by Mary and Walter. Sigh...
All bullshit aside, you creepy Biolich fans that keep coming out of the woodwork are the reason I'm still doing this and singing for Artificial Brain instead of selling my microphone and impregnating a woman who has good credit. One of you freaks even made this:

I obviously know who it is, and so will Andrew and Dan. There was only one Biolich fan so meticulous and precise as to know the inner workings of the band good enough to get this so right. You marvelous bastard. Well, Biolich is definitely dead forever, boys. And for the record, I still do not condone the unofficial leak of "Sparrows and Wheel barrows". If you rock that shit I don't want to know about it.

"May those hollow sockets never find eyes to see the beast that stands in it's place"
-Biolich, " Time Kills Everything"


From the Biolich / Demilich 2006 tour. Doing my duty to fight racism in America. Shot by Dan Olivencia.
While I'm at it, here's some Biolich releases for free download. Merry Christmas, fuckers.

Biolich 2001 demo

Biolich - 1997 demo (cheap Demilich ripoff)

And just to clear things up, as I saw some shit talking on youtube , this was obviously a ridiculous joke and typical of the type of humor we relished in during the Biolich era. The whole act is something we did to blow off steam about all the tough guy Jersey shore bands we were around back home in NY. You think we pioneered guttural emo by calling women "bitches"? Thanks to Adam for always having my back.

Free majestic mountain Metal (Warning : Not Death Metal)

Who knew they had Winter in Tasmania?
Astral Winter, a one man project from Tasmania, plays a very tasteful, regal sounding  brand of atmospheric Black Metal. He uses a drum machine, but obviously takes painstaking steps to give variety and depth to the percussion. Heavy on synths and clean guitars, but lacking any clean singing (bravo), he walks a fine line between over the top orchestration and heartfelt, majestic metal. For one man, this is very impressive. Apparently, he parted ways with his vocalist shortly before this recording. I think he does a fine job, using a mid range black metal rasp to good atmospheric effect. Many aspects of the songwriting drift dreamily between different shades of melodic metal, but the vocals manage to remind you where you are aesthetically every time. Though this is not my usual territory, I was struck by the bombastic level of grandeur and profound range of emotion, all expressed so cohesively and with excellent flow. I'll have this in my ipod when I'm shoveling grey snow in smelly Long Island the next few months.
Astral Winter myspace (link to free EP here)

Monday, December 12, 2011


A picture's worth a thousand words.


This shit is still straight up butter 7 years later. I love this fat bastard. Damn, I'm sorry.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Buckshot Facelift Homebase

Still working on it, I want to put all of our releases up there for free download and pictures of the new/old shirts...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Zealand Metal Scene Murder/Suicide

Make you sure you let people know Will told you about this first.

This is Matt Hall aka Blaps Warmonger.

 He was the lead vocalist for New Zealand brutal Death/Grinders Backyard Burial for over ten years until he was tragically and brutally stabbed to death in bed earlier this year. According to news reports he brewed his own beer and did some kind of social work for a living. Judging from old photos compared to this one, he apparently discovered weightlifting at some point, to. Blaps was a Death Metal hero and valued member of New Zealand society. We salute you Blaps. Tonight I drink to Backyard Burial. All you wannabe Death Metal singers out there can watch Blaps display the fine art of distancing the mic to accomodate the change in volume between guttural vocals and screams right here. Step your game up.

This is Timothy Parlane.

Bulletbelt. That's Tim on the left.
Blood Of The Moon

He allegedly confessed to a female friend that he entered Matt's house during the day and waited for Matt, apparently until Matt was sleeping, then stabbed him with two knives repeatedly. None of this can really be proven though, since Tim was hit by a train a few days later. He was reportedly definitely suicidal at the time.Though not as accomplished and straight forward with his contributions to Metal, he had an interesting resume, including  Bass and backing vocals in brutal Death Metal band DEFILOGEN (that's him in the Deicide shirt.), and live guitarist for extremely obscure black metal project, Blood Of The Moon. His latest undertaking was bass and vocal duties in Bulletbelt. That is apparently where the trouble starts. At some point following the recording of Bulletbelt's debut EP, "The Black Army Stands", Tim parted ways with the band. According to witness reports in the New Zealand press, following the split,Tim was called out by Matt of Backyard Burial at a show for being a "Narc" and sent a song out "against narcs". This is possibly the first known case of someone being hunted down and stabbed to death for shit talking on stage in the underground scene. Eventually a real metal journalist will discover this story (almost a year ago now, guys...) and inevitably try to portray this as some sort of modern day guttural version of the Euronymous-Norway thing. Pretty funny considering this Encyclopaedia Mettalum review, which predates both the murder and suicide, praises Blood of the Moon as a band for people who miss the black metal of old times. Who knew it'd be the guttural Death Metal guy you hired to play live guitar that would really keep it necro and kill a death metal icon then jump in front of a train.

At least the music is better this time.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Free Irish Death Metal?

Why not? Over the years I've heard of Irish bands here and there, but I never pictured there being much of a scene in Ireland for Death Metal. Zealot Cult prove me wrong with a well produced 5 song demo, available for free download (see link at bottom), that reflects a healthy love of evil leads with roots in the underground and zero aspirations for the mall. This is top notch modern Death Metal with a strong tendency towards Florida a la  Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal and Deicide. I would say Zealot Cult reflects these types of bands not only stylistically, but also in attention to songwriting, tightness and the professionalism of the finished product. Raging, dark and flashy without overdoing it,  Zealot Cult will make you proud to be Death Metal on St. Patricks day or any other day of the year.

Zealot Cult  

And just in case you didn't know about Irish Death Metal, go to and they'll set you straight like they did me.