Monthly archives: August, 2017

Pyrrhon – What Passes for Survival

Lineup

Dan DiLella – Guitars

Erik Malave – Bass, Backing Vocals

Steve Schwegler – Drums

Doug Moore – Vocals

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Colin Marston

 

 Sometimes, an album comes along that seems to just perfectly capture the feeling of it’s time. Given the tension, anxiety, and strife in the world today, such an album would have to border on insanity, and for my money, Pyrrhon has delivered just that album.

 Brooklyn natives Pyrrhon have been tooling around in the progressive/technical death metal scene for a little while now, and……



XI – Airing of Grievances & Feats of Strength

*DISCLAIMER*
If this is your first episode, please note, we generally try to be a little more impartial and educational, but we’re also bitter angry people and occasionally there’s some spillage. So yeah, lot’s of strong opinions and rage here. Start with an earlier episode if this doesn’t appeal, and know we probably won’t be doing this again

In what may have been our worst episode idea yet, we decided to examine 12 albums by bands we hate, or at least thought we would……


Carach Angren – Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten

 

Lineup:

Dennis “Seregor” Droomers – vocals, guitars
Clemens “Ardek” Wijers – keyboards, piano, orchestration, backing vocals
Ivo “Namtar” Wijers – drums, percussion

So I’m a little late on this, but tonight I finally made time to get really familiar with the story behind Carach Angren’s newest horror metal concept album, Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten.

I already loved the album. I loved it when I first heard it, I’ve loved it every time I’ve heard it, and I’ve heard it at least 90% of the days since its release in June. But now…whoa.

Loudwire got the story straight from Ardek, the keyboards/one of……


Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With

Lineup:
John Gallagher – guitar, vocals
Sean Beasley – bass, vocals
Trey Williams – drums
Formed in 1991, Dying Fetus are an American Death Metal band from Marlboro, Maryland known for their consistent hook laden structures, characterized blast beats, slamming and complexed riffs, heavy breakdowns and have lyrics discussing political/ modern themes notable in Death Metal today. Released on June 23rd, 2017 through Relapse Records Wrong One To Fuck With is the eighth full-length effort followed up to 2012’s “Reign Supreme.” which in my opinion was Dying Fetus’s most established, circumcised and intelligent albums the……


BONUS EPISODE: An Interview With Mary Spiro of Shadow Woods Metal Fest

Zach & guest host Max Shoop (ex-Horde of the Eclipse, ex-The Beyond, Storm of Damnation) with an on-site interview at a Zud show with Mary Spiro, founder of the Shadow Woods, both the Metal Fest and the production company. We talk about the festival, the financial and logistical issues of setting up a show of this size, and more. Also with us are local promotor’s Dustin Davis, the man behind the metal at Guido’s Speakeasy and beyond, and Nick from Lokvlt promotions in Philly. We also talk about setting up and promoting……


Episode Phlegm: Crunchy Bananas & Record Weasels

Our 10th episode and our first “WildCard” where everyone picks their own topic. We we’re joined by close friend and musician Max Shoop (Horde of The Eclipse, The Beyond, Storm of Damnation). Iain and Max give us a glimpse into the complex worlds of perrenial podcast favorites Akercocke, and The Axis of Peridition respectively, Don shares some of his personal favorites recomended by a mysterious CD Warehouse employee, and Zach explores the skeezy world of Cobra Records, and the underappreciated masterpieces they created. Plus the horrible effects of mold on the human……