Monthly archives: November, 2017

XVIII – Supergroups

A discussion of 15 metal supergroups. Both  supergroups by design and those created by circumstance, ranging from 80s grind revival to hair metal holdouts. The men behind the music and the bands that made them famous.  



Badlands – S/T
House of lords – S/t
Blue murder – s/t
Arcade S/T
Junkyard – s/t
Fantomas – Directors Cut
Brujeria – Raza Odiada
Asesino – Cristo Satánico
The Haunted – Exit Wounds
Death – Individual Thought Patterns
Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral
Borknagar – the Olden Domain
I – Between Two Worlds…

Episode XVII – Genre Benders Show Notes

Unexpect – In A Flesh Aquarium


Country: Montreal, Quebec
Years Active: 1996-2015

Released: August 22nd, 2006
Label: The End Records

Studio: Hertzquake Studio.
Syriak (Eryk Chapados) – Guitars, Vocals
Artagoth (Stéphane English) – Guitars, Vocals
Le Bateleur (Charles Crépeau) – Violin
Leïlindel – Vocals
ChaotH – Bass
Landryx – Drums

Syriak – Producer

Serge Cossette – Engineering,……

Episode XVI Supplemental – Ashencult Notes & Lyrics

Email interview between Algar (bass, vocals) and I (Max)


Me: “Hey, Al. Some of my Harrisburg pals do a podcast and they invited me on for an occult episode. The 3 or 4 of us will pick a few albums, everyone will listen and read the lyrics on their own time, then we discuss in the episode what the band is about, who would like, etc. Ashencult is one of my picks, obviously. I’m going to give my dudes the lyrics you sent me, but they won’t be publicly released of course. (though I may quote a……

Episode XVI – Magic(k) Metal Show Notes


Mention sponsors

Thank Thomas Thorn, and Ashencult & Jesse Pollock’s book

My feelings on magic:

I want to say this at the top because Other than those of musicians that have proven themselves to be horrible people, I don’t want to hurt any feelings on this show. Magic as it is traditionally understood rubs my deep rooted sense of cosmic nihilism and thoughts on man’s utter insignificance in the universe make it hard for me to accept that we as human beings have the ability to tap into unseen forces, or that any unseen entities would give a shit about anything we do…….

Episode XV – LoveCraft & Metal : An Intro Recommendations List

Recomendations List
Note that the term “Everything” denotes that we are recommending the bands entire catalog, there are no albums titled Everything.

Black Metal
Arkham – Chapter III, the Madness from the Sea (Black Metal/Dark Ambient)
Fiendlord – Neuromancy (Symphonic Black)
Hypnos – Arcane Moon (Atmospheric Black)
The Great Old Ones – Everything (Post-Black Metal)
Astrophobos – Remnants of Forgotten Horrors (Black Metal)
Crafteon – Cosmic Reawakening (Black Metal)
Ancient Niggurath – Horrors and Wonders (Avant -Garde Black Metal)
Barabas – The Arrival of Yog-Sothoth (Black)
yag kosha – Demo/Dagon Comp (Black Metal)
Ultar – Kaddath (Post-Black)
ceremonial castings – Cthulue……

Episode XIV – Halloween Metal Show Notes


Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International
Country: Hollywood, CA (White Zombie = New York)
Formed: 1997
Disbanded: N/A
Released: August 25th, 1998
Label: Geffen
Producer: Scott Humphrey
Studio: Chop Shop, Hollywood, California (Humphry’s home studio)
Artwork: Basil Gogos
Rob Zombie – vocals, lyrics, music, production
[Mike] Riggs – guitar
[Rob Nicholson] Blasko – bass
[John] Tempesta – drums

Recording of the album began while White Zombie was on a hiatus of sorts. While the band was officially “broken up” they had the intention of reconvening after a year to see if they……

Episode XIII – Teutonic Speed: Rise to Power Episode Notes

Intro Stuff
Quick correction to last episode, I may have mentioned Axel Theubeville as a member of Stratovarius last week, this is not the case, he was simply the founder of Shark Records which has a relationship with the band and sometimes co produced with Timo Tolkki
General correction/clarification, we mentioned Steeler a lot, want to specify that there are two prominent bands called Steeler, the one in America that was formed by Ron Keel, and the german Steeler featuring Axel Rudi Pell
Big shout out to Iron Fist’s recent Noise features and to author, David Gehlike who wrote Damn……

XVII – Genre Benders


On this Episode we explore 15 albums that push the boundaries of metal through the integration of other styles of music.  Jazx, blues, IDM and more. Early experimental pioneers, avant garde supergroups and the latest innovators.  Plus dumb Tool fans, praise for GWARcast, cosmic prisons and more. 

QUICK NOTE: Forgot to give all members of Mr. Bungle’s real names so for reference in their section the Stage names  translate to:

Vlad Drac – Mike Patton
Heifetz – Danny Heifetz
Scummy – Trey Spurance
Bär – Clinton McKinnon

 full show notes on website


Panopticon – Kentucky…

BONUS EPISODE: An Interview With Justin Curtsinger (Zud, Gift of Tongues, Grime Studios)

A long over due interview Max & Zach did with Justin from perenial favorites of the podcast Zud back in Sepetember, just before seeing them live, and the same night we interviewed Mary. This was our first interview, recording was bungled a bit, and we were in a parking lot, so forgive the less than stellar audio. For some great quality audio, head over to Zud’s bandcamp and buy their new album: