Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Arthur Brown - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

The ineffable Arthur Brown --- Evil pyromaniacal occult hippy musick

...and certainly a bigtime influence on the Norwegian corpsepaint aesthetic
cool poster from catesatomicgarden 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Psyche Out: Don Bradshaw-Leather - Distance Between Us

Dark Psychedelia will be the name of the game around here for a little bit, and I wanted to start things out with an enigmatic album that I just recently stumbled upon: Don Bradshaw and a gal named Leather's soul-occult psyche freakout from '72. It's difficult to even describe this. I can only say it is haunting, powerful, horrific, insane, beautiful....I could go on but I think I'll stop right there. Do some research on this guy, it's fascinating the conjecture and mythology that people go into. Does no one actually know who this was?!? Anyway, I've been listening to these youtube clips the past few daze and I advise you to do the same. No link, but music this ephemeral should not sit on your computer anyway, it should settle deep in your mind only to come alive during those darkest moments when surreality can offer the only escape.

Harptallica - Harp'Em All

Do you like Metallica? Do you like Harps? Well your dreams have just come true then mutherfuckers. Seems like these two talented string plucking vixens are having lots of fun reworking the classics...Hopefully the follow-up Ride The Lyreing is already in the works.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ornament of Disgrace

I think if this demo would've come out nowadays it would go over huge. OOD's brand of technical murky Incantation/Portal type death metal is on the uprise, but back at the turn of the century, it was definitely not de rigueur. These 5 songs are actually pretty great, interesting riffs with a trebly guitar tone and drumming that at times can get super abstract (really cool cymbal work), which helps give everything an avant-garde ritualistic type of vibe. I actually designed a logo for this band.  It was fuckin' tight with lots of spikes and snakes, but they went with this lame ass logo instead. No accounting for taste I suppose.
PS this is not the demo listed on Metal Archives...I got this in 2001 or thereabouts.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Loits - Vere Kutse Kohustab

Not too many other bands of note coming out of Estonia these daze, cept maybe for these goofballs or these goofballs. So give it up for some excellent Militant Flak'n'roll, let's hear it for Loits!!

Corneus - Teufelschmand

Dangerous Keyboard-driven blackness that employs an angry-ass pit bull for vocals...a must listen!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ferocity - Puzzled Into Various Spaces

Ferocious...puzzling...spacey....all worthy adjectives to describe this incredibly obscure '97 German tech death/jazz dream. This is some unsettling shit all built around Cynic/Atheist style guitar acrobatics with an atonal avant-garde edge that places it on the weirder side of Pestilence's oft-maligned (but incredible nonetheless) Spheres. This is somehow even more "out-there" than any of those bands...if you don't believe, make sure to check out the incredibly fucked and un-fuckable with 10 minute closer "Yellow Puzzle" is fantastic, and addicting with half-sung vocals incoherently riding over unintelligible death growls, clean guitar passages and jazz bass fucking with your mind...ridiculous abstract/poetic lyrics about nature. I can't say enough good things about this demo....the only thing this band released by the way. Some members would go on to play with Necrophagist right around the release of Onset of Putrefaction...but I prefer Puzzled to anything by them. A technical masterpiece abstracted and reassembled by psychos. I can't recommend this enough!!

Stone - No Anaesthesia!

Stone were a great Finnish thrash band that pumped out some gems in the late 80's/early 90's. No Anaesthesia! was their sophomore release and is definitely my favorite, sounding like an even more melodic Ride The Lightning era Metallica...but instead of writing songs about Kt(h)ulu these guys penned an epic 10 minute song about...a dentist appointment?!

How do you want it?
No anaesthesia
He's the dentist, you are a patient in pain
No anaesthesia
You're a special client so he locks the door
Please dear doc, drill my hole with
No anaesthesia
Let's see what you can take 'cos he's no fake

FUCK YEAH!! This is thrash just hows I like it, and if you've got a thrashing bone in your body you'll be banging to these tunes in no time.

Chastain - The Voice Of The Cult

An absolutely essential heavy metal masterpiece released on Leviathan Records back in 1988. Dark, melodic, technical and featuring the fantastic vocals of Ms. Leather Leone...

Monday, February 20, 2012

ALF Projekt - Melmac Rock

You had your brain blown by RALF Projekt, now how bout a little ALF Projekt?!!...maaaan that Gordon Shumway could blow, but we all know he was just trying to impress that nosy bitch Raquel.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

RALF Projekt III - Projekt: Kill

A lo-fi/no-fi descent into the deepest depths of depravity...go ahead and take a long stride into the abyss.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Enslaved - Monumension

My 2nd fav Enslaved album featuring the indomitable Dirge Rep on skins.  Can you spot the 8 items?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cro Magnon - Zapp !

Sometimes you just gotta get your RIO skronin'-groove on. FUckin' loooooove this come on, get Zapped!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Circle Of Ouroborus - Shores

One of the best most essential albums made in the last ten years.

Antropomorphia - Necromantic Love Songs (EP)

Happy Valentine's Day Fuckers...enjoy this lovely and loving brutal Dutch death metal treat with my compliments, and remember...
Oh, wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

Also, this is my 500th post, woot woot!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Joe Aufricht - Youthful Satanic Ecstacy

A mockingly sardonic/surreal radio broadcast that will make your own adolescent neuroses sound like a walk in the park by comparison.

Rowsdower - Demo 2011

I just found out about this stoner-psyche band from the good ol' STL. That they call themselves Rowsdower (after the infamous character Zap from MST3K's riff-tastic treatment of oddball Canadian cult fav The Final Sacrifice) is just the icing on the cake. Great guitar work, really cool stuff!
Download the full demo provided by the band here.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

...And Oceans - The Symmetry Of I The Circle O

Ok, one more keyboard bloated late '90's Finnish black metal post...I just can't help myself, this stuff is just too good. And really, how can you go wrong with songs titled "Mechanical Hippie", "Acid Sex Marble Teeth" and "I Wish I Was Pregnant". Jesus, these guys are like an even more pretentious version of Solefald. Eat your heart out Cornelius von Mutherfucker!

Barathrum - Okkult

Will finish up the late 90's/early 2000's keyboard bloated Finnish black metal cheesefest posts with the immortal Barathrum...Okkult is quite a departure from their early work, where they played a cavernous bass-heavy brand of primal black dirge that sounded more Greek (Necromantia in particular) than Finnish. Expect driving fist pumping keyboards, thrash to bang your head, and chorus' that will stick in it despite the most furious of banging. The keyboards are so predominant in parts of Okkult that it actually sounds like a Vangelis recording...epic, catchy and fun!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Trollheim's Grott - Bizarre Troll Technology

Bizarre Troll Technology is the psilocybin equivalent to Gloomy Grim's LSDisneyLand Fun. A fanciful romp of trolling, shrooming, sweet keyboards and unrelenting bloodshed. Hmmmm, now that I think about it there might be a little PCP in those caps.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Put Watering Cans Back In Place

Nu Master's Hammer drops this month ya'll. Mastered by Blackosh. Get excited folks!!
Listen to samples here.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Gloomy Grim - Life?

If one were to take an LSD fueled boatride down Disney's It's A Small World exhibit (or maybe even Epcot's Imagination Land), Gloomy Grim should most likely be your soundtrack of choice...that Figment character always struck me as quite grim anyways.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


More green-screen grossness from these Brazilian badasses. You can actually buy a full-length from these, I'm not that brave.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Poppin' A RUSH-Hog

Happy International RUSH day folks!