Monday, January 31, 2011

Blog Updates!

As you may or may not have noticed, there are some small updates added to Mosh Rebellion. I'll just go over them in quick detail.

- To your right you will see an option to share the site on facebook or twitter. DO IT! Spread the hate with one simple click and help get the site's name out!

- At the bottom of the blog you can see our current blogspot followers. We are currently at 13. The Baby Killer and I have a special surprise for you guys if we can make that number 50, so once again, link this site to your facebook! Tweet about us on twitter! And it's all so simple now with the update.

- Also at the bottom of our blog you can view recent comments... granted most of them are by the same three or four people, but it's pretty interesting, no?

So there it is. You readers have a mission. 50 blogspot followers... make it happen! If you love the site and read it all the time then make an account on blogspot and follow us, because why the hell not? It'll also bring you guys closer to our special surprise. You know you want it...

New Rotten Sound video

Happy Monday, dudes and lady-dudes. Let's kick the week off with the premiere of the music video for "Self", the newest unveiling from Rotten Sound's upcoming full length Cursed. Here's all you need to know before viewing the less than two-minute long display of epic, grind-tastic awesomeness: live footage, great music, no dancing. That's right kids, take note, because THIS is how you're fucking supposed to mosh. Enjoy.



Cursed is set to drop via Relapse Records on the Ides of March, aka March 15th for all you normal peoples. If the rest of the album is as good as this song (and the last song we posted) it's gonna be one hell of a face-melter. Expect a full review shortly after its arrival. Leave your thoughts/impressions in the comments, and stay tuned for more rebellion.

-BK

Friday, January 28, 2011

End of the Week

Man, time flies doesn't it? Sadly it's already time to close up shop for the weekend, but we're still very proud of what we got accomplished this week.

-To kick things off, we interviewed Paulo Rossi of Fleshgod Apocalypse. Hell of a way to start the week.
-The Baby Killer called out the kvlt black metal elitists, aka Norwegian hardcore kids.
-We announced Derek Boyer's triumphant return to Decrepit Birth.
-We freaked you out with another Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day
-We happily took back our reports on the breakup of both Judas Priest and Gutted Out
-We weighed in on this year's Mayhem Festival
-And finally, The Baby Killer reviewed the new Ulcerate album

Not bad, not bad at all. There's more awesomeness to come, so be sure to come back on Monday, and have yourself a great weekend everybody. Peace out, mo'fugga.

Gutted Out aren't broken up either, yay!



Aw what the hell, one more quick article before we wrap up for the weekend. Remember a while ago when I showed you guys Gutted Out, that really cool slam band from Michigan that I said broke up? Well, it has recently come to my attention that I was mistaken, and man, I've never been so happy to be wrong. It's true that not much has been heard from them for the better part of three years, and they're even listed as split up on Metal Archives, but a semi-recent update on the band's Myspace confirms that they have two new songs ready to be recorded, and although it doesn't give a specific date it does also mention that they are preparing to enter the studio. This post was put up about a month ago, so hopefully we'll be hearing from them again sometime soon. I know I'm positively giddy with excitement at the prospect of a Gutted Out full length, hell I'd settle for another EP, so you can bet your ass that I'll be keeping a much closer eye on them, and I'll provide any and all updates as they come.

Stay brutal
-BK

Album Review: Ulcerate- The Destroyers of All

Would you like some death metal with your atmosphere?


Alright then, I figure it's high time I got an album review done, seeing as just about everyone else has done one but me. A few days ago I got a hold of Ulcerate's new album The Destroyers of All, and after giving the whole thing a listen I believe I can accurately sum up the experience in three words: spacey... as... fuck. From the minute the opening track "Burning Skies" kicks in after an incredibly ominous audio intro, to the fading final moments of the closing title track, every second of this album is absolutely smothered in atmosphere.

In all honesty, this is more of a drum- and vocal-driven album, because the guitar tracks can barely even be referred to as "riffs". In lieu of any discernible harmonies, the majority of Michael Hoggard's guitarwork is a seemingly endless barrage of eerie, dissonant-yet-ambient chord progressions, and while it does get a bit taxing after too long, I do think it's a very clever approach, because it causes you to pay more attention to the other instruments. Good thing too, because Jamie Saint Merat is a monster on the skins. If the sluggish, almost doom-like guitar doesn't do it for you, fret not, because the drums are almost the exact opposite. Blast beats, consistent, lightning-quick double bass and a fair helping of jazzy beats and fills are abound in The Destroyers of All, leaving no one doubting that this is indeed a brutal death metal band. A very experimental brutal death metal band, but a brutal death metal band nonetheless. Combined with Paul Kelland's impressive growls and dark, misanthropic lyrics ("With blind eyes turned from daylight, we deny. With blind eyes turned from the glare of being, loathe that which we are"), Ulcerate have found a genuinely unique sound that perfectly straddles the line between doom and straight-up death metal.

In the end, The Destroyers of All is a very solid album, but to be brutally honest, because of its droning atmosphere and exhausting playing time (almost an hour long with only seven songs), it doesn't have much replay value. It's the perfect album get stoned to and blast at high volume in the background while you go do something else (or even when trying to fall asleep, but that might lead to some freaky-ass dreams), but as far as actually sitting through it just for the sake of listening to it, this probably wouldn't be my first choice. It's a good album from a very talented band, just don't expect to be able to tell any of the songs apart.

7.5/10

-The Baby Killer

My Thoughts on Mayhem 2011 Lineup, Because Why Not?

The following is the list of bands playing this year's 2011 Mayhem Festival, and my short two cents on them. They're in the order of when they are playing with the headlining band first.

Disturbed - What the?!
Godsmack - Fuck?!
Megadeth - My least favorite of the big four, but at least they're decent.
Machine Head - Never seen them live, could be nice. The song "Imperium" is badass.
In Flames - Wooo! Represent one for this writer in  middle school! But seriously, they put on a good show...
Suicide Silence - Decent band. They need to have their obligatory deathcore, and there are worst bands that could fill the spot.
Unearth - Generic, if not good metalcore. I expect the pits to be sweet for these guys.
Straight Line Stitch - Who the? What the? When the? This band still exists and people listen to them?!
All Shall Perish - Aw fuck yeah, the best deathcore band evar. They don't deserve to be this far down but goddamn I know they'll put on an amazing show as always.
Kingdom of Sorrow - Never heard them, so I have no expectations.

Ok seriously, whoever is choosing the lineup for Mayhem Festival, get your head out of your ass. Do what you did in 2009... book good bands! It's not that hard! That was the year of Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, and Slayer, just to name a few. These are the bands true metalheads want! Granted, Marilyn Manson headlined, but that gave your mallcore (?) metalheads a reason to come while appeasing the appetites of the true metalheads. I'm not saying there aren't any good bands playing this year, I mean there's In Flames, Megadeth, All Shall Perish, and Machine Head, but they're only a fraction of the roster. Also, who the fuck listens to Straight Line Stitch? Who the fuck says, "wow," I'd really love to see Straight Line Stitch play live!"? Honestly?! You also booked Disturbed three years ago, why do we need to see them again?

And to finish it up, Disturbed, and especially Godsmack, should never, ever, ever, play over one of the Big Four. Seriously... the fuck?!

I'm done with you.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Judas Priest are NOT breaking up



Well now, don't I feel silly. Remember back in December when we announced Judas Priest's retirement? I remember being a little bit skeptical about it at the time, but for the most part I believed it, and whaddya know, they lied to us. Those dirty rotten Brits. In his statement, guitarist Glenn Tipton explained that although the upcoming world tour (the dates for which STILL haven't been announced, WTF) is set to be their last, they are in fact currently working on new material, so this is by no means the end of the band. Like many people, I have some mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it's awesome that Priest is still going to be around in some fashion for a while, but at the same time it just doesn't seem right for a band as big as them to continue to release new material and not tour to support it. C'mon guys, you're not turning into one of those stupid bedroom black metal bands, are you? And also, as I said in the last article we did on them, since I'm from a much later generation I don't really listen to Judas Priest that much, so when you get right down to it none of this really affects me at all, it's just fun to talk about. Although I will say, if the conditions are right, i.e. cool supporting bands, a Philly/Camden date and that date being convenient enough, I will definitely go and see this "farewell" tour, because even a youngblood such as myself can understand and appreciate Judas Priest's influence and relevance in metal. On a side note, I am still interested to see what the band's new material is like. Weigh in with your thoughts below, and for those of you stuck on the East Coast like me, bundle up. If you're on the West Coast, good for you. Have fun with those earthquakes.

-BK

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day

Well folks, I guess it's that time once again. I'm not going to bother putting up an article about the Mayhem Festival because the lineup's pretty weak again, I won't be ready to do the Ulcerate album review for at least another day or two (oh yeah, Ulcerate's new album The Destroyers of All comes out today, go get it), and I can't think of anything else to write about, so I guess it's time to make my mom mad again with another Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day. Today's album art comes to us from the Colombian brutal death trio Amputated Genitals, from their 2009 full length Family Bloodbath. Contrary to the band name, there is a fair amount of amputation involved, but don't worry, genitals are conspicuously absent this time around, so it's only regular-level fucked up.

Hi Mom
Right-o, that was fun. But don't let me have all the fun, if you guys know of any fucked up album covers by all means let us know, shoot us a comment or email us at moshrebellion@yahoo.com and we'll gladly feature it in a Reader's Choice article. Keep it brutal amigos.

-BK

Derek Boyer is back in Decrepit Birth

Don't even try to be as metal as him, it'll only end in disappointment. Trust me, I know


Oooooh, now this is exciting. Over the years, bassist extraordinaire Derek Boyer has accumulated what could arguably be the best resume ever. He's been involved with bands like Criminal Element, Vital Remains, Dying Fetus, and most notably Suffocation, but after an almost decade-long absence, he's decided to rejoin another sick band, one Decrepit Birth. Boyer laid down the bass tracks for DB's first album And Time Begins, so in a way they're getting an original member back, which is always good news. And lucky for us, this doesn't mean that Suffocation are now out of a bassist, because he will be pulling double duty as a full-time member of both bands. Our hats are off to you Derek, those are two mighty impressive bands to juggle, but I'm confident he can pull it off; he's certainly talented enough. In their respective statements, both Boyer and the band expressed their excitement over the matter, so with all this positivity flying around something great is bound to happen. Keep a weather eye on the horizon folks, big things are going to be happening soon, mark my words. In the meantime, if you don't know what you've been missing, here's the title track from And Time Begins to give you a taste of Boyer-era Decrepit Birth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bW68a11px8

If you're as excited as I am (and why wouldn't you be), leave your thoughts below, and stay tuned 'cause there's more to come.

-BK

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kvlt Is Fvking Dvmb

Nice barn, dumbass. North Dakota is sooooo brutal
Note: The following rant represents the point of view of only the Baby Killer, not the website, nor any of the other writers. Enjoy!

At the risk of potentially alienating some of our fan base, I'd like to take a moment to talk about yet another group of people that are a total nuisance to metalheads- kvlt people (kvlt kids, kvlts, kvlt heads, I don't know the terminology, nor do I care). I guarantee you've seen them at least once in your life. They're the pompous douchebags who walk around with corpse paint and Burzum shirts and appear to take little or no pleasure in anything at all, save for berating and belittling those who don't agree with their incredibly limited taste in music. In my opinion, they're just as bad as the hardcore kids, just a bunch of narrow-minded elitists whose sole purpose is to deride others in a vain attempt to defend their boring, shitty music. Yep, sounds like a hardcore kid to me, except instead of flat-brimmed hats and basketball shorts they don corpse paint and gauntlets. A word of advice: if you're not talking about Burzum, Mayhem, Gorgoroth or some other band that's totally gay for Satan, don't even bother, because it'll just turn into a tirade about how you're an idiot who has no idea what real metal is and you don't deserve to listen to it. Now don't get me wrong, I love me some Anaal Nathrakh, even some Emperor once in a while, but on the whole black metal is nothing but one long monotonous drone of simplistic riffs, embarrassingly slow blast beats and nails-on-chalkboard screeching vocals. Now all you have to do is make sure you never ever EVER do ANYTHING different for the rest of your career, and presto, black metal. And yet when I make this counter-argument, suddenly I'm the ignorant moron. Get over yourself fag, I don't take anyone who looks like a mime seriously. Excuse the hell out of me for liking bands that are always trying to diversify and further themselves as musicians. What you call "pointless noodling" I call "talent", and what you call "ominous, raw and kvlt as fvk" I call "this is boring, can we please listen to Dying Fetus now?" And don't even get me started on trying to meet them halfway and explain that I like some newer, melodic black metal bands like Dimmu Borgir, Wintersun and Enfold Darkness, because apparently they're nothing but a bunch of sell-out mainstream shitheads. Oh right, I'm sorry, I forgot that if more than twelve people have heard of a band then they've sold out. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the whole purpose of black metal to emphasize individuality and rebellion? And yet when a band shows any signs of innovation and deviation from the black metal norm, they're immediately scorned and cast out by the so-called "true" fans. Methinks I smell a hypocrite, ladies and gentlemen. Oh well, in the end we all know that death metal > black metal. Your blast beat are belong to us now, bitch.

-The Baby Killer

Interview: Paulo Rossi (Fleshgod Apocalypse)



I'd be lying if I said I wasn't giddy as a schoolgirl when I got the chance to interview our next guest. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you one Paulo Rossi, bassist of Italy's greatest export, Fleshgod fucking Apocalypse!

Hey man what's up, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. You guys just recently got off your first U.S. tour, and with Suffocation no less, how did America treat you? What did you think of the crowd response for Fleshgod, and what was it like to tour with one of the most legendary death metal bands of all time? Can you tell we're jealous?

Hey! Thank you for your interest and support!
Yeah, our first tour in North America has been nuts! Crowds were absolutley amazing, we didn't expect such a great reaction from the fans, and man, Suffo are GREAT, great people, great musicians!  We toured with them in Europe as well and now we're good friends! It's been so good to hit North America for the first time in that package. We had the chance to work with such good bands and people!





Now that you've gotten your name out there, do you guys have any plans to come back to the States anytime soon?

We are about to announce our presence in the Summer Slaughter fest, scheduled for this summer, so definitely yes, we'll come back soon there!



As you may or may not know, the main purpose of this site is to weed out hardcore dancers and all their bullshit, and since that tour also included Through the Eyes of the Dead I'm sure you guys saw your fair share of them, what's your take on them? Did their presence affect your crowd response at all, or would you say they were smart enough to stay away for your set? In fact, what's your opinion on hardcore dancing period, if you have one?

I think TTEOTD are a good band. They are very good guys, nice and helpful people!
I think that the Decibel Defiance tour was not properly their kind of audience, but they managed things so good that I'm sure they made some new fans! The metalcore scene is much more melded with death metal in the U.S. so the crowd was not disappointed about seeing a metalcore band, they just didn't follow the live set of the band if they preferred that!




You guys are often lumped in with other Italian metal bands like Hour of Penance, is there a sort of tight-knit metal scene over in Italy, which is why a lot of the bands from that area tend to sound very similar to each other?

I think every band has its personal way to conceive stuff. In these last years many bands coming out from Italy play death, or brutal death metal, but every one has its mood. For sure the more you go on with that, the more you'll hear different bands coming from our country.


On the other hand, your focus on classical music definitely gives Fleshgod Apocalypse an edge over other bands, what inspired you guys to start putting classical elements into brutal death metal?

That was the basic idea when we started the band, we wanted to have some elements that could be associated immediately with us, so the idea of melding classical with death metal was the first, since everyone in the band loves the classical approach!




Since you guys use so many classical elements, it's pretty obvious that you guys listen to more than just metal, what would you say some of your biggest musical influences are, metal or otherwise?

Surely we have many metal influences as well as classical, rock and even pop music ones! I think a good musician has to know every aspect of music if he wants to be really focused on what he does. Our influences are really various, and on the classical side we're pretty much inspired by Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler, Listz, Verdi, Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner and so on! But in general we're greatly inspired from all the bands or composers which have given an idea to their music, or you could say, which have given a music to their idea.


The new Mafia EP, in many people's opinion, was a huge success; there's a reason why it was in one of our "Best of 2010" lists. Are you guys planning on using any of that material for the next full-length? And while we're on the subject, when do you think we can expect to hear a new album? Any plans to go into the studio anytime soon, or are you just going to ride on the EP for a while?

No, the EP is a closed chapter. We did it as a proper "small album", so it's impossible to take songs from it and using for another one, since every album we make lives for its own. We hope to have new stuff out before the end of this year. That's all I can say about it!



Now that you've done a full U.S. tour, what would you say the biggest difference is between the European and American metal scenes? It seems like metal has a much stronger following over there, whereas it's very difficult for a band that doesn't play a breakdown every ten seconds to make any money in America.

Euro and U.S. scenes are different, and that's a point, in Europe we are more focused on music, but maybe we are too cold when we see a band perform its set, things are the opposite in the U.S. as I experienced, but I think if you're a good band and you manage to give great shows to the people, everyone can pass over the trends or fashion and recognize if the project has a long lasting value or not, that's it!


Well that should just about do it, thanks again for talking to us, guys. Anything else you wanna say to the readers before we call it a day?

Thank you and keep on supporting Fleshgod Apocalypse!
We'll see you all on tour soon!


Paolo, FA


Grazie \m/

You heard it here first folks, Fleshgod Apocalypse are set to perform on this year's Summer Slaughter. Sold! Thanks again to Paulo and everyone in FA for chatting with us, and thank you to all the readers who keep this bad boy going, keep it coming guys. There's plenty more really exciting stuff in the works for Mosh Rebellion, so as always stay tuned.

-The Baby Killer

Friday, January 21, 2011

End of the Week

Well folks, it's been yet another eventful week for this little blog of ours. For those of you who may have missed anything, here's what went down.

-We featured new songs from Relapse Records grinders Noisear and Rotten Sound
-We celebrated the tenth-ennial edition of Slam Spotlight
-We showed you the craziest SHKWTCP yet
-We grossed you out yet again with the new Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day
-We announced a two-part update on Protest the Hero
-We also announced a new release from Amon Amarth
-We celebrated Nergal's homecoming
-We announced another tour, but it wasn't as cool as the first one
-Oh yeah, we turned a hundred posts old!
-And finally, we did album reviews for the NYC Sucks compilation and Ghost

Another week at the bedroom office in the books, time to get inebriated. See y'all next week, leave us some love in the comments, or shoot us an email at moshrebellion@yahoo.com. Circle pits, not karate kicks, bitches!

Album Review: Ghost - Opus Eponymous


Ever wondered what Heavy Metal would sound like with the ambiance of Doom Metal and the lyrical themes of Black Metal? Well look no further, Ghost's Opus Eponymous is just that, a refreshing take on the Heavy Metal genre that fuses the previously mentioned subgenres to create a wholly unique sound. I haven't heard a band that sounds anything like Ghost in my many years of listening to metal, there's just something about them that makes their sound eerier than most bands donning corpse paint and sacrificing animals on stage.
Perhaps the secret the Ghost's unique sound lies behind their harmonies. On most of the tracks on Opus Eponymous, the vocals seem to clash with the guitars in the best way possible, creating classic and creepy harmonies that hark back to the days of old monster movies. Ghost's sound is entirely new to the scene, yet they take influence from classic mainstays of horror film scores to create said unique sound, and it almost never gets old. Almost.
The only problem I could find behind this release was that there are not enough fast songs. The opening track (after the obligatory eerie organ intro), "Con Clavi Con Dio," is the fastest one on the album and is also one of my favorites, which is why it's a shame to see the momentum only go down from then on. Other tracks on the album, such as "Elizabeth" and "Genesis" don't fail to pack a punch, but it just seems that almost all of the band's energy is spent after the first couple songs.
Other than this one qualm though, Opus Eponymous is a great release from a fairly new band on the scene, and if you're looking for a great Heavy Metal release guaranteed to send shivers down your spine then you've come to the right place.
4/5
This article can also be found on breakthrough review site Critic Hammer.

Album Review: NYC Sucks Vol. 1


NYC Sucks Vol. 1
Don't be fooled by the title, this compilation anything but sucks. If you're curious as to what NYC Sucks is (and why it is called that in the first place), merely read under the album title. It is "the best of New York City's Metal Scene as Compiled by the Editors of Metalsucks." For those who don't know, Metalsucks is pretty much the premier source of metal news on the net, and is arguably the most successful blog garnered towards this type of music (but Mosh Rebellion kicks some ass too, *cough cough*), so it's nice to see the editors get together and put forth a compilation actually worth listening to. For some reason, almost every compilation set I have heard in recent history has sucked for one reason or another, but Metalsucks did a great job putting together arguably the best Metal compilation disc I have heard in all my days of listening to the heaviest, most brutal genre of music on this planet. And best of all, its free.
For one, there is a great deal of variety in this compilation. There's Mathcore (The Binary Code), Technical Death Metal (Pyrrhon), Progressive Black Metal (Castevet), and Doom Metal (Batillus), along with many more genres represented by the ten other bands. There is seriously something for every Metal fan in this compilation, and I have to say I was very pleased when I started listening to find that variety was just as commonplace as the quality of music, and with fourteen different bands it's gonna be awhile before this release gets boring.
Another thing I really like about NYC Sucks is how both bigger bands and smaller bands are represented. Made Out of Babies, who have nearly 700,000 plays on Last.fm have a track on this compilation which is followed by one by Tiger Flowers, who at the time of this writing have only 262 plays on Last.fm. The editors of Metalsucks weren't kidding around when they said they were compiling the best of New York metal scene, and it's great see quality bands represented no matter how large their fan base is. It seems like the editors just went out to shows, found the best live bands no matter how many people were in attendance, and signed them up for NYC Sucks, which is unendingly awesome.
So, the quality of these tracks is incredible. Each song is great in its own regard, and it's great to see smaller acts getting some recognition along with the big dogs. Plus with the number of different genres in this compilation, there's something for everybody. Normally I would give a great release like this four out of five stars, but c'mon, it's free. There's literally no reason you shouldn't get this if you are a fan of brutal music, which is why NYC Sucks gets a very deserving
5/5
This review can also be found on breakthrough review website, Critic Hammer.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy 100th post!

I'll make this short and sweet. This is Mosh Rebellion's 100th post! Yaaaaaaay! And what better way to celebrate 100 posts than by going over some of my favorite posts we have accumulated in almost 4 months of writing (has it really been that long? goddamn). And here they are:

Our first post. This one explains why Mosh Rebellion exists, and marks the beginning of the website, so it's gotta get some cred, amirite? A more in depth story behind the initial incident that marked the beginning of the site can be found in this post.

- Written on October 26, this post is still among the most read articles on this site. Sadly, Dingus has been busy with school, and hasn't written much since, but we are more than ready and willing to read more intriguing articles form him.

- Kev warmed our hearts with this post. What a great guy.

- This is the Baby Killer's first column on Shit Hardcore Kids Wish They Could Play, which was soon followed by his first Slam Spotlight post. Both of these were written in early November, and he is still writing them to this day. What a trooper, props to you Baby Killer.

- The Baby Killer followed this up with a great review of a Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Vital Remains, and Devourment show review. Is there nothing this man can't write?! Fun fact, this show was also the first time we met in person. Remember that hobo by the Wawa man? Good times...

- Fuck Person B.

- Our first reader's choice post. Keep 'em comin! We love this shit! Remember, the email is moshrebellion@yahoo.com


- The Baby Killer shared his top picks of 2010, along with some albums that were also pretty good released last year. My list still isn't complete, so I gave a recap of the most significant events of the year.


- We pumped some iron to my favorite metal workout songs. I'm still looking for more, and I still read all your comments, so feel free to share!

- We premiered our new column on fucked up album art. It's a smash hit!

- Lastly, but most importantly not least, we did our first interview, and with an MTV SUPERSTAR no less. Look forward to lots more like these in the future.

So that's that. Thank you so much for reading and supporting the rebellion. Keep commenting. Keep spreading the word. Here's to 100 more!

Avoid this tour! Maybe!

The Atticus Metal Tour III was just announced, and boy is it a head scratcher. I'm not entirely sure if I want to travel to PA to see this tour or not. On one hand, I've seen Born of Osiris two or three times before and I can definitely attest to their on-stage prowess. They put on a great show. I've never seen Darkest Hour before, but some of their songs I dig, even if I find them a bit 'meh' overall. I've heard good things about the Human Abstract but I've never really checked them out.

Now if the lineup just included these three bands I would definitely make the trek to see the show, if not for the sole purpose that I love me some BOO. However, As Blood Runs Black is also on the bill. I'm not saying ABRB is a shitty band or anything, but they were extremely popular in the deathcore scene a couple years ago before they up and disappeared, which means every hardcore kid who thinks they know fuck all about the music will be at the show, talking about how such a "classic" band is making a comeback, etc. Basically, since they haven't toured for awhile, hardcore kids will come out in droves. DROVES.

Since I've already seen BOO twice I think I may ignore this show, but it might be worth it for you guys to check it out. Just make sure you have your pimp hand ready cause there's gonna be a shit ton of hardcore dancing. Jackasses.

Get dates here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Shit Hardcore Kids Wish They Could Play: Episode 11



Disclaimer: if any of you are currently inebriated in any way shape or form, I strongly advise you to wait until you come down before watching this next video, because this is by far the trippiest band ever featured in this column.  If you haven't already heard of the Montreal, Quebec avant-garde sextet Unexpect, I think it's only fair to tell you that they may very well make your brain explode. You have been warned.

Though they're not as prone to noodling as many of their counterparts, Unexpect still write the book when it comes to experimentation. Utilizing everything from eerie violin melodies to slap bass to dark Gothic piano runs, and peppering it all with enough tempo and meter changes to make even the most seasoned prog enthusiast's head spin, it's a gross understatement to say that these guys have a sound all their own. They jump back and forth from jazzy to mellow to fast to just plain creepy like a schizophrenic frog, never staying in one set rhythm for too long. And as an added bonus, they're also one of very few bands to incorporate a female operatic singer and not have it sound cheesy and tired out. Seriously Nightwish, just shut the fuck up, it's getting old. Prepare to have your cerebrums turned to applesauce with the song "Desert Urbania", from their 2006 masterpiece In a Flesh Aquarium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbSUEbG3OVE

Huh, so that's what an acid trip sounds like. And as if that weren't enough, it turns out Unexpect are also very good live, somehow managing to play their songs just as precise on stage as they do on CD. Don't believe me? Then check out this video of them playing that same song on what I can only assume is some sort of Canadian TV show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acrQGBYz_vg

Damn, this is just another reminder of how incompetent I am. Alright, I'm gonna cut it off here, because I'm actually listening to Unexpect while I'm writing this article, and it's starting to weird me out even though I'm completely sober (for now). That's how fucking crazy they are. Anywho, if you think you're up to it, In a Flesh Aquarium is available now, and they've supposedly been working on a new album for some time now, so I can only imagine what horrors they're preparing to unleash after half a decade of writing. Leave your comments below, and take care everyone, see y'all tomorrow.

-BK

Nergal's all better :D



Sorry for the late start guys, but better late than never right? And what better way to start than to announce something really really awesome, like, say, the fact that the infamous Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski is out of the hospital and resting up at his parents' house in Poland? The past few months have had us all biting our nails over the prospect of Nergal's leukemia diagnosis, and I can't even imagine how it must have been for him and his friends/family, but now we can all breathe a sigh of relief, 'cause we all know it's gonna take a lot  more than some bitch-ass cancer to bring this motherfucker down. Naturally it will still be a good while before Behemoth is ready to even consider moving forward, but as long as we know Nergal will be okay we can wait patiently. I think I speak for everyone here at Mosh Rebellion when I say get well soon brother, we'll be here waiting for you. I can only imagine how epic Behemoth's triumphant return tour will be, people will fucking die. Our horns go up to you Nergal, see you on the battlefields soon.

-The Baby Killer

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Amon Amarth album too, yay!

Ok seriously, this is starting to get out of hand, I don't know how much longer we'll be able to keep track of all the new shit that's coming out. Earlier today, the fine fellows at Metalsucks unveiled the cover art for the Viking metal masters Amon Amarth's upcoming album Surtur Rising, and I'm not gonna lie, it may very well be one of the most metal things I've seen in a long time.

Pshh, he ain't so tough
Fifty foot tall Viking? Check. Flaming sword? Check. Fire everywhere else? Check. Yep, it's metal as fuck. Any aspiring bands out there should be able to learn something from this album cover: it doesn't matter what you put on the front cover, as long as there's a shitload of fire everywhere people will think it's badass. In fact, you could probably just have one big picture of a bunch of fire and it would probably look pretty cool. I wonder if anyone's ever tried that...? Anyway, Surtur Rising comes out on March 29th via Metal Blade Records, the same day that Obscura's new album Omnivium, pictured below, comes out on Relapse Records.

Hehe it looks like a sperm


Mark your calendars guys, March 29th is going to be an exciting day. As always, expect full reviews of these bad boys shortly after their release. Tell us which of these two albums you're most excited for in the comments, and have a happy Tuesday.

-BK

New Protest the Hero album & tour dates!

Rody Walker's got a little Captain in him, I see


Well guys, March is shaping up to be one hell of a month for metal. After months of teasing us with, well, teasers, prog heavyweights Protest the Hero have finally announced the title and release date for the follow-up to their widely fapped over 2008 full length Fortress. The new album Scurrilous is set to release on March 22nd through Vagrant Records, and that means there is now a new album coming out every single week of that month (twice in one day at one point actually, as you'll see in the next article). If the aforementioned teasers are any indication, Scurrilous is poised to be just as aneurysm-inducing as their last album, and we here at Mosh Rebellion wouldn't have it any other way.

And as if that's not enough good news for you, there's more! PTH have also announced a full US/Canada tour with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster (meh) and Tesseract (yay) from March to May. Tour dates are as follows:

Mar 23 – Kingston, ON @ Stages
Mar 24 – Ottawa, ON @Capital Music Hall
Mar 25 – Montreal, PQ @ Le National
Mar 26 – Oshawa, ON @ The Green Bottle
Mar 27 – Barrie, ON @ The Mansion
Mar 29 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
Mar 30 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
Mar 31 – Yorkton, SK @ Agri Pavillion
Apr 01 – Edmonton, AB @ Avenue
Apr 02 – Calgary, AB @ The Gate / SAIT
Apr 04 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abby Arts Centre
Apr 05 – Seattle, WA @ Corazon
Apr 06 – Portland, OR @ Branx
Apr 08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Apr 09 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage
Apr 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
Apr 11 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Apr 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Apr 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702
Apr 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
Apr 16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 18 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside
Apr 19 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Apr 20 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
Apr 22 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
Apr 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Downstairs
Apr 24 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
Apr 26 – Detroit, MI  @ Magic Stick
Apr 27 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Apr 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Apr 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 01 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
May 03 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
May 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
May 06 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
May 07 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
May 08 – Chatham, ON @ Encore Bar
May 09 – Kitchener. ON @ Wax Nightclub
May 11 – Hamilton, ON @ Studio Theatre
May 12 – St. Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub

Sadly, the Philadelphia date falls on a Wednesday, so the chances of me attending the show are slim at best, but that doesn't mean you guys should miss out on this effin' sweet tour. Maybe one of the other writers can go so we don't miss out on a show review *hint hint*. Either way, we'll definitely review Scurrilous after it comes out, so there's that. Leave your thoughts, comments or memories of PTH shows you've seen below, and as always stay tuned, we're just getting started.

-BK

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day

What can I even say about this one? It's pretty self-explanatory. Today's Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day comes to us from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I was going to make a joke about how what's cooking in this illustration isn't exactly cheese, but then I realized how gay that would sound. So anyway, here's Human Stew by Splattered Cadaver.

Urgh, I feel like I can smell it
Alright then, have fun sleeping tonight ^_^.

-The Baby Killer

Slam Spotlight Part 10

The guy not holding the axe is actually a very nice man


Alright guys, now that Slam Spotlight has reached double digits too, we're going all out for this one. It's a celebration, goddammit! Not only is this next band well-known (at least in brutal death circles), but it's kind of hard to even classify them solely as slam. In reality, they're more like slow, sludgy, old school brutal deathgrind, but they play some slams too, so for the purposes of this article we'll just call them slam. It's easier that way. Plus I've really been wanting to write an article about this band for a while now. The band in question is the Yonkers, New York horror-obsessed two-piece Mortician.

Although they've been together for over twenty years now, Mortician has managed to stay firmly rooted in the underground, one of the tr00est of the tr00, and this is most likely because their sound really hasn't changed from Day One. Their whole songwriting process has adhered to the following formula pretty much nonstop: horror movie audio intro, distorted-as-fuck bass riff, guitar comes in and follows riff a couple measures later, constant blasting from the drum machine, incomprehensible demonic growls, end. The lengths of the songs vary, and oftentimes the audio intros end up being longer than the songs themselves, but ninety-nine times out of a hundred this is how the structure is set up. Some people might call this monotonous and boring, whereas I would say if it ain't broke don't fix it. After I kicked them in the balls with my steel-toed boots, of course. Alright, now that you have that amusing visual in your head, sit back and enjoy the title track from the band's 1999 full length Chainsaw Dismemberment (the fifteenth track out of twenty-fucking-eight total, I might add). If you don't want to sit through the audio intro the song itself starts around the one minute mark, but why would you want to do that? The intro's creepy and awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrH0qmiwFtE

Gnarly. Mortician haven't released anything in a few years, but I was lucky enough to see them live at the Hostile City Deathfest in Philly last summer, and they fucking killed it, so I know for a fact they're still active. Chainsaw Dismemberment and the rest of the band's discography is available through Relapse Records (damn they just keep popping up everywhere) and Redrum Records, if you liked what you heard be sure to add the rest to your collection, 'cause it's all pretty much the same thing. Which is AWESOME! Leave your thoughts in the comments.

-BK

Relapse Grindcore Double Feature

\m/ X( \m/


Got a case of the Mondays? Well then this should brighten up your day. Within the last week, the Relapse Records website announced new tracks from not just one but TWO awesome grind bands. First up is Albequerque, New Mexico's Noisear, whose new track "Life Consumed You" is streaming here. It's a solid minute or so of experimental, trippy, yet still heavy-as-balls grind (yes, balls are very heavy), and if the rest of the album is this good then it will definitely be a must-have for any grind enthusiast's collection. We'll find out when said new album, entitled Subvert the Dominant Paradigm, drops on February 1st. If you want to hear another new track (you greedy bitch), follow the first link to their Myspace page, where they're streaming the song "Global Warning" from the recent Relapse label sampler.

Next up is one of the genre's leading bands, none other than the Finnish grind machine Rotten Sound. They've released the first song from their upcoming full length Cursed on their Myspace as well, simply called "Plan". RS is a bit more straightforward than the previous band, opting for the more tried and true grindcore sound, but that doesn't make them any less devastating. Their last three albums (and their latest EP) have been nothing less than top-notch, and the new song sounds just as good as anything from those releases, so I personally am looking forward to this the most (don't worry Noisear, daddy still loves you too). Cursed is set to release on March 15th, so be on the lookout for that as well. Plus both of these albums will of course be reviewed by yours truly once they're made available, so that way you'll know just how awesome they are before you even *snicker* buy them. Stay tuned folks, there's more where this one came from.

-BK

Friday, January 14, 2011

End of the Week... Fuck, I'm Tired

Damn, you guys have no idea how long it took to put that last article together. But nonetheless, I personally am very proud of all that we accomplished this week, and I'm sure everyone else is too... *crickets chirping*. So anyway, for those of you who missed it here's what we did.

-We showed a sick live video of Devourment
-We gave y'all a taste of Gutted Out, and fapped about how awesome Decapitated was/is.
-We gave you the most brutal workout playlist ever
-We grossed you guys out with our new column Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day, and then we did it again
-We announced updates on new releases from Wormrot and Blotted Science
-We celebrated the (temporary) disbanding of one of the worst bands of all time
-And finally, we did our very first interview

Not too shabby for a week's work, if I do say so myself (and I just did, so ha), but once again it's time to shut down for the weekend. If you guys have any suggestions for bands we should feature for any of our columns, let us know in the comments. We can always use more Reader's Choice articles, and the more time we go without one the sadder we get, so don't be stingy. Have a great weekend everyone, see you next week. Be good now, y'hear?

-Mosh Rebellion

Our First Interview Ever: Dr. Satan (Dead Walk the Earth, ex-Kyndread), MTV Superstar




That's right folks, I wasn't lying last week. I am very pleased to present Mosh Rebellion's first official interview (conducted via Facebook, 'cause that's how ghetto we are), with none other than the star of a recent episode of MTV's True Life,. Someone kinda famous is willing to talk to us, who'd have thunk it? Let's do this thing.

So first of all I think I speak for everyone at Mosh Rebellion when I say thank you very much for giving us our first interview ever, tell the readers a little about yourself. 

Hey guys, thanks for having me. I'm Andrew, aka "Dr. Satan". I'm the former vocalist for Kyndread, and I recently starred in the "I Have a Fetish" episode of MTV True Life.


What bands/songs/albums have you been listening to lately?
 

I've been listening to a lot of different stuff lately. Molesting the Decapitated by Devourment, Polarity by Decrepit Birth, Bleeding Through's new self-titled CD, and Beyond Cops Beyond God by Waking the Cadaver is fucking ridiculously brutal (to each his own, I suppose -Ed.). There's also the new Deftones album Diamond Eyes, God Save Us by Remembering Never and You Come Before You by Poison the Well. My homie also just recently got me into Premonitions of War's Left In Kowloon. Shame they broke up because this band is fucking sick.

How in the hell did you get the gig on True Life, was it your idea or did someone approach you about it? Tell us what the process was like, and what your take on the whole experience was.
 

Haha, it's actually a funny story, because I wasn't even going to do the whole thing. What happened was I was living with my roommate Steph at the time, and one of her friends had seen the True Life website and the audition page for all of the specific topics that are soon to come, and "fetish" happened to be one of the topics on the list. Knowing how much of a foot-obsessed freak I am, she freaks out and tells Steph about it, and that afternoon Steph comes to me and is all like "OMG ANDREW YOU HAVE TO DO THIS, THEY WOULD SOOOO PICK YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT FOR THIS" etc. I'm thinking there's no way they're gonna pick me out of all the people in the world with foot fetishes, but I told her I would do it if she looked up what I had to do for it. Turns out I just had to email them a story about my fetish and send them a pic of me with it, so I did it and what do ya know, two weeks later I got a call from MTV.

The show was a very long and slow process, but for me it felt like it went fast, maybe because I had a lot going on at the time and there was never a dull moment, I don't know. All in all I think it took about eleven months to finish the whole thing. The experience was great; it takes a lot to let someone into your life and have them follow you around with a monster camera invading your  personal space. But at the same time, I was really excited to show the world that there's more to Dr. Satan than just a foot-lovin' metalhead. 

Since you made your TV debut, has life changed for you at all, be it for the better or for the worse, or do you just have a ton of new friends now?


Since the show things have changed a bit. I mean, the show was a fucking HIT!. The second airing date's ratings doubled the premiere's, and that never happens! I'm also on the Howard Stern website and the E! Entertainment Soup Blog. That's all cool, not to mention I have like 1,399,399,393,299,000 Facebook friends and tons of girls hitting me up now. There was even one girl who posted a status on the True Life website saying, and I quote, "I would like to find Andrew from the True Life: I Have a Fetish. He is the foot fetish guy and I think I'm in love with him". But I also have plenty of creepers, stalkers and haters, which I guess is normal for being on TV. To all my haters out there: eat a fucking dick! I loved that girl from Mississippi from the outside in. I paid attention to every part of that girl's body, mind and soul, not just her feet, but I guess you douchebags didn't read the title of the show, and you didn't remember that they make everything more dramatic on television. Stop being jealous of my life and get your own. I'm looking to go further with this and do big things now that I've put my feet on the map. The possibilities are endless so wish me luck.

Those who know you personally most likely remember you from your days with Kyndread, so since the band broke up what have you been doing with yourself? Got any new badass projects going on that we (I) should know about?
 

Since the death of Kyndread I've actually managed to jump into two amazing local bands, both with unique styles and sounds. The first is Conqbine (from Newark, DE), with Nick from Kyndread. After Kyndread split Nick wanted to do something of his own with a different sound but still came from the music that heavily influenced him. I can honestly say that I'm honored to play in bands with Nick, he's one of the most talented guitarists I've ever met. The band wasn't supposed to be serious, we just started playing out and people loved it, so we went with it. I would say we're more along the lines of experimental hardcore, but still pretty grindy and dirty. The sound speaks for itself, check it out and you'll see. I really love this band, because this sort of music hasn't really been done around here, so it's pretty unique and different in its own way. Some of the influences include Deftones, Poison the Well, Converge, Gaza and Burnt By the Sun.


I also just recently joined the New Jersey death metal band Dead Walk the Earth, which is another interesting story. So, I'd never heard of this band, and they happen to be playing a show with Vital Remains at Mojo 13 one Saturday (what the FUCK, how did I miss this?!?!??! -Ed.). My ass is sitting at home, I don't even think I knew about the show, but then Chuck from Bulldog Promotions hits me up on my cell and is like "Hey man, there's this death metal band here, Dead Walk the Earth, and their singer couldn't make it, do you wanna come up and do some freestyle gurgle gurgle bree brees?" I figured sure what the hell, so I drove up there, met the guys (all real cool dudes), listen to their demo twice in the car, and then I jumped on stage and improvised the whole set. As soon as I got off the stage everyone's face was priceless! The guys came up to me immediately after the set and said that their singer was probably gonna leave the band soon, and they asked me if I was interested in being their new frontman, so here I am! Some of our influences would be Suffocation, Brain Drill, Despised Icon, Dying Fetus and Decapitated (now THAT'S what I'm talking about).

I'm happy and in love with both of these bands, check them out guys!


It's a well-known fact that Kyndread shows often got pretty intense, tell us the coolest and/or craziest thing that happened at a show you guys played. I seem to recall there being some suspension going on at one point.


Ahhh the good ol' Kyndread days hahaha. Something crazy happened at every Kyndread show, the hard part is figuring out which was the craziest out of all the fights, strippers, cake fight mosh pit, almost burning a house down, spraining my ankle, busting my head open, biker gang fights, Dr. Satan kissing booth, and oh yes, the suspension show. I think that was probably the craziest show. There was a professional suspension crew there called Disgraceland, and dudes and chicks were hanging from hooks in the ceiling by their skin. They even played tug of war with each other during our set! There was also a fucked up, crazy angry midget with a big mallet hammer smashing beer bottles and chairs, which eventually moved up to computers and TV screens and VCR's, then he started stapling money to his body and face. Yeah, that show was probably the craziest we've ever had.

Well I do believe that's all for now, thanks again for taking the time to talk to us, any shout-outs or last words you wanna give before we call it a night?


No problem guys any time, thanks again for having me. I think it's badass what you guys do for the local scene and metal community. Us metalheads gotta stick together and never let this shit die! Only thing I can say is if you truly want something in life then you can have it all, it just depends on how much you want it. I never thought karaoke would one day turn into a sick death metal band and then MTV, but I worked my ass off and look where it's gotten me. Never give up on your fucking dreams!

I wanna give shout-outs to my family, my crew and all my friends who believed in me and supported me from Day One. Also, Buz Hassan, The Tink, Daisy, Josh from MTV, Bulldog Promotions, Pure Death Productions, The Gypsy Queens, Patriarch Promotions, Mojo 13, Mojo Main, Drunk Monkey, Roller Derby Girls, Abby Normal and The Beachcomber.

Band shout-outs: Conqbine, Dead Walk the Earth, End-Light, If It Bleeds, The Barn, Mortal Decay, Blackheart Ace, Internal Fear, Von Kull, World Lost, Offset, Daimonic Gray, Altar of Dagon, Sapremia, Sever the Stem, Pale Existence, Nightfire, Cadaveric Spasm, The Grieving Process, Loner Eroded, Awaken the Seven Sleepers, Last Nail Driven, Her Virgin Womb, A View From a Hearse, Livid, Backside Jones, Hallowed Cain, Beezlefuzz, Morbid Terror, Acts of Violence, Insidious, Hell and High Tide, Quartered, Short Bus Pile Up, Anasazi, Your Mother's Roast Beef Curtains.


And that's that folks, thanks a million to Dr. Satan for taking the time to talk to us, and be sure to check out Dead Walk the Earth and Conqbine to keep up on his musical endeavors (although I don't think the vocals on DWTE's profile are his). Leave Dr. Satan some much-deserved love in the comments, and stay brutastic.

-The Baby Killer 

Atreyu are calling it quits (for now)!!!

Sorry, couldn't resist


This is very, very good news, ladies and gentlemen. Confirmed by both Metalsucks and Metal Injection, Atreyu have taken a page out of System of a Down's book and decided to go on an indefinite hiatus after more than a decade of being one of the shittiest, whiniest, testosterone-deficient bands around, and it seems like everyone who isn't this guy couldn't be happier. In his statement (aka a terribly-written Tweet), Alex Whatever-His-Last-Name-Is-Who-Cares said that the band is unfortunately not breaking up, but simply taking a long break to focus on various other projects which will probably suck hard and gain lots of unwarranted popularity in Atreyu's absence. One can only hope that at some point someone from the band gets head from a girl in a Goatwhore shirt or something, that way Atreyu can stay gone, and we'll permanently have one less scene-core band to worry about. Now if we can just do that to, say, Bring Me the Horizon, Attack Attack and Underoath, we'll pretty much eliminate the majority of the emo kids' power source, and the rest will just be a mop-up for us. Alright it's settled, we have a plan of attack. In the meantime, here's a cool Immolation song to help you forget that we just spent a whole article talking about Atreyu. Can you hear us? Death to Jesus!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S94ZrMg3edE

Leave your hatred of all things Atreyu (and any obligatory Luck Dragon jokes) in the comments, and stay tuned for one more pleasant surprise before we call it a week.

-BK

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day

Since yesterday's NSFW album art was a resounding success, I've changed my mind and decided to make this a semi-regular thing, just like my other two columns, so let's get it on. Our next Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day is, in my opinion, a step up from the last one. Like last time, it involves something very unnatural happening to a scantily-clad (aka "completely naked") woman's lady-parts, but the difference this time around is in the subtle facial expressions; the body language, if you will. Whereas the previous girl seemed to be enjoying herself, I think it's safe to say the girl in today's album art isn't taking quite as much pleasure in the somewhat awkward situation she's found herself in. The album in question is Vaginal Saw Entorturement (I know it's not a real word, they're from Spain) by Extirpating the Infected. Presented for your consideration: a quaint illustration of a girl getting sawed in the pussy.





Now remember, when you're describing this picture to your friends later, make sure they don't get it confused with Chainsaw Cunt by Diminished, shown here.



Coincidentally, both of these bands are signed to Sevared Records, who are pretty much the authority on bands that are all about gore and misogyny. And interestingly, Diminished also put out two albums in a row last year, and the album art for their newest CD is plenty fucked up too, if not necessarily as gory. However, I'll put that one up another time, because two pictures of terrible things happening to women is enough for one day. I would like to wrap this up by saying that none of us at Mosh Rebellion condone any of this sort of horrific treatment of any persons, regardless of gender (unless it's happening to Person B, of course). I love women, and I'm sure mosh rebellion, King of Those Who Know, Dingus and Choops do too, and I firmly believe that the only things that should be put in a girl's vagina are things that are meant to feel good. This is all for pure entertainment, and if there are any women out there reading this (debatable) I promise I'll find album art with dudes getting mutilated too. Equal rights FTW. Good night everyone.

-The Baby Killer

Shit Hardcore Kids Wish They Could Play: Episode 10

Man, they look very European


Well, now that we're all out of actual news I guess it's time to go back to thinking up shit to talk about all by myself. Works for me. Anyways, to celebrate SHKWTCP finally making it to the promised land of double digits, we're gonna go with one of them fancy-pants well-known bands. For those of you who didn't recognize the giant picture, I'm talking about none other than the Polish monster known by us lesser mortals as Decapitated.

What strikes me the most about Decapitated is their diversity; none of their albums sound quite the same as the last, and the only thing that never changes is the music's intensity. Though they are pretty firmly rooted in the technical brutal death genre, they've always been a very forward-thinking bunch, not afraid to draw influences from all over the metal spectrum (see their covers of Slayer's "Mandatory Suicide" and Napalm Death's "Suffer the Children" for examples), and it pays off nicely, even if the result is something as simple as being able to say they've never put out The Negation 2. To show just how awesome they are, we're going to go all the way back to their first album, because everybody knows they were tearing shit up right from the get-go. This is the opening title track from their 2000 debut full length Winds of Creation. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL8WH-fd4SY

Fun fact: when Decapitated recorded this album, their drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka (RIP) was but a mere sixteen years of age. You read that right, he was this good when he was SIX-FUCKING-TEEN! When I was sixteen I don't think I'd even seen a completely naked girl in person yet. And now that you mention it the rest of the band wasn't much older than that either. Fuck man, this makes my life look boring as shit. On a side note, Decapitated are scheduled to enter the studio to begin working on their new album this month, so keep an eye out for news on that. While I go speculate on how un-awesome I am, you guys leave your thoughts below, and stay tuned because we still have one more to go before the night is over.

Blotted Science are working on a new EP too!

Just pretend the guy in the middle is Hannes Grossmann


Man, the list of new shit to look forward to just keeps growing. Earlier today, Metal Injection released a statement by guitar extraordinaire Ron Jarzombeck confirming that Blotted Science are currently working on a new seven-song EP, entitled The Animation of Entomology. According to Mr. Jarzombek the aim of the EP is to have music that corresponds perfectly to various movie clips and videos of creepy crawly bugs and other yucky critters, and as such the entire songwriting process has changed for them. Rather than thinking in terms of beats and measures, the band had to think in terms of frames per second so as to match the songs with whatever the hell they were watching at the time. In layman's terms: break out the bongs boys, this one's gonna be a doozy. The EP obviously doesn't have a release date yet since it's still in the process of being recorded, but R.J. has assured that all three of the members are hard at work putting their parts down, and if all goes well the whole thing should be finished within a few months or so. More on this as it develops, but in the meantime here's the opening track from their 2008 full length The Machinations of Dementia, called "Synaptic Plasticity".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtzb0FTN4BE

Damn, this last album was enough of a mindfuck, if the new EP is as ridiculous as they're making it out to be I don't know if I'll be able to handle it. But I'm gonna try, that's for damn sure. The Machinations of Dementia is out now, and if you like tech metal at all there's no excuse for not having it in your collection. Leave your thoughts below, and stay tuned.

-BK

Wormrot update!



Remember last week when we announced that Wormrot are recording a new album? Well, earlier today Metalsucks provided us with not just one, not two, but THREE awesome new developments on that story. First of all, they've released a new track from the upcoming album Dirge, entitled "Manipulation", and it's just as good as anything from their last album. Check it out over yonder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Pt3TojQ6g

Sweeeet. Anywho, the second update is that the album now has an official release date. Dirge is set to drop on May 3rd via Earache Records, and you can bet your ass I'll be on that shit when the time comes. And finally, according to the band's Myspace, they also have a string of US shows set up for March, including a performance at the Scion Rock Fest in Pomona, California (one more confirmation that Scion are totally into metal and thus are awesome), along with sick bands like Morbid Angel, Obituary, Fuck the Facts, Atheist, Bonded By Blood and more. If you live anywhere near the Pomona area, you better get your ass to that show, you lucky fucks. The rest of the dates on the mini-tour can be seen on Wormrot's profile. Ordinarily I would be distressed that there aren't any dates near me, but in their article Metalsucks also said that the band is planning a full US tour the following month, so hopefully they'll come closer to my neck of the woods then. I can be patient, and hopefully you can too, but rest assured we'll put the tour dates up as soon as they're announced.

That's all for this one folks, but stay tuned for more later on. Absolutely nothing happened yesterday, but a bunch of cool stuff came up today to make up for it. See you sooner than you think.

-The Baby Killer

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day (NSFW!!!)

Since I'm having a serious case of writer's block at the moment and can't think of anything else to write about, I figured now's as good a time as any to try something new on this site. It's not so much a column as it is just a random post that I'll put up whenever there's nothing else to talk about (aka when Metalsucks and Metal Injection don't put up anything that we can steal), starting today. In it, I'll scroll through my iTunes and various other places and show you guys the most disturbing, gory, potentially offensive or just generally fucked up cover art I can find for our amusement. 'Cause let's face it, without a little black humor now and then we'll all go insane eventually. So with that, we might as well kick things off with a bang. Our first Fucked Up Album Cover of the Day is Bestial Necrophilia by Cesspool of Vermin. This ought to get your attention.



Damn, not gonna lie, that's some fucked up shit. Well on that note I'm gonna go eat dinner, have a pleasant evening everyone.

-BK

What Are Your Favorite Metal Workout Songs?

Once upon a time a baby was brought into this world, and he was fat. The baby steadily grew older, but he still remained fat. The boy's fatness was never too big of a deal to him until he entered high school, when he realized that being fat got in the way of him getting chicks, yet he was too lazy to do anything about it and decided to play the Legend of Zelda over and over again instead of making an honest effort to get in shape. Then, the boy went to college, and his fatness truly began to interfere with his relationships with women, and the boy decided "fuck this I'm tired of being fat," and decided to get in shape.

The boy in question is me. I have decided once and for all to rid myself of my exploding gut in recent weeks and have made an honest effort to get in shape. There is an exercise bike which I ride in my house almost every day now, and recently I have taking a liking to listening to music when I ride. Whilst looking through my New Stuff playlist I came upon Impending Doom's most recent album, There Will Be Violence. Upon listening to that album now I realize the musicianship is nothing to fawn over, and its nothing but slightly less generic deathcore, but goddamn if I didn't have the most intense workout that day listening to that album.

So, I decided to make a playlist of songs to workout to, took it for a few test runs and finalized it. The list in question contains many deathcore songs, not because I necessarily love the bands, but because the whole tough guy vocals on top of breakdowns are great for getting the blood pumping as much as I hate to admit it. The list is as follows:

Abominable Putridity - Sphacelated Nerves
The Acacia Strain - Beast
The Acacia Strain - The Impaler
After the Burial - My Frailty
After the Burial - Bread Crumbs and White Stones
All Shall Perish - When Life Meant More...
All Shall Perish - Black Gold Reign
All Shall Perish - Never... Again
All Shall Perish - Gagged, Bound, Shelved, and Forgotten
All Shall Perish - Herding the Brainwashed
All Shall Perish - Wage Slaves
All Shall Perish - There is no Business to be Done on a Dead Planet
All Shall Perish - The True Beast
At the Gates - Suicide Nation
August Burns Red - Your Little Suburbia is in Ruins
Behemoth - Slaves Shall Serve
Behemoth - Conquer All
Between the Buried and Me - (B) The Decade of Statues
The Black Dahlia Murder - Christ Deformed
The Black Dahlia Murder - I Will Return
The Black Dahlia Murder - What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse
The Black Dahlia Murder - Deathmask Divine
The Black Dahlia Murder - Climactic Degradation
The Black Dahlia Murder - Unhallowed
Born of Osiris - Elimination
Born of Osiris - Exist
Born of Osiris - Empires Erased
Born of Osiris - Open Arms to Damnation
Born of Osiris - Abstract Art
Born of Osiris - Brace Legs
Born of Osiris - Bow Down
Chimaira - Secrets of the Dead
The Contortionist - Vessel
Converge - Dark Horse
Converge - Cutter
Despised Icon - MVP
Despised Icon - All for Nothing
Despised Icon - Entre Le Bien Et Le Mal
Drewsif Stalin's Musical Endeavors - Warface
Equilibrium - Blut Im Auge
Fleshgod Apocalypse - In Honour of Reason 
Hatebreed - Doomsayer
Impending Doom - Orphans
Impending Doom - Peace Illusion
Impending Doom - The Great Fear
Impending Doom - Walking Through Fire
Impending Doom - Children of Wrath
Job For A Cowboy - Entombment of a Machine
Job For A Cowboy - Knee Deep
Job For A Cowboy - Embedded
Job For A Cowboy - Unfurling a Darkened Gospel
Krisiun - Combustion Inferno
Krisiun - Bleeding Offers
Lamb of God - Ruin
Lamb of God - Laid to Rest
Lamb of God - Now You've Got Something to Die For
Lamb of God - The Faded Line
Lamb of God - One Gun
Lamb of God - Black Label
Lamb of God - Walk With Me in Hell
Lamb of God - Redneck
Lamb of God - Beating on Death's Door
Lamb of God - Blacken the Cursed Sun
Lamb of God - In Your Words
Lamb of God - Set to Fail
Lamb of God - Reclamation 
Meshuggah - Rational Gaze
Meshuggah - Bleed
Metallica -  Whiplash
Metallica -  Hit the Lights
Metallica -  Disposable Heroes
Metallica -  Ride the Lightning
Pantera - Domination
Pantera - Revolution is My Name
Pantera - Fucking Hostile
Pantera - Rise
Periphery - The Walk
Periphery - Totala Mad
Periphery - Zyglrox
Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name
Returning We Hear the Larks - II: The First to Fall
Rings of Saturn - Abducted
Rings of Saturn - Embryonic Anomaly
Slayer - Skeleton Christ
Suffocation - Abominations Reborn
Suicide Silence - Wasted
Veil of Maya - Dark Passenger
Veil of Maya - Namaste
Whitechapel - Vicer Exciser
Whitechapel - Possession
Wolfmother - Joker and the Thief

There you have it. Put that bad boy on shuffle and you're sure to get a nice sweat going. I'm curious however, what music do you guys listen to when you workout? I'm always looking for new additions to the playlist and I'm generally interested in your guys' opinions, so comment below and I'll try to fit some of your songs into my playlist. I hope this comes in handy for any other fat metalheads aspiring to be slightly less fat metalheads.