PODCAST: Episode 486 – Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) on His “Marked Cards And Loaded Dice” Album


Steve Austin is a name synonymous with underground metal. Through his three-decade-plus career with Today Is The Day, as well as his countless production credits on albums both genre-defining and extremely heavy, such as Deadguy, Converge, Unsane, former Dead Kennedys vocalist Jello Biafra, and Lamb Of God, Steve continues to help evolve the sound of metal. But through it all, Steve is still evolving himself as an artist too, as evidenced by his new project inspired by Classic Outlaw Country! Steve dropped his first single so far gone and his upcoming full-length album, “Marked Cards And Loaded Dice” has been announced, with more details to follow. Reviews editor Tom Osman is back to interview this legend about this new direction, his first gig in the books, and the myriad of other projects in the works, soon to be revealed.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Full Of Hell – Coagulated Bliss


Maryland’s Full of Hell are not fucking about. 6 studio albums, 5 collaboration albums, 9 EPs, 8 splits, and 4 live albums in 15 years, and with their latest album Coagulated Bliss (Closed Casket Activities), the band continues to demonstrate their refusal to stand still. Continue reading


Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) Shares Studio Performance Video for “So Far Gone” – Solo Album Coming Soon



Steve Austin, the founding vocalist/guitarist for Today Is The Day and renowned engineer of Austin Enterprise studio, has started a new chapter, with his classic outlaw country/bluegrass act. Work is well underway on the first album from this solo project, Marked Cards And Loaded Dice, and a studio performance of the track “So Far Gone” has now surfaced. Catch the video of Austin and his band playing the song below, and find more information.
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ALBUM REVIEW: meth. – SHAME


Hey kids! Do you like having a really bad time? Well, meth. are here to grind your face right down into the dirtiest pit of despair (or possibly drag you down into the pit of despair they already found themselves in). And they look like such a carefree bunch in their promo photos!Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical 161: D.R.I. – “Crossover” Reviewed – A Landmark for Thrash Metal


In our third episode on Dirty Rotten Imbeciles a.k.a. – D.R.I., Nik of Glacially Musical and Keefy of GhostCultMag.com discuss the music and impact of “Crossover!” The album was so killer, they named a Thrash Metal subgenre after it! Nik got a haircut and had no vinyl to check this week. Keefy felt festive, but Nik wasn’t having it!
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Today Is The Day to Reissue Classics “Supernova” and “Today Is The Day” LPs on SuperNova Records in January


Following the release of their acclaimed No Good To Anyone LP, released through BMG in February of 2020, Today Is The Day founder Steve Austin used the downtime of the COVID-19 lockdowns to secure the rights to every one of the band’s albums, relaunching his SuperNova Records label. With the entire catalog now under one roof, the label reissued the band’s entire back-catalog digitally and began rolling out additional Today Is The Day recordings, rare gems, previously unreleased material, and more, and began repressing the catalog in updated physical incarnations, leading with last year’s reissue of the seminal 1994 album Willpower.

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EP REVIEW: Portrayal of Guilt – Devil Music


 

On Devil Music (out now on Run For Cover Records) Austin, Texas three-piece Portrayal of Guilt up the ante with a thirty-minute barrage of inventively malevolent extreme metal, firmly achieving what they’ve hinted at on recent releases: greatness.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Liturgy – 93696


When it comes to describing 93696 (Thrill Jockey), the latest album by Liturgy, one could just as well start by describing what this album is not. It is not a record to easily put on in the background and definitely not a go-to if you want to reduce your anxiety. Pretty much the opposite is true. This is a record screaming in your ears for attention, that induces anxiety all along the way.

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Hellfest 2023 Books Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge, and More


After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.

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INTERVIEW: Jesse Matthewson of KEN Mode Discusses “Null”


 

Like a deadly, grizzled beast that lurks in the shadows, KEN Mode emerges every few years with a new record, tearing off limbs as it goes, before skulking back into its pit. With September 23rd seeing the release of Null, on Artoffact Records — the band’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2018’s Loved — founder and singer/guitarist Jesse Matthewson talks about the new record and what keeps the KEN Mode fires burning. Continue reading