Ah yes, Black Metal, the undisputed industry leader in the one-person-performs-all-of-the-music subgenre.
Not sure why that is, but it seems like you can’t swing a dead cat in a burned down church without hitting seemingly dozens of these acts. One of the latest of these projects to hit my desk is Washington’s Hulder with Verses in Oath (20 Buck Spin).Continue reading →
We end the year on a chaser episode. Who are the Big Four of Death Metal? If Death Metal had a Mount Rushmore, what bands would be on it? Nik and Keefy rank the best Death Metal bands of all time, checking down from a list of about 30 bands!
The first full-length album from Seattle’s Greyhawk is a particularly interesting iteration of the NWOTHM scene. A focus on hooky songwriting with an epic tone makes for easy comparisons to such contemporaries as Visigoth and Traveler as the production carries a polished sheen similar to the likes of Haunt or Idle Hands. While these factors would initially suggest that the band is just another notch in a long line of derivatives, they find a lot of ways to set themselves apart on Keepers Of The Flame (Fighter Records).
According to the Associated Press, all four members of Decapitated plead not guilty this morning to the charges of kidnapping and raping a woman after their recent show in Spokane, Washington. Continue reading →
As we reported yesterday, all four members of Decapitated were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a woman following their recent show in Spokane, Washington. The case is currently under investigation by the department’s Special Victims Unit, and shocking new details have emerged. According to new court documents obtained by The Spokesman-Review, the woman said she was gang-raped by all four members of the band in the bathroom of their tour bus. Continue reading →