Date: 2013 12 01
Venue: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
Carcass is undisputably one of the cornerstones in the evolution of grindcore and extreme metal, and their first albums ripped new a-holes to a whole generation of unknowing metalheads that newer knew what hit them. Of course, honour & glory goes out to John Peel that played Carcass on his BBC radio show, but the evidence remains loud and clear: Carcass has a real solid catalogue of heavy-as-fuck songs that would convince even deaf people that metal is sovereign as a higher form of art. Add the gory covers and the lyrical intricacies, and yes, you have a winner.
After years in the depths of oblivion, Carcass slowly began doing reunion shows, and all of a sudden there was an album circulating the digital heap of junk (aka ‘internet’). I mean, I’m still listening to Heartwork with a smile on my face, and here’s this new album? Surgical Steel? Sounds familiar and contingent to the Carcass stylesheet. Well, you probably got suckerpunched as much as any of us: The album was decent. Hell, it was above decent, and it delivered the signature melodic riffs like a motherfucker, gurgling vocals and blastbeats like clockwork. It was all good.
Just scramble your brains and die…or better yet plug your self into the new split from Wolfe & Sete Star Sept then die. For just over 8 minutes, both bands will cave in your skull with the weight of their terrorizing audio assault that takes place while listening to this split. Check it out – you can blast the stream below then download this bastard for free!!!
Holy Things are For the Holy, the latest EP from Ontario grind/noise collective Column of Heaven, is about as subtle as a spoonful of steel wool. It’s a slow, painful bite and an alarming swallow. It travels throughout you, leaving scars and marks, and coming out unchanged; but fully changing you.
This might just be the longest mixtape ever made, and it has been created by ANbRx, aka Agoraphobic Nosebleed. It’s yours for free – over 11 1/2 hours of experimental sonic DMT…follow the link below!
“The Minutes Felt Like Hours” was recorded in one take 11/9/2013 Produced by J. Randall for the ANbRx Pharmaceuticals group llc. Because of its length (over 11.5 hours) the file size for this recording was just too large to master and as result is relatively quiet, please adjust the volume on your system audio player as needed. This recording was inspired by the shifting visual geometry and time. distortion one can experience from smoking N,N-Dimethyltryptamine.
Right now I’m driving this car called life, and everything around is closing in on me. I feel like I need a release for these unwanted emotions. So I crank up the new DRUGS OF FAITH EP Architectural Failures that will be released on Nov. 26th via Malokul! Over the course of four songs, this band will have the ghost of our human condition knocking on your skull. CVLT Nation is ultra hyped to be streaming Architectural Failures in full below!
Wow…this is a fucking classic…REPULSION live in a basement, and the year was 1987. Nuff said…now fucking head bang and wish you born in the 70′s!
Theories Interviews Sorrower
When did Sorrower become a band?
We became a band when all our old bands broke up.
When did Sorrower finally stop being a band?
Shortly after we started.
Do you like Metallica?
Of course, James Hetfield is probably my biggest vocal influence. If you listen closely, you can hear to “oohah” that I add on to the end of every line of lyrics.
Sorrower Interviews Theories
1. Are you mad that your band is not listed on metal-archives.com?
Joe: What’s metal-archives?
What are your thoughts on all the bands jumping on the HM2 bandwagon?
Seems as though every year there is a new bandwagon to jump on that’s cool for the year. I try not to notice, hopefully grindcore will be the new hip thing soon so we can sell some merch.
How long has Joe been growing his dreads?
Since before most of the kids that read metal archives and play HM2s were born.
The Southwest Terror Fest is almost upon us, and today we’re getting you ready for it with a killer mixtape from Los Angeles’ infamous ACxDC. Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CXXIV ACxDC was curated by Sergio Amalfitano and it’s an A to Z of what you need to listen to!
I’ve been going to shows since about 98-99. Ever since I started going I’ve been collecting vinyl and taking in as many shows as I could within my means. It’s a little bit difficult coming up with a mixtape when I just want to share my entire music library from the last 15 years of gathering music. Hell half the music I have isn’t on a computer. So I narrowed it down to some stuff I think either are basics everyone into extreme music should know or are overlooked gems that might not see too much exposure. Its an eclectic mix of grind, sludge, hardcore, thrash, d-beat, powerviolence, etc. Some of it’s old, some of it’s new. Either way this gives you a pretty decent incite into what I’m into. Its what happens when you grow in a scene like LA.