Cremains: Warriors of Ice, The Next Generation

One of the first futuristic necro-tribes spawned in the wake of Voivod's mid-80s ascent from Montreal, the thrash squad Cremains combined the Voivod vision...

Hetfield or Hezbollah?

In honor of James Hetfield's alleged meet and greet with airport security officials in London, where the UK bombsniffers reportedly mistook his new Tom...

Possessed: “Sounds Kinda Satanic.” “Well, it is!”

Possessed: "Sounds Kinda Satanic." "Well, it is!"

Shining Schuldiner

"Some of you might not know this, but we have a new record out on Combat Records. It's all about corrupt religion. This is...

Assassin: “Deathly Pain to Frau Krause”

I don't know who Frau Krause is, or Herr Keul or Frau Schultz, but they must be pretty horrible people to deserve wishes of...

Forty Tons of Steel + Fire

The Serpent Mother is a 168-foot, 40-ton sculpture of steel and fire that shoots a multicolored 50-foot pillar of flame from its cute little...

Dead Horse: Death Hears This Dead Horse Demo

The Bang! Bang! demo rescue pile is tall and diverse, filled with early appearances of famous metal characters, integral puzzle pieces of dark history,...

"Metal Al Piso"

Jaime writes: "METAL AL PISO -- This is the expression that we use here, in Bogota, Colombia, to express that someone like me loves...

Cyclone: Belgian Blurr

What's that thing hanging out in the middle of Cyclone's logo - a bloody disembodied foxtail? As this speed metal thresher worked its way...

Everybody Wants Some

Sheeyit...it's finally happening. My Van Halen history, Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga, will be published in hardcover on August 24. That above...

Medieval: Bid Your Balls Farewell!

The fine burgermeister of Good Bad Music has saved me some trouble by uploading "All Knobs to the Right," the legendary second demo by...

Quivering Evil Arabic Sideshow Geek

As CREEPY as this caged Middle Eastern crippled shaking ghost snake is, the sudden lurch into an ad for "6b6b.com" might be the worst...

BLOODY ROOTS Presents: Demo-lition 3

This week's episode of BLOODY ROOTS, my weekly heavy metal history show on Sirius Hard Attack, is based entirely on demos digitized for this...

Accept: Hi-Dee-Demo-Hi-Da…

Just a quick note to point out that crazy Accept archive Schlared.com has posted the German juggernaut's 1982 production demos for Restless & Wild....

Ice Age: Sugar and Spice, and Everything Ice

I'm putting together a Women in Metal episode of my Bloody Roots show for Sirius later this month, listening to lots of Gallhammer, Détente,...

Go Directly to Superjail

Another guy named Christe who lives in my neighborhood is responsible for this unending spree of pain and violence, and it's soon to be...

Death Metal Energy Drink?

Luckily I don't speak Spanish very well, so I don't understand the description of what Tormenta is supposed to do. Make the drinker vomit...

Incubus: Were They Morbid? Yes.

Of course this isn't the boy band Incubus, but it isn't the Louisiana act now known as Opprobrium, either. Briefly the scourge of Tampa,...

Devastation: A Re-Re-Creation of Ripping Death

Now here's a band whose head is screwed onto their legacy right. Devastation from Chicago didn't make as much headway as the Texas-based Slayer...

Pimping the Ride of the Valkyries

What the fukkin-fukkity-fukk-fukk? Cheery black metal Swedes get their Audi adjusted by crunk king Lil Jon. LJ: "Where's your antenna?" CBMS: "We went to the forest...