Samhain: Speedy Delivery from Denmark

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Samhain were the dark children of Mercyful Fate, Celtic Frost, Master, and the entire experience of the demo-trading universe. The band was comprised of...

Oink-less Pork on Your Plate?

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Welcome to the science fiction world of future sausage...the amusing illustration above comes from a story I just wrote for Popular Mechanics about lab-grown...

1ST LISTEN: Shining, V: Halmstad (8/10)

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The litany of abusive, nasty Swedish black metal continues. In the two years since the near-masterpiece IV: The Eerie Cold, Shining has provoked the...

Insaniac: If the Straightjacket fits…

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Hailing from the same New Jersey gutters that spawned Overkill, Blessed Death, Hades and then Blood Feast, Insaniac were mid-80s thrash nuts with an...

Immortal @ Inferno 2007

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A true Easter resurrection! Here's Immortal last Good Friday night in Oslo doing "Unholy Forces of Evil" complete with hair fan, dangerous flameburst and...

Holy Truck!

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Japanese Dekotura -- "decorated truck" -- culture proves the Decepticons won the war. Now you can move into a new neighborhood in a vehicle...

Porn Orchard: Savor Forbidden Fruit

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Not exactly brutal thrashing madness, Porn Orchard were an Athens, GA, hardcore band marching under the Black Flag banner, with great lyrics about social...

Brian Walsby’s Got You Pegged

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Comic artist Brian Walsby could be the Jack T. Chick of American hardcore punk and the shaggy tendrils that came out of it --...

"Motörhead" Puppets

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Is this supposed to be the Orgasmatron-era line-up doing "Ace of Spades"? Thanks to Tim from 310!

THE RODS – Cortland, NY 2005 Reunion

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Long-overdue evidence here of the ear-shattering Winter 2005 hometown reunion gig by The Rods, featuring Ronnie Dio's cousin Rock Feinstein on guitar and vocals,...

Tony Iommi Signed My ’73 Gibson SG Special

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I had a chance to have Tony Iommi, grand wizard of the horned Gibson, sign my battered SG last year, but I passed. I...

Incinerator: Hot Hot Heat

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Global warming and 100-degree weather in the city this summer doesn't seem so bad compared to being incinerated and cremated for an eternity in...

Holy Terror: Lords of All Terror and Plagues

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Here's a sure sign of a rescue mission -- when I popped this cassette from its case, the label flew off the tape with...

Anvil Bitch: Worst…Band…Name…Ever…

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I know that's not exactly a raging recommendation, but for a time it seemed every banger on the block except me was shaking their...

Insecticide: Buggery & Thrashcore

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Jetting along with punky speed thrash in the vein of RKL, Blacktask, and hometown heroes Slayer, INSECTICIDE is a textbook example of the 1987...

Defcon: Welcome to Demo-Lition…

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The underpinnings of much of heavy metal's past are rotting away on cassette demo tapes, and we're here to help. Let the rare punk...