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Miguel's B-Day Bash!

It had been so long since I’d been to a Metal show. Was the last one Bolt Thrower? Sabbath? Triptykon? I can no longer remember. After all, it’s been some time since my loved ones stuck me here in this nursing home. My exposure to Metal culture has since all but ceased. Show More Summary

That's All For Now....

... but not for good. Not that I update this wretched mess very often, but I've decided to retire this version of Metal Flows In My Veins. I'll move the whole kit and caboodle over to Word Press sometime in the hopefully not too distant...Show More Summary

Maryland Death Fest XIII

Maryland Death Fest XIII During Memorial Day weekend, MDF XIII came to pass, marking my third consecutive trip to the festival. Overall, the lineup was probably not quite as strong as those of the previous two years, but it was still a solid bill from top to bottom. Show More Summary

Electric Wizard at the Roxy

I've been horribly negligent is posting this, but Electric Wizard blew through Southern California nearly a month ago. I happened to catch their appearance at the Roxy on April 19th, and you can read my official account here at Heavy Metal at up is a short clip...... Show More Summary

The Atomic Bitchwax - Gravitron

The Atomic Bitchwax Gravitron (Tee Pee Records) By: Chris Davison Ah, a momentary respite from the unrelenting tides of heavy metal in my life. This is, improbably, the sixth full length album from the stoner rocking trio – a band who have passed my consciousness every now and then, usually in the form of tracks on compilations and the like. Show More Summary

Gruesome - Savage Land

Gruesome Savage Land (Relapse Records) By: Chris Davison Death. The band. Do you like them? Chances are, if you are perusing the words on this fine blog, you have more than a passing regard for godfathers of death metal. It’s a minor wonder, therefore, that more bands haven’t plundered the stylistic mores of such a pivotal band. Show More Summary

Obsequiae - Aria Of Vernal Tombs

Obsequiae Aria Of Vernal Tombs (20 Buck Spin) By: Chris Davison Obsequiae - not only an excellent word for using up all your vowels in a game of Scrabble - are a three piece dark metal band from Minnesota. Metal Archives tells me that...Show More Summary

Lunar Eclipse, April 4th, 2015

An early morning lunar eclipse occurred on April 4th. We've been lucky in the Western United States; this was the third total lunar eclipse visible in just the last year (actually the third of a tetrad; another lunar eclipse will occur in autumn). Show More Summary

Pig Destroyer at the Roxy

Grindcore greats Pig Destroyer recently detonated at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip (you can read my official review here). In tow were crossover/ crust/ powerviolence bands Nails, Despise You, and ACxDC. Although the undercard was a bit off of the beaten path for me, Pig Destroyer as headliners were not to be missed. Show More Summary

Visigoth "The Revenant King"

Visigoth The Revenant King (Metal Blade Records) By: Chris Davison Of all of the places I expected the none-more-true heavy metal of Visigoth to hail from, I wouldn’t have put a bet on it being Salt Lake City. Now, as an Englishman who...Show More Summary

Night Demon "Curse Of The Damned"

Night Demon Curse Of The Damned (Century Media Records) By: Chris Davison Well, I have agonised over this. I’ve had a couple of true metal albums to review of late, and I am quite a fan of the genre, to be honest. If I could communeShow More Summary

Two Big Tours

I've finally managed to get out to see a couple of concerts, both being major tours. First, a couple of weeks ago, I caught the Through Space And Grind Tour with Napalm Death and Voivod (Exhumed and Iron Reagan rounded out the underShow More Summary

Exhumed "Gore Metal - A Necrospective 1998-2015

Exhumed Gore Metal (A Necrospective 1998-2015) (Relapse Records) By: Chris Davison So, an odd one, this. As a self-confessed Carcass mega-fanboy, Exhumed were one of those bands that I absolutely loved in the late 1990s and early 2000’s, and Gore Metal, their first album, was one of my favourite records of the period. Show More Summary

Napalm Death "Apex Predator - Easy Meat"

Napalm Death Apex Predator - Easy Meat (Century Media Records) By: Chris Davison Readers may be aware of the recent furor in the media regarding the claims by Fox “News” (US) that the city of Birmingham, England, had become a haven for radical extremists bent on broadcasting their furious message. Show More Summary

Crypt Sermon "Out Of The Garden"

Crypt Sermon Out Of The Garden (Dark Descent Records) By: Chris Davison As a reviewer of advancing years and cynicism, it has been a somewhat trying couple of years for those of us with a bent towards doom metal. As with all genres of metal, once the bandwagon starts a-rolling, the general quality of output seems to drop. Show More Summary

The Crown "Death Is Not Dead"

The Crown Death Is Not Dead (Century Media Records) By: Chris Davison Ah! The re-re-return of The Crown, one of the best bands of the late nineties and the early two thousands! To say that Sweden’s The Crown have had a tortured history is a slight understatement. Show More Summary

Anguish "Mountain"

Editor: The “holidays” are over and the metal flows once again. Chris gets us going with a holdover from last year that’s sure to get your trad/ doom juices flowing. Anguish Mountain (Dark Descent Records) By: Chris Davison First, an apology is in order to the gentlemen in Anguish. Show More Summary

2014: Special Thanks...

You can find my posts on the best heavy metal albums of the year at both Heavy Metal at and at Last Rites, respectively. Special thanks…… to Stephannie for putting up with my obsession, and to my brother Skull (and the Lady Skull Kelly). Show More Summary

Chris Davison: The Year In Review

Editor: The end of the year fast approaches and my good friend Chris Davison offers up his retrospective of the year. My own retrospective will be published shortly. So, without further delay, here’s the... 2014 Countdown of Metal! By: Chris Davison This year has seen my return to reviewing after a short hiatus, courtesy of this august organ. Show More Summary

Primordial "Where Greater Men Have Fallen"

Primordial Where Greater Men Have Fallen (Metal Blade Records) By: Chris Davison I finally saw Primordial live, this year, at the Bloodstock Open Air festival. Of course, I'd seen them there before, but not before vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga had lost his voice. Show More Summary

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