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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

Midnite Communion II: Out of the Woods

Bands: Cough, INVDRS, Atriarch, and SorxeVenue: The Complex, Glendale, CaliforniaDate: November 15th, 2014Midnite Collective and the Bitchcraft Trading Post recently teamed up to produce a combination doom metal concert and pagan-themed arts and crafts show at the Complex in Glendale, California. Show More Summary

Two Concerts

A brief look at a couple of recent concerts. I took in the second night of Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats' back to back performances at the Roxy in West Hollywood late last month (my official writeup at Heavy Metal at can be found here), and then, an Halloween of all nights, the King Diamond Tour dropped in on The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Chris Davison Reviews Albums From Fen And Bog Oak

Thanks to the mighty powers of album allocation, I have a brace of reviews for you this week, based around all things swampy. For non-British folks out there, a “fen” is a piece of flat, reclaimed swampland. It is also a large expanse...Show More Summary

Two Eclipses

Through the beauty of celestial mechanics, the western United States was perfectly positioned to catch not one, but two, spectacular wonders. A total lunar eclipse graced our skies early in the morning of October 8 th, only to be followed two weeks later by a partial solar eclipse, granting Los Angeles about 45% coverage. Show More Summary

The Return of Chris Davison

My good friend Chris Davison from on the other side of the pond has been kind enough to contribute a couple of reviews. In this installment, he looks at Death Penalty, one of the bands to form from the remains of the mighty Cathedral, and Wolf, a long running retro-trad band with a new album. Show More Summary

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

Just a short clip from their appearance at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. October 12th, 2014. Subscribe in a reader

Exumer, Sadistic Intent, Merciless Death, and Morbid Saint at the Avalon

Bands: Exumer, Sadistic Intent, Merciless Death, and Morbid SaintVenue: The Avalon, Hollywood, CaliforniaDate: September 28th, 2014 If there ever was a show that could be described as a "one off", this show headlined by Exumer is definitely it. Show More Summary

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