arsonists get all the girls

Creeping ever closer to our hundredth episode, we bring you another week of new releases, head-bangin’ tunes, and no Rock(jock). Amongst the business-as-usual, we have a live review of the Summer Slaughter tour stop in NYC and another entry into our ever-growing (Side)Showcase with Progressive Metal Bostonians Lattermath.  Also, for those of you who think Brian doesn’t go low enough with his ratings as often as he should, make sure you listen here to find out which of these albums gets added to that short list.

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Reviews: Arsonists Get All The Girls – Listen to the ColorDeadlock  – The Arsonists (Napalm); Exhumed – Necrocracy (Relapse); Revocation – Revocation (Relapse)

(Side)Showcase: Lattermath

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As you might be able to gather from the episode title and a discussion at the beginning of last week’s episode, a certain someone is back on the show this week, and as always, is firing on all cylinders…however few he may have. Fear not, though, as Nick and Brian are still here to try to reign him in and keep things as normal as possible.  Love or hate him, you should stick around for the new music that goes along with our five album reviews, as well as our rundown of a few first impressions.

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Reviews: All Pigs Must Die – Nothing Violates This Nature (Southern Lord); Black Tusk  – Tend No Wounds (Relapse); Evan Brewer – Your Itinerary (Sumerian); Karnivool – Asymmetry (Workhorse); Last Chance to Reason – Level 3 (Prosthetic)

First Impressions:

Arsonists Get All The Girls – “Play the Sheep” from Listen to the Color out independently on August 1st
Watain – “The Child Must Die” from The Wild Hunt out August 20th via Century Media
Tyr – “Blood of Heroes” from Valkyrja out September 17 via Metal Blade
GWAR – “Madness at the Core of Time” from Battle Maximus out September 17 via Metal Blade
Safety Fire – “Yellowism” from Mouth of Swords out September 3rd via Inside Out Music

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Sorry for this being late.  Sometimes life just gets in the way a little bit…

…as another example of that, breaking his streak, the one and only Rock(jock) has yet again gone AWOL.  But, as always, the ever-present Nick and Brian are here to guide you through the newest in heavy.  This week brings the usual reviews…complete with music for each of them…, a slew of new First Impressions and a live review of the Killswitch Engage tour that recently hit NYC.

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Reviews: Children of Bodom – Halo of Blood (Nuclear Blast); Incendiary  Cost of Living (Closed Casket Activities); Ramming Speed – Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die (Prosthetic); Your Chance to Die  The American Dream (Red Cord Records)

First Impressions: The Absence – “Oceans”; Arsonists Get All the Girls – “Beast Fist”; Enter Shikari – “Radiate”; letlive. – “Banshee (Ghost Fame)”; Like Moths to the Flame – “I Solemnly Swear”; Nine Inch Nails – “Come Back Haunted”; Palms – “Future Warrior”;  Sirenia – “Seven Widows Weep”

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