Hit the Road, Jack

Hey, we have three brand new albums again!  Imagine that…  Also, as promised last week, we have a rundown of all the tours in progress or coming around soon.  Well, not all of them.  I realized we missed at least two (and apparently got a few other pieces of information wrong…but that is the Internet’s fault), but that has all been fixed in the list below, so that counts for something.  Right? RIGHT?  That’s what I thought.


Obscura Akróasis (Relapse)
Textures Phenotype (Nuclear Blast)
Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash (Relapse)

w/start dates

  • Cradle of Filth, Ne Obliviscaris, Butcher Babies
  • Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Delain
  • Cannibal Corpse Obituary w/ CryptopsyAbysmal Dawn  started 2/12
  • The Sword w/ Royal Thunder (3/20-4/16), Purson (5/7-28) 3/20
  • Intronaut, Scale the Summit, North 3/15
  • Unearth w/ Ringworm, Fit for an Autopsy (3/18-4/1), Reflections, Culture Killer (4/2-15) Great American Ghost (3/18-4/1), Hollow Earth (4/2-15)
  • Norma Jean w/ He is Legend, Forevermore, Rival Choir 3/25
  • Amon Amarth w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus 4/7
  • The Black Dahlia Murder (playing Unhallowed in its entirety) w/ Fallujah, Disentomb 4/8
  • Kvelertak w/ Torche, Wild Throne 4/12
  • Lamb of God w/ Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity 4/30
  • Hatebreed w/ Devildriver, Devil You Know (5/13-6/4), Act of Defiance (6/5-11) 5/13
  • Fear Factory (playing Remanufacture in its entirety) w/ Soilwork

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Don’t Make Your Year End Lists Quite Yet

Well,  if you listened to these already, the go ahead.  If you have not hear these releases, we suggest you listen to this episode before you make your top picks for 2015. Spoiler alert: At least one of these is changing out lists.


Pronostic An Atomic Decision
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things (Century Media)
Cryptopsy The Book of Suffering: Tome 1
YautjaSongs of Lament (Forcefield)

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Two weeks away from hitting our first anniversary, we hit the big 5-0!  So what did we do for it?  Absolutely nothing special.  We didn’t wanna, um, blow our load to early, so we keep things status quo this week bringing you some more new reviews, biased ranting, and constant disagreeing. Speaking of biases, you’ll also quickly see how this week’s album choices are definitely not favorable to 2/3 of the hosts…but, if you have been listening, you can probably already tell who they are.


Reviews: Hooded Menace Effigies Of Evil, CryptopsyCryptopsy, Ex DeoCaligula, WodensthroneCurse

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After a two week absence…which includes last week’s episode with our awesome Byzantine interview…Kyle returns to the fold and brings the show back to normal. In this more normal episode, we give our bias-even-though-we-try-not-to-be opinions on four new albums and four yet-to-be-released albums, which we preview through new singles. Oh, and we also briefly discuss the most batshit crazy asshat in Metal, Dave Mustaine.  (And Dave…just like the mass shootings, this discussion about your ridiculousness was NOT staged.)


Reviews: Dust Bolt – Violent Demolition; Ephel Duath – On Death and CosmosThe Faceless – AutotheismSophicide – Perdition of the Sublime

First Impressions: Cryptopsy – “Two Pound Torch”; Car Bomb – “Third Revelation”; Hooded Menace – “Summoned into Euphoric Madness”; Witchcraft – “Ghosts House”

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