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Fun fact – all three of these bands have only been reviewed once before on this here show.  Weird right?  They (and we) have been going so long, you’d think it would have worked out differently.  They are here now, though, and I guess that is all that matters, right?


Dark Tranquillity Atoma (Century Media)
Testament The Brotherhood of the Snake (Nuclear Blast)
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis (Relapse)

First Impression:
Hollow Earth – “The Harbinger of Existence” taken from Dead Planet out December 12, 2016 from Good Fight Music

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Refreshed and reenergized, Nick and Brian return for another week Metal goodness. This time around, there are five new releases to analyze; some came out last week, some drop this week, but they all range from solid to fantastic…in our humble opinions, that is.  We also have yet a mother live review from Brian’s recent throwdown in NYC.  There’s a whole lot to get to, so you should probably stop reading this and start listening to the show.  Seriously…stop reading.  We’re done here.


Reviews: Cleanteeth – Pushing Rope (Dullest); Death Angel – The Dream Calls for Blood (Nuclear Blast); Protest the Hero – Volition (Razor & Tie); Thira – Vein I: Varying States of Decay (independent); Trivium – Vengeance Falls (Roadrunner)

Live Reviews: Lamb of GodKillswitch EngageTestamentHuntress @ Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on  October 25, 2013

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Kyle is still missing, and, as usual, we have some more new music reviews. However none of that is important this week. This week, we have an exclusive interview with Chris “OJ” Ojeda, frontman and co-founder of the recently reformed BYZANTINE.  Making this even more special is that this is OJ’s first official interview since band’s reformation!  OJ discusses the band’s split, how they reunited, signing with Gravedancer Records, and he reveals the scheduled release date of their forthcoming, self-titled album.


Reviews: Dew-Scented – Icarus; King of Asgard – …To NorthNachtmystium – Silencing Machine

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After last week’s massive brawl, Kyle got fed up with how things were going and left Nick and Brian to handle the show on their own.  Actually, no, that isn’t really true; Kyle is not here this week, but that is because life got in the way, and he is apparently too busy and important to record.  So, your other two (arguably better) hosts take you through some new album reviews, a look back of some of the bigger headlines from the last week, and close out the show with a rundown of the many tours traversing the country in the next two months.  And, as fair warning, there are a lot of tours coming around, so start scrounging for change in the couch cushions and cut your drinking down (just a little).


Reviews: Gaza – No Absolutes in Human Suffering; Testament – Dark Roots of EarthVanisher – Unbound

With only a few major releases to cover this week, it it being the middle(ish) of the year, we decided to tease our end-of-the-year list extravaganza with a look at what we have as early contenders.  Our personal lists vary quite a bit, and for some (like Brian) there are going to be many releases that need to be weeded through before the lists are made.  However, I think we all agreed that The Devastated put out the worst album of the year so far…and God help us if something worse comes out.  Anyway…to top off this week’s show, we also take a little look into the future, previewing some songs off of some forthcoming albums.


Reviews: Nile – At the Gates of Sethu Periphery – Periphery II

Singles: As I Lay Dying – Cauterize”; Katatonia – “Dead Letters”; Testament – “True American Hate”