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Featured Old Man Metal Rates: "Burn It All!" Edition
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Possessor - Gravelands (2019) 4/5 stars. Gravelands is the fourth LP from London's Possessor: six tracks of ace stoner/sludge bookended by an intro and an atmospheric reprise whose common aural element— crackling flames— is a great metaphor for the overall driven feel of this album. From the opening Motörhead bass chug, there is no letup until the final track, an eight-minute-plus mammoth, hallucinatory trek through sand-blasted wastelands that caps a run of five mid-length, mid-...
Old Man Metal's Musings, Capsaicin Apocalypse
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Join Pulpit of Doom and Screamin Demon host Old Man Metal on the fourth episode of his solo podcast as he takes on a Carolina Reaper deathchip in the Paqui One Chip Challenge. Will he survive? Tune in and find out! Featuring Sun Grown Lager from Sycamore Brewing.
Featured Old Man Metal Rates: "All Out Of Candy" Edition
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A few collected thoughts on the latest from Inert, Ribspreader, Tomb Mold and Enforced, and a 2014 release from Maat.
Featured Top Ten Stories For The Week
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE TOWN of WHOREDITCH; HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-DARBY, On Thursday the 14th, Friday the 15th AND Saturday the 16th of September. In the 26th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER VII. for the Year 1752. BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Honourable Robert Johnstone , Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the TOWN of WHOREDITCH. LONDON: Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe...
Featured Top Ten Stories For The Week
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15 May 1873 Pineleaf It is with heavy heart that I buried my beloved wife today, turning my back on the last vestiges of happiness in my life and setting myself to squarely and resolutely face the years that stretch before me like a lonely, dust-choked track road. Of all of the pain and miseries that I have seen in the past ten years— the internecine violence and destruction of the late struggle between the States, the loss of our son Caleb, my own father's passing— none have cut me to the...
Old Man Metal's Musings, Episode 3
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Join Pulpit of Doom and Screamin Demon host Old Man Metal on the third episode of his solo podcast as he looks at knife steel, Powder Metallurgy steels, Böhler M390 stainless steel and the Benchmade Nakamura 484S folding blade knife. Featuring the return of the show intro, and Old Tuffy American lager from New Belgium.
Featured Top Ten Stories For The Week
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I didn't ask for her to walk into my life. Dames like her, they always show up uninvited. This one was nuts, but she had a good story. Nice gams, too. What the hell. A guy like me can't be too choosy. You get rousted from enough agencies for liking the bottle too much during the day, you end up solo in a dingy third-floor walk-up office, taking whatever jobs you can get. None of what she told me made a lot of sense. Her sort usually don't, but this felt... different. Different enough to...
Featured Top Ten Stories For The Week, 8/24/19
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Life's a bitch, so there's that. This past week... worse than a bitch. I said I didn't want to go into the house— wouldn't go into the house— but no one listened. As usual. Fucking assholes. There were seven of them. This was the third week in a row that we'd had more than five; I don't know if this is the new thing, but I don't like it. Not one fucking bit. Makes it too hard to maneuver when things go to shit. We almost bit it last week because @ghosttruck...
Featured Old Man Metal Rates: "Watch The World Burn" Edition
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A few collected thoughts on the latest from Lowest Creature, Deathswarm, Rammstein, Beheaded and Needless.
Featured Old Man Metal Rates: "Bang! You're Dead" Edition
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A few collected thoughts on the latest from Legion of the Damned, Gods Forsaken, Ares Kingdom, Fetid and Goregäng.
Featured Album of the Year: Midyear Check-In
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It's a bit over halfway through the year, so I thought I'd take a quick look at the frontrunners in the perennial race for Album of the Year. So far, the Top 5 is a battle between death metal (2 albums) and black/thrash (2 albums), with death/thrash staking out a piece of territory as well. Two of the bands are fairly new, one is pretty well-established, and two are *really* old-school. Of course, it's only August, so things are subject to change, but the fact that these albums are in the...
Old Man Metal's Musings, Episode 2
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Join Pulpit of Doom and Screamin Demon host Old Man Metal on the second episode of his solo podcast as he looks at the 2016 release of Founders KBS imperial stout and the top 5 current contenders for Metal Album of the Year for 2019: Ravenous Death (black/death), Warfist (black/thrash), Okkultist (death), Legion of the Damned (death/thrash) and Usurper (black/thrash). Includes an update on new gear, the upcoming Benchmade Nakamura episode, and video shoutouts to Founders Brewing Company and...
Mosh-Pit Oral During Behemoth's Set At Roskilde Festival
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Behemoth frontman Nergal posted Snapchat video of a fan getting oral from his better half, also presumably a fan, in the pit during Saturday Night's set at the Roskilde Festival. Nergal added "But in my almost 30 year carieer I've NEVER seen a couple making out right in front of stage in the epicenter of the fuckin' pit! Holy shit! Half naked lady was kneeling in front of half naked dude blowing him for good 5-10 minutes while he was raising fists and singing along to our love songs! How...
Old Man Metal's Musings, Episode 1 Afterword
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Have a beer with Pulpit of Doom and Screamin Demon host Old Man Metal in his video premiere as he looks back at the first episode of his solo podcast: how it came to be, the good, the bad, and the future of Old Man Metal's Musings. Includes video shoutouts to Burial Beer Company, Hey!Beer bottle shop and #UnitedMetalForces. Show beer: Shadowclock Pilsner by Burial Beer Company - Asheville, NC. A crisp, lightish German Pilsner that drinks like a Czech Pilsner. Sweetish cookie-dough malt and...
Old Man Metal's Musings, Episode 1
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Join Pulpit of Doom and Screamin Demon host Old Man Metal on the premiere episode of his solo podcast as he looks at five of his favorite songs from 2018: hardcore/black/thrash from Poland's Mentor, old-school Swedish death metal from Feral, a blend of old-school Swedish and American brutal/tech death metal from Finland's Wrathrone, the title track from Unleashed's 2018 release The Hunt for White Christ, and some sweet Russian black/crust/death courtesy of Hekata...
Featured MusicIP Mixer: Playlist Generator Extraordinaire
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I listen to a lot of music. Specifically, I spend a lot of time listening to metal. How I listen to it depends on where I am. Under normal home-listening circumstances, I generally prefer to listen to full albums from start to finish. That's how the band gave their music to the world; the particular ordering of the songs, and thus the flow of the album, is a part of what they created. When I'm at home, I have— at least when I'm not displaced due to hurricane damage— all of my CDs at my...
New Release Ramón Martos' "...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers - Volume 2" Released
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Metal journalist Ramón "Oscuro" Martos has released the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2015's ...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers, which was a beautiful, limited-edition exploration of the genesis and execution of the cover artwork of more than 55 metal albums, both classic and contemporary. Printed in a limited run of 300 copies by indie publisher Dark Canvas, the first volume included over 450 color graphics and behind-the-scenes information taken from...
Video: A Bit Of Beer, A Bit Of Blood, A Bit Of Dropkick Murphys
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What's a St. Patrick's Day celebration without a little blood? Dropkick Murphys kicked off the St. Patty's weekend with a bit of blood during their annual Boston show. The event happened at the House of Blues. As is typical affair for these type of shows, bassist/singer Ken Casey handed a fan his mic. The fan refused to give the mic back, so a tussle ensued. Video footage shows that some blood had been shed.
Featured Steel Panther Release New "Poontang Boomerang" Effects Pedal, Outrage To Follow
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The most recent Steel Panther effects pedal release proves once again that PC narrow-mindedness and knee-jerk Social Justice Warrior outrage can easily be exploited for tons of free publicity by even obvious trolling. Steel Panther's first effects pedal, the Pussy Melter, started life as a TonePrint guitar effect patch marketed by TC Electronics and designed by them and Steel Panther's guitarist Satchel. It was described in marketing literature as a "delay tone... as wet as the ladies on...
New Release Megadeth To Release 35th Anniversary Graphic Novel With Heavy Metal Magazine
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Thrash titans Megadeth have a 35th anniversary greatest-hits set coming out on March 22nd, and it is a monster. Clocking in at35 tracks, Warheads On Foreheads is a weighty 3-CD retrospective that spans their entire career. Not content with that, Megadeth frontman/founder Dave Mustaine has teamed up with the graphic novel heavyweights at Heavy Metal Magazine to create a behemoth graphic anthology that explores "the universe of Megadeth and its harrowed mascot, Vic Rattlehead"...