The weekend came and left in a jiff. Beyond many a hangover and betrayed diet in its forsaken path, there also shined a shiny
demon bottle containing several enticing pieces of new information inside. More so if you like thrash metal. Or making fun of Dave Mustaine.
Welcome to another Toilet Tuesday, fellow toileteers! This has already been a pretty strong week for new releases, but it appears that the backlog gods have decided to show mercy this week. There isn’t a whole lot of extraordinary new material, but what’s good is really good. Karhu, W, and I have picked our favorites. Now, dive into that list below and feel free to tell us how much we suck for missing one of those hidden gems. Have at it!
No, don’t bother. Closing your eyes is futile. The thin veil of your eyelids is a useless measure against the impossible light that will envelop you. The blinding, merciless light has no source, it simply is. Bear witness to the swirls of violet, chartreuse, and gold dancing madly within the electromagnetic monolith transfixing your gaze upon itself. Bask in sublime agony as your eyes succumb to the incalescence and sublimate into the white-hot aether surrounding you. Keep this image in your mind as the rest of your body also fades into the whiteness, embracing the heat, embracing the light, and ceasing to distance its individual molecules from the infinite photons that now ravage your vaporous corpus.
…Or just listen to Sarpanitum‘s new record Blessed Be My Brothers (Willowtip Records), which as far as I can tell is effectively the same experience. If you only like your death metal grim and bleak, look elsewhere. Blessed is of course brutal, but also colorful, psychedelic, and fiercely beautiful. Continue Reading
Back in August we asked you to help us find the best unsigned bands in America. After listening to hundreds of submissions, we finally narrowed down our pick for the most morally bankrupt state in the union. The best band in Nevada is Elephant Rifle.
Sup. Welcome to first ever Sunday riff of the week. There’s no real reason behind this other than I ate so much tikki masala that I actually lost track of what day it was. If any of you are ever in the area, Indian food is on me. I don’t mean I’ll pay for your Indian food, I mean that more often than not, I am rubbing Indian food onto my body. Continue Reading