• Interview with SCAB + Toilet ov Hell’s Theme Song

    Welcome back to another edition of Interview with the Devil/Bump n’ Grind. Today I have a special treat for you. Much of this year we’ve been talking about our good friend Tyree and hinting at the unleashing of the Grindprophet. Well, today you finally get to hear some of Tyree’s own malicious blend of grindcore. Come with me and take a peek into the twisted mind behind Scab.

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    December 8, 2014 • Bump n' Grind, Interviews • Views: 1760

  • “Who’s Handicapped Now, Mother****ers!?” – Meet Shawn Vriezen, Deaf Metalhead

    Meet Shawn Vriezen, a lover of heavy metal with severe hearing loss. Shawn is a fixture in the Minneapolis metal scene, a dependable superfan with a beard almost as charming as his galactic bear hugs.

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    December 3, 2014 • Interviews • Views: 4490

  • Swallowing Bile: An Interview and a Review of Secluded

    Many of us have had thoughts of revenge. Someone cuts us off in traffic while text messaging behind the wheel, they veer dangerously close and cause us to have to pull sharply out of the way. An overzealous employer micromanages every minute of our day and criticizes us down to the smallest detail of our work. We are scorned in a romantic relationship by the sudden revelation of impropriety. For a brief moment, we imagine causing great bodily harm to our oppressors. Most of us would not act on these thoughts, but they are altogether very common. Sometimes these thoughts linger past fleeting moments, and we entertain the idea of revenge longer than we consider to be acceptable or practical. We become aware we shouldn’t still be feeling these thoughts, and the anxiety of this inappropriate consciousness wears on us. Tension builds. We can not escape this singular idea which has taken over our minds. We begin to plan. We begin to act. The perfect opportunity is just around the corner. Continue Reading

    December 1, 2014 • Interviews, Not Metal, Reviews • Views: 2054

  • Inter(Re)view – Lazer/Wulf: The Beast of Left and Right

    This year I discovered a mostly instrumental heavy metal band called Lazer/Wulf and instantly fell in love.  Their style is not easy to describe, and people have experienced brain implosions trying to attach a genre to the band; I’m going to skip all that and let you hear it for yourselves.  The track they previewed a few months ago is called “Beast Reality”, and I’ll share it with you first so that you can instantly fall in love too:

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    November 12, 2014 • Interviews, Reviews • Views: 1272

  • Bastard Feast: The Toilet ov Hell Interview (Plus Tour Dates!)

    Portland, Oregon’s Bastard Feast (formerly Elitist) have been making a big damn racket since releasing Osculum Infame earlier this year. Starting this week they’re gonna be taking their brand of blackened hardcore (and sometimes doom) on the road to a venue near you. We got a chance to briefly talk with guitarist Taylor Robinson of the band. Read our interview below and catch them on tour!

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    October 27, 2014 • Interviews • Views: 1240

  • Veilburner: The Toilet ov Hell Interview

    Comprised of vocalist Chrisom Infernium and multi-instrumentalist and producer Mephisto Deleterio, Veilburner featured prominently in my installment of our “Don’t Miss This” series. The Philadelphia two-piece’s debut album The Three Lightbearers seems to have gone largely under the radar, but this is a band whose voice need be heard. To that end, I put together some questions for the duo which they graciously took the time to answer.

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    October 17, 2014 • Interviews • Views: 1467

  • Archspire: The Toilet ov Hell Interview

    If for some reason you you haven’t checked out Archspire and you like tech-death, you are doing it so unbelievably wrong. The band released my favorite album in ages earlier this year in The Lucid Collective and I don’t think anything will be topping it. When Papa Joe told me that I was going to get to interview Archspire, I sat there for a bit processing what I had just read, and then I did one of these. I’m stoked to have been able to ask Archspire vocalist Oliver Rae Aleron a few questions. But enough of my fanboying, check out the interview below:

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    October 14, 2014 • Interviews • Views: 2375

  • The Vomit Arsonist: The Toilet ov Hell Interview

    For over a decade, Andrew Grant has released “obsessive, claustrophobic and manic death industrial/power electronics” as The Vomit Arsonist. I recently had the chance to talk at length with Andrew via email about the history of The Vomit Arsonist, the inspiration behind his music and his live performances.

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    October 13, 2014 • Interviews • Views: 1712

  • Patrons of the Rotting Gate: The ToH Interview

    Last year, a little known band called Patrons of the Rotting Gate dropped one of the best black metal releases of the year to significant critical acclaimThe Rose Coil was a harrowing, enthralling, and frankly ingenious declaration of dark grandeur. After I described the album as pure Lovecraftian beauty, the mastermind behind POTRG found his way to our humble bowl. I connected with Andrew Millar, and he was kind enough to grant me an interview and allow us a deeper look into the mystique of Patrons of the Rotting Gate.

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    October 8, 2014 • Interviews • Views: 2076

  • Falls of Rauros: The Toilet ov Hell Interview

    Falls of Rauros have been like a slow-motion explosion in the world of underground metal. There’s no huge fireball that annihilates everything in its path in a matter of seconds, but a slowly expanding and utterly fascinating phenomenon that shifts and changes as you stand and stare, becoming completely engulfed before you know it. They have a fantastically diverse back catalogue that has developed considerably over the years, showing just what can happen when a band isn’t tethered by trends. Their most recent effort, Believe in No Coming Shore, perfectly satisfies the continuation of that growth we’ve come to expect of Falls of Rauros. Mixing their expansive brand of black metal with classic rock, folk, and atmosphere, this Portland, Maine quartet gives us a mountain to climb with this new album (spoiler alert: this will probably be one of my favorite mountains of 2014), but the arduous climb is worth every wandering step. Founding member Aaron Charles was kind enough to chat with me and Pagliacci is Kvlt at a seedy dockside bar where we had to fight off several vagabonds for a table by the window, and we had to shout over gunfire for the duration of the entire interview via email about a few topics including the new album that’s out now on Bindrune records.

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    October 6, 2014 • Interviews, Metal, New Stuff • Views: 1486