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  • Free Metal Detector: Jute Gyte – The Sparrow EP

    Adam Kalmbach once again welcomes us into the fractured landscape of his deranged mind.

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    March 30, 2017 • Nerd Shit, New Stuff • Views: 73

  • YouTube Comment Roulette

    There is a hell. It’s real. I’ve seen it. I’ve lived in it. I’ve spent countless hours wandering through its vast wastes, battling the foul and misshapen creatures that reside in its most malignant corners. Yes my friends, there is a hell and I have seen it. It’s on YouTube. It’s called the comments section.

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    March 30, 2017 • Lolbuttz, Nerd Shit • Views: 343

  • Go See Kong: Skull Island

    The giant monster movie revival is in full swing, and this Spring’s latest entry is a doozie. If you’ve seen one of the other three(!) King Kong reboots, you may think you know what to expect from Skull Island. Forget that. Skull Island delivers a nominally fresh take on the giant ape that is as much a love letter to the kaiju genre as it is a big-budget action blowout. If you have even a passing interest in big hairy apes battling big lizards and rogue military elements, go see this movie.

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    March 29, 2017 • Nerd Shit, Not Metal • Views: 517

  • Tag Diving: Cybergrind

    Why did I think this was a good idea? Continue Reading

    March 29, 2017 • Metal, Nerd Shit • Views: 570

  • The Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda, and the Power of Video Games

    I was six years old when I got my Nintendo 64. I had all the classic games: GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie, Star Fox, Donkey Kong 64, every single game with Mario or Bros in the title, and way too many more to list. You name it and I pretty much had it. That’s the console that got me hooked on gaming for the rest of my life, and I know I’m not the oldest gamer here on the Toilet. I’m sure many members of our community remember getting hooked on the SNES, the original NES, SEGA consoles, or even various arcade cabinets from the “Golden Age.” I’m not ignorant of history. I’ve done my research and even gone back and played many of those classic games. For me, however, it’s the Nintendo 64 that started my obsession with vidya. Slight problem: at six years old, I was pretty shitty at most of the games.

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    March 21, 2017 • Nerd Shit, Opinion, Video Games • Views: 938

  • Artistic Individuality and Breaking the Rules

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    In the spring of 2013 I was honoured to be able to work with Dr. Daniel Brophy on his doctoral thesis. The project he created, called 30 Immolated; 16 Returned, was a musical interpretation of the Marquis De Sade‘s famous work: The 120 Days of Sodom, as well as its infamous film adaptation, Salo. For those of you curious about the project, you can find the entire doctoral thesis (as well as performance clips of the project) here. As a member of 30;16 I was named an Artist in Residence at the University of Alberta for the Spring 2013 term. During this period, I gave a presentation at the university in our research studio on how to retain artistic individuality in multiple musical projects.

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    March 15, 2017 • Nerd Shit, Not Metal, Opinion • Views: 902

  • Sunday Sesh: A Book of Creatures is perfect metal lyrical fodder.

    As a young boy who spent most of his afternoons in the woods, I found myself enamored at a young age with cryptids. There was just something so mysterious and seductive about the idea of a mysterious hairy hominid lurking somewhere on Pikes Peak, so constantly reading about mythological beasts and nightmares from folklore seemed only a natural progression from the dinosaur books that comprised most of my collection. As I got older, that childlike naivete regarding the possibility of the Loch Ness Monster may have evaporated, but my bemusement with the monsters of legend that have shaped our common experience and pop culture has never disappeared. Yesterday, I stumbled upon an excellent online resource dedicated to compiling all of the great monsters of legend, myth, and tall tale. Considering metal’s overdependence on LovecraftTolkien, and amateur occultism, I’d like to suggest A Book of Creatures as a new source of inspiration.

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    March 12, 2017 • Nerd Shit, Open Swim • Views: 832

  • Gird Your Loins with a BRAND NEW TovH Shirt!

    We’re proud to release the latest Toilet ov Hell shirt design, a collaboration with our favorite evil clown, sweettooth0! Revel in the melt-y viscosity this shirt, an homage to the splatterpunk classic, Street Trash! Pick up a shirt today and be the coolest weirdo in your neighborhood.

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    March 10, 2017 • Nerd Shit • Views: 1355

  • Metal Recipes: Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Embodies Hunger

    Preserve me / From that which is lacking flavor.

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    March 9, 2017 • Cooking, Metal, Nerd Shit • Views: 1062

  • Down Into the Dungeon and Off To the Crusades

    Dungeon Synth as a genre can explore many different facets of history and fantasy. With acts like Verminaard we can dive deep into the pool of Dragonlance and with Chaucerian Myth, we can read pages of century old text, but with Soltri we are taken to the time of the Knights Templar and their unfortunate demise.

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    March 8, 2017 • Nerd Shit, Not Metal • Views: 946