Cathedral’s Gaz Jennings’ Upcoming DEATH PENALTY

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Hear my prophecy, peasants:
1   Verily, verily I say unto thee, the time soon cometh that the members of many legendary doom metal bands will turn from their own.
2   Do not despair, for they shall not be forgotten or cast aside.
3   Neither will they live on only in our hearts, for they shall be born again within new, kick-ass, hard-rocking female-fronted doom metal bands.
4   And thus the Almighty Riff will live on for ever and ever. Amen.

It’s already happening, my friends. Last year Leif Edling, Marcus Jidel, and Carl Westholm (all of Candlemass fame) joined forces with Jennie-Ann Smith to dish out Avatarium‘s self-titled debut, which absolutely ruled. Now, Gaz Jennings of the highly renowned and recently disbanded Cathedral is teaming up with Raf Muekens and Serpentcult members Fredrik Cosemans and Michelle Nocon to bring us Death Penalty.

Having been one of the most consistent deliverers of worthy stoner/doom metal since the release of Forest of Equilibrium in 1991, there was quite the hubbub last year when Cathedral announced that they’d be calling it quits. The time has come for the rabble-rousers to stop rousing rabble, because Cathedral‘s most important member (the riff-writer, you dummy!) will now be slinging his illustrious riffs via his brand new band. You’re gonna have to wait until September to get your hands on Death Penalty‘s debut, but I found this single for you to jam on repeat until then. It will waste no time courting you, as it has a deliciously old-school guitar solo that it needs to rip out. And I don’t really know what’s going on at 2:36, but I know I like it, and I know it leads into another solo. I dig this song, and so should you. Listen well or face a flushy death.

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  • Negrodamus

    The Toilet Ov Hell > the site that shall not be named!

    Masterlord SteelDragon >

    • Between The Buried & Smee

      Lets refer to it as MetalSars.

      • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

        Ha SARS bcuz it makes p-pul dead inside! +1

        EDIT: To avoid confusion, I agree, drunk, my enthusiasm may be confused with sarcasm!

        • Brian_aka_Guppusmaximus

          I love your name… ♥♥ BFFs♥♥

          • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

            Maximus to the…max?! <3

          • Guppusmaximus

            Totally! #Neomaxizoomdweebie

    • Mother Shabubu III

      Conspiracy theory: What if Vince hates Axl and is secretly Masterlord SteelDragon or someone who helped start this site? Why else would they allow you to promote this blog in their comments section without deleting it. FALSE FLAG.

      • omg

        • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

          Bind mlown!

      • Guppusmaximus

        Because the staff @ MS doesn’t really care about their vistors / commenters…

      • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

        zzzzzzzzzzzzzz is that you?

        • Mother Shabubu III

          No, this is Patrick.

      • I’m fucking offended.

        • Mother Shabubu III

          I would like to apologize. I did not intend to offend people with my hurtful comments. Words hurt and I crossed the line.

          *shortly after fired from job*

  • LAMENTATIONS OF THE WOMEN

    Not really a huge fan of the sludge, but this Death Penalty is decent. I think that the mix sounds a lot thicker than other bands like this end up sounding. Maybe it’s just my new headphones.

    3/5 Flushes. Minus 1 flush for trendy doom sludge, minus another 1 for female singer with too much reverb.

    EDIT: Just lost me at 1:17 on this one. But will watch for more…worth further investigation

    • Hey that’s a riff legend you’re flushing, pal!

      • LAMENTATIONS OF THE WOMEN

        never happy flushings on these dark sets!

      • RuIN?

        That bridge that you refer to at 2:36 pretty much killed the second half of the song. It started strong then lost all momentum at that point. Of all the bands you talked about in the article, which is the one that is most worth checking out for those of us not in the know?

  • Spear

    Speaking of female-fronted doom… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRnjPSkVdt8

  • CyberneticOrganism

    This song makes me want to jam. Right now. Everyone meet up in the garage and let’s rock.

    • Deputy Dipshit

      It’s been a while since I’ve been involved in a garage jam session. Let’s fuckin’ do it! m/

      • How long has it been since you rolled coal with ol’George ?

        This video is hoss to the max!!!!!

        GL

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSApsbVUoQY

        • Deputy Dipshit

          We need another ToH Community Coal Roll Troll 2014!

          • I will have to pass today… I having meetings all afternoon 🙁 🙁

            I have to say though, that was one of the funner things I have ever experience on the internets. I went back just yesterday and read through that thread.. omgyes

            MrBojangles (Tim) was the best if you ask me….

            GL

          • Deputy Dipshit

            I had so much fun with that one, I legitimately in tears participating and reading all of that! We’ll reunite, soon!

          • was that the Daily Call one? @Stockhausen:disqus was engulfed in flames!!!

          • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

            Holy shit! I’m so glad I searched through that history to see those posts. That was amazing. My personal favorite courtesy of @Rho Stone: “OUR ENGINES WILL BLOT OUT THE SUN”

          • Deputy Dipshit

            Yea The Daily Caller, we fuckin coal rolled the snot out of that place!

          • LAMENTATIONS OF THE WOMEN

            how did I miss this? The coal rolling didn’t end with W’s hawk?

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            its too bad they couldn’t get those 2 blondes from the oath into this mix. Would be perfect for this band.

        • LAMENTATIONS OF THE WOMEN

          ROLL COAL BRAUGH!!!!!!

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Also bring beer. Very important.

        • Deputy Dipshit

          I’ll break out my stash of Imperial Ales and Stouts!

          • Howard Dean

            Bring the brown ale! I shall obliterate the two bay garage of death with the bellows of Beelzebub! Throat shred!
            Byyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!

    • Can we do karate too?

      GL

      • Deputy Dipshit

        Did we just become best friends?!

  • Steve Smithwick

    Man, SteelDragon is producing fresh content every fucking day. Big props, SteelDragon!

    • I live to serve the toilet!

    • Xan

      I know right? It is all I can do to write one.

      • Sorry dude! I’m miles behind on emails. I will read what you sent me shortly!

        • Xan

          Oh, it isn’t your fault. It is taking me forever to write. I’ve been studying for finals this week. Probably shouldn’t have taken six summer classes.

  • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTRALIA

    It’s 12:08am Wednesday – I’m neckin’ Jack Daniels and coke and watching The Devils Rejects on the aussie version of cable TV and lovin’ it maaaaaates. Jus’ thought my fellow flushers should know…

    #flusherswithoutborders

    • Deputy Dipshit

      The Devil’s Rejects m/ Love that fuckin’ movie.

      • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

        It seems even moar awesome than the last time I watched it. Not sheriff drunk enthusiasm or I didn’t just really catch the fine nuances Rob Zombie inserted into the making of said filim.

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        a couple of nuances i like courtesy of sheri’s moon. The second one is from Halloween. I don’t care what people say, for a woman 45 years of age she still looks great. So she was 38 in Halloween ( 2007) Her acting sucks but her ass speaks a thousand words and she has never pulled a yoko ono with rob so she’s cool in my book.

    • I’m so glad that every Australian commenter on ToH confirms all of my hopes and dreams of what Australia is like.

      • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

        Aussies: 100% stereotype 67% of the time, maybe more…but 100% of the time in my case…for now at least…

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Australia: 85% more metal 100% of the time.

          • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

            Damn skippy, maaaate. Here’s cheers khaants!

          • Bozlinger

            fuckin ey, KKKUUUNNNTT

          • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

            Maaaate, brooooo, maaaaate, fuck I need to go to bed…

          • Bozlinger

            these cunts keep you up

          • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

            …IN THE PANTS!!1!1

          • Bozlinger

            alright, go to bed, hahaha

          • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

            Right after this song…hic¿…
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o1-yrc9sF_o

      • Bozlinger

        welcome…you should visit, we’ll try not to get you killed

      • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

        Joe, seriously mate, seriously…do you see what you’ve do e here…DO YOU?!?…I love you man, I lpve you, do you know thet..*HIC*…weeeee love you…all us flushers…seriously…

        *passes out on floor in front ov TV, pants around knees for some unknown reason*

    • Howard Dean

      It’s hump day already in Australia?!!?
      [Mind blown. Load blown]
      I need a napkin.

      • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

        That’s the trouble being “down unda”. Usually I don’t read these posts until I get to work, like 9 hours later, so posting comments seems redundant since all you flushers have had your fun and gone home…A DAY BEHIND ME…WTF?!?!

    • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

      At the risk of losing my metal credentials, this song goves me drunk good vibes…
      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rbk5GxG6VN0

      • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

        Dat chorus tho…

  • Vladimir Putin

    NICE BLOG YOU GOT HERE. IT WOULD BE A SHAME IF SOMEONE HAD TO… UM… INVADE IT

    • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

      Oh SNAP! Topical humour!

      • Vladimir Putin

        соси хуй в грязном вонючем деревенском туалете!

        • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

          Settle petal! I thought your comment was pun-tastic <3

    • Howard Dean

      Bad Vlad!
      When I become President in 2016, there will be heck to pay, Premiere Putin. Heck I tell ya!!
      We’re going all the way to Moscow and St. Petersburg and Dzershinsk! Byyaaaaah!

      • Vladimir Putin

        >Premiere Putin

        I believe you should check you facts before you speak, mr. Howard

        • Howard Dean

          Apologies. What I meant was…
          FUHRER-TSAR PUTIN!!

      • Mother Shabubu III

        He can’t be all that bad. He plays hockey.

        • Howard Dean

          You know who else plays hockey?
          Mark Messier.
          Let that sink in for awhile.
          [shudder]

          • Poop Mango

            TIL Howard Dean is a filthy Canucks fan.

          • Howard Dean

            No! Bruins! ‘merica! I’m from New England! Fuck Canada! I was the Governor of Vermont! Boston Strong! Boston Massacre! Boston Tea Party! Boston Pops! Bost-byyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!

          • Poop Mango

            Gross.

          • Poop Mango. I’d eat it if one of the villagers told me it was a customary welcoming gift while on my mission to bring English and Jesus to the uncivilized.

          • Poop Mango

            It is a staple food of my people. Please have some, it would be insulting to refuse our hospitality.

          • But isn’t being from New England tantamount to being Canadian-American. Like you’d probably be more comfortable in Ontario than Texes (wouldn’t we all though, really?). Hey, why don’t we all just high tail it to Canada and leave behind all the politicians to fight over a non-existent body politic?

            It’ll be the irl version of what happened with this toilet and the flushed.

          • Howard Dean

            I will expatriate only if I can be President of Canada in ’16!

          • lol. I don’t know why I didn’t notice it before, but that byaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh! really pushed things

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            AMERICA STILL OWES US FOR THE GLORY THAT IS RUSH.

          • Howard Dean

            LIVIN’ IN THE LIMELIGHT!

      • КАК ТЫ ПАСМЕЛ!!!!!!!!!!!
        РУКИ ПРОЧЬ ОТ НАШЕГО СПАСИТЕЛЯ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        В ЖОПУ ОБАМУ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis
    • Go back to Flussia. The doge can stay.

      • KJM

        Very bark, such pettings. WOW.

    • ь/

  • Paris Hilton

    Is that supposed to be a steaming well or a fire pit? Are they having a BBQ? Why does Russell Crowe have long hair and a long face? Why is that noose there? Too many questions, not enough coffee.

  • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

    On another note…Is anyone writing a review for Fallujah’s new shit?

    • I think W. and some others are on that?

      • Negrodamus

        I still need to listen to that, and that brand new frickin’ Opeth. Working job #2 this weekend so I’m on that shizz…

        • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

          Is “working job #2” slang for busting a grumpy? aka dropping fat man on Nagasaki aka pooping?

          • Negrodamus

            Lol, no it’s actually a job plus I’d be worried if I spent enough time pooping this weekend to play Fallujah AND Opeth.

        • UnamusedMusician

          You may pass out from the guitar solo goodness oozing from the Fallujah album. On a side note: I really want to hear that new Opeth.

        • Tyree

          Off topic but, Dude! new The Sun Through a Telescope. I gotz to listen to it asap!

          • Negrodamus

            Tyree I have played it several times, and I DIG IT. I DIG IT A LOT.

            Also, did you see I wrote a post for the Toilet Ov Hell?!

          • Tyree

            Nah, I was on vacation. What one did you write up? I’m very curious!

          • Negrodamus

            Crate Diggin’: Botch – We Are The Romans!

            Also definitely check out TSTAT.

            Where did you go on vacation?

          • Tyree

            Nice! I’ll check it out.

            I went down to Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia for some relaxation.

          • Negrodamus

            Nice, some R & R. I have some of that coming up in September, I think. Lol.

        • KJM

          1st impressions of new Opeth = 3 decent songs and a whole bunch of filler.

      • W.

        I outsources it.

  • UnamusedMusician

    Give me about 45 minutes and then I’ll give it a listen. I’m currently riding the Falljuah train to the moon.

    • Negrodamus

      Anton Chigurgh?

      • UnamusedMusician

        There is no other more unamused than he. Plus I’m too lazy to search out a better avatar for my handle.

      • Howard Dean

        Call it. I can’t call it for you.

        • Negrodamus

          1958. It’s been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it’s
          here. And it’s either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    The band name is a great homage to Witchfinder General.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvxAjkKTge8

    • W.

      Hey King, I was actually thinking of doing a post about bands whose names are taken from previous songs or albums. Any suggestions?

      • Hatred Surge is one of my favs. They took their name from a Napalm Death demo.

        • W.

          Ah, good!

      • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

        …Machine Head…

        Jk…like anyone here likes them…

        *shit…I don ‘t mind them…*

      • Obscura coming from the Gorguts album.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Well, I’m not positive, but Repulsion had songs called Acid Bath, Six Feet Under, Crematorium, Black Breath, Radiation Sickness, just to name a few. Though I have no idea if those bands got their names from those titles. But you bring up a good point. Would make for a cool post.

        • W.

          Thanks for the info. I was puzzling about that last night. Obscura was the only one I could think of.

      • Christian Molenaar

        Fuck the Facts from the Naked City song, Ruins from Henry Cow (whoa re named after Henry Cowell), Negativland from Neu!, Boris from the Melvins, After Forever and Spiral Architect from Sabbath, Between the Buried and Me from Counting Crows, Veil of Maya from Cynic, Machine Head from Deep Purple who are named after a Peter DeRose song.

        • W.

          I think you could probably argue that Veil of Maya are actually names after the Hindu concept, but I doubt they are that clever.

          • Christian Molenaar

            Nah, they’ve said it’s from the Cynic song. Also Cynic got it from a poem of the same name by George William Russell based on the concept, but ya know.

      • Howard Dean

        metal-archives has an entire forum post compiling related/inspired names and the like.

        • W.

          Oh sweet. Got a link?

          • Howard Dean

            This is going to sound ridiculous, but I’m at work, and the Encyclopedia Metallum is blocked on our network–much to my chagrin. The inability to read my favorite website during lunch is slowly killing me inside.
            Edit: Let me try to find the link on my phone and post it.

          • Howard Dean
      • Rob M

        Demon Lung..also fits with the whole female fronted doom thing going on right here

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87l042y1xs4

  • Guppusmaximus

    Just an FYI: I’ve chosen to eliminate my surname.

    Goodbye to Brian_aka… Behold Guppusmaximus!

  • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

    Who’s Canadian here? Does anyone else love these guise?
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SMTU14xmS1M

    • Guppusmaximus

      Usually, Canada + Metal = Amazing! I’ll have to check’em out…

      • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

        From an aussies POV, these dudes have a great DIY thang happening. Some seriously well written metal.

    • Poop Mango

      This doesn’t do anything for me. I could see these guys playing the second stage at *local active rock station*-sponsored music festival. Seems competently executed, though.

  • Xan

    Here’s one of my favorite doom bands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WYIc0IT3kw

  • Further Down the Metal Hole

    Hope there’ll be an album stream when the album drops, I’m really curious to check it out after hearing this. Thanks!

    I don’t have any faith, but after that awesome introductory prophecy, I’d go to the church of Masterlord Steeldragon EVERY DAY!

  • I like her voice. very 70s psych rock