Getting Laid at Bandcamp V

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Welcome back to another edition of Getting Laid at Bandcamp! This week is filled with artists that tickle my fancy pants.

Stevie FloydStevie Floyd/Aerial Ruin Split (Portland, Oregon)

When listening to this incredibly haunting split I can’t help but feel like I’m falling into a bottomless hole. The dark atmosphere and echoing voices from both Stevie Floyd and Erik Moggridge (Aerial Ruin) draws you in like a succubus and covers you with a cloak of sadness and despair. Strangely, this seem more like a collaboration between the two than a traditional split. I covered Stevie Floyd’s other project TAURUS in a past post. I’d highly recommend you check that out.


 

TardigradaWidrstand  (Zürich/Basel, Switzerland)

Tardigrada are one of the best atmospheric black metal bands out there right now and this demo is damn good proof of that. One of the many reasons I find this demo to be extremely well done (aside from the overall  greatness of the music) is the atmosphere and production value. Many atmospheric black metal bands are ruined by way to much reverb and low-fi production. Everything is clear here; the drums, the guitar, the synths, and the vocals (there is no bass guitar). Tardigrada have a very good formula for making their black metal soar and dominate at the same time.


 

THACLTHI.​.​Erat Ante Oculos (Volterra, Italy)

The best way for me to describe this band is this: Imagine combining the massive bass guitar intensity of Electric Wizard and the hateful aggressiveness of Dragged Into Sunlight, mixed with the zany, atmospheric spaciness of Skáphe. You have to hear it to believe it. THACLTHI are certainly a rarity.


 

Last WordsS/T Raleigh, North Carolina)

It’s always great to find bands from your old stomping grounds. Last Words go hard on their first LP, playing some angry straight-edge female-fronted hardcore/fastcore that kicks you right in the teeth. Seriously though, this LP is a homewrecker. Marina Madden’ screams her angry lyrics with passionate aggression. “Trash and Dirt” is a personal favorite of of mine. Get mean!


 

SymptomCaverns of Katabasis (Portland, Oregon)

Symptom is a 1-man band fronted by JT Gilmore that I’ve been sharing a lot the past couple of months. No one seems interested in giving JT a chance, which sort of amazes me because Symptom is best-of-2014 material. What we have here is some doom and death metal in the vein of bands like Disembowelment and Incantation. It mixes the driving, fast-paced death metal with melancholy doom very well. The structures and playing style on this album really remind me a lot of Disembowelment’s Transcendence into the Peripheral, which is one of my favorite death/doom metal albums of all time. Give this album a try; it’s one hell of a trip into dark bliss. I could play the song “Pnakotic” on repeat for an entire day and not get tired of it.


 

FUTUREAbyss EP (Paris, France)

Yup, Tyree loves him some dark, spacey-sounding dark wave and shoegaze. Future sends the chills down the spine and soaks your soul in depression that somehow isn’t depressing. These lads have only put out a couple of EP’s in the last 2 years, so I’m hoping for a full length very soon. Let the reverb run through you! Embrace the the dark wave of pop!


 Tyree’s banner art work of the week:

Doom Cover (Small)

  • This is my favorite banner artwork, Tyree. Really cool.

    • Seriously, how is he not making money off of these yet?

    • Agreed!!!!!

    • Howard Dean

      Seconded.

    • Xan

      Most definitely.

    • Dëpütÿ Dïpshït

      Metal as fvck.

    • Tyree

      Wow, Thank you! Thank you all.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Same, really hoping that shows up on a tshirt soon.

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      Excuse me Masterlord SteelDragon for leap frogging off your comment.
      I just want to let all my fellow TOH brethern that i have and probably will say some heinous things on FFB both in trolling and defending myself when attacked. This is my evil doppelganger created by the wizard Thoth Amon and not a reflection of the true thoughts & feelings of the one and only KING CONAN.
      Thank you for your attention.

      • Scrimm

        HAHAHAH I was just wondering if there was a band named Thoth Amon. Answer:

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          i just looked it up and got one from brazil, unsigned calling themselves epic heavy metal. Lyrical theme is the hyborian age.There is probably more than one TA though hahahhaha, there would actually be a lot of potential metal band names in the conan universe.

          • Scrimm

            I bet there is a lot already. Just as many possibilities as the LOTR universe but way cooler IMO.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Yea i agree, conan has a niche audience of i would say mostly males and it does not have the across the board appeal of LOTR which cuts across all cultures with everyone from 5 to 85 enjoying it in book form and especially the films. Bands have taken names from it since the 60’s so it is quite picked through. Yea, that galaxy of terror is an entertaining movie. Anything with sid haig is awesome. Now that i watch 70’s movies he turns up all the time in side roles, never the star though which is why i am glad for the spaulding character which is a classic character which he just put everything he had into. I was watching the old western gunsmoke from 1970 and he was there at the beginning and i was excited only to see him killed 2 minutes later ! Guy never ages and has had the bald head and beard in every show i have ever seen him in. Never seen him play a good guy either , hahhahhahhaa. He could sure liven up something like game of thrones or one of the marvel or star wars films. He could probably also be good as a villian in the next conan movie.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah the guy never gets his due.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          the guy on the left has the same conan father’s sword that i have, hahahahha.

  • Xan

    So tell me Tyree, do you have some kind of secret plan to empty out every reader on Toilet of Hell’s pockets? If so, you’re succeeding.

    • Howard Dean

      TYREE WORKS FOR THE ILLUMINATI

      • W.

        His head is literally a triangle. Plus he’s a lizard.

        • Change the letters around in “Tyree” and you get “EYE TR!” Suspect…

          • Howard Dean

            Tyree has five letters in it.
            Five is the number of days in the work week.
            It’s also the number of Super Bowl rings accumulated by defensive end and linebacker Charles Haley.
            Charles Haley played college football at James Madison University.
            JMU is located in Harrisonburg, VA.
            Harrisonburg, VA is sometimes confused with Harrisburg, PA.
            Tyree is from PA.
            WAKE UP SHEEPLE

          • W.

            ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ was right all along.

          • *golf clap*

          • Half Life 3 confirmed!!!!

      • Metaphysical Anus

        Tyree is the leader of the Illuminati!

      • Xan

        D:

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    Here’s the weekly promotion of my album on Bandcamp. It’s free and a new song will be added tomorrow!

    https://blimpcrashinginmidair.bandcamp.com/album/duck-and-covers

    • Howard Dean

      Planning ahead a little?

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        You’re looking at the wrong one. The one from October has the same album cover as the one for next December.

        • Howard Dean

          I have to give this to you: “Silent Rage at a Foghat Concert in Eden” is a pretty funny title.

    • Metaphysical Anus

      Ummmmmmmmm, I see that you like white noise.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        It’s not just white noise, there is pink and brown noise in there too.

    • …………..i think i just became a lion and exploded.

      seriously, WTFF

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        Still better than the Aerosmith album I bought. If you think that’s good wait until you hear my album of complete silence. It’s as many hours of silence as I want to put on the album. I might even make an album of me listening to an album.

    • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell

      I too, will plug my music ov hell https://soundcloud.com/irrakurbm/depths

      • W.

        This could work on a horror movie. Like a possession scene or something.

        • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell

          I love making ambient sorta stuff, the best part is it’s easy! Play classic black metal riffs backwards, add some celtic folk licks, distort, mix, howl and shriek under it

    • Um, I’m not really… I don’t…it’s..wtf did I just hear?

      • Scrimm

        This.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        This is a covers album that is also a soundtrack to my horror movie about a haunted Walkman that kills people. I’m still writing the script but the soundtrack is getting finished way ahead of schedule. I’m not going to be releasing the movie until March 2015 and that will be released in a combo with the soundtrack.

  • Holy shit am i really liking the Stevie Floyd….it goes back to the think tank about “what is heavy?” This Stevie Floyd is making me very uncomfortable, and i like it….a lot

    • I’m digging this as well. It’s like Tyree knows what he’s talking about or something.

    • Tyree

      Glad you dig! It’s really great music for when I’m doing design work. It sort of puts me in a bleak and soothing mind set.

  • Metaphysical Anus

    That Stevie Floyd track is great. Umg umg!

  • W.

    Tyree, you’re a bandcamp whore, and we love you for it.

  • God

    Thank you Tardigrada for understanding that I am currently unemployed and offering your album for free <3

    • Metaphysical Anus

      Do you have a master’s degree in history? If so, then jump on a imaginary plane to Finland. The school I work in is looking for a new history teacher.

      • God

        Of course I do. The world was created 3000 years ago and evolution is bullshit. I know all about history.

        • Metaphysical Anus

          No one bad mouths evolution when I’m around!

      • Howard Dean

        If I had to pick up and move to Finland right now (because Viivi Avellan said she couldn’t live without me and wouldn’t go on living unless I moved), I might take your school up on that.

        • Metaphysical Anus

          You might want to take a few courses on Finnish language before you do that. I feel like some shots were fired towards someone with that Viivi Avellan comment.

          • Howard Dean

            Olen sujuvasti suomea, olet typerä peräaukko!

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, let me fix that. Minä puhun sujuvasti suomea, olet typerä peräaukko.

          • Howard Dean

            Mikä on vialla? On minun Suomi ei asianmukaista Suomi, Mr. peräaukko? Ei tämä ole oikein? Pitäisikö minun mennä takaisin kouluun Helsinkiin ja oppia se oikein?

          • Metaphysical Anus

            There are so many mistakes there. Don’t use google translator.

          • Howard Dean

            I’m using WebCrawler Translator powered by Alta Vista.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            It’s not making things better. Believe me.

          • Howard Dean

        • Metaphysical Anus

          By the way, what’s so special about her?

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            She’s hot. That is what’s special about her.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            She’s not even that hot!

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I think she is hot. I agree there is more attractive women out there but she is attractive.

          • Howard Dean

            The only reason I bring her up and use her as an example is because she is Finnish and she is physically attractive. I honestly don’t have any vested interest in her beyond that.

  • Randall Thor

    Tyree your art is ridiculous, and I love you

    • Tyree

      Awwwwwww.

  • JWG

    When we get to Episode VII are we allowed to make J.J. Abrams Star Wars jokes?

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      Lets start early

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I see shaky cam becoming a thing for Star Wars. Abrams love his shaky cam.

        • JWG

          Shaky-cam on its own is bad, but it’s somehow worse (though more logical) with found-footage films. And I would be very concerned if the sequel trilogy were presented as a “Found Footage” film. Also confused, given that it’s from a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

          Meanwhile, the combination of the Episode 1 gif above plus the repetition of that phrase means I now have the following on loop in my head:

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

          The thing I look forward to most about Episodes VII-IX is the next Weird Al parody.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I hope that he does a good parody of them as he’s hilarious.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            oh don’t get me started on found footage movies. I detest them. The master george romero even did one with diary of the dead, i watched 3 minutes and turned it off. He has done more sequals since then and not all are found footage but the effects are really cheap CGI when he should be sticking to old school practical effects. Land of the dead in 2005, a solid film, good story plenty of good actors, asia argento ( fucking hot daughter of director dario argento).
            I also think CGI is out of control and actually stifling creativity. They say well now film makers can put what ever they want on the screen , no limits. Well, an author can put whatever they want in a book or graphic novel and it can still be shit. The CGI is starting to look fake somehow , i thinks it’s the overuse. Just like when you buy a bigger tv it doesn’t take long before you get used to it. Those paranormal activity films are the shits, a real lack of creativity and budget cutting for the wrong reasons. A cheap camera catches a bed sheet flying off the bed. It’s just amazing what scares people. Then they have those adds where they are using night vision cameras in the theatres to tape the audience reaction and everyone is scared out of their wits. It’s bullshit.
            Good stuff like devils rejects got zero tv promotion. I literally saw one commercial after midnite for it. Only one and i am a huge tv watcher. Maybe zombie didn’t have promotion money but i think it was considered an innapropriate movies in a lot of circles and it definitely deserved an R. Too many pg 13 films too. When i was a kid in the 80’s there was lots of R rated movies like blade runner, conan, the beastmaster that my dad would take me to because i was too young. I think a horror movie should be rated R like the 80’s slashers, tons of nudity and violence, thats what i deserrve, and horror fans deserve. And CGI blood is the absolute worst, i would rather they use orange paint like they did in the 70’s. End of movie rant. I could go on about star wars having seen the original at the theatre in 77 but that would take a whole page.

          • Scrimm

            I don’t enjoy most ff films either. There have been a few that I did enjoy, like Grave Encounters.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Yea if done right, i think it’s an art in itself to make something so ordinary into a legitimate movie. I have seen some where the ff is worked into the story but the rest is made like a regular film. Have you ever heard of roger corman. He is a producer who made hundreds of movies in the 70’s & 80’s on shoe string budgets often shooting 2 movies simletaneously to save money by using the same sets. They were all horrror, action, sci fi , no dramas. I watched one last night called forbidden world which was somewhat like alien. It was from 82 and everything in it was very well done, plus it had lots of gratuitous nudity and violence and the acting wasn’t bad. Those were the days when a producer was given so much money and had to make the film work, going multi millions over budget was not in the game plan like things are today, bloated messes like battleship and other big budget movies that have tanked over the years like wild wild west, waterworld, and the postman.

          • Scrimm

            Yes I have several Corman movies. My favorite is Galaxy of Terror. Bill Paxton’s first screen role, stars Robert Englund and Sid Haig, and had a young James Cameron working on it. You can really see its influence on Aliens.

  • Renan Ribeiro

    Damn, Tyree, I’m looking forward to listening to all of these. You always give great enticing descriptions of the bands you present.

    • Tyree

      Thanks! Hope you enjoy.

  • Rob M

    Not sure why Symptom has been flying under peoples radar…2013’s release “Opulent Atrocity” was the tits and the new ones even better. They actually remind me of an even doomier version of Shroud of the Heretic

    • Tyree

      Right!? I don’t see really any one talking about this release at all. It really dose shock me.

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    ……

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I like these photos. On the other hand have you ever seen Soulfly? They’re coming to my town and I was wondering if I should see them.

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        personally i was never the biggest sepultura fan to begin with. And the first couple of soulfly albums were HEAVILY nu-metal influenced which i never got into, at the time he was considered a big time sell out. He has slowly regained respect with his later albums and cavalera conspiracy. So i am the wrong one to ask , since i can’t do so with any objectivity. Perhaps someone else can give you advice on that.

        • Scrimm

          Nope you’re right. Soulfly BLOWS.

    • Scrimm

      Beautiful. I get to meet the tall man tomorrow!!

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        have a good time man ! If you get pictures you can post them on here. I would like to see them for sure. Is it a 2 day convention ?

  • JWG

    You know what else I like about Bandcamp?

    It won’t randomly drop an unwanted album into my Purchase History, all part of some kind of ill-advised heftily paid-for publicity stunt. #U2Virus

  • Gurp

    Oh man. Sympton, Future, and Tardigrada are fantastic. I’ve been missing out on this series, I’m gonna hafta go back and pick through the other entries. Thanks a ton for sharing, Tyree!