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Are you a Lovecraft fan? You’re reading the Toilet ov Hell, so of course you are! This post is for you.

Brett Miller has been trucking along in the metal underground for well over a decade, perfecting his own style of shred-heavy classic heavy metal. Miller plays largely instrumental metal with a big emphasis on the riffs, but there are plenty of little nuances to keep jaded headbangers interested. Orchestral touches, primeval themes, and a healthy dose of bombast make his tunes fun and interesting. His playing reminds me of Jon Schaffer with a bit of Jeff Loomis theatrics tossed in for good measure.

So why is a guy who typically loves dissonant death metal covering a trad metal undergound musician? Miller caught my eye through an email teasing his upcoming Lovecraft-themed album, a project that will be funded through Kickstarter. You can learn more about the project through the video below.

If you go to Miller’s website, you can listen to three demos for the upcoming album. They’re largely shreddin’ classic metal, but the gibbering vocals and creepy effects give them the extra oomph the theme deserves. In addition to these rockin’ tunes, you can also check out some of Marcel Orsi Blanco’s killer, art. It definitely captures the eldritch vibe of the music.

If you want to download the three demos and get updates on the Kickstarter, you can sign up to join Miller’s Esoteric Order of Dagon today! The emails are bit cheesy, but it’s honestly endearing. Join the cult, brothers and sisters.

Go give Brett Miller a like on Facebook and tell him the Toilet said, “Ia!” You can also check out more of his albums here.

(Photo by marcelo Orsi Blanco)

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    • I came here looking for you to post this, was not disappointed. I must go pretend like I care about my job now, bye.

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    Not sure. I’ve never read a book of his. But I’m here.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      He has some very short stories. You should try to read at least one.

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        Well, what do you recommend?

        • Dubzlinger, Malandro
          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Awesome title. I’ll check it out soon.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            Shouldn’t take you more than an hour or two. I hope you dig it. Note: Lovecraft was racist for much of his life (as we’ve discussed here), so the cat’s name in the story reflects that.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Yeah, I vaguely remember reading about that. Some black metal and horror stories sounds like a good Friday night pass time. I Love Craft… So, I got my band picked out for it.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m8ICGm7Oao

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            Hahaha, clever

          • RJA

            Craft rules, and at MDF 16′ correct?
            I listened to some of your recommendations:
            The first track on the Horns of Domination demo is killer.
            I realized I had listened to the Murg record – pretty solid stuff. I’m enjoying the Svarta right now. Thanks.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            That Svarta album is awesome. I messaged them after covering them on a Toilet Tuesday. Very nice dudes.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Yeah, sorry I forgot to mention that it was you who recommended that band.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            🙂

          • RJA

            Somehow missed that – usually the highlights of Toilet Tuesday don’t pass me by.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            It happens. We cover a lot of music here.

          • RJA

            It really is a ridiculous amount at times. I need to go into musical hibernation here soon – spend some time listening to things from the past couple months and ignore the new for a while.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Listening to the new MEGIDDO now. Have you heard it?

            https://barbarianwrath.bandcamp.com/album/the-holocaust-messiah

          • RJA

            I downloaded it a couple weeks back but haven’t listened to even a bit of it yet. I saw Hell’s had some kind of Megiddo collection in their sale LP’s. I picked up the Black Angel record for 6.66. You grab anything?

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      You’ve never read HP Lovecraft? I would not have known that. I enjoy his story The Horror At Red Hook.

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        Books are long and my patience is short, to sit and read something like that quietly just is not my definition of a good time. I mostly just read articles and interviews related to music and other nonsense, particularity metal while listening to metal though. Maybe one day I might be into reading books and stories. We’ll see I guess.

        • I can never read a bunch in one sitting. Usually I’ll read a chapter while dropping deuces. Read a great book about the Iceman, mob contract killer. It was a page turner, fascinating stuff.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Reading on the toilet is alright I guess. Ha!

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            I finished Moby Dick over about 6 months or so of bowel movements.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Damn, perhaps that’s what I should start doing then.

          • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile

            Excellent movie!

          • Not for me, the movie barely touches on all the crazy shit that guy did.

          • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile

            That would’ve been an NC17 film. Only so much you can put into an R rated film and expect it to do well. This film covers that whole subject (it’s a playlist, but it’s the whole film):

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8N3EztyOoA&list=PLAxPP5PslE_QfmSzc0jgdEndM4khxXc-U

          • Yes, I saw this a while back. The motion picture association is run by right wing conservative douche bags.

          • more beer

            He did a series of interviews for HBO. Some pretty crazy shit.

        • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile

          There’s always audiobooks. That’s how I got through ‘100 Years Of Solitude’ (awesome book, but alot easier to take in in spoken form) and the endlessly long task of ‘Eye Of The World’.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2iSmE129uQ

        • Malted Hate

          Thats the cool thing about short story writers like Ol’ H.P.
          Most stories are not that long. Although his writing can be kind of overly verbose and tedious at times.
          But its some pretty great stuff.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Name’s familiar but I recall nothing of the dude. Gonna hit up these demos soon.
    Sot: The related posts have made me realize I need another edition of Rho Stone’s audiovisual adventures.

  • JWEG

    I have prematurely reposted the HPL birthday tweet from The Void – the movie. Would have fit far better here.

    Anyway. back to trying to muddle through fixing Windows 10 driver incompatibilities. Now there’s a Lovecraftian nightmare of insane repetition and alien geometries… Or at least software configurations…

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      I keep hearing about folks having problems with it. Aside from me initially not having enough disc space for the download, I didn’t have any problems.

      • JWEG

        I managed to overcome the last few issues with patience, some cycles of uninstalling software then drivers then registry ghosts and reinstalling in the reverse order.

        Initially I thought fixing Blu-Ray playback (in cyberlink powerdvd) would involve the same order fixes, but with attention to AMD Catalyst controls for my Radeon graphics setup as well. So far no order of changing those (and the cyberlink windows 10 patch on top of it all) has fixed the issue.

        One company blames the other two for ongoing problems, the next its opposite two, and the third the first two.

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree
    • CyberneticOrganism
      • Dubzlinger, Malandro

        This was a solid recommendation on your part. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          I still listen to it regularly, I could live in that world it weaves.

          FYI I’ve got an interview scheduled with the label owner.

  • Guacamole Jim

    There can be only one Dagon, and the Toilet already has him.

    The music is actually kinda cool. Not my regular jam, but intriguing for sure.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      Yah, I usually don’t dig on shred at all, but this stuff is catchy and intriguing.

  • 365chaosriddendays

    Some art dedicated to Cthulhu by the band Sulphur Aeon, artwork for the album “Swallowed by the Ocean’s Tide”

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      Their album art is the bees’ knees!

      • 365chaosriddendays

        I agree, I have read few stories by Lovecraft like “Dagon” and “the Call of Cthulhu” but nothing more, maybe is better If i read other stories.

        • Dubzlinger, Malandro

          I’d definitely encourage it. You can find a lot of them online.

          • 365chaosriddendays

            Thank you, I will search for some other stories!

    • old_man_doom

      Holy shit, the artwork for their new album is incredible too.

      • 365chaosriddendays

        Well said, colours in their latest artwork are perfectly mixed and inspires a sense of titanic supremacy!

      • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile

        Everything about them is incredible!

      • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile

        ‘Gateway To The Antisphere’ is essential, PERIOD!!!!!!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Never not cool. Never.

      • 365chaosriddendays

        The one you picked is nice too and speaking about artworks again:

  • Paris Hilton

    I would join The Esoteric Order of Dagon, but I’m already in a 3 year contract with The Cosmic People of The Light Powers. A breach of my contract will result in my immediate, unpaid suspension from The League of Cults.

    The only way I’ll be able to join this cult is to wait for the 2018 draft picks after my contract is over and I’m a free agent. Even then, I’m not sure I’ll be a top pick for EOD as I now have a tainted reputation from allegedly using enlightenment enhancing substances.

  • old_man_doom

    It’s Lovecraft’s birthday today, so if you haven’t read any of his stuff, it’s the perfect time to hail the old ones and crack open your copy of the necronomicon at your local miskatonic university library today! Might I suggest reading “The Doom that Came to Sarnath” while listening to Tyranny’s excellent album “Tides of Awakening.” Or perhaps you love the kitehs, so you may read “The Cats of Ulthar” while listening the trad metal here. All good choices.

  • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile

    Came here thinking it was a fan club for the Brazilian Dagon, left disappointed. I was about to flash him my boobs.

    http://www.freakipedia.net/images/thumb/8/81/Manboobs.jpg/355px-Manboobs.jpg

  • Waynecro

    Has anyone else ever accidentally summoned an entity by reading the Necronomicon out loud? One time, I conjured this entity that swore he was one of the Great Old Ones, but he looked more like Glen Benton in a black-night helmet.

  • need backup from @disqus_kqxyUNPxty:disqus and @tyreegearhart:disqus…
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EF4Q4JsDEms/UtYndiOb4XI/AAAAAAAAB5Q/-ZQgboAmq1Y/s1600/Behemoth+vs+Hellboy.png

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      Am I Roger the Homunculus?

  • JamesGrimm

    huge fan of Lovecraft.