News Roundup! Feat: NAILS, Harm’s Way, Gojira, Electric Wizard, & Keep of Kalessin

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We’re at the official ass end of the year. Post-chrimbus, pre-new years has us drinking the shitty dregs of this terrible, terrible year. FORTUNATELY, it’s almost over. In the meantime, a bunch of stuff happened during the craziness of the holidays. Here is your roundup of news you may or may not have missed out on:

Norwegian blvkk metvl band Keep of Kalessin have a new record coming out! It’s called Epistemology and it’ll be out on the streets February 13th. That shit is available for pre-order right now. You get a free signed poster if you pre-order before the new year so do dat here. 


UK riff titans Electric Wizard plan to embark on a full tour of the U.S., their first since 2002. That’s good! But they’ll mostly be playing tunes from Time to Die. That’s bad. You can get super stoned and have a good time anyway. That’s good! Satan’s Satyrs are opening. That’s irritating I’ll keep my opinions to myself.

All dates with Satan’s Satyrs:
3/31 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
4/1 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
4/2 Webster Hall New York, NY
4/3 Royale Boston, MA
4/4 Corona Theatre Montreal, QC
4/5 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON
4/7 Metro Chicago, IL
4/8 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
4/10 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
4/11 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
4/13 Neumos Seattle, WA
4/14 Rickshaw Vancouver, BC
4/15 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
4/17 Slims San Francisco, CA
4/18 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
4/19 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA


Massively popular Frenchie-groove-metal-band-that-I-know-y’all-love-but-I-still-don’t-quite-get Gojira casually mentioned on Facebook that they are currently working on a brand new full-length. Here’s a screenshot. gojira

That’s literally all the info anyone has so let’s just watch that delightful “Flying Whales” animated video together.


NAILS, the Michael Phelps of grindcore, recently dropped two new tracks through Decibel’s flexi disc series. You can listen to them shits right here and if you really want to own the physical copy you can get it through Decibel magazine riiiiight here.


And finally, very exciting news for meat-heads like me: Chicago industrial/hardcore/death metal wrecking crew Harm’s Way have announced a new album is on the way in 2015. Rust will be their first full length since 2011’s bone crushing Isolation. It’ll be out March 10th on Deathwish and I am STOKED. Here’s the cover art and track list:

Harms_Way_rust_cover
01. Infestation
02. Law Of The Land
03. Cremation
04. Hope
05. Cancerous Ways
06. Amongst The Rust
07. Disintegrate
08. Docile Bodies
09. Turn To Stone
10. Ease My Mind

Go like them on Facebook to be informed as soon as new material premiers and tell ’em Joe really wants to lift weights with their vocalist.

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  • Edward #negrod4eva

    I’m the most stoked about Nails and Harm’s Way because I am not up on Keep of Kalessin yet.

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      They lost me after they entered Eurovision.

      • Edward #negrod4eva

        Keep of Kalessin?

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          Exactly. That was their latest-as-of-now album.

          • VVorld Peace

            Really? I liked that album.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Leõnhart

            I didn’t much care for it. They did do extreme-vrsions on an ep later. But srs, the thought if Eurovision irks me. I am, however, waiting eagerly for epistemology.

          • VVorld Peace

            Are we talking about Reptilian? That album was good, as was Kolossus.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Leõnhart

            The one with Dragontower. I think it was Reptilian. Kolossus was great.

          • VVorld Peace

            Aye, we’re on the same page then. I liked Reptilian, but Kolossus was better.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Leõnhart

            Kolossus is, imntho, their best.

          • Simon PhoenixKing

            Armada is my favorite of theirs, but I love all of their stuff, even the early more straightforward black metal of their first two albums. Agnen: A Journey to the Dark is probably my second favorite album in fact.

            I didn’t really care for the latest EP either though. I’m sure this record will be much better.

          • old_man_doom

            I’m not on the Keep of Kalessin train: what’s the hype behind them, or do I just have to listen first?

  • I LOVE GOJIRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also, I love you Joe.

    Also, I wanted to comment on the reindeer screwing Christmas shirt thing. First of all, female deer do not have antlers. So all those shirts show two male deer screwing. Which is fine by me. I just wanted to let everyone know that someone made a mistake putting two male deer on it and now everyone is copying it. Which is stupid.

    <3 <3 <3

    GL

    • Edward #negrod4eva

      That’s rather insightful and observant, about the deer screwing sweaters. Is that big thing this year or something? Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

      • Well, we ran an article about it. So I guess it is big news?

        But really. Who the french puts three male deer screwing on a sweater? They obviously do not know they are all male reindeer right?

        GL

        http://www.toiletovhell.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/continentssweaterstains.jpg

        • Edward #negrod4eva

          I caught the article – I did not realize a bunch of others had copied it though.

          • I missed it at first… but there are a bunch of hyperlinks in the article to other bands who had basically done the same thing.

            GL

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            I’m fairly certain our story ran Christmas day so my powers of deduction were at a low point, lol

  • Tyree

    Fuck off work!

    Might check out Electric Wizard in Baltimore.

    • Edward #negrod4eva

      Fvkk ovv wvrk!

      • Tyree
        • I find I’m no longer finding my day to be bad.

        • Howard Dean

          I feel like I want to insert the hand mutilation youtube video our Venezuelan correspondent Link Leonhart shared in the facebook group.

          • I just checked on Link. He hasnt posted in 17 days. I wonder where our buddy is?

            GL

          • Hopefully not in a hand mutilation video.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I think he’s still alive because he made a Facebook post yesterday. They might have blocked this website in Venezuela which is why he isn’t posting.

          • Toilet ov Hell: Blocked in Venezuela and several middle-eastern countries. EDIT: And North Korea.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            It is a possibility.

          • Howard Dean

            Damn. I knew I hadn’t seen him in awhile, but that’s longer than I thought! He changed his Disqus handle to Miguel Serra, right? Hopefully everything is OK on his end and he hasn’t had his fingers chopped off my a hatchet-wielding gangster.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            This is supposed to be a joke,right.
            What concerns me is that for all I know it might as well be true (though I doubt)

          • It is possible. I had a friend who visited the Dominican Republic and he was killed by some psychopaths there for helping orphans. Some of the countries in Central America are fucking brutal. I’ve feared for my life on more than one occasion in Guatemala.

          • Howard Dean

            Yeah, it’s a joke. I only said that because Link posted a video from inside of a Venezuelan jail on facebook. In the video, a pistol-wielding gangster/prison guard cuts off all of a dude’s fingers on his right hand with a hatchet. It was brutal as fuck!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            I did not see that video.

          • Howard Dean

            If you are at all squeamish, you are glad that you didn’t see it. If you are a little sick (like me) and interested at all, search for “finger cutting of a thief” on youtube (it’s the first result). I won’t post the video here because it is pretty gnarly.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Going. Going. Gone.

          • Tyree

            I’m curious. After work I’ll check it out.

          • Howard Dean

            Interested: did you end up checking it out?

    • Lord Ov Kapsko

      If you’re from Baltimore, Misery Index is all that you need in your life.
      #basedjarvisisbased

  • Whoops

    Why the fuck is an “independent conservative” following me?

    • KJM

      Me too.

    • Edward #negrod4eva

      You’re back to your long running original form, kind of.

      • Whoops

        Well, I accidentally deleted my original account and had to start using my alt account. Now a gay hating conservative follows me.

        • Edward #negrod4eva

          “whoops”

        • Where did you post that this would be a thing?

          • KJM

            The same guy is following me now as well.

          • I think this feeling is called “envy”.

          • Whoops

            What did we do wrong?

          • KJM

            I bet he’s followed others here as well.

          • I’m reading through his comments, I’m almost considering following him for the lulz, his posts are hilarious

          • KJM

            I was able to find the humor in the Fox News mindset during the 90s, but I think I’m too old for that crap now.

          • I think he extends a bit further right than even Fox. Fox News is subtle about it, but they dare not speak about how immigration is “bad.” This dude straight up hates anyone who isn’t white coming into our country

          • Whoops

            Multicultural treasons everywhere.

          • MULTICULTURAL TREASON IS WAR.
            MULTICULTURAL TREASON IST KRIEG.

          • His comment history made me think of the Time Cube guy.
            Ya know,

            “God,
            who equates queer creator
            and masturbation creation
            of Evil Oneness Educators”

            etc etc. Kinda metal really.

            – quote via Timecube bro, not conservative bro. But there’s a lot in common.

          • Whoops

            I’ve only posted here with this account.

        • Now now MA. Not all conservatives are “gay hating”. Lets all try to play nice here 🙂

          GL

          • Whoops

            I know that, but this guy seems to be one of the ones that do hate gays.

          • oic 🙂

            GL

          • KJM

            When someone has an American flag shaped like a cross as part of their profile pic, you can easily make assumptions about how they feel about anyone who isn’t a white male conservative christian.

          • KJM

            Nah, I’ve checked his posts. This guy is a hate filled scumbag.

          • Who is this person, and where can I eat his delicious candy?

          • Whoops
          • Following 49k people, he’s probably doing that annoying thing where he follows EVERYONE so they are aware he exists, and hopes that they follow him in return. So far 7k people think he is worth it :/

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          You dun goofed!

        • to balance it out, a gay loving liberal just followed you.
          (j/k about the “liberal” part…)

          • KJM

            Well, I did just follow him… ^_^

          • me too! feel the lifeloving, @MetaAnus2:disqus!

          • Whoops

          • dang it, i was expecting you to post the “feels good man” frog!

          • Whoops

            I have cheated you!

          • VVorld Peace

            Hey, that’s Harold.

          • Whoops

            Harold?

          • VVorld Peace

            He’s in a metric butt-ton of stock photos. The fine folks over on r/youdontsurf have created a mythology about him.

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      The fckr got me too.

      • KJM

        Yep, just like I said.

      • you guys realize you can select to remove him right?

        GL

        • KJM

          How? I’ve been looking.

        • Whoops

          How? I didn’t know about this?

          • Click on your avatar, click on your followers, then click the x button next to the name. Refresh for image!

            GL

          • KJM

            Thank you, kind sir!

          • JWG

            Wow. You’re also being followed by the (possible spambot) “Sugar Daddy” Dating Site apologist.

            I thought I was special.

          • …Ellipsis…

            I’m not stalking anyone, I swear…

          • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage
          • …Ellipsis…

            Okay. Maybe a little stalking….

          • Lacertilian

            Make your profile public for confirmation.

          • …Ellipsis…

            You first…

          • Lacertilian

            I have already been public first, that’s how you started following me.
            *shakes fist irrationally*

          • …Ellipsis…

            If it’s any consolation, I feel privileged to be one of only nine afforded the honor.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          Too much of an effort.

      • Whoops

        Should we talk to him sometime?

        • We should plan a group assault one day

          • KJM

            Gonna coal roll him, eh?

          • Whoops

            This is a good idea. I’m in.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          Sounds like a plan. I’d love to piss a white male heterosexual conservative wanker off.

      • NefariousDude

        Me 3 maybe he is trying to save us

        • Nordling Rites Ov Leõnhart

          I’ll show him some good ole fashion northern “salvation” if that’s what he wants.

          • Whoops

            So we’re either going to stare at him angrily or burn down the chruch he goes to.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Leõnhart

            We stare. We ain’t no *ugh* Norwegians.

          • NefariousDude

            Are you implying church burnings? Because it sounds like you are implying church burnings. I’m in.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Leõnhart

            *Takes hand in hand* Let’s go! *Dances towards the setting sun, realizes it’s midday, a church burns in the distance*

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      I wonder if its a UKipper.

      • KJM

        Nah, this guy is straight up American. If this guy were British he’d be BNP.

    • Jim Gordon?

      • btw. I found Jim Gordons business where he sells that solar powered bikes. I though about writing him a letter and sending it to him. What do you think?

        Snail-mail-trolling lolz

        GL

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          YES! With a capital Y

        • i think it’s one of the best ideas! you’ll have to share with the rest of the class 😉

        • KJM

          That’s just fine if you’re cool with delayed gratification.

          • There is no way he would respond… Which is the sad part.

            I would have to write something along the lines of…

            “MODERATION FAIL” and or “JIM GORDON DRINKS DIET COKE” and or “COAL ROLL FROM THE TURLET BOWL”

            You get the gist

            GL

          • Whoops

            Where does this Jim Gordon post? Haven’t seen him.

        • Ask him if you can retrofit his bikes to coal roll!

    • He was following me too. Bitch got his ass removed.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      He followed me too.

    • JWG

      It’s almost funny how “independent conservative” seems to mean “belligerent crypto-fascist” in American circles.

      Up here it just means you’re not a member of the Big C ‘Conservative Party’. Nothing about orientation left or rightward of that particular group.

    • I started googling how to block users on disqus because of that guy. 🙁
      I didn’t know he was creeping on EVERYBODY… ew.

    • Lacertilian

      Guess I’m too far to the left for him to find me.

      • Whoops

        He probably randomly follows people. I’m quite far in the left side as well, so there would be nothing I could agree on with him.

        • Lacertilian

          There are plenty of spam bots performing political astro-turfing on social media. Another possibility is they’ve infiltrated Disqus too, like some sort of replicant society awaiting Deckard’s penis of woe.

  • KJM

    April 3rd in Boston!

  • Edward #negrod4eva

    Black metal may very well be the finest of the extreme metal subgenres.

    • Tyree

      For black metal, black metal
      Black metal, black metal, black metal
      Lay down your souls to the gods rock n’ roll!

      • Metal ten fold through the deadly black hole.
        Riding hells stallions bareback and free.
        Faking our chances with raw energy.

    • Howard Dean

      I’ve gone back and forth between black metal and death metal for years now. Both have their strengths, and I find that for me, preferring one over the other changes on an indescribable and unpredictable interval. For some people their preferences change from season-to-season or year-to-year.

      • I also swap between sub-genres frequently. Right now, I’m in more of a black metal mind and I haven’t been able to enjoy death metal as much as I wish I could. A couple years back, I was really into thrash metal. I pretty much listen to power metal and folk metal all the time. Doom metal was last year.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          Doom is never not this year.

          • I’ve certainly still listened to doom but last year I almost listened to it exclusively to the chagrin of other genres.

      • NefariousDude

        I’m a perennial feller myself

    • VVorld Peace

      I’m of the opinion that black metal may have the greatest potential for artistic merit, while death metal has the greatest potential for extremity. But that’s just like, my opinion, man.

      • Edward #negrod4eva

        I’m here back and forth cause work, lol, but I would like to elaborate on this subject further in the immediate future. I will say briefly that I am in a phase where what I mostly want to listen to and seek out is black metal in its myriad forms. Of course I am listening to other things and am excited about records throughout the spectrum of heavy metal, but, black metal, man. Black metal.

        • Whoops

          Once you go Black(metal), you don’t want to go back.

      • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

        I concur and support this line of reasoning.

        • VVorld Peace

          Thank you, clown. I’m a big fan of your work.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            I thank you sincerely and tip my cap!

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      Hold on there just a minute, are we forgetting the 20th “comeback” of thrash? THIS TIME ITS REAAAAAALLLL!!

      • Edward #negrod4eva

        … are we, TDTR?

        I mean, it’s possible.

        • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

          lol! yes for sure, this time its real!

  • I wish Nails and Gojira would tour together, just so they call it the ” Nails & Whales” Tour

  • Howard Dean

    I totally disregarded Harm’s Way at first. Meat-head brocore is not usually my thing. But this is the track that got me into them. That plodding buildup at the beginning before all hell break(down)s loose around the minute and a half mark. This song almost makes me want to fight invisible ninjas. But then I sulk away and throw on Morbid Angel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7FK4kE4Osc

    • Edward #negrod4eva

      HD I have been playing this album with some frequency lately – shit is good.

    • I got a chain saw and a machete for Christmas. I could lend you the machete if you want? for your ninja fighting that is..

      This song is the tits!

      GL

  • congratulations @george_lynch:disqus on the Gojira news!

    • I am very excited! However, I honestly thought they were already finished recording it and just did not bother to tell the fans. Kinda like a surprise, ya know? Anyway. I am indeed pumped. I hope there are pick scrapes for daaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyysssssssssssss 🙂

      JL

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    I shall see Electric Wizard at Webster Hall considering Time To Die was in my top 3 this year.

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      If EW comes near me, I shall consider not being there.

    • KJM

      It would be cool if someone here were going to the Boston show.

    • KJM

      Hope you got your ticket already cos that’s show’s sold out too.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        Damnit.

        • KJM

          Yep, there’s one thing I was looking forward to in 2015 that has already gone to shit. I’m guessing there won’t be another chance.

  • BEVRDBEVRD

    DAT NAILS

  • If anyone needs something to do till the next swaggy post on ToH, I would recommend watching this amazing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_O4K5HQtgo&feature=youtu.be&list=PLlRceUcRZcK0E1Id3NHchFaxikvCvAVQe

  • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

    Hearing that Gojira is working on another album makes the pain of my girlfriend of two and a half years dumping me yesterday a little better. 🙂

    • Whoops

      Darn. Be strong mate, it’ll get better.

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      sorry bruh..

    • KJM

      No hope for reconciliation?

      • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

        I honestly couldn’t tell ya man. She’s 19 (a year older than me) and much more mature. She said I’m not as mature as she’d like me to be

        • Sorry to hear that, man. Things will work out for the better for you. That Gojira announcement has me chomping at the bit.

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            They’re one of the handful of bands that I have yet to see live, but really need to see. I always hear the live show is incredible

        • KJM

          I can only hope you told her what a load of crap that statement is. NO ONE is “mature” at 19.

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            I didn’t say anything lol. I just drove through a lot of back roads blasting metal for almost two hours

          • KJM

            Either she’ll realize how silly she’s being or you’ll find someone who realizes that life is short and having a good time with it is what really matters.

          • Solid man!
            JL

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            What were you playing?

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            Well due to the circumstance I was listening to a lot of metalcore. Even a couple of country songs that have some kind of meaning behind them.

          • Country music is devoid of value and meaning. Repent your sins, young one!

            JL

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            I grew up on country music since I live in a farm town. I don’t listen to it as much since I found metal, but sometimes it’s good for my soul. I like hearing music about those you love whether it’s a significant other or it’s a family member. I guess you can take the boy out of the farm town, but not the farm town out of the boy.

          • KJM

            Hank Sr, Waylon, Willie, Johnny Cash(especially Johnny), all good stuff.

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            The first song I blasted in my truck when I headed out was “Hurt” by Johnny Cash. It’s not one of his most notable songs, since it’s a cover. But at that moment it felt like the perfect song.

          • KJM

            Even Reznor admits that Johnny owned that song.

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            It’s good by NIN, but Johnny just mad it incredible. That says a lot about him that he made a good song into an incredible song.

          • KJM

            IMO Johnny Cash is a musician that transcends genre.

          • Lacertilian

            He’s a genre spanner. Like Howard Moon.

          • KJM

            What’s a “Howard Moon”?

          • Lacertilian

            Awesome character from a BBC4 psych-comedy from a few years ago. If you like tripping, music and surrealist humor, it should be right in your wheelhouse.

          • old_man_doom

            Listen to “Big River” and “I Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash too. Helped me when the same shit happened. And then follow it up with “Get Rhythm” — it’ll get you in a better mood.

            Can you tell I like JC a lot?

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            Who doesn’t love Johnny Cash? The man made incredible music!

          • I agree. I’m 24 and i still feel like a man-child despite having a degree, a full time salaried job, and my own apartment.

          • 33 and same

          • Just hit 27 four days ago. My wife is talking about having little critters. oh boy!

            JL

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            good stuff!

          • KJM

            I’ll be 48 in April, am semi-retired due to disability(working part time), I take care of a disabled parent and I still don’t feel “mature”.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Word…Im the same age.

          • wow thanx a lot

            :'(

        • i was dumped in October, she said she couldn’t quite explain why she didn’t want to date anymore. girls are odd, man. to make things even more odd, we’re still friends!
          just don’t fall into the trap of thinking YOU failed in some way. that’s what i tend to do, and it takes me a few months to realize that i’m not a dick and it was just something wrong on her end.

          • VVorld Peace

            You’re certainly not a dick, but, to be fair, some dudes get dumped because they are in fact dicks.

          • hehe, yeah i think i worded that incorrectly. what i meant is that when i get dumped my self-esteem just drops and i feel worthless.

          • ANTI dick acting ppl should stick together!

            WERE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT! NO! WE AINT GOING TO TAKE! IT! WERE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!

            JL

          • VVorld Peace

            You aren’t worthless, Jimmy. Neither is Nujack.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Yea totally. I got dumped in my 20s after 4.5 years. Shaved my head-mohawk, dropped out of college, moved to Cali and set my self back about 20 years…live and learn.

          • hehe, did you see my long hair on FB? i shaved my head after the break up too! (which i now know was a mistake)
            everything good in clown town now?

          • KJM

            You couldn’t get me to cut my hair if you put a gun to my head.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            I wish I still had some to cut!!

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            haha! great minds….Hey thanks for asking as a matter of fact Im celebrating 11 years of marriage January 3rd. Im a lucky man..greatfull too. Trying not to fuck things up!

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            So shaving my head would be a mistake?

          • probably not for you. i had three years of hair growth doe.

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            When it happened I was tempted to shave my head. I also wanted to get a random tattoo. But I realized that would just be dumb.

          • Between The Buried & Smee

            Never shave your head. The back of your head is bumpier than you’d expect.

          • Lacertilian

            You can’t see the back of your own head without mirrors, fuck other people.

          • Between The Buried & Smee

            At least one person said that before getting a mullet.

          • Lacertilian

            I do it fortnightly.
            No mistakes here, except when I try to pull a jumper over my head too quickly and the short hair acts like velcro.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            haha! great minds….Hey thanks for asking as a matter of fact Im celebrating 11 years of marriage June 3rd. Im a lucky man..greatfull too. Trying not to fuck things up!

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Sorry man…great post too!

          • KJM

            You’re a better person than me. I don’t think I could remain friends with someone who ended a serious relationship without giving an adequate reason.

          • VVorld Peace

            I tend to have strong opinions about people trying to be friends with their exes (I’m not a fan), but if someone can pull it off without getting reattached, good for them.

          • KJM

            I need a better reason for ending than “It doesn’t feel right”. If it were just a casual dating relationship that would be different of course.

          • Hmm, I’ve always stayed friends with people that I’ve been involved with, (albeit not many people because I don’t get out much haha) so I never saw it as weird. But I just don’t understand the negative reactions I get when I tell somebody that I’m going to hang out with an ex for lunch. It’s really that uncomfortable for most people?

          • VVorld Peace

            I’ve just seen a lot of situations where a clean break would have been mutually beneficial, but if you can still pull it off, good for you. I still have one ex with whom my wife and I are still friends.

          • d00d i can’t explain it myself. we never fought, and there was no drama. so after about a month (and deleting all pics and texts), here’s this fun girl right down the road!

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            Me and my now ex always fought. We didn’t have anything in common. I loved the chaos. It felt right. Getting along and agreeing all the time would be way too boring for me.

          • HA, perhaps that’s why she dumped me!

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            Females are extremely odd. People are people and sometimes things don’t work.

          • Lacertilian

            you’ll always have @MetaAnus2:disqus waiting in the wings.

        • Max

          ….and then they get annoyed by older men going for younger women. You can’t win.

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            It’s a shame women are so complicated. I’ve been wanting to shoot a text to her all damn day, but I figure it’s not the right time to do so.

          • Max

            Only my advice, might not be universally applicable:

            Do NOT text her, today or beyond. Not unless she contacts you first; and even then resist the urge to reply for as long as you can. If she pursues you and queries why you’re avoiding her, explain that you’re trying to move on as an attempt at “being more mature.”

    • VVorld Peace

      I’m sorry, bro. Keep your head up. Keep your heart strong. The toilet is here for you.

    • Gojira, Cattle Decapitation and Sylosis in the same year!

    • Lacertilian

      This young guy could make you smile about the futility of human relationships.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayX-r3E9g1k

  • That featured image >>>>>

  • Got some iTunes gift cards for Christmas so I snagged the new JFAC, Artificial Brain, Archspire and Ne Obliviscaris. I also stopped by a record store while I was in STL and snagged a limited edition Death Grips Exmilitary Vinyl. BYAHHHH!!!

    • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

      The new JFAC is incredible. It’d be awesome if they decided to announce a tour anytime soon.

      • Seen them live back in 2007, and it seemed like anyone over 15 years old scurried out of the place. Thankfully they’ve gotten way better since then.

        • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

          It’s odd because usually when you release an album you also release tour dates. But oh well. I’m hoping they’ll come soon.

          • Been in the industry for a bit, and getting the album out is a headache enough. A tour is a whole other animal. Thankfully never had to go through that, because the main group I was working with (Fektion Fekler) had kids, wives, jobs, school and all that. So obviously no touring. BTW, here’s them:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LWFzLDaubY

          • Æ (Justin Nowlin)

            Shameless self promoting??? Lol totally kidding. I really enjoy this though!

          • May I interest you in donating your bank account, PIN number, Social Security number, first born child, car title, and mortgage to my dead uncle in Nigeria who just emailed me?

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      COOL!

    • I also got an Itunes card for xmas.I bought the He Is Legend discography. I also picked up a copy of Whitechapel’s new album at best buy yesterday. That album really grew on me over the course of the year.

    • i was at FYE on Saturday and was chatting it up with the “metal” guy who works there. he said “ever heard of Run the Jewels?” i said “yeah my toilet friends told me about them”…

    • How is the new JFAC, btw? Fucking hated them when I saw them headline for Gojira and Behemoth back in 2007, but the new stuff sounds like they’ve matured alot. Ps, Death Grips RULES! Been getting my friends back home into that.

  • WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLEESSS

  • GOJIRA!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DeadButtDreaming

    Anyone who bitches about new EW should stick to listening to new The Contortionist or Emmure.

  • Mother Shabubu III

    I just found out Napalm Death has a new album coming out 1/27. Then I found they had a new song. I was thoroughly torn a new anus. It’s amazing how they are older yet haven’t lost any of the piss and vinegar.

    • Whoops

      I’m really looking forward to that album.

      • Mother Shabubu III

        Napalm Death always delivers.

  • Virgil the Ghost Poet

    I’m looking forward to Harm’s Way. I thought that I was the only person who likes the industrial hardcore band. They are going to crush us.