Tech Deathcult Thursday

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Salutations, techdeathcultheads. As you may have surmised, your good shepherd Jack Bauer is out planning the ultimate April Fool’s Day prank to play on all those silly terrorists, so the burden for this illustrious column now falls squarely on my narrow, girlish shoulders. I hope they don’t buckle under the weight. Today, I’m choppin’ at ya about The Monolith Deathcult, but before we get to the meat and potatoes of this succulent buffet, the magnanimous Archbauer has requested that I, your humble servant, pass along the good word regarding the wide world of weedlies. Here’s the tech deathcult news you can use:

  • George Kolias, drummist extraordinaire, has unleashed a new solo track that can be found by stabbing this Lambgoat link.
  • Archspire, your sovereign and benevolent overlords of tech have offered you another glimpse of divinity in the form of a guitar playthrough video for “The Oblivion Chain.”
  • Your high priest Jackspire would like me to bring to your attention one last offering from a new band called Liquid Space 9. As the prophet spake, “This brings the weedlies hard.”

Now that you have received your daily deedlies like manna from heaven, we can now get to the task at hand. For my paltry offering to this revered series, I’d like to highlight the brand new release from Dutch death metal surrealists The Monolith Deathcult. Born in 2002 from a fiery crucible of “steel that was ravaged by death,” TMDC are a technical death metal band that have often taken the path less traveled. While other bands have seen fit to worship the corrupt and exult the perverse, TMDC are a group with unlikely backgrounds and acerbic senses of humor, opting instead to focus on their favorite subjects: history, politics, literature, and self-abasement. The band first made their presence known to the wider community in 2003 with full-length The Apotheosis, a decidedly vicious slab of searing carnage not unlike early Nile or Immolation, but with a focus on tangible human conflicts and fears. The album was serviceable as a technical record but lacked much of the whimsy that would come to characterize later efforts. I’d link something hear for your aural satisfaction, but A). I’ve been unable to track this album down on Spotify or Bandcamp and B). you’ll see soon that there is no reason to do so.

Not content to rest on their laurels, the band returned just two years later with another full-length, The White Crematorium. The album was met with mixed reviews, and although many fans consider it a classic, at least one reviewer on Metal Archives hates it. I’m not sure if our esteemed brother in blog just doesn’t quite get what their shtick or if he genuinely is unamused, but either way, The White Crematorium remains a brutal exercise that shines a light on some of the darkest corners of human society, like a really unflattering selfie. The little twists and derivations that would eventually come to make TMDC who they are would just begin to rear their ugly little heads on this release, but ultimately this albums serves simply as a predecessor of the absurdity to come. The White Crematorium would actually see a re-release, and you can find both versions on Spotify.

It was finally on TMDC’s next album, Triumvirate, that the band’s signature take on death metal would take root. Songs got longer and thicker. The lyrics became more tongue-in-cheek. Gang vocals, electronic chirps, and other unconventional elements were incorporated into the package. Ultimately, this blend would produce an album both heavy as a sperm whale and effervescent as a mantis shrimp, a shining, unassailable tower of garish chrome burning the retinas of all unbelievers. Many fans consider this TMDC’s magnum opus because it never forsakes heaviness for wackiness but always uses the latter to accentuate the former, often coming off as a slightly less serious but never less brutal Septicflesh. Check out “Wrath of the Ba’ath” for a perfect example of that tasty blend of sweet’n’sour.

If Triumvirate was a burning spire of unconventional metals welded together into an impenetrable fortress of deadly riffs and barbarous growls, the next new full-length, Tetragrammaton, was a writhing, wriggling spire of dying unicorns, rusting battleships, and smashed TIE Fighters. It seems that after finishing 2008’s Triumvirate and and the re-release of The White Crematorium 2.0, TMDC looked at their kingdom and thought, “Oy, needs moar dakka!” And so it was. In writing Tetragrammaton, TMDC decided to take every possible element they could, including the kitchen sink, and threw it at the wall, not caring if anything stuck. Yet somehow, miraculously, all those surreal, almost Dada-esque elements worked together to create a baffling mix that was equally silly and brutal, somehow out-bombasting anything released by Nile, Septicflesh, and other cinematic technical death metal bands. Seriously, combining Optimus Prime voice-overs with audio clips from Caligula and Independence Day and readings from The Bible and Milton’s Paradise Lost while discussing the Rwandan Genocide and the Dutch Slave Trade shouldn’t work, but somehow, inexplicably, it does. The final product is a death metal album that sounds like a bad milkshake made from chunks of RammsteinSepulturaThe BerzerkerKeep of Kalessin, and Krisiun, but that big meaty concoction still goes down smooth. Most importantly, though, this album is fun. Really fun. In a way most extreme metal bands aren’t fun. In my humble opinion, it’s The Monolith Deathcult’s best album thus far, and my only complaint is that there are a few sequences where the guitars take a backseat to the orchestration. It still rules, though.

So how did TMDC decide to proceed after losing two members (the band now only consists of Michiel Dekker, Robin Kok, and Carsten Altena) and dropping such a wild ride of an album? With a decidedly more straightforward and stripped-down (compared to Tetragrammaton) EP called Bloodcvlts. If this lengthy and bizarre interview is to be believed, most of the tracks on Bloodcvlts are re-imaginings from the band’s debut The Apotheosis. However, these aren’t just mere re-recordings. Songs have been rearranged with new electronic and cinematic elements added to enhance the sense of grandeur and to capture TMDC as the weird amalgam of heaviness and levity, not unlike a robot unicorn, that they are in 2015. The end result is an album that is a bit more brutal than Tetragrammton but a little less fun overall. This is still a quality release, especially for an EP, and the only thing I’d recommend you skip is the techno remix called “Die Waffe Mensche.” My favorite song on the new album might be the reinterpretation of “Den Ensomme Nordens Dronning,” a quasi-acoustic track that sounds similar to the way the band played the song live for that radio show we covered. But don’t take my word for it. Check out “Hangmen Also Die” below and stream the full album on Spotify.

If you’re down with death metal that doesn’t take itself too seriously, give TMDC a like on Facebook and purchase Bloodcvlts via Season of Mist.

I think this is the part where your divine guide usually says something. Oh yeah! STAY TECH!

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  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    I’m liking this quite a bit.

  • Guacamole Jim

    Whoo! This shit is heavy!

    http://i.imgur.com/HyNrp.gif

  • RustyShackleford

    ALL HAIL HIGH PRIEST JACKSPIRE ARCHBAUER! This is some awesome shit W. I am all weedlies this morning. Yep.

  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    Great stand in Dubya. I’m going to check out a few of these tracks, weird huh.

    • Dr. Dubz

      If you’re looking for weird, jam “Gods Amongst Insects” first.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        “Hangmen Also Die” is a great frickin’ name for a song.

        • Dr. Dubz

          Can’t argue with that. This band is clever, but not in the annoying mathcore way.

          • The Beargod

            The latter is known as “intellectualism” or some such. The former as being fun.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Sad, I like mathcore. It’s my oldest favorite extreme subgenre!

          • Dr. Dubz

            Oh, I like it too. I’m just saying that not every song title needs to be hyper ironic.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Oh, gotcha. Yeah some of the absurdly long song titles are absurd.

          • Hubert

            Aslimu!!! – All Slain Those Who Brought Down Our Highly Respected Symbols to the Lower Status of the Barren Earth

      • Edward/Breegrodamus
  • The Beargod

    I think I like TMDC.

    • Dr. Dubz

      I think I like you.

      • The Beargod

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      Bear God, two things:

      do you really think Tentacles of Whorror is whack? I’m stuck on that, I think it is so good.

      I mailed out that Pissgrave demo cassette this morning, hoping to increase both my kvlt points and GBPs in the group simultaneously, lol

      • The Beargod

        I don’t think ToW is bad per se. There’s nothing good on it ether. Completely Meh.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          Nothing good on the entire album?!

          • The Beargod

            Both, Tenth sub-level of suicide and ToW have like one song I don’t feel like skipping.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Shit, I’m gonna play The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide later on, I will report back.

          • The Beargod

            All early Leviathan is so… so… average. So goddamn basic and without much of interest, no catching melodies, no great riffs, no crushing atmosphere or anything that a band needs in order to do Basic Black Metal well.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            I keep thinking of the old darkwave band, Leviathan, which to me is far better.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUZ9avg3HL4&list=PLB0F660D8AA3696F3

          • The more he says the more I think he doesn’t understood what words mean. Kill Euro swine.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq1eorvhaIM

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    Doesn’t seem to do much for me, maybe I just don’t like fun. Liquid Space 9 fucking rips though.

    • Dr. Dubz

      Eh, that’s aight. This isn’t like the normal tech death Mssr. Bauer usually covers.

      • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

        Well, it’s not like I don’t like this kind of music, it’s just that there doesn’t seem to be anything that makes me go like “ok, this band is amazing”.

  • Tyree

    I expected to hate this. Not to bad, the production bothers me a tad though. Some pretty sick blasting death.

    • Dr. Dubz

      I think their drummer is one of their strongest elements.

      • Tyree

        Definitely. They sort of remind me of Arkhon Infaustus.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3LEeFuqqKc

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          This sounds like muddy tech death, not bad.

      • Guacamole Jim

        That would explain why I dig them.

  • Scrimm

    Robin Kok is a hilarious name.

    • Dr. Dubz

      I can’t seem to escape the KOK this year.

      • Scrimm

        Couple of my friends have been raving about the latest KOK release too.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        FEATURED COMMENT

      • ( ͡͡ ° ͜ ʖ ͡ °)

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        jejeps.

    • Hubert

      Kok = Cook in Dutch.

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))

    Speaking of Septicflesh, where can I get one of these leather shirts like the guy front and center?

    http://septicflesh.com/images/graph.jpg

    • This is like the Hot Topic equivalent of Spanx.

    • It’s like a batman with psoriasis or something like that.

      • Dr. Dubz

        Featured comment!

    • it’s like The Destroyer from Thor, but sexier.

    • Scrimm
      • lolz and awesumz

      • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))

        I always imagined that the only store in Hell is Walmart.

        • Scrimm

          Jeez that’s probably true. I start raging just thinking about going there.

          • Dr. Dubz

            I buy my groceries at Walmart because I can’t really afford to do so elsewhere at the moment. Every trip is an exercise in self-flagellation.

          • Scrimm

            At least I have one that’s just a grocery store near me. I can’t handle the super Walmart.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            When I first bought my condo years ago, I was more concerned about money / budget then, and I used to drive over fifteen minutes to grocery shop at a Walmart. The drive got old and I got less concerned, though, lol

          • The Beargod

            “drive over fifteen minutes to a grocery store” Lol. That’s nothing, do you seriously have good grocery stores that close everywhere?

          • Dr. Dubz

            The Walmart I go to is like 5 minutes tops from where I live.

          • I can walk to the grocery store in my neighborhood. Move to a city, Finn.

          • The Beargod

            I LIVE PRACTICALLY IN FINLAND’S BIGGEST CITY!

          • Move to a real country, Finn.

          • The Beargod

            What would I, an imaginary deity, do in a actual country?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            You’re not an imaginary deity, you’re Bear God.

          • The Beargod

            Truly a God Among Insects.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I can’t remember who asked me, but someone asked me, how long I thought that I would be allowed atop this trash heap?

          • J.R.

            Why they decided to toss Optimus Prime into that song I will never know, but man am I happy they did.

          • Dr. Dubz

            There are a number of things on that album that leave me wondering, “Who thought this was a good idea?” But then it turns out that they were, in fact, good ideas.

          • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

            Aren’t all deities imaginary? *tips fedora*

          • Guacamole Jim
          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
          • The Beargod

            I have a couple of stores that close to me too. They’re smaller than my apartment.

          • Brb. I’m going to the bodega to see if I can find cheese with 100 % of overprice.

            http://cdn.noticiaaldia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/DSC05841-400×267.jpg

          • more beer

            Reminds me of the Bronx. There is a bodega on every corner there.

          • For every supermarket there’s 20 bodegas.

          • more beer

            Yep the same there.

          • It seems that Bronx is more akin to Latin América than I thought!

          • KJM

            The Allston/Brighton section of Boston is like that too.

          • There’s a lot of latinos there too?

          • KJM

            Yep. Latinos, college students, and various weirdos.

          • more beer

            Well more than half the population is Hispanic there.

          • That makes all the sense in the world to me, now!
            http://hugelolcdn.com/comments/1492363.gif

          • The Beargod

            Bodega = a poor quality cigarillo.

          • Hey do you use iTunes?

          • The Beargod

            Not anymore. Used to, but I got fed up qith the whole Appel thingamajic.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Smart man.

          • zune marketplace 😉

          • Dr. Dubz

            Jimmy knows what’s up. Also, I’ve been thinking more and more that Zune Pass was just way ahead of the curve.

          • Ok. I was going to gift the new Gentle Storm album to you if you still used it!

          • I’m going to listen to it this afternoon if I stop the Techy mood.

          • The Beargod

            Now I am sorry I don’t.

          • Scrimm

            I’ve got a Fry’s/Kroger and a Safeway in walking distance and 4 more stores no more than 5 minutes away.

          • Dr. Dubz

            We’ve got a United (similar to Safeway) even closer than Walmart. I go there if it’s a small shopping list rather than the normal, weekly trip.

          • Scrimm

            Safeway is expensive.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Yah, I remember. We had them back in Colorado.

          • more beer

            Yes they are.

          • Stockhausen

            We stopped by one on tour for a grocery trip. We walked in and out pretty quickly, cuz tour budget.

          • sweetooth0

            Safeway is such a ripoff. Even with their “super save card” or whatever crap they call it groceries cost me almost $100 more than what I would spend at Superstore for basically the same stuff.

          • Stockhausen

            Seriously, I’m glad we don’t have them in my area.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Not familiar with Safeway, but do they have all that fancy pants import shit almost no one buys? That’s usually what makes some grocery stores ridiculously expensive, that and all the bells and whistles. There’s a place like that here called Farm Fresh. 25% of the stuff is import stuff that no one here buys, and is mostly there for show. Dominick’s back in Chicago was the exact same way.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            and Jewel(s) lol!

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Jewel’s not AS bad, but pretty fucking close. Treasure Island is pretty ridiculous too. Once Village Foods closed in my old neighborhood (Hyde Park), the only reasonable place was Hyde Park Produce. Lol, did you hear about Whole Foods building a store in Englewood? I wanna see how that disaster turns out!

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            yea jewel(s)…lol always mispronounced wasnt bad I like dthier stores. treasure island was always in the city and was akin in price to shopping for anything at an airport right? you ever see a Certifiedland independent grocer? No whole foods in englewood? wow?

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Yep, and no, haven’t seen one of those.
            Englewood is the murder capital of Chicago, as well as it’s poorest area, which makes it a very very odd choice to put a Whole Foods. People who live there can’t afford it, and those who can afford it won’t set foot in Englewood.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Lol…makes no sense. I think its nice to provide the option for people for sure but they are expensive as fuck!

          • sweetooth0

            Nah, they just overprice everything so rich entitled assholes can shop there and feel superior to the peasants who shop at Superstore and Walmart. They also bag your groceries though, so lot’s of old folks like it.

          • sweetooth0

            they even have Starbucks inside the grocery store.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Bagging your own stuff makes alot of places, like Sav-A-Lot, much cheaper. I’m sure Aldi’s does that too, but I’ve never shopped there.

          • Óðhinn

            No Urban Fare or Whole Foods in the area?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            The Cub Foods I go to is less than five minutes away unless I get stuck at the horrible stoplight on the way there.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            OMG, I’ve gotten food poisoning TWICE from meat I’ve gotten from Cub!

          • that’s insane. I have to go hunting at Maracaibo’s Lake to stay alive.

          • Hubert

            Do you hunt for toilet paper?

          • I’m using plantain leaves.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            There’s no possums or squirrels you can use?

          • only plantain leaves and lemna.

          • Hubert

            There are three different grocery stores near me.

          • The Beargod

            You’re all spoiled.
            ALL OF YOUS!

          • Hubert

            They’re all of the same chain as well, it’s crazy.

          • The Beargod

            Madness! I tell you, Madness!

          • KJM

            I never take this neighborhood for granted. It’s expensive as fuck but I’ll never move.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Finland isn’t allowed to have nice things!

          • KJM

            Within 10 minutes walk I have 1 large grocery store, 2 bakeries, 3 corner stores, and a butcher.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            I got a dollar store with a good food section, an actual grocery store, an Asian market (which I LOVE! They actually know me by name there), a Sav-A-Lot (discount grocery store) in about 15 minutes walking distance.

          • more beer

            Yes they are everywhere.

          • Óðhinn

            I refuse to shop at Walmart. Luckily, I don’t have to. There are many other choices where I live.

          • There’s a Walmart 5 minutes from my house but I’m all about boycotting those guys. Will gladly travel elsewhere so they don’t get a dime of my money.

          • Dr. Dubz

            I definitely get why people do that. I’d love to shop somewhere else, but It’s not really feasible at the moment.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            I stick with Dollar Tree mostly. Actually has a really good grocery section, and everything’s a buck. I’ve actually had to think of a food budget since my EBT got cut off.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Living on a budget is not a bad thing at all.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Yeah, but I liked it better when I got $189 a month on my EBT and could spoil myself silly. I miss being able to afford duck eggs and squid jerky.

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      Interview I did with them way back when:
      http://www.chaindlk.com/interviews/Septic-FleshChaostar/

    • J.R.

      We Crysis now

  • Hubert

    Us Dutch Fuckers are really good at being REALLY dramatic when discussing political topics. The Monolith Deathcult seems a bit like a parody/homage to that.

    And Tetragrammaton is fucking amazing, of course.

    • Dr. Dubz

      It’s definitely very, very tongue-in-cheek.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        The promo of the band wearing suits is great.

        • Dr. Dubz

          You should read some of their interviews. They make fun of themselves a ton. Also, these lines from S.A.D.M.

          “We are the vile assault of the Ancients’ inheritance
          Adorned with gargantuan pinnacles of human genius
          Soporific mediocrity hath reigned this world for ages
          Pyrrhic victories lead to mass self-flagellation
          Fatal dumb ugliness sometimes has depths of expression
          A pastiche of left-wing cant with fawning references
          400 years after the abominable slave trade the Dutch have finally found
          Another way to push another atrocity unto mankind”

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Sure Tom Fischer didn’t write that?

          • Dr. Dubz

            I can neither confirm nor deny this statement.

      • Hubert

        I thinks it’s brave of them to touch on Islamic themes, even when it’s tongue in cheek.

        • Dr. Dubz

          They do it a ton, too. Pretty surprising, but since at least one member is a history teacher, I think a lot of it is from that perspective.

    • OldMetalHead

      eet smakelijk

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    here’s that song –“you got the touch”–that dirk diggler sings in boogie nights–
    like the actual version

    https://youtu.be/AZKpByV5764

  • Dr. Dubz

    No comment on my inclusion of Goldmember in the band photo?

    • Looks like the color masking you used blends it in so it’s not so obvious unless you are referring to guy on top. I can’t tell.

      • Dr. Dubz

        Dude on the far right.

  • The bandcamp album is sounding like Dethklok meets early Strapping Young Lad. Weird put they pull it off.

    • Dr. Dubz

      Not sure how people feel about them around here, but I actually like the Dethklok albums. The self-awareness is part of the charm.

      • God ov All

        Go Forth
        Be conquered
        Go forth and DIE.

      • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

        It’s my all time favorite show, but the music always sounded very chug-a-long and by the numbers to me. This Monolith Deathcult stuff definitely has me chewing my tendies slowly in awe, though.

      • OldMetalHead
  • Tyree
    • Dr. Dubz

      Tyree, I’m really digging this Bramy Nawii album, but weirdly the bandcamp stream has a ton of clipping on one of the songs.

      • Tyree

        I noticed that too. I’m going to write them an email here today actually.

        • Dr. Dubz

          I’ll probably buy the album, but I hope that track isn’t damaged on the digital file.

          • Tyree

            I just sent them an email. They better get back to me. It’s mostly on the song Welesowy Cień.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Yup!

          • Tyree

            I wrote a warning message on the Bandcamp page just now.

            https://arachnophobiarecords.bandcamp.com/album/bramy-nawii

          • Dr. Dubz

            Let me know if they reply. I’m not going to pull the trigger until they do.

          • Tyree

            Will do. I imagine their response to be very broken English.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Labels used to do that when I’d get promos way back when. They’d have interludes of the bands saying “this is blah blah, you are listening to yackety smackety” and in some cases they’d put in static every 30 seconds. Those CDs I didn’t even bother to review for that reason. Might be what they’re doing in this case.

    • Immolation , the skronkers from Yonkers

    • Guacamole Jim

      Now this, I like.

    • OldMetalHead

      Now I’m hungry.

  • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

    Definitely hearing a lot of Septic Flesh on that one song (Tetragrammaton). I likey! 9.5/10 tendies.

    • Dr. Dubz

      The song is probably Gods Amongst Insects. The album is Tetragrammaton.

      • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

        It was the first one. The second one didn’t do much for me. Sounded like kinda wonky industrial metal.

        • Dr. Dubz

          Every song on that album sounds different.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            I’ll plow through the rest a little later. I’m on disc 3 of 6 of this new And One set, so that’s gonna take me a couple more hours to get through.

          • Dr. Dubz

            That’s a lot of media.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Yep, but so worth it! I DL’d a box set of Alphaville a while back that was over 20 CD’s, and that took me over a month to get through.

  • OldMetalHead

    Wow. The first three songs you’ve embedded above are progressively more tasty. I hope the fourth doesn’t make me mess my pants.

  • Th’load&th’road

    Lurker Alert 😉 Off Topic Alert ;o I noticed mention of Elder in the comments of yesterday’s excellent Doom post- and I just got email confirmation from Nick DiSalvo of Elder that they are indeed playing Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte tonight and Richmond Va tomorrow- there is some mixup where it’s not (or wasn’t) on their Facebook and Mos Generator apparently isn’t going to be opening, but hey toileteers in Charlotte area, come out and see this fuckin’ excellent band and get bought a beer by a TOH lurker jajajaja
    P.S. I’ll be the fat tattooed guy with the beard dressed mostly in black (there can be only one,riiiiiight??) probably in a Windhand t-shirt

    • Dr. Dubz

      I think we have a few folks in the Charlotte area. Thanks for the info!

      • Th’load&th’road

        Thanks Doc-yeah that’s what I was thinking. Sorry if i rudely interrupted ya tech death thread ;( great post btw! And, uhmmm I gotta ask- didja see the red tailed hawk segment on Last Week Tonight w/John Oliver? Complete with a thrash track and hawk footage in the closing credits? Zzzzzzzzzzzz might say agenda 21 hawk-gate is sneaking into the mainstream and working against ya doc ;( watch ye back brootha

        • Dr. Dubz

          Whoaaaaaah, thanks for the warning!

    • hi! hope you’re doing well, mr. lurker!

      • Th’load&th’road

        Salutations JJM. I am not that one guy on google+ (you asked me that awhile back and I just saw it (doyouthinkhesaurus? Jajajaja) but I do share and support ya luv of Jameson whooskey, if’n you and bunk wanna wax poetic down by the tracks with a liter or two, I’m game

        • i can’t doxx anyone, but there is a G+ fellow with whom i chat every now and then (but he’s been quiet lately)… it would be amazebro if he turned out to be the blind dinosaur!

          • Lacertilian

            The Dinosaur is my all time fave.
            Perfect shtick.

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      Damn, I’m in right in between Charlotte and Richmond, and no way to get to either one! Curses!

      • Th’load&th’road

        I feelz ye supreme leader, I live in the foookin woods me self, equal distance tween Charlotte and Richmond, but I have an 18 wheeler and booked myself thru Charlotte tonight to catch this show, and hopefully Abysmal Dawn tomorrow night as well. You’re in Norfolk area correct? I’m over near Danville out on a farm m/ farm merol jaja

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          Not familiar where Danville is, but I’m picturing Deliverance when I hear the name.

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          I’m in Newport News, not quite big city, but not quite farmland either.

          • Th’load&th’road

            Deliverance is fairly accurate assessment. land of rural beauty but mucho fundie nonsense and such. My niece completed her masters last year at CNU in Newport News. Seems like ok area…small city, beach close, etc.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Yep, it’s a pretty decent area. Far different from what I’m used to back in Chicago, but in several good ways.

  • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

    BTW, check out the comments section on this one. Maybe, just maybe I can land an interview with Warrel Dane, OMG!!!! I just asked him a moment ago, so keep your fingers crossed!

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ozzy-osbourne-to-undergo-surgery-in-may-ozzfiesta-event-canceled/

  • Oh man remind me never to agree to work a 12 hour shift ever again. Good stuff dubya, love these guys.

  • Stockhausen

    Playing catch up during lunch, and this catches all of my up. I love bands that are awesome but know how to have fun.

    • Dr. Dubz

      I think Tetragrammaton will be right up your alley, birthday bae.

      • Stockhausen

        It’s the only one I can’t listen to at the moment, since it’s on Bandcamp. I’ll make sure to get to that one later.

  • This George Kolias track is surprisingly good.

  • Ferris Mueller

    I liked this quite a lot.

    • Dr. Dubz

      I’m glad!

  • JWG

    Thant detail about how one guy doesn’t get it on M-A seems quite common. It has got to the point where I wish they’d implement a way to allow readers to manually-but-consistently block the outliers in the calculation of the average album score.

    It gets annoying having to do it yourself on paper every single time.

    • Dr. Dubz

      Word. I just thought it was funny that one guy’s butt was severely burnt.

  • Lacertilian