This Toilet Tuesday (4/26/16)


Welcome to This Toilet Tuesday! Come and join us, friends, as we continue our quest to provide you with more metal than you’ll ever be able to listen to. If you’re smart, you’ll be picky and take only the best cuts from each week (which W., Karhu, Jom, and I have so graciously picked out). If you’re like me, you’ll stick everything that sounds even remotely interesting in a list somewhere, fully intending to return to it, but never getting around to it. There are few things sadder than knowing there are sweet riffs you’re never going to get to hear, but such is life. So pick out some of those awesome riffs from this week and share them with us in the comments!


Plebeian Grandstand – False Highs, True Lows (Throatruiner Records) [SKRONK]

Although digitally out for more than a month, it is still worth mentioning Plebeian Grandstand have unleashed a new full length album packed with dissonance, disconcertedness, and heavily expanded musical dongs. A great many of us eager Toileteers have been awaiting the return of these blackened Frenchmen, and they have not disappointed. Notably, False Highs, True Lows possesses a tad less of the hardcore influence heard on its predecessor, Lowgazers, although the blast beats and pummeling atmosphere remain fully intact. If you’ve been procrastinating on this release (like definitely not me), check it out and get learned. FFO: Deathspell Omega, Kommandant 4/29/16 (Jom Pootersan)


Ithaqua – The Black Mass Sabbath Pulse (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Black Metal]

Though Ithaqua’s prior output has been of a distinctly Hellenic black metal style, “Walpurgis, The Flight of Spectral Witches” spices things up with some very interesting elements. The main riff itself could have been penned by Quorthon, and the added keys during the choruses lend the track a more melancholy, almost funereal atmosphere akin to doom metal. It’s a fun, mid-paced track that certainly has me interested in the other side of the The Black Mass Sabbath Pulse EP. FFO: Bathory, Rotting Christ, Varathon 4/30/16 (W.)


Discharge – End of Days (Nuclear Blast Records) [D-Beat]
Listen to “Hatebomb”

Discharge are one of the oldest hardcore punk bands around, and their stable, reliable brand of d-beat violence reminds us of a simpler time, a more pure time, a time when hoodlums were just trying to play faster and louder than each other with no end goal beyond sloppy extremity. As an embodiment of that ideal, “Hatebomb” does not disappoint. It is fast, catchy, irritable, and certain to have you moshing in your cubicle. FFO: Napalm Death, Disfear, Repulsion 4/29/16 (W.)

Kawir - Fath Sun - Mother Moon

Kawir – Father Sun Mother Moon (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Folk/Black Metal]
Listen to “Hail to the Three Shaped Goddess,” “Dionysus”

Kawir may not have made themselves as big a name as their compatriots of the Hellenic Black Metal scene like Rotting Christ or Varathron, but they’ve never dwindled, never faltering in their delivery. Right now they’re my favorite from the entire scene, and if the two already released tracks from Father Sun Mother Moon are any indication that isn’t about to change. “Dionysus” is filled with furious grandeur – hammering riffs meet a flute melody under Porphyrion’s devastating performance as he righteously takes his place on the mic back. “Hail to the Three Shaped Goddess” follows the same major lines – none the weaker – but with a darker, melodic undertone. Losing multiple members at once is always a difficult situation for a band, but Kawir seems to have triumphed. 4/29/16 (Karhu)


Mistur – In Memoriam (Karisma/Dark Essence Records) [Sognametal]
Listen to “Downfall”

It has been far too long since Mistur has graced us with a new album; their last one, Attende, came out in 2009, with naught but a single to tide us over in the interim. If you’re not already familiar with Sognametal, I highly recommend you read Randall’s excellent two-part primer on the microgenre. If you are, you already know what to expect; soaring leads over monster chords, a constantly flowing river of double bass, and vicious screams coupled with beautiful singing. “Downfall” sounds fantastic in every respect, and I have no doubt that the rest of In Memoriam will follow suit. 4/29/16 (Spear)

Abnormality – Mechanisms of Omniscience (Metal Blade Records) [Brutal Tech Death]
Listen to “Mechanisms of Omniscience”

Abrogation – Urstant (7hard Records) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Deine Wunden”

Bloody Blasphemy – Total Death Celebration (Via Nocturna) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Des Feindes Tod”

Circle of Shadows – Of Mercury Blood (Mortal Rite Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Emerging Grave Lands”

Clear Sky Nailstorm – The Inner Abyss (Bret Hard Records) [Thrash]

Crystal Pyramid – Enter the Beyond (Via Nocturna) [Doom]
Listen to “Voluntary Extinction Center”

Darkend – The Canticle of Shadows (Non Serviam Records) [Symphonic Black Metal]

Darkestrah – Turan (Osmose Productions) [Folk/Black Metal]

Dark Nightmare – Tortured Souls (Eat Metal Records) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Eternal Forest”

Demon Bell – Steel Sorcery EP (Mortal Rite Records) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Satanic Steel Rapist”

Dexter Ward – Rendezvous with Destiny (No Remorse Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “These Metal Wings”

Dö – Tuho (Independent) [Stoner/Doom]

Gorevent – Dull Punishment (Bloodcurdling Enterprise) [Brutal Death Metal]

Early Graves/Ringworm – Early Graves/Ringworm (split- Creator Destructor Records) [Grindcore/Hardcore]
Listen to “Revenge” (Early Graves), “Innocent Blood” (Ringworm)

Eternal Alchemist – Demon Summoning (Golden Age of Blasphemy/Worship Tapes) [Black Metal]

Fallujah – Dreamless (Nuclear Blast Records) [Atmospheric Tech Death]
Listen to “The Void Alone,” “Scar Queen,” “Abandon”

Farseer – Fall Before the Dawn (Independent) [Eldar Metal]
Listen to “Fall Before the Dawn”

Fister/Teeth – Fister/Teeth (split- Broken Limbs Recordings) [Sludge/SKRONK]

Genkaku Aria – 極凍メルヴェイユ (Independent) [Power Metal]

Germ – Escape (Prophecy Productions) [Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “I’ll Give Myself to the Wind”

Graveyard – …for Thine Is the Darkness (War Anthem Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “With Fear and Thirst”

Haken – Affinity (InsideOut Music) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Initiate”
Review/Analysis of the continuing evolution of progressive metal

Head of the Demon – Sathanas Trismigestos (Invictus Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Sathanas Tismigestos”

Hedonist – The Collapse (Consouling Agency) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “I Hedonist”

Homicidal Raptus – Erotomaniac Hallucinosis (Proguttural Production) [Brutal Death Metal]

Invocation – Seance Part. I (Godz ov War Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Emanations,” “Pendulum”

Kamara – Kahden maailman välissä (Independent) [Thrash/Melodeath]

Lathspell – Torn Cold Void (Wolfspell Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Beneath the Flaming Earth”

Lord Mantis – NTW (New Density) [Blackened Sludge]
Listen to “SIG Safer”

Mindshift – Horizon (Eclipse Records) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Horizon”

Moros Nyx – Revolution Street (Independent) [Speed/Power Metal]
Listen to “What Happens This Night,” “Child of the Dream”

Mountain Grave – Massive Structural Collapse (Horror Pain Gore Death) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Pursued By Wolves”

Nemesea – Uprise (Napalm Records) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Twilight”

Nuctemeron – Knights of Hell (Mortal Rite Records) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Black Speed Hell”

Φnality Blast – Abstract Games (Independent) [Power Metal]

Poverty’s No Crime – Spiral of Fear (InsideOut Music) [Prog Metal]

Qrixkuor – Three Devils Dance (Invictus Productions) [Death Metal]

Quercus – Heart with Bread (Independent) [Breadcore]
Listen to “A Canticle For The Pipe Organ”

Rokugen Alice – 前衛歌劇団 イデア座 ~人殺しヴィレッジ~ side:idea (Independent) [Power Metal]

Salem – Dark Days (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]

Savior from Anger – Temple of Judgment (Pure Steel Records) [Power/Thrash]

Schammasch – Triangle (Prosthetic Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Consensus,” “Metanoia”

Slaughterday – Laws of the Occult (FDA Rekotz) [Death Metal]

Sol Evil – Master of Ascendancy – Volume 3 (Independent) [Tuff Guy Black Metal]

Svarttjern – Dødsskrik (Soulseller Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Admiring Death”

The UnHuman Thorn – Sacro-Kvltus Dementis (Symbol of Domination) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Sacro-Kvltus Dementis”

Uttertomb – Sempiternal (Pulverised Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Excarnation”

Verdun – The Eternal Drift’s Canticles (Lost Pilgrims Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Self Inflicted Mutilation”

Vidargängr – A World That Has to Be Opposed (War Anthem Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Burning Abyss”

Visions of Atlantis – Old Routes – New Waters (Napalm Records) [Power Metal]

Witchthroat Serpent – Sang-Dragon (Deadlight Entertainment) [Doom]
Listen to “Siberian Mist,” “Into the Black Wood”

Did we forget a new release? Is there a way we could improve this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Mr. Mistur

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      *takes your broken chicken wings*

  • Lol. Never understood why Ithaqua use a drum machine. Shame because the Mystifier worship is strong with them. All well, so many other bands out there.

    • Dubs

      Hey, you get to hear all of that Qrixkuor album this week.

      • Shit, missed that. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Count_Breznak

    Unrelated: The login data of quite a few Spotify accounts popped up on pastebin. Guess there was either a successfull phishing-trip going on..or someone got hacked.

    • GIve me your names and passwords and I’ll make sure you’re not on the list!

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      It’s Steam and Ashley Madison 2: Electric Boogaloo

  • Eliza

    I listened to that Witchthroat Serpent a while ago. It’s pretty damn good.

    • Eliza

      I mistook the album listed here for their self-titled. Just ignore the previous statement.

  • Been on a big D-Beat kick lately, new Discharge ain’t bad.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe


  • nbm02ss

    Waking up to your debit card being jacked isn’t fun. At least the fuckers didn’t clean me out or I might have to miss Magrudergrind tonight.

    • Dubs


    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      That’s awful.

    • Elegant Gazing Globe


    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Best get that reported to the police and your bank ASAP. Police won’t do shit, most likely (as was the case when my roomy got her credit card stolen a couple months back), but it does back up your case with the bank in case there’s charges and purchases made on it. Most places require pin numbers with debit cards, but there’s plenty of places that don’t (convenience stores, like the one near me, NEVER ask for one). So yeah, you’d wanna get on that pronto.

      • nbm02ss

        It’s already handled; just venting.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Question: How does one use a card without pin?

        • Run it as credit, homie!


        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          Credit cards here don’t require a PIN as far as I know (I’ve never owned one, never will). 90% of the time, debit cards require a PIN, but some places will simply skip over that and accept the card as is.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Ah, I think it’s simply impossible to pay with a card without entering your pin here (never had a credit card either, so only 99,99% sure)

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            When my roomy’s card got stolen, whoever stole it racked up $3000 worth of purchases over a day and a half. Thankfully they resolved that quick, but it was a long, drawn out hassle. Why they don’t require PIN with a credit card is beyond me.

        • sweetooth0

          They have these tap an pay chips now, you just tap the machine and it debits without having to enter a pin. They set a max on those purchases, but to me that still seems super sketch.

  • Spear

    That Fister/Teeth split is gross, by the way.

  • One last comment from me, I know I’m drowning the comment section with my bullshit.

    Check out Nuke from Detroit. This band fucking kills! Great gritty sounding speed-metal featuring members from Shitfucker & Temple of Void. Can’t wait to see these maniacs in September.

    • Spear

      Their bandcamp address is something I think we can all get behind.

      Edit: also, this is p good

      • Haha! Fuck, didn’t even notice that. Perfect!!!

    • since when are you drowning the comments?

    • Dubs

      Don’t sweat. You’re entirely on point right now. Glad you’re digging Discharge.

  • hey you guise, Plebian Grandstand is rocket! i guess there’s a little GL in all of us.
    once again Fallujah has leaked too many tracks (last time they released 3 out of 9, prior to release). time to stop investigating and wait for the final product. #notrailersin2017

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Fallujah’s definite on my list of ones to check out and possibly buy, after I satisfy my J-Metal jonesing (including getting the new Galneryus, finally. I was wanting to hear the whole thing or most of it before buying, but I’ll toss the dice on this one).

  • Plebein Grandstand intensifies>>>>>>>>

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    Wow, if I would’ve known that Genkaku Aria was straight up weebified J-Metal before checking it out, I would’ve jumped straight to that one! Might end up breaking open the wallet for this bad boy.
    Might check out Visions Of Atlantis, even though hey haven’t had a decent album in more than a decade, and might check out Salem (didn’t even know they were still around).

    • Spear

      In that case, get on Rokugen Alice and Phinality Blast as well. Poppy J-power to the max.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Will do! Only problem with the Rokugen Alice link is that 99% of the page is in Japanese. I’ll fish around and see if I can find English links to their songs in a few, though.

        • Spear

          I recommend using Rikai to dig around.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Thanks. I figured out where their sound files are on their site in the meantime. Pretty good so far! Kinda like a slightly heavier Dragon Guardian (Joe’s personal favorite band, and the most epic Record Swap of all time).

          • Spear

            It’s not quite as ridiculous as Dragon Guardian, fortunately. I had a pretty hard time stomaching the one that Joe was subjected to, but their newest one sounded decent.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Lol, I actually felt bad for him on that one. I like em, but yeah, the weeb cheese factor is a lot, even more me. This coming from a guy who actually has the RWBY soundtrack and preordered a certain band that literally can’t be spoken here (CD was pretty meh, btw. Probably gonna end up giving it away).

          • Eliza

            RWBY IZ NOT ANIMU, U CASUAL!!!111!!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Hell if it isn’t! Only thing keeping it from being a full blown anime is the fact it was made in America.

    • i definitely enjoy your enthusiasm for J-Metal and related things, even though i do not enjoy them myself. [insert relevant Electric Six song]

    • Eliza

      The instrumentation is good, and the j-pop vocals aren’t as annoying as I expected.

  • Maik Beninton™
    • Dubs


      • gud expansion, Dubs.

      • Spear
        • this guy needs an entire article.

          • Spear

            I’m not sure a single article would be enough to sufficiently cover the roiling darkness burning in his soul.

            Join me next week in our new seven-part miniseries, “Swole Evil: On Darkness and Sweet Abs,” as we dive into the mind behind this introspective masterpiece and how he got so ripped!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            That guy needs a whole sub-section of TOH! Subjects include choosing the right baby oil for photoshoots, a dating service revolving around spotting people who are bench pressing, poems to yourself after looking in the mirror shirtless, etc.

        • Waynecro

          Vascularity ist krieg.

    • Spear

      You have to read the bio and lyrics for all his stuff, too. It’s golden for all the wrong reasons.

      • Maik Beninton™

        “The emotion, the passion inherent in the music that is ‘Master of Ascendancy’ is a look into my soul.” A modern poet.

        • This is some Viper level shit.


          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Who’s Viper? I’m guessing it’s not Andre Matos’ old band.

      • Man, he’s from the Satanic NecroGrimm Land of Riverside, California.

        Tubular Tropicalbitten Kingdoms.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        “In 2003 Raymond Shipley was found guilty of Anti-christian hate crime when he fired a gun at a Christian drug rehabilitation center. His involvement with Sol Evil was used as evidence in court. The band was therefore put to rest. ”

        WTF? “Your honor, these album covers of Sol Evil, all hot, chiseled, greasy and sculpted are proof of him being an anti-Christian danger to society. A beefy, dangerous slab of beef and steel that will surely strike again!”

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      So that’s what Right Said Fred is up to nowadays. #TooSexyForMyCatOhPussyCat

  • Eliza

    Quercus is really good if you have the time to listen to it.

  • I’m interested in: Mistur, Nemesea, Kawir, Discharge, Fallujah, Farseer and Itaqhua.

    Good work, mates!

    • Eliza

      I checked out the Nemesea song, and I thought it was pretty good, even though I’m not a fan of this style.

      • They’re cool guys. I enjoyed their first record and the guitar player answered me some opinions I left in their Fan Page. Very humble people.

  • Joaquin Stick

    Damn, I now have to finally stop laughing at all the kids on /r/progmetal that were wetting their pants waiting for the new Haken. Hopefully I have time to check out the Mistur later today, Randall did such a great job introducing that stuff.

  • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

    I forgot the new Discharge was already coming out. I must listen.


    It is not like it is my first week doing this… guh. Fallujah preordere-instensified.


  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Mailmanbro left something pretty awesome at my house for me to get home from school to.

    • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

      What was it?!?!

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        Excuse the shitty picture

        • Sometimes I take mine out just to look at it and bask in the arousal.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Cd or vinyl?

          • Cd. Still though.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Mine’s a cd as well, but it’s still awesome.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    You like black metal with riffs? You enjoy a great live show? Have you, perchance, ever felt drawn to Tsjuder?

    Do yourself a favor and play this new Svarttjern.

    • These riffs are good riffs.


    • Sounds tight. That section starting at 2:36 is jammin’!

    • sweetooth0

      cool, they’re at MDF this year. Looking forward to it!

      • Rob M

        Yeah, but theyre going to get a shitty time slot at the Rams Head. Probably right up against Paradise Lost

        • sweetooth0

          Luckily I’m not really crazy about Paradise Lost so not really an issue for me.

          • Rob M

            Thats cool then…wont know for sure until Friday when the running order finally comes out.

            Im thinking of bailing early myself to catch Demonic Christ

          • sweetooth0

            I’m eagerly awaiting that announcement, then I can make up my spreadsheet to show all of the overlaps and pick out my preferred schedule. I know they have a schedule thing they post, but I find my spreadsheet is a lot more clear about which bands are playing that the same time. It ended up being invaluable last year. Always end up jumping around venue to venue each day.

          • Rob M

            Same, I usually like to plan out things before hand (though that usually goes to shit when youre trying to heard 10 drunk metalheads towards various stages) so I know which bands Im going to bump

            Normally I use the one DC Heavy metal puts up because its usually up to date and easy to access with my phone

    • Rob M

      Solid band

    • not bad

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Fucking AKERCOCKE

  • brokensnow

    woo Graveyard.

  • brokensnow
  • Rob M

    Actually pretty pumped for that new Lathspell

    • Dubs

      I’ll check that out. The name at least had me interested.

      • Rob M

        Picked up Impious Incantations couple years ago, and thought it was pretty damn good

      • They have songs about Middle Earth? It sounds Tolkien-ish, right?.

        • Rob M

          Nope…occult black metal band, but youre right about the name being from Tolkien

        • any time link sees something about spells he gets excited

          • Jajajajaja!!

            My inner magic-user vibrates with ancestral laughter.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      For long have I championed them. They are a good.

  • Waynecro

    Plebeian Grandstand, Kawir, and Mistur are pretty sweet. I’m looking forward to hearing the entire new Fallujah as well. What I’ve heard so far is far more interesting than the band’s previous output.

  • nbm02ss

    Iron Bonehead really has some solid acts. Been jamming this all morning:

    • I need to check this out. Saw a bunch of hype going around for this release.