Toilet ov Hell Radio Ep. 7: Randall’s Return

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In this episode of Radio Toilet ov Hell, Joe and Randall discuss creepy venues in remote areas, whether or not Sleep is overrated, and how much Joe sucks at Dark Souls. This week features music from Kids Having Kids, Maleficence, Octopede, Cadaveric Fumes, and Ghosts of Sailors at Sea.

Music featured in this program:

Kids Having Kids – “Unmake the Maker” from Shitstorm Armageddon (Facebook)(Bandcamp)
Maleficence – “Pyre of Penitence” from Realms of Mortification out May 6th on Blood Harvest (Preorder)(Facebook)(Mini-review)
Octopede – “Blister” from a split tape release with Straya, more.is.more., and Sex Problem (Facebook)(Bandcamp)
Cadaveric Fumes – “Crepuscular Journey” from Dimensions Obscure (Facebook)(Bandcamp)(Review)
Ghosts of Sailors at Sea – “Mary Celeste” from Red Sky Morning (Facebook)(Bandcamp)

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  • I knew I forgot something. Here’s An Atomic Whirl https://anatomicwhirl.bandcamp.com/

    • Eliza

      I love that, thanks!

  • Joe, I told you I’d help you, this is the greatest build of all time

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyA8odjCzZ4

  • Eliza

    That Kids Having Kids ep is far too short.

  • Dubs
  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    Here’s how you do it, Joe:
    Get a Black Knight weapon, if you don’t drop any, uninstall Hearthstone and get the Gravelord Greatsword (you can get it right at the start, through possibly hours of pain and failed jumps, google it).
    Get the Elite Knight Armor and Grass Crest shield. You can get them after you find the Blacksmith’s bonfire, google that too.
    Upgrade those sons of bitches and level Strength, Endurance, and Vitality.
    Proceed to win the game, if you have any problems at all before the Crystal Dragon cunt, you’re the problem.

    • I really should have looked up like ANY information about the game before playing it. I haven’t found any cool weapons or armor. Just killed the Moth bastard my last gaming session.

      • It’s good to have the Wikidot page open for info, given that there’s tons of it and the game doesn’t tell you shit, but the best advice I think you can give for Dark Souls is to be patient. Don’t try and rush anything. Don’t let the bosses intimidate you, stand back and learn their attack patterns, find that place behind them or at their feet where their big swings don’t hit.

        • fextralife >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • One of those, yeah.

          • I was mixed until Bloodborne, and Fextralife dominated that game so bad that I can’t even be bothered to waste time on the other sites

          • I find the pages there don’t display very well on my smartphone the few times I’ve used it.

          • ah, that could be an issue. I have my macbook open to my side when I need to use it. Until I actually beat DS3 though, nothing.

          • No guides whatsoever?

          • oh occasionally. someone in the dank souls group spoiled how to get the zwei. I’ve also learned that i’ve basically screwed up every single questline.

          • That’s exactly why I use guides. I didn’t know you could turn boss souls into weapons, or that if you didn’t do X then Y NPC would die and I’d spend the whole playthrough regretting it.

          • Well I know I’m going to spend a few more playthroughs and get all the achievements if I can, so that’s not really an issue for me. It’s how I play most games anyway. First run is blind, second run is glued to a guide

      • You should have the best armor set in the game now (elite knight set). At least you have access to it.

        As for weapons, you’ve had a few cool ones in your reach up to this point, including the ultra mega best weapon ever, the zweihander.

    • Dude, no skips for Joey on his first playthrough.

      He must endure blighttown. It is a rite of passage. One may not git gud by skipping it.

      http://static.fjcdn.com/gifs/Dark+souls+in+a+nutshell_e91a86_3974198.gif

  • We kinda ran outta time this week, but that Ghosts of Sailors at Sea is really a cool listen. Good study/work music for sure.

  • Speaking of Dark Souls, I actually picked the first game up again after neglecting it for years. After a really, really bad start it’s going smoothly again. Strength build with a +5 Black Knight Sword. I ended up beating Seathe the Scaleless, Demon Firesage, and Centipede Demon all in one go over the weekend. Looking to take on the Ceaseless Discharge, Gravelord Nito, Four Kings and the Bed of Chaos next.

    Bit disappointed my Dragon Greatsword is still getting outperformed by the Black Knight Sword, though…

    • How the hell did you get to the Centipede Demon without taking on Ceaseless Discharge? Did you donate 30 humanity to my waifu?

      • EsusMoose

        It shouldn’t be possible as CD is the gatekeeper to going any further in that area

      • I’m not sure, I might have beaten him 5 years ago, actually. I got it when it first came out and played it til Skyrim released, and, well, y’know how Skyrim sessions go…

        • Dark Souls murdered skyrim for me, I can’t have fun with those games anymore

          • I can. Making progress in Dark Souls gives me a satisfaction few games can, but it’s a draining, demanding process. Often times I just want an escape.

          • Dark Souls is my escape, because apparently I find the thought of extinguishing the flame once and for all and dying countless times to get there comforting against the normal every day life grind

            (Yes I know the flame will never die)

          • EsusMoose

            I find murdering other people in pvp while they try to get to a boss is a rewarding experience unmatched by other games

          • Oh, you BASTARD.

          • EsusMoose

            It’s the only way to fill the holes made by other people who did it to me.

          • You’re supposed to sunbro out!

          • EsusMoose

            Can’t 100% without invading

          • Spear

            Really, though, were you actually ever having fun with them to begin with?

          • it was not true fun, for i did not know what fun truly was

    • EsusMoose

      Also BK halberd >>>>>>>BK sword

  • Dubs

    It was Ragehammer.

  • Dubs

    Holy Mountain > Dopesmoker.

    • UPVOTED.

      • Link,

        A good buddy of mine just had a son. They named him… *wait for it*….

        LINK.

        GL

        • UPVOTED.

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          I read something a while back that one of the nutcases from ‘Teen Mom’ actually named her kid Ganon.

      • A.P.

        Look, it is, but at least we can all agree that Dopesmoker>>>>Jerusalem. And also when it comes to influence, Holy Mountain would have been a legendary record no matter what, but Dopesmoker made them FUCKING SLEEP. Right?

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I don’t want to agree with this but I must. Dopesmoker is a great album but Holy Mountain is a little better.

    • Where does Dio fit into this relationship. I do not seem them in there anywhere….

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Dream Evil>Holy Diver>Last In Line>Sacred Heart

    • Möthër Shäbübü

      sleep (as in the body function) > Sleep

  • Eliza

    Overrated or not, I still like Sleep.

    • Randall is correct, I have the attention span of a goldfish. Sleep is just not a band I can fully enjoy.

      • Eliza

        No problem if don’t like them, I get why someone couldn’t get into them. It took me quite a lot of listens to appreciate their music, and I can’t even say that I love them or anything like that.

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          I hated Holy Mountain when I first bought it in ’98, and kept thinking they were the biggest Black Sabbath ripoff on the planet. It wasn’t until several years later that I got into them, after my best friend mentioned them.

  • Continue with this quest, Warriors!!!

    Hails!

  • **Off-topic**

    Stupid time-zone change. I thought it was lunch time at work and I’ve already passed 40 minutes ._.)

  • Ghosts of Sailors at Sea was pgood.

    I really enjoyed the new If These Trees Could Talk song from the other day, too.

    Post rock treats me right, at times.

    • brokensnow

      ITTCT were great when they opened for Cloudkicker.

      • Where did you see that show?

        • brokensnow

          Cleveland Agora. they were a surprise opener. got signed like 4 or 5 months later.

          • Where abouts are you from?

            GL

          • brokensnow

            45 mins outside of canton, Alliance if you know where that is.

          • Nice! I have been around the area before. I am about 45 min northwest of Dayton.

          • brokensnow

            That sir, is a mighty drive to see a show.

          • I am bummed that so many shows go through Cleveland. Cincinnati is terrible for shows and Cleveland is too far. Hell, Detroit is closely than Cleveland.

            Need to keep my eyes open for ITTCT to come through Dayton. They have in the past, but I was snoozing on it.

          • brokensnow

            Yep, Akron natives. Didnt know they were from ohio until that show, lol

          • I really really dig their Red Forest LP.

            Like 12/10/wouldmeltsteelbeams

          • brokensnow

            Fantastic album.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Dunno if it’s changed, but back when I was living near Cinci, Bogart’s was pretty much the only deal in town for metal shows.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Dayton wasn’t too far from where I (partly) grew up (Campbell County, KY). Me and the family would go there now and then to King’s Island.

    • tertius_decimus

      GL, wouldn’t be this too naive to ask for something in the vein of Japanese Mono? This band is the music genre on their own, granted, but maybe there’s another band which does such sophisticated and emotionaly deep composing work?

      • I have never listened to Mono before. Sounds pretty so far though!

        As far as other bands, I guess I am not sure. I am not that knowledgeable with regards to post rock bands. I do like what like I know, though.

        Nice to see you around, friend! How are things??

        • tertius_decimus

          Really? How haven’t you listened to Mono before? I’m not knowledgeable about post rock, but in my very-very subjective and biased opinion, this band sands whole genre to the dust.

          Listen.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBQ1NWPb2Ro

          Still didn’t recover after break up with my ex. Pretty hurts. This aside, things are constantly getting better.

          How are you?

          • Dude, I am loving Mono. Fine recommendation!

            Love is a funny thing man. Hang in there! Hopefully time can help ease things…

            Things are well on my end. Spring is finally here. The trees are green and the weather is great!

          • tertius_decimus

            What’s ugly in my situation is that there’s another opportunity to create nice relationship with another girl. But with ex in mind, I’m sure I’ll do many bad things to my new friend. Subconsciously or not — it’s better not to start new relationship unrecovered. I’m feeling placed between the hammer and the anvil now.

  • brokensnow

    So,uh…. Amon Amarth was really good last night and Ex Mortis killed their Moonlight Sonata…and Entombed AD…..existed. Great show all around.

    • I was listening new Entombed A.D. this morning. I give it a 3 happy stickers for effort.

      • brokensnow

        It was really depressing. Its a testament to what happens if you dont take care of yourself, your band, or your music.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      I’ve heard two songs of Entombed AD, and quickly forgot about it. How the mighty have fallen, but at least we have Entrails to carry the black n roll Entombed worship for them.

      • brokensnow

        Left hand path and Wolverine blues still slay.

  • Spear

    Digging that Cadaveric Fumes tune so far.

    • Eliza

      Some doomy death metal, it’s really good.

      • Lacertilian

        Contrary to what Randall said, I have been listening to it the EP a lot over the last 2 months and haven’t heard a strong doomy connection at all really.
        Just interesting DM with a really organic tone.

        • Eliza

          I thought that the way the riffs sounded was pretty similar to doom riffs, but I may be wrong. It definitely is death.

          • Lacertilian

            I guess the slower part in the intro could be construed as doomy, could also be that my perception of what constitutes the typical ‘doom’ sound is slightly different from the norm. Either way, I’m glad that a bunch of people are getting on board with this EP. It’s a great release!

          • Eliza

            It really is! I at least like it.

  • Joaquin Stick

    Octopede is dope. I miss the little pumpkin.

    • HessianHunter

      Thanx, dawg, I miss you nerds too :'(

      • RIGHT ON CUE

        • HessianHunter

          I LIKE ATTENTION

      • Dubs

        That track was rad, dude.

        • HessianHunter

          Eeeeeeeee <3

      • It’s been so long. Soon you’ll be a man in a pumpkin costume.

  • HessianHunter

    Thanks a whole bunch for the love, Joe n’ Randall. What Joe said really isn’t an exaggeration – quite literally all of my free time these days goes to Octopede practice and booking shows. I hereby solemnly swear to slack off more at work so I can write for TovH on the boss’s dime https://memecrunch.com/meme/ARZYA/boss-makes-a-dollar-i-make-a-dime/image.gif?w=400&c=1

  • Waynecro

    Thanks for another great radio show, bros! It’s nice having something to look forward to on Mondays.

    • A.P.

      It really does make my whole week. I had no idea how to feel about it, just because I don’t think I’d know how to handle a radio show, myself, but this has become something invaluable, an important aspect of the blog just a month and a half in.

      • Waynecro

        Seriously. The TovH radio show is pretty much the only thing that makes getting out of bed on Monday even remotely tolerable.

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    It most likely wouldn’t be possible, but it’d be awesome having Link on the show! In the meantime, let us celebrate the triumphant and weeby return return of our resident power metal champion!

    • tertius_decimus

      I second this idea. His Spanglish will add alot into equation. 🙂 Really, love the idea.

    • A.P.

      This would be a really significant contribution. Even as a one-time thing.

  • A.P.

    YES JOE, WE DO LOVE SLEEP’S HOLY MOUNTAIN UNIRONICALLY. >:c

  • tertius_decimus

    Listened ToH podcast for the first time. You know, it’s nice that the atmosphere is kinda home-like. All these “official” or “professional” (call whatever you like) podcasts are forced. Thank you, Joe and Randall, for what you do.

    • A.P.

      You’re exactly right- it’s just like everything else on this blog to me and is just “comfortable.” It’s honestly just a couple of dudes that love metal and like to talk about it doing exactly that as far as I can tell. What could be more wonderful?

      • tertius_decimus

        Cosigned, I love such laid back, natural attitude.

        • A.P.

          As far as I can tell, this blog’s existence was a response to Metal Sucks being shit in all the ways any literal sell-out (if you’ll pardon my French) entity can be. Their hearts haven’t been in it for years and they monitized the shit out of their platform and that’s kind of anti-everything that is meaningful about either this music or this community. The people and discourse are what keep me here, but what got me started was the absolutely disdainful statement this blog’s existence made in the first place.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            When TOH first started out, it seemed that MS was the biggest game in town when it came to metal blogs. Now it’s thankfully the opposite, where TOH seems to be in at least the top 5 as far as traffic, and MS is pretty much dead in the water at this point. I think MS’s reputation of being the Reddit of the metal world (in the worst way possible) has finally caught up to them.

          • A.P.

            I don’t pay any attention to them anymore but I hope and trust that you’re right. I got involved in TovH 1 1/2 months in to its life and just didn’t turn back, so all I can say is that I hope that thing is floundering and that this one continues to prosper. I care deeply about it and the people involved with it, honestly.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I still jump over there every once in a while and their comment sections are worse than youtube. Everything is racist, antisemitic, misogynistic mouthbreather garbage. *flush*

          • A.P.

            Does riotact666 even exist anymore?

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            He goes under the name JoeThrashnkill nowadays.

          • A.P.

            LIES

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Lol, it’s a joke from a while back. He explained where the TOH name came from and I kept thinking “Could he be THE Riotact666?! The one they still talk about on Blabbermouth to this day, even after his comments got erased in the grand rehaul of the site?”.

          • A.P.

            Ah, I was homeless for a lot of this site’s genesis and therefore missed a lot of Disqus-oriented jokes, I only caught the articles for quite some time.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Yikes! Hopefully your living situation has gotten a lot better in the meantime.

          • tertius_decimus

            That’s some rough shit you went through. How’s your current state?

          • A.P.

            Oh, man, it was worse than I care to admit here, because I had a few other things going on at the time, as well, but I’m very proud to say that I recovered some from personal issues, got rid of some people in my life that clearly didn’t need to be a part of it, and incorporated some that I’m much better off for having with me. These days I live with a more-than-acceptable standard of living with a partner I know I can trust and wants the best for me. It’s not perfect, but I probably would not be here to talk to any of you if I hadn’t made the changes I did when I did, let’s just say.

          • tertius_decimus

            If one wants to change, he changes. Your story shows this little truth in an unquestionable way. Whatever lows you’ve endured, you’ve got truly strong character. Sheer respect!

          • A.P.

            Thanks for asking, though. It means a lot for you to show the interest.

          • tertius_decimus

            Empathy and compassion. The least common features in modern society. I have these in abundance, because on my side life has no mercy as well.

            There are many simple things people do not understand until they trap into some rough meatgrinder.

          • A.P.

            I knew the whole *FLUSH* thing came from riotact, thus my question, I just didn’t know the part about Joe being considered a candidate. I was pretty sure we all came to the conclusion that riotact was SE Asian.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Lol, I would say JJD, but he was probably 8 or 9 years old during the glory days of Riotact666. I loved how that guy riled up the elitists on Blabbermouth, and became one of the most clever anti-trolls ever to hit the net.

          • A.P.

            Interesting how our little metal blogosphere, if you will, had/has/attracts(perhaps?) such distinct, compelling and interesting personalities, isn’t it?

          • CyberneticOrganism

            No idea, although I really do miss Drex.

          • tertius_decimus

            Has anyone seen M Shadows recently?

          • A.P.

            I thought him and the reposter were the same guy and I have seen him kind-of-lately. I mean, what about DAVID DRAIMAN? They were all shitposters in the same vein in my eyes.

          • tertius_decimus

            LOL.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Yup, hence the Reddit comparison.

          • tertius_decimus

            Yes, you’re right on ToH being the Metalsucks spin-off. I was there since the very beginning, but since my English leaves much to be desired, I don’t contribute most of the time into toilet bowl.

            As in every activity, human image is on the front. Hypocrisy, trolling, shit throwing, inability to listen and to get different point of view — and many other social diseases turn myself off from contribution at Metalsucks. It’s just weird feeling to be surrounded by shitty people and be the part of the serpentarium.

            This being said, people in the Toilet are simply the best in whole Internet. Bar none. I feel strong empathy here and slightly shameful for I can’t express myself most of the time due to language barrier. Still, I do feel for everyone in “bad” section of Flush it Friday series, even though I don’t type responses often.

          • A.P.

            Ah, man, I’m a native English speaker but I still feel the same way for the most part. I promise your contributions would be valued regardless of that barrier and hope that you will give us more of your perspective in the future. I can’t exactly relate to you on that level, but there’s one thing I know we agree on- these are just some of the best humans available on the internet and I know that I and they will do their best to understand, relate and communicate with you in a meaningful fashion. I hope we get to talk more and that I see more of your presence.

  • Óðinn

    Good work Joe and Randall. Look’s like Randall is not the only one who has returned…

    http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5726b3c2dd0895be568b4720-2552-1422/jon-snow-resurrected.png