Rolling Metal 2019

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My favorite album of 2019 thus far! Okay, it's early...

Death Ritual
(Grimoire Records)

This Baltimore band reminds me if Matt Pike decided evolution was for nerds and kept on with the caveman doom of "The Art of Self Defense." Love the growlish vocals and guitars tuned to subterranean levels.

The band will be in Philly next month among other isolated northeast dates though they will evidently be playing SxSW in March.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 4 January 2019 14:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink


we should be hearing about new Baroness and Moon Tooth soon

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 4 January 2019 14:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Yatra record is OK, but I wish it was a little faster and the rhythm section swung a little better.

The German power/prog metal band Eternity's End (featuring ex-members of Necrophagist, Obscura, Alkaloid, Symphony X, etc.) have released their second album in Japan and South Korea, with a European release coming later this year. I reviewed it for Burning Ambulance.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 4 January 2019 14:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The only article I've seen about this so far is on Breitbart, so no link, but the NSBM label Elegy Records (based out of my home state in NJ, shamefully) is closing its doors because they were kicked off Paypal.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 15:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

late 2018 but i just noticed there's a new revenge single:

sounds like revenge, riyl revenge

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Sunday, 6 January 2019 22:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Brooklyn Vegan has a roundup of stuff that should be coming out this year

resident hack (Simon H.), Monday, 7 January 2019 16:02 (one week ago) Permalink

just in case you were wondering, Todd Jones from Nails is still determined to kill Metal Sucks for being mean to him

Folks, we are on the right track to taking these cowards down. And I have to say, we wouldn’t have come this far without your enthusiasm. This is not a “Nails” thing, this is not a “Todd Jones” thing. This all of us banding together and saying “no” and ending this shit.

— NAILS (@NAILStyranny) January 6, 2019

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:49 (one week ago) Permalink

another recent hit: threatening to beat up Slaves BC if they come to LA because they questioned his support of a USBM group accused of sexual assault.

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:52 (one week ago) Permalink

He also seems to be part of the conspiracy that it was Magrudergrind instead, as far as I can tell.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 23:22 (one week ago) Permalink

oh i saw him mention them but didn't know the context.

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Got an NSBM band kicked off Bandcamp today...I was going through "new arrivals" in metal and saw a couple of things by a band called Todesstrafe with extremely fashy cover art. I looked them up on metal-archives and sure enough their Lyrical Themes were "War, Europe, National Socialism." So I dropped Bandcamp support an email that said:

Hi! I just found this band when searching new metal releases:


According to, their lyrical themes are "War, Europe, National Socialism" and their art definitely has unsubtle fascist overtones. I don't know what Bandcamp's policy is on that kind of thing, but I thought you should know anyway.

Bandcamp just replied:

Thanks for letting us know. That account was indeed found in violation of our Terms of Use and has been removed from the site at this time.

They're on a Russian label called Barbatos Productions which puts out a bunch of other Nazi black metal acts. I'm idly curious how many more Barbatos acts have Bandcamp accounts, but I'm too busy to search right now.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Some old friends of mine put this out (mathy/thrashy/maybe kinda silly), idk sounds pretty sick to me:

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 11 January 2019 18:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Todd Jones is so much fun to troll

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 January 2019 18:35 (one week ago) Permalink

the name Todd Jones is so fuckin' metal

alpine static, Friday, 11 January 2019 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I like the newest Soilwork. they've continued to expand their sonic palette since The Ride Majestic, made up significantly for some of the dire shit they did on Figure Number Fire and afterwards.

Speed's screams still irritate me though. That throaty, phlegm drenched yell belongs in the ash-heap. his clean vocals remind me of Human League a little tho.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 January 2019 19:57 (one week ago) Permalink

a few days late to this but new Krallice ep is incredible

gman59, Sunday, 13 January 2019 05:19 (one week ago) Permalink

new Moon Tooth out 03/29

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:54 (four days ago) Permalink

Listening to ILX Listen: 2019

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:01 (four days ago) Permalink xp

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:31 (four days ago) Permalink

fucking sick

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:37 (four days ago) Permalink

ahhh there are HORNS!!

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:42 (four days ago) Permalink

That horn section rules

jmm, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:43 (four days ago) Permalink

album of the year

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:45 (four days ago) Permalink


then again I just listened to this six times

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:15 (four days ago) Permalink

Just got a press release that said that a musician who committed suicide "went to Hell by his own hands". Am I being too uptight thinking that was a pretty shitty way to put that?

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 18 January 2019 13:28 (two days ago) Permalink

It may be a positive implication in this context tbh.

pomenitul, Friday, 18 January 2019 13:32 (two days ago) Permalink

Yeah, in metalworld that's a humblebrag.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 18 January 2019 13:48 (two days ago) Permalink

love the solo piano interlude in the middle of this.

summervillain, Friday, 18 January 2019 20:01 (two days ago) Permalink

So Erik Rutan is replacing Pat O'Brien for the Cannibal Corpse tour which is definitely trading up.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 18 January 2019 23:29 (two days ago) Permalink

Fuck yea

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 18 January 2019 23:47 (two days ago) Permalink

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 19 January 2019 18:26 (yesterday) Permalink

I've heard decent things! Still wish we could've seen the Sion Sono vision, though

resident hack (Simon H.), Saturday, 19 January 2019 18:32 (yesterday) Permalink

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