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Carsten Otterbach (1970-2018)

My first memory of Morgoth is reading a lukewarm review of Cursed that said something like “the songs aren’t so much songs as compositions, like Mozart throwing around baby blocks — 3 stars.” That sounded right up my alley, so a few years later I bought Odium on cassette and that was it. The intensity of Marc Grewe’s vocal performance and clarity of the mix hit me first, but it was the guitar tones and strangeness of…

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Playlist Notes, Friday Nov 30, 2018

The Playlists Pick your poison and don’t forget to add it to your library. We update the playlist as new stuff comes out. [otw_shortcode_button href=”https://apple.co/2PiEx3e” size=”medium” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-red”]Apple Music[/otw_shortcode_button]   [otw_shortcode_button href=”https://spoti.fi/2C1ixZ0″ size=”medium” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-green”]Spotify[/otw_shortcode_button] What’s New Sad news this week about the passing of Erik Lindmark, founder of DEEDS OF FLESH and Unique Leader Records. We’re going to open and close procedings with some old and recent Deeds of Flesh and fill…

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Erik Lindmark (1972-2018)

Bummed to share this update from Unique Leader Records: It is with great sadness that we must announce that our CEO & Founder, Erik Lindmark, passed away today after battling with Cirrhosis. The indelible mark he has left on the Death Metal genre is monumental, both as a business man and as a musician. After building this label from scratch with his Deeds bandmates, Erik took Unique Leader to a level he had never expected…

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Relapse reissue Suffocation classics

Despise the Sun Available on vinyl for the first time in over 12 years! Pressing Info 900 x Black Standard Gram 100 x Black Inside Blood Red with Black, Red and Bone White Splatter Standard Gram *Relapse.com Exclusive* Includes digital download One of the most crushing releases in the brutal Death Metal legends’ catalog back on vinyl for the first time in over a decade! Cut at 45 RPM, with revised and reinterpreted artwork by…

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Decibel announce 2019 tour lineup & dates

Damn, this is amazing. Not a whiff of metalcore or djent this time around and Trey’s even promising to play some Vincent-era tunes. Note that it’s CANNIBAL CORPSE and MORBID ANGEL coheadlining until the last week when Cannibal drops off and IMMOLATION comes on board as direct support. NECROT and BLOOD INCANTATION are on board for the endurance. Press Release The lineup for the 2019 Decibel Magazine Tour once again breaks new ground, as legendary death metallers Cannibal…

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Playlist Notes, Friday Nov 21, 2018

The Playlists Pick your poison and don’t forget to add it to your library. We update the playlist as new stuff comes out. [otw_shortcode_button href=”https://apple.co/2PiEx3e” size=”medium” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-red”]Apple Music[/otw_shortcode_button]   [otw_shortcode_button href=”https://spoti.fi/2C1ixZ0″ size=”medium” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-green”]Spotify[/otw_shortcode_button] What’s New This week we’ve got tracks from the five big albums that came out since last time, a couple noteworthy pre-releases and a few oddball inclusions to keep it spicy. VENOM, “Bring Out Your Dead” (Pre-Release) — Cronos…

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Playlist Notes, Friday September 14, 2018

The Playlists Pick your poison and don’t forget to add it to your library. I’ll keep updating the same playlist as new stuff comes out. [otw_shortcode_button href=”https://apple.co/2PiEx3e” size=”medium” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-red”]Apple Music[/otw_shortcode_button]   [otw_shortcode_button href=”https://spoti.fi/2C1ixZ0″ size=”medium” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-green”]Spotify[/otw_shortcode_button] What’s New Bunch of new stuff this week: DEICIDE, “One With Satan” — Lead track from Overtures of Blasphemy, out now on Century Media. Really liking this album. Solid, catchy tunes & punchy production from Jason Suecof,…

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Playlist Notes, Friday August 31, 2018

The Playlists Pick your poison and don’t forget to add it to your library. I’ll keep updating the same playlist as new stuff comes out. [otw_shortcode_button href=”https://apple.co/2PiEx3e” size=”medium” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-red”]Apple Music[/otw_shortcode_button]   [otw_shortcode_button href=”https://spoti.fi/2C1ixZ0″ size=”medium” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-green”]Spotify[/otw_shortcode_button] What’s New I didn’t make any updates to the playlist the last couple weeks because nothing new was out. Today is quite a different story: UNLEASHED, “Lead Us Into War” — Holy smokes. I was a…

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Ola Lindgren remixes Derketa

Got this email from DERKETA today: Thank you for checking us out on Bandcamp! I wanted to let you all know that I have updated our Bandcamp site with our remixed version of the In Death We Meet album. If you are not aware, we had the album remixed by Ola Lindgren from the band GRAVE. For those who have already downloaded the original version, you are able to download this version for free in addition…

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More details about the new Cancer album

  More details on the new CANCER album, Shadow Gripped. The big news for me is it was produced by SIMON EFEMY (Foel Studios). Simon also produced and engineered Cancer’s Sins of Mankind (1993) and Black Vanity (1995), as well as all of PARADISE LOST’s classics, CROWBAR’s Broken Glass, NAPALM DEATH’s comeback albums and many more. His involvement bodes well for a big, clean production. Also learned that Anders Nyström of BLOODBATH put in a guest appearance. Formats: Black vinyl Red…

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