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Carsten Otterbach (1970-2018) Founding member of Morgoth and longtime Century Media A&R has died.

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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Music & Merch

Playlist Notes, Friday September 14, 2018 Happy new DEICIDE & ABHORRENCE day! Lots of pre-release stuff, too.

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.   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, who also helmed the MONSTROSITY album that just came out. Of particular note…

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Playlist Notes, Friday August 31, 2018 New songs from Unleashed, Entombed A.D., Aborted, Deicide, Krisiun, Monstrosity, Seige of Power and Voivod... Jesus!

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.   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 bit iffy on the last album (the music was great but the concept…

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Infestdead gets an anthology Dan Swano's death metal band gets a second life on vinyl.

Century Media have snuck out what appears to be a nice anthology for Infestdead, Dan Swano’s early ’90s death metal project. Remastered by Swano himself (naturally), Satanic Serenades is a 2xLP on 180g wax in a gatefold sleeve adorned in art by Gyula Havancsák (Annihilator,Destruction, Jungle Rot) in both traditional black and limited edition gold (100 copies).   The CD version of Satanic Serenades starts at $14 on Amazon right now.

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Articles

Unleashed “Where No Life Dwells” (1991)

1991; let the sink in for a moment. Fuck that was a long time ago. Like, pre-cell phone era, when people had “mobile phones” with batteries that could fry bacon or produce a cancerous brain tumor that whispered evil shit in the subconscious. It was so long ago, I was a wee grub of a collegiate human, feasting on the excrement of those higher up the academic food chain. The world was consumed with fear…

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