Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Many of you know my brothers in Protest and have witnessed their mightiness and grandure (insert devil horns here). If you haven't yet, this Saturday is the perfect chance to do so (new drummer!). What some of you may not know is the grit and grind of Kill the Client, fronted by the ever angry Morgan with whom I shared vocal duties with in deadrightthere. It's been a while since we've had a chance to see the terror of KTC since Morgan moved to Austin. It will be good to see him and James and the boys rub your faces into the dirty concrete floor of The Red Blood Club. Don't feel like showing up..? DUMB!!!


Monday, March 26, 2007

Perfect (...from now on)

I went to Missouri to visit family back in 1997 and while I was there went to the radio station I used to work at to visit a friend. While I was there he hooked me up with some stuff he thought I would like, among some misc. Bowie promos was a CD by Built to Spill that I immediatly took a liking to. The CD's first track "Randy Described Eternity" features on of the most prolific and amazing descriptions of just how unfathomable the idea of eternity is. What's even more amazing about this album is how advanced the music is, like Pelican meets Supertramp...serioulsly!. One can hear the influence that Built to Spill has had on the metali-shoegazers of today.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Goat of Mendes

Nothing says "buy me" like Satan, suits and and naked woman being seduced by evil livestock. I'll admit I'd heard plenty about the 2001 Akercocke release The Goat of Mendes but until yesterday I'd not heard so much as one note from it. For a death metal album it's pretty well done and fairly encompassing. It starts with a pleasent little song called "Of Menstrual Blood and Semen", catchy huh? A pretty straight forward DM song but entertaining in it's own right. Second is "A Skin to Dance In". A post-goth-pseudo-techno blitz of satanic disaster that made me perk right up and take note...and that's just the first two songs. As I continue to listen I am reminded of a wave of different influences scattered from genre to genre and peppering the album throughout. Would I recommend The Goat of Mendes? Well I have to say, yes. If you come across it, give it a spin. If nothing else you have a great cover to stare at.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Happy (late) St. Patrick's Day

My dumbass got really busy Friday and I didn't post for the here you of the best reasons I have to brag about being Irish!!!


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bradley E. Delp
(06.12.51 - 03.09.07)

Buildings Sing to Squeak

Watch as Kenny "Squeak" Scolari (Dian Bachar) trips in this, the first Melvins video in 10 years for "The Talking Horse" from (a) Senile Animal. The video was directed by Behn Fannin.


Monday, March 12, 2007

North Tejas Magic(k) Spreading the Spells of Music

New spells from Tarot Productions. Layout design on the 726 and guest vox on Equimanthorn by Amyxul (aka, your host). Last is the Melechesh 7", above that is the much anticipated Divne Eve anthology and Goreaphobia 7". All titles coming soon from Tarot Productions.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Playlist 03.08.07

Blizzard Beasts was not my first exposure to Immortal, my first was Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism. Blizzard Beasts was a different animal altogether though owning more to a death metal sound akin to Morbid Angel on some of the tracks mixed within their signature "Immortal" sound. This was also the last album with Demonaz on guitar and was a good middle ground between the previous album Battles in the North and the follow up to Blizzard Beasts, At the Heart of Winter. Highlights include "Mountains of Might", "Nebular Ravens Winter" and "Frostdemonstorm". The End records have just re-issued Immortal's back catalog which has made them all the more easy to obtain but if you are a true collector, jump on Ebay and find the Osmose versions.

IMMORTAL - Blizzard Beasts
ENSLAVED - Vikingligr Veldi
IN FORMATION - A Tribute to Throbbing Gristle
EYEHATEGOD - Southern Discomfort
MARK D - The Silent Treatment
EARTH - Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions
REPULSION - Horrorfied


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A Nod to Seldon Hunt

I remember the first time I was exposed to the art of Seldon Hunt. It was the cover of the Neurosis album A Sun that Never Sets and I remember being taken by the intricate and unique nature of the work he had done. In the years since then, Seldon has done work in many forms for many of the bands that I know and love including ISIS, Pelican, Lotus Eaters, House of Low Culture, Khanate, the Melvins, and that's just to name a few. Seldon is rich with talent in many fields including writing and film-making and is most definately a true artist. Click on the pics or take the link to your right and take a look at some brilliant art from down under. Special thanks to Seldon himself for being so courtious and helpful and for letting me re-post some of his work.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Always in Austin...Never in Dallas

Wouldn't it just have to figure..? I mean I know it's SXSW and all...but man...why can't we get a show like this one in Dallas? I'll tell you why...Dallas is being overrun by the yuppie corporate suit and tie guys. If you happen to be at SXSW this year...go see this Melvins show with Pelican and Boris...what a great line up.


Thursday, March 01, 2007

Playlist 03.01.07

Atomsmasher is like the 50th release I've gotten my hands on that involves James Plotkin. Like listening to OLD through a midi on fast-forward, Atomsmasher, (Plotkin along with Dave Witte and DJ Speedranch) is nothing short of what the soundtrack to World War III would be if the composers had never worked in any field other than video games. This first release came in a beautiful digi-pack and has art that you would expect from a James Plotkin album with a layout design and logo courtesy of Sir Aaron Turner. The band has since changed it's name to Phantomsmasher and moved from Hydra Head to Ipecac but the therory and practice are still the same.

ATOMSMASHER - Atomsmasher
KHANATE - Capture & Release
TYRANNY OF SHAW - Stars in Camouflage
CULT OF LUNA - Salvation
PUNGENT STENCH - For God Your Soul...For Me Your Flesh
REPULSION - Horrified
MY DYING BRIDE - Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera
diSEMBOWELMENT - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
EYEHATEGOD - Confederacy of Ruined Lives
SODOM - Expurse Of Sodomy
STRIBORG - Embittered Darkness/Isles de Morts
AGNOSTIC FRONT - Victim in Pain
BORIS - Flood