Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Playlist 12.24.08 [Solis Invicti Edition]

DEATHSPELL OMEGA - Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum and Mass Grave Aesthetics
THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES - Easter and Tail Swallower and Dove
TOM WAITS - Blood Money, The Black Rider and Franks Wild Years

Moving Pictures:
Fringe, eXistenZ, Martian Child

Written Word:
Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness by Hunter S. Thompson


Friday, December 19, 2008

Everyone's doing it, why can't we?

Amyxul (Eye)

Best album: Vertebrae by Enslaved (I'm going off of sheer number of times I've listened and re-listened)

Runner's up include: Meanderthal by Torche, Tail Swallower and Dove by These Arms Are Snakes, Life... The Best Game in Town by Harvey Milk and What You Don't Know is Frontier by Asva (I'm sure I've missed a ton but...)

Best Re-issue: Burning Witch - Crippled Lucifer (Seven Psalms For Our Lord Of Light)

Best "Vinyl Only" Release: SUNN 0))) - Dømkirke

Best Blog: Thee Claw (UKvlt!)

Best Mail Order: Anything and everything from

The Worst Mail Order: Southern Lord (Hands down the highest prices for having such colossally bad customer service)

Best Band Reunion: Eye (naturally... even though it's really a DRT reunion)

Runner Up: My Bloody Valentine

Most Anticipated Albums of 2009: Absu by Absu, Void by Craft, and new albums by Immortal and Yob.

As mentioned, I've probably missed a LOT, but you know, it's only a list...

Proscriptor (Absu)

Best album: Diagonal - Diagonal

Runner's up include:
Enslaved – Vertebrae
Jex Thoth – Jex Thoth
Blood Ceremony – Blood Ceremony
Eliminator – Breaking the Wheel
Toxic Holocaust – An Overdose of Death
Uriah Heep – Wake the Sleeper
Aura Noir – Hades Rise

Best Re-issue:
Genesis – 1970-1975 Box Set
Magma – Studio Zünd Box Set
Deathrow – Satan’s Gift/Riders of Doom vs. Raging Steel

Best "Vinyl Only" Release: Melechesh - The Siege of Lachish PIC EP (Tarot Productions)

Best Blog: TorqueZine (Where else, mortal?)

Best Mail Order: Anything and everything from (I will agree with Amyxul here)

The Worst Mail Order: Agonia Records (and, worst label as well)

Best Band Reunion: Beherit (if it is true)

Runner Up: Sacrifice vs. Bulldozer

Most Anticipated Albums of 2009: Absu by Absu (Yes, I can say it damn it!)


Tail Swallower and Dove

One of the best albums of 2008 (that I am waiting on actually) These Arms Are Snakes just deliver EVERY TIME!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Survival of the Sickest

To coincide with the album's 20th anniversary, Peaceville Records will release a special two-disc edition of Severed Survival on February 23, 2009.

It will include rare rehearsal and live material for a bonus disc as well as demo versions of two songs — "Mauled to Death" and "Human Genocide" — which did not make the final cut on the original album.

Also featured in the package is a booklet with notes by the band themselves, detailing the history of Autopsy's early years, with rare photos and images.

The reissue will also include two new Autopsy tracks which were recorded in September 2008, and will be included on the reissues second disc.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Playlist 12.10.08 at 13,000+

TorqueZine surpassed 13,000 hits a while back and I want to thank everyone who's been stopping by, contributing, leaving feedback, etc.

Uber-Hails to Russ "Guv" Givens (another Empire backfire!), Patchie, The Skum and SJW from Thee Claw (UKvlt!), J. Burris and J. French from P.Rotest (Texas Thrash Machine indeed!), Mark from Decibel, Brian Walsby, Dave and Earsplit Promotions (yes, I would love for you to start sending again :), Justin Bartlett (JSTNistheRobots), EYE: Stumpy, Dave and Trip. And my dad, Kim Amyx (pictured) for instilling in me my passion for all things in the world of music!

Warm hellos to Laura Marie, my friends and family in Missouri (thanks for the Bonfire!!!) and a very special congratulations to Jeff and Sasha Demel on their recent nuptials!!! May you have a long, happy life together!

Currently being spun:

SABBAT - History of a Time to Come
KYLESA - Time will Fuse its Worth and No Ending/A 100º Heat Index
SikTh - Death of a Dead Day
DAVID BOWIE - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
CARNIVORE - Retaliation
JESU - Why Are We Not Perfect?
ENSLAVED - Vertebrae
TOM WAITS - Swordfishtrombones

Currently being read:

The Joke's Over by Ralph Steadman

Currently being viewed:

The Drinky Crow Show
, Superjail!, Worst Week, The Big Band Theory, Crusoe, OZ (season 2) and am VERY much looking forward to next year for new episodes of Burn Notice and the final episodes of BSG.

See you at 15,000, MUSIC OR DIE!!!


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

2008 vs. 2009


Monday, December 08, 2008

Unwritten Pages Now Forever Blank


Friday, December 05, 2008



Thursday, December 04, 2008

A Slatanic New Year